Sculptures Sought for River Artes V

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Sculptures Sought for River Artes V

   

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JUNE 1, 2022

THE PROJECT

RiverArtes V is a biennial exhibition of public art by sculptors of international, national and regional prominence designed to celebrate the vitality of Owensboro, Kentucky, enhance its creative placemaking efforts, establish it as a cultural tourism destination and enrich the lives of its residents and visitors. Opportunities abound in the City’s new multi-million dollar Riverfront Development for the placement of public art, a visual additive that creates an atmosphere of community pride, excitement and celebration.

The project features biennial exhibitions of outdoor sculpture where works are leased for two years and may be purchased at the end of the lease period. Lease and purchase sponsors include foundations and private and corporate patrons. Since the project’s inception a total of 12 monumental works of art have been leased and purchased for the City of Owensboro’s Public Art Collection.
TIMELINE

June 1             Deadline for receipt of digital entries
June 15           Notifications of acceptance
July 11-15       Accepted entries received
July 30            Museum exhibition opens
Oct. 23            Contracts finalized
Oct. 23            Museum exhibition closes

SALON OF SELECTION
An exhibition of 100 selected entries will be presented at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art and will provide sponsors an opportunity to review and choose sculpture that they wish to lease or purchase from 2022 RiverArtes V. Artists may have their works represented in this exhibition by maquettes, photographs or other illustrative formats.

SELECTION CRITERIA
The selection criteria will include: quality of craftsmanship; attention to architectural, historical, geographic and cultural context; maintainability; structural and surface soundness; durability; resistance to weathering, excessive maintenance and repair costs; appropriateness for placement on a pedestrian site and ability to withstand public interaction.

SITE INSTALLATIONS
Selections for installations will be made by October 23, and lease agreements signed with artists. Two-year lease periods will begin when installations are finalized.

TERMS – $5,000 STIPEND FOR 2-YEAR LEASE
Each artist selected for the two-year exhibition will receive $2,500 per year for lease of each sculpture.  The artist will be responsible for transportation of sculpture to and from the site and for installation.  Costs regarding site preparation will be the responsibility of the sponsors. Sculpture will be insured by the sponsor while installed at the site.

Artists selected for this exhibition will be required to meet contract terms.  There will be no additional award beyond the stipend, and no contingency funds will be available.

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