City of Newberg-Public Mural Project

Deadline February 06, 2021

Call for artists:
Public Art project
Mural in the 99 corridor, Newberg Oregon

The School of Design at George Fox University and the Newberg Noon Rotary Club invite proposals for a mural design project to be completed in May 2021. This project is a collaboration between Newberg Noon Rotary and The School of Design at George Fox University. A team of George Fox University art and design students will be executing the project in May 2021, after a spring season of planning, permitting process with the city, and community engagement.

The project brief:
The mural location is on an exterior wall of a private business in the 99 corridor, Newberg. The wall measures approximately 50’ long and 14’high. The theme must encompass at least one of the core values of focus for Rotary International, which are: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies, and protecting the environment.

The artist selected will receive a $2500.00 stipend for their work in developing the mural imagery and collaborating with the student team. A team of students will execute the work, and the artist may choose to be on site to help paint as possible. The chosen artist will also give a public lecture on their work and artistic practice via Zoom, open to the university and regional communities.

To apply, please send a single PDF document with the following content:

A one page cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience for the project.
A portfolio of 10 images representing past of current artwork
A preliminary/sketch design for the mural
An artist resume

Submissions should come to Jillian Sokso, Director of the School of Design, George Fox University, at

Artists must reside in the state of Oregon to be eligible for selection.

Newberg Noon Rotary and the School of Design at George Fox University are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion of all people, and enthusiastically invite applications from historically underrepresented persons, including but not limited to persons of color, those living with disability, and women.

Deadline for submission is February 6th. Artists will be notified of acceptance or decline by February 10th. There is no entry fee to apply for this opportunity.

Newberg, Oregon

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