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The Museum of the Southwest and Wall Street Lofts and their developers are joining forces to commission an interchangeable mural at the pedestrian walkway between 120 N. Main Street and 100 N. Main Street in Midland, Texas.

Wall Street Expressions is a community project, involving both professional and student artists as contributors to the murals as well as local individuals and community organizations as part of the selection process.

Artists are encouraged to submit high quality images of original works of art in any medium. Artists warrant that artwork is unique or an edition of one or part of a limited edition and further warrant that work of art is not infringing on copyrighted materials. For this current round of submissions, the theme for the artworks is open.

All entries from both student and professional artists will be submitted to a jury process. The top five entries will be reproduced on high-quality vinyl and displayed on the wall in the public space located between Wall Street Lofts and Bourbon Street in Midland, Texas. At least one of the top three entries will be dedicated to a K-12 student, while the other entries may be either student or professional artists.

Adult artists (artists over the age of 18) who are part of the top entries will be able to display additional artwork at the opening reception for their installment of Wall Street Expressions. Artist information will also be kept in the lobby of the Wall Street Lofts and on participating websites for the duration of their installment. Adult artists will receive a cash prize in addition to the marketing opportunities listed above.

Student artists (artists 18 years old or younger) who are part of the top entries will receive a cash prize as well as a donation to their school’s art department. Student artists will be recognized at the opening reception for their installment of Wall Street Expressions.

Artwork will be changed yearly, with possibilities for submissions occurring year round.


CONTACT: Melissa Rowland, Museum of the Southwest,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DEADLINE: March 24, 2017


Please submit your application online, along with a high quality .jpeg or .pdf of your original work of art with a resolution of 200 - 300 dpi to Melissa Rowland at the Museum of the Southwest at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Images in a portrait orientation will work best. Please title your image with your first and last name as it appears in your application.

Avoid sending small web JPGs or any files created with MS Word, PowerPoint, or Publisher. Attempting to increase the resolution of a small .jpg will not improve the quality of your print.

If teachers or families need help with creating a high quality .jpeg or .pdf, local student artwork may be submitted in person to the Blakemore Planetarium at the Museum of the Southwest with the entry form securely attached to the back.

Please note: The image you submit must be your own, original work of art. Copying in any media a professional photograph, published image, or image from historical or contemporary art history is prohibited, however artists may use photographs they have taken themselves. Artwork including any licensed character is strictly prohibited. Ownership in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry into this contest constitutes entrant’s irrevocable permission and consent that Wall Street Expressions may display, copy, reproduce, enhance, print, sublicense, publish, distribute and create derivative works for Wall Street Expressions purposes.

The names and images of the top five entries will be posted on the Museum of the Southwest's website and Facebook page after the jury process is complete. Artists will be notified via email when the results are available.


Student artists apply online HERE

Adult artists apply online HERE


The Museum of the Southwest inspires discovery, interaction and exploration of art, science, culture and history, enriching the lives of people of all ages. We believe in the power of these disciplines to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought and provide enjoyment through our collections, exhibitions, programs and events. The Museum of the Southwest has spent almost fifty years serving the Midland and West Texas communities by producing exhibitions, programs and events about science, art, astronomy, archaeology, history and culture.

Wall Street Lofts offers an exciting urban lifestyle in downtown Midland. Experience upscale living with all of the perks of a downtown address. Relax and enjoy downtown views and events from your private balcony, or walk to your favorite restaurants. Wall Street Lofts offers a new living experience in the heart of Midland offering gorgeous apartments in Midland, TX with contemporary finishes and a wealth of amenities. Relax in our spacious 1 and 2 bedroom homes, while enjoying beautiful west Texas sunsets from your private balcony! Be the first to experience upscale amenities, designer finishes, ground level retail, fitness, across from convention center, secured covered parking, heart of downtown, the only mid-rise residential community in downtown midland , world class living at Wall Street Lofts!

The principal developers of the Wall Street Lofts, Roger Gault and Robert Gunby, reside in Dallas, Texas and each come from different yet complimentary backgrounds. Mr. Gault was educated and licensed as an architect and has been in real estate development for over 25 years, having developed office, retail, hotel, industrial and multi-family projects in many regions of the country. Mr. Gunby was educated in finance and left a successful banking career in 2008 to begin his real estate investment and development endeavors. Mr. Gault and Mr. Gunby have teamed up on many projects over the last five years including hotel, retail, multi-family and special-purpose projects. These projects have included both new development and acquisition/rehabilitation of existing properties.

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