March 4, 2010KINGSPORT
- The City of Kingsport is seeking artwork for the Fourth Annual
Sculpture Exhibition in Kingsport, Tennessee. Dates for the Exhibition
are May 2010 through March 2011. Works can be in any media, must be
suitable for outdoors and may be functional or non-functional,
temporary in nature or permanent.
The temporary exhibit will be located in the heart of downtown
Kingsport on Main and Broad Streets. A citizen-led effort has enabled
the City of Kingsport to acquire six sculptures in the past three
years. Annually a full color brochure and catalogue are produced and
distributed as well as a digital video.
Works: Functional and non-functional, temporary and permanent
work in any media suitable for outdoor public space. Works may be
available for purchase. Up to 10 works will be selected for this
Eligibility: Open to all professional artists over the age of 18.
Exhibition: 11 months. May 2010 – April 2011
Stipend: Each artist who is selected for the exhibition will
receive a $1000 stipend per artist/piece. Selected artists are
responsible for transportation to and from the site, and are encouraged
to be on site to oversee installation. Most installation costs
regarding site prep will not be the responsibility of the artist.
Purchases: One or more works may be purchased at the discretion
of the Public Art Committee at the conclusion of the exhibition for
inclusion in Kingsport’s permanent collection.
Deadline: Applications must be received by 5:00 PM (EST) on
March 22, 2010 (no exceptions). Application directions and an example
are provided below.
Bonnie Macdonald - Cultural Arts Administrator
1200 East Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660
E-mail: macdonald [at] KingsportTN [dot] gov
|March 22, 2010
||Deadline for receipt of application materials
|March 29, 2010
|March 31, 2010
|May 12, 13, 14, 2010
|May 13, 2010
|Sculpture Walk Reception
|July 17, 2010
|Sculpture Walk and Talk with Curator
An ad hoc sub-committee of the Public Art Committee will review all
proposals submitted. Additionally the Committee will be advised by a
The committee will use the following criteria in the selection process:
Suitable for an outdoor setting and safe to the public.
Pieces should represent diverse materials and perspectives.
Pieces should have been created within the last three years.
The City of Kingsport and the Public Art Committee accept no
responsibility for the costs incurred by the artist in responding to
this Call to Artists.
The artist is responsible for transportation to and from Kingsport.
Proposals must include the following:
1. Completed application (included at the end of this RFP)
2. Current resume
3. Artist statement
4. At least one and up to three photos of the submitted piece.
5. Compile these requirements into an Adobe PDF or a Microsoft Word document and e-mail to KingsportPublicArt [at] gmail [dot] com.
To view an application form click here.
To view an example of a proposal packet click here.
Please complete the above stated requirements and submit your completed application and proposal packet to KingsporPublicArt [at] gmail [dot] com. Proposal packets can be submitted as either an Adobe PDF or as a Microsoft Word document.