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Hoboken Arts Advisory Committee Extends Submission Deadline for Two New Mural Projects:

1. Church Square Park Mural Project - park is located on Garden St. bet. 4th & 5th St.

The City of Hoboken’s Arts Advisory Board announces a call for submissions for a mural project in Church Square Park. The mural will be painted on the small building that sits in the middle of this very popular city park.

The theme of the commission will be “Frontline Workers: A Time for Hope and Renewal.” We envision this work honoring the frontline workers who have helped up our city through the pandemic. The work can depict frontline workers figuratively or abstractly. We would like the theme of renewal and hope to be woven through the work, such as using a unifying design that includes flora and plant growth. References that tie the work specifically to COVID-19 and the pandemic are discouraged.

The work will cover all four exterior walls of the building, including the roof fascia. Surfaces sizes are approximately; North and south walls (231 square feet each), east and west walls (147 square feet each). Submissions should include at minimum a rough rendering of the design with color schemes for all four walls. Artists must include fully rendered designs, CV and photographic proof of a minimum two previous similarly-scaled murals. The artist chosen by the Board will provide all materials and labor for the execution of the work. Commission award will be $8,000.

Submission deadline is 8/30/21. Commission will be announced on 9/24/21. Artwork should be completed by 10/22/21.

Church Square Park Mural Project Submission Form: https://forms.gle/UEBLcKAhgYX6HQ6Z6

2. Mural Project in Tom Olivieri Park - 1225 Willow Ave.

The City of Hoboken’s Arts Advisory Board announces a call for submissions for a mural in Tom Olivieri Park. The mural will be painted on the east wall that sits within this very popular city children’s playground.

The theme of the commission will be “Play.” We invite artists to submit age-appropriate ideas to adorn this park with an inviting and inspiring work of art for the children who use this park and the caregivers who accompany them. We are open to all ideas within this general framework. The artist chosen by the Board will provide all materials and labor for the execution of the work.

The dimensions of the wall is 448 square feet. Submissions should include at minimum a rough rendering of the design with color schemes. Artists must include fully rendered designs, CV and photographic proof of a minimum two previous similarly-scaled murals. Commission award will be $6,000.

Submission deadline is 8/30/21. Commission will be announced on 9/24/21. Artwork should be completed by 10/22/21.

Tom Olivieri Park Mural Project Submission Form: https://forms.gle/5PFrLf4YdeSnoqqL8

There is a second mural wall in this park. That project has been commissioned to be designed and painted by Tom's son Teofilo Olivieri, a NY artist and Ray Guzman, a Hoboken artist and close family friend with input from Tom's wife and children.

If any questions: hobokenartcommittee@gmail.com

Hoboken Art Committee Advisory Board

An advisory board relating questions involving public art and the City of Hoboken Art Program.

The Hoboken Arts Advisory Committee is a group of local citizens–artists, merchants, organizational leaders and public officials–working to bring innovative, interesting and beautiful public art to the City of Hoboken.

The purpose of The Arts Advisory Committee is to act as an advisory board to the Mayor and city administration relating to all questions involving public art and the City of Hoboken Art Program.

The Committee endeavors to find public art that will bring enjoyment to both visitors and residents of Hoboken and enhance the visual environment of the city. A commitment to bringing art work that embraces and celebrates the City’s rich culture and diversity which is paramount to the Committee’s work.

Art Committee Advisory Board:

Chris O’Connor, Chair

Ralph Capasso

Lawrence Ciarallo

Geraldine Fallo

Diane Imus

Raakhee Mirchandani

Elizabeth R. Ndoye

Jon Vesey

Director Leo Pellegrini

Jen Giattino, City Council Representative

Hoboken Utility Box Mural Project - Completed

Press Links:

https://www.hobokennj.gov/news/hoboken-arts-advisory-committee-launches-art-box-mural-project

https://www.hobokennj.gov/news/hoboken-artists-complete-art-box-mural-project-on-washington-street


https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020/11/some-good-trouble-to-think-about-for-hoboken-art-walk-nov-8.html

https://hudsonreporter.com/2020/12/07/beautifying-hobokens-washington-street/

https://www.hobokengirl.com/hoboken-utility-boxes-artists/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hoboken-s-painted-art-and-history-boxes-story-behind-each-one/ar-BB1bxsMK

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https://patch.com/new-jersey/hoboken/hobokens-painted-art-history-boxes-story-behind-each-one

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https://hudsontv.com/hoboken-artists-complete-washington-street-murals/

https://hobokenarts.com/blogs/news/art-box-mural-project

https://hudsonreporter.com/2020/07/17/seeking-hoboken-artists/

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https://www.hobokengirl.com/hoboken-launches-art-box-mural-project/

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https://nixle.us/alert/8119624/

https://www.newsbreak.com/new-jersey/hoboken/news/2083448770334/hobokens-mural-project-reflects-equality-and-inclusion

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Art Committee Advisory Board

Chris O’Connor, Chair

Ralph Capasso

Lawrence Ciarallo

Geraldine Fallo

Diane Imus

Raakhee Mirchandani

Elizabeth R. Ndoye

Jon Vesey

Director Leo Pellegrini

Jen Giattino, City Council Representative

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