Exhibition Opportunities

2017 EXPLORE365 Exhibition

JSP is seeking sculpture proposals for outdoor exhibit for 1-3 years. Proposals can be new or existing work created within the past 3 years. Selected works will be part of the hands-on exhibit at JSP or at one of our Satellite locations in downtown Frankfort, KY. Artist stipends & residencies may be awarded. Works will be installed between May – Nov 2017. JSP is a 20-acre park that opened in September 2009 on reclaimed farmland & is free & open 365 days per year. The mission of JSP is to provide community arts education & creative experiences while conserving the beauty of the native, rural landscape. Our commitments are to support the arts, inspire opportunities & expression, build a stronger, healthier community & conserve the beauty of Kentucky’s fine natural & cultural heritage through outdoor, creative activities. JSP is located 5 minutes from downtown Frankfort, 2 miles off I64 in Franklin Co, KY. Currently, nearly 50 works of art created by artists from across the globe (primarily large-scale outdoor contemporary sculpture) are on rotating exhibition in the midst of native meadows at the park and at our Satellite Exhibition Spaces across Franklin County, KY. Artist residency & exhibition programs support local & regional emerging, mid-career & professional artists through a unique, supported & equipped non-traditional space for large-scale outdoor sculpture & community artworks in central KY.

The deadline to apply is ongoing.

Please email the following information here: contact us  & list JSP EXHIBITION in the subject line of the email:

1. submit 5-10 images of a consistent body of work in JPEG format or as pdfs OR a direct link to images of your work online.
2. The following information typed in a word document or pdf:
-image list including 1. Title of work, 2. Artist name, 3. Dimension, 4. Medium, 5. Date created
-letter of intent, specify whether you would like to exhibit an existing work which you are submitting or if you would be interested in creating new work for exhibition. If you are creating new work, please describe it in detail including how it will be funded. (2 pg max.)
-projected timeline (1 pg max.)
-artist statement (1 pg max.)
-artist resume (5 pg max.)
-if mailing a physical packet of materials, you must also include your email for contact.

If you would like acknowledgment of receipt of materials, please send a self addressed stamped postcard. Application materials will not be returned.

Any works sold through JSP will assume artist’s consent to a 30% donation to JSP.

Any questions, please contact Artistic Director Melanie VanHouten at contact us.


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