University of Central Florida Knights Plaza Mural at CFE Arena
Contact Email: Kevin.Haran@ucf.edu
Call Type: Public Art
Entry Deadline: 7/7/17
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 20
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 20
ELIGIBILITY: Artists residing in the United States are eligible to apply.
Knights Plaza Mural at CFE Arena
All applications must be uploaded by Friday, July 7, 2017.
Mural installed and completed no later than Friday, August 25, 2017.
Submissions accepted only through CaFÉ Call For Entry.ABOUT THE LOCATION
The CFE Arena is located near UCF’s Athletic Village and is home to UCF Basketball and commencement, among many other major student events, as well as outside concerts and events.
ABOUT THE SITE AND MATERIALS
The wall we have dedicated is to the left of the main entrance to CFE Arena, next to the Veterans Academic Resource Center. The street it is located on, East Plaza Drive, is part
of the main procession fans walk from Memory Mall to home football games at Spectrum Stadium, and the mural is meant to incite spirit for fans during all UCF Athletic events. The wall itself is approximately 24’ x 24’ (576 sq ft). The mural will not be painted directly onto the wall, but will instead be painted on a flat surface that will be installed by UCF facilities. Artists have the option to paint on site or paint the boards in a studio and bring in for installation. Artists are responsible for providing paint and sealer (Sherwin-Williams anti- graffiti coating). Please include the cost for these items in your proposed budget. UCF will provide all hardware to install mural and provide access to a lift.
ABOUT THE THEME
UCF’s mascot is the Knight, and for this location we’d like to have the image of a knight in armor bursting through the wall.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ARTISTS
Submissions must demonstrate a certain level of expertise and recognition in the medium and the artist and/or design team should provide evidence that they meet at least two of the following criteria:
• The artist has completed other public commissions on a similar scale.
• The artist has received awards, grants, or fellowships.
• The artist’s works are included in public, private, corporate, or museum collections.
• The artist has participated in exhibitions at major museums or galleries.
In addition to meeting a minimum of two elements from the foregoing criteria, each artist or design team member shall submit the following three (3) items:
1. Statement. A brief Letter of Interest that explains how your prior work or public art experience qualifies you for this project and how your submitted ideas and images relate to project requirements. At this stage, artists and design teams should submit site-specific concept drawings in addition to examples of previous mural projects.
2. Résumé. A current professional resume, emphasizing public art experience, public collections and public commissions.
3. Images. Submit a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20 digital images. Because the initial review is a “blind” review, no identifying information should appear on the images. Applicants must follow Media Guidelines when uploading for image files.
Selection committees often process and review hundreds of artist submissions. Please make the task easier by considering these tips.
• Carefully read the description for each of the submission items so that you can be sure to include all required information in the appropriate format.
• Include budgets of commissioned projects and/or the prices of your work. Committees tend to bypass artists when they are unable to determine if a particular kind of artwork is within their particular budget.
Submissions will be juried by an Art Selection Committee represented by University staff, faculty and students.