Queen Of Pawns Celebrates 23rd Anniversary With Call For Mural Art Commission In Lake Worth

Congratulations to Queen of Pawns, which is celebrating 23 years of business as a family-owned company!  They’re sharing their celebration with all of us, in the form of a public art mural.  The Rickie Report shares the Call for Mural Artists here, with all of the details for the location.  When local businesses brighten their facades with meaningful mural art, the entire community benefits!  The Public is invited to the Grand Celebration on Sunday, March 25th!

 

 

 

 

Queen of Pawns
3380 South Military Trail    Lake Worth, FL 33463
(Back Building #4455)

561.578.1202

 

Summary

Request for Proposal

 

Queen of PAWNS has been offering Floridians the best pawn loan rates in the industry since 1995. We have prided ourselves on developing relationships based on outmost respect, dignity, and a royal sense of customer service. In 2018, QoP will celebrate its 23rd anniversary by inviting a contemporary local artist to cover the facade (outside wall) with art in the form of a large mural.

 

This mural will be celebrated on Sunday, March 25th

With a Public Event hosted by Queen of Pawns.

Local artists will be invited to propose an original artwork finding inspiration in one of the oldest professions, Pawnbroking.  It is believed that the earliest pawnbrokers were established and operated by Buddhist monasteries in the 5th century. Artists will have creative freedom to give pawnbroking a contemporary Floridian twist while emphasizing aspects of our local community; it is our goal for the community to be proud of this mural.

Task

The artist will first create a rendering of the proposed mural respecting the dimensions of the walls used for the project (required for the permitting process); a template will be provided for the artist to create the rendering on. Next the artist will have from March 12th-23rd to create the purposed mural. The artist will also create an interior art piece, which interprets QoP’s Logo using the artist’s own artistic style.

Deliverables

1. A proposal including AT LEAST the following:

  1. Introduction of yourself and your art
  2. Letter of intent expressing your interest in the mural project
  3. Resume and samples of past public artwork and/or projects
  4. A digital rendering of what the proposed mural design will look like on the façade

             Vectorized template will be provided for rendering

  1. Estimated time of mural completion (must be completed NO LATER THAN March 23rd)
  2. List of equipment and supplies needs, including cost of each item
  3. A piece of artwork with the Queen of PAWNS logo embedded inside (artist will have creative freedom) (Rendering not required for proposal)

 

 

Notes

  • Vectorized renderings of the mural facade (with measurements)
  • Bike rack will be removed
  • Pictures of the building, façade, and surroundings   

Compensation

  • Compensation $1500-$2000

    Proposal Submission Deadline: January 22nd, 2018 (extension available upon request)

 

Please submit proposals and inquiries to:

Matt DeStefano, Director of Marketing

Queen of Pawns

Marketing@Queenofpawns.net

561-578-1202

Thank you for your interest and participation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ARTHOUSE 429 Invites You To CANVAS Local Showdown Mural Event And New Exhibit

Seven community-based artists will paint outdoor murals in a competition to win a coveted position on the CANVAS, 2016 line-up!  Attendees will vote for their favorite CANVAS Local Showdown Mural. The excitement takes place on Friday, November 13th in Northwood Village.  During the event, ARTHOUSE 429 will host a Cocktail Reception, featuring new works of art.  Valet parking will be available.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows that the artists, Amanda Valdes, Eduardo Mendieta, Amauri Torezan, Diana Contreras, Mark Rupprecht, Jay Bellicchi and Paul Hughes will appreciate your support!

 

 

 

 

ArtHouse429 CANVAS Local 1

 

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Seven local artists have been selected to paint outdoor murals on seven overhead doors on an active warehouse in Northwood Village as part of  CANVAS, a two-week outdoor museum experience, running November 8-22 in West Palm Beach. The competition, known as CANVAS Local Showdown will have one winner that will receive a coveted position on the official lineup for CANVAS 2016.

The competition, conceived by ArtHouse429 in collaboration with CANVAS and the Community Redevelopment Agency, will take place directly across the street from the ArtHouse429 contemporary art gallery on 25th street. The event is open to the public, and all attendees will be able to cast their vote for their favorite CANVAS Local Showdown mural by using the official CANVAS Art App. The murals will be completed during the event on the evening of Friday November 13th, and voting will continue through November 21st. The winner of CANVAS Local Showdown will be announced at the CANVAS Closing Brunch event on Sunday, November 22.

In addition to the Mural Competition, ArtHouse429 will host a Cocktail Reception throughout the evening where guests can mingle with the local artists, luminaries and world-renowned muralists from CANVAS WPB. Arthouse429 will also debut an all new group exhibition of contemporary fine art to celebrate the start of the coming season.

