The mural should highlight the City of Newport News’ (City) vibrant community, innovative science and technology resources, and rich cultural history. The project should help achieve the goal of broadening viewers’ perspectives of public art and public spaces within the City. To be considered for award, the proposed artwork must be new, unique, and an original painted mural. The selection committee will have final approval of the submitted design.
The City may work with the artist during the negotiation phase for modifications to sketches for final design approval.
The project is open to all qualified artists and artistic teams. Partnerships and collaborations are encouraged, to include relationships between established and emerging artists.
Local artists are encouraged to apply.
Artists with experience producing large murals/public art or two-dimensional artworks are preferred.
After the contract has been awarded, the Offeror is responsible for:
Incorporating design feedback from the selection committee.
Creating a detailed design of the proposed artwork and associated plans (such as engineering, lighting design, site details, electrical documents, or fabrication) to be presented for final approval from the selection committee.
Design and application of the chosen work, as well as the management and oversight of all implementation and installation.
Amend maintenance plan to include final recommendations for conservation.
Artistic teams shall designate a single point of contact. This person must be willing to sign all contracts and related documents for the project when applicable.
Should conditions allow after the completion of the project, the Offeror/Artist unveils the mural to the community. Unveiling may be held in conjunction with a larger City Sponsored special event. Should health or other considerations preclude an in-person event or gathering, a virtual event may occur.
Full Gospel Kingdom Church
3114 Washington Ave, Newport News VA 23607
The approximate wall measurements are 45’ x 88’ - 3,960 sq. feet
The building is a two story wood frame building with a brick exterior.
Storage of supplies may be available offsite at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center if necessary.
Site preparation—the City desires that the mural wall exterior surface be pressure washed prior to project start by the awarded artist or artist subcontractor. Any additional prep work prior to painting (ex. priming) will be the responsibility of the Offeror. Pricing for pressure washing is included as an optional line item in the Pricing Proposal section.
The following is a general project timeline with all dates subject to change:
December 6, 2022 5 p.m. : Submittal due date and time
Early Winter 2023: Selection announced
Spring 2023: Completion of art
Unless otherwise negotiated, payment will be as follows:
• 1/3 upon contract execution
• 1/3 upon written approval of design
• 1/3 upon completion and acceptance of work