Call for artists: Kellogg Community College seeking outdoor sculptures to display on campus in Battle Creek, Michigan

A collage of the 10 new outdoor sculptures installed on KCC's North Avenue campus over the Summer 2018 semester.

Kellogg Community College is seeking sculptures to install and display at various locations on the College’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek, Michigan, as part of the 4th Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition running through 2024.

Selected artists will be awarded a $750 stipend for general project expenses, funded by the KCC Foundation’s Art on Campus Initiative. Selected sculptures will be on display for public viewing on campus for 24 months, with the possibility open for extended installation or purchase.

Submission guidelines follow. Artists or groups of artists interested in submitting materials for consideration must email supporting materials by the May 1 application deadline to:

Penny Rose
Art Exhibits Director
Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center
Kellogg Community College

Selected sculptors will be notified by mid May, and installation of selected sculptures will take place between June and July 2022. Art will be displayed on campus until removal between May and June 2024.

A photo gallery featuring high-resolution images of the sculptures selected for KCC’s 2nd Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in 2018 is available online at (The 2020 exhibition call-for-entries was canceled due to COVID-19.)

For more information, contact Art Exhibits Director Penny Rose at or 269-565-7961.

Submission Requirements and Selection Process

  • Each artist may submit up to five sculpture entries via digital photographs or detailed concept sketches. Each sculpture may be represented by two different angle or perspective images.
  • Each submission should include artist’s name, contact information, sculpture title, dimensions, media and sale price (if applicable).
  • Sculptures must be weatherproof and designed to withstand outdoor environmental conditions for at least two years. Care and maintenance of exhibited work is the responsibility of the artist.
  • The artists are responsible for the transportation and installation of selected sculptures. Staff from KCC’s Institutional Facilities Department will be available to work with the artists on installation.
  • If applicable, sculpture entries must describe in detail any special installation requirements.
  • Sculptures may be offered for sale during exhibition but must be exhibited at KCC for the full 24 months. Artists are responsible for the handling of sales, and no commission will be charged.
  • Artists are responsible for the removal of all unsold artworks by a prearranged date following exhibition. Art not removed in a timely fashion will be subject to storage or disposal fees.
  • KCC will provide insurance to cover the artwork while exhibited on campus.
  • The KCC Art on Campus committee will review and select entries. All work must have strong visual appeal and complement or highlight the locations to be installed.
  • KCC will provide publicity for each installed work of art. Entry into the exhibition includes permission for KCC to photographically reproduce any of the installed sculptures for publicity and educational purposes.

Sculptural Considerations

KCC’s campus features several courtyard locations appropriate for smaller-scale freestanding or pedestal pieces, and several 6-foot round concrete pads have been poured to accommodate larger sculptures. There may be additional locations which could accommodate larger sculptures without pads depending on installation and anchoring requirements. Photographs of poured concrete locations will be provided upon request.

About the Art on Campus Initiative

The mission of the Kellogg Community College Foundation’s Art on Campus Initiative is to provide art experiences on KCC campuses for students, faculty, staff and the community. The Art on Campus Initiative curates KCC’s permanent art collection, administers the College’s DeVries Lecture Series focused on the arts, and has funded the installation of several sculptures on campus since 2012, including 10 as part of the 2nd Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in 2018 (pictured above). For more information, visit

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