Feb 2020 Call for Artists

With these call for artists, you will find 8 opportunities for sculptors with deadlines the first 10 days of February!

Denver Arts Festival 2020

Denver, Colorado

Summary: We invite all artists, both Colorado and national, to apply to the 2020 festival. Now in its 22nd year, the Denver Arts Festival will be held at the Conservatory Green Plaza area of Northfield in the Stapleton development. The Denver Arts Festival will hold its annual premier event on May 23 – 24, 2020. The fine art exhibition features over 145 visual artists with over 50,000 people expected to attend.

Budget: There are booth fees for sculptors who participate in this festival

Deadline: EXTENDED TO Thursday, February 13 Midnight Mountain Time

How to apply: Zapplication

Eligibility Requirements: Open nationally

Special Notes: The mission of the Denver Arts Festival is to create a fine arts festival to showcase both Colorado Artists and National artists.  To honor the mission statement of the event of showcasing Colorado artists, there will be a 70/30% split between Colorado and National artists. The 70% Colorado artist rule will be honored for as long as the quantity and quality of Colorado applications can support it.

Artists must be present to exhibit.

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Downtown Sculpture Walk 2020-2021

Lee’s Summit MO

Summary: The City of Lee’s Summit (MO) Cultural Arts Division is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Downtown Sculpture Walk program. Entries must have sculptures available from April 2020 through March 2021. Submission deadline is February 3, 2020.

Six artists will be selected to install 3D sculptural works appropriate for long-term outdoor display. The exhibit will run from the beginning of April 2020 through the end of March 2021. Selected artwork may end up in any of the designated locations in Downtown Lee’s Summit. The jury selection committee will determine the final location of each work. Selected artists will be invited to an opening reception on April 24, 2020 as part of the Fourth Fridays Art Walk.

Budget: Selected artists will receive a stipend of $1,000 to offset costs associated with installation, travel and per diem. Artists will receive 100% of the sale for any artwork sold during the exhibition.

Deadline: 2/3/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The Downtown Sculpture Walk is open to local and national artists over 18 years of age.

Special Notes: Artists may submit up to two existing, completed sculptures for consideration. Each sculpture requires its own application.

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2020 ArtsPARKS

Leesburg, VA

Summary: The Leesburg Commission on Public Art (COPA) has a sculpture on loan program, in cooperation with the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts. Called ArtsPARKs, the inaugural program will select 5 artists or artists’ teams for a 2-year installation of public art (sculptures or other outdoor-appropriate artworks), along the paved walkway, located in Raflo Park along Harrison Street in downtown Leesburg, Virginia.

Budget: Each artist/team will receive an honorarium of $1,000, provided to offset the costs related to installation/removal of the artwork.

Deadline: 02/07/2020 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: by mail or email. See link below for details.

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to artists and artist teams within the Washington DC Metro region. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply. There is no requirement that you have previous public art experience.

Special Notes: All artwork is to be available for sale with Friends of Leesburg Public Art (FOLPA) receiving a 20% commission to fund future rounds of ArtsPARKs. Any pieces sold before the de-installation date will be required to remain onsite until the end of the exhibition period. Transportation to the buyer would be the responsibility of the artist. De-installation will be scheduled for June 2020

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2020 Art on Parade

Northglenn, CO

Summary: Northglenn Arts is conducting an open entry competition to select six sculptures, valued at no more than $32,500 each, to be part of Northglenn’s “Art on Parade” on-loan sculpture program.  The selected pieces will be installed for a period of one year at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park surrounding Webster Lake in Northglenn, Colorado.

Budget: Each of the six finalists will receive a $750 honorarium to help offset their expenses. In addition, $1,000 will be awarded to the artist who is the recipient of the annual “People’s Choice Award.”

Deadline: 2/7/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: Artists will receive substantial recognition and opportunity to sell; therefore, all pieces must be for sale.  Edition sizes over 25 will not be accepted.

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St. Joseph Sculpture Walk

Saint Joseph, MO

Summary: The Allied Arts Council and the City of Saint Joseph, Missouri seek sculptures for a temporary exhibition in Downtown Saint Joseph. The Council invites regional, national, and international sculpture artists to submit work for this one-year sculpture exhibition scheduled for June 2020-May 2021

Budget: Selected sculptures/sculptors will receive a $500 honorarium and all sculptures selected will compete for up to $13,000 in cash prize awards.

Deadline: February 10, 2020

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artist must be at least 18 years of age, otherwise open

Special Notes: The entry fee is $15.00 per sculpture

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Jeremy Ranch Roundabouts RFQ

Park City, UT

Summary: The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board (“SCPAAB”) is pleased to provide an opportunity for artists and artist lead teams to submit qualifications to integrate highly creative three-dimensional artworks to be placed in the two newly constructed roundabouts located at the Jeremy Ranch/Pinebrook exits (exit 141 westbound and eastbound) in Park City, UT.

Budget: Up to $194,000 for both roundabout locations. The total commission is $194,000 and is inclusive of artist’s
fees and related expenses for design, supplies, fabrication, insurance, transportation, travel, permits, and

Deadline: 2/10/20

How to apply: email, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: This RFQ is open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams regardless of race, creed, gender,
gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or
affiliation, or mental or physical disability. To be considered, artists must have demonstrated experience
accomplishing work of similar scope and scale, and using appropriate materials for Utah’s variable

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22nd Annual Art on the Streets

Colorado Springs, CO

Summary: Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery. More than 300 artworks have been exhibited Downtown since AOTS began in 1998, and the district is home to more than 50 permanent works, over 30 of which have been purchased through AOTS.


Selected artists each receive a $2,000 honorarium. All selected artists are also eligible for the following awards:

  • $10,000 Juror Award
  • $2,500 Juror Award: Second Place
  • $1,000 Juror Award: Third Place
  • $500 Jurors’ Honorable Mention
  • $1,000 People’s Choice Award

Deadline: 2/10/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: Entry Fee (22nd Annual Art on the Streets (Public Art Exhibit)): $25.00

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South Suburban 2020 Art on Loan Program

Centennial and Littleton, Colorado

Summary: The 2020 Art-on-Loan Program administered by the South Suburban Public Art Committee (SSPAC), a committee appointed by the South Suburban Park and Recreation District Board of Directors, accepts proposals to promote and highlight local and Colorado artists and their work. The program is a year-long outdoor exhibit designed to promote public interest in art, develop community pride, and enhance the visitor experience around the Goodson Recreation Center and The Hudson Gardens & Events Center. Additional information about SSPRD and SSPAC can be accessed at ssprd.org and about The Hudson Gardens at www.hudsongardens.org. 

Budget: A $500 Exhibitor’s Honorarium is provided to each artist after the artwork is installed in June 2020.

Deadline: Feb. 11, 2020

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all artists residing in Colorado who have the background, experience, and reputation for completing such a project.

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