Call to Artists: Visti McMinnville “Foundations” Mural Project, Deadline June 17


The “Foundations” Mural Project consists of conceptualization, preparation, and execution of a Mural on the east facing wall of the Alpine Storage Facilities. This project is the third project of a series of Mural installations planned over the coming 3-5 years.


– Create an approachable art piece attractive to locals and visitors

– Add visual interest and culture to a colorless area

– Be highly visible from a distance

We wish for the Mural to be representative and respectful of the McMinnville area and create a sense of place. This location sits across from the Boutique Retreat, a tiny house vacation rental property and towards the beginning of Alpine Avenue. Alpine Avenue is a 6-block portion of the Granary District (an industrial up-and-coming makers’ district full of wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants, breweries, and shopping). It is a prominent location in the heart of our City, located at a crossroads between our history and our future. It will serve as an important part of the landscape for years to come. Submissions should reflect the themes above.


– McMinnville Downtown Association Committee for Public Art (MDACPA)

– Visit McMinnville (VM)

– Alpine Storage

– Final Selected Artist



All applications will be reviewed and juried to help ensure the quality of the project and suitability of the concept to public art and to the City. Both solo artists and teams of artists will be considered for the project.

To be considered, each of the following must be included with the Artist/s application:

  • Current personal resume of the Artist/s (maximum 2 pages per artist).
  • Images of prior Murals completed by the Artist/s, not more than 10 pages.
  • Full contact information for the Artist/s.
  • A minimum of 1, but no more than 6 images or sketches, of each proposed Mural may be submitted.
    • All images submitted must be labeled with name of Mural and the Artist/s, so as to avoid confusion.
    • Please include a master list of images if the application includes more than one proposed finished Mural.
  • The intended color pallet of the Mural.
  • An estimated budget for the proposed project.


In the case of multiple submissions, each proposed Mural will be judged on its own merits. Applications must be submitted to BOTH of the following email addresses:


Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM, June 17, 2022.

From these applications, one to four finalists will be selected and notified. The selected finalists will receive a stipend of $500.00 to develop a finished proposal, including their proposed budget. The final proposals will be due no later than July 22, 2022. These proposals will be reviewed by our selection committee. Each submitting finalist Artist/s will have an individual Artist/s meeting with the selection committee to present and explain their proposed Mural. This will lead to the selection of the Artist/s to create the Mural. The final selection is intended to be complete by July 29, 2022.



A maximum budget of $25,000 is available for the completion of this project. Included within this amount must be all necessary materials and supplies, equipment (such as scaffolding, ladders, drop cloths, etc.), workman’s compensation and liability insurance, transportation to and from site, as well as any necessary artist lodging and meals during the duration of the project.

The site will be prepared for the artist prior to the beginning of the art installation by Visit McMinnville, at no expense to the Artist/s. Site preparation includes removal of existing weeds and vegetation, cleaning the surface of the wall by an approved method, and application of primer and finished anti-graffiti coating.

The priming of the Mural site and the finished anti-graffiti coating will be provided by Visit McMinnville, as will the removal of all weeds and small plants at the site.

•  McMinnville area citizens supporting downtown businesses
•  Visitors; food, wine, history & travel enthusiasts exploring McMinnville

• Appreciate a unique art piece
•  Feel a sense of place and connection
•  Feel safe and confident in traveling by foot around the Granary District

•  Call to Artist/s issued: May, 2022
•  Deadline for submissions: 5:00 PM, June 17, 2022
•  Selection of Finalists: June 24, 2022
•  Submission of finished proposals: July 22, 2022
•  Final selection: July 29, 2022
•  Installation: August – October, 2022

•  Notification to finalists, if any, will be made by June 29, 2022.
• Notification of the final Artist selection by VM and the MDACPA will be made to all applicants by August 1st, 2022.

For questions or more information, please contact: Steven Rupp MDACPA OR Kitri McGuire Visit McMinnville

Permission to paint this mural has been obtained in writing from the building owner. The Mural will become the property of the City of McMinnville. The Artist/s will own the copyright to this Mural, however, the Partners and City of McMinnville will have unlimited rights to use images of the Mural for advertising, promotion or other similar uses. This provision will be agreed to in writing between the parties before any paint is applied.

The location of the mural is on the east facing wall of the Alpine Storage building shown below; dimensions are roughly 110’ wide x 10’ tall. The exterior wall upon which the mural is to be painted is sheet metal. It is divided into four (4) sections divided by three rain downspouts. The business sign will be redesigned and replaced at or near the same time as the mural.

The mural proposal may cover up too all four (4) sections of the wall, but not less than two (2). If it covers the section with the business sign, the artist may propose a replacement sign in keeping with or as part of the mural, but if the proposed replacement sign is not acceptable to the business, the business may have its own sign fabricated. We do not know if yet if additional funds will be available if the selected artist incorporates the sign into the mural (some things will need to be worked out to a mutual agreement). The sections selected by the artist/s may be one (1) single mural with continuity or each section may beunique. If each section is unique, we would prefer they be related in some fashion such as a theme.