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TOM MILLER MURAL RESTORATION PROJECT – REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) seeks proposals from professional artists, art service providers and art conservators experienced in creating and restoring murals for the restoration of two murals by the late artist Tom Miller. Located on the northeast façade and interior stairwell of the Cherry Hill Shopping Center at 600 Cherry Hill Road, the murals were originally created by Baltimore native Tom Miller (1945-2000) in 1987. The artist became renowned for his unique “Afro-Deco” style, used in his work to fight racial stereotypes of African-American communities in Baltimore. The deadline for proposals is Friday, May 27, 2016.

The exterior mural is painted on a two-story 81’ 9” wide x 17’ 5” high structure on brick and faces Dr. Carter G. Woodson School’s open football field. The interior mural located in the shopping center stairwell measures 9’ 6” wide x 27’ 4” high x 2’ deep. The murals are currently in poor condition due to the effects of age, environmental wear and vandalism.

The artists and their teams should familiarize themselves with the conditions of the murals in order to assess the method, timeline and cost of the project. A detailed explanation and interpretation of the condition of the murals and the processes that the team will use to restore the mural must be present in the proposal. To submit a proposal, visit www.promotionandarts.org/arts-council/call-artists.

This project is a collaboration of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Baltimore Local Development Council, with financial support from Casino Local Impact Grant funds provided by the City of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

For more information, call 410-752-8632 or visit www.promotionandarts.org.

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