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Raymore Arts Commission - Temporary Public Art - Feb 2022
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Entry Deadline: 2/28/22
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Missouri
Budget: 3,000

One sculpture will be selected to be on display from May 2022 to April 2024 in Raymore, MO.

The Raymore Arts Commission is seeking original, pre-existing art in any media suitable for outdoor space. The public art piece must be structurally sound and the base must fit within the 6x6 ft square concrete pad. All work entered must be freestanding and capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions common to Missouri, including cold winters, occasional ice and snow, wind, humidity, hot summers, thunderstorms and heavy rain. The piece must be suitable for interaction from the public, including children, with protection from possible injury from materials. The piece must not include sharp objects or be easily climbable. 

The art will be located in an open green space near the park’s north entrance. The green space is surrounded by parking, sand volleyball courts, baseball fields, concession building, covered pavilion and tennis courts. The work must be available for a period of 24 months, from installation before the end of May 2022 to removal by the end of April 2024. The selected artist will receive a $3,000 payment ($1,500 upon installation and $1,500 upon removal) as well as public recognition and an opportunity for sales.


Memorial Park is the oldest park in Raymore. The city’s most centrally located park encompasses 20+ acres of land behind Raymore Elementary School. Dedicated in 1968, the park originally offered two baseball fields where youth played through the 1970s and ‘80s. The baseball fields used to be converted into horse show arenas until the early 2000s. The park currently contains four baseball fields, open green space, a walking trail, an arboretum, playground, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, a concession stand and two shelter houses. It’s also home to community events throughout the year.


Pieces must be aesthetically appropriate for display in public places. This location is heavily used by children throughout spring, summer and fall for youth sports and recreation, community events such as the annual Easter Festival, and is nearby an elementary school. When reviewing pieces for consideration, safety to the public (i.e. no sharp edges, no breakable or bendable components, no climbing hazards, etc.) and durability will be priorities for acceptance. Height shall not create a balance hazard.

Installation/Removal: The artist is responsible for transporting their work to and from the site and installing and removing the piece. There will be no exceptions. 

·The sculpture must be able to be structurally secured to a 6 feet by 6 ft. concrete pad with bolts. No part of the art work can extend out of the 6x6’ area that could potentially be a tripping hazard. Consideration will be given to art that has a portion or portions that extend out of the 6x6 area at a height taller than a tripping hazard. 

·Materials must be durable material that can withstand the variant temperatures. 

·Artists are responsible for transporting, installing and removing the artwork after the display period in accordance with the timeline agreed upon with the City of Raymore.  The City shall oversee installation.

Electric is available at the site. The City will contract with its electrician to install basic lighting. Any lighting more extensive than one or two lights would be the responsibility of the artist. 

The selected artist will be notified by March 18, 2022.

Artist has full legal title and copyrights to the art while on temporary loan to the City of Raymore.

·Each artist selected to display will receive a $3,000 honorarium to help defray costs of transportation, installation, removal of the sculpture and all other expenses involved.  Any costs over $3,000 are entirely the responsibility of the artist.

·Selected Artwork must be installed by May 26, 2022 and be removed during the month of April 2024. Any sculpture that cannot meet the scheduled installation and removal dates may be disqualified and an alternate piece may be chosen.

·Artists may sell the exhibiting artwork during the scheduled time period. However, exhibiting artwork may not be removed until the exhibition has concluded in April 2024. 

Application Requirements

Interested artists should submit the following to be considered:

·Completed application

·Artists may submit up to three (3) works for consideration any time prior to the deadline. Only existing, completed works will be considered.

·Up to five (5) digital images shall be submitted for each entry.  Each image should be labeled with image number, artist name and entry title.

Each entry shall list:

Artist name

Entry title

Materials used and dimensions (height x width x depth)


How the sculpture will be secured to the 6x6’ concrete pad

Short description of entry

Artist statement and link to website. Current professional resume may be sent to, but a website with samples of your work is sufficient in place of a resume.

Asking price for the sculpture

Deadline for submission is on or before Feb. 28, 2022. Selected artist will be notified by March 18, 2022.

Eligibility Criteria

The Raymore Arts Commission Rotating Public Art Program is open to all artists regardless of location and who are at least 18 years of age. All entries must be original work and of safe design and construction.