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Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition

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5th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition 

Call for Entries

The City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office is placing a call for entries for the 5th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a two-year outdoor exhibition in Tuscawilla Park located in Ocala, Florida.

The City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office creates opportunities for public art to transform ordinary spaces into destinations. The goal of the Art in City Spaces program is to foster creativity, discovery and thoughtfulness among our citizens and visitors. 

This call is open to artists currently working and residing in the United States with experience designing, fabricating, and installing large outdoor Public Art. Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $2,000 honorarium to cover transportation, installation, and de-installation of the sculpture. Grand total of $24,00 in awards.

The deadline is August 30, 2019.
Resources for Questions:
Ocala Cultural Arts Office

Click here to apply and find more information. 


Explore 10 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)"


2018 - 2019 Sponsors

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City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office