The City of Olathe, KS is seeking large-scale, three-dimensional sculpture entries for the 2018 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit.
Sculptures are selected and displayed throughout the downtown area of Olathe for a period of one year. The sculptures are on loan for a stipend amount of $1,500-2,500 honorarium for each sculpture selected. Final honorarium amounts for each work will be determined by the City.
Eligibility: All artists 18 & older are eligible.
Deadline: January 3, 2018
Awards: Artists will receive a $1,500-$2,500 honorarium for each work selected. Honorarium amounts will be determined by the City.
Criteria and Specifications
Sculptures must be free standing, suitable for long-term outdoor public display. Safety of the public including children must be taken into consideration. Work should be as vandal-proof as possible and cannot have sharp edges or be breakable. The sculpture must be considerable in size due to the locations for the pieces. The durability and size of the piece will be a consideration for selection. Steel pedestal mounts (2′ diameter) are available for selected entries, if required. Additional sites are available for ground mounted works. Sculptures must be capable of being properly secured to a site.
Artists may enter up to three sculptures for consideration.
Artists must visit OlatheKS.org/PublicArt to submit artist and sculpture information. Upon submission, a $10 entry fee must be mailed to: Olathe Parks & rec, C/O Renee Rush, PO Box 768 Olathe, KS 66051. Checks should be payable to “City of Olathe.” If you are unable to pay by check, please contact 913-971-8658 to pay by phone.
Delivery and Return of Artwork
Artists will be solely responsible for the delivery and return arrangements of sculptures and any associated costs. Sculptures may be shipped to the City at the artists’ expense. Selected sculptures must be delivered Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., no later than May 18, 2018. Artists must reclaim their sculpture(s) by April 22, 2019.
Selected artists must sign a loan agreement that includes:
1) Permit the City of Olathe to install the artwork
2) Promise that the artwork will remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.
3) Recognize that, in the interest of public safety and community priority, the City has the right to remove damaged sculpture, unless promptly and satisfactorily repaired by the artist.
January 3rd, 2018 – entries must be received
March 5, 2018 – Notice of selections sent to artists
May 18th, 2018 – Art delivery deadline
June 11th, 2018 – Exhibition opens
April 22nd, 2019 – Exhibition closes
*Note: work will be insured, by the city, against property loss up to a maximum of $5,000.
For more information, see the Call for Artists at http://www.olatheks.org/hom e/showdocument?id=7097
and fill out an application form at https://www.olatheks.org/visitors/sculpture-exhibits/2018 -downtown-outdoor-sculpture-exhibit
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