Off The Wall – Street Art Competition

Submitted by Samantha Nagel Eggert

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Client: ArtsFest 2020

Location: Stuart, FL, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $1,000

Project Team

Artist

Sam Nagel Eggert

Sam Nagel Art

Host

Martin County Arts Council

ArtsFest

Overview

A street art painting competition during the annual ArtsFest 2020 in Stuart, FL. Nine artists were chosen to fill a prefabricated 8’x8′ wall during an 8 hour time frame, rain or shine. The public voted via text messaging for their favorite wall, and the winner received a $1000 reward. Each artist was given a $100 stipend for materials.

Goals

To create a family friendly image of my choice, that could also be completed within the 8 hour allotted time frame.

Process

I had a couple of weeks to come up with a design before the competition took place. Knowing that the wall would be a square format, I chose a design that will fill the space and create a lively appeal, using vibrant and bold colors so it could easily be seen from a distance. I used a grid system to recreate my drawing on the large scale and painted with a mix of rollers and brushes.

Additional Information

My mural was used as the cover and aired on the local WPTV news story of ArtsFest 2020, and re-aired in 2021.