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Urban Canvas strives to create a vibrant and dynamic public art community in Eugene by providing opportunities for local artists to create murals with local business.

Urban Canvas accepts artist portfolios and wall proposals from businesses on an ongoing basis.

  1. Artist Information
  2. Wall Owner Information

Urban Canvas accepts portfolios from artists of all experience levels, from the experienced muralist to the visual artist wanting to branch out into mural work. With the information and images provided by each artist, we create a portfolio that we show to wall owners interested in commissioning a mural.

Submission Process

  • Fill out the Artist Submission form for Urban Canvas. You may save your progress and return at a later date by making an account. To access a saved application, go to the form, login, and click on “My Forms.” Be sure to double check all information has been entered accurately. The information you provide on this form will be used to create your artist profile that we share with potential wall owners and project managers.
  • The main contact indicated on your submission form will be notified if your artistic talents match the aesthetic wishes of a project coordinator/wall owner. If your work is selected, Urban Canvas will serve as the liaison between you and the building owner/project coordinator (as appropriate for the specific project).
  • Urban Canvas reserves the right to not include a submission in the portfolio of artists available to wall owners. Artwork that includes - but not limited to - hate speech, illicit drug use, pornography, and violence will not be accepted for portfolio usage.

Current Project - Urban Canvas Little Free Pantry

City of Eugene Cultural Services worked in partnership with Burrito Brigade, local artists from the Urban Canvas roster, local carpenters and community members to create 5 new little free pantries around town. Now, there are 22 Little Free Pantries in Eugene-Springfield. Coloring pages featuring pantry designs will soon be available here and in food pantry boxes, creating connections to the neighborhood and art. 

The Little Free Pantry (LFP) seeks to support an immediate and local need for food and other essential hygiene products. Little Free Pantries bring neighborhoods together and bridge barriers for those who can’t travel long distances to get free food.  The concept started in 2016 when Jessica McClard, a mom in Fayetteville, Arkansas, was inspired by the Little Free Libraries she saw popping up all over her town. There are now 600+ Little Free Pantries around the world. Burrito Brigade started making its Little Food Pantries in August 2018.

Check out this article in the Register Guard about this project.

Andrew Bronson pantryAndrew Bronson “Droodle”

Dates painted: June 2020

Location: Briarcliff Loop and River Road

About: Andrew has lived in Eugene for two years, and in Oregon for his entire life. He has decorated many things for many people including (but not limited to) skateboards, guitars, bedrooms, walls, cars, and even on one occasion, the inside of a store. About his work in general, and the pantry, he says, “I have a style that most find appealing, mainly due to the contents of my art. I mainly work in a cute, cartoonish variety, featuring different monsters and creatures of my own imagination. I love the outdoors and figured it would be a good subject to build from. I also recognized how special this project is, so I focused on making it welcoming, like every face on the pantry is happy to see you!"

Celeste Schield Jacobi pantry photo credit Danavion.comCeleste Schield Jacobi

Dates painted: June 2020

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 13th and Chambers

About: Celeste began painting indoor murals at the age of 16 in her parent’s home. During her time at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, she created a variety of other murals in residential and commercial spaces. She has also been commissioned to create art for PABST and The Los Angeles Weekly. She states, "My creative journey has taken me through surrealism, fantasy and abstract. My work is heavily inspired by Salvador Dalí who was the first artists I came across at the age of sixteen. He represented the ’other world’ which I found intriguing and wanted to explore further."  She decided to paint the pantry since more families are finding themselves needing access to food. During COVID-19, many have lost their jobs or have been furloughed putting a strain on household budgets. She says, “I wanted to paint imagery that would make people smile. The ballerina bees and their whimsical nature was the perfect choice.” To view more of her artwork you can visit her website, Creatrix Realms Art Studio. Photo by danavion.com.

Pattrick Price pantry photo credit DanaVion.comPattrick Price

Dates painted: June 2020

Location: Tyler and W Broadway

About: Pattrick Price is an Alaskan born artist following generations of Tlingit totemic style artists. In combination with the oldest styles of art from North America, Pattrick’s form line mixed with modern graffiti backgrounds creates murals that are unique to the Pacific Northwest. Pattrick is the current resident artist for the Ritz sauna in the Oregon Country Fair and has murals at Peterson Barn and at Tracktown Studios in Eugene. Pattrick also does live paintings and creates wearable art in and around Eugene Oregon. Regarding the pantry, he says, “The door is a painting of my interpretation of the sand underwater close to the beach that makes its own little ripples with the waves. It is called Self Organizing Criticality. The sides and back are my depiction of how everything comes together and fits comfortably in the mind when on a spiritual journey. It is called, Psychedelic Vision.” Photo by danavion.com.


