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The City of San Ramon is pleased to invite qualified artists to participate in the City’s Art & Wind Festival by creating a featured artwork piece for the May 26-27, 2024 event. The Art & Wind Festival is San Ramon’s premier special event featuring professional kite flyers, professional entertainment, community performances, arts and crafts vendors, kids’ zone, food courts, and so much more. The event draws over 40,000 attendees over the two days from all over the Bay Area.

The Art and Wind Festival has commissioned artists to design artwork that is used for posters and collateral marketing material since 1995. The designs have varied from watercolor paintings to mosaics to children’s artwork. All the pieces have depicted the art and wind themes in some way using items such as kites, balloons, windsocks, paint palettes, brushes, pinwheels, etc. to show elements of the annual event. 

The selected artist will receive a stipend of $750 to assist with the cost of materials and to compensate the artist for their time. In addition, the artist will receive free gallery space to exhibit for the month of May at the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery at the San Ramon Community Center.


  • This Call for Artists is open to high school age students and adults (age 16+) living or working in the Tri-Valley (San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore) who are able to create and produce artwork with a general size of 24” x 36” but size can vary depending on the scope, scale, and complexity of the piece.
  • Any artists under the age of 18 will require a parent to review the application and sign the disclaimer.
  • The program is open to artists who have the vision and skills required to complete the project.
  • All entries must be the original design and artwork of the applicant. Entries that use a copyrighted or trademarked image will not be accepted. Entries must not be plagiarized, stolen, or copied.
  • Artwork will be exhibited in a public place and must be suitable for viewing by all ages.
  • Artwork must be completed by March 1, 2024.
  • may submit up to three (3) designs for consideration.


The artwork shall represent the City of San Ramon and the Art & Wind Festival. Previous pieces have depicted the art and wind themes in some way using items such as kites, balloons, windsocks, paint palettes, brushes, pinwheels, etc. to show elements of the annual event.  Other non-literal art interpretations of the event are acceptable if they can capture the spirit of the event.

San Ramon’s increasing diversity and growing population implies a need to continue developing a greater sense of community connectedness by showcasing different cultures to enhance cultural understanding and unity. Artists should be mindful of place and community and the people who will view the art. Artists may choose to incorporate the idea of multiculturalism and cultural diversity into their design.

The artwork shall have a general size of 24” x 36” but size can vary depending on the scope, scale, and complexity of the piece.

Artists are permitted to include their signature on the artwork in a reasonable size. The artist’s name, artwork title, and photo of artwork will be featured on the City of San Ramon website and other promotional materials including posters, postcards, and brochures. Artwork created will be added to the City of San Ramon’s Art Collection and is the property of the City of San Ramon. The City retains the right to remove, relocate, replace, or deaccession artwork at its discretion.


Staff will review applications for completeness, following the guidelines, and satisfaction to City standards. Submissions and application materials will be reviewed by the Arts Advisory Committee at a future meeting .  The Arts Advisory Committee will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Artist experience, excellence, innovation, composition and originality
  • Does the art design rendering represent the Art & Wind Festival

Once an artist is selected, a contract will be drafted and a mutually agreed upon schedule for work will be determined.


APPLICATION MATERIALS DUE BY 12:00pm on DECEMBER 11, 2023. No late entries will be considered. Entries with missing materials will not be considered.



  1. Completed coversheet. Use provided form. (Page 7)
  2. Colored Design Rendering(s) on provided template or separate sheet. (Page 8)
    1. Digital and hard copies will be accepted.
    2. If submitting hard copies label each sheet on the back with artist name.
    3. If submitting a separate sheet, be sure to include the information on Page 8.
    4. Up to three separate designs will be accepted.
  3. Brief artist statement about your proposed artwork. If submitting more than one design, please make a statement about each separate proposed artwork. (Page 8)
  4. Brief Artist Biography and/or Resume on a separate page. (maximum 2 pages total)
  5. Images of previously completed work samples (3 samples maximum)
    1. If submitting digitally, label digital image as follows: LastName_FirstName-Image1, LastName_FirstName-Image2, etc.

For digital submission, email the required items to:

Adam Chow, Arts Supervisor at [email protected]

For hard copy submission, please mail/drop off at:                                                      

San Ramon Community Center 
Attn: Adam Chow                                                                  
12501 Alcosta Blvd.                                                              
San Ramon, CA 94583


Applications due: December 11, 2023 at 12:00pm
Applications and design template review: December 11, 2023
Arts Advisory Committee Review: December/January
Artist announced: No later than January 18, 2024
Artwork must be completed: March 1, 2024
*Dates subject to change


For questions, please contact Adam Chow, Arts Supervisor at [email protected] or call (925) 973-3321