CNY Arts Center seeks artists for Community Mural Project

CNY Arts Center is seeking artists to submit original art for its next Community Mural Project to be recreated in recycled aluminum sheets and hung in a public location in Central New York.

The mural will be enlarged to 8’ by 12’ and graphed onto 3” by 3” aluminum squares. It will then be painted and strung on wires to swing freely in the wind, hence the name “Art in the Wind.”

The mural will be painted and assembled during this year’s Harborfest in late July. A panel of judges will be selected to choose the winning art work.

Artists are invited to submit a drawing, ink rendering or painting for juried art selection by a panel of judges.

“This aluminum mural will hang and move freely in the wind and catch the shimmer of light on the aluminum,” said Ken Blount, CNY Arts Center Studio Arts coordinator. “We’re looking for art that will have gaps and areas to expose the aluminum for full effect. These areas could represent background, foreground, images, or the color silver; grey or white. We’re excited to see what imaginations can create for this mural.”

Art work must be submitted by 5 p.m. Jan. 31. The winner will be announced Feb. 20 by a panel of judges chosen from area artists. CNY Arts Center is also inviting area artists to submit a resume and letter of interest to serve on a juried panel of five judges who will select from the entries received.

Judges are excluded from also submitting a piece for consideration.

Preliminary production will begin in March and actual painting and construction will take place during Harborfest, July 24-28 in Oswego.

The winning artist is invited and encouraged to help in the creation of the mural throughout the entire process and will receive recognition on a commemorative plaque mounted near the completed mural.

Last year’s mural, Van Gogh’s Starry Night was completed in stained glass with more than 2,000 glass bottles and hundreds of volunteers. The framed mural stands in Fulton’s Indian Point Park.

Those seeking more information about the project may visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com, email mural@CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

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