Call Detail
PATH Station Digital Mural Project: Exchange Place Station
Entry Deadline: 4/30/24
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 4, Maximum:Max. 8
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 4, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
State: New Jersey
Budget: $15,000

Location for Arts Inclusion  

PATH’s Exchange Place Station is located in Jersey City’s vibrant financial district, near the historic Paulus Hook neighborhood, amidst a dense mix of office and apartment buildings at the edge the Hudson River overlooking lower Manhattan. Exchange Place is PATH’s 7th busiest station, serving the Newark to World Trade Center line and the Hoboken –to World Trade Center line. In 2023 Exchange Place saw 2.79 million riders. Originally opened in 1909, the station is on schedule to finish major rehabilitation and restoration work in 2024. This work includes new flooring, lighting and restoration of the station’s ceilings and walls.   

Exchange Place Station  

Design-only call. The selected artist will supply digital design files for fabrication and installation by PATH contractors.  

Vinyl murals will be installed on metal panels behind escalators in Riverside Headhouse (appendix for site details)  

2 walls; 6 panels each, dimension of each wall is: 14 H x 11 W 

Metal wall in between 2 walls, dimension: 6 H x 8 W

See provided images above, VIEW SITE DETAILS.  

Overall themes of interest: pops of color to brighten space, inspiring people through inclusivity and connection to local communities, and neighborhoods.  

Arts Inclusion Project Budget 

3 selected finalists for the station’s art call will receive a $1,000 stipend to cover costs associated with the preparation of a formal request for proposal presentation.  

The budget for the project will be $15,000. The selected artist will be responsible for working with the PATH team on all needed design revisions, providing digital files of final mural designs in the size, format and timeline necessary for installation by the PATH fabrication and install vendor. Artists will ensure all approvals are obtained prior to fabrication and will coordinate with PATH for submission of final design files.  

Anticipated Process:   

The committee will rate each artist and their proposal based on the following criteria: 

Artistic quality of submitted work samples, and proposed work 

Appropriateness of proposed artwork to the site and objective of the project 

Appeal of the artists’ style to PATH passengers and community members 

Ability of the artist to create and provide final files of the artwork within the established timeframe, as demonstrated by previous projects and references 

Anticipated Final Files of Selected Design(s):

  • Print-ready PDF
  • High Resolution 100 dpi at final size

Application Requirements

Under N.J.S.A. 52:13D-19, employees of the State of New Jersey are not eligible to submit work for this procurement.  


All artists interested in the project shall upload a letter to the Arts Committee of no more than 2 pages, summarizing their interest in this project and qualifications for the creation of requested artwork. Additionally, artists must provide three references (name, contact information – phone number and e-mail address) for similar projects. Artists shall submit photographs/images of examples of previously completed artworks, preferably in public spaces. Finally, artists shall include a resume/CV outlining their previous experience with similar projects.   

Interested artists must submit images of previous completed artworks, no more than 8, no less than 4, through the Café system at Submissions will not be accepted through any other method. Finalist will be selected to receive an official request for proposal (RFP) and prepare a project-specific presentation to the Arts Committee. The presentations shall take place virtually. Each of the finalists shall receive a stipend in the amount of $1,000 to cover costs associated with the preparation of the presentation.  

Anticipated Timeline 

April 30 – Deadline to respond to this Expression of Interest in CAFÉ  

May 2 – Jury Opens  

May 23 – Jury Closes   

Artist Notifications (selected finalists): No later than June 7 

Week of July 8 – Finalist Artist Presentations  

Final Selected Artist Notifications: No later than September 3  

Mid-September 2024 - Final digital files delivered to PATH for fabrication and installation 

Application Requirements 

(1). Expression of Interest in the form of a letter to the Art Committee which includes: 

The artist's interest in this project and description of artists’ connection to Jersey City. 

Description of previous experience with similar projects 

Commitment to deliver the final art files for fabrication and installation by end of Q3 (September) 

(3) References from similar projects with the contact's name, email, and telephone number. 

(1) Artists’ CV outlining the artist's experience in similar public art projects  

Images of previously completed artworks- minimum of (4), maximum of (8), ideally examples of murals or other public art projects.

Eligibility Criteria

This project is open to artists/artist teams who are at least 18 years of age, legally able to complete a contract with PANYNJ, and meet the eligibility criteria stated in this call for artists.  

Artists (individuals or all team members) must be either a New Jersey Resident or live within 150 miles of the border of New Jersey. Preference will be considered for artists with a strong connection to Jersey City. 

Artist/teams must be able to work effectively and collaboratively with the PANYNJ team to further develop their initial proposal idea to a final approved project. Further, artists should consider the project timeline expectations prior to submitting a proposal. Artists who are not available to provide the necessary files to complete the installation of artwork are not eligible for this project. See the timeline section above.  


Technical assistance using CAFÉ is available at:    

Please use CAFÉ help resources for assistance setting up a CAFÉ account, and submitting through the CAFÉ platform.  

Please do not apply to this call if you do not meet the eligibility criteria. Eligibility will be verified. No jurors will review ineligible submissions. 

Please direct any other questions regarding this opportunity to the New Jersey State Council on the Arts: 

Danielle Bursk, Director of Community Partnerships and Artist Services 


Steph Nerbak, Artist Services Manager