The Fredericksburg (VA) Arts Commission has selected four locations for display of self-supporting, outdoor public sculpture in 2016-17. Each installation will be in place for eleven months.
The invitation is open to artists working independently or in a collaborative group. Interested sculptors are encouraged to submit:
- A professional resumé and portfolio of three-dimensional works;
- An artist statement;
- Digital photos must be submitted in .jpg format with minimum 72 dpi and overall dimensions of 1920 x 1920;
- A brief statement concerning each work, including medium and dimensions;
- All contact information, including telephone numbers, email, mailing address and website.
The materials listed above may be submitted in hard copies or CD’s via post, or via e-mail. Photos and CD’s submitted by post can be returned if they are accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. All photos, including digital files, should be clearly labeled with artist’s name and title of work.
After juried review of the submitted materials, four finalists and one alternate will be invited to participate. Contracts will be executed with the artists and arrangements made for receiving and installing each sculpture. Delivery and pickup of artwork is the artist’s responsibility. The FAC will provide general liability insurance for the project, and the artist may carry his/her own property insurance if he/she deems it necessary. Selected artworks will be displayed from October 2016 to September 2017.
Each artist selected will receive a $2000 honorarium from the FAC.
If works are sold, a 25% commission will be held for future Public Sculpture Project expenses.
Deadline for entries: July 1, 2016
Finalists notified: August 15, 2016
Sculptures installed: October 2016
Sculptures removed: September 2017
Submissions may be mailed electronically or physically. Electronic submissions and requests for information can be sent to PSP@fredarts.com.
Hardcopy submissions may be mailed to the following address:
Fredericksburg Arts Commission
Public Sculpture Project
ATTN: Julie Perry
706 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401