Mural, mural, on the wall. Who’s the most artistic of them all?
Cal Poly Pomona’s Parking and Transportation Services is seeking a few good artists to help brighten up the campus with a series of murals, and is offering cash prizes.
As part of the construction project for a second parking structure, parking officials are holding a contest to select three murals that will be painted on a large wall adjacent to the structure. The murals will be visible to students who park in the structure.
The wall, which measures 12 feet tall by 235 feet long, will be divided among three student-designed murals measuring 11 feet high by 77 feet wide.
The rules are pretty simple:
- The mural should depict the university’s learn-by-doing mantra
- Designs are limited to eight colors: white, black, red, yellow, blue, violet, orange, and green
- Minimum line width is six inches
- One entry per student or group of students
- Designs must be turned in by noon on Feb. 18
- Designs must be accompanied by a 150-word narrative explaining the design/theme
- Designs must be submitted on a CD as PDF and Adobe Illustrator files, and as a color print with a color legend on a sheet of 11”x17” paper
- The creators of the three winning mural designs will be awarded $2,000 apiece. Winning teams will still receive $2,000 that they can divide among their members.
A committee consisting of a representative from Student Affairs, Parking and Transportation Services, the College of Environmental Design, as well as a professional mural artist will comb through entries and create a list of finalists. The final three designs will be chosen from the finalists by a student vote.
Once the three winners are selected, a contractor will paint the designs on the wall. The artists will be asked to sign their creations.
Additional information, and a contest website will be made available in early 2016. Questions about the contest can be directed to Bruyn Bevans, senior project manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.