Public Sculpture Project

Funding has been provided by the City of Fredericksburg and the Economic Development Authority.

Previous Awardees

Visit the 2017-2018 sculpture page to see the sculptures!

Visit the 2016-2017 sculpture page to see the sculptures!

2018-2019 Application

The Fredericksburg (VA) Arts Commission has selected six locations for display of self-supporting, outdoor public sculpture in 2018-19. Each installation will be in place for eleven months.

Entry Requirements

The invitation is open to artists working independently or in a collaborative group. There is no entry fee. Interested sculptors are encouraged to submit:

  1. A professional resumé and portfolio of three-dimensional works
  2. An artist statement
  3. Digital photos must be submitted in .jpg format with minimum 72 dpi and overall dimensions of 1920 x 1920
  4. A brief statement concerning each work, including medium and dimensions
  5. 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.

Selection Process

After juried review of the submitted materials, six 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 2018 to September 2019.

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.

Schedule

Deadline for entries: July 1, 2018
Finalists notified: August 15, 2018
Sculptures installed: October 2018
Sculptures removed: September 2019

Submissions

Submissions may be mailed electronically or physically. Electronic submissions and requests for information can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Hardcopy submissions may be mailed to the following address:

Fredericksburg Arts Commission
Public Sculpture Project
ATTN: Sonja Wise
408 Canal Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401