California Arts Council

State of California

Artist Call Detail

Mural in North Fair Oaks
For Northern CA artists

The North Fair Oaks Community Plan envisions a vibrant, safe, and healthy community that includes public art highlighting the local history and cultural background of the community. The North Fair Oaks Community Council and the San Mateo County Arts Commission invite local artists to transform a blank wall into a vibrant work of art celebrating the local culture and community in unincorporated North Fair Oaks.

The goal of this project is to bring public art to the North Fair Oaks Community to enhance the community, specifically near Fair Oaks Elementary School, a site that is often tagged with graffiti. In addition, the project is intended to celebrate the history and culture of North Fair Oaks, and to highlight local youth and student artists.

Artists will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Artistic excellence, innovation and originality
  • Documented potential and experience to complete the project successfully and within the required time frame
  • Level of community theme and involvement (although not required)
  • Extra consideration will be given to artists who live or work in North Fair Oaks, and/or San Mateo County

The North Fair Oaks Public Art Workgroup will recommend designs that meet the above criteria to the North Fair Oaks Community Council for consideration. The North Fair Oaks Community Council will make the final selection.

The funding available for this project is up to $10,000 and Artists are responsible for providing all materials required to complete the project.

To apply, please click on the following link to download the application materials from our website: CLICK HERE

Please contact Victor Gaitan with any questions at 650-363-4668 or at


Deadline: 10-14-2016
County of San Mateo
Redwood City, CA

Contact: Victor Gaitan
Phone: 650.363.4668

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