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.
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.
- Fill out the Artist Submission form for Urban Canvas Opens a New Window. . 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.
Urban Canvas is looking for walls to showcase murals by Eugene’s talented visual artists! If you are a wall owner (or tenant that has permission from the wall owner) looking to add a mural to your building, please fill out a Wall Submission Form Opens a New Window. Opens a New Window. . Be sure to include the location of your wall, approximate dimensions (height and width in feet), and at least one image.
Once we receive your submission, we will share our artist roster with the interested business owner. In some cases, we may be able to provide supplemental funding. Please review our FAQs for more details.
Only walls that are on the exterior of a building or otherwise publicly accessible for immediate viewing will be considered for this project.
Note: We reserve the right to reject wall proposals at any time, for any reason.
Dates painted: November 2019
Location: Whiteaker Neighborhood Traffic Box at 6th & Blair
About: Dorothy Siemens is a multi-disciplinary artist whose artwork explores ideas of identity, gender, and perceptions of existence, as tools to understand the emotional nature of people, and how we evolve from the collective experiences of our everyday lives. Within their work, they create a visual language of recurring images that are used to meditate on these concepts. Dorothy graduated from the University of Oregon in 2012, with a degree in Fine Art, and an emphasis in printmaking, illustration, and photography. They currently work as a freelance illustrator on both commercial and small-scale projects.
Faunwood (Miranda Zimmerman)
Dates painted: November 2019
Location: Whiteaker Neighborhood Traffic Box at 5th & Blair
About: Faunwood grew up in Fresno, California, passing time by illustrating digitally and watching nature documentaries in the background. Her work is influenced by both the real and fictional - often drawing inspiration from mythology and animated stories. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Visual Art at California State University Monterey Bay and soon discovered the field of Science Illustration. She likes to create creatures that are engaging, charismatic, and sometimes a little mutated and unsettling.
Nicole! (Nicole Fraley)
Dates painted: November 2019
Location: Whiteaker Neighborhood Traffic Box at 6th & Washington
About: Nicole! is a Pacific Northwest born and raised artist. She is inspired by the ec-centric, the outlaw, the tinkerer, and the odd ball. She has been making art since she was a kid. Past projects include a bathroom in a senior home and a large-scale basalt fountain at LCC. She has also shown her work around town in cafes and bars and now defunct art spaces.
Dates painted: November 2019
Location: Whiteaker Neighborhood Traffic Box at 6th & Jefferson
About: Travis Pendlebury is an illustrator and graphic designer who specializes in hand-drawn characters and fantastical creatures.
Dates painted: March 2020
Location: Whiteaker Neighborhood Traffic Box at 1st & Van Buren
About: Wayde started creating art when he was a kid in the 80s, back in North Carolina. Although he took some art classes when he was young, he is mostly self-taught. He has been living in Eugene for 20+ years and currently works for the City of Eugene and teaches art and mindfulness at Kelly Middle School. He also co-founded the Whiteaker Block Party. Wayde has painted murals at PublicHouse in Springfield, Hay Baby, Cornbread Café, Looking Glass, and Petersen Barn Community Center.
Pete Goldlust & Melanie Germond
Dates painted: October/November 2019
Wall location: 987 Garfield St., Garfield Station, south wall
About: Pete and his wife and collaborator, Melanie Germond, and their two sons relocated to Eugene from the small artist community of Bisbee, Arizona in 2016. Pete is actively involved in building educational and arts opportunities for youth. Prior to relocating to Oregon, Pete served as Executive Director of Central School Project, a regional arts nonprofit, and was a founding member and Board President of the first licensed Montessori preschool in the area. In Eugene, he has been active with ArtCity, recently helping to coordinate the Studio Without Walls event at the Park blocks this summer, in cooperation with the City of Eugene.
Dates painted: September 2019
Wall location: 977 Garfield St., Garfield Station, north wall
Ila Rose is a painter/muralist working out of Eugene Or. She has painted a mural for the 20x21 project in Eugene as well as several others in and out of town. Rose works as a professional artist and teacher in Eugene and is passionate about how art and community interact.
Dates painted: June/July 2019
Wall location: 360 East 11th Avenue, Equinox Real Estate
About: Living in Eugene for the past 12 years, Michael has worked as a Graphic/Web Designer for local businesses. He is passionate about art/design and its ability to inspire thought, comfort, and livability. His work can accommodate variable styles (clean, rough, modern or vintage).
Dates painted: April 2019
Wall location: Pacific Pub Cycle
About: Wayde started doing art when he was a kid in the 80s back in North Carolina, painting country crafts and selling them to friends and family and at the local markets. Although he took some art classes when he was young, he is mostly self-taught. He has been living in Eugene for 20+ years and is proud to call it his home. He currently works for the City of Eugene and teaches art and mindfulness at Kelly Middle School. He also organizes the Great Whiteaker Clean Up and was a co-founder of the Whiteaker Block Party. He loves to do what brings him a lot of joy and likes to think his paintings or the space he creates invokes a sense of joy and happiness in others. He uses a lot of bright, contrasting colors and likes to use a lot of shapes and patterns in his work.
Dates painted: Spring 2019
Wall location: 120 Shelton McMurphey Blvd, Mahonia Building
About: Kathleen Caprario traded the concrete canyons of New York City for the real canyons and broad skies of the Pacific NW in the late 1970s and established herself as a widely exhibited artist and an art educator. Caprario is the recipient of an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, the Modesto Lanzone Mostra Award and two Ford Family Foundation Mid-Career Artist Residency Awards, as well as many residencies. In addition, Caprario is a founding member of the creative cohort, Gray Space Project, and recently exhibited her ongoing social justice project, White Noise, in the micro-traveling venue.
Dates painted: Winter/Spring 2019
Locations: 3 traffic boxes located in the Barger area (Barger & Primrose St, Barger & North Terry, Royal & North Terry)
About: Clayton is from Salem Oregon, where he worked with the Salem Art Association and other various galleries and downtown area shows. He moved to Eugene a couple years ago and he really loves all of the murals and enjoys being a part of this city’s art culture.
Dates painted: June 2-July 3, 2018
Wall location: 2036 Willamette Street, Private residence, retaining wall
About: Santiago Uceda was born in Lima, Peru, made his way to sunny So Cal and now resides in Eugene, OR. He is an illustrator and motion graphics artist and has worked with many talented folks and institutions from global brands to non-profits, magazines, bands and private commissions. His work has been recognized by American Illustration, Latin American Illustración & International Motion Arts Awards.
Dates painted: June 21-23, 2018
Wall location: 480 Monroe Street, Liberty Housing
About: Bayne Gardner is a Eugene based artist focused mainly on painting public murals. He has painted over forty indoor and outdoor murals in the Eugene area ranging from massive building facades to the walls of local schools. Along with his solo murals he has also directed numerous projects that involve children in the process of creating murals.
Dates painted: June 4-8, 2018
Wall location: 785 Grant Street, Rainbow Valley Design and Construction
About: Born and raised in Arizona Greminger moved to Corvallis 14 years ago to attend Oregon State University. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Fine Art and has been working as a sign artist for Trader Joe’s for the last 8 years where she creates everything from small scale signs to large murals. Greminger recently completed a 27’x’16’ mural for the Corvallis Mural Project in downtown Corvallis.