September 23, 2014

Local Artists Invited to Enter MetroBus Shelter Competition

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P1010011Artwork created by local visual artists may be coming to a MetroBus shelter near you.

Metro’s Arts in Transit program, in conjunction with Lamar Advertising, is seeking artwork that can be reproduced as large-scale, two-dimensional posters. Arts in Transit will select at least 10 two-dimensional images created by 10 artists for reproduction in large-scale poster form for installation in over 200 MetroBus shelters.

Artists from around the St. Louis region (residing within 50 miles of St. Louis) are invited to submit up to three images for consideration. Posters will be displayed through 2015. Each artist will be paid $500 for use of their original image for one year.

Images derived through two-dimensional media will be considered, including but not limited to: photography, painting, printmaking, illustration, collage, and computer generated graphics. The overall size of the printed posters will be 69″ x 48″.

P101000815In addition to the selected image, the poster will include the title and date of the work,  name of the artist and city of residence. The credits on the poster will also include: MetroScapes Presented by Metro Arts in Transit and Powered by Lamar Advertising.

Images will be reviewed by a panel comprised of artists and art professionals who will recommend at least 10 of most appropriate images for reproduction and publishing.  The criteria for selection will be:

  • Quality of the work
  • Appropriateness for display to the general public
  • Intriguing, thought provoking, inspiring, entertaining, enduring image or content
  • Image clarity

Artists interested in submitting artwork should provide up to three digital images (low resolution jpg) on a CD along with a cover letter with their contact information and an image list with artist’s name, title of the work, date the work was completed, medium of work and short description of the artwork. If selected for reproduction/publication, images will need to be resubmitted as a high resolution PDF.

Artists whose work is selected will be required to enter into a letter of agreement with Metro Arts in Transit for the limited copyright use of the image for public display for one year, rights to the image for reproduction for non-P122010017commercial purposes, and attest that the artist is the sole creator of the work.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21. Entries must be received by this date, not just postmarked.  Submissions will not be returned. Entries may be hand delivered or mailed up to the deadline to:

Attention: David Allen
707 North First Street
MS 146
St. Louis, Mo. 63102

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.


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10 thoughts on “Local Artists Invited to Enter MetroBus Shelter Competition”

  1. Annie Scheumbauer says:

    Have the winners been selected for the bus shelter competition? I have seen someone post that they were selected. Have all the artists been notified if they have been selected or not selected? If not, when will the notifications be published? thanks, Annnie

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      We’re in the process of notifying those who participated in our bus shelter competition. Our director of Metro Arts In Transit should be contacting you sometime this week.

  2. Hello,
    My name is Timothy Wagner. I as ubmitted to the call or entries and was wondering when the artists will be announced. Pleasekeep me posted.
    Timothy E. Wagner

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:


      Have you received a call yet? If not, we’ve gone ahead and sent this over to our Arts and Transit department.

  3. Adam Breeze says:

    I have seen a couple of these around town and they are fantastic. Will prints be available for purchase?

    1. Jerry says:

      Yes — contact Metro Arts in Transit at [email protected] and let them know what you print you are interested in.

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