Call Detail
2024 - 2025 City of Westminster Sculpture on Loan Program

Entry Deadline: 4/19/24
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 10
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Jury Dates: 4/20/24 - 4/28/24
Budget: 750

In its eighth year, the City of Westminster's Sculpture on Loan Program provides an opportunity for the community to learn about and enjoy art displayed in both the Vicky Bunsen Sculpture Garden Park, an outdoor art venue in Historic Westminster and in the City's newly developed downtown area.  The Sculpture on Loan Program provides an opportunity for artists to prominently display their artwork in unique areas of the City for the public to enjoy.  

To further the community's goals related to art and culture, the City of Westminster has made significant investments in the both Historic Westminster and downtown Westminster.  These areas have received investments in park amenities, marketing, and community events.  The City markets the areas through the delivery of many events designed to attract both local and regional attention.  These events include the Summer Block Party, Arts Week, Art a la Carte, local community artisan festivals, summer history tours, and monthly art walks. 

Artists wishing to have their sculpture(s) installed and displayed in these venues should review the following requirements and submit an application along with the requested supplemental materials. Up to fourteen sculptures will be selected for display during the 2024-2025 Sculpture on Loan Program.  Artists may submit more than one application.

Applications for the Sculpture on Loan Program will be reviewed by the City's Cultural Affairs staff and other City staff members with respect to materials, overall presentation, aesthetic quality of the artwork, craftsmanship, appropriateness of the artwork, maintenance requirements, and financial considerations.  Additional review and input will be provided by the community at community events and through online engagement methods.

Application Requirements

Only entries received online through CaFE’ ( will be considered.  

Each application should only contain images of a single piece of artwork.  The minimum number of images is 2; the maximum number of images is 6.  At a minimum photographs must show the front and back viewpoints of the artwork. 

Entry Fees:
The City of Westminster is not charging entries for this Call for Entries.

Your email address will be our primary contact. 

Only works selected by the jury will be displayed.

Artwork Requirements:
Sculptures should be garden size or larger with a minimum of 3 feet in one dimension.  The artwork must be designed and fabricated for long-term outdoor durability and ease of maintenance, including strong winds.  Acceptable materials include metal, stone, or similarly durable material; wood will not be accepted; powder coated surfaces will not be accepted. Sculptures taller than 11 feet will need a certified engineer stamp of approval to be considered for installation in a public area. Artwork must be able to be welded or bolted to a metal display base, bolted to a concrete pad, or bolted to a sidewalk.   

Required Information - Artist:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Bio and References.  Other information relevant to the application such as published reviews of artist’s work may also be provided.
  • Artist Website
  • Artist Gallery Name and Address (if applicable)
  • Gallery Website (if applicable)

Required Information - Artwork:

  • Sculpture Title
  • Description - must include height, weight, length, width, and medium.
  • Description of the current condition of the artwork noting any existing breaks, tears, scratches, abrasions, paint losses, or other insecurities or defects in the artwork.
  • Value of the Artwork (maximum $75,000)
  • Appraisal Certificate and Proof of Authenticity
  • A short description of the inspiration behind the artwork.  This information will be used during the Exhibition Period.
  • Period/Date Created
  • Edition Size and Number
  • Finishes Applied to Surface
  • Construction Techniques and Materials
  • Description of the base or pedestal and the method of attachment for sculpture.
  • Description of any accompanying accessories.
  • Name of Current Copyright Owner
  • If the artist is the current copyright owner, does the artist intend to transfer the copyright should the artwork be sold?

Display Requirements:
The selected Artwork shall be on display for the duration of the 2024-2025 Sculpture on Loan Program period which is late May/early June 2024 through late May/early June 2025.  If the Artwork is removed (through sale or other reasons), a sculpture of equal or greater value, created by the Artist and approved by Cultural Affairs staff, shall be installed within 7 days of the original sculpture being removed. The Artist will be required to complete a signed Agreement and secure appropriate documentation and insurance for the replacement Artwork.

All Artworks must be available for purchase. Sales will be encouraged to further the efforts of the artists and to stimulate acquisition of original art by patrons and the public.  The City of Westminster will collect a 10% commission on all sales. 

Budget and Payment:
The artists selected will receive a honorarium of $750 after acceptance and installation of the Artwork.  

The displayed works will be regionally promoted through the use of print and digital platforms.  The artist understands and agrees that these marketing methods shall be used for the period that the Artwork is on display.  The displayed Artwork will also be promoted through events in Historic and downtown Westminster.

Calendar of Important Dates:
March 20 - Call for Entries Opens
April 19 - Call for Entries Closes
April 20 - April 28 - Review, Community Input, Selection of Artwork
April 29 - Notification of Selection
April 29 - May 10 - Contracts
May 21, 22, 23 - Installation
Late May/Early June 2024 through early May 2025 - Marketing and Promotion
Mid/Late May 2025 - Deinstallation of Artwork

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all artists regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical or mental ability. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines.  Work must be original art.  The jury reserves the right to disqualify any work which they consider to be in poor taste or inappropriate.