Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission seeking outdoor sculpture

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission has issued a call for entries in its 22th annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.

The exhibition will be juried by Douglass Freed, retired founding director/curator of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

Deadline for entries is 4 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2010.

Eight artists' works will be selected and each will receive a $750 honorarium and publication in the exhibition brochure. The sculptures will be on display for one year in downtown 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.

For more information and an entry packet, visit lawrenceartscommission.org.

The exhibition opens Saturday, June 5, 2010 and closes Wednesday, April 13, 2011. The exhibition opening tour and reception is tentatively scheduled for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday June 5, 2010.

The 22nd 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. The exhibition also receives additional support from the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Lawrence Arts Center.