Greenwood, Indiana Seeks Entries for Art on the Trail 2023-2025

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Greenwood, Indiana Seeks Entries for Art on the Trail 2023-2025



The Greenwood Parks & Recreation Department, in cooperation with The Greater Greenwood Arts Council in Greenwood, Indiana, invites you to participate in our 2023-2025 juried, on-loan, public art exhibit. This open call is for outdoor three-dimensional art. The selected artists will be awarded $3,000 for the two-year loan project.

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. Many viewers of the artwork will be vehicular traffic; however, the trail is a multi-use trail.


Artist must be 18 years of age or older. Artists must own the rights to the sculpture, which must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Selected artists must be willing to enter into an Art Loan Agreement with the City of Greenwood, Indiana, an Indiana municipal corporation. Artwork may be made available for purchase.

Project Scope and Requirements

Submission of ready to install original sculptures will be accepted through June 23, 2023 (11 p.m. EST). Art work must be constructed of durable materials that will withstand year-round Indiana weather.

Fragile or dangerous works will not be accepted.

Works must be appropriate for all ages

Artist Responsibility

  • Transportation to and from the site
  • Installation & removal of art work
  • Insurance
  • Artist fees for on-site installation and removal
  • Equipment needed for installation and removal
  • Maintenance and repair, if necessary

Application Requirements

The following items must be submitted digitally:

  • A bio/resume (2-page maximum)
  • An Artist Statement for each submission
  • Completed and available works for consideration
  • 2 photo images of each piece
  • Title
  • Materials used in construction of piece
  • Dimensions (HxLxWxD) including base dimensions
  • Weight
  • Installation method
  • Retail price
  • 2-year maintenance plan

Selection Criteria

A panel of professionals will select the artwork. This will include a landscape architect and other professionals,

such as artists, professors, administrators, or teachers. The judges will base their selection on the following:

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


  • Submission deadline – June 23, 2023
  • Artist notification – July 14, 2023
  • Artist agreement deadline – July 28, 2023
  • Artwork delivery and installation – August 7-11, 2023 (weather permitting)
  • Exhibition opens – August 14, 2023
  • Removal of sculpture – August 2025

Application Process

All required items listed under Submission Requirements should be sent in PDF form to: no later than June 23, 2023

Contact information

Any questions can be emailed to: Jen Winget

Thank you for considering this project!