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2014 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

The 2014 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition was juried by the Public Art Committee that consisted of two local artists and representatives from the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Old Town Cape, the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Cape Girardeau. By hosting the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition on Broadway, the Public Art Committee hopes to increase the number of arts-related activities within the region and provide an additional revitalization strategy for Old Town Cape.

Download the Official Brochure, including information about the exhibit, about the artists, and a map of sculpture locations:    
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people's choice award

                                                                                                                                                        photo from 573 magazine

The Public Art Committee is excited to announce that Ben Pierce is the recipient of the “People’s Choice Award” for the 2014 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition on Broadway. Pierce’s piece “Lineage” received the most votes during an open poll spanning two months on the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri’s website.

Pierce is a Cape Girardeau native who has shown his work nationally. His resume includes outdoor sculpture exhibits in Tennessee, Kansas and Indiana. Pierce, a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, says the piece “Lineage” was the pioneer sculpture in a series by the same title.

Through this series, Pierce explored his family’s history, and showcased the skills and trade that have come to define his family. The inclusion of brick within Pierce’s sculpture is more than a design decision. Pierce states, “it relates to my family background, but also the linear and geometric qualities accentuate my personal design aesthetic.”

sculptures & artists

Listed below are the artists represented in the 2014 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on Broadway. Please click the artist name for more information about the artist and sculpture.

Andy Arvanetes – "Home Spun" - Chicago, Illinois

Mike Baur – "Immigrants" - West Chicago, Illinois

Beth Nybeck – "Splintering" - Kansas City, Missouri

Dan Perry – "Quill" - Waterloo, Iowa

Ben Pierce – "Lineage" - Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Stephanie Sailer – "Nature's Quintet" - Swisher, Iowa

Chris Wubbena – "Victoria" - Jackson, Missouri

purchase artwork
Are you considering purchasing one of the sculptures on exhibit? Our downloadable 2014 Sculpture Price List makes all of the dimensions, weight, and pricing information available for each sculpture. A 10% Commission will be taken from all sales, and will go towards future exhibits and acquisition of public art. For all sales inquires, please contact the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri by calling (573) 334-9233 or via email.

about the juror 

Tom Stancliffe

Tom Stancliffe, originally from the Chicago area, is a sculptor who now lives and maintains a large studio in rural New Hartford, Iowa.  In the early 1990’s he shifted the scale and venues for his work from galleries and museums to outdoor public spaces.  He is best known for his large scale sculptures of bronze or stainless steel that find expression in both the historical and environmental context of a given site.  He has completed over twenty commissioned works for public art collections throughout Iowa and across the nation.  He is a Professor of Art at the University of Northern Iowa and serves on multiple civic Public Art Committees.


 573 Magazine
 "Art on Broadway" (Article & Video)
 Cape City Chronicle
 "Public Art Coming to Cape" (Video)
 KFVS 12
"Cape Girardeau Announces Inaugural Outdoor sculpture Exhibition"
"Outdoor Sculptures on Display in Downtown Cape Girardeau"
 Sculptures Sprout Along Broadway for Public Art Exhibition
 Missouri Arts Council
 "10 Arts Adventures to Explore This Summer"
 Southeast Missourian
Walking Tour Set for Broadway Sculptures
City Art Panel Plans Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Editorial: Cape Girardeau to host public art along Broadway
New Sculptures Dedicated on Broadway
 The Walking Tourists
 "Cape Girardeau Welcomes Sculpture Walk to Downtown Attractions"

project overview

The inclusion of more art in public spaces around Cape Girardeau began as an initiative in 2012. A Public Art Committee consisting of two local artists and representatives from the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Old Town Cape, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Cape Girardeau developed a public art policy, giving a framework to managing and increasing public art in Cape Girardeau.

Mr. Tom Stancliffe led the Public Art Committee in the jurying process. Stancliffe has exceptional experience in creating sculptures, jurying exhibitions, and assisting communities in arts development strategies.Upon City Council approval of the policy, the effort to host an outdoor sculpture exhibition began, culminating in the exhibition that today graces Broadway.

View the 2014-2015 Cape Sculpture Prospectus