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Call to Artists for Sculpture on the Lawn 2022
7th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
Accepting Proposals through May 10, 2021
Orange County, Fla. – Artists are invited to submit work – existing or conceptual – for the 7th annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center (201 S. Rosalind Ave.) in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida, where the works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily.
Sculpture on the Lawn is open to experienced professional sculptors as well as students and emerging artists who specialize in the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculptures. Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from January 2022 to January 2023. One of the sculptures will be selected from a student or emerging artist, if suitable.
DEADLINE: Monday, May 10, 2021. Applications, resumes, images and other materials must be submitted by midnight through the CaFÉ online service. Submit an application.
Selection Criteria: The three main considerations are creativity, site appropriateness and durability. Images of finished works and conceptual drawings can be submitted. If the proposed project is not a finished work, artists need to provide information to assure the Selection Panel of what it will look like and that it will be completed and installed as designed by January 2022 as well as examples of past work.
Artist Responsibilities: Selected artists must send the weight of sculpture, specific installation instructions, in order to coordinate with installation crew and Orange County Staff. Artist is responsible for transporting the artwork to the site on the specified date. If artwork is being imported to the United States, the artist’s shipping/customs agent must be both the verified exporter and importer for receiving.
Sites and Safety: While artistic quality is very important, works will be reviewed for durability, safety and appropriateness to the site. Artworks must be structurally sound and able to withstand an outdoor environment in a largely unsupervised area that is not protected from weather or curious viewers. Orlando has a subtropical climate that is hot and humid with intense sun and seasonal heavy rains and hurricane-force winds. Avoiding potential problems such as deteriorating rust and fading should be considered.
Installation: Orange County provides 12-by-12-foot concrete pads. Sculptures must be firmly secured to the pads.
Selection Panel: Members of the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Public Art Review Board will make the selections.
Honorarium: Each artist will be awarded $3,500 as a fee for the annual loan of his or her artwork and to help offset any necessary transportation, installation and housing costs. No other compensation will be provided. A payment of $3,000 will be made upon installation and processing of required paperwork, and $500 will be paid upon removal and processing of required paperwork.
Insurance: Orange County will insure the artwork up to its stated value or $50,000, whichever is less, for theft or major vandalism once installed. The artist will be responsible for any repairs needed due to fabrication defects or reasonable wear and tear of the object in a public location.
Size: There is a 6-foot minimum height preference. The sky is the limit for the maximum height.
Sales: Sales of the works are encouraged. Any sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artist or designated agent. No commission will be charged. Sculptures must remain on site until January 2023.
Applications: Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs is using CaFÉ for this public art selection process. The full application can be found at www.callforentry.org. There is no charge for artists to register with CaFÉ or to apply.
- Indicate if the work is existing or conceptual.
- Indicate if you are a student or emerging artist.
- A minimum of 1 image is required, and the maximum is 6. Images of finished works or conceptual drawings can be submitted. If it is not a finished work, provide additional information to assure the Selection Panel of what it will look like and that it will be completed and installed as designed.
- Clearly mark “conceptual” or “example” images.
- Remove artist names and watermarks from images.
- Proposals due: Monday, May 10, 2021 (midnight MT)
- Notification of acceptance: On or before May 31, 2021
- Installation time frame: January 2022
- Sculpture on the Lawn Opening Celebration: February 2022
- Sculpture removal: January 2022
For further information, contact Dawn Knight, Public Art Coordinator, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs at Dawn.Knight@ocfl.net, 407-836-5540.
About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.