Vincennes Eclipse Mural Prospectus

Vincennes is announcing a national call for artist submissions for an eclipse themed mural on the side of the City Hall in Vincennes, Indiana!

January 4, 2024

The City Council of Vincennes is announcing a national call for artist submissions for an eclipse themed mural on the side of the City Hall in Vincennes, Indiana. Vincennes and Knox County are in the centerline of totality during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. We will experience 4 minutes and 5 seconds of darkness and anticipate 50,000-100,000 eclipse visitors for that weekend. To commemorate this spectacular event and encourage future eclipse tourism, the City Council of Vincennes is asking for public works to be submitted. The mural will be printed and installed by a local printing company and will hang for approximately 1-2 year(s).

Deadlines:

All submissions must be entered by March 8th, 2024.

Jurors will take one week to decide. Winner will be announced on March 15th via email.

Submission Guidelines:

All work must be submitted digitally to director@vincenneseclipse.com

All submissions must say “Eclipse Mural Submission” in the subject line.

You may submit 2 images of your work.

Finished dimensions of the mural:

Graphic Size: 330.25 wide x 90.25” tall

Viewable Area: 328.124” wide x 88.124” tall

-The artwork submitted must be created digitally using high quality images and vectors.

-Artwork must be submitted as a PDF.

-The winner will work with the local printing company to get their artwork prepared for final production.

-If artwork is too large to send via email, please upload your artwork using WeTransfer

Prize:

The winning artist will receive a $2,500.00 honorarium.

Other Notes:

All files must be labeled as following: Lastname_Firstname_Artworktitle1

Artists are asked to attach a resume for consideration.

Submission of an entry in this exhibition automatically constitutes the entrant's acceptance of all exhibition rules, as well as its terms and conditions. This entry also gives the City Council and Eclipse Organizers the permission to use a photo likeness of your artwork for marketing purposes. The jury panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The accepted artist will be notified by email. The jury panel reserves the right to withdraw acceptance if the quality does not reflect the images submitted or if the artist violates requirements.

Work should be original and not shown in the last two years. Artists affirm that the submitted work is truly theirs and has not been publicly displayed in other locations.

Hold Harmless Agreement: Submission of this application and the piece(s) represented, shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to comply with the conditions set forth in this prospectus, including the following: I hereby release and discharge The City Council of Vincennes and the Eclipse Director, staff and board from any and all claims occasioned by damage or loss of art while in the possession of the jury panel. No work accepted for the submission may be withdrawn prior to the close of the jury panel decision. Permission to reproduce the work for publicity, documentary or educational purposes is hereby granted.

By filling out the registration form, the artist agrees to the hold harmless agreement.