Call for Artist Entries: Interior Mural at the historic Post Office at 113 E 8th St, Georgetown, TX
CITY POST CHOPHOUSE invites artist design entries for a unique mural project at the historic Post Office located at 113 E. 8th St. in beautiful downtown Georgetown, Texas. The selected artist will design and install the mural on an interior plaster wall of the building in the original Postmaster’s office, now the City Post market.
CALL OPENS: August 15, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 16, 2022
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project is inspired by post office murals originally commissioned by the U.S. Government as part of the New Deal in the 1930s. While the post office in Georgetown was not one of the 69 Federal buildings in Texas to receive artist installations, City Post would like to pay homage to the roots of the building during this period in American history with an original mural that honors that legacy and enhances the present use of the building. The wall chosen for the mural provides an opportunity for the public to view the installation and learn more about this facet of history.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Each artist may submit up to three (3) unique designs for consideration. Please send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to include:
- Contact information
- Full Name, address, telephone number, e-mail address
- Concept statement for the proposed design
- Image(s) of the proposed design
- Artist may submit up to five (5) images to communicate their proposed design(s)
- Previous relevant experience with murals and/or other large-format art installations
ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is open to all professional artists over the age of 18 who live/work in Central Texas.
BUDGET: The artist selected to install the mural, will be paid an artist stipend of $3,500 which includes the cost of materials and equipment necessary to install the mural. The selected artist will be responsible for their own travel costs, housing, and personal liability insurance.
INSTALLATION DATE: The mural is expected to be completed by November 15, 2022.
APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted at email@example.com from August 15 – September 16, 2022. No application fee is required.
SELECTION: From the entries submitted by the deadline, the City Post selection committee – which includes a member of the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board – will create a short list of candidates with whom we will hold discussions. From that list, one artist will be awarded a commission for the mural design and installation. Artists will be notified of the final selection by October 7, 2022.
QUESTIONS: Contact Administrative Manager Kristina Wagner Moore directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NOTE: Applications/submissions should be sent to email@example.com
Click here for full submission guidelines: Call for Artist Entries_City Post Chophouse