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City of St. Joseph, MO Seeks Outdoor Sculpture

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City of St. Joseph, MO Seeks Outdoor Sculpture


St. Joseph Sculpture Walk 2017
Allied Arts Council
118 South 8 Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501

Entry Deadline: 2/17/17
Days remaining to deadline: 17
Number of Applications Allowed: 4


Images – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (St. Joseph Sculpture Walk 2017): $15.00

The Allied Arts Council and the City of Saint Joseph, Missouri seek sculptures to be placed in Downtown Saint Joseph. Regional, national, and international sculpture artists are invited to submit work for this one-year sculpture exhibition scheduled from June 2017-May 2018. Selected sculptures/sculptors will receive a $500 honorarium and all sculptures selected will compete for up to $13,000 in cash prize awards.

The Allied Arts Council will purchase a sculpture to become a permanent part of Saint Joseph’s public art collection.  Only pieces priced $15,000 or less will be considered for purchase. The Allied Arts Council will receive a 25% commission on any sculpture sold and on any commissioned sculptures.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:   February 17, 2017

Submission details: Artists must own the rights to the artwork and the sculpture must be available for the duration of the one-year contract. All submissions must be professionally constructed of durable materials that will withstand the elements. All durable outdoor media are encouraged. Please attach three images per submission that clearly show a front and back view, and one detail shot. Artists may submit up to four (4) sculptures for consideration, but each submission must have three images attached. Please give all dimensions and a stated insurance value for the artwork. There are presently no restrictions on size; however, artists should be aware that sculptures will be placed within well-traveled streetscapes. The installation method for each sculpture should be welded tabs or similar easy-install method.

Selected artists are responsible for transportation of the artwork to and from the installation site. The Allied Arts Council is responsible for all costs for materials and workmanship for the initial installation of the artwork, including site preparation, plinth, and clean up. Additionally, the Allied Arts Council will provide up to $5,000 in liability insurance and inland marine (collision and comprehensive) insurance coverage on all sculptures for the duration of the exhibition.

The artists’ reception and awards ceremony is Friday, June 9, 2017. Following the reception, patrons are invited to take the first official sculpture walk.


Saint Joseph, Missouri is a unique blend of natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and beautiful, historic architecture. The mission of the Saint Joseph Sculpture Walk is to be an important, nationally recognized platform for sculpture while educating and inspiring the Saint Joseph community and its many visitors.

They aim to promote and provide public art that:

  • Enhances natural and cultural environment;
  • Reflects community values, the diversity of neighborhoods, the richness of their history, and the promise of the future;
  • Is in context and harmony with its setting; and
  • Promotes the vitality of our public spaces.


Deadline for entry: February 3, 2017

Jury dates: February 13 – 17, 2017

Notification of acceptance on or before: March 1, 2017

Contracts returned to Allied Arts Council: March 30, 2017

Artwork Installation: May 29 – June 8, 2017 (If you need assistance installing your sculpture we will have specific dates and times when this service will be available.)

Opening reception and Awards Announcement: June 9, 2017

People’s Choice Award Voting Period: June 2017 – January 2018

People’s Choice Award Announcement:  February 2018

Exhibition closes: May 14, 2018

De-installation: May 15- 26, 2018 (If you need assistance removing your sculpture we will have specific dates and times when this service will be available.)