Call for Original Artwork / Sculpture

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

Neuro Intensive Care Unit: Brain Sculpture Ideation

About OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital (RMH):

We are the largest hospital in central Ohio.  We have close to 900 inpatient beds. Our campus is over 2.5 million square feet.  We have a workforce of 7,000 associates, and thousands of visitors each day. OhioHealth has been ranked in the top 100 places to work by Forbes magazine for 12 straight years.

Riverside Methodist Hospital, viewed from the outside

About the Sculpture

RMH will commission an artist to create an original sculpture based on the human brain.  This sculpture will be prominently displayed in the lobby area of one of our most critical inpatient units in the new silver tower of Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The artist should consider a design that considers life through the lens of a person who had a stroke and the experiences endured. The design should be colorful, inspirational, and uplifting.

Riverside’s Neurology program is recognized as one of the best in the country; a cutting edge program with innovative care.  Artists who submit proposals should consider these same qualities.

The art should be able sit on a stand, encased in a protective glass cube. Approximate size of the art, within the case, is no more than 36” X 36”. The choice of construction materials are up to the artist, we want to piece to be three dimensional to reflect the complexities of the human brain.

This is an exciting opportunity for an artist to have their work seen by hundreds of visitors each day. The art will be accompanied by a plaque crediting the artist and describing the inspiration behind the piece.


Budget, Inclusive: $5,000-$8,000


To Apply

Send an electronic or paper package with the following information:

  • Description of your vision for the art
  • Expected timeline for completion – ideally completed by end of summer 2018.
  • Budget detail
  • Resume / List of work experience
  • Artist Statement / Biography
  • Work samples – 6-12 individual images, or a website/electronic presence


E-mail or Mail Package to

Brian Stepien

3535 Olentangy River Road

Columbus, Ohio    43214


Allison Kuhn

3535 Olentangy River Road

Columbus, Ohio    43214


Some Artists may be asked to meet with the hospital team prior to final selection.

Thank you for your interest in this important collaboration.  We look forward to seeing your ideas.

Application Deadline = Friday, July 27, 2018 at 5:00pm.