The Medford City Council will decided today whether to pay Portland artist Jennifer Cutshall $27,330 for two murals at the Santo Community Center.
In 2012, the Medford Arts Commission allocated up to $40,000 for public art at the community center. A formal Request for Proposal was issued and the arts commission began negotiating a contract with Cutshall.
Her proposal includes two art installations: a whimsical mural showing flying computer screens, clocks, and a child riding a bike amid a starry sky that would be placed on the Youth Activity Center's exterior wall facing McAndrews Road; and a Rogue Valley scene showing the Table Rocks, Mt. McLoughlin and and pear orchards in bloom that would be displayed in the main hall breezeway that faces Jackson Street.
The murals would be painted on wood substrate, coated with graffiti protectant and attached to the building, officials said in a news release.