Urban Canvas

Urban Canvas Logo

Urban Canvas strives to create a vibrant and dynamic public art community in Eugene by providing opportunities for local artists to create murals with local business.


Urban Canvas accepts artist portfolios and wall proposals from businesses on an ongoing basis.

  1. Artist Information
  2. Wall Owner Information

Urban Canvas accepts portfolios from artists of all experience levels, from the experienced muralist to the visual artist wanting to branch out into mural work. With the information and images provided by each artist, we create a portfolio that we show to wall owners interested in commissioning a mural.


Submission Process

  • Fill out the Artist Submission form for Urban Canvas. You may save your progress and return at a later date by making an account. To access a saved application, go to the form, login, and click on “My Forms.” Be sure to double check all information has been entered accurately. The information you provide on this form will be used to create your artist profile that we share with potential wall owners and project managers.
  • The main contact indicated on your submission form will be notified if your artistic talents match the aesthetic wishes of a project coordinator/wall owner. If your work is selected, Urban Canvas will serve as the liaison between you and the building owner/project coordinator (as appropriate for the specific project).
  • Urban Canvas reserves the right to not include a submission in the portfolio of artists available to wall owners. Artwork that includes - but not limited to - hate speech, illicit drug use, pornography, and violence will not be accepted for portfolio usage.

2021 Projects


Windowfront Paintings

Northwest flora and fauna paintings by Urban Canvas artists bring color and vibrancy to windowfronts.

Lisa Yu windowfront muralLisa Yu

MAKE WAY

Dates displayed: March 5 - September 6 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 858 W. Park 

About:  Lisa Yu is a painter and assemblage artist originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She uses mostly re-purposed materials.  Her art celebrates ordinary life, through subject matter, means of exhibition, and media. As an artist, she thrives on collaboration and works to support social and environmental justice. Since moving to Eugene in 2009 from Chicago, she has taken part in public art projects utilizing various mediums: Upstream Art Springfield, the Umbrella Project, Eugene Storefront Art Project, RainPlay and BRIDGE Exhibitions: Reflections Space. lisayuart.wordpress.com 


Eleanor Soleil windowfront muralEleanor Soleil

HUMILITY OF NARCISSUS IV

Dates displayed: March 5 - September 6, 2021 

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 133 W. Broadway (Pipeworks Studios)

About: Eleanor Soleil is from Eugene, Oregon. Her work is inspired by experiences as a nonbinary trans woman, a person with mood disorders, and the struggle for liberation under the weight of capitalism. Through a variety of self-taught painting techniques, ranging from photorealism to impressions to total abstractions, she creates surreal paintings that combine a personal and common mythos to weave the real with the imaginary with the symbolic. She is passionate about art and the liberation of the oppressed classes, and considers her art practice as one of the only ways that she can truly be free. As a 21 year old emerging artist, she has been involved with many projects and collaborations with artists in the Eugene and Portland area, most notably with the murals by Ila Rose. She received the Mayor’s Art Show People’s Choice Award for best artist in Eugene in 2019.


Janene Block windowfront muralJanene Block

SPRING FLING

Dates displayed: March 5 - September 6 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Locations: 39 W. Broadway (Manifest Brewing)

94 W. Broadway (The Davis)

About: Janene Block is a local artist who has lived in Eugene/Springfield most of her life and received her education in Fine Arts at the University of Oregon.  She is an illustrator and painter with a passion for studying the human body through dance and portraiture. She is a special needs mom who, in her spare time uses painting as a means of catharsis. She also enjoys painting landscapes and murals while finding comfort and solace in creating portraits, particularly those who have passed on. It is a great honor for her to commemorate people through her paintings. It is a spiritual and intimate experience and a very special gift to share with others as a way to give back to her community. facebook.com/JaneneBlockStudios/ 


David Placencia windowfront mural springDavid Placencia

WINTER OW/SPRING OWL

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020 - September 6 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 1045 Willamette Street

About: Born in Southern California, David CP Placencia moved permanently to Eugene, Oregon in 2008 to focus on his art practice. 2012 marked his first solo exhibition at a local art gallery and he continues to show artworks, public art and provides art instruction in Eugene religiously since graduating from the University of Oregon in 2013. Teaching and being active in community projects became a large part of his practice. In 2019 he founded WheelHaus Arts, a K-12 art studio and gallery. khaostasis.com/



Dorothy Siemens windowfront mural springDorothy Siemens

A QUIET WINTER NIGHT/A QUIET SPRING NIGHT

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020 - April 23 2021

Presented by: Urban Canvas

Location: 833 Willamette Street

About: Dorothy Siemens has found her life’s work in illustrating, drawing, painting, and bringing joy to people through her art. She discovered her style in warm texturized peripheral shapes composed of bold and bright colors and spirited but casual actors. After studying printing making at the U of O, she lived and worked as an artist in Japan, co-directing a nomadic gallery. Dorothy now resides in her hometown of Eugene, Oregon. Her portfolio includes contract work with Fiverr, band posters, magazine ads and editorials, children’s books and everything in between. deedeeoho.tumblr.com/


Windowfront Exhibitions Janene Block Dec 2020Janene Block

WINTER WONDERLAND

Dates displayed: December 14, 2020 - February 15, 2021

Location: 80 E. Broadway 

About: Janene Block is a local artist who has lived in Eugene/Springfield most of her life and received her education in Fine Arts at the University of Oregon.  She is an illustrator and painter with a passion for studying the human body through dance and portraiture. She is a special needs mom who, in her spare time uses painting as a means of catharsis. She also enjoys painting landscapes and murals while finding comfort and solace in creating portraits, particularly those who have passed on. It is a great honor for her to commemorate people through her paintings. It is a spiritual and intimate experience and a very special gift to share with others as a way to give back to her community. facebook.com/JaneneBlockStudios