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february, 2019

21feb(feb 21)10:00 am30mar(mar 30)3:00 pmCall for Artists Texas Tech University Public Art System

Event Details


Project Summary: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific murals to be placed on the exterior of the new Dustin R. Womble Basketball Center, located on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock, TX. Construction of the facility will be completed by August 2020. 

The Dustin R. Womble Basketball Center will be located at one of Texas Tech’s main intersections, directly across the street from the United Supermarkets Arena, where graduations, basketball and volleyball games, and many concerts are held. The public art at this location has an opportunity to contribute significantly to the overall aesthetic on campus. See additional resources for building renderings and selected public art locations.


Ideal submissions will include mosaic or other types of murals representative of Texas Tech Athletics, specifically, the basketball program. Use of photographs from Texas Tech’s sports archive for inspiration is encouraged. The selected artist will work with TTU representatives in their image selection. This piece will be outdoors and available to the community.


The commissioned artist(s) will create works of art that will serve as visual representations of the TTU basketball program and serve as focal points and unifying elements for the new Dustin R. Womble Basketball Center. These works should resonate with the function of the building and will be placed on exterior walls.


See posting on for marked locations on renderings. Locations 1-4 are mandatory; locations 5-7 are optional if the commissioned artist(s) feel it is within the current budget. Note that the north side of the building is designated for women’s basketball, while the south side is designated for men’s basketball. Public art can serve as indications for the functions of each side and different portions of the building through images. 

Public art near this location include “Bulls” by Peter Woytuk and “Texas Rising” by Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock (see photos in additional resources). 

In order to be considered, submissions must comply with the requirements outlined in this document. Objects that are mass-produced or of standard manufacture are not eligible for consideration. 


Location: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX


Budget: $281,000


Application Deadline: March 20, 2019 at 3 p.m. (central)


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February 21 (Thursday) 10:00 am - March 30 (Saturday) 3:00 pm


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