Sculpture 1: Call to Sculptors 2020
Call to Sculptors
- 5 Community Programs -
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Central Program
- SculptureWalk Avery McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD
- SculptureWalk University of Sioux Falls, SIoux Falls, SD
- SculptureWalk Lease Program, Sioux Falls, SD
Sculpture Tour, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
SculptureWalk Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada
River City Sculptures on Parade, Mason City, Iowa
CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, Mankato, Minnesota
WELCOME TO THE SCULPTURE PARTNER NETWORK!
The PARTNER NETWORK provides artists the opportunity to exhibit sculpture in 5 different communities, on a university campus, and in a hospital indoor program. For example: an artist could exhibit 5 different sculptures in all 5 communities at the same time. Or a sculpture could be in Sioux Falls the 1st year, Mankato the 2nd, Castlegar the 3rd, the University program the 4th, Eau Claire the 5th, Mason City the 6th, get sold or leased along the way. All sculptures would compete for awards in each program. Our volunteers would move sculptures from show to show.
HOW THE PARTNER NETWORK WORKS:
You will have the choice of participating in one, two or all of the programs over time. New entries will be submitted each year for each program selections will be made and artists contacted. Sculptures previously in Sioux Falls can be entered in the network. Sculptures in the network have the opportunity to move from program to program with Sioux Falls being the Central program and Azs of the exchange hub.
A few examples:
Example - If you sculpture has been in Sioux Falls for 2019 and one of the other programs select it for their exhibit, they will come with a truck and pick up the sculpture, along with the other sculptures they select and take back to their exhibit.
If your sculpture is in the network for the second year, going into the third year:
Example - Catlegar has your sculpture this year and the sculpture has been selected by Mankato for their program this next year. Castlegar will trailer the sculpture (with others) to Sioux Falls for the exchange with all the other communities. Mankato will pick up your sculpture and transport (with others) back to mankato. Castlegar, Eau Claire and the University of Sioux Falls will all do the same. There will be no cost or labor for the lartist while in the exchange program.
When the sculpture is leaving the network: the artist can either pick it up or the holding partner program can ship it back.
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
Central Program - 17th year
IT ALL STARTED HERE
SculptureWalk in Sioux Falls is an exhibit of original outdoor sculptures displayed eyar-around in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The sculptures are owned by the artists and loaned to the exhibit. From May through September the public votes for The People’s Choice sculpture, and that sculpture is purchased by the City of Sioux Falls. www.sculpturewalksiouxfalls.com www.siouxvallscvb.com
HONORARIUM $1,500 FOR EACH SCULPTURE
PEOPLE’S CHOICE - PURCHASED UP TO $20,000
VIRTUOSO SCULPTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM - SEE IT ON THE WEBSITE
9 BEST OF SHOW II SCULPTORS GET $1,000 EACH, OVERALL BEST OF SHOW - $2,000
ACCOMMODATIONS will be provided free (2 nights) to all artists at the Holiday Inn City Centre. All participating artists are encouraged to attend the sculpture placement weekend and artist reception.
SCULPTUREWALK AVERA MCKENNAN
Summary - Need to qualify for SculptureWalk downtown program, 10 indoor sculptures, $500 stipend for each sculpture, Best of Show $500 Award. These sculptures can be transported or shipped to Sioux Falls with the downtown sculptures.
SCULPTUREWALK UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS
Summary - 11 sculptures leased and placed around the campus for a year, sculptures are selected from SculptreWalk 2019 and Partner Network 2019 programs. www.usiouxfalls.edu
EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSON
Sculpture Tour is a 55 sculpture program in beautiful downtown Eau Claire a community with a population of 70,000 people located 95 miles east of Minneapolis. The trade area of “Chippewa Valley” consists of approximately 150,000 people and is home to the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire that has 16,000 students. The Eau Claire area is a favorite vacation destination for people from as far away as Chicago and Minneapolis. www.visiteauclaire.com
- BEST OF SHOW BRONZE $1,000 BEST OF SHOW OTHER MATERIA $1,000
- PEOPLE’S CHOICE - PURCHASE UP TO $15,000 STIPEND - $500 UPON DELIVERY AND $500 AFTER PICKUP TO AND FROM EAU CLAIRE OF SIOUX FALLS
- THE TWO BEST OF SHOW WINNERS ARE KEPT AN EXTRA YEAR AT FULL STIPEND
- ACCOMODATIONS - 2 NIGHTS FREE FOR INSTALLATION/ARTIST RECEPTION MAY 9TH. SHIPPED IN SCULPTURES SHOULD ARRIVE BY APRIL 10TH.
