20th Annual Sculpture Garden Exhibit - Call for Entries

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 Arts Council Wichita Falls opens the 20th annual Sculpture Garden exhibit at the Kemp Center for the Arts on May 11, 2024. All forms of outdoor sculpture will be considered, provided it meets the requirements of the prospectus. The juror for this event is noted Texas sculptor Sharon Kopriva (sharonkopriva.com).

EXHIBIT AREA

  • The exhibit space surrounds a public building with areas both in open sunlight and shaded by large trees. An irrigation system (including sprinklers) is in place. 
  • Artwork will be placed on a steel plate on soft ground.  There are NO concrete installation areas available.
  • Location of artwork will be made at the discretion of the contracted installer and Arts Council WF staff. 

 

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

  • Sculpture should be garden-sized or larger (at least 3 feet in any one dimension is recommended).
  • Acceptable media includes metal, stone, ceramic, or any other durable material that will withstand the elements and abuse of an outdoor display. Artwork must be able to withstand routine outdoor wear-and-tear including contact with the irrigation system.
  • Pieces must have the capacity to be attached to ¼” steel plate for installation or safely rest on bare ground.
  • Artists are responsible for delivery and pick up of all artwork; any shipping must be provided and paid for at the artist’s sole expense.
  • Artwork does not need to be for sale to be exhibited.  If artwork is listed for sale, The Arts Council WF will receive a 30% commission and will collect and process the appropriate sales tax in addition to the sales price.  The Arts Council WF will not provide transportation for sold items.  Transportation and site installation will be coordinated between the artist and the purchaser.

 

EXHIBIT DETAILS

  • Duration: Sculptures will be on display for 12 months from installation in May 2024. Artwork must remain on display for the entirety of the exhibit.
  • Stipends: Artists will be provided with an installation stipend totaling $1500 (one thousand five hundred), to be paid $750 on completed installation and $750 on completed deinstallation.
  • Awards: Three cash awards will be given as determined by the juror/judge: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes ($2500, $1000, $500 respectively).  These awards will be announced at the opening reception. Award money will be distributed within 30 days of judging.
  • Reception: Artists are expected to attend the opening reception on May 11, 2024. Artists attending the opening reception will be provided with 1 (one) hotel room for up to 2 (two) nights.
  • Deinstallation: Artists will be notified of their pick-up date and time by the installer no less than 30 days prior to removal date in 2025.

 

LIABILITY and WAIVERS

  • The Arts Council WF reserves the right to reject any artwork it deems inappropriate for display in a public setting.  This includes work deemed purposefully designed to advance any form of discriminatory agenda.
  • All photos submitted with the artist's application must represent the current condition of the work.
  • By applying to the exhibition, the Artist certifies to The Arts Council WF that they have created and possess unencumbered title to the sculpture(s) they are submitting to the Sculpture Garden Exhibit.
  • The Arts Council and its affiliates will not be liable for the degradation of objects caused by normal outdoor wear and tear.  This includes a commercial sprinkler irrigation system which may come in contact with the artwork. Installed artwork will be insured for the replacement value stated by the artist, however claims will only be made in extenuating circumstances beyond “normal wear and tear” of outdoor display.
  • The Artist will allow The Arts Council WF and its affiliates to photograph and publish photos and information related to the Artist’s work. The Artist will be given recognition of any artwork displayed.  
  • The Artist agrees to include all requested biographical and artwork-related information in the printed and online catalog of the exhibit.
  • The Artist must provide The Arts Council WF with appropriate information in a timely manner as requested (including but not limited to artist bio/statement, current contact information, artist photo, relevant social media links, etc.).

 

SCHEDULE

Call For Entries open

November 15, 2023

 

Call For Entries closed

January 31, 2024

 

Jurying completed

February 9, 2024

 

Artists contracts returned, bio info and photo provided to the Arts Council WF

March 15, 2024

 

Artwork installation

Friday, May 11, 2024

(date and time should be confirmed with the Installer, see accepted artist contract for installer contact info)

 

Reception / Awards

Saturday, May 11, 2024

 

Artwork deinstallation

Tentative date: May 9, 2025

(date and time should be confirmed with the Installer)

 

Prize Summary: 
: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes ($2500, $1000, $500 respectively).
Prizes Details: 
  • Awards: Three cash awards will be given as determined by the juror/judge: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes ($2500, $1000, $500 respectively).  These awards will be announced at the opening reception. Award money will be distributed within 30 days of judging.
Event date: 
May 11, 2024 to May 9, 2025
Location: 
Kemp Center for the Arts 1300 Lamar Wichita Falls, TX 76302
Deadline: 
31/January/2024

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$25
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