Call for Mural Proposals

Call for Mural Proposals for VSU Odum Library

Mural Wall
Odum Library, South Atrium, Mural Wall

 

Valdosta State University’s Odum Library is seeking proposals for a mural in the South Atrium. The winning proposal will be a design that will appeal to the students, faculty, and staff of Valdosta State. We hope it appears often on students’ social media posts.

Theme: The theme is books, Odum Library, VSU history, learning, knowledge—any of these, and abstract pieces are welcome that illustrate a theme. Submitted designs complement the building’s interior and the sculpture installation located above the space on the second floor.

Timeline

  • The deadline for design proposal submission is October 31, 2021
  • Submit proposals to art@library.valdosta.edu This is the Library Art Committee who will make the original selection
  • Mural should be installed by August 2022

Logistics

  • The targeted space must retain its primary function as fire doors
  • The wall/doors are 26’4” wide by 10’6” high
  • Mural designs can cover the entire wall/doors or a portion
  • Note the sprinkler head at the middle top and tile on the bottom of some areas
  • Artist should be prepared to install the mural by themselves or with assistance within the allotted time period and budget
  • Space consists of MDF panels with a texture
  • Sherwin Williams ProMar 200 Interior Latex Paint or a wrap should be used in the design

Award

  • $5000.00 plus material costs, not to exceed $500.00

Submission

No Cost to Apply. May submit more than one proposal. To submit your proposal for consideration, please include:

  • a detailed, color image of the proposed design—.jpg or .png. 12” on the long side of the image at a resolution of 96dpi. Use artist’s name and title of work in the filename
  • Image examples of previous work, including title, media, size, year, and location (if applicable)
  • A CV including past projects, exhibitions, and education
  • An artist’s statement about your general work perspective
  • Letter of intent describing the meaning of the proposed mural and how the proposed mural would enhance the Odum Library space
  • Estimate of materials costs