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Redmond seeking artists to paint murals

Redmond Arts Commission requests proposals for murals at Idylwood Beach Park

The Redmond Arts Commission is seeking proposals from artists with experience painting family-friendly, public murals for paintings on a building at Redmond's Idylwood Beach Park, 3650 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE.

There are three walls on one building, suitable for murals. One wall size is 24 feet by eight feet and the other walls are 27 feet by eight feet. The walls are concrete and have small pits in the surface.

The murals are meant to last a few years and to have graffiti protection. They do not need to cover the complete wall. They would be considered temporary art in the city of Redmond's visual arts collection and could be removed if damaged, or in the case of renovations to the park.

Artists who are interested in the mural projects should submit proposals, including a resume, images of past outdoor murals and a budget and timeline, to the Redmond Arts Commission by Oct. 15.

Selected artists will be asked to meet and tour the park. They will receive a $500 stipend to complete designs for the building. From those designs, the Arts Commission will select one or more artists to complete the project. The commission reserves the right to make no selections.

Selected artists will be notified by Nov. 15, 2009 and work will be completed by April 2010.

For questions about the murals, contact Redmond Arts Administrator Mary Yelanjian at (425) 556-2316 or myelanjian@redmond.gov.

Artists' proposals can be delivered to the fourth floor of Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th St. between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

They may also be mailed to city of Redmond Parks and Recreation, Arts Commission, P.O. Box 97010, MS:4NPK, Redmond, WA 98073-9710.

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