The Town of Lanesborough
83 North Main Street
Lanesborough, MA 01237
The Town of Lanesborough will commemorate the 100th anniversary of its Town Hall by commissioning a portrait of the Town Hall by a Berkshire artist.
I. Project Intent
The Town of Lanesborough seeks to commission a painting of the Lanesborough Town Hall. The painting will be exhibited in a prominent location within the Town Hall and the image will be used on subsequent promotional material for the Town Hall.
This painting should:
- Realistically represent the Town Hall.
- Honor and commemorate the rich history of the Town Hall.
- All painting mediums will be considered.
The Town’s Percent for Art budget for this project is $500. Lanesborough is currently seeking grants and donations for this project with the expectation that the budget will be raised to $1000. The budget includes all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to: artist’s design fee, travel, materials, fabrication costs, documentation, and transportation and installation of the work.
The project is open to all Berkshire County artists, age 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability.
IV. Time Line
July 9, 2014 Postmark deadline for application materials.
Mid July 2014 Artist Selection Panel meets to review materials.
July 30, 2014 Artist selection announced.
November 2014 Artist submits completed painting.
The committee reserves the right to change the project timeline.
V. How to Apply
Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following:
1. Letter of Interest. The letter should be no more than one page in length and should explain the artist’s interest in the project.
2. Current resume.
3. Ten images of the artist’s work on CD. Images must reflect the style of painting that the artist proposes to paint of the Town hall.
4. Image list including image of artwork, title, date, medium, size, location.
Submit work to :
Lanesboro Town Hall
PO Box 548
83 N Main Street
Lanesboro, MA 01237
VI. Selection Process
An artist selection panel consisting of one community member and two art professionals will review all artist submissions and select artists to be interviewed for the commission.
VII. History of the Lanesboro Town Hall
Research regarding the Town Hall will be posted on the Town of Lanesborough’s website on June 16th at www.lanesborough-ma.gov.
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please call Lorna Gayle 413-448-2682.