OPPORTUNITY: The Fort Worth Community
Arts Center is seeking artists to submit proposals for murals to be displayed
at three prime locations in the Crockett Row at West 7th destination.
Artists are invited to stretch their imagination in the proposed mural location
to highlight the creativity, community, and urban identity of Fort Worth.
OBJECTIVE: These proposed murals will
set Crockett Row apart in the community by forming an accessible, outdoor
gallery that creates a natural complement to the Cultural District of Fort
Worth. The murals will create a new definition for Crockett Row while embracing
its uniqueness. Artists should reflect on why Crockett Row stands out as Fort
Worth’s newest hub for community, art, and innovation in the development of their
Artists should create a visual impact that accentuates
the mural locations and their surrounding space through an original use of
color, shape, and light.
Artists should pay careful attention on each
mural location’s distinctive qualities and work on a mural that brings those
qualities to the forefront in compelling way.
Due to the nature of the space murals cannot
display nudity, sexual or political themes.
Central Parking Deck (1)
wall offers great visibility and a premium canvas. Artists may think of how the
use of complex colors and design to make this area loud and impactful.
60’ H X 32’ W
Central Parking Deck (2)
canvas with good visibility, the intent for this space is a unique typography
mural that Fort Worth can be proud of. (Can also consider merging both
locations to be one cohesive piece.)
18’ H X 70‘ W
should design a patterned, colorful style to add interest to the area. With all
the traffic in the Food Hall, this will offer a great touchpoint for those
visiting Crockett Row.
25’ H X 80’ W
ABOUT US: Located
at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant
museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer
building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as
home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the
state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern
moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The
building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for
more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides
leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive
Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.
Crockett Row opened in 2010. The mixed use development
celebrates all that is great about our city and our people – art, cuisine,
communal gatherings, music, and the outdoors. The five block pedestrian
oriented urban village delivers an enchanting blend of experiences in the heart
of the cultural district.
Proposals will be viewed from images submitted only through the gallery’s
online submission. We understand works may not be completed that you wish to
exhibit so we ask for a general idea. Please submit images of the artists
participating even if those works will not be in the show. If your exhibit
includes several artists, please submit works that sum up their style. Images
must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 2MB. Do
not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Video and
audio files can be submitted through links. Please include supply costs, equipment needs, and any additional miscellaneous costs associated with installation.
applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) May 18, 2018. FWCAC will notify
accepted applicants only by May
USE OF IMAGES: Crockett Row retains the right to utilize any
image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional
purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications,
printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other
rights remain that of the artist.
Please direct all questions to:
Site visits available upon request.
If multiple, we can designate a date and time for a property tour.