WMU News

Sept. 11 memorial sculpture competition announced

Sept. 20, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- The Campus Concerns Committee of the Western Student Association invites artists to submit proposals for a permanent work to be placed on the WMU campus. The competition is open to all artists.

Phil VanderWeg, chair of the Department of Art, and Carol Rhodes, administrative assistant for the Sculpture Tour on the WMU campus, are coordinating the competition, which will be judged by a panel of professional artists and WSA representatives.

According to VanderWeg, the sculpture needs to explicitly address the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and more importantly, how the world has been affected since then. The sculpture will become part of the University's Permanent Art Collection, and the Campus Concerns Committee hopes to have the completed sculpture installed by Sept. 11, 2003.

A budget of $35,000 includes all expenses of the artist.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 24, 2003. Applications should include artist's materials, curriculum vitae and credentials, representative slides, references, specific proposal and projected budget. A maquette is not required, and there is no entry fee.

Submissions should be sent to: Sept. 11 Sculpture Competition, Department of Art, Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008-5213.

For more information, contact Phil VanderWeg at <phil.vanderweg@wmich.edu> or Carol Rhodes at <carol.rhodes@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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