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The Patchogue Arts Council
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More info here: https://patchoguearts.org/call-muralist-arts-terry-2/

The Patchogue Arts Council, in collaboration with the Patchogue-Medford Library, is pleased to announce it is accepting submissions from muralists to exhibit a temporary mural on the rear of the Patchogue-Medford Library. The mural will be inspired by this years festival season theme E Pluribus Unum.

The Patchogue Arts Council E Pluribus Unum Festival Season 2018, (EPU) will celebrate the concept of unity from diversity in varied media and disciplines including visual arts, dance, music, film and video in multiple venues in downtown Patchogue from May through October 2018.

The mural will be located in a highly visible location on the rear of the Patchogue- Medford Library and will serve as the backdrop for the Arts on Terry, a contemporary art street fair. Arts on Terry will take place on Terry Street and Taylor Lane adjacent to the Artspace building in Patchogue on Sunday, June 24, from 12:00 – 6:00 PM. The mural will remain on display throughout the Fall of 2018. The mural will be approximately 15 x 45 feet and should be executed in spray paint. Prior experience creating a mural is required. A stipend of $2,000 will be awarded to assist in the planning, design, and execution of the mural. The mural should be inspired by the spirit of the theme and motto; E Pluribus Unum, celebrating the concept of unity from diversity.

E Pluribus Unum translates as “From many, one”. It was first conceived when the states numbered 13, thus composed of thirteen letters. The original meaning of the phrase suggested that 13 unique and individual states were united to form a single union. The US now has more than 13 states, but the meaning remains true. A land of immigrants, the United States is ethnically diverse and as a result has become a robust and thriving nation. The concept of creating unity through diversity is not only found in the political sphere. Biologists know that a healthy ecosystem requires a diversity of species, and
every art student learns it as the first principle of design; a unified work of art is created through the harmonious combination of all its elements.

***Requirements & Restrictions***
Preference will be given to artists from Long Island and the New York Metropolitan area.

Submissions should respond to the theme of E Pluribus Unum
Prior experience involving the implementation of a mural is required. Collaborations are permitted, but only one stipend will be awarded for the completion of the mural.

The mural must survive unpredictable weather for three months.
Only digital submissions sent by end of day April 10, 2018 will be considered

Submissions should include design plans, materials list, a detailed budget, preparatory drawings, notes, mock-ups, and other materials necessary to complete your mural.

***Submissions Details***
Email submissions are due by April 10, 2018.
Submissions received AFTER April 10, 2018 will not be considered. Accepted artists will be notified through email no later than April 14, 2018. Subject line must include: AOT2018_Mural_YourName.
Email your submissions to: info@patchoguearts.org.
Only submissions to this email address will be considered.

***Email Submission Guidelines***
Please submit design plans, materials list, a detailed budget, preparatory drawings, notes, mock-ups, and other materials necessary to complete your mural design. All files should be labeled with your name and title of work.
Ex: Yourname_titleofwork.jpg

All artists must include one of the following: CV/resume, bio, or an artist statement.
Artists must also include evidence of previous mural experience. Submissions that do not follow ALL of the above guidelines will not be considered.

Important Information
April 10: Submission Deadline – Submissions must be sent to info@patchoguearts.org by this date.

April 14: Artist Notifications – The awarded muralist will be notified via EMAIL by a Patchogue Arts Council representative.

May 1 – 27: Temporary Mural Installation – Artist will be expected to install the mural between these dates.

May 27 – October 12: Exhibition Dates – On June 24 the Arts on Terry street fair will take place in the area around Artspace. The mural will be on view from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.