City of Georgetown Sculpture Tour – Call for Entries is Now Open!

2019-2020 City Sculpture Tour

The Call is now open!  The City of Georgetown invites entries for its annual City Sculpture Tour – a juried, year-long outdoor exhibition in Georgetown’s historic Cultural District.

Sculpture Tour applications will be accepted June 1 – August 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 tour. Each sculptor may submit up to three sculptures for consideration. Please provide two or three photographs of each piece, showing different angles. The artist submission form will be live at 12:01 am on June 1, 2019 and will close at 11:59 pm on August 1, 2019.

Sculpture Tour Entry Form

From the applications submitted by the deadline, the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board will select up to 15 2019-20 Sculpture Tour pieces. All applicants will be notified of the board’s decisions in September.

“Matching Pair” by Dan Pogue; 1st place award winner in the 2018-2019 City Sculpture Tour

Sculptures will be installed by appointment in November 2019 and remain on display until October 2020. Delivery is the artist’s responsibility; sculptures will be installed by City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation staff working with the artist.

All sculptures selected for the 2019-2020 Sculpture Tour will receive a cash prize awarded by the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board. Checks will be mailed in December.


“40 Million Years Too Late” by Bob Coffee; 2nd place award winner in 2018-2019 City Sculpture Tour

Awards will include:
$1,500 First Prize (one will be awarded)
$750 Second Prize (one will be awarded)
$500 Honorable Mention (up to 13 will be awarded)

Artists will be required to sign a Sculpture Tour contract, which includes a 25 percent commission to the City on any sculpture sold during the exhibit. Once installed, sculptures are covered for theft or damage by City insurance.

Proposals will be submitted through Submittable.com. Please read the entire call before submitting your proposal.

The proposal form in Submittable will require:

Contact information

Full Name, address, telephone number, e-mail address

Sculpture Description

Title of sculpture
A literal description of the sculpture
Message, meaning, or symbolism of the piece
Materials
Dimensions
Pad Size Requirement
Weight
Price

Images of Sculpture

Proposals must include at least two images of each piece from different angles (upload)
Please submit a separate entry per sculpture

Support materials/Previous work

Proposals should be accompanied by 5 to 10 images of previous work (upload)
An artist statement describing sculpture experience and interest in exhibiting
Resume (upload)

Additional Requirements

The sculpture must be a minimum of 3 feet in height.
The sculpture must be able to withstand pedestrian traffic and touch.
The sculpture design must allow for the piece to be bolted down or weigh enough to be secure.
Artist must be able to deliver and pick up artwork on the timetable listed above.

Proposal deadline: 11:59 P.M. August 1, 2019

If you have any questions about the application or the selection process, please call Amanda Still, Arts and Culture Coordinator, at 512-930-8471 or email amanda.still@georgetown.org.