Request for Proposals for the Alaska Territory Purchase Mural Project 2017


The Seward Arts Council/Seward Mural Society is requesting proposals for artwork and design of 2 small murals commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Alaska Treaty of Cession.

Overview of Projects
2017 is the 150th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska. These mural projects will be part of the celebrations and events commemorating it throughout the state. U. S. Secretary of State William H. Seward is our town’s namesake; these artworks will be part of our tribute.

* Seward area artists will have first preference in the RFP process, and if need be, statewide solicitation.

Theme and Size
A theme can be illustrated in many ways. Each mural will be 4 x 8 feet. One of the murals will be mounted at the entrance of the Seward Chamber of Commerce, and the other mural location to be announced. 

Artwork/Design
Color sketches and renderings of design are required for each mural. Finalists will be selected from the entries. A selection committee of 5-7 persons will select the final designs. These murals will be painted independently from the Seward Mural Society.

Budget
Each Master Artist chosen will be paid $1000 for design and execution of project, payable on completion of mural.

Timeline:
● To scale color designs May 15, 2017
● Finalists chosen May 20, 2017
● Finished 4 x 8 mural due August 1, 2017

Materials
The required mural board substrate costs $60 for a 4 x 8 sheet and is available through the SMS. It is a coated aluminum board which will need to be sanded and primed before painting. When finished the mural must be protectively coated with 2-part clear coat by the artist. Some paints are also available through the SMS. Paints used are latex acrylic.

Master Artist Responsibilities
If there is an opening or unveiling for these projects, Master Artist attendance would be appreciated.

For more information: contact Seward Arts Council/Seward Mural Society, itsrantingraven@gmail.com, or Jennifer Headtke @ (907) 947-5175, or (907) 288-3192.

Thank you for your interest in these projects!