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Sculpture Tour

The School of Art & Design seeks proposals for outdoor sculptures to be exhibited on the Evansdale campus of West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, West Virginia. Sculptures will be on display for two years (from October 2019- October 2021). Selection includes an honorarium of $2,000.00 for travel, set up, and de-installation. $1000.00 of the honorarium will be dispersed at install and the remaining $1000.00 will be dispersed when the artist picks up their work. 


Eligibility:

Open to artists 18 years or older.  Sculptures will be placed on the landscape and walkways surrounding the Creative Arts Center.   


Application:

Each artist may submit up to three works that have been completed within the last five years.


Submit your applicaton online


Each sculptor may submit up to three sculptures for a nonrefundable handling fee of $25.00 for professional artists and $20.00 for full-time students. 


In addition to filling out the online application, please send a check for your handling fee (made out to West Virginia University) to:


Alison Helm

Sculpture Tour Committee

School of Art & Design

1436 Evansdale Drive, 

Morgantown, WV 26506-6111


Entries must be received or postmarked by May 1st.


Sculpture requirements:

The work must be able to withstand outdoor environmental conditions for two years, should be weatherproof and made of durable materials. Public safety is an issue so potentially hazardous features will eliminate an entry.


Disclaimers:

Submission to this exhibition indicates an agreement on the part of the entrant, with all conditions set forth in this prospectus, including permission for the School of Art and Design to photographically reproduce any of the sculptures for publicity and educational purposes.


Sculptures on display are offered for sale, if not indicate NFS. Sculptures must remain on site until the closing of the exhibition. Artists are to assign an insurance value and a retail value with a commission of 20% calculated into the retail value.


The College of Creative Arts will insure each artwork while on display. However artists are responsible for insurance covering transportation, installation and de-installation.  In a shared liability agreement, artists will be responsible for damage to their work while on display, while WVU will carry the necessary liability insurance for any claims arising from the display of the artwork on their site.


The SOAD is not responsible for storage or insuring works beyond the exhibition dates. Artists are responsible for removing of sculpture in a timely fashion at the end of the exhibition.


The committee reserves the right to reject any artwork that does not meet the criteria stated above, that does not match the images submitted with the application, or that is unstable, dangerous, offensive or inappropriate for the site.


Juror: Glenn Dasher

Glenn was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia and has lived in Huntsville, AL since 1985. He attended the University of Georgia, earning a BFA in Printmaking, painting and Sculpture in 1979. He earned an MFA in Sculpture form Indiana University in 1983.  In 1985, after teaching at Newberry College in South Carolina and at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, he began teaching Sculpture and design in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. 


His work is described as surreal, playful, or iconoclastic “monuments” which present “pseudo-historical” statuary fragments with an altered/improbable contextual context.They derive from his fascination with a basic human desire to immortalize ourselves; our singular/questionable acts of heroism, brilliance, triumph, or tragedy; to embody our memories in statuary and public structures, of bronze and stone; their origins and meaning inevitably corrupted, lost, or mystified by evolving contexts wrought by the inevitable passage of time, selective memory, or social change.

Over the course of his career, his work has been presented in 23 Museum and Gallery Solo Exhibitions and included in over 80 national and international juried exhibitions. After a rewarding career of 34 years in Academia,  where he served 8 years as Chair of the Department of Art and Art History and for 7 years as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at UAH, he retired and is happily working as a full-time artist at his studio in Union Hill, Alabama.


The selections will be  submitted to the University Public Art Committee for verification before the final selections are publicized. 


Entry Checklist:

  • Completed application
  • Handling fee - $25/professional artists or $20/full-time students. Make check payable to: West Virginia University.

Exhibition Deadlines and Schedule

  • May 1, 2019:  Deadline for email submissions at 11:59 PM. No late submissions will be accepted. Email notifications will be sent to verify receipt of submissions.
  • May 31, 2019:  Email notification to artists of selected work.  Contracts mailed and final installation requirements requested.
  • June 28, 2019:  Contracts and installation requirements due.
  • October 7-10, 2019:  Delivery and installation of outdoor sculptures, to be completed by 2 PM on October 10th
  • October 10, 2019:  Exhibition Reception
  • October 11, 2019:  Honoraria mailed
  • October 11, 2021:  Exhibition closes. De-installation of artwork.