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Downtown Grand Junction Art on the Corner 2021
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Entry Deadline: 8/2/21
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 4
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 4
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado

  • Quality: The consideration of highest priority is the inherent artistic excellence of the art. All art must be an original creation by the artist.
  • Timelessness: Each and every sculpture accepted into the Art on the Corner temporary exhibit shall be viewed as a possible long term acquisition and as such it should have relevance aesthetically to the community in future years and reflect enduring artistic quality.
  • Permanence: 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).
  • Compatibility: Works of art should be compatible in style, scale, material, form, and content with the Downtown area and Grand Junction, and have a broad range of appeal to the general public.
  • Public Safety: Works of art shall not create inordinate safety problems or liability problems for the general public, the Downtown Development Authority, or the City of Grand Junction.

Downtown Grand Junction Art on the Corner is using the online CaFE application and selection process.
 Artist may apply up to 3 times per application. Each application must be submitted with one sculpture, with a minimum of two photographs and a maximum of four photographs. Each application must be submitted via the CaFE website at and must include the following:

  • Sculpture information which includes: sculpture title, material, size, (height, width, depth), weight, special installation requirements, value of sculpture, selling price, and an artist's statement about the piece
  • At least two images per piece taken from different angles

Deadline and Notification of Selection
The appplication and images must be submitted electronically by midnight (MST), Monday, August 2, 2021 to Artists will be notified of selection the week of August 16th. 


  • The Artist or representative is required to deliver their artwork and must be present for the installation scheduled on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, at 7:00 a.m.
  • All sculptures must be mounted and ready for display as specified by the mounting requirements (see below).
  • The artist is responsible for all expenses associated with design, labor, materials, or contracted services required to complete the work, as well as transportation of the piece to the installation site and removal of the sculpture from the Art on the Corner exhibit.
  • All artwork must be available for sale to the public.  The artist agrees that AOTC will handle all sales and that AOTC will retain a 25% commission for any artwork purchases during the exhibit period or as a direct result of this exhibit.
  • Artists that are accepted as finalists will be required to sign an Exhibit Contract and adhere to the terms therein.
  • The artwork will be on display for twelve (12) months from the date of installation. Art on the Corner crews will be available on October 1, 2022 to help with the removal of your sculpture.
  • If the sculpture needs to be removed before or after this date, the artist will need to get approval from the Art on the Corner administrator and be able to remove it independently.
  • Artist is responsible for all removal expenses including lodging and fuel.

All artists who are accepted will receive a $1,000 honorarium. Two nights of lodging will also be provided for accepted artists for Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd, 2021. An Artist's Welcome Reception will be held at the Springhill Suites hotel the evening of Friday, October 1st, 2021.

Awards will be presented in the afternoon on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

Instructions for sculpture mounted/welded to pedestals
(Steel pedestal to be provided by AOTC

  • For sculptures less than six feet tall they must have a steel base plate attached with 1/4" steel pins or counter sunk machine screws. Minimum of (3) three per sculpture. Pins must be secured to sculpture with epoxy or automotove body filler
  • 1/4" mild steel base at least 1/2" larger than the base of the sculpture for welding. Bottom of base plate must be flush to allow the base plate to be tack welded to the pedestal.
(The Artist-not AOTC-is solely responsible for secure attachment of sculpture to base plate througout the exhibit)

Instructions for free standing sculpture bolted to sidewalk
  • Free standing sculpture (six feet or taller) mounted to either a pedestal or steel plate, which is provided by the Artist, will be bolted to sidewalk with 1/2" bolts
  • Center of 5/8" hole must be a minimum of 1-1/2" from edge of pedestal or base plate to allow for access space
  • Base of sculpture shall have a minimum (3) three 5/8" mounting holes evenly spaced for leveling and mounting to concrete
For more specific information on sculpture installation, please contact Sarah at 

The 2021 AOTC Exhibit will be curated by Lee Borden. Lee majored in music theatre and mass communications at Mesa College (now CMU) in the early 1980s. After college, he spent 19 years in commercial radio as operations manager / program director and morning show host. In August of 2000, he went to work at the Cabaret Dinner Theatre and Metro Playhouse, where he was associate producer, acting coach, general manager and actor/singer until April of 2008.

In 2008, Lee became Events and Communications Manager at The Western Colorado Center for the Arts in Grand Junction. In 2016, he transitioned into his current position as Executive Director of The Art Center. During his time at The Art Center, Lee has worked on literally hundreds of 2D, 3D, installation, and monumental sculpture exhibitions in the roles of administrator, curator, juror and preparator/installer. Lee also has oversight of The Art Center’s permanent collection archives which hold over 500 works of art, over sixty Navajo weavings, and a collection of prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan ceramics. He is a passionate advocate for the arts, of all kinds.


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