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Old National Bank wants proposals for two exciting murals in Downtown Evansville

Old National Bank wants proposals for two exciting murals in Downtown Evansville

Old National Bank is looking for artists to add two new murals to their buildings Downtown Evansville.

The deadline to submit ideas is a month away. ONB is open to all ideas but there are a few restrictions.

• Be 18 years of age or older
• Work as a professional artist or part of an art/design team
• Have previously created public art, large-scale works, or outdoor projects
• Carry personal liability insurance for the on-site duration of the project
• Be willing to meet all contractual obligations and adhere to a strict deadline
• Live or work within 400 miles of Evansville, Indiana.

The mission is to “create a sense of excitement and civic pride in downtown Evansville by introducing new art projects on the exterior of Old National Bank buildings.”

Check out the two proposed spots and find out more below on how to submit your ideas.

ONSD building at 101 NW Fourth St. in Downtown Evansville
(the northeast wall facing Fifth Street)

Four-story red brick wall in Downtown Evansville, Indiana.

The mural will cover a large percentage of the painted brick wall facing the Fifth Street City Parking Garage. ONB will consider options that include painting the entire wall a new base color, and will consider artwork that encompasses some or all of the windows on that side.

ONB Hub at 123 Main St. in Downtown Evansville
(the southwest corner of the building)

Corner of three story building in Downtown Evansville.

The mural will wrap around the corner of the building, and could be as tall as all 3 floors, no wider than 15 feet in either direction.

The deadline submission is 4 p.m. (CST) Jan. 12, 2021.

Click here to view the entire RFP and details for how to submit proposals.

Posted Dec. 4, 2020


Haynie’s Corner apartment complex wants art in its renovated building

The former Donaldson Arms apartments, 1407 Howard St. in Haynie’s Corner

Jan. 22, 2020

The former Donaldson Arms apartments in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District is looking for art to fill its hallways as part of its new renovation.

The soon-to-be renamed apartment complex located at 1407 Howard St. wants to focus on the “arts” in the arts district. The new name will have “arts” it, according to the new property managers.

A committee will commission art from one to ten artists. The committee wants visual artworks, including paintings, photography, mixed media, digital art, and glass/wood.

The entry deadline is March 1. For guidelines, information and submission details, please see the attached PDF.

The new owners will host an open house from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.


Hoosier women wanted for 2020 state art contest

State officials want to showcase the art of Hoosier women.

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the Indiana Arts Commission announced the details for the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists contest earlier this week.

The theme of the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists competition is “a celebration of women and commemoration of the women’s suffrage centennial anniversary,” according to news release from the Indiana Arts Commission. Officials encourage artists to submit pieces related to the theme in the artists’ own interpretation.

The Hoosier Women Artists program has celebrated and further expanded the important role art plays in our communities by showcasing the work of talented women artists throughout the state since 2008.

The state will only accept framed wall art submissions. A panel including Crouch, Mitchell and peer artists coordinated by the Indiana Art Commission will judge the competition.

Winners of the Hoosier Women Artists contest will have their artwork displayed in the state Treasurer’s office and the Lt. Governor’s office at the Statehouse for one year to be enjoyed by the thousands of school groups, visitors and staff who explore the building annually.

Additionally, pieces of art will also be selected by First Lady Janet Holcomb, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Auditor Tera Klutz, Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick to display in their respective offices and the Governor’s residence.

Submissions may be made on the Indiana Art Commission’s Online Application System from now through January 31, 2020. Applicants will need to create a username and password and select Hoosier Women Artists as the program name.

Requirements include:

• Framed wall art only
• Maximum dimensions (including frame): 42” x 60”
• Maximum weight: 60 lbs
• Must be installation ready, including frame and hanging wires
• Submit one entry per artist to be considered

A reception will be held on March 4, 2020, at the Indiana Statehouse to honor the selected artists.

For more information, contact Bridget Eckert, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Indiana Arts Commission, at [email protected].

Posted: Jan. 8, 2020

Zach Evans is the Community Director for the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. If you have news and information about arts and culture in the region, contact Zach.