Call for Mural Artist
Mural Artist Submission
Apply for an exciting summer project!
ARE YOU A LOCAL MURAL ARTIST?
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The call for mural artists is out. The Mural program supports local artists while creating a positive space in Downtown. It attracts locals as well as tourists. The Mural program is meant to beautify back alleys, dieter Grafitti, and improve public safety.
Want to paint a mural that will contribute to the heart of our city and create a legacy?
Downtown Kamloops is looking for experienced Mural Artists to create new murals to enhance the existing back alley art gallery collection. This opportunity is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
- Must be capable of painting large murals on the exterior of Downtown buildings during the summer.
- Must include at least 3 samples of completed works of art, and a CV detailing projects you have been involved with.
- Must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents, legally entitled to work, and between 15 -30 years of age.
- Will be compensated full-time hours for 6 weeks to complete the project
Note: Should the proposal requirements for this call be a barrier to you submitting your ideas, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before May 3rd.
This program is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia
This mural is one of the originals and was done before the KCBIA’s mural program. 2 young men, who moved on to Toronto for a career in the arts, completed this mural around 2000. It showcases collaborative street art. If you look up, you will see a little lego Mario Bros. who appeared one night out of the dark.
Artist: Alexx Moir-Porteous (2011)
This wall was very heavily tagged by graffiti so the owners were happy to have a mural created here. The art represents the owner’s interest in Buddhist culture.
- History tells us that Kuan Yin (Kwan Yin) is the Chinese version of the male god, whom the ancient texts eulogize as the deity of compassion.
- The Buddhist Deity Green Tara is also known as a heavenly deity who hears the cries of beings experiencing misery.
- The Diamond/Triangular Mandalas in Buddhist cultures, a mandala embraces what they consider to be the four facets of life; unconscious, conscious, emotional and spiritual.
Artist: Ken Wells (2013)
This is a scene from Venice. The building and business owner’s faces are worked into the mural.
Artist: Kelly Wright (2012)
The owner wanted a seaside-inspired fantasy visual. It was originally supposed to be just on the lower half of the wall but the artist became so inspired that he kept going. The concept for this mural is to make the viewer feel surrounded by the multiple dimensions of the walls. It took about 6 weeks to complete.
Note: the sun is coming through the water surrounding the mermaid.
Artist: Evan Christian (2013)
Marilyn Monroe: The owner had a poster of Marilyn that he showed to the artist. This entire piece is done with spray paint. This was our first mural of this genre and it shows the amazing detail that is possible with a good spray paint artist. He has completed many commissioned murals within the City of Kamloops and elsewhere.
Artist: Ken Wells (2012)
Kamloops has a large Italian community, Anthony Salituro (the owner of the shop) being one of them. He gave the artist a number of photos of Italy from which Ken created this work of art. Note the 3 dimensional effects.
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