Request for Qualifications for a mural at the Downtown Clinic, 615 S. 2nd Street
Project Intent: The Laramie Mural Project utilizes local artists to create one-of-a-kind large-scale murals in the heart of downtown that reflect Laramie's cultural assets. To this end, the Laramie Mural Project seeks an artist or artist team to design and create a pocket mural in the alley behind the Downtown Clinic and on a short wall on Second Street that will create a welcoming environment for the community and patients to the Downtown Clinic. The clinic provides comprehensive primary health care for low-income, uninsured residents of Albany County. Their services include primary care, counseling, pharmacy, lab and diagnostic testing and emergency dental
This project is funded by the Laramie Mural Project (LMP) in cooperation with Laramie Main Street Alliance (LMSA) and the Laramie Public Art Coalition (LPAC).
Goals for the Mural:
· The piece should coordinator with or complement the outdoor garden, seating area and raised beds located behind the clinic which will be complete in June.
· Create a design or theme that celebrates and elevates Laramie’s diverse, multicultural assets.
· Advance the Laramie Mural Project’s goal of celebrating Laramie by contributing to its cultural and visual vibrancy in public spaces.
· Be low-maintenance.
· Support and grow the artist community through active participation in LMP and LPAC meetings and events.
Goals for the mural, as well as artistic quality and ability to complete projects within budget and on time, will serve as criteria for the selection of an artist or artist team.
Budget: The budget for this project is up to $10,700 if all walls are incorporated into the design. The budget includes costs associated with the project including: artist’s stipend, materials and installation of the work. Of this we anticipate $2,000 for supplies and the remaining $8,690 for the stipend.
The Artist Selection Committee will review all artist submissions and select up to three artists to develop proposals for the site. Those artists will be compensated $150 each for concept development and presentation to the Committee. A finalist will be selected following this stage of the process.
Request for Qualifications: March 1 call announced
Open House: Q&A and walk through the site with staff from the Downtown Clinic on March 6 at 5 pm
Deadline to apply: March 29 at 4 pm. Email materials to: LPACsubmissions@gmail.com
Selection Committee meets: April 2 from 9 to 11 am
Three Semi-finalists notified: April 3
Semi-finalists presentations (Design & Budget): May 30 between 8:30 and 10:30 am
Finalist announced and contract signed: June 1 - 14
Mural completed: by September 2018
*The Laramie Mural Project reserves the right to change the project timeline, as well as not select a finalist if the selection committee is not confident in any of the proposals.
Results of 2017 Calls:
The following Laramie based artists were selected for the extension to Gill Street: John Deines, Billy Harris, Adam Herrera, Peter Laegried, Seth Leininger, Nichole Lumadue, Brook Mann, Bethann Merkle, Kara miler, Adam Skadsen, Lindsay Stoffers, Meg Thompson, Lauren Whitby and Nancy Marlatt.
Local Laramie artist June Glasson was chosen for the Hot Power Mural at Third and Clark and completed this community engagement piece called "Laramie" during the summer of 2018. Photo by BHP Imaging.
Laramie artist Favian Hernandez was chosen for the indoor mural in the children's reading area at the Albany County Public Library. The mural was complete summer 2017.
The Cooper Center for Creative Arts is working with the mural artists to create a mural on their building during the summer of 2017 and 2018.