Call for Entry: Abilene Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

by admin on May 12, 2016

Abilene Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition


Jack Maxwell, Professor, Abilene Christian University

           BFA, BS Ed., Abilene Christian University, 1978

           MFA, University of Tennessee, 1981

Steve Neves, Associate Professor, Hardin Simmons University

           BFA, Stephen F. Austin, 2000

           MFA, University of Houston, 2004

Deadline for Entries:  June 8, 2016

Notification of Selections:  June 30, 2016

Installation Dates:  Somewhat flexible – must be in place by noon, Friday, September 23, 2016

Exhibition Dates:  September 23, 2016 – September 23, 2018

Opening Reception:  September 24, 2016 6-7:30 pm

The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council has opened a call for entry for Texas Sculpture Group members for the Abilene Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Abilene, Texas.  The exhibition will select four pieces to display on the railroad right of way in the middle of downtown Abilene.  The pieces will be on view for a minimum of one year to a maximum of two years.

Works submitted for review must be at least life-size, preferably larger, and must be suitable for weather conditions and safe for walking traffic of all ages.  Members may submit a maximum of 3 pieces to be reviewed for placement.  Interested artists must submit up to 3 images of each work to be reviewed, a current resume, and an artist statement.  All work selected by the jurors must be reviewed by the Parks Department for the city of Abilene, so work submitted to the juror must be ready for install; no models accepted.

Artists selected for the exhibition will receive a $1000 stipend to help cover travel expenses.  Installation equipment and assistance will be available along with concrete pads for placement.  The work will be placed for a time period of 2 years, but may be removed after 1 year if the work has been sold or accepted into another exhibition.

The exhibition opens Saturday, September 23-24, 2016, along with other exhibitions at Hardin Simmons University, McMurry University, Abilene Christian University, and the Center for Contemporary Arts.  Dinners will be provided for accepted artists on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 with an opening the evening of September 24 from 6 – 7:30 pm.

All entries will be accepted through the Texas Sculpture Group Submittable Database.


For questions, contact:

Dewane Hughes,

Alicia Quijano,

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