Project Overview

Memphis Animal Services Mural Project

Artist: TBA

Total Budget: $13,500 (includes honoraria for three artists to develop site-specific proposals)

Most recent benchmark/update: The Call to Artists opened on November 15, 2018 to artists based in Memphis, TN.

Upcoming benchmark/update: Submissions to the call will close on January 8, 2019 and invitations will be extended to three finalists to create site-specific proposals.

Project Description

UAC is partnering with the City of Memphis to produce a mural that positively impacts the visitor experience at the Memphis Animal Services facility. The selection committee expresses an interest in a public art piece that will:

  • Create a welcoming, playful and positive entry to the MAS facility

  • Include the animals that are sheltered and cared for at MAS

  • Connect the services provided by MAS to the broader Memphis community

 The project is funded through City of Memphis’ percent-for-art program in partnership with UAC to create public art projects across Memphis neighborhoods.

selection committee

Alexis Pugh - Memphis Animal Services; Katie Pemberton - Memphis Animal Services; Sylvia Cox – Memphis Animal Services volunteer; Ranise Coppens – Alive Animal Rescue; Tracy Taylor - Memphis Animal Services; Meredith Olinger – Artist; Siphne Sylve - Artist; Elizabeth Thompson-Bringle - City of Memphis Engineering Division (non-voting)

Next committee meeting date: mid January 2019 to review artist submissions