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2024 Call for Entries

About SculptureTour Salina:

SculptureTour Salina (STS) is an annual juried competition and exhibition in Salina, Kansas. Salina is an extraordinary community boasting cultural organizations and venues of national acclaim.  The exhibition is open to all artists creating works suitable for outdoor display.  Between 18 and 35 sculptures are selected and carefully sited in historic downtown Salina.  Sculptures remain installed for one year and the program is marketed to provide both viewing enjoyment to community and visitors as well as a sales opportunity for participating artists. To date, more than 40 sculptures have been purchased through STS exhibits, including eleven People's Choice winners. It's important to note that pieces have been commissioned from participating artists as well. The City designates up to $20,000 for the purchase of the People's Choice Award winner (see page 2 for details). The sculpture is then installed in a public environment within the community. In addition to the People's Choice Award, $4,750 in Juror's Merit Awards and $1,500 in public Merit Awards will also be given. 

Exhibition Selection:

The Selection Jury consists of seven members: STS Chair, Selection Jury Chair, an appointee from Salina Arts & Humanities and Salina Art Center, a STS sponsor and two additional qualified art professionals.  Sculptures will be selected based on quality, artistic merit, design, craftsmanship, creative use of materials, scale, weather appropriate, and durable and safe for community display.  Works will be selected in a wide-range of media and expression.  

STS Policies:

  • Application fee is $25, per artist, with a deadline of December 21, 2023. 

  • Selected sculptures will be on display for one year, early May through early April. 

  • Sculptures are required to remain installed for the duration of the exhibition.

  • A stipend of $1,000 maximum ($500 for delivery and up to $500 toward return freight) is awarded for each accepted sculpture. 

  • Artists have the option to list their artwork for sale.

  • Artists have the option to participate in the People’s Choice Award program. (See application form.)

  • SculptureTour Salina retains 25% commission on all sold artwork.

  • STS provides technical assistance during installation of artwork.

  • Artist Requirements:

  • All artwork must be the original work of the submitting artist.

  • Artists are responsible for round-trip shipment of artwork and may opt to provide installation instruction or personally assist with installation of the work(s).

  • Artists may submit up to three (3) sculptures for consideration.

  • Artworks submitted must have at least one dimension that is no less than three (3) feet, excluding base.

  • ONLY high resolution (1920 x 1920 pixels minimum) digital baseline JPEG images will be accepted.  No progressive JPEG files will be accepted.

  • Artwork images may be submitted by disc or email with artist’s name, title of artwork, dimensions (excluding base), year completed, medium and process description. (See entry form)

  • Artists MUST submit three (3) separate views of each artwork (front, side and back). Artworks submitted without three views may not be considered.

  • Artists are to designate whether the artwork is for sale, and provide a purchase price. 

  • Artists must designate whether the piece is to be considered for the People’s Choice Award program (listed purchase price up to $20,000)

  • Artist’s resume/short bio/statement must be included in the application. 

Submission Requirements:

  • Must include a $25 non-refundable application fee per artist for 1-3 submissions before December 21, 2023.

  • Completed entry form (by mail or email);

  • Artist’s resume/short bio;

  • Three high resolution JPEG images per artwork clearly showing front, side and back views;

  • A brief artist statement of each piece submitted to be shared with the jurors and public;

  • Applications MUST be postmarked or submitted online by December 21, 2023. Late entries will not be accepted.

Send completed application via email or mail to:

SculptureTour Salina

PO Box 586  Salina, KS 67402-0586


Sylvia Rice: 785-827-9301 ext 138


Online Application:

Please follow these three steps to apply online



A juror will be selected to award $4,750 in cash during the the opening day SculptureTour - May 4, 2024. Juror's Awards will be announced and presented during the UnWrap Party.

Juror's Merit Awards:

Best of Show: $2,500

Merit Award: $1,500

Merit Award: $750

People's Choice Awards:

The People's choice Award is decided by the public. The sculpture with the most votes by ballot through December 31st will be purchased by the City of Salina at listed sale price, up to $20,000.

People's Merit Award - $1,000  award to the artist based on 2nd highest total number of votes.

Children's Merit Award - $500 award to the artist is based on highest number of votes by children 18 and under.


December 21, 2023:  FINAL application deadline

January 19, 2024:  Jury notification
April 2024:  De-installation of 2023 exhibit; Installation of 2024 exhibit begins.
May 4, 2024: Opening Day,  UnWrap Party & Juror’s Merit Awards Announcement
May-December 31, 2024  People’s Choice Award Voting Period
January 2025:  People’s Choice Award Announcement
April 2025:  De-installation of 2024 exhibit.


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