Midtown Sculpture Walk Jackson, Mississippi
Submission Deadline: February 17, 2020
Eligibility: MSA members 18 years and older.
Application deadline - February 17, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
3. Short Artist statement and/or artist bio (150 words max)
4. Completed entry form