Peighton Carmichael pantry photocredit Danavion.comPeighton Carmichael

Dates painted: June 2020

Pantry location: Behind Kincaid Park at 39th & Potter

About: Peighton is a freelance artist born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. She graduated from Lane Community College’s graphic design program in 2019. Peighton has shown her work at assorted galleries downtown at locations such as Cowfish and Lova Kava, and has been involved with community projects including painting this mini food pantry.  "I wanted the pantry to tie in the elements of Oregon that we have, the trees, mountain ranges and our ocean. I like to paint in vivid color to create a psychedelic effect in the contrast, and help bring more vibrancy to our town. Photo by danavion.com.

Learn more about Peighton

Wendi Kai Pantry photo credit danavion.comWendi Kai

Dates painted: July 2020

Location: Acorn Park

About: Wendi Kai is a classically trained artist, and a professional tattoo artist. She has been working locally for the past 13 years and shown her work locally since 2007, including at Cowfish, The Horsehead Bar, Sam Bond's Garage, Memento Ink, David Minor Theater, Hi-Fi Lounge, Keystone Café and 100 Mile Bakery. She opened a new tattoo shop, Moon Maiden Tattoo, in Springfield in October 2019. She is grateful for the opportunity to be involved in this community Free Pantry art project. She says “The subjects I chose for the pantry are mostly nature images and random fun stuff. The crow is from the Acorn Park neighborhood where I live. I see them almost everyday and love them. I wanted the images to feel welcoming, and spark curiosity. I hope people will smile when they see the box and feel drawn to it. What's inside has the intention of nurturing the community and I wanted the outside to reflect that.” Photo by danavion.com.

Completed Projects

Dorothy Siemens

Dorothy Siemens Traffic BoxDates painted: November 2019

Location: Whiteaker Neighborhood Traffic Box at 6th & Blair

About: Dorothy Siemens is a multi-disciplinary artist whose artwork explores ideas of identity, gender, and perceptions of existence, as tools to understand the emotional nature of people, and how we evolve from the collective experiences of our everyday lives. Within their work, they create a visual language of recurring images that are used to meditate on these concepts. Dorothy graduated from the University of Oregon in 2012, with a degree in Fine Art, and an emphasis in printmaking, illustration, and photography. They currently work as a freelance illustrator on both commercial and small-scale projects.

Faunwood (Miranda Zimmerman)

Miranda Zimmerman FaunwoodDates painted: November 2019

Location: Whiteaker Neighborhood Traffic Box at 5th & Blair

About: Faunwood grew up in Fresno, California, passing time by illustrating digitally and watching nature documentaries in the background. Her work is influenced by both the real and fictional - often drawing inspiration from mythology and animated stories. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Visual Art at California State University Monterey Bay and soon discovered the field of Science Illustration. She likes to create creatures that are engaging, charismatic, and sometimes a little mutated and unsettling.

Nicole Fraley Traffic BoxNicole! (Nicole Fraley)

Dates painted: November 2019

Location: Whiteaker Neighborhood Traffic Box at 6th & Washington

About: Nicole! is a Pacific Northwest born and raised artist.  She is inspired by the ec-centric, the outlaw, the tinkerer, and the odd ball. She has been making art since she was a kid. Past projects include a bathroom in a senior home and a large-scale basalt fountain at LCC. She has also shown her work around town in cafes and bars and now defunct art spaces.

Travis Pendlebury Traffic BoxTravis Pendlebury

Dates painted: November 2019

Location: Whiteaker Neighborhood Traffic Box at 6th & Jefferson

About: Travis Pendlebury is an illustrator and graphic designer who specializes in hand-drawn characters and fantastical creatures.

Wayde Love

Wayde Love Traffic BoxDates painted: March 2020

Location: Whiteaker Neighborhood Traffic Box at 1st & Van Buren

About: Wayde started creating art when he was a kid in the 80s, back in North Carolina. Although he took some art classes when he was young, he is mostly self-taught. He has been living in Eugene for 20+ years and currently works for the City of Eugene and teaches art and mindfulness at Kelly Middle School.  He also co-founded the Whiteaker Block Party. Wayde has painted murals at PublicHouse in Springfield, Hay Baby, Cornbread Café, Looking Glass, and Petersen Barn Community Center.

