McComb Arts Trail Markers

The first McComb Arts Trail Marker honoring Bo Diddley, created by local artist Jimmy Webb, was installed next to the renamed Bo Diddley Pavilion near the McComb Railroad Depot Musem in downtown. The metal sculpture is based on an image (left) from Rolling Stone Magazine.

The next Art Trail Marker at the corner of Summit Street and Georgia Avenue will honor musician Vasti Jackson. Click HERE to download the full Request for Proposals.

The McComb Creative Economy Partnership, in association with the City of McComb City is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for Sculpture (RFP) for site-specific artworks for the Art Trail Marker at the corner of Summit Street and Georgia Avenue.

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This site honors VASTI JACKSON, a world-renowned guitarist and vocalist, living legend, Cultural Ambassador, Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, and Albert King Lifetime Guitar Award recipient. As an artist, Vasti is known for sweat-drenched, soul ripping live performances marked by some of the most stunning, and innovative guitar playing today. Vasti’s stellar vocals, fiery guitar, and stage presence captures the audience and leaves a lasting impression that celebrates the triumph of the blues, and the joy of rhythm that is soul satisfying to all that are lucky enough to experience his music. Jackson is a consummate performer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. From his early beginnings playing in churches, and juke joints in McComb, Mississippi on Summit Street, to festivals, concerts, and theaters around the world, Vasti moves effortlessly from blues, soul and jazz to funk, gospel, pop, and beyond. For more information, visit: http://www.vastijackson.com

How to Submit a Proposal

Artists must submit the following materials:

  • Presentation Material (minimum size 8.5” x 11”; maximum size 18” x 24”) that includes:
      • A two-dimensional graphic representation of a preliminary concept. Concept may be presented in any medium (photo, graphite, colored pencil, pen & ink, watercolor, etc.)
      • Work Samples: 3 photos of completed work that aesthetically relates to your proposal.
  • Itemized budget. (attached to RFP)

Proposals must be postmarked and delivered to:

McComb Creative Economy Partnership
PO Box 802
McComb, MS 39649

Deadline:   Monday, July 31, 2017
No late proposals will be accepted. Proposals will not be returned.

Approximate Timetable

Friday, May 19 – Public release of RFP
August – Selection Committees Proposal Review Meeting
Early September – Award letters and contracts issued to artists.
Jan – May – Artist creates artwork and install.

Questions? Calvin Phelps, Visual Arts Associate, (213) 924-3472, mcep@calvinphelps.com