The Hallowell Arts & Cultural Committee and Hallowell Climate Action invite Maine artists to submit work on the theme of climate resilience, to be displayed as wheat paste murals in Hallowell.

Hallowell Wheat Paste Mural Committee member Peter Precourt, left, installs his wheat paste mural of E.A. Robinson on the back side of Art Dogs in Gardiner in 2016 with Kirsten Gilg assisting on the right. Courtesy of Peter Precourt

Wheat pasting is a process of applying paper art to a wall using glue made from flour mixed in water, resulting in a temporary mural, according to a news release from the committee. The committee has selected multiple sites for art to be installed this spring in and around downtown Hallowell.

Usually, the work is made at a smaller scale, digitized at high resolution, and sent to a printer to be printed at a scale appropriate for the installation site.

The committee will work with selected artists to prepare images and will handle the printing. Artists can create original work to be pasted; if the artist chooses this method, lighter weight paper is encouraged.

The theme of climate resilience challenges artists to create work that inspires reflection, conversation, and both individual and collective action on the myriad of climate challenges facing communities, while centering the power of climate optimism and the importance of resilience and regeneration.

Selected artists who can direct and assist with installation of their work will receive a stipend of $100 to cover travel and other expenses. The installation date is Saturday, June 3, with a backup date of Sunday, June 4. The committee will cover the costs of printing artwork and make all arrangements relating to the installation and deinstallation of the murals.


The deadline to submit work is Monday, April 24. Submissions can be single works of art, or they can consist of multiple related artworks. Submissions will be reviewed by the project steering committee, and artists will be notified with a decision Tuesday, May 9.

Work must be submitted via email with jpg, pdf or png files attached (not pasted into the body of the email, or include a link to a Dropbox or Google Drive folder in the email). If selected, a high quality, larger scale PDF image of work needs to be submitted to be printed at full scale for installation.

The information needed to submit and entry can be found at Email submissions to

For more information, visit the project blog or email Deb Fahy, committee chair, at



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