2021 Call for Entries

About SculptureTour Salina:

SculptureTour Salina (STS) is an annual juried competition and exhibition in Salina, Kansas. Salina is an extraordinary community boasting cultural organizations and venues of national acclaim.  The exhibition is open to all artists creating works suitable for outdoor display.  Between 20 and 30 sculptures are selected and carefully sited in historic downtown Salina.  Sculptures remain installed for one year and the program is marketed to provide both viewing enjoyment to community and visitors as well as a sales opportunity for participating artists.  To date, more than 30 sculptures have been purchased through STS exhibits, including nine works purchased. The City designates up to $15,000 for the purchase of the People's Choice Award winner (see page 2 for details). The sculpture is then installed in a public environment within the community. In addition to the People's Choice Award, $4,750 in Juror's Merit Awards and $1,500 in public Merit Awards will also be given. 

Exhibition Selection:

The Selection Jury consists of seven members: STS Chair, Selection Jury Chair, an appointee from Salina Arts & Humanities and Salina Art Center, a STS sponsor and two additional qualified art professionals.  Sculptures will be selected based on quality, artistic merit, design, craftsmanship, creative use of materials, scale, weather appropriate, and durable and safe for community display.  Works will be selected in a wide-range of media and expression.  

STS Policies:

  • Application fee is $50, per artist, if submitted by November 2, 2020. 

  • Late fee is $75, per artist, if submitted by December 11, 2020. 

  • Selected sculptures will be on display for one year, early May through early April. 

  • Sculptures are required to remain installed for the duration of the exhibition.

  • A stipend of $1,000 maximum ($750 for delivery and up to $250 toward return freight) is awarded for each accepted sculpture. 

  • Artists have the option to list their artwork for sale.

  • Artists have the option to participate in the People’s Choice Award program. (See application form.)

  • SculptureTour Salina retains 25% commission on all sold artwork.

  • STS provides technical assistance during installation of artwork.

  • Artist Requirements:

  • All artwork must be the original work of the submitting artist.

  • Artists are responsible for round-trip shipment of artwork and may opt to provide installation instruction or personally assist with installation of the work(s).

  • Artists may submit up to three (3) sculptures for consideration.

  • Artworks submitted must have at least one dimension that is no less than three (3) feet, excluding base.

  • ONLY high resolution (1920 x 1920 pixels minimum) digital baseline JPEG images will be accepted.  No progressive JPEG files will be accepted.

  • Artwork images may be submitted by disc or email with artist’s name, title of artwork, dimensions (excluding base), year completed, medium and process description.(See entry form)

  • Artists MUST submit three (3) separate views of each artwork (front, side and back). Artworks submitted without three views may not be considered.

  • Artists are to designate whether the artwork is for sale, and provide a purchase price. 

  • $15,000)Artists must designate whether the piece is to be considered for the People’s Choice Award program (purchase price up to 

  • Artist’s resume/short bio/statement must be included in the application. 

Submission Requirements:

  • Must include a $50 non-refundable application fee (per artist for 1-3 submissions) unless submitted after November 2, 2020, ​​
    (then $75);

  • Completed entry form (by mail or email);

  • Artist’s resume/short bio;

  • Three high resolution JPEG images per artwork clearly showing front, side and back views;

  • Applications MUST be postmarked or submitted online by December 11, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.

Send completed application via email or mail to:

SculptureTour Salina

PO Box 586  Salina, KS 67402-0586

Or email to: pbettles@salinadowntown.com

Questions:

Penny Bettles: 785-825-0535

Sylvia Rice: 785-827-3901

Online Application:

Please follow these three steps to apply online


 

Awards:

People's Choice Awards:

1st Place - (most votes by ballot through December 31):Purchased by City of Salina at listed Sale Price, up to $15,000 

People's Merit Award - $1,000 (based on 2nd highest total number of votes)

Children's Merit Award - $ 500 (based on highest number of votes by children, 18 and under)

Juror’s Merit Awards: 

A Juror will be selected to award $4,750 in cash awards during the opening weekend of SculptureTour 2021. Juror’s Awards will be announced and presented following the UnWrap Party the first Saturday in May. More information about the juror will become available in a few weeks. 

Best of Show: $2,500

Merit Award:  $1,500

Merit Award:  $750

 

Calendar:

November 2, 2020:  Application Deadline ($50 Application fee)
December 11, 2020:  Last Deadline ($75 Application fee)
January 18, 2021:  Jury notification
April, 2021:  Installation, details to follow
May 1, 2021: UnWrap Party & Juror’s Merit Awards Announcement, details to follow
May-December 31, 2021:  People’s Choice Award Voting Period
January 2022:  People’s Choice Award Announcement
April 2022:  De-installation (date TBD)

 

@2014 Sculpture Tour Salina

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