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Downtown Grand Junction Art on the Corner 2022 Temporary Exhibit
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Entry Deadline: 8/5/22
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Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado


  • Quality: The consideration of highest priority is the inherent artistic excellence of the art. All art must be an original creation by the artist.
  • Timelessness: Each and every sculpture accepted into the Art on the Corner temporary exhibit shall be viewed as a possible long term acquisition and as such it should have relevance aesthetically to the community in future years and reflect enduring artistic quality.
  • Permanence: Sculpture shall have structural and surface soundness, be resistant to theft, vandalism, and weathering, and require minimal maintenance. (This is an outdoor public art exhibit).
  • Compatibility: Works of art should be compatible in style, scale, material, form, and content with the Downtown area and Grand Junction, and have a broad range of appeal to the general public.
  • Public Safety: Works of art shall not create inordinate safety problems or liability problems for the general public, the Downtown Development Authority, or the City of Grand Junction.

Downtown Grand Junction Art on the Corner is using the online CaFE application and selection process. Artist may apply up to 3 times per application. Each application must be submitted with one sculpture, with a minimum of three photographs and a maximum of five photographs. Multiple sculptures in one application will be cause for dismissal of that application. Each application must be submitted via the CaFE website at and must include the following:

  • Sculpture information which includes: sculpture title, material, size, (height, width, depth), weight, special installation requirements, value of sculpture, selling price, and an artist's statement about the piece
  • At least three images per piece taken from different angles

Deadline and Notification of Selection
The application and images must be submitted electronically by midnight (MST), Friday, August 5, 2022 to Artists will be notified of selection the week of August 22nd. 


  • The Artist or representative is required to deliver their artwork and must be present for the installation scheduled on Saturday, October 8th, 2022, at 7:00 a.m.
  • All sculptures must be mounted and ready for display as specified by the mounting requirements (see below).
  • The artist is responsible for all expenses associated with design, labor, materials, or contracted services required to complete the work, as well as transportation of the piece to the installation site and removal of the sculpture from the Art on the Corner exhibit.
  • All artwork must be available for sale to the public.  The artist agrees that AOTC will handle all sales and that AOTC will retain a 25% commission for any artwork purchases during the exhibit period or as a direct result of this exhibit.
  • Artists that are accepted as finalists will be required to sign an Exhibit Contract and adhere to the terms therein.
  • The artwork will be on display for twelve (12) months from the date of installation. Art on the Corner crews will be available on October 7, 2023 to help with the removal of your sculpture.
  • If the sculpture needs to be removed before or after this date, the artist will need to get approval from the Art on the Corner administrator and be able to remove it independently.
  • Artist is responsible for all removal expenses including lodging and fuel.

All artists who are accepted will receive a $1,000 honorarium. Two nights of lodging will also be provided for accepted artists for Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th, 2022. An Artist's Welcome Reception will be held at the Springhill Suites hotel the evening of Friday, October 7th, 2022.

Awards will be presented in the afternoon on Saturday, October 7, 2022. Artists will receive award payments 2-3 weeks after installation. The People's Choice Award will be open for voting 2 weeks before the installation and for two weeks after the installation. The winning artist will be notified via email.

Instructions for sculpture mounted/welded to pedestals
(Steel pedestal to be provided by AOTC

  • For sculptures less than six feet tall they must have a steel base plate attached with 1/4" steel pins or counter sunk machine screws. Minimum of (3) three per sculpture. Pins must be secured to sculpture with epoxy or automotive body filler.
  • 1/4" mild steel base at least 1/2" larger than the base of the sculpture for welding. Bottom of base plate must be flush to allow the base plate to be tack welded to the pedestal.

(The Artist-not AOTC-is solely responsible for secure attachment of sculpture to base plate throughout the exhibit)

Instructions for free standing sculpture bolted to sidewalk

  • Free standing sculpture (six feet or taller) mounted to either a pedestal or steel plate, which is provided by the Artist, will be bolted to sidewalk with 3/8" or 1/2" bolts
  • Center of 5/8" hole must be a minimum of 1-1/2" from edge of pedestal or base plate to allow for access space
  • Base of sculpture shall have a minimum (3) three 5/8" mounting holes evenly spaced for leveling and mounting to concrete

For more specific information on sculpture installation, please contact Sarah at 

The 2022 AOTC Exhibit will be curated by Kyle Ocean. Kyle is a sculpture and mixed media artist from Fort Collins, CO whose work is concept driven and centered around geographical exploration and public involvement. Traditionally trained in printmaking and sculpture at Oregon State University, his sculptural work utilizes the graphic language of his printmaking and drawing, translating that language into equally expressive three dimensional form, in other material and on a greatly larger scale.

Kyle has been working as a professional artist for over 11 years, with more than 30 public installations throughout the Western United States, including three Best in Show awards. He continues to showcase his artwork publicly all throughout Colorado, while also creating private commissioned work throughout the entire Northwest. 



Application Requirements:

  • Artist Statement
  • Artist inspiration/story regarding work submitted
  • Resume


  • Artist must live within a reasonable driving distance of Grand Junction CO
  • Only 3D mediums accepted
  • Artwork must be for sale