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Engaged: Sculpture as Catalyst for Social Change
Outdoor Exhibition Open Call

Call for Art

Theme: Engaged: Sculpture as Catalyst for Social Change

The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance is pleased to announce a call for art for an outdoor sculpture exhibition that explores the role of sculpture as a catalyst for social change and community building. We invite artists to submit up to three original, prefabricated outdoor sculptures that resonate with social awareness, education, and dialogue.

About Mid-South Sculpture Alliance: The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance is dedicated to advancing the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many forms. We promote a supportive environment for sculptors and seek to foster dialogue between artists, art professionals, and the wider community.

Location: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark Sculpture Courtyard

Submission Guidelines:

  • Artists are invited to submit up to three original, prefabricated outdoor sculptures that address the theme of emotional monumentality, reconnection, and restoration.

  • Submissions must include a detailed artist statement outlining the concept, materials, dimensions, and installation requirements of the sculpture (s).

  • Artists must include three images of each artwork they wish to be considered for the exhibition. Please submit each sculpture separately. 

  • Artworks must be able to be secured in multiple spots to circular concrete pads measuring 6 feet in diameter through tabs or brackets welded to the structure. 

  • All submitted works must be accompanied by a current resume/CV, artist statement, and a portfolio of up to 5 images of previous, relevant work. 

  • An exhibition catalog documenting all accepted works will be produced for the conference. A representative image and an artist statement for each performance will be included. Artwork images, artist statements and biographies submitted for the jurying process will be used for the catalog production. 

  • Submissions should be made using the Google Form located here. Detailed instructions for each required element are available on the form.

Eligibility: This call is open to all MSA members.

Selection Process: A jury of art professionals and representatives from the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance and Sloss Furnaces Metal Arts Program will review all submissions and select sculptures for inclusion in the outdoor exhibition.

Exhibition Details: Selected sculptures will be installed onsite at Sloss Furnaces. 

  • Awarded artists will receive $2500 for the year-long exhibition.

Important Dates:

  • Call published: June 15th 2024 

  • Deadline for submissions: July 15th 2024

  • Notification of acceptance: August 1st 2024

  • Sculpture delivery date: October 28-31st 2024 

  • Exhibition dates: November 1st 2024 - November 1st-8th 2025 

Contact Information: For inquiries and submission guidelines, please contact Miranda Kyle, MSA Outdoor Committee Chair, at

We look forward to receiving your submissions and exploring the transformative power of sculpture in our communities.

Call: (803) 956-9876


PO Box 333101
Murfreesboro, TN 37133

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