2013 Mural Design Competition
Deadline: To be determined. Calling all members! It's time to consult those muses and give them a chance to shine!
Submit your design for our 2013 Philanthropic mural which will be created at convention this year. Last year the mural was presented to the Veterans Guest House during convention. This competition is open to all current IDAL members and you must attend the convention to participate. If your design is chosen, your participation and insight are most appreciated during the creation of your vision. You will be given credit for the design inspiration, but the completed work will be a gift from the International Decorative Artisans League to the Philanthropic recipient and be created by you and volunteer attendees.
The winning artist and design will be featured in Artisphere Online and on www.decorativeartisans.org
. You may also receive coverage in local or national newspapers and magazines.
We want as many convention attendees to participate as possible, so please keep varying skill levels in mind when creating your design. Please allow some sort of border or resolution for all four sides of the mural in your design to allow for necessary trimming to fit the wall.Design Requirements:
As of December 2012 the benefactor of the 2013 Philanthropic project has not yet been chosen. Please check back for updated information specific to the exact projects location and final size. The following information is applicable to any design submission.
Designs must be sent as full–color renderings. (High resolution digital photos of hand or computer generated renderings are acceptable.)
Renderings must be completed in 1/2"=1'0" or 1"=1'0" scale. Unscaled renderings will not be considered.
Designs must include as many decorative art disciplines as possible. This will be painted by IDAL members, so it should reflect the many and various skill sets represented within IDAL (stenciling, hand painting, faux finishing, textures, graining, marbling, gilding, etc.)
Designs should incorporate as many decorative products as possible, decorative papers, foils, paints, stencils, etc. These will be donated by various Business Partner vendors supporting the 2013 IDAL Convention and Exposition.
Designs should reflect the use and purpose of the selected projected. Details of the selected project will be posted as soon as they are available. Philanthropic Submission Guidelines:
Entries will be judged anonymously. To keep this process fair, please follow the submission guidelines exactly. Include the following items with your entry:
Submissions must be postmarked or e-mailed by a date yet to be determined. Please check back or contact IDAL Philanthropic Coordinator.
- Your IDAL membership number is to be on the back of your rendering (please do not put your name on the rendering) or it may be printed on your digital photo.
- A sealed envelope containing the entry and Mural Design Competition Information Form. Write your IDAL membership number on the outside of the envelope.
- A copy of the Mural Design Description Form attached by paper clip to the rendering.
If e-mailing, please request an e-mail response to be sure it was received.
Below are samples of previous Philanthropic projects.
2010: "Helping Hands Heal Shattered Lives"
We received this letter about the 2010 Philanthropic project installation at the William Temple House in Oregon (shown above):
Dear IDAL members,
Thank you for the stunning, beautiful mural that now graces our reception lobby. We are delighted and deeply grateful. This past weekend, at our annual open house, we dedicated this magnificent work of art. Kara McGhee was present and spoke about IDAL, the process, and the symbolism. Your philanthropic projects are a wonderful idea. And we are thrilled to have been chosen as this year's recipient. At least 20,000 people annually will see the mural.
Thanks you for giving our community this extraordinary work of art that we could not have acquired except through your kind, benevolent generosity.
Allen L. Hunt
Executive Director, William Temple House
2009 Philanthropic Mural Design Competition Winner
"Flight Begins with One Feather" by Pam Cobb was placed at Wings Cancer Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee. Convention participants, along with Pam, used metallic paints, textures, and acrylics to complete the design.
2008 Philanthropic Mural Design Competition Winner
"Sea Turtle Dance" by Anna Guillotte was dedicated to the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital during the IDAL convention in Charleston, South Carolina.