Submit Your Art
The City of Kingsport is seeking artwork for the Seventh (7th) Annual Sculpture Walk Exhibition in Kingsport, Tennessee. Dates for the Exhibition are May 2013 through April 2014. 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 eight sculptures in the past six years for its permanent public art collection. Annually a full color brochure is produced and distributed as well as a digital video.
Application and required materials: http://publicart.kingsporttn.gov/
For additional information or to submit application:‚ (423) 392-8414‚ ‚ ‚ KingsportPublicArt@gmail.com
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 exhibition.
Eligibility: Open to all professional artists over the age of 18
Exhibition: 11 months. May 2013 ‚¬ April 2014
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 Kingsports permanent collection.
Deadline: Applications must be received by 5:00 PM (EST) on March 1, 2013 (no exceptions).
March 1, 2013‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ Deadline for receipt of application materials
March 23, 2013‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ Artist Notification
April 24–26, 2013 ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ Installation Dates
April 26, 2013‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ Sculpture Walk Reception
April 27, 2013‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ 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 guest juror Peggy Townsend, Public Art Director Chattanooga, TN.
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.
About the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts & Engage Kingsport:
The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community.‚ It operates a public art program, concert and theatrical events, the Carousel Project and a broad range of support to the areas arts organizations.‚ They work in tandem with a non-profit organization called Engage Kingsport, a private 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, in order to facilitate their ambitious and broad agenda.
Moving forward, collaborative programs will involve a variety of arts organizations as well as non-arts organizations, with the goal of increasing opportunities and outlets for artists of all types. As Kingsport becomes a destination for artists, new markets emerge for the creations of these artists. This in turn expands both the creative class and economic opportunities within our community.