Charleston Pour House 2017 Mural Competition

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Pour House Mural Design Contest
The Charleston Pour House and Charlietown Prints are proud to announce the 2017 Mural Competition. The mural project is a competition for local artists to create representational art all around the Charleston Pour House.There will be a total of 15 spots available, with varying sizes but most within the range of 8’x10’.

Dates available for artists to work will be Aug 28. thru September 3, a week of voting will take the place the following week. Voting from the public will end on Sunday September 10. There will be prizes awarded in each category including concert tickets, and a cash prize.

1977 Maybank Highway, James Island, SC.

Sizes are a rough estimate of the size in which to scale your submissions.

There are a total of 15 available spaces that will be judged for competition. Mural entries should be sized based on the dimension in which each artist would prefer to paint, we shall try our best to make sure each accepted entry will paint the preferred sized spot but ultimately the judging panel shall have final say on where each participant shall compete…
Space sizes are as follows:

8’x8’ (deck area, one spot available)
4’x8’ (deck area, one spot available)
6.5’x11’ (wooden fence behind The Lot, three spots available)
8’x10’ (back yard area, ten spots available.)

The overall top prize shall receive: a $500 cash prize, a one year admission into shows at the Charleston Pour House, and we’re excited to announce that this year’s winning mural will be used as a new design for tee shirts to be sold at the Pour House made with love by Charlietown Prints.

2nd Place: a cash prize of $200, a $50 gift certificate to the Pour House as well as a 3 month free admission to shows at the Pour House.

3rd Place: a cash prize of $100, a Pour House merch package and a one month free admission to shows at the Pour House.

What We Are Looking For?
We would like each artist to submit a mural design with the inspiration being promoting community through music. Submissions require a non-refundable entry fee of $15 that shall be used by the Pour House to provide paint and materials for use, but of course artists are encouraged to bring anything that they would like to add to the mix if PoHo supplies are not enough to create the artist’s vision. Make sure that the mural will be able to stand up to outside weather, i.e., sealant, polyurethane etc., any and all styles are welcomed for submission.

? Artists must be at least 18 years of age

? Artists must submit samples or images of the proposed mural design with application

? Entries must be artist’s original work

? If accepted, artist’s work must be complete (including weather proofing) by September 3, 2017

? Paint and some other supplies (brushes etc.,) will be available for use

A panel of Pour House staff along with Charlietown Prints will select participants based on the artist’s submissions and the demonstrated strength of the artist’s concept and craftsmanship, as well as originality of the proposed mural. Submit your design in the size of the dimension in which category you prefer to take part, but final say will be from the staff in deciding what area each artist design will fit best. When creating the design, think Love, think Live, think Music.

August 1, 2017: Deadline for entry. Please email submissions to and

You can pay the application fee online here: PayPal Payment
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August 8, 2017: Notification to artists (via email)

August 15, 2017: Artist meeting with Pour House Staff and Charlietown Prints

August 28, 2017: Artist can begin painting!!!

September 3, 2017: Mural Competition Celebration with Live Music!

September 4-10: Voting for best mural in each category

September 13: Winners announced for each category

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