Portola Multi-Mural Community Art Project 


APPLICATION TIMELINE


July 15, 2019 - Deadline to submit proposal application

July 18, 2019: Proposals presented at a Portola Community Meeting and posted for public comment

August 2019: Selected proposals notified

September 2019: Projects begin (timeline for project completion is negotiable)

September - November 2019: Projects completed and unveiled at ribbon cutting ceremony


The Portola Neighborhood Association (PNA) seeks artists to submit proposals for a mural project along the Portola's San Bruno Corridor. The PNA Arts & Beautification Committee will work with community members to select imagery that will bring fresh ideas and aesthetics to the neighborhood’s current collection of murals.

We invite local artists to submit proposals for mural artwork that:

(a) Contain natural themes that relate to local ecology

(b) Promote local character & culture

(c) Enhance Portola’s designation as San Francisco’s Garden District.

FUNDING FOR SELECTED PROJECTS

The PNA has secured grant funding from the City and County of San Francisco for this project, and will use these funds to pay artists for materials (e.g., primer, paint, brushes, sheet coat varnish, scaffolding) and for execution of the selected mural projects. All murals will be funded at $20 per square foot for materials and the artist's time.

Estimates for materials range from $3.50 - $6.50 per square foot.

Estimated Materials Budgets:

  • $3.50 per sq/ft for Precita Eyes primer, Precita Eyes paint and Precita Eyes anti-graffiti coating, and brushes and supplies

  • $4.50 per sq/ft for scaffolding, Precita Eyes primer, Precita Eyes paint and Precita Eyes anti-graffiti coating, and brushes and supplies

  • $6.50 per sq/ft for scaffolding & scissor lift, Precita Eyes primer, Precita Eyes paint and Precita Eyes anti-graffiti coating, and brushes and supplies


STEP ONE: Choose a site

Hawaiian Drive Inn, 2600 San Bruno Avenue

 
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Golden State Pizza & Grill, 2414 San Bruno Ave

 
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Golden State Pizza & Grill (GARAGE DOOR), 2414 San Bruno Avenue  

 
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STEP TWO: Submit a Proposal

 

The Request for Proposal Application is now open. Submit your proposal today!

If you would like to request a paper application instead of using our online application, please contact us at murals@portolasf.com or (415) 347-5828.

Application deadline is July 15, 2019.


STEP THREE: the Community Decides!

COMMUNITY MEETING SELECTION:

All proposals will be presented at a public Portola Community Meeting in July 2019 and attendees will be given an opportunity to "Like" their favorites. Entries will also be posted on the project webpage for public comment.

SELECTING FINALISTS:

Depending on the number and scope of submissions, the PNA will select proposals during the initial selection process. Selection will be done by a 9-member committee of diverse Portola residents. Artists whose proposals are selected at this stage will receive a $150 prize. Community members willing to serve on this committee should contact us at murals@portolasf.org or (415) 347-5828. All artists submitting work and their immediate families are ineligible for any selection committee.