Call for Entry

Bemidji Sculpture Walk call for Artists


2016 Call to Artists is Open

Hello from the BSW Board! We hope this email finds you healthy, productive, and inspired! You have received this email because of your affiliation with the MN State Arts Board, to let you know about our growing public arts program in Bemidji, Minnesota.

The Bemidji Sculpture Walk, Northern Minnesota’s premiere public art venue, will select 20 new works from regional and national artists who submit their entries prior to February 1, 2016. New work proposals and group projects are also considered each year.

Be a part of this, our 18th Annual Sculpture Walk, an artistic tradition for almost 2 decades. Submissions are juried in based on their conceptual strength, originality, and workmanship. Selected works will be installed and displayed for 12 months in highly visited outdoor locations throughout Downtown Bemidji.

All selected participants receive a cash honorarium and four juried cash prizes are awarded at our annual artist reception, the weekend of our spring installation. Sculptors are frequently discovered by visitors to our downtown and works are purchased each year.

Are you or do you know an artist or an organization that would like to participate? Submit your application online now!

2015-2016 DATES

Submission Deadline for Spring 2016 Sculpture Walk Program
February 1, 2016

Installation Downtown Bemidji  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
May 13-14, 2016

Reception Downtown Bemidji 5:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016


$1000 People’s Choice Award decided by public online poll

$500 Critic’s Choice First Place Award chosen by select jury

$250 Critic’s Choice Runner-Up Award chosen by select jury

$300 Honorarium awarded to all 20 jury-selected artist participants each year

$500 Honorarium awarded to participants with 2 or more works accepted in the same program year