San Marcos Mural Arts Committee: Call for Artists

San Marcos Mural Arts Committee: Call for Artists

Request for Proposals 

City of San Marcos Community Services - Parks and Recreation San Marcos Mural Arts Committee 630 E. Hopkins St. San Marcos, Texas 78666 512.393.8400 / www.sanmarcostx.gov/arts 

Project: Interactive Mural – Exterior wall at 1000 Prospect Street (Wonder World Park)
Artist/Artist Team Stipend: up to $5,000
Deadline: Sunday, June 16 at 11:59 p.m. CDT 


Project Summary 

The City of San Marcos Mural Arts Committee seeks to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and paint a mural on an exterior wall located at 1000 Prospect Street. The mural must be substantially complete by the end of August 2019. 

The artist stipend for this project is up to $5,000 based on square footage of design. Materials for the project will be provided by the City of San Marcos. The application deadline is Sunday, June 16 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. 


Project Background and Goals 

This location is an exterior wall at Wonder World Park, 1000 Prospect Street. The square footage is 711 square feet. 

The goals of this mural project are 

-To beautify and add character to an area of town with a mix of established residential and business use 
-Add to the growing collection of mural art 
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Deter graffiti 

The project should meet the following objectives 

-To create a mural with bold colors and patterns that is visually engaging for residents and visitors 
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To create a local landmark that inspires people to take photos with it and share on social media 


Evaluation Criteria 

The selection of an artist, or artist team, will be based upon 

-Artistic merit of the design 
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Appropriateness of the design for the location, including the scale, content, color and design in relation to the site 
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Concept promotes themes stated in project summary
-Artist’s qualifications 

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Originality of the design 


Budget 

The total amount to be paid to the artist is a stipend is $5,000, inclusive of the design and painting process. This does not include paint, brushes, lifts, etc. These items will be provided by the City of San Marcos in a quantity and quality that is agreed upon by both parties. 

 

 

Due Date: Jun 16, 2019
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