Sculpture Garden

Indiana University East Sculpture Garden

Call for Entries

2015 Invitation to Sculptors

Indiana University East (IUE) invites you to participate in our 2015-2017 juried, on-loan, outdoor sculpture exhibit on the Richmond, Indiana campus. Selected artists must be willing to enter into an Art Loan Agreement with IUE and will be awarded an honorarium of $2000 per piece.

IUE is a regional campus of Indiana University with a vibrant arts program and extensive art collection. We have recently installed sculpture pads on our beautiful Richmond campus to display public sculptures on a rotating basis. The first exhibit will be from August 16, 2015 through August 15, 2017.

Deadline for Submissions: May 25th, 2015
Jury will make selections and inform by artists by: June 1, 2015

  • Delivery: selected sculptures must be delivered to IUE between June 30, 2015 and July 30, 2015
  • Installation Schedule: August 1 – August 15, 2015
  • Exhibition Schedule: August 16, 2015 – August 15, 2017
  • Sculptures to be removed: within one month of the exhibit's closing on August 15, 2017

Eligibility: Artists must own the rights to the artwork, which must be available for the duration of the two-year exhibition period. Artwork must be ready to set on our 8’ x 8’ cement pads. The installation method for each sculpture should be welded tabs or similar easy-install method.

The exhibit is outdoors and open to the pubic, and because of this certain requirements must be met in order for a sculpture to be considered for display. Fragile or dangerous works will not be accepted. Artwork must be available for the duration of the two-year contract, and must be constructed of durable materials that will withstand year-round Indiana weather.

Transportation: Selected artists are responsible for transportation of the artwork to and from the installation site. The artwork must be delivered as exhibition-ready. The university will supervise installation of the work, and will insure the artwork for the duration of the exhibit.

Submission Details: Artists may submit up to two sculptures for consideration, but each submission will be considered separately. Each submission must include the following:

  • a bio/resume describing your experience and exhibition history
  • 3 images (front, back and 1 detail)
  • dimensions (HxWxD) for each submission
  • stated insurance value for each artwork
  • each sculpture entry must be submitted individually

Please register at and complete your profile to sign up for the IU East Call for Entry for our Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. Please read it carefully and if you have any questions please contact Carrie Longley (). A contract will be sent upon your acceptance.