The Texas Society of Sculptors is now accepting entries to be considered for their thirteenth summer show in the Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit, hosted by the Library with sponsorship from the City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board, showcases more than 60 works of art by Texas artists each year.
2021 EXHIBIT CALENDAR
May 15: Entry Deadline: Saturday, at midnight
June 5: Acceptance Notification
June 19: Show Set Up: Saturday, 9 am to noon
August 15: Artists’ Reception: Sunday, 1:00 pm
September 11: Artists’ Demonstrations: Saturday, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
September 18: Pick Up: Saturday, between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm
Artists who would like to submit their work for consideration should first review the 2021 TSOS Show Call For Entries. The preferred method for submitting an entry is through Submittable. Link to the Submittable entry form here:
Questions about the Texas Society of Sculptors show at the Georgetown Public Library can be directed to Dana Hendrix, Georgetown Public Library, at email@example.com or to Linda Wilde, Texas Society of Sculptors, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photography by Rudy Ximenez
“Lady of Georgetown” by Mya Stoessel was selected by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board for the utility box at the corner of 7th Street and Austin Avenue.
Several pieces of student artwork were submitted for consideration to the Arts and Culture Board by Eastview High School art instructor, Jessica Sobhani, during an open call for artwork submissions for public art in Georgetown. The art students selected and the EVHS Art Department recognize the value of public art to the community and the City of Georgetown, and the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board are honored to add “Lady of Georgetown” and “Colorful Georgetown” to the City public art collection.
In 2017 the City of Georgetown contracted with TXP, Inc., an Austin economic analysis and public policy consulting firm, to conduct an economic impact study over the role of the arts in Georgetown’s economy.
That study was completed and presented to the Georgetown City Council in April 2017. Travis James, Vice President for TXP, authored the study. Travis, who leads TXP’s efforts in economic impact studies, statistical analysis, and strategic planning, worked closely with Georgetown arts & culture leaders and spoke to the public about the study at a February 11 Creative Georgetown event.
A PDF of the final report is available here:
A recording of Travis James’ presentation of the report findings to the City Council can be viewed here:
Updated 2/10/24 This survey has ended. Thanks to all who responded.
The City of Georgetown has contracted TXP, Inc. to analyze the economic impact of the arts in the city. The focus of the study is to document the role of arts and culture in Georgetown’s local economy. This survey is intended to gather primary data on Georgetown’s arts community and will help frame the rest of the study.
If you earn money through art, music, theatre, writing, or other creative efforts in Georgetown, Texas, please follow this link and respond to this brief nine-question survey: Survey of Artists, Musicians, Actors, and Other Georgetown Creatives.
If you have any questions about the survey or the resulting study, please contact:
Eric P. Lashley
City of Georgetown, Library Director
Vice President, TXP