Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Community Mural Request for Proposal


Request for Proposal

Community Mural

St. Margaret's Center


St. Margaret's Center has served low-income and homeless families since 1987.  The Center provides a comprehensive range of emergency and supportive services to approximately 10,000 individuals annually.  St. Margaret's Center is a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc., a non-profit, non-sectarian social service organization that has served the communities in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties since 1919.


Over the past two decades the Center has helped hundreds of thousands of poverty-level individuals with a vast array of services including food, emergency shelter, rent and utility assistance, clothing and household supplies, counseling, immigration processing, food stamp and health insurance application, English language and Citizenship classes for adults, medical screenings, educational workshops, and an annual Christmas Program that serves more than 1,000 children and their families.  The Center serves as a resource center for immigrants, providing translation and support services.  In addition, the Center is the only drop-in center in the local community for homeless persons, with sack lunches, hygiene supplies, use of the telephone and mailing address readily available.


With our move to a new building we are very excited about the opportunity to celebrate our community by commissioning a new mural.


Location:                    St. Margaret's Center

                                    10217 South Inglewood Avenue

                                    Lennox, CA 90304


Communications:      Mary Agnes Erlandson

                                    Director – St. Margaret's Center

                                    Title line in all e-mails must include “Mural RFP ...”


Submissions close   June 20, 2009 


Interviews                   June 24-26, 2009 


Selection                    June 30, 2009


Mural completion       September 30, 2009



The wall particulars and submission requirements follow.  Please adhere to the limitations or your submission may be rejected.


The wall to be covered includes all of the smoothed stucco on the ground floor between and above the two main central doors (left is glass).  The height is 9'10” and the length is approximately 40' (see the area bounded by the white arrows in the photo above).  The mural design should attempt to incorporate the doors in a playful and organic manner.  The square area is slightly under 390 ft2.


Ideally the material of the mural would be ceramic tile but artist's paints would also be acceptable.


The artist will be chosen by a committee set up by the center director.


Artists are required to submit electronically (in .RTF or .PDF format)

1.Up to one-page artistic statement.

2.A recent resume and photo.

3.At least two references.

4.Up to 10 digital photos of selected projects.

5.A one-page basic design concept (this may be a sketch sent separately but it will not be returned).


Artists chosen for interviews will be required to visit the site, meet with the committee and present their concept along with a time line for completion by September 30, 2009.


The selected artist will be required to have commercial general liability and worker's compensation insurance.







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