Memorial Hall Call to Artists

In commissioning these new artworks, the committee seeks to re-imagine the challenge taken up by O'Hanlon in 1934: to depict Kentucky's evolution from a frontier state to modern Commonwealth. Contemporary artists may interpret the complex realities of Kentucky and the United States today.  

We seek works which can engage issues of history, race, identity, culture, and diversity; exemplify a strong concept and skillful use of materials; and contribute to an inclusive educational environment

Budget: The all inclusive project budget is $ 30,000 which includes artist fee, installation costs, materials, and insurance. A detailed contract will be provided by the University of Kentucky prior to beginning the project.

Site and Conditions: The two niches in the Memorial Hall vestibule are 13' h x 8' w and arched at the top. The artwork(s) is to be adhered to the plaster walls (which are on top of masonry).  Artists may work with medium(s) of their choice as long as they are flexible enough to be produced directly on or attached to the walls, and do not require ongoing care and maintenance. 

Memorial Hall is located in central campus at the end of Funkhouser Drive. Built in 1929 as a memorial to those who died in World War I, it is used for numerous academic classes, lectures, and public events.

 

Please upload the following application components. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

 

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Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.