Exhibition Opportunities

2018 Sculpture ROCKS!

Sculpture ROCKS! is a national juried exhibition at Josephine Sculpture Park. 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. Artists working in a variety of materials are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to stone, metal, wood, concrete, found objects, natural materials, plastics, fiberglass, etc. Selected works will be part of the hands-on exhibit at JSP or at one of our satellite locations in downtown Frankfort, KY.

A $5000 purchase prize will be awarded. Additional artist stipends & residencies may be awarded based on the number of works selected. Works may be for sale during length of exhibition. Works will be installed between August 17-20. JSP will provide professional installation of sculptures, with crane service available Aug. 18. There will be a public reception in conjunction with the Annual JSP Fall Arts Festival, an event that draws 3000 people and an award ceremony at a date TBD in October. Artists are invited but not required to attend both, Purchase Award Winner will be asked to attend the ceremony in October.

NEW: $250 stipends will be awarded to artists selected to submit work to the exhibition.

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 Kentucky’s 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. Please visit the website for more information at josephinesculpturepark.org.


Works must be suitable for a hands-on outdoor exhibition in a public space.

Works must be a minimum of 4’ in at least one direction.

Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration.

DEADLINE to apply is July 1, 2018.

Please email the following information [email protected] before midnight on July 1, 2018 & list JSP EXHIBITION in the subject line of the email:


-Submit 5-10 images (showing all sides of the work) in JPEG or PDF or a direct link to images of your work online.

-Only submit images of works to be considered for this exhibition.


Include the following information typed in a word document(s) or pdf:

-Include your name on the top page of all documents.

-Image list including 1. Title of work, 2. Dimensions, 3. Materials, 4. Date created, 5. Approx. weight if over 1 ton

-Artist statement (1 pg)

-Artist resume (5 pg max.)

-Installation requirements for each piece submitted. This can be a list, a narrative or a sketch, etc.

-If mailing a physical packet of materials, you must also include your email for contact and note that materials must be received by July 1, 2018. 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 HERE.


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