2019 Call for Artists

11th Annual Outdoor Sculpture WalkAbout
Wichita, KS
August 2019 – July 2020

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 August 1, 2019.

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 serve basis. Detailed information concerning the base plate is available from Bernadette Bradshaw, 316-303-8663 or bbradshaw@wichita.gov

Artists who are selected for the 2019 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.

Organized by:

Sponsored by:
Wichita Downtown Development
TCK Trust
Dr. Alan and Sharon Fearey
The Arts Council
City of Wichita

Bernadette Bradshaw
Arts Council, Inc.
334 N. Mead, Wichita, KS 67202


Pedestal Locations