Creating Change From The Bottom Up Mural Exhibition

J Mane Gallery

Entry Deadline: Jan. 17

31 Lippincott Ave.
Voorhees, NJ 08043

The Diaper Bank of Connecticut and J Mane Gallery & Consulting present:“Creating Change From the Bottom Up” Mural Exhibition | Open Call for Artists

Overview  The “Creating Change From the Bottom Up” Project presents an opportunity for selected artists or artist teams to design and create in an innovative, urban style painted mural for The Diaper Bank of Connecticut Volunteer Center located in North Haven, CT. The mural surface is inside a warehouse building occupying a wall space of 40 ft. (W) x 8.5-11 ft. (H).

The Diaper Bank Volunteer Center is a central hub of activity and primary workspace for volunteers from all over Connecticut who package and prepare diapers, period supplies, incontinence products and other basic health supplies for delivery to families throughout CT.

The mural design content is open-ended. There are no preconceived notions for how it should look. The goal of the project is for the mural to feel fluid, organic, and connected to the mission of The Diaper Bank of Connecticut. It should be about community members helping other community members and have a statewide feel without obvious diaper imagery. The mural will be painted with an emphasis on artist collaboration.

Full Description  The Diaper Bank of Connecticut and J Mane Gallery & Consulting are seeking artists or artist teams to participate in a new and innovative mural project in North Haven, CT. Eligible artists will be based in CT. Artists of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to apply. For this project, The Diaper Bank of Connecticut and J Mane Gallery & Consulting are seeking an artist or artist team to complete the mural by April 29, 2022 for a Grand Unveiling event the week of May 1, 2022.

This mural project encourages collaboration between mural artist(s), experimentation, and seeks a unique artistic vision. The scope of the project covers approximately 400 square feet. The design is not required to incorporate the entire surface of the space.

All works must be envisioned as permanent and will be visible for at least 3 years. The artist or artists will be given 1 month to complete the mural. The artist or team will receive payment of $500-$1,000 total to execute their mural (includes mural design mock-up, supplies, and artist fee for mural completion). Selected artists will be paid ½ of the artist payment upon signing an artist agreement, and the remaining ½ upon completion of the project.

Electricity and security will be provided on-site. A bathroom and cleanup station will also be available.

Application Requirements

Artists applying must be based in Connecticut.

Artists must submit 3 examples images of work completed in the last year.

Letter of interest

Bio or CV

Contact information

Be available in the months of March and April to complete design and painting of the mural.

To Apply

J Mane Gallery will hold an ongoing open call for artist portfolios online. J Mane Gallery’s curatorial team, including Mary Elizabeth Peterson, a New haven based professional artist and co-owner of Homewatch CareGivers of New Haven and the Shoreline, will make the final artist selection.

The deadline to be considered for the project is Monday, January 18, 2022.

At the time of application, artists are not required to submit mural designs for review but it is encouraged. Once selected, mural applicants will be required to submit a preliminary design. Final designs must be approved by The Diaper Bank of Connecticut and the jurors prior to an artist beginning work on their mural. J Mane Gallery will help facilitate communication between selected artists for potential collaboration on designs.


Call Opens: Monday, November 1, 2022

Submission Deadline: Monday, January 17, 2022

Artist Notification: January 31, 2022

Design Deadline: February 14, 2022

Final Decision: February 21, 2022

Design & Painting Schedule for Artists:

March 1, 2022 – April 29, 2022

Delivery Deadline: April 29, 2022

Entry Fees

An entry fee of $10 for up to 3 images.*

No more than a total of 3 images will be accepted.

Payment is required at the time of entry.


IMAGE LABELING: Image should be labeled as LastName_FirstName_Title.jpeg.

Example: Mane_J_Untitled.jpg.

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*Entry fees collected cover administrative costs.

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