Submissions are invited by UNLV students by 6/05/22.
The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV (KKSOM) and UNLV Planning and Construction invite proposals for a large-scale painting for the new KKSOM opening in fall 2022. The piece is being commissioned by the UNLV School of Medicine Class of 2022 as a gift for the KKSOM and will be part of the building's permanent collection.
Call for Entries
UNLV Planning and Construction and KKSOM are accepting proposals for a large-scale, movable canvas from now until June 19, 2022. This call is open to all UNLV students and alumni. The selected artist will receive $1,500.00 honoraria after completion of the work, and a $500 budget for materials and supplies.
Project requirements are as follows:
- The artwork should address one main theme and a secondary theme from the following options:
- Wellness and mental health
- Raising doctors to build up Las Vegas and Southern Nevada
- Diversity, inclusion, and acceptance
- The tie between UNLV and the greater Las Vegas community
- Overcoming challenges and obstacles
Scale and Details:
- Movable canvas
- Size: Maximum 8’ x 6’ and Minimum 5’ x 6’
- The canvas must include secure hanging mechanisms.
- Stipend allotment of $500 to be used for professional support construction and materials
- Applications accepted through June 19
- Judging will take place on June 24
- Painting and production: three (3) months
- Installation: the final piece will be installed at the KKSOM at UNLV for its grand opening in early November
- $1,500.00 honoraria
Submit a Proposal:
Submit one PDF document with the following items:
- Maximum one-page statement describing the goals of the proposed artwork and how it will address the primary and secondary themes.
- Sketches for the proposed painting.
- Approximate technical dimensions and materials (note: if selected, Sean Slattery can help you plan and source these materials).
- Artist resume, if applicable
- Examples of previous artwork, especially any large-scale work
UNLV Planning and Construction will manage all project coordination & execution.
Sean Slattery, assistant professor in residence, Painting & Design, will serve as the artist's contact for consultation on technical concerns.
NOTE: Please include your name (first and last) in the name of your files.
Use this form to apply. Please fill out the entry form in its entirety and upload a written proposal, work samples, and mock-ups below. No entry fee is required.
For more information please refer to the Call For Entry