Request for Proposals: Artist for Kalama Children’s Library Mural

We’re looking for an artist to paint a mural in the children’s area inside the Kalama Public Library!

The Kalama Public Library has received a donation for an original, hand-painted wall mural in the children’s area inside the library.

This mural will feature children, items specific to the Kalama community, and reference to chldren’s author Lois Lenski. This mural should be colorful and inspirational to chldren.

Any artist demonstrating ability to execute a successful mural is encouraged to apply.

  • Budget: $5,000
  • Mural Area: Approx. 612 square feet
  • Deadline to Apply: September 5, 2022
  • Selection of Artist: September 26, 2022
  • Project Begins: October 3 2022
  • Project Completion Date: Friday, October 28, 2022

Download the Application Document

Details and all application instructions listed in Request for Proposals: Artist for Kalama Children’s Library Mural.

Questions? Contact the Library

Request for Qualifications Main Street Commons Hillsboro, Oregon

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS:    Main Street Commons, Hillsboro, Oregon

ENTRY DEADLINE: August 31, 2022


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Tualatin Valley Creates (TVC), the leading art service organization for Washington County, Oregon is administering a call for public art for Henry Point Development (HPD), a locally-focused company working to reimagine historical ‘Main Street’ buildings for today’s business needs and community lifestyles. In partnership with the City of Hillsboro, HPD has committed multiple exterior facades on their newest acquisition, the old US Bank Building located in the heart of Hillsboro’s Cultural Art District on the south east corner of E Main Street and SE 2nd Ave, Downtown Hillsboro for public art installations. The project is being called “The Main Street Commons”. It will house multiple dining options and small retail spaces.

TVC and HPD are taking a modern and long-ranging approach toward this opportunity– To install artworks as suspended, commercial quality banners/panels that can then be re-curated every 5+ years as a way to keep Downtown fresh and promote many artists’ talents over time. Chosen artists will be commissioned for new artwork(s) specific to the theme. The artwork will then be captured (photographed and/or digitally converted) to be reproduced large-scale. All mediums and modalities welcome.

This format intentionally encourages nontraditional public art forms to be seen large scale. This includes modalities like printmaking, graphic design, literary arts, fabric arts, photography, collage and other “studio practice” mediums. The entirety of this project turns the building’s façade into a dynamic outdoor gallery easily enjoyed by patrons and tourists visiting Downtown Hillsboro.

The artist will maintain copyright ownership. In conjunction with this commission, the artist will also permit a license agreement to TVC, HPD and their representatives for non-monetary reproduction of the artwork for promotional purposes only in perpetuity. Should it be determined that TVC, HPD or their representatives desire to reproduce the artwork for monetary (merchandising) purposes, the artist(s) will have the right to enter into a separate license agreement wherein one-time or ongoing compensation will be outlined. These terms will be included in the awarded contract.

This project is supported, in part, by the City of Hillsboro through its Parks and Recreation Department’s Cultural Arts District and Public Art Program.

Included are architectural renderings identifying the intended public art sites (orange panels).

  • E Main Street opportunity – TBD as either one (1) singular image, max dimension 10’ tall x 20’ long, OR up to three (3) panels (tryptic), max dimensions 10’ tall x 5’ wide each.
  • SE 2nd Avenue opportunities – Three (3) panels. All panels measure 10’ tall x 5’ wide each.


The theme for this public art opportunity is meant to be a guiding outline, recognizing that works should reflect the concept of the greater Pacific Northwest, not necessarily mono-Oregon and/or Hillsboro-centered. Submissions to the RFQ may include works broader than this theme, but artists invited to submit for the RFP should plan designs with the following in mind:

  • “Past, Present, and Future” representations/interpretations of Pacific Northwest ecological and geological uniqueness and assets.
    • Example may be “the industrial and design-driven silicon forest”.
  • What the regional people and land (not just Hillsboro) were/was before, is now and what they/it hold for the future.


July 5, 2022                            RFQ Live

August 31, 2022                     RFQ Submission Deadline

September 30, 2022               Notifications to selected artists to proceed into RFP

October 2022                          Site walks with selected artists as needed   

October 31, 2022                    RFP Deadline

November 2022                      Selected artists receive contracts       

March 2023                             Designs delivered to TVC

April 2023                              Artworks installed

May 2023                               Unveiling Reception

Additional meetings and correspondence as needed.


No more than seven (7) works will be commissioned for the project. Each work has a maximum budget of $3,000-10,000 which includes all expenses incurred from design, artist fees, photography and/or file conversions, and installation oversight. Site partners are managing reproduction, engineering, and installation fees separate from the artists compensation.

Artists who apply may indicate their interest to submitting one (1), two (2), or three (3) works for the project. 

APPLICATION PROCESS (There is no fee to apply.)

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.