Call For Proposals
SRJC Petaluma Outdoor Mural Project



Project Description

This outdoor mural will provide a visual representation of the dynamic and inclusive culture of Our House, the Intercultural Center at SRJC Petaluma. Located in the heart of Petaluma Campus, Our House is both a physical gathering space and a program designed to support students experiencing unjust barriers to college attainment. In theme and composition, the mural will reflect Our House’s vibrant student life and serve as a visual anchor to attract and welcome students and community members into the unique space.   

Scope of Work

The mural will cover a significant area of a stucco exterior wall on John M. Jacobs Hall where the entrance to Our House is located (pictured below). The dimensions of this two-story area are approximately 30 feet in width by 30 feet in height. The stucco wall’s surface is multidimensional, with a bump-out bay of windows extending from the second floor of Jacobs Hall. The expectation is that this multidimensionality could be incorporated into the mural design, with imagery extending around first- and second-floor windows.


Applicants are required to complete the online proposal form by Sunday October 3 which includes a 200-word minimum narrative statement that addresses the Selection Criteria enumerated below. This proposal should include the following:
1) artist/artist-team bio(s);
2) a quote of the payment you would charge to complete the mural, inclusive of materials;
3) a link to an online artist portfolio that includes high-quality/high-resolution images. (A link to an artist webpage or a Google Docs folder will suffice.)

Selection Criteria

• Established record of producing durable outdoor mural art, demonstrated through an artist portfolio that includes multiple photographs of mural-art projects.
• Portfolio shows evidence of thematic subject matter that reflects the diversity—culturally, ethnically, or otherwise—of Our House students.
• Artist bio(s) reflect unique identities and experiences that resonate with the student culture of Our House.
• Evidence of a community-oriented approach to artmaking and an expressed willingness to include SRJC students in initial brainstorming of mural concept and design themes.
• Preference will be given to local artists residing in Sonoma County.


Timeline (Fall 2021)
September 13-October 3 Application opens
October 4-October 8 Review of applications by SRJC Our House Mural Committee
October 11-October 15 Finalist artist(s) are contacted and interviewed
October 18 Applicants are notified of the results of the application process
October 19-November 14 Design development period, which includes 1-3 meetings with students to brainstorm mural concept and design themes
November 15 Design submitted to Our House Mural Committee for approval
November 15-November 19 Our House Mural Committee meets with the artist(s) to confirm the design plan
November 22-December 17 Mural painting occurs on days when weather, air quality, and district staffing permitting
Selection Process

Proposals will be reviewed and selected by a committee comprised of an elected member of SRJC Student Government, the Our House program coordinator, and an additional member of the SRJC Petaluma leadership team.

mural wall
Exterior mural wall. Area in blue approximates mural area.