Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield Hallam University - Public Art Commissions
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AWARDS Artists will receive a $500 honorarium for each work selected

SPECIFICATIONS All work entered must be free standing, suitable for long-term/outdoor/public display. The durability of the work will be a consideration for selection. Several steel pedestal mounts (two feet in diameter) are available for selected entries, if required; additional sites are available for ground-mounted works. All accepted entries must be capable of being properly secured to a site.

JUROR Bruce Hartman has been director of Johnson County Community College's Gallery of Art since its inception in 1990. He received an MFA from washington University in St Louis in 1983.Hartman's experience in curating is extensive, and includes the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
The Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, with its focus on contemporary works, hosts six major exhibitions each year, featuring a diverse range of artists working in all types of mediums. The gallery is visited by an average of 30,000 people annually. The galleru provides exposure to innovative works not seen elsewhere in the area, and studetns, arts professionals, artists known and unknown as well as the public at large avail themselves to the educational programming offered. At JCC Hartman oversees exhibition programming and manages and develops the college's permanent art collection, which includes the Oppenheimer-Stein Sculpture Collection. In 1977 he was featured in ARTnews as one of the nation's leading collectors of contemporary art.

ELIGIBILITY Open to all artists 18 years of age and older. All entries must be original and may not have been previously shown in this exhibition.

ENTRY FEE AND PROCEDURE Artists may enter up to three works for consideration. Please submit 35mm slides (no glass-mounts) of two different views of each entry. Each slide must be numbered to correspond with entry form, and labeled with the following information: artist's name, title of work, medium, dimensions, weight, and an indication for the top of the slide. Please include insurance value on entry form.
Entrants may also submit a biographical paragraph and a brief statement about each work entered.
Mail slides, completed entry form with biographical paragraph and statement, and a non-refundable $10 entry fee:

City Manager's Office
Outdoor Sculpture
P.O. Box 708
Lawrence, KS 66044

Make checks payable to: City of Lawrence, LAC. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of slides or slides will be discarded. Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2000.

DELIVERY AND RETURN OF ARTWORK Artists will be solely responsible for the delivery aof artwork and return shipping arrangements;artists will also be responsible for all shipping charges. Accepted work must be received between April 15 and April 30, 2000. Artists will be required to reclaim their work by April 15, 2001.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES selected artists must sign a loan agreement, in which they agree to: 1) permit the City of Lawrence to install the artwork; 2) promise that the artwork will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition; and 3) recognise that, in the interest of public safety and community priority, the City has the right to remove damaged sculpture unless promptly and satisfactorily repaired by the artist. Work will be insured against property loss up to a maximum of $5,000.

CALENDAR March15, 2000: entires must be received or postmarked.
Early April: notice of juror's selection sent to artists.
April 15-30: receipt of accepted artwork by the City of Lawrence.
June 1: exhibition opens.
April 1, 2001: exhibition closes.

Designed by Shannon Williamson

The 13th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is sponsored by the Lawrence Arts Commission, which receives financial and staff support from the City of Lawrence.
The Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition has also received additional support from the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Kansas Sculptors Association.

Transcribed for the web from an original document sent to us by Dan Sabatini from Lawrence, Kansas.

This page is maintained by Dave Ball
Slide Collection, Learning and IT Services, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Last updated 15th March, 2000

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