Artist selected for Keizer mural

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Colleen Goodwin-Chronister’s design has been chosen for Keizer’s first mural, which will go up on the west side of the Keizer Florist building on Chemawa Road NE. Painting is expected to begin in April. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

Colleen Goodwin-Chronister’s design has been chosen for Keizer’s first mural, which will go up on the west side of the Keizer Florist building on Chemawa Road NE. Painting is expected to begin in April. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

A winning entry has been selected in the contest to put up Keizer’s first mural.

Colleen Goodwin-Chronister, an artist who does contemporary realism, entered three submissions for consideration in the contest sponsored by the Keizer Art Association (KAA).

KAA volunteers met on Nov. 13 to review submitted entries for the mural that will be completed by next August along the west exterior wall of Keizer Florist, 631 Chemawa Road NE.

The proposed art can be viewed at the KAA, located on the upper floor of the Keizer Heritage Center at 980 Chemawa Road NE, during open hours of 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, or 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

The mural will be in three parts. The center portion will be 22 feet by 12 feet, with the two outer portions being 5 feet by 12 feet.

The wall of Keizer Florist will be prepped in February and March, with actual wall painting set to begin in April.

One portion of Goodwin-Chronister’s artwork depicts irises, while another part depicts grapes.

The center part combines the river, a vineyard and other scenery.

Anyone interested in donating supplies or money to assist with the mural project may do so through the gallery or through the KAA website at keizerarts.com. Leaders with the non-profit KAA will need help with building supplies, tarps, brushes, special mural paints and more.

Those interested in volunteering can contact the KAA at 503-390-3010.

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