Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition

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Explore 10 new sculptures at Tuscawilla Park and the Art Park! 

Pick up a scavenger hunt brochure from the Recreation and Parks Administration Building, 828 NE 8th Ave., and enjoy exploring the new sculptures on exhibit. Bring your completed scavenger hunt to the Appleton Museum to receive FREE admission.

About the Competition

The Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition received 117 entries from across 21 states and Canada. A selection jury comprised of local community and art organization representatives selected ten sculptures to travel to Tuscawilla Park for a 20-month exhibit. The exhibit will have works made of sandstone, concrete, and a variety of metals and mediums. There will also be elements of movement and light in several sculptures with the inclusion solar power and kinetic motion.

2018-2019 Winners

Best In Show - Robustae, John Gamache

Second Place - Job, Claudia Lauster

Honorable Mention - Navigator, Mike Hansel

People's Choice -  Metal Elephant, James Futral

2018-2019 Selected Artists   

Selected Artist
Location Name of Sculpture
Mike Hansel Middletown, RI "Navigator"
Corrina Sephora Atlanta, GA "Trascendence"
John Gamache Ocala, FL "Robustae"
Claudia Lauster Naples, FL "Job"
Keith Bryant Charlotte, NC "Leaf Boats"
Richard Whitehill Earlysville, VA "Waves"
Kevin Lehman Lancaster, PA  "Monoliths: Shine"
Gus & Lina Ocamposilva Clearwater, FL  "Arabesque"
James Futral  Ft. Myers, FL "Metal Elephant"
Darryl Lauster Arlington, TX "United (Monument to John Glenn)"


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