Call Detail
Snowy Range Rotating Sculpture Program

Entry Deadline: 5/17/24
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 4
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 4
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Wyoming
Budget: $15,000

Laramie Public Art Coalition (LPAC) and the City of Laramie are seeking two existing artworks for the Snowy Range Rotating Sculpture Program. This is the second rotation of the program. Two sculpture pads exist on the Snowy Range viaduct, a connector between the east side of Laramie to the west side of the city. The sculpture pads are a gateway to the city, welcoming visitors and residents to Downtown as well as a gateway to all points west.

Two existing artworks will be selected for this rotation, to be temporarily installed from August 2024 to summer 2027. The artwork will be on loan to the City of Laramie for the duration. The ideal artwork will be eye-catching from a distance and speak to the community as a welcoming and creative place. The work must have the ability to withstand the harsh weather of southeast Wyoming, including high winds.

The budget for each sculpture pad is $15,000. This budget is inclusive of artist fee, installation and deinstallation, artwork transportation, artist travel, and object insurance during travel.

Artist(s) will provide a maintenance manual for their work detailing how to care for the artwork throughout the display period. Only existing artwork will be considered for this opportunity.

The City of Laramie will provide general liability insurance for the artwork for the length of display and work with LPAC on maintenance.

Sculpture Pads
There is a sculpture pad on the west side of the bridge and a sculpture pad on the east side of the bridge. The west side sculpture pad is 10 feet in diameter. The east side sculpture pad is 6 feet in diameter. 

To download the sculpture pad plans, visit

Selection Process
A selection committee including representatives from the City and community members will determine a short list of finalists. Each finalist will be paid $250 to participate in a virtual presentation on their artwork to a larger community gathering. Participating community members will provide feedback on the artwork to the selection committee who will make the final decision on the artwork. The committee will choose two artists and two artworks for this sculpture rotation. Each artist and artwork will be assigned a sculpture pad.

Submission deadline: May 17, 2024 at 11:59 PM MT
Selection panel: Finalists selected by May 30
Community event (finalist presentations): Tuesday, June 11 at 6 PM MT
Artists notified: By June 28, 2024
Artworks to be installed by end of August 2024

This timeline is subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. LPAC will work with artists to determine an installation time. 

Application Requirements

Artist/artist teams may only submit one artwork for consideration.

The following information is required for submission:
● Artist statement (up to 2000 characters)
● At least two images of the artwork (up to 4)
● Artwork dimensions
● Title
● Year of completion
● Previous installation sites (if applicable)
● Materials
● Installation method
● Weight
● 100 word statement about the artwork
● Resume/CV

Submissions will only be accepted online at Call for Entry through Wednesday, May 17, 2024 at 11:59 PM MT.

City of Laramie
Laramie, the Gem City of the Plains, is a city of 30,000 sitting at 7,200 feet in the high plains of Wyoming. Surrounded by abundant nature, the city is home to the only four year university in the state, the University of Wyoming.

Laramie Public Art Coalition
Mission: Enhance and contribute to the unique cultural vibrancy of Laramie and Albany County by creating opportunities for artists and fostering community engagement through public art, exhibitions, special events, and education programs.

● We believe art is for everyone.
● We strive to create an inclusive and transparent process for creating in the community.
● We meet people where they are.
● We value artists and their contributions to our community and space.
● We enhance public space and create opportunities for challenging conversations.

Eligibility Criteria

Open to artists residing in the United States. Artists residing in Wyoming and Indigenous artists are encouraged to apply. Open to all artists ages 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, age, military status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental cognition.