Open Imagination
 August 30, 2023
7th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition

The City of Ocala is excited to announce a Call for Entries for the Seventh Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. This competition is open to artists currently working and residing in the North America with experience in large outdoor Public Art. Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $2,000 honorarium. Merit Juror, Jade Powers, Curator of Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum of Art, will select Best of Show, Second Place, and Honorable Mention. Selection in these categories will include a cash reward. All work must meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration: •Be able to withstand a high traffic, public, family park environment for a period of two years, while taking into consideration the safety of the audience and other outdoor elements. •Be capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions common to the state of Florida (high humidity, high temperatures, heavy rain, frequent thunderstorms, high winds, etc.) •Be maintenance free for the duration of the two-year exhibition. •Work must have been completed within the last five years (2018 or after.) •Be built in a manner to allow fastening to a concrete pad with anchor bolts measuring 5/8” (unless an optional anchoring system is provided by the artist and approved by the City prior to installation.) •Work may not have been previously displayed within Marion County, Florida, or entered into this competition. •Work already completed or will be 3 months before installation.

 Honorarium: $2,000; Best in Show: $2,000; 2nd Place: $1,000; Honorable Mention: $500; People's Choice: $500.