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Thursday, June 17, 2021

City looking for artists to replace Tuscawilla Park public art sculptures

The city is putting out the call to replace the public art sculptures that currently fill Tuscawilla Art Park.

The Ocala Cultural Arts Office is placing the call for entries for the 6th Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. The department is accepting applications from the public through August 30, 2021.

James Futral’s Metal Elephant was one of the public art sculptures that previously called Tuscawilla Park home.

Ten works will be selected for a two-year outdoor exhibition in Tuscawilla Park, which is located at 829 NE Sanchez Avenue. The works will be displayed around the lake and amenities that span the 45-acre space.

The call is open to all artists currently working and residing in the United States with experience designing, fabricating, and installing large outdoor public art.

Symbiosis by Rick Herzog sponsored by David Lisa Midgett Foundation
Symbiosis by Rick Herzog sponsored by David Lisa Midgett Foundation

Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $2,000 honorarium to cover transportation, installation, and de-installation of the sculpture.  Any additional costs are the sole responsibility of the artist.  Honoraria checks will be presented to the artist at the time of installation.

Arabesque by Gus Lina Ocamposilva
Arabesque by Gus Lina Ocamposilva

The ten works for exhibition will be selected by a jury composed of art professionals, arts and culture agency representatives, community representatives and artists.

For more information, visit the Ocala Cultural Arts application page.