The staff of the Behavioral Health Units of Bloomington Hospital is looking for artists to volunteer to paint murals on the walls in order to beautify our space and enhance the patients’ quality of life during their stay! Our theme for the murals is calming elements of nature. We would like to have one hallway that consist of one cohesive mural to include a “tree of life”. Our patients have also expressed some of their preferences: an ocean, a stream, a waterfall, forest, jungle, plants, flowers. Other elements of nature are welcome, but submissions that include patient preferences are more likely to be chosen. We would also like to emphasize the “calming” aspect of the nature scenes that are submitted. We are looking for murals that aren’t too busy because we want to be careful not to overstimulate our patients. We would like the murals to inspire relaxation and serenity. However, please still feel free to use your creativity!
Other than the hallway mentioned above, we would like to have 4 smaller pictures painted in an adjacent hallway and a stand-alone wall that also follow the theme mentioned above. The measurements are as follows (HxL): 4’x10’, 4’x9’, 4’x9’, 4’x17’, and 8’6’’x8’. Each artist should submit 2-3 ideas for consideration. The judging committee will be choosing up to 3 artists to help paint the murals, based on the artists’ work. For clarification, this is not a paid opportunity, but all artists will be allowed to sign their work and we will be sure to promote the artists who will be chosen to help with this project. The supplies for this project will be provided by the hospital. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 28, 2017 by 4:30 p.m. Submissions can be delivered via email, mail, or in-person. Please include your name, phone number, and email on all submissions.
Please submit via:
Attn: Kim Clarke
IU Health Bloomington Hospital
Behavioral Health – 5th floor
601 W. Second Street
PO Box 1149
Bloomington, IN 47402
In-Person- Follow signs to take the “A” elevator to the 5th floor, pick up the phone and ask for your submission to be taken to the Recreational Therapy office.
Artists will be notified of our decision by Friday, August 4, 2017. We are looking for artists to begin work on the murals mid-August. If you have any questions, please contact Shaina Johnson-Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org , or Kim Clarke at (812)-353-9746 and/or KClarke1@iuhealth.org.
Thank you for helping our patients!