Call for Submissions - The Frenchtown Seaman

Seaman, a Newfoundland dog, was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the first trip from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast and back. He was the only animal to complete the entire three-year trip. The Historic Frenchtown Association (HFA) has acquired a statue of the iconic Newfoundland dog. We will be hosting a naming competition in the spring of 2024 and will fund the repainting and permanent installation on N. 2nd St. of the Statue. Seaman in his current state can be viewed at 1200 N. 2nd St. 

HFA would like to invite local artists to submit a unique plan to paint Seaman into the Frenchtown community fabric for generations to come. Please send the following to by March 10, 2024. 

    • Vision and Artist Renderings for this project. Please include how the work will be protected from the elements.
    • Materials Budget (HFA will reimburse the cost of materials with receipts up to $1000) 
    • Timeline for Completion 
    • Name 
    • Address of Studio/Workspace 
    • City, State & Zip Code 
    • Home Address if different from Studio 
    • City, State & Zip Code 
    • Business & Personal Phone 
    • Business & Personal Email 
    • Business Website 
    • Business Social Media (FB & IG) 
    • Description of Body of Work (Please include at least four images of different works) 
    • Artist Statement 
    • Other Pertinent Information 

Timeline is as follows: 

March 10, 2024 – Submissions Due 

March 10-17, 2024 Review Process 

March 18, 2024 – Selected Artist Announcement 

Statue installation, unveiling reception and naming to take place during Paint the Town, May 18 & 19, 2024.