The Urbandale Public Art Committee is now taking applications for the 2022-23 Urbandale Art Park Exhibition. The Urbandale Art Park was established as a permanent outdoor sculpture park with annually changing exhibits. The Art Park is located at 3600 86th Street, just south of Douglas Avenue and the Urbandale City Hall.
The Urbandale Public Art Committee will oversee the selection of 4 sculptures which will be displayed in the Urbandale Art Park for an annual exhibition during 2022-23.
Selected artists will receive a $1,500 stipend for loaning the work for the exhibition time period. There is no application fee.
The exhibited artwork must be the original work of the artist (in concept and execution) and available for purchase. The advertised sale price should include a 25% commission that the Urbandale Public Art Committee will retain on pieces sold in the exhibit year.
The sculpture must be able to be bolted to a 3’x 3’ steel pad. It must be suitable for year round outdoor public display and constructed in a manner which will not cause safety or liability problems, or maintenance, during the exhibition period. The artwork shall remain for the duration of the exhibition period even if it is sold. The Artist shall be responsible for all costs, equipment and labor necessary for the delivery, installation and removal of the artwork.
If you are interested in having your work considered, submission requirements are:
- A completed application form including
- A narrative of the artist’s concept and date of creation
- A detailed explanation of how the piece will be secured or anchored when installed (please note that the base you will need to anchor to is made of steel and 3’ x 3’ in size.)
- Visual photographs depicting several views of the artwork (in JPEG or PDF format)
- A brief artist biography
- List of professional references
All artists are welcome to submit an application(s) – up to three are allowed – no later than 1 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021.
For submission form and any questions, please contact Director of Parks and Recreation Jan Herke at firstname.lastname@example.org