City of North Charleston (SC) Cultural Arts Department Calls for Proposals for Half-Moon Outfitters Mural Competition – Deadline Apr. 19, 2013

Half-Moon Outfitters is partnering with the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department to host a public mural competition. Lowcountry visual artists age 18 and up are invited to submit proposals for a public art piece to be installed on the exterior of Half-Moon Outfitters’ new building addition, the Half-Moon Annex, located on the corner of East Montague and Jenkins Avenues in the Olde Village area of North Charleston, SC. Up to three artists will be selected. Selected artists will be given a materials stipend to create an 8’x8’ mural and have an opportunity to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Deadline for proposals is 5:00pm on Friday, Apr. 19, 2013.

To apply, artists must provide sketches of the proposed mural, a written description of the piece including information on medium, inspiration, and execution methods, a resume, and contact information. Application materials should be submitted by the deadline to City of North Charleston Arts Coordinator, AnneTrabue W. Nelson, via e-mail, post, or hand-delivery to:

E-mail at (anelson@northcharleston.org)

Post: City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department,
PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC 29419-9016

Hand-delivery: Cultural Arts Dept. Office, North Charleston City Hall, 2nd Floor, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC, 29406

There is no theme for the mural competition; however, mural concepts must be family-friendly and appropriate for public display. Half-Moon Outfitters will furnish an 8’x8’ wooden panel and a $100 materials stipend for each selected artist. Any additional materials expenses must be covered by the artist. Artists will be notified of selections by Friday, Apr. 26, 2013. Murals must be complete and ready for installation by Tuesday, May 7, 2013. A free public reception will be held in honor of the mural artists during the 2013 North Charleston Arts Festival Art Walk on Wednesday, May 8, from 5-8pm. During the event, the public will be invited to vote on their favorite mural. Results of the vote will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, which are Half-Moon Outfitters gift cards in the amounts of $300, $200, and $100, respectively.

For more information about the Half-Moon Outfitters public mural competition, contact AnneTrabue W. Nelson at 843/740-5852 or e-mail at (anelson@northcharleston.org). For more information about Half-Moon Outfitters, visit (www.halfmoonoutfitters.com). To learn more about other programs and artist opportunities offered by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, visit (http://bit.ly/culturalarts).

Half-Moon Outfitters, founded in 1993 and based in Charleston, SC, features clothing and gear for adventure and travel. Offering lines that include Patagonia, The North Face, Chaco, Black Diamond and Mountain Hardwear, experienced staff members guide customers through equipment selection with safety, comfort and fun in mind. Half-Moon employees share a love of the outdoors with a commitment to the environment. Half-Moon Outfitters has eight stores in South Carolina and Georgia and also a Web-based store.

For more information, visit (www.halfmoonoutfitters.com).

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