The Ridge Hill Shopping Center in Yonkers, NY, in cooperation with ArtsWestchester, is seeking proposals from artists for a permanent mural spanning an exterior wall to be completed by November 15, 2015.
Proposals should be original in design with family-friendly, universal appeal. Artists are encouraged to explore the themes of transportation, movement, social interaction and the local community and to present these themes in a family-friendly and positive light.
The goal of the Ridge Hill Art Connection is to create a dynamic long-term art program that evolves and progresses over time to create a vibrant, recognized and respected art collection at Ridge Hill through the installation of murals throughout the entire site.
The artist stipend for this project is $5,000-$7,000, commensurate upon experience and proposal. Additional funds not to exceed $2,500 are available to cover the cost of materials.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and must live or maintain a studio address in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York, including NYC (all 5 boroughs), Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan Counties.
Proposals should be 2-dimensional in design and submitted as a digital file. A site rendering of the design is also required, along with 3-5 examples of artist work. Artists are encouraged to visit the site in person or online http://www.ridgehill.com/
Wall Material: Stucco
Wall Dimensions: h: 185.5″ by w (to door) 171″ or w (to end) 226″
In addition to the project proposal and work samples, artists should prepare: a detailed timeline; materials list; budget with estimated costs for materials and fabrication; and a recent CV highlighting public art projects and related professional experience.
You will receive confirmation of your submission upon completing the application.
No application or registration fees are required. Electronic submissions only.
Artists will be expected to complete the proposed work on a tight timeline between October 1-November 15, 2015, and should be prepared to provide complete mural delivery, including space preparation, materials and equipment, sealing, and related tasks within that time frame.
Deadline for submissions: August 17, 2015
Artist notification: No later than September 30, 2015
The work will be honored in a public reception in mid- late November 2015
Contact Name Ridge Hill Art Committee
Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org