Rosemary Beach© Sculpture Exhibition is accepting proposals for an outdoor public art project to be shown on their expansive greens, pocket parks and squares of their New Urbanist coastal town. The sculptures are intended to complement the town’s architectural design history. Rosemary Beach© is located on Scenic Highway 30A in the Florida Panhandle between Destin and Panama City Beach. Cash prizes will be offered as the Exhibition takes place May 30 through October 8, 2017. The Rickie Report shares the details here.
Exhibition dates: May 30, 2017 – October 8, 2017.
Application deadline February 1, 2017.
Approximately 10 sculptures will be accepted.
A $1,000 honorarium will be given to each artist whose work is accepted.
Prize money of $2,000 for first place and $1,000 for second place will be awarded.
A $30 application is required.
Experienced sculptors are invited to submit their work for consideration.
Artists must have documented experience with the design and construction of outdoor sculpture.
ROSEMARY BEACH® + NEW URBANISM
New Urbanism, an international, neotraditional design movement, first emerged on the Coastal Highway 30A on the Florida panhandle, on which Rosemary Beach is situated and exists as a quintessential example.
This movement in land planning set out to reform the design of the built environment, and in doing so, emphasizes beauty, aesthetics and creating a sense of place. Its fundamental tenets include a balance with nature and with tradition, as expressed through art, architecture and urban spaces. Embedded in these principles is the aim to communicate cultural values and to promote an environment for cultural production.
New Urbanism is also defined by a belief that walkable towns should be shaped by designated, universal, public outdoor spaces. Integrated with surrounding architecture, these spaces take the form of greens, pocket gardens and squares. It is in these spaces that the stage is set for the Rosemary Beach® Sculpture Exhibition and in which sculptors are invited to show their work.
PURPOSE OF EXHIBITION:
The Rosemary Beach® Sculpture Exhibition sets out to provide a scenic platform for artists working in outdoor sculpture and for public art to be a part of the town’s design history.
It seeks to facilitate a synergistic relationship between sculpture, the town’s iconic architecture and natural spaces, as well as a dialogue between art object and audience.
In a nod to the first architects and planners of New Urbanism, this exhibition aims to make new contributions to the manifestations of their land planning ideology. Here, the goals for an elevated quality of living, by way of aesthetics and artistic commentary, come to fruition in a new way and carve out a renewed place for Rosemary Beach® in New Urbanism’s design tradition.
Rosemary Beach® Sculpture Exhibition is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of the Rosemary Beach® Sculpture Exhibition must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Further information concerning sculptors experience, design parameters for the sculptures, and instructions for application can be found at www.rosemarybeachsculpture.org.
For more details please contact:
Thomas Kramer, Director, Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition
P.O. Box 611321 Rosemary Beach, FL 32461
For application questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSEMARY BEACH is a registered trademark owned by Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC and is used with permission pursuant to a license from Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC.
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