The City of Olathe welcomes you to the 2016 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit.
Nine sculptures have been selected and displayed throughout the downtown area of Olathe for a period of one year.
The sculptures are on loan for a stipend amount from artists throughout the country.
Permanent Sculpture Exhibit Sites are also displayed throughout the Olathe community.
The 2016 exhibit is provided for the Olathe community with a budget of $15,000 to cover costs for the juror, stipends for the artists, printed materials, and signage.
Pick up a brochure at Olathe City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe Street.
Contact 913-971-8658 for additional information.
This year's exhibit was juried by Charlotte Matthews
- Charlotte Matthews currently serves as Director of Healing Arts and Special Events at Truman Medical Centers. TMC’s visual arts program presents a variety of artwork by local, national and international artists in a unique setting. The program simultaneously seeks to educate a diverse audience and create a soothing environment of care for patients, visitors and employees.
- Prior to working at TMC, Charlotte managed the Byron Cohen Gallery for several years before becoming a partner as the gallery expanded into an online business. Charlotte holds a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies from KU and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Double Major in Illustration/Design and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute.
- Charlotte has completed a Certificate in Fine Art Appraisal & Connoisseurship from Northwestern University and is working toward membership with the American Society of Appraisers. She has received educational funding through Mid-America Arts Alliance and has consulted for Snapshot Gallery, Plenum Space Gallery and the Lied Center for the Performing Arts.
- She is a member of Philanthropic Educational Organization, American Alliance of Museums, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and has served as President of Arts Alive.
- Currently, she sits on the City of Olathe’s Public Art Master Plan Committee. As a working artist, Charlotte accepts commissions for graphic design work, painting and illustration projects.