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Monday, 21 September 2009 07:31

UPDATE 6/28/13:

The Warrensburg Arts Commission has chosen the attached as the preliminary design for this project, dependent upon installation costs, etc.  Requests For Proposals have been mailed to several concrete design companies.  Anyone interested in submitting a proposal can email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it






On behalf of a public art initiative for the city of Warrensburg, Missouri, the Warrensburg Arts Commission (WAC) seeks a two-dimensional design for a 10-foot diameter etched concrete circle that will be permanently installed in the sidewalk on Pine Street in historic downtown Warrensburg.



During the last ten years, almost one million dollars has been invested to improve the aesthetics and infrastructure in Warrensburg’s downtown district.  Improvements include the street surfaces; new 8’ wide concrete sidewalks with 2’ wide brick pavers on the outside edge of the sidewalks; and upgraded electrical, sewer, storm water, landscaping, signage, water, gas, cable, and phone services.


In the center of the Arts and Entertainment District of Pine Street in downtown Warrensburg, a 10-foot diameter concrete circle will be laid in the sidewalk on the north side of Pine Street.  A professional concrete etching company will reproduce the winning design on the circle.  Please see the architectural rendering of the site on our Facebook page.



There is no pre-determined theme for artwork, but WAC suggests that the content reflect the vibrancy of downtown, the beauty of the region, and the energy of the Arts and Entertainment District. Whether your design is abstract or representational, we encourage you to create a design unaccompanied by a dog, bomber, or mule.  Please see a selection of example images on our Facebook page (



An honorarium of $500 will be awarded for the chosen design.  WAC and the City of Warrensburg shall also have the option of making no selection.  In this event, a new selection process may be initiated or the project abandoned.  The award funds are made available through the WAC and the City of Warrensburg.


The design for the circle becomes property of the City of Warrensburg. The artist shall retain copyright to the work and will grant WAC and the City of Warrensburg a license to display the work and create and distribute reproductions of the work, including digital and photographic images for archival and promotional purposes.


This is an open competition for non-professional and professional artists. There is no entry fee to submit your work.  A team of artists is welcome to apply, and multiple applications are allowed.  The Warrensburg Arts Commission and the City of Warrensburg selected design will be based on creativity, appropriateness, and practicality for implementation.


Email: Submissions may be emailed with a maximum of 3 entries per artist.  Emailed submissions must be in JPEG format and less than 1.5 Megabytes each.  To submit entries via email, compose a message with the subject: “WAC Circle Entry.”  In the body of the email, type your name, mailing address, and telephone number.  Attach up to three images, with each attachment titled with your last name, first name and the entry number.  Example: “SmithLaura1.”

Email entries to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mail:   Mailed design submissions should be on paper no larger than 16 x 20 inches.

Mailed entries should be sent to:

Warrensburg Arts Commission

102-A South Holden

Warrensburg, MO 64093

Alternate Methods as may be mutually agreed and announced.


The deadline for submitting applications is April 5, 2013.  Mailed submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on April 5.  Emailed submissions must be received by midnight (Central Time) on April 5.


An artist statement/description to explain the intent for the design may be submitted, but it is not a requirement.



Questions about the project may be directed to the Warrensburg Arts Commission via e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Applications due: April 5, 2013

Notification of selected design by June 1, 2013

Implementation: Summer 2013


Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2013 08:23

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