The Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation is seeking applications from Muralists for its inaugural Artist in Residence Program. The artist selected will create a mural for Delaware Seashore State Park, with the assistance of volunteers, between September 8 through October 31. Applications will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges with a winner notified by August 10th, 2012. Applications will be judged on artistic merit, creativity, and ability to express the theme, Children in Nature. Due July 27.
Delaware State Parks Shall Provide:
• A stipend of $500 for the Artist in Residence
• A budget for supplies and materials
• A voucher for a one week stay in the Cottages at Indian River Marina, valued at $1,350.00. Amenities, floor plans and photos of the cottages, floor plans and a list of amenities provided are available at the DE State Parks website.
• The completed project will be featured in Outdoor Delaware magazine
The Artist in Residence Shall:
• Create an 8’ tall by 22’ wide mural on the camp “Bathhouse 1” building in the Delaware Seashore State Park campground between the dates of September 8 and October 31.
• Agree to be available for public questions/observation during predetermined hours on each day while completing the project.
• Keep an online journal of the project beginning with the concept for the mural, post photos and progress updates through the completion of the mural, allowing for public comment and feedback.
The Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation shall maintain rights to the image to use for the purposes of promotion and merchandising.
The Artist shall be selected by an independent committee. Submit a sketch of the mural design on paper as well as a detailed description of the project (including materials to be used), at least three examples of previous work, and three professional references to Dorothy Payton, Site Manager, Indian River Life-Saving Station, 25039 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. All submissions must be received by the close of business on July 27.
Contact: Dorothy Payton, Site Manager, Indian River Life-Saving Station, 302.227.6991
This program is made possible in part by funding from the Delaware Division of the Arts.