Call for Three Artists – Request for Qualifications



ISSUE DATE:  MAY 16, 2022



Event Overview 

The cities of Oregon City and West Linn along with the Oregon Department of Transportation are holding an event in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the iconic Arch Bridge. The all-day event will take place on October 1, 2022. Various activities will be offered to the public throughout the day including special collaboration with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. One of the activities is an interactive community Art mural that connects, as does the bridge, Oregon City and West Linn. 

About the Arch Bridge Committee

The Arch Bridge Committee is comprised of more than 20 participants from West Linn, Oregon City, the Confederated Tribes, and the Department of Transportation. Selection of the appointed artists will be managed by a subcommittee of 6 people representing the OC and West Linn Chamber of Commerce’s, the Confederated Tribes, and artists from West Linn and Oregon City.

Project Summary

The project will consist of a 3-panel mural – represented by West Linn, Oregon City, and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. Each panel will be 8’L x 4’H. The chosen artist will depict a perspective of the bridge from the West Linn end, the Oregon city end, and the middle of the bridge from the Tribes/Willamette Falls perspective. The artist would create an outline of their concept on the panel with designated colors and matching numbers (think a “paint by numbers” piece). Each panel will be transported to the event where tables will be set up with paints and brushes. The public would be invited to paint the mural. The chosen artists would be asked to participate the day of the event to help with painting.

Arch Bridge Committee ResponsibilityArtist’s Responsibility
An 8’x4’ primed panel to be delivered to the ArtistCreate a concept of the assigned bridge perspective and depict that as an outline on the panel. Specify colors with designated numbers (think a paint by numbers piece).
All paints and materials for the public’s participationCoordinate with the other two artists for colors and design – a potential of not more than 2-3 meetings
Transportation of the finished panel to the eventParticipate the day of the event to assist the public with painting the mural.
Additional help and volunteers for the day of the event

Budget and Artists’ Compensation

Each artist will receive $750 for their individual mural piece and for participating the day of the event to assist the public. The Arch Bridge Committee will pick up additional costs associated with panel transportation, paints and materials for the public, and any potential materials to safely secure the panels while the public is painting them. 


Request for Qualifications IssuedMay 16,2022
RFQ DeadlineJune 17, 2022
Selection of Artists announcedJuly 1, 2022
First Artists’ meetingJuly 12,2022
Delivery of panel to ArtistAugust 1, 2022
Second Artists’ meetingSeptember 6, 2022
Pick up of finished panelSeptember 30, 2022
* Dates may change or meetings added as to the discretion of the artists

Selection Process

A 6-person subcommittee of the Arch Bridge Committee will review all applications. Three artists will be selected. Artists will be representatives of West Linn, Oregon City, and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. 

The following criteria will be used in selecting the artists:

  1. Preference for an artist whose residence is either in Oregon City or West Linn, and/or a member of the Confederated Tribes
  2. Demonstrated successful experience in community interactive art projects
  3. Demonstrated success in outdoor murals
  4. Demonstrated success in coordinating project activities with partners and the public
  5. Ability to meet deadlines of projects with similar scope
  6. Success in translating or expressing concepts and themes through artwork
  7. Level of expertise and recognition as demonstrated by the following:
    1. Works included in private public, corporate or museum collections
    2. Participation in gallery or museum exhibits
    3. Awards, grants, or other types of recognitions and accomplishments

Application and Submission requirements. Interested artists should submit a document with the following requirements. 

  1. Place of residence and/or statement of Confederate Tribe affiliation
  2. A letter describing your interest in the project as well as your preliminary vision and plan for the artwork (200 words maximum)
  3. Description of medium, process, and method the artist uses to create works of art (200 words maximum)
  4. 1-3 examples of previous works (jpeg, pdf, website or Instagram links) with Title, year, dimensions, medium, brief description.
  5. Artist’s statement (200 words maximum)
  6. Name, email, and phone number of 2 individuals who can speak to the range and quality of the artist’s experience and artwork as well as follow through with commissioned works. 

Plans are currently being discussed for pieces to be permanently displayed following the event. 
Applications and attachments can be sent to Trieste Andrews at Please use that email for any questions or clarifications.

