Artists Sought for 2022 Indiana State Fair - A Mural Competition on Cars

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Artists Sought for 2022 Indiana State Fair - A Mural Competition on Cars

   

Artist Callout – Mural Derby

2022 Indiana State Fair – A Mural Competition on Cars

Facilitated by Hue Murals

Four Indiana mural artists compete for Best in Show as they paint murals live starting on July 29. Instead of painting walls or canvases, the artists will be installing artwork directly on cars provided by Hanna Towing. The cars will be on display for the duration of the fair to allow maximum viewership, along with artist signage. This event is planned and facilitated by Hue Murals.

Eligibility

Must be 18 years or older to participate
Must be a current Indiana resident
No entry fee is required
A written design for the mural is optional – There are no sketches or design concepts needed at this time.
Artists are allowed to submit together as a team of up to 4 artists. If that team wins a prize, they will receive one payment which will need to be divided amongst the team members.
No insurance will be required, but all artists will need to sign a liability waiver in order to participate.

Event Details

Date: Artists will paint murals on their assigned cars on July 29 and July 30, 2022 during the opening weekend of the Indiana State Fair. Judging will take place on July 31, 2022.

Time: Artists will be asked to set up their paint stations between 9am and 10am on paint days (July 29 and 30), and to live paint from 10am to 1pm for Indiana State Fair visitors. Artists will be encouraged to take a lunch and shade break at 1pm. If artists need extra paint time, they may stay onsite and paint until 3pm each day. All artists must pack up between 3pm and 4pm each day, and be off site by 4pm. The goal is to provide fairgoers with a live painting experience from 10am to 1pm with minimal breaks, with flexibility to allow artists to finish their murals on time. Murals must be complete by 4pm on July 29, 2022.

Deadlines:

Artist callout is released on April 15, 2022
Deadline to apply (online only) to Mural Derby by June 15, 2022 date stamped by 5:00pm EST
Artist selection announced by June 17, 2022
Selected artists submit written design concepts for approval by June 24, 2022
Written design concepts are approved by June 30, 2022
Preparation day (optional) to draw/tape cars – July 28, 2022
Mural Derby – July 29 & July 30, 2022 (Opening Weekend of Indiana State Fair)
Judging and Prizes – July 31, 2022

Application Instructions: This application process is online only, via an online form. Artists need to fill out the online form at the link below by June 15, 2022. Submissions must be received and time stamped by 5:00pm EST on this day in order to be considered. The online form requires the following information:

Contact Info
3 to 5 portfolio images submitted as one PDF, maximum of 10 MB for the single file
A link to your website, portfolio, or instagram
Written design concept (optional)
Short bio or statement of interest – 200 words maximum
Confirmation of the materials that the artist plans to use during the event
The application form can be found at https://forms.gle/azs3xheWr64wYfwM8
**Please only use the online form to send materials – do not email or mail any submission materials.**

Preparation: The Indiana State Fair will provide each artist with a car to paint. The Indiana State Fair will prime the car in advance of the event so that the artists have minimal preparation work. The cars will not be operational, so artists may choose to either paint windows, tires, etc. or to tape off sections of the car that they do not wish to paint. The Indiana State Fair is not responsible for taping off any sections of the provided car. If the artist desires to draw their design on the car ahead of time, or to tape or otherwise prepare their car in any specific way, they will be allowed to do so on July 28, 2022. Preparation times can be confirmed with the event coordinator after the artist has been selected for the event.

Materials: The artist may use whatever materials they desire. The artist is not responsible for sealing any of the artwork after completion. The artist will be asked to confirm which materials they plan to use in advance of the event. Artists are allowed to use reference images and materials so long as the final work is completely original and does not infringe on the rights of any other person, artist, or entity.

Artwork Goals & Theme: The artists may paint the theme of their choosing. Complete artistic freedom is allowed as long as the artwork is family friendly, non-violent, non political, suitable for all ages and audiences, and is welcoming, positive, and inclusive. If the artist would like guidance on artwork themes, ideas can be provided by the event coordinator. No design concept or sketch will be required at any point leading up to the event or during it, but the artist will need to provide a written design concept for approval if selected. This is meant to protect the artist’s time and investment, but to ensure that mural content is approved by the Indiana State Fair.

Description: Four Indiana mural artists compete for Best in Show as they paint murals live starting on July 29. Instead of painting walls or canvases, the artists will be installing artwork directly on cars provided by Hanna Towing. The cars will be on display for the duration of the fair to allow maximum viewership. This event is planned and facilitated by Hue Murals.

Location: This is a completely outdoor painting event at the 2022 Indiana State Fair. It will take place in the lot next to the Farm Bureau Building (FBB) near the ferris wheel. FBB has water, bathroom, and shade access. There will also be shade areas available in the painting lot.

Judging & Prizes: There will be 4 judges for the Mural Derby (a local artist, a State Fair representative, and members from two local arts organizations). Judges will deliberate on July 31, 2022. A short ceremony will take place at a time to be announced closer to the event. Five prizes will be available to ensure that all artists are at least in part compensated for their materials and time. Those include:
Best in Show – $500 prize
Runner Up – $250 prize
Honorable Mention – $150 prize
Honorable Mention – $75 prize
Crowd Favorite – State Fair Ribbon & Sponsored Cash Prize (Amount TBD)

For questions, please contact the event coordinator, Koda Witsken (Hue Murals – Owner, Muralist).

317.517.4144

koda@huemuralsbykoda.com

Huemuralsbykoda.com