Triad ECO Adventures (TEA) Seeks Artists Work for Sides of New Touring Trollies

Triad ECO Adventures (TEA) is a locally originated, owned and operated small tourism-focused business seeking an artist (or artistic team) to design tasteful art for the side panels for our new “WINSTON” and “SALEM” Trolleys. These obsolete trolleys are currently being refurbished with a Spring 2017 completion date. These “Triad Trolleys” will be used throughout the area for sightseeing, events, & shuttles including historic and comedy tours, weddings, conference transportation, brewery/winery/distillery tours, etc….with terrific visibility throughout our community.

The winning art design(s) will be either painted onto the sides of the trolley or printed onto a decorative wrap which will then be attached to the trolley. The base colors for the “SALEM” Trolley (artistic) are light/dark teal with a reddish roof outline. The base colors for the “Winston” Trolley (innovative) are light/dark orange with a teal roof outline.

Artists may submit designs for either or both trolleys. One eye-catching theme & design will be selected per trolley.

Designs should take the product intent into consideration:

  • Create excitement and interest for Triad Trolley riders as well as the community
  • Complement the base colors of the trolley for which it is designed
  • Be an original clean & simple design (highest quality)
  • Be appropriate for viewing by all ages
  • Designs should cover the lower (darker) panels of each side of the trolley, based
  • on an area 4’ tall by approximately 26’ long
  • The “SALEM” Trolley should lean toward an “artistic” imagery
  • The “WINSTON” Trolley should lean toward an “innovative” imagery


Artists/Artist teams whose designs are chosen will be awarded a check for $400 (per thoughtful

design, not per person), visible artist credit on the trolley, and oodles of sustainable recognition.

Triad ECO Adventures will pay for the design to be installed on the trolley. (If it is decided to

paint the design rather than print a wrap, TEA will negotiate separately with winning artists to

paint the design.)


The project is open to artists and art students living or studying/working in Winston-Salem/

Forsyth County, regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,

pregnancy, age, religion, political affiliation or beliefs, national origin, or handicap.

RFP Selection Process:

A review committee will evaluate all submittals and recommend up to three finalists per trolley.

Finalist proposals should be developed enough to provide a good understanding of how the art

will look on the trolleys. Finalists will be invited to present their proposals to the committee in

person. Up to two designs per trolley will be chosen for the final project.

Required Submission materials:

Statement of interest/project proposal

Resume or CV (1 page per artist or artist team member)

Visual support materials, including websites, digital images in pdf or jpg format,

PowerPoint presentations, videos, CDs, or prints

2-3 examples of other works by artist

Self-addressed stamped envelope if artists desire return of hardcopy materials


April 7, 2017: Deadline for submission 4 PM (this is NOT a postmark deadline)

Week of April 10, 2017: Committee review and selection of finalists

Week of April 17, 2017: Presentations by finalists (in person) and final designs chosen

for implementation

Late April/Early May: Designs will be added to Trolleys

How to apply:

Artists may mail or otherwise deliver a USB drive or printed materials to:

Triad ECO Adventures

ATTN: Call for Artists/Deanna Debrecht

176 YWCA Way

Winston Salem, NC 27127

Submissions may be emailed (10 mb max file size) to

If you have questions, please contact Deanna Debrecht at 336-722-7777,

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