Call for Artists: Lincoln High School Mural Opportunity | Portland, Oregon

Submissions Due: 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

On behalf of Portland Public Schools (PPS), the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites artists/artist teams who are either based in Oregon & Southwest Washington or attended Lincoln High School to submit their qualifications to be considered for a site-specific mural at the newly rebuilt Lincoln High School (Lincoln) in Portland, Oregon. One artist/artist team will be selected to create a mural design to be painted on the exterior west-facing wall. The budget to create a mural design is $25,000. 

Located in the Goose Hollow neighborhood, Lincoln is Oregon’s first and oldest high school. The Lincoln campus is on an 11 acre super block and will consist of a 6-story classroom tower and theatre and athletic facilities. Lincoln is scheduled to open for classes in Fall 2022 and the entire project is slated for completion in 2023. The selected artist/artist team will create a mural design that will be painted on the school’s west wall, facing SW Main St and SW 18th Ave. Additionally, community engagement will be a central component of the design process. 

Read the full details about this call and the school’s rebuild, artist eligibility, and application materials.

Who can apply?

This opportunity is open to artist/artist teams either based in Oregon/Southwest Washington or who have attended Lincoln High School. Applicants who have an interest and/or experience in community engagement processes that informs their art practice are strongly encouraged to apply.

PPS and RACC are committed to reflecting the cultural richness of our city by promoting opportunities for emerging and historically underrepresented artists. Artists/teams representing communities of color are encouraged to apply. Strong consideration will be given to artists who have experience working with youth and residents from historically underrepresented communities including communities of color, immigrant, and refugee communities to develop their artwork, including working in a historical context.

Apply online in the RACC Opportunity Portal(For first-time users of the portal, view a brief video learning how to register here.)

Learn more by watching the previously recorded info sessions:

Follow Regional Arts & Culture Council on Facebook or @regionalarts on Instagram to stay informed of this and other upcoming opportunities.

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Contact project manager Salvador Mayoral IV with questions or to set up a time for a phone call:

Call for Artists: Commission of an Exterior Artwork at OIT’s Cornett Hall in Klamath Falls

Oregon Arts Commission: Invitation to Artists

The Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) request qualifications for the commission of an exterior artwork at OIT’s Cornett Hall in Klamath Falls.

OIT’s Cornett Hall in Klamath Falls

About Cornett Hall

Originally built in 1964, the 101,000 sq ft Cornett Hall has been adapted over the years to accommodate a wide variety of programs. Recent renovations have updated the building to be a modern and safe lab and classroom building to educate students for technology jobs at this growing polytechnic university. The interior architecture has an industrial yet modern feel with spaces that are open, flexible and durable for handling various engineering processes, from dirty to high tech.

Cornett Hall is the primary project lab building for the School of Engineering, Technology and Management, consisting of industrial labs, classrooms and workspaces, primarily for the departments of Civil Engineering and Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology. It is also home to the Oregon Renewable Energy Center, Campus Security and Environmental Health and Safety.


An approximate total of $130,000 is available for commissioning new site-specific exterior art, which will include artist fees, fabrication, insurance, shipping, travel, installation, documentation and all other project costs.


Artists and artist teams living in Oregon, Washington and northern California are eligible to apply. Artists currently on Oregon’s Public Artist Roster must apply directly to this call.


Completed applications must be received no later than Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee will review applications and select up to three finalists who will be invited to submit a detailed project proposal for which they will be paid a design stipend of $800. If selected as a finalist, proposers will be invited for a site visit. Though this tour is not required, it is an opportunity for artists to familiarize themselves with the art zone, surrounding space and campus community.

Art Zone: The Courtyard

The selected art zone is a 20 x 20 ft site located within the large and open-spaced courtyard area in the center of Cornett Hall. The newly redesigned courtyard is intended to serve as an outdoor learning and social space. It is highly visible from the building’s lobby and there are large bay doors that open from adjacent lab spaces into the courtyard.

All artwork materials must be durable, low maintenance and compatible with outdoor application.

Potential Aesthetic and Thematic Characteristics

*     Respectful and responsive to the architecture of Cornett Hall through materials and/or structural form;

*     Conceptually connected to engineering (civil and mechanical) through materials, material behavior, structural form;

*     Shows actual movement (kinetic) or suggestive of movement; and

*     Encourages interaction and engagement, possibly through movement, touch or sound.

More Information

For more details and how to apply see the Cornett Hall Request for Qualifications PDF.

Learn more about OIT:

Learn more about the Cornett Hall renovation project:  

Questions? Contact Renee Couture, Project Manager, 541-496-4666 or

This project is made possible through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places program.