Call to Artists - Sculpture Walk 2017

Bemidji's 18th Annual Juried Public Art Exposition


Feb 1, 2017

Entry Deadline

May 19-20, 2017

Installation 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Reception 5:00 am - 7:00 pm


People’s Choice Award - $1,000

Award winner decided by popular vote.

Critic’s Choice Prize - $500

Award winner decided by Jury.

Critic’s Choice Runner Up- $250

Award winner decided by Jury

Honorarium - $300

Given to all jury-selected participating artists.
$500 for artists with 2 or more works accepted


Sculptors must submit the following items online, postmarked by February 1, 2017:

  • Completed submission form.
  • Sculpture title, dimensions, material, price.
  • Insurance value and installation requirements.
  • 2-4 images of submitted work (JPG preferred).
  • Written project proposals will be considered, if accompanied by images of relevant work, sketches/plans for proposed work, and detailed description of intent.

Northern Minnesota's premiere public art venue.

The Bemidji Sculpture Walk committee will select the 20 best submissions, based on their conceptual strength, originality, and workmanship. These will be presented for 12 months in locations throughout Bemidji.

All jury-selected participating artists participants receive an honorarium plus consideration for 3 cash prizes. All artwork will be advertised as for sale or loan unless otherwise specified by artist. 25% commission on successful art sales during contract year.

Soulfish  |  Tim Nelson

Join us for events throughout the year.

Join us for Member events, Artist lectures, and our annual Artists’ reception and awards ceremony on May 20, 2017. All artists, sponsors, and art lovers are invited. Food and refreshments provided.

Sculptors must agree to these terms.

  • Permit the sponsors of the artwork to install the work with or without the artist's assistance.
  • Agree that the artwork will remain on display from May, 2017 through May, 2018.
  • Agree that BSW/City of Bemidji may remove damaged sculpture in the absence of prompt and satisfactory repair by the artist in the interest of public safety.
  • Agree that sculptures are covered by the city's liability insurance, but not insured against vandalism or theft. It is suggested but not required that sculptors have individual insurance coverage.
  • Agree to be responsible for the delivery and pickup of sculptures at the designated times.
  • Attest that all work is of sound design and free standing. Ready to be placed in an outdoor public space in downtown Bemidji, MN.

If submitting multiple sculptures, please fill out another form for each sculpture you are submitting.

To see the PDF version of the 2016 flyer click here.

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Upload 2-4 images of your sculpture *

I hereby make application to exhibit in the Bemidji Sculpture Walk for the year of 2016-2017. I have read and fully accept the conditions set forth in this prospectus as legally binding. *