Sculpture exhibits are provided for the Olathe community with an annual budget of $15,000 to cover costs for the juror, stipends for the artists, printed materials, and signage.
Visit the Sculpture Exhibit Sites to enjoy an interactive self-guided tour illustrating images and locations for each sculpture in the exhibit.
Brochures are also available at Olathe City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe Street.
Community Sculpture Exhibit
Sculptures are purchased and displayed throughout the Olathe community.
Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Sculptures are 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.
Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Juror
The 2017 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit was juried by James Martin.
James Martin is an independent art consultant, curator, educator and writer based in the Kansas City area. He currently consults on public art for the municipalities of Gladstone, Mo., Leawood, Kan. and Merriam, Kan. In 2015 he helped lead a team that produced a Public Art Master Plan for the City of Olathe. His past curatorial positions include: Curatorial Consultant for Truman Medical Centers, Curator of the Sprint Art Collection, and Assistant Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. He also writes about art freelance for KC Studio Magazine and other Kansas City-area organizations and publications. His career working in Kansas City’s art organizations began in 1989 at the Kansas City Artists Coalition. He holds a B.A. in art history from the University of Kansas and an M.A. in art history from Case Western Reserve University.
Call 913-971-8563 for additional information.