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Women in Sculpture Outdoor Exhibition 

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance
Outdoor – Women in Sculpture - RFP
Chattanooga, TN

Submission Deadline: August 2nd, 2019

Eligibility: Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, Texas Sculpture Group, Chicago Sculpture International, Tri-State Sculpture members who identify as women.

Exhibition location: The Riverwalk in Chattanooga’s TN Riverpark and urban Chattanooga

: Three honorariums of 5,000 and two honorariums of $7,000

Chakaia Booker

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance and Public Art Chattanooga seek artists’ proposals for a temporary sculpture exhibition with three sites along the newest section of the Riverwalk along the Tennessee River and two sites in the urban corridor of Chattanooga, TN. This exhibition is a partnership with the Lyndhurst Foundation and supported by the City of Chattanooga.


MSA will award three selected artists a $5,000.00 honorarium and two selected artists $7,000 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.

September 2019-2021                     Exhibition Dates                                                     
September 2021                               De-installation dates, by appointment with MSA                

Artist Eligibility
This opportunity is open to all professional visual artists, aged 18 and older, who identify as women and are current or new professional members of MSA, Texas Sculpture Group, Chicago Sculpture International, or Tri-State Sculpture. 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.

There are two separate locations for this exhibition. Three sculptures will be selected for the Wheeland Foundry section of the Riverwalk. Two sculptures will be selected for the sites located in the urban core of Chattanooga. The first is a site located downtown near Riverside Drive and between the two Aquarium buildings. The second is located near Veterans Bridge on a grass verge.

Sculptures selected for the Wheeland Foundry section must be a minimum of 5’ in height. Sculptures selected for the urban sites must be a minimum of 10’ in height. Final sites will be determined based on the scale of selected sculptures and most appropriate location for each work.

Call: +(803) 956-9876


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Murfreesboro, TN 37133

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