For The White Street Journal —
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is issuing a “Call to Artists” for a Joyner Park Community Center gym wall mural.
The goal of the initiative is to promote local artists while connecting the JPCC to the community it serves.
To be eligible, artists must reside in Wake Forest or its extraterritorial jurisdiction, be a high school student (grades 9-12) living in Wake Forest, or be a member of the Wake Forest Guild of Artists. As part of this initiative, qualified applicants are invited to submit one to three pieces of original art. There is no entry fee.
All artwork must be an original piece presented in either landscape or portrait style. The art should be related to or reflect the Wake Forest community. Selected pieces of artwork will need to have the capability to be scanned into an electronic image, then transferred into vinyl to be applied to the half wall in the JPCC gymnasium.
An Artist Selection Committee comprised of members of the Wake Forest Public Art Commission, PRCR Director Ruben Wall and Recreation Center Manager Shawn Monday will select the winner. The artist will receive $100 and have their mural displayed for up to three years.