CASTLEGAR BC. CANADA
SculptureWalk Castlegar is our partner located on the columbia River in beautiful British Columbia Canada. Castlegar has a population of 8,000 and nearby are two similar sized communities of Nelson and Trail. www.sculpturewalkcastlegar.com www.castlegar.com
- ARTISTIC MERIT: 1st: $2,000, 2nd: $1,000, 3rd: $500
- PEOPLE’S CHOICE: PURCHASE UP TO $15,000 & $2,000 CASH, 2nd: $1,000, 3rd: $500
- Stipend: $500 TOTAL FOR DELIVERY/RETURN HOME FOR 1st SCULPTURE
- $250 FOR 2nd SCULPTURE, NO STIPEND FOR SCULPTURES PICKED UP IN SIOUX FALLS ON PN EXCHANGE DAY
- ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 NIGHTS FREE FOR ARTIST WEEKEND
MASON CITY, IOWA
Where is “River City”? It is a fictional town from composer Meredith Willson’s Broadway musical, The Music Man. But the real River City is Willson’s hometown - Mason City - a community of 28,000 in North Central Iowa with a rich cultural heritage. This 50 sculpture program is on display throughout the community’s Cultural Crescent and has gained in popularity every year. The program has an excellent record of selling sculptures and attracting commissions for our artists. The Sculptures on Parade exhibit links world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie School architecture (the Historic Park Inn and the Stockman House Museum) with The Music Man complex and the MacNider Art Museum.
STIPEND: $500 PER SCULPTURE
NOTE: an additional $250 stipend is available to each Iowa artist accepted into the Sculptures on Parade exhibit.
- BEST OF SHOW: $2,000
- PEOPLE’S CHOICE: PURCHASE UP TO $15,000
- ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 NIGHTS/1 ROOM FOR THE ARTIST OPENING
The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour is an exciting exhibition of outdoor sculpture displayed in the heart of Mankato and North Mankato. Now in its tenth year, CityArt continues to draw thousands of visitors making the Mankato arts community known around the region. Over the past nine years CityArt has sold 22 sculptures though public and private sale and has commissioned 3 public works. For more information, visit www.cityartmankato.com
- ARTIST STIPEND: $1,000 FOR EACH SCULPTURE
- PEOPLE’S CHOICE: PURCHASE UP TO $18,000
- BEST OF SHOW (BRONZE): $1,000
- BEST OF SHOW (OM): $1,000
- Up to $250 shipping reimbursement on sculptures shipped to artists if not sold, anything over this amount will be paid by the artist.
- ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 NIGHTS FREE FOR ARTIST WEEKEND IN MAY
FOR ALL PROGRAMS
Entries will be critiqued on artistic merit, creativity, public safety, and durability in an outdoors setting. All artists will be notified of the selection committee decision for Sioux Falls by October 31, 2019 and for Partner Network by December 15, 2019. The selection committee will consist of representatives from the communities.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
All programs are open to professional and amateur artists of all backgrounds. Artists may submit up to four (4) of their own original (in concept, composition, and execution) sculptures to SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, and 4 for the other Partner programs. The entry fee is $25.00 per sculpture for both Sioux Falls and the partner network. We welcome all sculptures and values; however those not willing to accept up to the communities purchase price for their sculpture will be excluded from the public voting for the People’s Choice Award. The programs will receive a 25% commission on any sculpture sold today or anytime in the future if the sculpture sale is due to its visibility in any of the Partner Programs. If a sculpture is special commissioned work then the commission to the participating program is 10%.
All partners will provide liability and Inland Marine (collision & comprehensive) insurance coverage on all sculptures.
All sculptures need to be in NEW condition when delivered to each community, and we highly recommend bronze sculptures be sealed, steel be repainted and plate or steel strips on bottom of sculpture be stainless steel.
TIMELINE FOR ALL PROGRAMS
October 15, 2019: Entry deadline for SculptureWalk and Partner Network Programs
December 15, 2019: Notification of Sioux Falls by Nov. 15th, Partner Network by Dec. 15th
April 20, 2020: Delivery of shipped in sculptures
May 1 & 2, 2020: Sioux Falls, sculpture delivery, install, Artist Reception, Brew Street Bash
May 4 & 5, 2020: Mason City sculpture delivery, install and Artist Reception
May 6 & 7, 2020: Eau Claire sculpture delivery, install and Artist Reception
May 8 & 9, 2020: Mankato sculpture delivery, install and Artist Reception
May 1 & 2, 2020: Castlegar sculpture delivery, install and Artist Reception
PLEASE INCLUDE THIS INFORMATION:
Entry Form hard copy, all photos and supporting information on a CD or flash drive
- Two high quality color photos of the sculpture or scale model of the sculpture
- If you provide a sketch of your sculpture it must be accompanied with a photo of one or two of your original sculptures that show a good example of the quality of your work.
- Statement explaining the sculpture(s)
- Artist personal biography/resume and artist portrait
Access the Partner Network Entry Form pdf here.
PARTNER NETWORK ENTRY FORM
Entree is $25 per sculpture entry.
If a sculpture is currently in place in any of the partner programs there is no entry fee for entering other partner programs.
Please complete this entry form form the Partner Network programs and identify your preference with the corresponding initials. Sioux Falls (A), Castlegar (B), Mankato (C), Eau Claire (D), Mason City (E).
If you don’t have a preference then your sculpture will be entered in the selection pool available to all programs.
Please mail your entry to:
SculptureWalk, 300 S. Phillips Ave. #L104, Sioux Falls, SD 57104