Greenwood Art on the Trailway Seeks Outdoor Sculpture

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Greenwood Art on the Trailway Seeks Outdoor Sculpture


2016-2018 Art on the Trailway

Art on the Trailway is a project of the Greater Greenwood Arts Council in Greenwood, Indiana in partnership with the Greenwood Parks & Recreation Department. This open call is for outdoor three- dimensional art. Awards are $3,000 for a two-year loan of the sculpture. They are looking to install four works this year.


Polk Hill Trail was built in 2004 as part of a greater Trails and Greenways Master Plan. It is adjacent to Smith Valley Road which is a gateway to the city of Greenwood. Surrounded by a golf course, residential homes, apartments, and condominiums, it leads to a pedestrian bridge and Craig Park. Most viewers of the artwork will be vehicular traffic, however, we would like to encourage utilization of this multi-use trail through a refreshing of installations every two years. 

Project Scope and Requirements

Submission of ready to install original sculptures will be accepted through April 29th, 2016 (11 pm EST). Works must withstand the weather elements and be appropriate for all ages. Unstable or poorly constructed work will not be accepted. Artwork may be made available for purchase. Concrete pad is available.

The artist is responsible for the following:

  • Transportation to and from the site
  • Installation & removal including fees, labor, and equipment needed
  • Maintenance and repair, if any

Artists must be 18 years or older. They require that you submit the following digitally:

  • Resume (2 page maximum)
  • An Artist Statement for each submission
  • Already completed and available works for consideration 
    • 2 views of each artwork – jpg images named as: Title_1.jpg, Title_2.jpg
    • Title
    • Materials Used
    • Dimensions (HxLxWxD) including base dimensions 
    • Weight
    • Installation method
    • Retail price
    • 2-year maintenance plan 

Application (2-part process)

First, please follow the link to fill out the entry form. Here you will submit artist info and artwork details for each submission listed above:

Second, upload required resume and images using Hightail. Files MUST be in a folder and the folder  should be compressed using a zip program, which is native to most operating systems. Please name folder using your full name (John_Doe). Once your folder is compressed, follow the instructions to send your file to the follwoing link:

Selection Criteria

A panel of arts professionals (professor, artist, administrator, teacher) and a landscape architect will select the artwork. What will be considered will include:

  • Highly durable and safe artwork preserved to withstand the natural elements 
  • Appropriateness and relevance of style 
  • Compatibility with the site, design, theme and function of the space 
  • Adherence to submission requirements

Additional consideration will be given to Indiana and Johnson County artists.


Submission deadline—April 29th, 2016 (11 p.m. EST)

Artist agreement deadline—May 23rd, 2016

Artwork delivered and installed—June 6th -10th, 2016 (weather permitting)

Artwork picked up by—April 7th, 2018


Any questions can be emailed to


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