Art on the Corner (AOTC) is a year-round outdoor sculpture exhibit displayed in Downtown Grand Junction and is one of the first of its kind in the country. The display is free to the public and includes more than 100 sculptures in a variety of mediums and styles. Established in 1984 by local sculptor, Dave Davis, Art on the Corner has become a cultural icon in Downtown Grand Junction. The program has been recognized and mimicked in communities across the world and is currently celebrating its 33rd year. The collection consists of permanent sculptures and an annual temporary exhibit. Temporary pieces are for sale to the public and can be purchased by calling 970.245.9697.

The 2018 Call for Artists:

The Downtown Grand Junction Art on the Corner is using the online CaFE application and selection process. Each application must be submitted via the CaFE website at and must include:

  • Sculpture information which includes: sculpture title, material, size, (height, width, depth), weight, special installation requirements, value of sculpture, selling price, and an artist’s statement about the piece
  • At least three images per piece taken from different angles

DEADLINE: The application, images and other required materials must be submitted electronically by midnight (MST), Friday, August 17, 2018

The 2018 AOTC Exhibit will be curated by Araan Schmidt. Araan attended Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, where he received his B.F.A. in Sculpture in 2004. In 2005 Araan was awarded a Graduate School Fellowship at the University of Minnesota where he later received his M.F.A. (Sculpture) in 2008. Araan has taught sculpture at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Alfred University, in New York, Binghamton University in New York and is currently an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. Araan has received the Open Studio Artist Fellowship at Franconia Sculpture Park in Franconia, Minnoseta. Araan exhibits nationally and internationally from Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY to Pedvale Open-Air Museum in Sabile, Latvia. Araan is also an active participant in national and international conferences on cast iron art from Sloss National Historic Landmark Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama to the International Conference on Cast Iron Art in Kidewelly, Wales.


  • 1st Place-Best in Show

    "Magical Mycelium" by Joe Burleigh

  • "Music Takes Flight" by Aubin Maestas

  • "Finding the First Note" by Bill Keith

  • "Padre" Chuck Christie

  • 2nd Place-Best in Show

    "Penny" by Gary Hauschulz

  • 3rd Place-Best in Show

    "Hope Again" by Michael Ford Dunton

  • "Stop in the Name of Love" by Janene DiRico-Cable

  • "Bear" by Pokey Park

  • "Cloud Busters" by Maureen Hearty

  • "Family History" by Michael Sharber

  • "El Pastore" by Huberto Maestas

  • "Poseidon's Puppy" by Diane Krane

Photos: 2017/2018 AOTC Temporary Exhibit