FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2013
Contact: John Hachmeister, Lawrence Cultural Arts Commissioner and Chair of the Outdoor Sculpture Committee, (785) 863-2982; OR Diane Stoddard, assistant city manager, (785) 832-3413
(Lawrence, Kan.) – The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission has issued a call for entries for its 25th annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition.
The exhibition will be juried by Porter Arneill, who serves as the Director/Public Art Administrator for the Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Art Commission.
Deadline for entries is 4 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2013. Eight artists’ works will be selected and each will receive a $1200 honorarium and publication in the exhibition brochure.
The sculptures will be on display for one year in downtown Lawrence. In order to highlight the work of local sculptors, this year’s exhibition entries will be limited to artists residing within a 15-mile radius of Lawrence. All work must be free standing, of sound design, and suitable for long-term outdoor public display without external support. Competition is open to artists 18 and older. All entries must be original work.
The exhibition opens Saturday, June 15, 2013 and closes in April 2014. The exhibition opening tour and reception is tentatively scheduled for 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday June 15.
The 25th Annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition, founded by Jim Patti, is sponsored by the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, a mayor-appointed board which receives financial and staff support from the City of Lawrence.
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