Request for Qualifications: Centennial Overlook Mural Project

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Request for Qualifications: Centennial Overlook Mural Project

The Contemporary Dayton announces a Request for Qualifications for artists, artist teams, designers, or architects to design an outdoor mural for the Centennial Overlook of Sunrise MetroPark

Request for Qualifications: Centennial Overlook Mural Project

This project is funded by the Garden Club of Dayton in partnership with Five Rivers MetroParks and The Contemporary Dayton (The Co). The mural is part of the lager Centennial Overlook project at Sunrise MetroPark celebrating the river and the plants and animals that thrive there.

The RFQ is the first phase of a three-phased process concluding with the installation of a single public art project. The project selection committee will select up to three artists from the RFQ. Selected artists will receive a stipend of $750 to develop their wall art proposal.

Project Location & Description:

The proposed mural location is comprised of the 2 sides of the curved staircase starting from the landing at Centennial Overlook to the Great Miami River. 


RFQ Submission Requirements

Send the following to Cydnie King, Curatorial Assistant at; Subject Line: RFQ Centennial Overlook

Reminder: This should NOT yet be a site proposal or design. Please include the following:

·       Your current resume/CV (Word document or PDF)

·       A brief description of your qualifications to design and produce this project, including your experience working on comparable projects; and a short narrative about your desired intent for this project. 

·       Up to 5 examples of representative work that show your ability, intention and style as it applies to this project (ie, I would create a scene that which visitors could identify river wildlife; I would create a colorful graphic design that visitors could position themselves to be at the center of, etc.). Save each as your last name and title or location of work (Example: King, Cydnie_Sunrise MetroParks Mural)

Eligibility: Artists/teams living within a 50-mile radius of Dayton, OH are eligible for this project. Artists who are not muralists can still submit qualifications and designs if they partner/hire someone who is trained for the execution of murals if selected. Those who partner/hire with a professional, must identify who they are working with for approval, or allow The Contemporary Dayton to contract their own painter.

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