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
Ken worked with the art gallery owner to create a design that suited the wall. Fun details you’ll notice are the feet of people carrying the painting and fish that have fallen out of the painting. This creates a feeling of action within the mural. This is also rumoured to signify our declining salmon stocks and the impact humans have on spawning grounds.
Artist: Ken Wells (2016)
The title is “Organized chaos”, this idea drove the concept and the idea that without rules sports of all kinds would not be possible. This mural is all about movement. The spiral background entices the viewer to glance across the work. Where possible the artist borrowed the actual sports team colour but always kept in mind the overall flow of form and colour from left to right. Since Service Canada is in the building, the owner wanted to have a mural that depicted the Canadian spirit and what better than sports. The mural includes single person and team sports and represents many sports activities that occur in the Kamloops Area.
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