The all inclusive project budget is $12,000, which includes artist fee, travel, research, design, execution, insurance, taxes, and materials including a protective clear coat consisting of UV protection.
The selected site is the West facing wall of Village Idiot located at 307 West Short Street in Lexington, KY. The artwork is to be a mural painted directly onto the wall, artists may work with medium(s) of their choice as long as it is suitable for longevity and properly sealed with the UV protective clear coat. The measurements for the wall are approximately 30 ft by 30 ft (please see picture below). The artwork should cover the majority or all of the wall.
There will be a site visit with interested artists to view the building at March 31, 2017 at 10 am.
The mural should depict the champion race horse Man o War. The artwork can be created in the style of the artist's choosing, as long as Man O War is recognizable. Historic photos can be used as reference some are provided here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v6v1g0abe7eacry/AAC0CZll-w0w2piuwi3jCdyza?dl=0
Artists may submit up to 3 project proposals for the Man O War Mural and must provide examples of past work.
Site visit with interest artists Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10 am
Deadline for Proposals Monday, April 17, 2017
Artist Notification Friday April 21, 2017
Finalize Composition & Artist Contract Tuesday April 28 2017
Artwork Completion Friday, June 2, 2017