Call Detail
Mural at Oak 140
Entry Deadline: 5/31/22
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
State: Colorado
Budget: 30,000

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our project. We appreciate your consideration.

We are requesting qualifications for an experienced and professional artist or team of artists to complete two murals on a new building in Old Town, Fort Collins.

Housing Catalyst and the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority are working in partnership to develop a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project in Old Town, Fort Collins. To learn more about our organizations please click here: https://housingcatalyst.com, https://downtownfortcollins.org.

Oak 140 is located at 143 Remington St., Fort Collins, CO 80524.

The five-story building will consist of brick veneer, metal panel siding and a stucco exterior with a staggered setback elevation and flat roof. It will house 79 apartments, office space, a lobby and a parking garage.

Please see pictures of what the finished building will look like by clicking here: https://downtownfortcollins.org/oak-140/

Mural Specifications

Mural 1

Location: northeast corner of building, faces Mountain Ave.

Mural faces: north

Size: 26’ tall x 6’ wide, recessed slightly

Total sq. ft.: 156 sq. ft.

To be painted on: new stucco

Texture: smooth

Color of stucco: color has not been chosen yet

Height of mural: 2nd story – 4th story

Mural 2

Location: southwest corner of building, faces College Ave. 

Mural faces: west

Size: 26’ tall x 6’ wide, recessed slightly

Total sq. ft.: 156 sq. ft.

To be painted on: new stucco

Texture: smooth

Color of stucco: color has not been chosen yet

Height of mural: 2nd story – 4th story

For a better idea of where the murals will be placed, please click here https://downtownfortcollins.org/oak-140/

Expectations for Murals

Murals shall:

  • be of the highest quality, unique and innovative
  • complement one another
  • signify the importance of affordable housing and its value to the community
  • create a visual and cultural connection between the site, the Old Town neighborhood and the Fort Collins community
  • spark interest and exploration for residents, visitors and pedestrians
  • be completed in five weeks

Expectations for Artists

Artists shall:

  • prime and prepare the location
  • seal and protect murals accordingly
  • be responsible for the acquisition of all materials, equipment and tools needed to complete the project
  • be responsible for complying with all applicable laws, building codes, regulations and requirements set forth by the organizations
  • have necessary liability insurance
  • prepare a budget that explicitly lays out all costs
  • prepare a rough timeline for project

Timeline

  • Call for Artists opens - 4/15/22
  • Call for Artists closes – 5/31/22
  • Finalize artist short list – 6/6/22
  • Artists contacted/interviews set up – 6/7 – 6/10/22
  • Interviews: 6/27 – 7/1/22
  • Notify Artist of Acceptance – 7/5/22
  • Artist begins mural - 9/1/22
  • Mural needs to be completed - 10/6/22

Short-listed artists will be given 20 minutes to present their concept to our board. All presentations are in person and will be followed by a 30 minute question/answer. Each short-listed artist, not chosen, will be given a $250 stipend.

The total budget for this project is $30,000. This budget shall include all materials, tools, equipment, necessary liability insurance and travel expenses.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to consider our project. We appreciate your time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Amanda DeAngelis at 970.231.3060 or email at amanda@nolacreativecompany.com.

RFQ

Please submit the following:

  1. Resume (2-page max)
  2. 3 images of 3 different completed murals that are labeled with the title of the piece.
  3. Image Sheet that corresponds to your three images.
    • Each image must be accompanied by the following information, in this order:
      • Artist name
      • Title of work
      • Location
      • Size/dimensions
      • Cost of project
      • Date of creation
  4. Reference Sheet
    • Please include the following for three references:
      • Name
      • Phone number
      • Email
      • Project name and location

o   Note: Please make sure that all phone numbers and email addresses are functional and up-to-date.

Example of Image Sheet

  • Amanda DeAngelis
  • “The Great Beyond”
  • North side of Bernie’s Restaurant in Bellvue, Colorado
  • 10’ tall x 30’ wide
  • $12,000
  • July 2015

Example of Reference Sheet

This mural project is open to any artist/s residing in the United States.