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Call for artists to create new artwork for council chambers open until Sept. 23

The Ramsey County Historical Society, on behalf of Ramsey County and the city of Saint Paul, has issued a call for artists to create new artwork for the Saint Paul City Hall - Ramsey County Courthouse Council Chambers. The goal of the call is to commission four new pieces of two-dimensional art for exhibition. The new artwork will be exhibited alongside four existing murals created by John Norton between 1931 and 1932 and address an 87-year gap in the history of our community.

All artists are invited to submit qualifications in advance of Monday, Sept. 23. Up to eight finalists will be selected to present their proposals. Four artists will be hired, one for each piece. Artists will receive $3,000 for each piece of original art created. Selection as a finalist does not guarantee installation in council chambers but all artwork will be displayed by the historical society. As part of the process, the Ramsey County Historical Society is hosting two viewing sessions for prospective artists. Reservations for viewing the council chambers are required. To make a reservation, please email Robyn Priestly or call 651-222-0701.

For more information and details about the project scope and process, view the full call for artists.

Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 4:56 p.m.