NEW Project Announcement - Mural Design Contest for Whole Woman's Health of McAllen!

Shift, along support from the Abortion Conversation Project, is proud to announce an exciting Mural Design Contest to Texas artists for an installation in the Rio Grande Valley! The selected artist will be awarded $1,000 and the opportunity to have the work featured in numerous media outlets across the country. 

Mural Concept

We are looking for artists to create a mural design that embodies the values and messages critical to women's empowerment and reproductive freedom. Design must contain concepts of: unity, peace, justice, diversity, and gender equality and feminism. Bilingual and bicultural messages are not only welcomed, but preferred. 

We want designs to convey a welcoming and inviting feel- one that will comfort women who come to the clinic and remind them of love and acceptance. Similarly, we want to send the message to members of the community: “When you come here, bring only love.” 

Mural designs must not be overtly political, and word use is limited to 10 words total. 

Mural Site

The winner of the mural design contest will install the piece on the east side of the Whole Woman’s Health of McAllen building, which is on the corner of Houston Ave and Main St. in downtown McAllen. Mural wall is facing Houston Ave and is adjacent to City Hall.

Whole Woman’s Health’s philosophy is that each woman must be at the center of her own healthcare decisions. Whole Woman’s Health has shifted many rigid opinions and stereotypes in their 12 years of compassionate abortion care practice and has a strong commitment to embracing what each woman feels during her abortion experience. They have provided depth and complexity to conversations around abortion and have a proven track record for providing holistic and personalized care. 

Submission Details

Submissions are due by Friday, July 10th. 
Winner to be chosen by jury and announced Friday, July 24th. 

Please submit your design in a JPEG or PDF file directly to amanda@shiftstigma.org. Links to portfolios also OK.