Call For Art: Welcome to Junction
GJ Creates in partnership with Timberline Bank and the Western Colorado Community Foundation, is seeking an artist to complete a “Welcome to Junction” mural at 500 Main Street. The artist will complete a mural on the west facing wall, roughly 6 ft x 20 ft, incorporating images unique to Downtown Grand Junction, and the Grand Valley.
- One artist will be selected. Project award is $2,000
- Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Applications are closed.
Located on a main thoroughfare through the middle of Downtown Grand Junction, this new mural installation will be a highly visited and well photographed addition to downtown.
The selected artist will complete a mural approximately 6 feet x 20 feet (shown in highlighted area). Exact size and shape of the mural is open to the artist’s interpretation. Artists are not expected to cover the entire area, however a successful proposal will utilize most of the available space.
The mural must include “Welcome to Junction” in the style of similar “Welcome to” murals (Examples above). In each letter of “Junction” artists should include images unique to Downtown Grand Junction, and the Grand Valley. Exact details are open to the artists interpretation but must include a timberline tree and a spiral, subtle call backs to our sponsor’s logos. Colors should also compliment the blue grey wall color at 500 Main Street.
Proposals will be evaluated by overall creativity, design, and aesthetic. The project concept will be approved by the GJ Creates committee and representatives from Timberline Bank, WCCF, and the property owner of 500 Main Street. The selected artist will be notified by August 4, 2021.
- Call for Art: June 21 – July 21
- Artists Selected: August 4
- Art Installation / Painting: TBD
- Project completion date: October 1
To apply, please include:
Complete and submit your application by Wednesday, July 21. Please include a link to a portfolio, and include digital images of your proposed installation. Artists may submit multiple applications.
Applications will be reviewed and selected by the Creative District committee. Selected artists will be notified by August 4, and will work with GJ Creates to schedule installation times. Selected artist awards cover the cost of supplies, paint, and artist commission for the project.
GJ Creates reserves the right to accept, award, or reject project applications. Nothing in this program obligates the Creative District to select specific grant applications or any applications at all.
Applicants and awardees, not the Creative District, shall be solely responsible for determining applicants’ or awardees’ tax status and tax implications of applicants’ receipt of funds as well as any and all required local, state and federal tax reporting and payment.
By submitting, if selected you agree to complete the project in the timeframe provided.