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Kingsville Main Street Community Art: Sculpture on Main
Kingsville Main Street Advisory Board
PO Box 1458
Kingsville, TX 78364

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 8/15/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6

The Kingsville Main Street Advisory Board seeks sculptures to be placed in the city of Kingsville, Texas as part of Kingsville Main Street Community Art. We will be selecting approximately seven sculptures with a $1,000 Honorarium for each selected work.          The work will be located in the historic downtown area along or near E. Kleberg Ave.

Points to make note of:

  1. Artist responsibility

    1. Artwork must be insured by the Artist for the duration of the exhibit.

    2. The Artist or representative is required to deliver their artwork and must be present for the installation scheduled on Friday, November 20, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. The artwork will be on display for twelve (12) months from the date of installation. 

    3. Attend an art reception/event to highlight the sculpture and artist. 

    4. Complete and sign the Voluntary Artist Agreement with the City of Kingsville.

    5. Provide instructions for maintenance of the art work.

    6. Provide information for website, brochure and other promotional materials.

    7. Maintain up to date contact information with the City for correspondence.  

  2. Site and Safety

    1. Public Safety: Works of art shall not create inordinate safety problems or liability problems for the general public.

    2. The footprint of the sculpture must be smaller than the pad or secure mounting area of 5’x5’ provided by the City with a maximum height of 15’.

    3. The sculpture must be able to be securely anchored to the concrete pad with bolts provided by the artist.

    4. Any projections beyond the perimeter of the pad must occur at a minimum of 7’ above the ground.

    5. Sculptures must be structurally safe for display in public and must not have the potential to cause injury. All components must be securely fastened.

    6. Sculptures must arrive in the same condition as portrayed in the photographs. The Jurors and or City reserves the right to refuse a sculpture upon arrival if it does not match the photographs submitted.

    7. 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).

    8. The artist agrees that Kingsville Main Street Community Art will handle all sales and retain a 20% commission for any artwork purchased during the exhibit period.

  3. Selection Criteria/Committee

    1. Sculptures will be selected on the basis of their artistic merit, artistic context, maintainability and suitability for public display.

    2. We will be giving preference to regional themes and kid-friendly works of art.

    3. Juror names will be announced at a later date.

  4. Timeline :

    1. August 15, 2020 Submission Deadline

    2. September 15, 2020 Notification of Selection Date

    3. November 20, 2020 Installation/Reception

    4. November 13, 2021 Pickup Date

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