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Public Sculpture Exhibition Seeks Sculpture

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Public Sculpture Exhibition Seeks Sculpture


The Public Art Project in Vincennes, Indiana was formed in 2019 with the goal of bringing public art into the City of Vincennes.  A consortium of four local galleries manages the project:  Art Space Vincennes, LLC (project director); Northwest Territory Art Guild Gallery (Indiana Arts Commission grant recipient); Open Gallery; and Shircliff Gallery (part of Vincennes University).  Since 2014, these galleries have collaborated on the First Friday Art Walks, which have contributed to an ongoing revitalization of the Main Street area.  This new initiative is designed to bring art out of the galleries and into a public sphere where a wider audience can be reached. The galleries are assisted in this project by a committee of art professionals and community members representing a variety of stakeholders.

The Public Art Project presents an opportunity for sculptors from across the nation to submit up to two (2) entries to the First City Public Sculpture Exhibition of large-scale public sculpture to be installed in the City of Vincennes. Sculptures will be on loan for a period of three years, at the end of which time they will be picked up by the artists and new works will be rotated in.  Artists will receive an honorarium totaling One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) to help defray costs of transportation and installation. The honorarium will be distributed in three installments over the exhibition loan period.


  • Build on Vincennes’ heritage of visual, cultural and historical assets by bringing in the art of today.
  • Help heal community trauma resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a violent storm in April 2020.
  • Bring art experience to as many segments of the population as possible.
  • Promote tourism.
  • Support participating artists through exhibition publicity and potential sales.
  • Enhance the presence of area businesses and organizations.
  • Continue to support downtown Vincennes’ revitalization.


  • All work must be original.
  • Work entered must be exhibition ready.  Sketches, renderings, or plans for work not complete by entry submission date will not be considered.
  • All work must be available for sale.
  • Work must be exhibited for the full length of the three-year loan period as defined in this prospectus.
  • Work entered must be able to withstand unsupervised foot traffic, severe weather conditions, and pose no threat to public safety.
  • Works should be fitted with tabs for attachment to concrete pads with anchor bolts unless the configuration of the work is inherently stable.
  • Work must not require maintenance beyond annual cleaning.
  • No size parameters.


Up to two sculptures may be entered.  Entry fee for first sculpture is Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00).  Entry fee for second sculpture is Fifteen Dollars ($15.00).


All submissions are to be made through the Call for Entry site at (CaFE).  Each submission will include:

  1. Three digital images each with a different view to represent the full sculpture, plus optionally up to three additional digital images of important details.
  2. Size of the piece in H” x W” x D” format.
  3. Brief artist statement, bio, and resume that can be used for publicity and a documentary exhibition publication.
  4. Description of any special installation issues, including equipment, labor needs, and size of concrete pad to support and anchor the sculpture and allow for surrounding grounds care.

August 14, 2020 – SUBMISSION DUE through CaFE

August 15 – September 12, 2020 – Jurying process by Public Sculpture
Project committees

September 14, 2020 – Notifications to all sculptors

October 16 & 17, 2020 – Delivery and installation of sculpture by

October 17, 2020 – Outdoor reception for exhibition

August 12 & 13, 2023 – Pick up of sculpture by appointment

For the full prospectus, visit


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