The Circus Circus Reno 24-Hour Mural Marathon competition will begin at 10 a.m. on July 10th and go through the night, ending at 10 a.m. July 11th.
The competitors will have only 24 hours to paint an original mural in panel 19’7” feet wide by 14 feet high. The artists will compete for prize money, $2,000 to the first place winner, $1,000 to the second place winner and $500 to the third place winner. Each artist will also receive a $750 stipend to pay for paint and materials in order to complete the murals. The winners will be selected by a separate panel of judges to be determined. This is a permanent art installation on the side of the Circus building.. The murals (seven in total from seven different artists) will face Virginia Street in the heart of the Arch District in Downtown Reno, a busy intersection for motorists and travelers.
Virginia Street will be closed for the event from 5th to 6th street. There will be music, food and art vendors. This event is not just a competition but a show for audiences of all ages. People will not only be allowed, but invited to watch the art created right in front of their eyes.
The artist’s submission is open to any and all artists from around the globe. Artists must submit a biography or resume, two examples of previous work created, an artist’s rendering of the proposed mural and a signed work agreement. For a copy of this document and entry contest guidelines please see below. Entries must be emailed to Debbi Engebritson @ firstname.lastname@example.org using We Transfer.
The selection committee will be accepting submissions to be one of the competitors for the event February 10th through April 16, 2015 by midnight!