Call to Artists 2019-2020

Entry Deadline is January 31, 2019


Our Call for Artists for 2019-2020 is now open!

In April 2019, Sculpture Walk Springfield will reveal to the public its 4th  annual exhibit. We hope to install 20 new sculptures. This will continue the process of creating a museum without walls with access to all in the heart of Springfield, Missouri. Each year, as our program grows, we hope to add more sculptures to our program. Sculpture Walk Springfield is a citizen driven and privately funded initiative.

Sculptures chosen for Sculpture Walk Springfield 2019-2020 will be on loan to the program for one year and displayed to the public for ten months. They will remain in the ownership of the artist throughout the program. Artists of selected sculptures will receive a $1,000 stipend. Insurance coverage will be provided by Sculpture Walk Springfield. All sculptures will be available for purchase to the public.

To apply for the 2019-2020 Sculpture Walk Springfield Collection, submit the application at the bottom of this page to by January 31, 2019.

Questions? Contact Nicole Brown, Executive Director, at If you’d like to be on our Artist Contact List, contact Shannon Hruska, Marketing Director, at to be added to our e-mail list. You will only receive e-mails related to Call to Artist deadlines.


Prospectus/Application Entry

Application Opens: October 8, 2018

Application Ends:  January 31, 2019

Exhibition Dates: April 27, 2019 to March 15, 2020

Mission Statement: To encourage the artistic transformation of Springfield through outdoor sculpture, thus enhancing our quality of life and promoting economic development.

Purpose: Sculpture Walk Springfield 2019-2020 is a competitive exhibition. The primary purpose of the exhibition is to promote our mission statement while recognizing and encouraging sculptors and their work.

Eligibility: Sculpture Walk Springfield 2019-2020 may be entered by any artist, 18 years or older.

Work Eligible: A maximum of two entries per artist may be submitted for consideration. All work submitted must be ready for display, made of strong materials, and suitable for the outdoors. There are no size restrictions. All work must be available for purchase to the public as well as to private entities.

Method of Selection: Sculpture Walk Springfield 2019-2020 will be selected from digital files submitted to Digital images should accurately represent the artwork entered. It is the intention of Sculpture Walk Springfield that all acceptances will be considered final. However, the program reserves the right to withhold from the exhibition any artwork that does not reflect the submission materials reviewed by the selection committee. A committee comprised of artists, community leaders, and select individuals will jointly choose this year’s participating sculptures.

Insurance, Liability, and Ownership: Sculptures chosen for Sculpture Walk Springfield 2019-2020 will be on loan to the program for one year and displayed to the public for 11 months. They will remain in the ownership of the artist during that year. Insurance coverage will be provided for the program through Sculpture Walk Springfield. Upon selection, you will receive a packet including a loan agreement with the City of Springfield, as pertains to our program

Selected Artists: Selected artists will receive a $1,000 stipend, recognition on the SWS brochure, a bio and artist’s statement on the Sculpture Walk Springfield website, and exposure on our social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Sales: The Artist understands that artwork sales are subject to a 25% commission to offset administrative costs to the program. Any prior arrangement between the Artist and a commercial art gallery or other representative shall be the sole responsibility of the Artist and shall have no bearing on the Artist’s agreement with Sculpture Walk Springfield.

Agreement:  Those artists who have been selected and subsequently receive the loan agreement between the City of Springfield and Springfield Regional Arts Council/Sculpture Walk Springfield will have 10 calendar days to respond. Once we have received the loan agreement from the participating artist, it will be understood to imply agreement on the part of the entrant, with all conditions set forth therein.

Calendar 2018:

Wednesday, January 31, 2019 – Entry deadline

Monday, March 5, 2019 – Notifications emailed

Friday, April 6, 2019 – Last day for receipt of accepted work (this may alter due to nature of the piece)

Friday, April 27, 2019 – SWS 2019-2020 Artist’s Reception


Artist Packet


Website: Information about each sculpture, photos, and bios about each artist, an artist statement, and a link to the artist’s website or blog

Social Media (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram): Sculptures and artists will be featured through photos, videos, and interactive posts

Posters, Brochures, and Flyers

Insurance: General & Liability Coverage

Possible Speaking Engagement Opportunities: 3 Annual Events

Sculptures for Sale: All sculptures promoted for sale with 75% of the sale price going to the artist

Travel: One night of lodging provided for sculpture drop off. Or this can be used for the night of the Sculpture Reveal Event and Artist’s Brunch (for traveling artists only).