The artist fee is $12,000 - This is an all inclusive artist fee which will require the artist to purchase the aluminum substrate, paint, uv protection and rent equipment for the installation of the mural.
The selected site is the Lexington - Fayette County Health Department located at 650 Newtown Pike in Lexington, KY. We are seeking a mural to be painted onto Alumacore Panels. Artists may work with medium(s) of their choice. The artwork must be sealed with a clear coat protectant that is determined by LexArts. The artwork will be installed on the exterior of the building facing Newtown Pike, to cover an existing mural.
There will be a site visit with interested artists to view the building Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11 am.
The theme of the mural is open ended, but should align with the values of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. You can find the values and mission statement here:
Artists may submit up to 3 preliminary design proposals for the Mural and must provide examples of past work, using this online form. A small scale painting will be commissioned for $500 from each of 3 artists selected as finalists. These paintings will be used to identify one finalist for the $12,000 mural commission. The commissioned paintings will become the property of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and may be auctioned to help raise funds for the mural. Artists will retain copyright to the works they create.
Site visit with interested artists Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11am
Deadline for Proposals Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Artist Notification Friday, May 31, 2019
Artwork Completion Monday, September 30, 2019
Disclaimer: While it is the intention to realize the mural, LexArts and the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department are not bound to commissioning the large scale mural if for any reason they choose not to select one of the final designs.