Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Call for entries: SculptureWalk in Sioux Falls, S.D.

SculptureWalk is an exhibit of original outdoor sculptures displayed year-round in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a progressive community of 150,000.

SculptureWalk is a 501c3 non-profit volunteer organization and all money raised goes directly into the program.

The sculptures are owned by the artists and loaned to the exhibit. This will be our 9th year.  All sculptures are insured for liability and physical damage.

We actively promote the sale of sculptures to the public, and 63 sculptures were sold and 5 commissions occurred during the first five years. Eighteen sculptures have been leased. SculptureWalk receives 25% commission on sold and commissioned works.

Sculptors may submit up to four original sculpture entries.

All SculptureWalk artists receive travel reimbursements as explained in the Call to Artists. The formula is up to 50 cents a mile round-trip if traveling to Sioux Falls, and up to $500 for shipping expenses if the sculpture is shipped to Sioux Falls. Accommodations for two nights at the Holiday Inn City Centre in downtown Sioux Falls is also provided on delivery weekend in May.

Most of the sculptures will be displayed on 3' or 4' high quartize pedestals, 25" to 60" sculptures look fantastic on these pedestals. Larger sculptures will be placed on concrete pads. We ask sculptors to secure steel plates to the bottom of the sculptures because all sculptures will be welded down for security and safety.

Our objective is to have a well balanced exhibit with all styles, types, materials and sizes of sculptures.

All sculptures need to be made of durable material for the year-long outdoor weather and constructed with safety in mind for display in a public setting.

General Information -
  • Deadline - All entries must be postmarked no later than October 15, 2012. We encourage early entry.
  • Originality - All entries must be original works by the submitting sculptors.
  • Acceptance - The entries are selected for entry with notification of results by November 15, 2012.
  • Best of Show Awards - All entries are judged for Best of Show by 3 very well known and respected art experts.
  • All sculptors will receive further program information after entry is accepted.
  • Each sculpture is assigned a time for plahttps://www.facebook.com/AIR.Arts.Incubatorcement. There will be a team of 4 lifters with a welder that assist the sculptor with placement. The lifters move the sculpture to the base and it is welded down. The whole process usually takes about 5-10 minutes and then the sculptor is free to enjoy the city.
  • Sculptors can make arrangements for early placement if necessary.

AWARDS -  $15,000

Best of Show
  • Overall - $3,000
Best of Show - Bronze
  • 1st Place - $2,000
  • 2nd Place - $1,000
  • 3rd Place - $500
Best of Show - Other Material    
  • 1st Place - $2,000
  • 2nd Place - $1,000
  • 3rd Place - $500
Peoples Choice -
  • 1st Place - $3,000 & Sculpture purchased to $15,000
  • 2nd Place - $1,000
  • 3rd Place - $500
Random drawing for non winners - 5 at $100

The schedule for 2012 is on the Call to Sculptor entry form.

Contact: Jim Clark, Director, 605-838-8102

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