Call for Artists: New Community-Based Mural

Call for Artists: New Community-Based Mural

deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020

The Allentown Arts Commission, in partnership with Materials Conservation of Philadelphia, seeks artist responses via their Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to commission an original, site‐specific work of art by a professional artist(s) in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The work of art will be located on the side façade of 1232 1/2 West Gordon, which is adjacent to Allentown School District’s (ASD) new elementary school, located on Gordon Street, from 12th to 13th Street. The wall for
the mural is the side façade of a privately‐owned home and faces a small privately‐owned parking lot. The work of art may take the form of mural, low‐relief sculpture or other appropriate forms of art (or a combination of these), and is open to artists with the demonstrated capacity to create a fully‐realized work of art in any of those forms. The development of the work of art must include significant and meaningful engagement of the school community.

Read the full RFQ here

Krista Dedrick Lai is a Philadelphia artist utilizing works on paper and mixed media to tackle personal, social, and political issues.
Krista Dedrick Lai

Krista Dedrick Lai is a Philadelphia artist utilizing works on paper and mixed media to tackle personal, social, and political…

Krista Dedrick Lai is a Philadelphia artist utilizing works on paper and mixed media to tackle personal, social, and political issues.…

Krista Dedrick Lai is a Philadelphia artist utilizing works on paper and mixed media to tackle personal, social, and political issues.…

Virgini'a paintings are bold in color and the ink mingles with the dots of complimentary and contrasting acrylics.
Virginia Joyce

Virgini'a paintings are bold in color and the ink mingles with the dots of complimentary and contrasting acrylics.…

Virgini'a paintings are bold in color and the ink mingles with the dots of complimentary and contrasting acrylics.…

Virgini'a paintings are bold in color and the ink mingles with the dots of complimentary and contrasting acrylics.…

A Philadelphia born artist, whose paintings seek to portray the textures, personalities, stories and design of weathered urban walls from the surrounding city landscape.
Stephen Haigh

A Philadelphia born artist, whose paintings seek to portray the textures, personalities, stories and design of weathered…

A Philadelphia born artist, whose paintings seek to portray the textures, personalities, stories and design of weathered urban walls from the surrounding city landscape.…

A Philadelphia born artist, whose paintings seek to portray the textures, personalities, stories and design of weathered urban walls from the surrounding city landscape.…

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor.  She approaches her work like a lab experiment, a set of steps to see what will happen. Her painting process usually begins with a thick underpainting using a carefully chosen color (a color of influence!) which is left intentionally visible at the edges.
Phyllis Anderson

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor. She approaches…

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor. She approaches her work like a lab experiment, a set of steps to see what will happen.…

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor. She approaches her work like a lab experiment, a set of steps to see what will happen. Her painting process…

Rebecca Kelly
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