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Artist | Marketing | PRN | Variable Shifts

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield IL
18004155 Requisition #
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We are looking for an artist to create a work of art showing of one of our Hospital Sisters of St. Francis caring for victims of the 1908 Race Riot, one of the most violent riots against blacks in American history. Late in the night on August 14, 1908, the Hospital Sisters and their hospital, St. John's Hospital, offered refuge from violence and cared for the injured, blacks alongside whites. Despite the horrific violence of this riot, inside St. John's, there was some peace. According to the archives of the Hospital Sisters, "When no more rooms were available at the hospital, patients were laid on mattresses on the floor — black and white patients lying side by side. Interestingly, once the injured entered St. John's Hospital, they set aside all prejudice, antagonism, and hatred."
This composition will be the centerpiece of an educational wall exhibit on the 1908 Race Riot that will be on the first floor of the new HSHS St. John’s Hospital Women and Children’s Clinic on Ninth Street. This building will be near recently discovered foundations of homes that were burned during the 1908 Race Riot. The riot in Springfield led to the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
The size of the entire wall exhibit will be 9 feet tall and 21 feet wide. The centerpiece picture that the artist creates should match the rest of the exhibit as it’s been designed by a committee, but we are open to how the artist we hire would like to create it. We just request that it portray one of our Hospital Sisters peacefully caring for black and white patients in the moments after this devastating riot. The size of the centerpiece artwork should be about 32-36 inches wide and 28-42 inches tall.
We look forward to working with an artist who is passionate about helping us educate, heal and learn from our history. We have a limited budget for this project, but will compensate the artist for his/her talents, time and materials used to create this centerpiece. You can contact Lane Fowler for the images that we are looking to create at During the interviews, our committee would like to see or hear proposals on what each applicant would like to create and the corresponding fees. Please submit samples of your work with your application along with your compensation/fee proposal. Interviews will take place from August 13-17 in Springfield at St. John’s. The artwork should be completed by the artist no later than November 1, 2018.

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