Paint This Box!
Welcome to the Paint This Box!
Paint This Box! is a a downtown project aimed at building onto the kindling of turning Northampton into a public art community by painting the utility boxes on Main Street. We hope that Paint This Box! will continue pushing us towards spreading art across Northampton and recognizing art as a cornerstone of our city.
Paint This Box! is an opportunity to celebrate the visual arts and the downtown area of Northampton. There will be a total of 4 utility boxes painted.
Artists will submit proposals for utility box designs. A jury will select the designs to be used for the utility boxes. The artists will be paid a $350 stipend for their work and will be supplied with the necessary paints and materials.
The artists will paint the utility boxes on-site in downtown Northampton on Sunday, June 11th. In addition to painting, there will be a press event on Sunday, June 11th to help kickoff Paint This Box!, during which reporters and residents will be encouraged to visit the utility boxes being painted by artists.
Special Thanks to our Major Sponsors and Supporters
Northampton Arts Council
Massachusetts Cultural Council
The City of Northampton
Application Deadline: May 21, 2017 at 11:59PM
Your submission must include:
- Photographs of 4 images of your past work in .jpeg format, (or a link to an online portfolio/website)
- A short description that discusses your concept for a box design.
- A mock-up of your concept for a box design.
- A completed personal information form.
All materials must be submitted by Sunday, May 21st for consideration by the artists’ review board. Please submit your proposal by emailing the Review Board, or uploading it to the Paint This Box! website. If pictures of your work will not send via email, or will not upload to the Paint This Box! website, please send them to the Hamp Public Art dropbox account.
If you are experiencing any difficulties or need a different format of the documents, please email us.
Q: Where exactly is Paint This Box taking place?
A: On Main Street in Downtown Northampton. The specific locations of the utility boxes are at the following intersections:
1. Bridge Street/Hawley Street/Market Street
2. Main Street/Pleasant Street/King Street
3. Main Street/State Street/New South Street
4. Main Street/Elm Street/West Street
Q: Is Paint This Box! a reoccurring or one-time event?
A: For the time being, our goal is to have Paint This Box! be a one time event.
Q: Who is leading this project?
A: Paint This Box! is a collaboration between Northampton Arts Council Director, Brian Foote, and Northampton resident and former Mayor’s Youth Commission Co-Chair, Jonathan Goldman. In addition, they have received support and advice from artist Peter Zierlein.
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