The San Benito County Arts Council seeks California-based artists or artist teams to submit their qualifications to create and install a large-scale mural, and other artistic elements, at the Washington Street Underpass in San Juan Bautista, California.
This project is part of a State Highway Beautification Project, sponsored by the California Department of Transportation and the Clean California Program.
Launched by Governor Newsom as part of his California Comeback Plan, Clean California is investing $1.1 billion for state and local governments to clean up trash and debris statewide, beautify community gateways and public areas along highways, streets and roads, and to provide good jobs to thousands of Californians.
A Clean California Beautification Project at the State Route 156 and Washington St. underpass in the City of San Juan Bautista, “The City of History,” is currently underway and is seeking artists for the installation of new public art. Washington Street is a low-volume vehicle corridor, and a pedestrian and bicycle route which links downtown San Juan Bautista with adjacent neighborhoods and a future planned community park.
The San Benito County Arts Council, together with Caltrans and the City of San Juan Bautista, is administering a Call for Artists and/or Artist Team to create and install a mural on the exterior façade and interior vertical walls of the underpass, as well as 2D or 3D site-specific elements, integrated with the theme and style of the mural, to be incorporated into concrete slope paving areas which will be installed beneath the underpass.
The total public art budget for this project is $160,000 and is funded through Clean California.
See the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for this project which includes site images, submission requirements, eligibility and budget.
Submit a RFQ HERE.
The submission deadline is Friday, April 29, 2022, 10:59pm PST