The Tahawus Center has announced a Winter Call for Outdoor Mural Proposals for a new project, “The Mural Project: A Sense of Place.” The mural project is a year-long public art project that will be done using a Trompe-l’œil [highly realistic optical illusion of three-dimensional space and objects on a two-dimensional surface] Adirondack-themed image; real, surreal, and imagined. The Call for Proposals kicked off this month, and is intended to reach local landscape artists, encouraging them to submit their ideas and sample work. Two potential walls are located between Tahawus and the new Ausable Theater.
The selected artist will receive a $2,000 award for the winning design. An additional fee will cover the artist’s costs of scaling up. During the next phase, a crew will be assembled (combination of youth volunteers and skilled labor) under the direction of the artist, to assist in execution of the design on the prepared wall. Upon completion, The Tahawus Center will create a “ribbon cutting and thank you” event to celebrate the achievement for the artist as well as the community, volunteers, and supporters.
For details, including arranging a site visit, contact TahawusCenter@gmail.com. Requirements, details, and selection criteria will be clearly specified for entry and submissions.
The launch of the Mural Project: A Sense of Place is entirely made possible with funding. The Tahawus Center expressed thanks to the Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) Program, a regrant program of the NY State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the NY State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, and the Puffin Foundation, Stewarts Foundation, Charles R. Wood Foundation, and Essex County Arts Council (CAP) Grant supported by public funds from Essex County.
The Tahawus Center is located at 14234 Main Street in Au Sable Forks, NY.
More information about The Tahawus Center can be found here: https://www.tahawusculturalcenter.org/
Photo at top courtesy of the Tahawus Center.