2020 Call for Entries
About SculptureTour Salina
Sculpture Tour Salina (STS) is an annual juried competition and exhibition in Salina, Kansas, 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. $6,500 in Juror’s Merit Awards are presented annually and to date, 30 sculptures have been purchased including seven works purchased by the City of Salina through the People’s Choice Award initiative. Each year, the City designates $15,000 toward purchase of the People’s Choice winner. The sculpture is then installed in a public environment within the community.
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, and whether appropriate, durable and safe for community display. Works will be selected in a wide-range of media and expression. While up to three works may be submitted for consideration, a maximum of two will be selected per applicant.
Application fee is $50 per artist.
Early Bird: submit by November 1, 2019 and pay no application fee.
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. INCREASED STIPEND!
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.
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.
Artists must designate whether the piece is to be considered for the People’s Choice Award program (purchase price up to $15,000)
Artist’s resume/short bio/statement must be included in the application.
Must include a $50 non-refundable application fee (per artist for 1-3 submissions) unless submitted by November 1, 2019 (Early Bird $0);
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 9, 2019.
Late entries will not be accepted.
Send completed application via email or mail to:
PO Box 586 Salina, KS 67402-0586
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Penny Bettles: 785-825-0535
Sylvia Rice: 785-827-3901
Please follow these three steps to apply online
Email your three JPEG images here.
People's Choice Awards
1st Place - (most votes by ballot through December 31):Purchase by City of Salina at listed Sale Price, up to $15,000
2nd Place - $1,000
*KIDS CHOICE - $ 500 - NEW THIS YEAR!
Juror’s Merit Awards:
Best of Show - $3,000
1st Place Bronze - $2,000
2nd Place Bronze - $1,000
November 1, 2019: Early Bird application deadline
December 9, 2019: Application deadline
January 13, 2020: Artist notification
May 1, 2020: Installation by 3:00 P.M. Details to follow
May 2, 2020: UnWrap Party & Juror’s Merit Awards Announcement
May-December 2020: People’s Choice Award Voting Period
January 2021: People’s Choice Award Announcement
April 2021: De-installation (date tbd)