Call for Artist with deadline of June 19th
May. 4, 2022

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

Project Schedule: 

  • 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