Call for Submissions: Burlington Waterfront Sculpture Trail 2024

Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Colelction
Burlington Waterfront Sculpture Trail 2024
Call for Artists

Deadline: March 1, 2024, 5:00pm

After a successful second season in 2023, the 2024 edition of the Burlington Waterfront Sculpture Trail will create a 1.5km long experience linking the Art Gallery of Burlington, Spencer Smith Park, the Downtown Burlington BIA through a series of 20-30 temporary sculptures created by local, regional and national artists, and 10 Window Galleries with retail spaces in the Burlington Downtown BIA, and four large-scale installation works.

The trail will be a fully accessible experience, free of barriers and admission for all to engage in.

The project will exhibit works for the period of April 22 – June 1, 2024.

Artist Fees

Each exhibiting artist will be paid an exhibition fee based on the fee schedule below:

Trail Plinths – 30 works at $1500 per
Retail Window Galleries – 10 at $1000 per
Large-Scale Works – 4 works up to $10-15,000

The BWST Team will also work with our networks to sell works on behalf of the artists at their stated price. Artists will receive 100% of the sale price, less 50% of the exhibition fee.

The Timeline

February – Open Call for Artists
March 8 – Selection of Artists
April 17 – 21 – Install sculptures on Trail
April 22 – June 1 – Exhibition Open
June 2 & 3 – Removal of works

The Opportunities

This year the BWST is offering three different opportunities for exhibition:

Base Installations (25-30 selections)
Base installation works must be completed works that fit on a 24″ x 24″ inch base. For each work the piece must meet the following technical criteria:

  • weight not to exceed 800 lbs.
  • height not to exceed 8 feet tall
  • overhang from base not to exceed 24 inches

BWST will manage installation of all works.

Large Scale Installations (4 selections)
Four large scale installations will be exhibited within Spencer Smith Park. These works must encourage interaction and be structurally sound for public engagement.

For each of the large-scale works artists will be expected to provide:

  • detailed fabrication specs
  • stamped engineered drawings for installation plan
  • transportation to site of installation

Artists are responsible for their own installation with assistance from BWST.

Retail Window Galleries (10 selections)
Each retail window gallery is unique and creates an opportunity for interaction with the store owner. Works in almost any medium can be considered as the locations are all indoors.

Artists will be mentored along with the retail space owner to create stellar exhibits.

Submission Details

Artists, Artists Teams & Collectives interested in submitting works for consideration to the Burlington Waterfront Sculpture Walk are asked to submit the following information by the deadline below:

  1. Maximum 1-page Artist Biography / Statement
  2. Maximum 2-page Artist Resume / CV
  3. 3-4 images for work for consideration
    ◦  Maximum 3 works per artist
    ◦  Include date of creation, materials, approximate dimensions and weight of works
  4. Website & Social Media information
  5. Contact information (Address, Phone, Email)
  6. Demographic information about the applicant(s)

Material Exclusions: Video / Digital Art / Sound Art

Submission can be made online ONLY.

Apply Now!

Deadline: March 1, 2024, 5:00pm

For more information, contact:
Cobalt Connects

Image credits:
1) HueScape by Art Aggregate, BWST 2023
2) Sculpture tour featuring Red Gold by Viktor Mitic