Lexington Park Seeks Artist for First Public Mural
The ArtsPark Committee of St. Mary’s County Community Development Corp. is seeking design submissions on the first of what is hoped to be a series of murals with the shared theme: “What Does Lexington Park Mean to You? – Lexington Park Comes Alive! ”
The mural design submissions should be no smaller than 9 inches by 12 inches and preferably larger. The sketch should be in proportion to your vision and in scale to fit the 15-foot height and 50-foot length of the back of Bank Square Building at 46940 S. Shangri La Drive, pictured above. The public space is visible from the Great Mills Road and S. Shangri-La Drive intersection two blocks east of Gate 2 of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
The design is limited to black and white, shades of gray, and a single color. You may use one image or a series of images that are cohesively incorporated into the design.
Submissions are due March 10, 2017 at the St. Mary’s CDC offices in Suite 7 of Bank Square Building at 46940 S. Shangri-La Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653. If you wish to drop your design off before this date please phone 301-863-7700 and leave your contact information to make arrangements. This number is checked for voice mail frequently and you will be called be back.
Additional information and submission arrangements can also be made with the Project Manager via e-mail. To contact CDC’s ArtsPark Project Manager, in charge of the Lexington Park mural program, e-mail LexingtonPark.Live@gmail.com. Or leave a voice mail message at 301-863-7700
No previous experience is necessary to enter the competition. However, include any experience you have with mural design and creation along with your design submission.
A decision will be made by a jury of artists and community leaders based on how well the sketch depicts a community vision of a slice of life in Lexington Park.
The winner will be announced April 9, 2017 at the inaugural ArtsPark Cherry Tree Festival at the former Lexington Manor property on Coral Drive at the Three Notch Theatre. All entries will be on display at the festival and votes can be cast for the Festival Favorite.
A small stipend will be awarded to the winner. The amount of the stipend will be based on the involvement of the winning artist with the production of the design into the mural. Production of the mural onto the Bank Square Building will begin as soon as weather permits following the ArtsPark Cherry Blossom Festival.
Who won the mural competition? I didn’t hear the announcement from my photo booth on Sunday. Such a fun festival. My dog even won a cute prize in the dog costume parade.