The City of Duvall Issues a Call to Visual Artists to Create a Main Street Art Wall

In 2009 the City of Duvall solicited a call for artists to create an art mural on the concrete wall located at the intersection of Main Street and the Woodinville-Duvall Road.

After receiving numerous outstanding submittals, a bold and vibrantly painted mural by a local artist was selected for the work. The mural was completed in the summer of 2009 and became a focal point and well-loved feature for many highway travelers and the community.

Due to the aging of the mural since its completion, it is time for the City of Duvall to advertise a new call for artists.

Call to Visual Artists

The Duvall Cultural Commission (DCC) is calling for submissions from local artists for a mural along the concrete wall located at the SE corner of the Woodinville-Duvall and Main Street intersection. The mural is to provide a unique, welcoming entry to the city and compliment the other street art along Main Street.

The DCC encourages the mural to include local themes, such as the Snoqualmie River, Native American & Pioneer heritage, farming, logging, steamboats, flora & fauna, and other elements. Artists applying for this mural can create up to 3 sample concept images for selection. Awarded artist’s images will become the property of the City of Duvall.

Who May Apply

Visual artists living or working in the Snoqualmie Valley, from Monroe to North Bend may apply.

Selection Criteria

In reviewing artist applications, the city will apply the following criteria:

  1. The design theme celebrates the Main Street art elements described above.
  2. The design is suitable for pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
  3. The design will fit within the specified dimensions of the concrete wall. (4’ x 82’)
  4. The artist can complete the work by October 30, 2021.

Funding

Selected artists will receive $3,000.00 for painting and sealing the mural upon completion.

Provisions

The city will provide up to ten-quart sized colors of paint and one gallon can of sealer. The concrete wall will have been pressure washed, filled and primed with a grey concrete sealer by the city. Some cracks and depressions may remain and may become part of the finished product.

Application Due

July 22, 2021, no later than 2:00 pm. You may find the application here.

Application Review Process

Award recommendations will be reviewed by a jury of 6-8 people total, comprised by members of the Duvall Cultural Commission, Duvall City Council and Staff. Applications are reviewed on a competitive basis according to the overall purpose of the program and selection criteria. Award Notification July 29, 2021.

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