About Us

Since 2004, Clark County Mural Society has been on a mission to increase tourism and improve commerce through mural art, and so far it’s working. Our team of artists and volunteers have been:

  • Inspiring and energizing our town and uniting our community by encouraging participation from all ages and walks of life
  • Beautifying our streets while decreasing vandalism and eliminating graffiti
  • Creating a greater appreciation of the visual arts and our historical roots while establishing the face and identity of Vancouver, Washington

In 2002, Jerry Rolling and Nikki White began walking with a group on Friday mornings. During one of their walks, Jerry told Nikki about Chemainus, a small town in British Columbia, Canada that revived its economic fortunes after the local mill downsized by painting murals on every available downtown wall. When Jerry suggested someone do the same with downtown Vancouver; Nikki responded, “How about us?” and continued to ask that same question for the next year and a half.

In January 2004, Nikki and Jerry formalized the Clark County Mural Society as a nonprofit and quickly co-opted Guy Drennan, an experienced local muralist to paint our first mural, the Remembrance Wall.

Call To Artists 2020

THEME – International Diversity

The Clark County Mural society will partner up with the City of Vancouver and Fourth Plain Forward to celebrate the diverse cultures of the Fourth Plain Corridor “International District.” The Fourth Plain Corridor is a socially and economically diverse community, and has long been known as Vancouver’s “International District.” Diversity is reflected in the residents that live and work nearby, and in the businesses that line the corridor, including restaurants that serve international cuisine, ethnic food markets, and culturally specific service providers. Like the businesses mentioned above, competitive submissions will reflect the diverse culture heritage of the area, and connect with and/or celebrate the international food, culture, music, art, and heritage of Fourth Plain residents. 

It is up to the discretion of the artist(s) to decide how and what to integrate in regard to the theme. 

Applicants must include the following materials as part of their proposal:

  • Completed Artist Waiver Form from the Application Packet
  • A brief description and a color illustration of the proposed mural. The medium is Outdoor paint and must work when covered by sealant and anti- graffiti coatings and approximate dimensions of the proposed mural.
  • Estimated project budget including time and materials,
  • Assuming a July start, please provide an estimated timeline for project completion Request for Proposal (RFP) should be emailed as a PDF to: pmsupervisor@ccmurals.org

DETAILS

Compensation – $3,000 per mural

Time Line – Due to JULY 5 deadline, some of the schedule is now TBD or ASAP

  • JUNE 1st, 2020, Announcement and distribution of RFP
  • June 21st Deadline for submitting proposals
  • June 22-25. All submissions reviewed and Semi-finalists selected.
  • June 26-30, Artist selected and Forms completed. (Finalists selection)
  • Walls prepped (power washed) JUNE 25th-30
  • June 27-30 Artist Orientation and paint order. TBA
  • July 1 Work begins (schedule TBD with artist)
  • August 29 Work completed. (TBD with artist) 

Selection Process

Finalists will be considered based on meeting the following criteria:

  • Artist met the requirements outlined in the RFP; the proposal was submitted by the deadline
  • Attention to the theme
  • Originality and creativity
  • Evidence of ability to create large scale, distinct work
  • Ability to maintain project timelines and budgets

WALL LOCATIONS

SUBMISSIONS

Artists wishing to participate will submit a full colored sketch with a minimum of a paragraph describing the proposed mural. The medium is outdoor paint and must work when covered by sealant and anti-graffiti coatings. 

Submission to include artist name, email, and phone number by entry deadline of June 21st, July 5th, 2020.

Email – pmsupervisor@ccmurals.org

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