Art Reflecting Regional Experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to present an exciting opportunity for artists of the River Region! The MMFA invites artists working in pairs to propose works that respond to regional COVID-19 experiences. Seeking to engage the community with uplifting and healing creativity, themes can reflect feelings or loss confronted during the pandemic, potentially positive outcomes, or any wisdom gained going forward. In order to exemplify community togetherness, artists are asked to work together and submit proposals for art installations in pairs. In total, four artists will be chosen (one pair collaborating on a sculptural installation and one pair collaborating on a mural installation). Each pair will be awarded a total of $2,000 to create either a sculpture or a mural. The Community Togetherness Project is supported by funding from Wells Fargo and will also feature the work of local students.
To apply please complete the form, linked at the bottom of this page, by Friday, November 6, 2020.
Locations for the mural and sculpture installations. Hover over the image for more detail.
Deadline for Online Entry
Friday, November 6, 2020
Artist Notification Emailed
Friday, November 20, 2020
Installation of Art at the Museum*
Monday, April 5, 2021; 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Opening Reception and Panel Discussion**
TBD April, 2021; 5:30 to 7 PM
Sculpture Moves to Riverwalk Stadium
Monday, June 28, 2021
Pickup Sculpture / Mural*
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
*Please note the dates for art delivery and pickup. Neither MMFA nor Montgomery Biscuits can store art.
**As needed for health and safety, both the opening reception and panel discussion may be presented virtually.
- Apply through the linked Google form. Once the application is received, the Museum will email a dropbox link for images to be uploaded. Please see the Digital Images tab below for file submission guidelines.
- Proposal entries must strictly follow the guidelines listed below under Mural Entry Guidelines and Sculpture Entry Guidelines, or entries will be disqualified.
- The jurors will select two winners from the digital images; one mural proposal and one sculpture proposal.
- Images of art selected for the show may be used for promotional purposes by the MMFA.
- All artworks shall be exhibited in an outdoor setting. By submitting this form, the Artist warrants, and guarantees that artworks are suitable for long-term display in an outdoor environment. Artist agrees that the MMFA shall not be held responsible for any damage or deterioration to the Artworks as a result of the outdoor environment.
Mural Entry Guidelines
- Mural entries proposed must be intended for display on a removable substrate, whether mixed-media, printed, or painted.
- Mural entry size must be close to but not exceed 6 feet in height and 14 feet in width.
- Mural entries must be created from materials that will withstand the weather.
Sculpture Entry Guidelines
- Sculptural entries must be created from materials that will withstand the weather.
- Sculpture Size (height plus width plus depth) may not exceed 15 feet including frame and any base that is attached to a sculpture.
- The maximum weight is 250 pounds.
- Renderings/Images of proposed murals and sculptures should represent the art as accurately as possible.
- Submit no more than five (5) renderings/images per proposal.
- Include three (3) images of prior pieces that represent your style and body of work.
- Images must be 300 PPI, in JPG or PNG format, or screenshots of SketchUp renderings/or videos (or similar program) with the longest dimension at least 7 inches. The submission must be between 960 pixels and 4600 pixels on its longest side (that is, it can be no smaller than 960 pixels on its longest side, and no larger than 4600 pixels on the longest side). The maximum filesize for an image is 4 MB.
- All entries must be uploaded into the provided Dropbox by no later than November 11, 2020.