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Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition 2019
Town of Cornelius
21445 Catawba Ave.
Cornelius, NC 28031

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: North Carolina
Entry Deadline: 2/6/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition 2019): $25.00
Exhibition Overview:

Beyond Walls is a celebration of art in public spaces. Organized by the Cornelius PARC Department and the Cornelius Public Art Committee, the selected works will be installed in a park setting or in the downtown arts district and will be on exhibit from May 2019 through January 2020. Thank you for your interest in submitting work for Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition.

Guidelines For Submission:
  • This show is only open to freestanding art. Please do not submit proposals for murals or other pieces that must attach to a wall.
  • Any materials may be used as long as the sculpture is prepared for weather exposure and will not deteriorate during the duration of the show. Please consider gusts of wind up to 50mph as the site for this show is located within close proximity to Lake Norman.
  • The committee is looking for pieces of various sizes. Our preferred sizes are up to 20’ in width and up to 12’ in height. The committee will accept individual pieces, outdoor art installations and/or groupings of smaller pieces.
How To Apply:

"APPLY TO THIS CALL" at the top of this page. Applicants will be prompted to submit their resume, bio and upload up to 3 images of 3 unique pieces, including dimensions, weight and installation needs for each piece for consideration in the exhibition. Please complete the online application by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

Selection Process:

A panel consisting of Town staff, Public Art Committee members, art professionals, curators and citizens of Cornelius will vote to select pieces that will go on exhibit.

If Your Work Is Selected:
  • You will receive notification if your piece has been selected or if the committee requires additional information on your piece by Friday, February 15, 2019.
  • You will be required to complete and return the following participation forms by Friday, March 1, 2019:
    • Town of Cornelius Exhibitor Agreement
    • Exhibitor and Art Work Detail Form
    • Art Exhibit Insurance Form (Value)
    • Certificate of Liability Insurance
    • W-9
    • Artist Biography 
  • You will receive a $1000 stipend for participating in the show. Payment will be issued once installation is complete and has been approved by the Town of Cornelius.
  • You will be required to transport and install your art at your own expense. If needed, the Town will offer assistance in unloading and installing work by appointment. Artists requiring assistance must work within the availability of the Town's staff.  
  • In order to participate in Beyond Walls, you must provide a valid Certificate of Insurance, including a minimum of $1,000,000 in liability coverage per incident or occurrence, listing the Town of Cornelius as an additional insured by Friday, March 1, 2019.
  • The winner of the People's Choice Award, selected by our local viewing public, will receive a $1000 prize in addition to the stipend.
Project Timeline:
  •         Wednesday, February 6 - Deadline for submissions.
  •         Friday, February 15 - Public Art Committee will finalize selections for the show and inform the artists who have been selected.
  •         Friday, March 1 - Participation forms must be completed, signed and submitted along with proof of liability coverage.
  •         April 8 - 18 - Delivery and installation of the work will take place.
  •         May 1 - Beyond Walls will open to the public with scheduled artist tours taking place during course of show.
  •         Accepted submissions will be on display through January 2020.

Questions? Please call 704-896-8823 or email
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