Call Detail
19th Annual Sculpture Garden
Entry Deadline: 1/31/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Event Dates: 5/13/23 - 5/10/24
Jury Dates: 2/6/23 - 2/10/23

The 19th Annual Sculpture Garden exhibit at the Kemp Center For The Arts in Wichita Falls, Texas is now open for entries. All forms of outdoor sculpture will be considered, provided it meets the requirements of the prospectus (please read specs carefully). The juror for this event is Chad Plunket, Director of the Charles Adams Studio Project in Lubbock, Texas.


Duration: Sculptures will be on display for 12 months from installation in May 2023. Artwork must remain on display for the entirety of the exhibit.

Stipends: Artists will be provided with an installation stipend totaling $1500 (one thousand five hundred), to be paid $750 on completed installation and $750 on completed deinstallation.

Awards: Three cash awards will be given as determined by the juror/judge: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes ($2500, $1000, $500 respectively).  These awards will be announced at the opening reception. Award money will be distributed within 30 days of the opening reception.

Deinstallation: Artists will be notified of their pick-up date and time by the installer no less than 30 days prior to removal date in 2023.

Reception: Artists are expected to attend the opening reception on May 13, 2023. Artists attending the opening reception will be provided with 1 (one) hotel room for up to 2 (two) nights.

The Arts Council Wichita Falls is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and not a subsidiary of any government agency or organization.

Installation Location:

The Kemp Center For The Arts
1300 Lamar Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Application Requirements


Artists may submit up to three (3) pieces for consideration.

Artwork should be in a completed state (no proposal drawings).

Eligibility Criteria


The exhibit space surrounds a public building with exhibit areas both in open sunlight and shaded by large trees.  In addition, an irrigation system including sprinklers is in place. 

Artwork will be placed on a steel plate on soft ground.  There are NO concrete installation areas available.

Artwork will be placed throughout the site at the sole discretion of the contracted installer and Arts Council WF staff.


Sculpture should be garden-sized or larger (at least 3 feet in one dimension is recommended).

Acceptable media includes metal, stone, ceramic, or any other durable material that will withstand the elements and abuse of an outdoor display. Artwork must be able to withstand routine outdoor wear-and-tear including contact with the irrigation system.

Pieces must have the capacity to be attached to ¼” steel plate for installation.

Artists are responsible for delivery and pick up of all artwork; any shipping must be provided and paid for at the artist’s sole expense.

Artwork does not need to be for sale to be exhibited.  If artwork is listed for sale, The Arts Council WF will receive a 30% commission on all sales and will collect and process the appropriate sales tax in addition to the sales price.  The Arts Council WF will not provide transportation for sold items.  Transportation and site installation will be coordinated between the artist and the purchaser.

Please contact Kristine Thueson at if you have any questions about the eligibility of a piece.