2018 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

2018 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Wild Flower
by Mike Sneller
2018 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Important Dates
Entry Process
Artists may enter up to three sculptures for consideration.
March 5, 2018
Notice of selections sent to artists Artists must visit OlatheKS.org/PublicArt to submit artist and
sculpture information. Upon submission, a $10 entry fee must
May 18, 2018
June 11, 2018
be mailed to: Olathe Parks & Rec, C/O Renee Rush, PO Box 768
Art delivery deadline
Exhibition opens
Olathe, KS 66051. Checks should be payable to “City of Olathe.”
If you are unable to pay by check, please contact 913-971-8658
April 22, 2019
to pay by phone.
Exhibition closes
Jan. 3, 2018
Entries must be received
Delivery and Return of Artwork
Artists will be solely responsible for the delivery and return
arrangements of sculptures and any associated costs.
Sculptures may be shipped to the City at the artists’ expense.
Selected sculptures must be delivered Monday through Friday
Criteria and Specifications
between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., no later than May 18, 2018. Artists
Sculptures must be free standing, suitable for long-term outdoor
must reclaim their sculpture(s) by April 22, 2019.
public display. Safety of the public including children must be
taken into consideration. Work should be as vandal-proof as
Other Responsibilities
possible and cannot have sharp edges or be breakable. The
Selected artists must sign a loan agreement that includes:
sculpture must be considerable in size due to the locations
1) Permit the City of Olathe to install the artwork.
for the pieces. The durability and size of the piece will be a
2) Promise that the artwork will remain on display for the consideration for selection. Steel pedestal mounts (2’ diameter)
duration of the exhibit.
are available for selected entries, if required. Additional sites
3) Recognize that, in the interest of public safety and community are available for ground mounted works. Sculptures must be
priority, the City has the right to remove damaged sculpture, capable of being properly secured to a site.
unless promptly and satisfactorily repaired by the artist.
Artists will receive a $1,500-2,500 honorarium for each work
selected. Honorarium amounts will be determined by the City.
Open to all artists 18 years of age and older. All entries must be
original work.
Work will be insured, by the city, against property loss up to a
maximum of $5,000.
The 2018 Exhibit will be juried by an Art Selection Panel and final approved by City Council
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