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Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project (Tualatin, OR) – Call For Artists

Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project (Tualatin, OR) – Call For Artists

Tualatin Riverkeepers and the City of Tualatin seek artists to design and paint for the Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project n Tualatin, Oregon. The goal of these sidewalk mural(s) is to raise awareness of stormdrains as a connection to Tualatin River water quality.

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Deadline: 14 Jun 2019

This artwork will work as a bilingual educational tool to remind the public that stormdrains drain directly to the waterways we use in our everyday life as drinking water and for recreation. Stormdrains connect urban areas to creeks, streams, and the Tualatin River through a system of pipes, drains, and culverts. They are located along streets and next to sidewalks. They collect stormwater from the surrounding impervious surfaces and direct it to nearby waterways. Stormdrains often blend into the surrounding urban infrastructure and are often forgotten about. The goal of this project is to bring awareness of these important urban features and the role they play in water quality.

Designs should incorporate an environmental theme, colors, and include the text: Drains to Tualatin River in English and another language of artist’s choice. Designs can also include images, icons, and symbols unique to the City of Tualatin and/or the Pacific Northwest. Mural should be no more than 4′ by 6′.

Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project Artist Requirements

  1. Submit a design proposal in PDF format.
  2. Attend and participate in at least two community events in Tualatin.
  3. Attend three meetings with Tualatin Riverkeepers and City of Tualatin staff. One prior to painting mural, one during painting of the mural, and a wrap-up meeting.

Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project artists will be notified by June 21st, 2019. Mural installation will take place in the summer of 2019. Selected artists will receive a commission of $750 USD after the completion of the mural. All materials will be supplied.

About Tualatin Riverkeepers

Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) is a community-based organization that protects and restores the Tualatin River watershed. They build watershed stewardship through engagement, advocacy, restoration, access, and education. At first glance, stormdrains and their unglamorous job of transporting stormwater runoff do not seem like catalysts for environmental activism. Yet, TRK has embraced stormdrains as canvasses to raise awareness about local water quality.  Tualatin Riverkeepers hopes these murals will strengthen the ties between communities living along the Tualatin River. This artwork serves as a multilingual educational tool to remind the public that stormdrains carry urban runoff (e.g. oil, lawn chemicals, trash, pollutants) directly to the waterways we use in everyday life for drinking and recreation.

For more information, contact ruby@tualatinriverkeepers.org.


ArtSplash Art Show And Sale 2018 – Call For Artists

ArtSplash Art Show And Sale 2018 – Call For Artists

The City of Tualatin, Oregon, announces a call for artists for the ArtSplash Art Show and Sale 2018, a juried fine art and fine craft fair. The event includes monetary awards and will be held on the beautiful Lake of the Commons in the heart of downtown Tualatin, Oregon.

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Deadline: 19 Mar 2018

Attracting thousands of visitors each year, this event introduces original works from various mediums including ceramics, glass, painting, jewelry, fiber, metal, mixed media, photography, printmaking, and wood. This juried art show has become a popular summer event for the community. ArtSplash has earned a reputation among artists as being well organized and very artist friendly. The weekend includes a concert each day and family art activities. Proceeds from ArtSplash go to support the public arts in Tualatin.

ArtSplash dates:

  • Friday, July 13 at 4 pm – 9 pm
  • Saturday, July 14 at 11 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday July 15 at 11 am – 4 pm

ArtSplash Art Show And Sale 2018 Artist Benefits

  • Coordinated loading and unloading with volunteer assistance
  • Booth sitters for breaks
  • Hospitality tent with refreshments and packing materials all weekend
  • Overnight security
  • Artist brunch reception and awards ceremony with cash awards
  • Artists inside the community tent are provided with table or wire rack for display
  • Double spaces are available

ArtSplash ribbons, recognition, and cash prizes:

  • Best of Show: $150
  • First Place: $100
  • Second Place: $75
  • Third Place: $50
  • Honorable Mention: $25
  • Honorable Mention: $25

About the City of Tualatin, Oregon

The Tualatin Commons is the vibrant heart of downtown featuring a wide pedestrian promenade surrounding a three acre lake. Public plazas and a fountain add to the lively urban mix. Plazas include tiles and artist designed drinking fountains. For the past 23 years, the mission of the Tualatin Arts Advisory Committee has been to encourage and promote Northwest artists, expose the community to a wide range of artistic experience, and endorse interaction between artists and the community.

For more information, contact hmarx@tualatin.gov.