August 26th, 2015
Contact: Linda Grimes, [email protected]
Call for Muralist proposals
The San Pedro Arts, Culture and Entertainment Committee and the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District’s Public Art Program seek muralist’s qualifications and proposed renderings for a project in the downtown San Pedro Arts District.

Our mission is to promote San Pedro’s authentic arts, culture and entertainment character, through Advocacy, Marketing and Education activities. Submissions should reflect thematic compatibility with San Pedro’s distinct cultural influences, our relationship to the ocean, be site specific and painted directly on the wall.

The Arts District has set aside a $10,000 award for the winning muralist and will give a stipend for paint/materials. We will also prepare the wall with a coat of white paint and apply a graffiti coating after the mural is completed. The wall size is approximately 22 feet high by 101 feet long and is a rough brick exterior, located on the 7th street side of 439, 443, 445 and 461 West 6th Street. We encourage you to visit the site, but please do not disturb the tenants. After selecting the winning muralist, the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District, will keep all submissions in a registry for future projects. The selected muralist will be asked to create an art print of their rendering for future use by the Arts District.

ELIGIBILITY 1) You must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to apply. 2) Muralists must demonstrate their ability to design and successfully execute large-scale, exterior, wall-based work.

SELECTION CRITERIA Your submission will be evaluated and scored by a Design Advisory Panel consisting of 8-10 local professional artists on the basis of the following criteria: 1) Artistic Quality 2) Technical Ability 3) Thematic Expression of San Pedro’s Environment, History and Culture 4) Community Engagement Approach and Experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE 5:00pm - Friday, October 2nd, 2015 ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW In downtown San Pedro, the arts and the waterfront are main motivators in the revitalization of the area. Projects and activities in the Port of LA and the Arts Culture and Entertainment (ACE) Committee seek to eliminate blight and provided physical, social, cultural and economic benefits that have transformed downtown San Pedro. The ACE Committee, administered by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, has spent much of $500,000 provided by the former LA Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). To date nearly $400,000 have gone directly to downtown artists and arts organizations boosting their marketing budgets and upgrading galleries and facades. Recently, the ACE Committee committed itself to transition from the CRA grant-dependent model to a new self-sustaining non-profit company, the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District. The goals of the new Arts District are to cultivate more sustaining partnerships; evolve the accomplishments of the past; generate new opportunities to support local arts, culture and entertainment; and fulfill the mission to nurture the cultural roots of San Pedro through arts advocacy, education and promotion. Among its goals, the Arts District is committed to fundraising and advocacy for a sustained schedule of Creative Place Making/Public Art projects, including painted wall murals within the downtown area of the Arts District.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Please include the following with your submission: 1) Artist Statement: Brief descriptions of your work as an artist, your interest in and qualifications for this Public Art Program, as well as your experience and approach to working with other communities as a muralist. (Limited to 250 words) 2) Resume: A current resume. Artist teams or collaborative groups may submit a combined resume. 3) References: Name, address, email, and phone number for three (3) professional references. 4) Rendering of Proposed Mural: A full color rendering of your proposed design, in both an 8½ X 11 inch paper copy and in a PDF or JPEG format. 5) Images: At least 3 images of past mural artworks and/or a web site address highlighting your work. All image files should be in JPEG format, max 1240x1240 pixels, and should be titled: LastnameFirstname_IMAGE#.jpg (SmithJane_01.jpg). 6) Image List: Attach a document detailing information regarding each above work sample image including: - Title of Work - Dimensions - Medium - Year - Location (if applicable) - Three (3) sentence description 7) If you cannot submit an image of an existing mural, we recommend you produce one sample design for a hypothetical mural that reflects your style and imagery, in addition to images of your existing work. 8) Your Contact Information Name: Address: Email: Phone: Cell (and Home)

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Provide all documents electronically in either Word or PDF files in addition to the jpeg files requested. Organize your materials in such a way that makes your submission easy to follow, and easy to read for those who will be viewing your materials. Please send complete submission to: [email protected] If for any reason, you cannot submit electronically, you may submit one (1) Original submission, five (5) paper copies, plus a CD or Flash Drive of your proposal submission to: Judith Blahnik, c/o San Pedro ACE Committee San Pedro Chamber of Commerce 390 W. 7th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 Deadline: ALL submissions are due on: Friday October 2nd, 2015, 5:00pm. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. For additional information, please contact: Linda Grimes, via email: [email protected]

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