Call for Submissions: Fenelon Falls Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition 2024

Garden planter example, Fenelon Falls, Ontario

Fenelon Arts Committee

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024
Exhibition Dates: May – October, 2024

The Fenelon Arts Committee (FAC), in partnership with the City of Kawartha Lakes, invites expressions of interest from artists or teams of artists to participate in the inaugural call for sculptures in the newly built garden planters located along Colborne Street in downtown Fenelon Falls. Each work will be on display from May to October 2024 as public art.

The Fenelon Falls Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition will feature a collection of six sculptures mounted on limestone base rocks located inside the garden planters. A jury of local arts and cultural leaders and business leaders will be appointed by the FAC to select the works.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the village of Fenelon Falls. The FAC is looking to incorporate elements and interpretations reflecting 150 years. A brief description of Fenelon Falls is at the end of this call for submissions.

Project Requirements

Initial submissions for a proposed sculpture are at the sole cost of the artist and must include the following:

  • Subject Line “Fenelon Falls Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Submission”. Only emailed submissions will be reviewed.
  • Name of artist or artists with contact information including full mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
  • CV of each artist who will be participating in the project.
  • Images and accompanying Image List showing previous samples of the artist’s work. A portfolio of 5-10 images is recommended. Please note only electronic submissions will be reviewed for this call. Images should be .jpg format, 300 dpi, and 1080 pixels on the longest side.
  • A written statement, 200 words maximum, outlining the artist’s approach to the proposed sculpture, including a summary of the materials, method of creation/manufacturing, and installation, as well as the connection to the call theme, and any additional information of significance for the proposed work.
  • 3-5 images of the proposed sculpture with complete details, including title, date, medium, dimensions, and price. Please show the sculpture from multiple angles.
  • A maximum of two (2) proposed sculptures per artist or team of artists.

Garden planter example, Fenelon Falls, Ontario


  • Open to all artists within Canada.
  • Innovative and engaging from all perspectives.
  • Consider the context and history of the location; consideration given to the Indigenous use of the area, the historical development of Fenelon Falls, the natural heritage of the region, and the contemporary use of the area today.
  • Works adhere to dimension specifications outlined below.
  • Sculptures must be original works suitable for outdoor installation.
  • Creativity
  • The artwork should not pose a risk of injury to the public (for example, no hazardous sharp points or edges) and must be robust enough to withstand weather conditions and public interaction with no maintenance from May to October.
  • The Artist has the skills and experience required to manage installation and removal.


An honorarium of $275 will be paid to each participating artist, as well as $75 per diem; 2 days for installation and 1 day for artwork removal. Accommodation will be provided for artists, if required, for the evening of May 9, 2024 (installation day). There will be a celebratory dinner the evening of May 9 (complete details to follow). Please notify the need for accommodation in your submission.

Garden planter example, Fenelon Falls, Ontario

How To Submit

For complete call details, please visit:

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024

For additional information or questions, please contact:
Darcie Kennedy, Chair, Fenelon Arts Committee

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Fenelon Arts Committee
Fenelon Falls, Ontario, Canada

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