Painters! Muralists! ArtsWestchester Needs You!


ArtsWestchester, in partnership with the New York State Thruway Authority (Authority) and the Arts Council of Rockland, seeks proposals from professional New York State artists or artist collectives interested in creating a permanent mural for an underpass on the Rockland County landing of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge shared bicycle and walking path (“the path”). Artists will be selected through a competitive panel process, which will include representatives from the partner organizations.

The mural should be original in design with family-friendly, universal appeal. Artists are strongly encouraged to consider the regional context of the mural location, including the history and culture of the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding communities in particular. Additional considerations and specifications will be determined by the Authority, with input from ArtsWestchester.

From this RFP, the Selection Committee will identify up to five (5) finalists who will be awarded a stipend of $300 to submit final artwork designs. Artists may be asked to present their proposals in-person to the Selection Committee.

Artists will be notified if they have been selected as a finalist on or around September 27, 2019.

The project winner should be prepared to install the mural on site by April 2020. 

Please review all details in this document before making your submission.

RFP DEADLINE:  All proposals must be submitted online via the link provided by September 13, 2019, 11:59PM, E.S.T.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must reside, work, or maintain a studio in New York State to be eligible for consideration for this project.

PROJECT BUDGET:  The $38,500 commission will cover all services from final design through fabrication/installation, including artist fee, material costs, and insurance.

Finalists will be awarded a $300 honorarium.

SUBMISSION NOTE: Artists may only submit one design for consideration by the panel.