The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, TN is seeking pieces of leasable outdoor sculpture to be installed for two years in and around Founders Park, downtown Johnson City, TN.


Exhibition Dates: June 2019 – May 2021
Application Deadline (Extended): February 15th, 2019 by 5 p.m.


Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all artists, preferably professional sculptors, who are at least 18 years of age and reside in the United States. City of Johnson City employees and members of the Johnson City Public Art Committee are not eligible to apply.

Sculpture: Seeking original art works that may be functional or nonfunctional, temporary or permanent work in any media suitable for outdoor public space. View attached RFP for sculpture requirements.

Stipend/Awards: Upon the successful installation of selected sculpture the Artist will receive a $2000.00 stipend for the 24-month lease of the piece. Hotel accommodations for a total of 1 night will be provided by the City of Johnson City, Public Works Department, to accepted artists, either for installation and /or the reception.

Installation Dates: May 15th – 30th, 2019


Apply: Interested artists must submit a digital packet at http://jcpublicart.com/call/



Please view attached RFP for complete guidelines and requirements.


Thank you!



Cheyenne Kumbhare | Management Analyst
City of Johnson City - Public Works Department
209 Water St.

P.O. Box 2150
Johnson City, TN 37605
p. 423-975-2706