The University Libraries invites all student artists connected to UNM to submit mural proposals for a wall in the Parish Memorial Library. Parish Memorial Library (PML) focuses on business and economics and provides a range of resources, services, and study spaces to UNM students. It is located on Las Lomas between University House and the Anderson School of Management (map link). The winning muralist will paint the design on a wall in the basement of PML, which has many skylights providing natural light and is popular with students to gather and study. The intention of the artwork is to draw people to the Parish Memorial Library as a place for inspiration as they gather, study, and reflect.
The Parish Library Mural project committee will select the winner – individual or team. The winning artist or team will receive a $750 honorarium and up to $500 for supplies. The artist may select one of 4 designated walls in the library for the mural. It is ideal for students to visit PML to view these walls in situ prior to submitting a proposal. The selected artist will paint the mural during the summer of 2018. This project is for an impermanent mural, with a minimum lifetime of three years. The selected mural will be documented (artist’s notes, statements, photographs, etc.) with the documentation retained in the University Libraries’ digital archive which is available to the public.
The artist(s) will also be publicly recognized* by the library via its various news venues (e.g. web sites, blog post).
Themes: Capitalize on the PML collection of business and economics (writ large) OR highlight the landscapes, peoples, and cultures of New Mexico.
Eligibility: This call is open to all currently enrolled UNM students (undergraduate & graduate) in good standing as defined by the ASUMN Constitution. An individual student or a team (all members in good standing) may submit a proposal.
*All artists must be willing to participate in publicity and attend a reception celebrating the completion of the project.
Wall A (north wall): 83.5 x 421 inches (7ft x 35ft)
Wall B (east wall): 101 x 385.5 inches (8.5ft x 32ft)
Wall C (investment area): 101 x 240 inches (8.5ft x 20ft)
Wall D (investment area): 101 x 240 inches (8.5ft x 20ft)
Send submission to ParishArtMurals@gmail.com
Word or PDF document with the following information:
Image attachments (only JPG images of 180-300 dpi; min 1105 x 736; max 1838 x 1238)
The selection committee will review each submission based on the themes above, artist statement, and artistic quality.
Submit questions to ParishArtMural@gmail.com
Parish Family Endowment
Funding for this project is provided by the William J. Parish Endowment. The library is named for former business school dean William J. Parish. The Endowment Agreement from his family provides supplemental funds for “the strengthening of academic pursuits of the University Libraries.” This fund is overseen by Todd Quinn, business & economics librarian, and Jessica Philbrook, the University Libraries director of development.