Call For Artists 2021-2022 Sculpture WalkAbout

13th Annual Outdoor Sculpture WalkAbout will be on display in Wichita, Kansas July 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022

Call for Artists The Arts Council and the City of Wichita present an opportunity for regional sculptors to display their work by creating the outdoor Sculpture WalkAbout exhibit. This project is meant to advance the cultural awareness of the arts in our community, as well as enhance the aesthetics in Wichita. Each chosen sculpture will be on display for one year, beginning July 1, 2021. All sculptures must be installed no later than August 1, 2021.

Entry Procedure & Artist Responsibilities Artist may enter up to three (3) works in jpg format on a compact disc. An entry form, along with artist statement and bio, must accompany the jpgs submitted. Maximum of three (3) alternate views of each work submitted is acceptable. Please clearly label all material with artist’s name, title of work, dimensions and media. All submitted material becomes the property of the Arts Council. Selected artists must sign a contract in which they agree to the following: To allow the artwork to remain on display for the duration of the exhibit. In the interest of public safety, the City of Wichita has the right to remove damaged sculpture in the event the repairs are not promptly and satisfactorily completed by the artist.

Criteria for Selection Open to all regional artists 18 years or older. All artwork must have been completed within the last five years. Artwork selected must be free-standing, made from suitable materials for long-term outdoor displayAttention to scale and presence of the sculpture in an open outdoor venue should be considered.

Pedestal & Site Location Pedestal heights vary from 18” – 30”. All entries must be capable of being securely installed to the pedestal mounting base plate. Arts Council, Inc., reserves the right to select the location for the sculptures but will make efforts to accommodate requests for specific locations by the artists on a first come, first served basis. Detailed information concerning the base plate is available from Bernadette Bradshaw, 316-303-8663 or

Honorarium Artists who are selected for the 2021 Sculpture WalkAbout will receive a $750 honorarium for the participation of new works. Artists selected to retain a work for a second year will receive a $250 honorarium. Artists selected for the exhibition will enter into a one-year contract with the Arts Council, Inc., upon notification of acceptance.

Delivery and Return of Artwork Artists are solely responsible for the delivery and installation arrangements of their artwork. Artists will be required to contact Bernadette Bradshaw prior to the installation and again at the removal of their artwork at the exhibit’s end.

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Sponsored by: Dr. Alan and Sharon Fearey | The Arts Council | City of Wichita

Information: Bernadette Bradshaw Arts Council, Inc. 334 N. Mead, Wichita, KS 67202 316.303-8663

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