18th Annual Sculpture Garden – Arts Council Wichita Falls – entries due Jan. 31

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $25.00

The Arts Council Wichita Falls‘ year-long Sculpture Garden Exhibition at the Kemp Center for the Arts is in its 18th year. The juror will accept 10 pieces for exhibition. Artwork is exhibited for 12 months.  In addition to installation stipends, there are three cash prizes awarded by the juror/judge at the time of installation.

All forms of outdoor sculpture will be considered, provided it meets the requirements of the prospectus.  The exhibit space surrounds a public building; artwork will be placed throughout the site at the sole discretion of the contracted installer and Arts Council staff. The juror for this event is artist Dewane Hughes, a recipient of multiple awards for past Sculpture Garden exhibitions.  Mr. Hughes’s resume and work can be seen on his website here: dewanehughesart.com.

Installation Location:

The Kemp
1300 Lamar Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Contact programming@artscouncilwf.org for further information.

The Arts Council Wichita Falls is a 501(c)(3) organization and not a subsidiary of any government agency or organization.

EXHIBIT AREA
•The exhibit space surrounds a public building with exhibit areas both in open sunlight and shaded by large trees.  In addition, an irrigation system (including sprinklers) is in place.  
•Artwork will be placed on a steel plate on soft ground.  There are NO concrete installation areas available.
•Artwork will be placed throughout the site at the sole discretion of the contracted installer and Arts Council WF staff.

EXHIBIT DETAILS
•Duration: Sculptures will be on display for 12 months from installation in May 2022. Artwork must remain on display for the entirety of the exhibit.
•Reception: Accepted artists are expected to attend the opening reception on May 14, 2022.
•Stipends: Accepted artists will be provided with an installation stipend totaling $1500 (one thousand five hundred), to be paid $750 on completed installation and $750 on completed uninstallation.
•Additional support: Accepted artists attending the opening reception will be provided with 1 (one) hotel room for up to 2 (two) nights.
•Awards: Three cash awards will be given as determined by the juror/judge: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes ($2500, $1000, $500 respectively).  These awards will be made at the time of installation and presented at the opening reception.  Cash awards will be distributed within 30 days of the opening.
•Uninstallation: Exhibiting artists will be notified of their pick-up date and time by the installer no less than 30 days prior to removal date in 2023.

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS
•Sculpture should be garden-sized or larger (at least 3 feet in one dimension is recommended).
•Acceptable media includes metal, stone, ceramic, or any other durable material that will withstand the elements and abuse of an outdoor display. Artwork must be able to withstand routine outdoor wear-and-tear including contact with the irrigation system.
•Pieces must have the capacity to be attached to ¼” steel plate for installation.
•Artists are responsible for delivery and pick up of all artwork; any shipping must be provided and paid for at the artist’s sole expense.
•Artwork does not need to be for sale to be exhibited.  If artwork is listed for sale, The Arts Council WF will receive a 30% commission on all sales and will collect and process the appropriate sales tax in addition to the sales price.  The Arts Council WF will not provide transportation for sold items.

PROPOSED SCHEDULE

Call For Entries open
November 15, 2021

Call For Entries closed
January 31, 2022

Jurying completed
February 9, 2022

Artists contracts returned, bio info and photo provided to the ACWF
March 15, 2022

Artwork installation
May 13, 2022
(date and time should be confirmed with the Installer, Joe Barrington – see contract for installer contact info)

2022-2023 Sculpture Garden Reception / Awards
May 14, 2022

2022-2023 Artists takedown
Tentative date: May 5, 2023
(date and time should be confirmed with the Installer, Joe Barrington – see contract for installer contact info)

All forms of outdoor sculpture will be considered, provided it meets the requirements of the prospectus. This includes accepted artists’ ability to delivery and install the artwork in the location specified and on the date given by the installer.  This also includes accepted artist’s agreement to attend the opening reception event on the date specified in the prospectus.