The Oklahoma Arts Council, in partnership with Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, and Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, seeks an artist or artist team to create a mural that will welcome people from around the world to Oklahoma.
.For the mural, artists will include their interpretation of the new Official Brand of the State of Oklahoma. The vision for the work is a signature mural that projects Oklahoma as an ideal place for people to live, work, and thrive. Colorful imagery and a unified aesthetic are priorities. The artwork location is anticipated to be a wall near the west escalators in the lower-level baggage claim area that is accessible to all airport visitors, passengers, and public arriving to Oklahoma City. The area is approximately 79.5 inches tall and 347.5 inches long.
Deadline to submit is August 23, 2021.
The artist or artist team selected will receive $6,000 to create the mural. Artists will be responsible for design, fabrication, delivery, and installation of the artwork within the given budget. All costs associated with the project are covered by the budget. This opportunity is open to artists living in Oklahoma regardless of age, race, class, national origin, creed, gender, gender expression, religious affiliation, physical or mental ability.
About Oklahoma Art in Public Places
Signed into law in 2004, the Oklahoma Art in Public Places Act reserves 1.5 percent of eligible state capital improvement project budgets for investment in public art that represents the history and values of Oklahoma. Administered by the Oklahoma Arts Council, the program advances state economic development goals and enhances public spaces for Oklahoma residents. In managing the program, the Oklahoma Arts Council brings together state government entities, artists, and local citizens in the commissioning or acquisition of artwork reflecting individual communities.