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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:19 AM


Artist Call for Entries

The Flint UnionCemetery of Worthington, Ohio announces an artist call for entry to create athree-dimensional art object for the newly developed Children’s MemorialGarden.

This juried sculpture installation isopen to sculptors and artists with regional connections or interest in Worthington,Ohio. Artists are invited to submitproposals for three-dimensional art suitable for outdoor display to bepermanently installed as a feature in the newly designed Children’s MemorialGarden section within the Flint Union Cemetery in Worthington, Ohio. The newly expanded Flint Union Cemetery islocated at 8187 Flint Rd, Columbus, OH 43235.

The Children’s Memorial Garden in theFlint Union Cemetery is a special place where children are interred.

Artists are requested to create asculpture that will reflect the spirit of the needs of grieving parents andfamilies, acting as an inspirational element for this intimate part thecemetery. All respondents are encouragedto visit the site.

Guidelinesfor Sculpture

Sculptures will be judged on appropriatenessof the subject matter, artistic excellence and suitability for public art.Consideration will be given to safety in design, size and construction becausethe artwork will be located in an outdoor site where people might touch or climbon the work and is subject to the weather conditions of the Midwest.

SubjectMatter:Will appeal to many different religious, ethnic and cultural groups.

Size: No more than 3 feetwide x 5 foot tall, not inclusive of base. Sculpture must fit on an existing 24” diameter concrete pad.

Installation: Artist shall beresponsible for providing a method of installation. Vehicles may be driven near the sculpturebase for loading and unloading. Artist isresponsible for anchoring sculpture to existing base in order to permanentlyaffix sculpture on site. (Installation of the sculpture must be coordinatedwith the Cemetery Superintendent.)

Compensationand Recognition

Honorarium: $4,000 allinclusive. To be paid upon delivery andinstallation.

Publicityand Recognition: The artist will be acknowledged in marketingmaterials and local publicity related to the Children’s Memorial Garden. The owner will coordinate with selectedartist appropriate recognition.

Timelineand Deadlines

03/15/12– Deadline for Receipt ofEntries

05/01/12 - Notification of chosen artistvia email

10/1/2012 – Installation of sculpture by artist

Responsibilitiesof Accepted Artists

Artist agrees to install the sculptureon or before October 1, 2012.

Artist agrees that if there is anyrepair, maintenance, restoration or replacement of damaged or defectivecomponents, they will be consulted first to repair such a defect.

Artist must coordinate all deliveryand installation inclusive of the honorarium provided.


An insurance policy held by SharonTownship and the Walnut Grove and Flint Union Cemeteries Board of Trustees willbe maintained to cover general liability and property insurance for the artistonce the sculpture arrives at the location and during the installationperiod. The artist will be asked to declarethe insurance value of the art prior to installation. Sharon Township and the Walnut Grove andFlint Union Cemeteries Board of Trustees will not assume responsibility beyond coverageof the insurance policy, nor for damage to sculptures while in transit, during installation,or prior to owner acceptance of the installed artwork.


Jon Cook, Jury Chair, the ExecutiveDirector of the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, recently, servedas part-time curator of visual arts for the Dublin Arts Council. Before his return to Columbus after a hiatusof 20 years, he helped the then start-up Houston Center for Contemporary Craftto become one of the more dynamic craft institutions in the south. He has curated, installed or juried more than65 exhibitions in the past 6 years for a variety of cultural institutions,festivals and experiences across the US. The jury also consists of a sub-committee of six people.

Howto Enter

An entry consists of:

- Name,Address, Email, Phone, Website

- Awritten proposal in Microsoft Word with a description of the proposedsculpture, dimensions, medium, approximate weight, assumed ending value and asketch or design of the proposed sculpture, or if already constructed, a photograph(jpeg).

- Artist’sresume or listing of representative work in Microsoft Word

- Upto ten photographs (jpegs) representative of artist’s other work, each .jpgimage shall not exceed 1.5 mb in size.

- Eachjpeg will be named as follows: ArtistName_ArtTitle.jpg

Email or mail completed entry to:

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center

Attn: Flint

777 Evening Street, Worthington,OH 43085

[email protected]

Entries must be received by 03/15/2012. Entry material will NOT be returned to theartist.

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