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Mural Artist Roster 2021-23 - City of Auburn, WA

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Entry Deadline: 5/18/21
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Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Washington


City of Auburn, WA: 2021-2023 Artist Mural Roster

Eligibility: This is an invitational call to artists residing in Washington State

Deadline: Required materials submitted for consideration by 10:59 p.m. on May 18, 2021

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Washington
Entry Deadline: 5/18/2021

Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10

Artists living in Washington State are invited to submit qualifications for the City of Auburn’s Mural Artist Roster. This roster serves as a resource to identify artists most suitable for new artwork commissions as opportunities become available. The roster will be updated every three years and artists currently listed on the roster are invited to reapply. 

Open to experienced artists living in the Washington State regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation or mental or physical handicap. Artists working in any media are eligible to apply. Artists are not required to have previous experience in public art, although evidence of artistic skills and possible project feasibility is expected to be shown in the past work samples.

The City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation division has collaborated with the Code Enforcement division to create opportunities for works of public art to be created. The goal of the project is to enhance Auburn’s public spaces by adding works of art by local artists to utilitarian surfaces that are often targeted by vandalism. These pieces of public art can enhance the visual character of our city, promote community dialogue, turn ordinary spaces into community landmarks, and are accessible to everyone.

Artists selected to be on the Mural Artist Roster may be contacted with the opportunity to be paid a stipend to submit designs for mural opportunities as they arise, but also have the opportunity to decline if the specific location, timeline, project or budget is not the correct fit for both the artist and the City of Auburn.



Letter of Interest

  • 1pg max, uploaded as PDF
  • Document saved as: Artist Last Name_Letter of Interest (ie: Smith_Letter of Interest.pdf)\
  • Letter should describe: what is your experience with public art, murals, and why do you want to be included on the City of Auburn’s Mural Artist Roster?

Artist Resume

  • Uploaded as a PDF
  • Document saved as: Artist Last Name_Artist Resume (ie: Smith_Artist Resume.pdf)
  • Resume should clearly outline: the artist’s exhibition record, and public art experience, residencies, awards, or relevant artistic accomplishments

Work Samples

  • 5 image minimum, 10 image maximum
  • Uploaded as JPEGs
  • Work samples saved as: Artist Last Name_Work Sample 01, 02, etc. (ie: Smith_Work Sample_01.jpeg)
  • Work samples should showcase both artistic skill and indicate feasibility of the artist’s ability to create a mural project)

References: Contact information for 3 professional references

All materials must be submitted through CaFE


Application deadline – May 18, 2021; 10:59 pm PST

Notification of selected artists – June 2021

The City of Auburn does not guarantee that an artist selected for the roster will receive a commission in 2021-23. Selected artists may continue to apply for opportunities through at the City of Auburn throughout the two year time that they are on the roster. Artists not selected for the roster may apply for other opportunities at the City of Auburn. Tentative timeline subject to change. 

Allison Hyde, Arts Coordinator | 

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