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City to issue call for Sculpture Tour submissions May 1

The City of Georgetown will accept applications for its annual outdoor Sculpture Tour beginning on May 1, 2017. Nine works of art will be selected, and sculptors will receive a $500 honorarium no honoraria will be paid; instead, all nine sculptures selected for this year’s Sculpture Tour will receive a cash prize ranging from $500 (Honorable Mention) to $1,500 (First Prize). Sculpture Tour pieces will be publicized on the City’s Arts & Culture website at arts.georgetown.org/art/sculpture-tour, on City social media, in the City Reporter that goes out to all utility customers as well as City e-newsletters and more. Press releases will be sent to all local media, as well.

The deadline for applications to the Sculpture Tour will be Sept. 1, and artists will be notified of final decisions by Sept. 30. Sculptures are to be installed in early November 2017 and remain on display through October 2018.

The Sculpture Tour was begun in 2009 by Georgetown sculptor Dar Richardson working with Georgetown Public Library Director Eric Lashley, and it was conceived as an invitational exhibit. Many thanks are due to Dar for his years of invaluable service on the City Arts & Culture Board and with the Sculpture Tour. Dar has asked the City to take the Sculpture Tour selection process over. Beginning with the 2017 Sculpture Tour, City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board members will review applications and make recommendations to City staff for each year’s selections.

Full details and application information are now available at arts.georgetown.org/sculpture-tour-application. Questions can be directed to Dana Hendrix, Fine Arts Librarian at the Georgetown Public Library, at dana.hendrix@georgetown.org or 512-930-3624.