The Circus Circus Reno 24-Hour Mural Marathon competition will begin at 10 a.m. on July 15th and go through the night, ending at 10 a.m. July 16th.
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 and food. 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.
HOW TO ENTER: The artist’s submission is open to any and all artists from around the globe. Each individual may submit no more than two (2) concepts. Each concept submitted need not be fully completed work, but should illustrate clearly to the selection committee what your finished piece would look like. Each entrant is required to provide name, address, contact information and a biography or Artist statement. You need to provide three (3) samples of your past work along with the two (2) concepts and a signed work for hire agreement. The entry should be submitted electronically using Wetransfer.com to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, it may be mailed to the attention of Debbi Engebritson, Circus Circus – Reno Advertising Department, 500 N. Sierra Street, Reno, Nevada 89503. You are responsible for delivery of the entry package within the entry period.
Get your art ready and submit and we will hopefully see you in July!
Entry period to be selected for the Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. February 19, 2016 and ends at 12:00 a.m. on April 19, 2016