Logistical Questions

Will the Hearts be delivered to the Artists?
Enlisting additional help and purchasing materials for my heart is going to mean an investment on my part. Will I receive financial assistance for this project?
Will the Artist receive money from the Auction?
Will I receive public recognition for my work?
Is the Artist responsible for maintenance or repairs once the sculpture is purchased at the Auction?
Who is on the panel of judges?
When finished with their Heart, are Artists expected to transport their Heart to the designated site (TBD) in Lincoln?
How does the Project determine the display site for a Heart?

Will the Hearts be delivered to the Artists?
YES. The 6-foot tall Heart sculpture will be delivered to the Artist’s work space, anywhere in Nebraska.

Enlisting additional help and purchasing materials for my heart is going to mean an investment on my part. Will I receive financial assistance for this project?
YES. All Artists whose designs are selected during the jurying process and
are sponsored (the Project Committee will work to find Sponsors for the Artists).Sponsorship is $3000 per sculpture; artists will be given $500 (per design sponsored) to use as they wish for necessary assistance/materials they will need to purchase.

Will the Artist receive money from the Auction?
YES – Artists will receive one-third of the final bid for their Heart(s) when sold at the auction.

Will I receive public recognition for my work?
YES. Each Heart will have a plaque noting the Artist, Title of the sculpture and Sponsor. In addition, Artist identification will be presented in all publicity, such as press releases, a map showing the location of the Hearts and Auction booklet. A book about the Project is also being considered, which would also note the Artist, Title of their design and include an inspiration statement.

Is the Artist responsible for maintenance or repairs once the sculpture is purchased at the Auction?
No. Once the sculpture is purchased at the auction it becomes the owner’s responsibility.

Who is on the panel of judges?

Wally Mason, Director of the Sheldon Museum of Art

Wally Mason earned his MFA from Indiana University.  He was the Director and Chief Curator of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University.  In addition, he has directed Galleries at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, the University of Idaho and the University of Maine.

Robert C. Ripley, FAIA, Nebraska Capitol Administrator, Office of the Capitol Commission

For more than 32 years, Robert C. Ripley’s core job has been to restore and preserve the Nebraska State Capitol, a National Historic Landmark, including the creation of a Legacy Capitol Master Plan that will guide conservation of this national reassure for hundreds of years to come.

When finished with their Heart, are Artists expected to transport their Heart to the designated site (TBD) in Lincoln?
Yes, most Artists are able to take care of this themselves or recruit family and friends for assistance. Assistance questions — call Liz (402) 430-5923

 

How does the Project determine the display site for a Heart?
The Project will put together a list of possible display sites. The Sponsor will look at the list and determine where they would like their Heart to be exhibited, May 1 – mid October, 2017.