Sculpture Walk: New sculptures being installed through July 15th!

Meredith Sculpture Walk Call to Artists

Time Line

 

   January:

  • Call to Artists - sculpture to be exhibited for one year.

  March:

  • Application period closes March 31st.

  April:

  • Independent jury seated.  Jury selects sculpture works.
  • Notifications emailed to Artist Applicants by April 30th.

  May:

  • Schedule for installation finalized with Artists.
  • Press releases begin.

  June:

  • Sculpture installations throughout Meredith, NH begin June 1st.  Third-party agreement executed among artist, GMP, and landowner outlining the various cross permissions and agreements required to exhibit.  Artist stipend paid upon installation.
  • Plaques installed - individual sculpture, artist, and artist contact information displayed.
  • Brochure with self-guided map available in town kiosks and online.

  July and beyond:

  • Installations continue
  • Docent tours commence.
  • Grand Opening Celebration, "An Evening With The Artists"
  • Seasonal, community, and other events to feature the Meredith Sculpture Walk.
  • Volunteer winter care by high school "Snow Brigade."

 

Questions?  Please contact Bev Lapham, chairman meredithsculpturewalk@metrocast.net

Applications Closed

Sculpture Map

Artist Promotion Past and Present

The annual Meredith Sculpture Walk has enjoyed great success.  Tens of thousands of visitors and residents have taken the Walk.

 

The Meredith Sculpture Walk Committee promotes the exhibit, provides sculpture information, and presents artist contact details by:

 

  • installing an informational plaque at each sculpture
  • distributing 12,000+ printed brochures with walking map.
  • posting online, the map with direct links to each artist.
  • regularly issuing press releases.
  • conducting docent-led guided tours.
  • maintaining an active socialmedia presence.

 

Online, print, and social media coverage is extensive and continues to grow each year.

History

2017 marks the fourth annual Meredith Sculpture Walk.  In 2012, a volunteer committee began planning the first Meredith Sculpture Walk.

Committee Chairman, Bev Lapham, made formal presentations to local town officials, civic groups, and businesses with a very positive response.

Subcommittees formed to strategize and to manage details including site selection, artist communication, jury formation, legal and logistical planning, promotion, community engagement, beautification, installation, and so much more.

A Call to Artists for the first Sculpture Walk went out in January 2014.

Applications arrived from artists throughout the Eastern United States.

25 sculptures were selected through an independent jury process.

Sculpture sites were matched to individual sculpture works to highlight and enhance their beauty.  Installations on Main Street, in the Mill Falls Marketplace, and along Lake Winnipesaukee commenced June 2014 .

The first Grand Opening Gala Celebration, in July 2014, brought artists and the public together.

The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the Meredith Sculpture Walk with their

Civic Project Award.

Universally positive responses to the Meredith Sculpture Walk supported the decision to issue a Call to Artists annually.

The second annual Sculpture Walk commenced in 2015 with 31 new and returning sculptures selected and installed across a larger area of town.

The third annual MSW features 32 works positioned through June 2017.

The fourth annual call to artists closed March 31, 2017 with installations to continue into July

Preserve the Past | Promote the Present | Plan the Future