Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

2014 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit ImageThe City of Olathe is currently accepting entries for the 2017 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

2016 Exhibit

The City of Olathe welcomes you to the 2016 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit.

Nine sculptures have been selected and displayed throughout the downtown area of Olathe for a period of one year.

The sculptures are on loan for a stipend amount from artists throughout the country.

Permanent Sculpture Exhibit Sites are also displayed throughout the Olathe community.

The 2016 exhibit is provided for the Olathe community with a budget of $15,000 to cover costs for the juror, stipends for the artists, printed materials, and signage.

Pick up a brochure at Olathe City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe Street.

Contact 913-971-8658 for additional information


2016 Juror

This year's exhibit was juried by Charlotte Matthews

  • Charlotte Matthews currently serves as Director of Healing Arts and Special Events at Truman Medical Centers. TMC’s visual arts program presents a variety of artwork by local, national and international artists in a unique setting. The program simultaneously seeks to educate a diverse audience and create a soothing environment of care for patients, visitors and employees.
  • Prior to working at TMC, Charlotte managed the Byron Cohen Gallery for several years before becoming a partner as the gallery expanded into an online business. Charlotte holds a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies from KU and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Double Major in Illustration/Design and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute.
  • Charlotte has completed a Certificate in Fine Art Appraisal & Connoisseurship from Northwestern University and is working toward membership with the American Society of Appraisers. She has received educational funding through Mid-America Arts Alliance and has consulted for Snapshot Gallery, Plenum Space Gallery and the Lied Center for the Performing Arts.
  • She is a member of Philanthropic Educational Organization, American Alliance of Museums, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and has served as President of Arts Alive.                      
  • Currently, she sits on the City of Olathe’s Public Art Master Plan Committee. As a working artist,  Charlotte accepts commissions for graphic design work, painting and illustration projects.