VIA The Public Art Committee of Johnson City: The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, Tenn., is seeking pieces of leasable outdoor sculpture to be installed for two years in Founders Park and several other sites in Johnson City.
Compensation to the selected artists will be provided by private donations. Each artist will receive a $2,000 stipend (per piece), exposure on the city’s website, including a new virtual map and tour of all public art installations, and other related media.
Exhibition dates: June 2021 – May 2023
This sculpture exhibition, primarily located in Founders Park, is part of a larger greenway vision for the city. The greenway includes areas of pollinator plants and sites for public art, in addition to functional items such as benches, planters, educational kiosks, an outdoor events facility used by various vendors like the local farmers market, and bike racks. The greenway plan is visualized as both symbolic and practical: feeding culture and commerce between the community and university, as well as physically nurturing the environment by providing a habitat that is beneficial to all.
Deadline for upload of applications to website: 5PM on February 28, 2021
Artists may submit up to 5 pieces for consideration. These must all be
available for display during the May 2021-May 2023 time period.
Interested in submitting artwork for consideration? Download the Johnson City 2020 CALL FOR PROPOSALS document for more info and to view submission guidelines. When submitting, you must label your work as indicated on page 5 of the RFP document.