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Midtown Sculpture Walk  Jackson, Mississippi

Submission Deadline: February 17, 2020

Eligibility: MSA members 18 years and older.
Exhibition location: Midtown neighborhood, Jackson MS
Honorarium: $3,000 per sculpture


Application deadline - February 17, 2020
Notification date - February 24, 2020
Installation dates - March 13-15, 2020
Exhibition dates - March 2020 - October 2021


Mid-South Sculpture Alliance in partnership with Midtown Partners seek artists’ proposals for a temporary sculpture exhibition with five to six sites located in the Midtown neighborhood in Jackson, MS. Selected works will be exhibited for eighteen months. This exhibition is supported by grants from the Jackson Department of Human and Cultural Services and A Community Thrives with matching sponsorship from the Millsaps ELSEWorks program.


Five to six selected artists will receive a $3,000 honorarium to cover expenses such as the temporary lease of the artwork, transportation to and from the installation site, and artist fees for on-site availability during installation and de-installation. If multiple pieces are selected from one artist, an honorarium will be awarded for each sculpture. MSA and sponsors will provide logistical and staff support and incur the costs associated with site preparation, physical installation and promotional events and materials.

Artist Eligibility

This opportunity is open to all professional visual artists, aged 18 and older, who are current or new professional members of MSA. Each applicant may enter up to THREE works; all entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submitting the work; all media suitable for outdoor exhibition will be considered. Applying for membership can be made when submitting for this exhibition. 


All sites are located in the urban residential neighborhood known as Midtown in Jackson Mississippi. Installation sites throughout the neighborhood strategically link galleries, studios, and artist run/locally owned businesses.


Artists will need to provide artwork dimensions and weight with submitted materials. Selected sculptures will be installed on 4’ x 4’ x ½”steel pads. Sculptures will be installed using a caterpillar/forklift. 

Artwork Themes

There are no mandated themes for the artwork. However, we encourage the entry of pieces of an exciting, vibrant, and energetic nature. Submitted works must be completed and available for delivery by pre-arranged installation dates in March of 2020.

Artwork Scale

MSA seekssculptures capable of creating a visual impact in a busy urban environment. All selected works must be able to be installed using a forklift. 

Artwork Materials

There are no recommended materials but the artists should consider the viability of the work’s structure and appearance and ability to be displayed outdoors for eighteen months. The Jackson climate is hot and humid with intense sunlight, periodic rain, thunderstorms, and cold with infrequent freezing temperatures during the winter. All artwork must, therefore, be durable and require no maintenance. 

Artist Responsibilities

Sites are for larger stable sculptures that can be securely anchored to steel pads. The installation committee will coordinate with individual artists selected to ensure safe installation. MSA will supply power and assistance for your installation. The artist will provide hardware, drill bits, and any specialty tools needed.

Artists selected to exhibit their artwork will be responsible for:

  • Transportation of artwork to and from the exhibition site.

  • Assistance and supervision of the installation of the artwork.

  • Availability for interviews, public interactions and educational dialogue with prior notification, during installation or de-installation and if possible during MSA events/programs related to the exhibition. 

  • Appropriate installation hardware, drill bits, and any specialty tools required. 


Both selected and rejected artists will be notified of their selection by e-mail.



This exhibition will be juried by a panel including MSA Vice President Kristen Tordella Williams, Midtown Partners director Kristi Hendrix, and Tonja Murphy..


Application Requirements
1. Images of up to 3 sculptures for consideration. If necessary, please include additional detail shots of work submitted. Works in progress will be considered only if images clearly depicting where the sculpture is to this point and a detailed technical drawing is included. No more than 10 images total. Each image must be:

  • Saved in jpeg or png format 
  • Set color to RGB
  • Image size should not exceed horizontal pixel dimension of 1920 pixels or vertical pixel dimension of 1080 pixels
  • each file must be less than 1MB
  • Saved as artist’s last name and image’s title. Example: DOE_UNTITLED.jpg

2. A complete list of images. For each image, include:
      • Title
      • Medium
      • Dimensions
      • Weight of sculpture
      • Date completed

3. Short Artist statement and/or artist bio (150 words max)

4. Completed entry form


Call: +423-903-5648

Email: admin@midsouthsculpture.org

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