“We are very excited that CANVAS has selected Northwood Village to host the CANVAS Local Showdown. We conceived this event to connect the vibrant local art scene to the internationally recognized CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show. This is a wonderful acknowledgement to the artists and galleries that have worked so hard to build this area into a world class center for the arts.”  William Halliday, Owner ArtHouse429.

The CANVAS Local Showdown will also feature a modern dance performance by the Demetrius Klein Dance Factory, and DJ Cole of C-Keys Recording and Vinyl will be providing the Soundtrack for the Showdown.

 

 

For more information please contact:

ARTHOUSE 429
429 25th Street       W. Palm Beach, FL 33407
561 231 0429

www.ARTHOUSE429.com

 

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Hobe Sound Mural Project Highlights Highwayman Artist Jimmy Stovall

A new piece of Florida history is being created on a section of Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound!   Highwayman artist Jimmy Stovall is lending his vision and talents to Hobe Sound Murals Project #18, on the Jenkins Landscape building at 12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road.  The Rickie Report shares images and an invitation to drive to Hobe Sound and experience this growing Mural Project.  Kudos to Landmark Arts Coordinator, Nadia Utto, for spearheading this non-profit public art initiative!  We urge you to drive by slowly and take a peek! 

 

 

 

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Landmark ARTS Inc

non profit public art

Presents:

Highwayman Painter, Jimmy Stovall

Creates a Mural

Hobe Sound,  Florida

The public is invited to stop by as this mural is still in progress at:

Jenkins Landscape

12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road

 

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17 Hobe Sound murals have been completed thus far, thanks to the significant volunteer efforts of over 40 regional artists. The murals project also began offering informative and fun tours this year.   Artists are welcome to get involved.

Go to www.landmarkarts.us

 

 

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Local professional artist Nadia Utto, who has been the Hobe Sound Murals project coordinator since 2009, is facilitating this project, assisted by artist Heather Stevens Weese. Hobe Sound Murals is part of Landmark Arts, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to “Creating Community Culture.”

 

 

 

Original Painting by Highwayman Jimmy Stovall, the inspiration for the Jenkins Mural in Hobe Sound

Original Painting by Highwayman Jimmy Stovall, the inspiration for the Jenkins Landscaping Mural in Hobe Sound

 

 

Much of the original travel route from Detroit to Miami, Dixie Highway,  has been absorbed into modern routes.  A new piece of Florida history is being created on a section of Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound! Highwayman artist Jimmy Stovall is lending his vision and talents to Hobe Sound Murals Project #18, on the Jenkins Landscape building at 12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road.

 

Highwayman, Jimmy Stovall works with Muralist in Hobe Sound at Jenkins Landscaping

Highwayman, Jimmy Stovall works with Muralist in Hobe Sound at Jenkins Landscaping

 

Jimmy’s work reflects his continuing interest in preserving the vision of the pristine Florida he remembers from his youth, and the countryside vista in this mural includes two of his signature motifs – a serene distant horizon and a radiant Poinciana tree. This genre is also location-appropriate, as three generations of the Jenkins family have provided idyllic and design balanced landscapes for over 56 years.

 

Business owners Harold and Susan Jenkins, who have long admired the beauty and scenic topics of Highwaymen paintings, are proud to sponsor this one-of-a-kind mural on their newly renovated building façade.

 

 

Mural #8 at GFWC Women's Club

Hobe Sound Mural #8 at GFWC Women’s Club “Pillars Of The Community”

 

Jimmy is one of “The Highwaymen” painters, from the Ft. Pierce area, who sold their Florida landscape paintings door-to-door and out of their vehicles along local roadways from the 1950s through 80s. The Highwaymen finally achieved recognition in the 1990s, when critics began to praise the uniqueness of their folk art, fast oil painting style and self-promotion techniques.

 

 

Hobe Sound Mural #3  "Ocean Jazz"

Hobe Sound Mural #3 “Ocean Jazz”

 

Jimmy holds the unusual distinction of being known as “The 27th Highwayman.” Although he is acknowledged by his peers as a true member of the group, he was in Miami after Hurricane Andrew and was not available to be interviewed for what would become a book about 26 painters of this ‘outsider art’ style.

 

 

Hobe Sound Mural #13 "Four Seasons"

Hobe Sound Mural #13 “Four Seasons”

 

Jimmy is the last painter who was personally taught his craft by one of the founding Highwaymen, Alfred Hair, who had been mentored by the well-known A.E. “Beanie” Backus. Both Hair and Backus have been inducted into the Florida’s Artists Hall of Fame.  This mural will also be the very first publicly accessible exterior mural by a Highwayman.

 

 

For more information, please contact project coordinator Nadia Utto:  561-762-9202

nadiautto@comcast.net    www.landmarkarts.us

Landmark Arts, Inc.      PO Box 533, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

Contact the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce

772-546-4724 for more information on upcoming scheduled tours.

 

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