Mural Contest


Lindsey Building Mural Competition

Request for Proposals

Lindsey Building Mural Project

                

Invest in Tyler LLC, owner of the Lindsey Building in Downtown Tyler, is partnering with the Heart of Tyler to have a mural painted on the lower façade of the Lindsey Building at the northwest corner of Broadway and Elm in Downtown Tyler.

THE OPPORTUNITY: One artist will be selected to paint his or her original work on the lower façade of the Lindsey Building. This site is at the northwest corner of Broadway and Elm in Downtown Tyler, located in a very prominent spot at the main gateway to downtown and just across the street from the Fair Plaza Garage. 

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all East Texas residents (excluding City of Tyler staff and Heart of Tyler Advisory Board members)

PRIZE: $1,500 to the selected artist ($500 stipend plus $1,000 for materials), provided by Invest in Tyler LLC.

CONTENT AND MEDIUM:

Artists may submit traditional, contemporary, impressionist or abstract works of art.

  • Entries must fill the entire 10’x20’ space.
  • The artist should keep in mind that the proposed installation area is composed of a rough surface and prepare his or her entry accordingly.

HOW TO ENTER:

Click on the blue box at left to register as a Smarter Entry user, which then allows you access to the contest entry site. You will first land on a Call for entries page. Look at the column to the left and select Gallery Main Street. Once you are to the gallery's page, look for the mural contest and select it to enter.

Be sure you have prepared and saved an artist statement about the piece, as one of the first steps will be the requirement to upload your statement. This has to be done before you can upload an image of your artwork.

Original work(s) of art must be proportional and scalable to fit within the 10’ x 20’ space on the Lindsey building. ONLY electronic images of the original art work will be accepted. 

The artist should keep in mind that the proposed installation area is composed of a rough surface and prepare his or her entry with that consideration.

SELECTION PROCESS: A jury of art professionals and representatives of Invest in Tyler LLC will select the winning entry.  Please note that the Heart of Tyler and Invest in Tyler LLC reserve the right to make no selection from the entries, especially if the entries are deemed inappropriate and/or inadequate.

TIMELINE: Entry deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017 Entries must be submitted by 4:30 p.m.  The winning artist will be notified by April 6, 2017. Installation must be complete by May 25, 2017.

USE OF WINNING ART:  The winning artist will give Heart of Tyler, Invest in Tyler LLC and the City of Tyler permission to use images of the selected artwork on the mural, in promotional and other marketing materials.  The winning artist will retain all rights to the original artwork.

RELEASE FORM: The winning artist will be required to sign a release of liability form.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Heart of Tyler, Inc., 110 W. Erwin, Tyler, TX, 75702 / (903) 593-6905 / GalleryMainStreet@TylerTexas.com  / www.HeartofTyler.com