Art Commission Seeking Entries for Outdoor Exhibition –

The artwork “Radiance” by New York artist Osman Akan is presented in Warsaw. Dan Spalding’s InkFreeNews photo.

Press release

WARSAW — The Warsaw Public Art Commission has announced plans for a temporary outdoor art exhibition and is seeking applications.

The call for artists opportunity is available to artists enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs during the 2021-2022 academic year.

The art commission invites visual artists, sculptors, sound artists, performing artists, photographers, filmmakers and others to submit a proposal. The artwork must fit within a 3′ x 4′ footprint and the height is tied to engineering and safety constraints.

Approved submissions will be displayed to the public from June 2022 and will remain on display for four to five months or for a period determined by the City of Warsaw.

Individual artwork may be offered for sale during the exhibition period and selected artists will receive a stipend of $1,000, plus up to $2,000 for materials will be reimbursed.

The deadline for proposals is March 1. To receive detailed information on proposal requirements, artists should email Justin Taylor at [email protected].

“Our goal for this project is to use art to engage our community and visitors to our beautiful downtown. We are thrilled that Warsaw is the recipient of the variety of artwork submitted,” said Mayor Joe Thallemer.

Funding for this project will be provided by the Designated Fund of the Warsaw Public Art Commission to the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. Community members and businesses with a passion for art, place-making, or downtown care are encouraged to contact Suzie Light to learn more about supporting this project. The light is accessible to [email protected]

The mission of the Warsaw Public Art Commission is to secure permanent and temporary art installations in Warsaw. Recent Warsaw Public Art Commission projects include ‘Radiance’, a permanent steel and glass sculpture by New York artist Osman Akan located at the Castaldi Fountain on Buffalo Street and ‘Lifting Up’, a permanent sculpture by artist Goshen John Mishler located at City Hall. Committee members of the Warsaw Public Art Commission include Suzie Light, Stephanie Sayer, Justin Taylor, Paulette Davis, Elisa Wise, Sherri Johnson, and Andrea Miller.

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