Pete Goldlust Melanie Germond Garfield Station

Pete Goldlust & Melanie Germond

Dates painted: October/November 2019

Wall location: 987 Garfield St., Garfield Station, south wall

About: Pete and his wife and collaborator, Melanie Germond, and their two sons relocated to Eugene from the small artist community of Bisbee, Arizona in 2016. Pete is actively involved in building educational and arts opportunities for youth. Prior to relocating to Oregon, Pete served as Executive Director of Central School Project, a regional arts nonprofit, and was a founding member and Board President of the first licensed Montessori preschool in the area. In Eugene, he has been active with ArtCity, recently helping to coordinate the Studio Without Walls event at the Park blocks this summer, in cooperation with the City of Eugene.

Ila Rose Garfield Station

Ila Rose

Dates painted: September 2019

Wall location: 977 Garfield St., Garfield Station, north wall

Ila Rose is a painter/muralist working out of Eugene Or. She has painted a mural for the 20x21 project in Eugene as well as several others in and out of town. Rose works as a professional artist and teacher in Eugene and is passionate about how art and community interact.

Michael Erickson

Dates painted: June/July 2019

Wall location: 360 East 11th Avenue, Equinox Real Estate

About: Living in Eugene for the past 12 years, Michael has worked as a Graphic/Web Designer for local businesses. He is passionate about art/design and its ability to inspire thought, comfort, and livability. His work can accommodate variable styles (clean, rough, modern or vintage).

Wayde Love

Dates painted: April 2019

Wall location: Pacific Pub Cycle

About: Wayde started doing art when he was a kid in the 80s back in North Carolina, painting country crafts and selling them to friends and family and at the local markets. Although he took some art classes when he was young, he is mostly self-taught. He has been living in Eugene for 20+ years and is proud to call it his home. He currently works for the City of Eugene and teaches art and mindfulness at Kelly Middle School.  He also organizes the Great Whiteaker Clean Up and was a co-founder of the Whiteaker Block Party. He loves to do what brings him a lot of joy and likes to think his paintings or the space he creates invokes a sense of joy and happiness in others. He uses a lot of bright, contrasting colors and likes to use a lot of shapes and patterns in his work.

Kathleen Caprario

Dates painted: Spring 2019

Wall location: 120 Shelton McMurphey Blvd, Mahonia Building

About: Kathleen Caprario traded the concrete canyons of New York City for the real canyons and broad skies of the Pacific NW in the late 1970s and established herself as a widely exhibited artist and an art educator. Caprario is the recipient of an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, the Modesto Lanzone Mostra Award and two Ford Family Foundation Mid-Career Artist Residency Awards, as well as many residencies. In addition, Caprario is a founding member of the creative cohort, Gray Space Project, and recently exhibited her ongoing social justice project, White Noise, in the micro-traveling venue.

Clayton Sukau

Dates painted: Winter/Spring 2019

Locations: 3 traffic boxes located in the Barger area (Barger & Primrose St, Barger & North Terry, Royal & North Terry)

About: Clayton is from Salem Oregon, where he worked with the Salem Art Association and other various galleries and downtown area shows. He moved to Eugene a couple years ago and he really loves all of the murals and enjoys being a part of this city’s art culture.

Santiago Uceda

Dates painted: June 2-July 3, 2018

Wall location: 2036 Willamette Street, Private residence, retaining wall

About: Santiago Uceda was born in Lima, Peru, made his way to sunny So Cal and now resides in Eugene, OR. He is an illustrator and motion graphics artist and has worked with many talented folks and institutions from global brands to non-profits, magazines, bands and private commissions. His work has been recognized by American Illustration, Latin American Illustración & International Motion Arts Awards.

Bayne Gardner

Dates painted: June 21-23, 2018

Wall location: 480 Monroe Street, Liberty Housing

About: Bayne Gardner is a Eugene based artist focused mainly on painting public murals. He has painted over forty indoor and outdoor murals in the Eugene area ranging from massive building facades to the walls of local schools. Along with his solo murals he has also directed numerous projects that involve children in the process of creating murals.

Erica Greminger

Dates painted: June 4-8, 2018

Wall location: 785 Grant Street, Rainbow Valley Design and Construction

About: Born and raised in Arizona Greminger moved to Corvallis 14 years ago to attend Oregon State University. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Fine Art and has been working as a sign artist for Trader Joe’s for the last 8 years where she creates everything from small scale signs to large murals. Greminger recently completed a 27’x’16’ mural for the Corvallis Mural Project in downtown Corvallis.