Ocala seeks sculpture contest competitors
Navigator, an aluminum statue by Mike Hansel, is shown at Tuscawilla Art Park in Ocala, Fla. on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.
The City of Ocala has announced a call for entries for the sixth biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition.
The competition is open to artists currently working and residing in the United States with experience in designing, fabricating and installing large outdoor public art. Ten works will be selected for a two-year exhibition in Tuscawilla Park and Tuscawilla Art Park. Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $2,000 honorarium.
Merit Juror, Dr. Rangsook Yoon, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Baker Museum of Artis-Naples, will select Best of Show, second place and honorable mention. Selection in those categories will reap and additional cash reward.
The ten jury-selected sculptures will be installed Jan. 3-14, 2022 and will be on display through January 2024.
For guidelines and information on how to enter the competition, visit ocalafl.org/sculpture. Deadline for entries is Aug. 3. For information contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office at 352-629-8447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.