A Call for Artists - Pagosa Springs Town Mural

Updated: Apr 22, 2020

Pagosa Springs Town Mural

DETAILS: Location: Goodman’s Wall Contact Email: info@ps-artscouncil.org Call Type: Public Art Eligibility: Regional State: Colorado Entry Deadline: 3/4/2020 REQUIREMENTS: Media

  • Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5

  • Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5

The Arts Council and the Town of Pagosa Springs seek to hire an artist to create a mural on the east facing wall of Goodman’s Department Store, located at 3rd St. and Pagosa St. (Highway 160). KEY INFORMATION

  • Open Call for Artist Qualifications Deadline: Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 11:59pm

  • Finalists Notified of Award to Submit Concepts: Week of March 8th, 2020

  • Finalists Mural Concepts Due: Week of April 30th, 2020

  • Selected Muralist Notified of Award: Week of April 30th, 2020

  • Installation Deadline: October 2020

  • Artist Commission: Minimum of $6,000 up to $10,000 including supplies.


The Goodman’s mural is envisioned as a merger of western and contemporary art that will bring artwork into our downtown space and create an impactful work that can be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. We would like a work of art that makes a statement, is vibrant, and can be enjoyed by all ages. We link projects with artists and lieses between the public and the artists to create artwork that will facilitate creative community in our town.


Goodman’s has a solid history as a western wear staple for Pagosa. The mural should incorporate western themes and blend contemporary art aspects into the piece. This mural will be in the historic preservation district and we would recommend artist include Pagosan culture, history, heritage, or our environment with contemporary flare. 


The artwork will be painted on the east facing wall of Goodman’s Department Store. It can start at the east window on the building and will continue on the east wall until the back of the building. Directly in front of the building is car parking that may block the bottom part of the mural from visibility when occupied, but we would love photogenic parts of the mural to be accessible for pedestrian traffic to take pictures. The site is property of Goodman’s and has been granted permission for the artwork.


The left side of the wall is two stories and slopes down to one toward the back of the building. 

Mural artist will be responsible for design, fabrication, delivery and installation of the artwork within the given budget, including using appropriate paints for the surface and painting a sealant on top of the mural. The Arts Council and the Town of Pagosa will power wash the mural surface before the mural is installed. We expect the mural to have a lifespan of 10 years.

  • Mural Dimensions: Approx. 24 ft tall at the front of the building down to 12 ft at the back of the building. Approx. 136 ft. long

  • Wall Construction: Stucco

  • Please note, this mural is directly next to a sidewalk. This means that your design must be effective both close up and from across the street. 



Applications will ONLY be accepted through PSAC website (https://ps-artscouncil.org/artist-calls). Artists must answer the required questions in the application, including uploading a cover sheet and PDF with statement and images.

This is a 3-step Call Process:

STEP 1: We are issuing a call for interested muralists to submit an overview of their qualifications. DEADLINE is Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 11:59pm. All submissions must be received through PSAC Website.

STEP 2: The Mural Jurors will choose 3-4 finalists who will be compensated $150 each to submit and present their mural concept(s) to the panel.

STEP 3: The panel will choose a winning concept and engage the selected artist for concept finalization, mural logistics, and schedule.

Questions: Sherry Phillips, Arts Council Board President, shoeyles@bellsouth.net or 305.395.0608


The Pagosa Springs Art Council’s vision is to help build a community where arts culture and creativity are valued and celebrated. We bring art and community together. An art aware community will ensure the creation of more art. We support all of the arts all of the time. CLICK to learn more about PSAC.


The Goodman’s Mural project is a partnership between PSAC and the City of Lakewood. The selected mural will be approved by the Town of Pagosa Springs. 

For more information, see the Town of Pagosa Springs Comp Plan.