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"SPECTRUM OF CREATIVITY" 2021 STUDENT AND EMERGING ARTIST COMPETITION

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The City of Ocala and the Magnolia Art Xchange invite artists with up to 10 years’ experience to submit entries for the "Spectrum of Creativity" 2021 Student and Emerging Artist Competition, which will take place Friday, April 9 through Wednesday, July 7 at City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave.

Artists will compete in three divisions according to their respective years of experience: high school students, 1 - 5 years’ active experience, and 6 - 10 years’ active experience. All entries must have been completed within the last two years. Early entries will be given priority placement within the gallery and the juror will award winners in each division, as well as Best of Show. Awards will be presented at a reception taking place Wednesday, April 21 at City Hall.

Prize summary: 
Win up to $2000 in awards.
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The prizes for this competition include more than $2,000 in awards, including scholarships to the College of Central Florida (High School Division), a feature in Ocala Magazine (Best of Show), a professional artwork scan (first place in each division and Best of Show), an annual membership to the Appleton Museum of Art and Marion Cultural Alliance, and a registration fee waiver for the 2021-22 season of First Friday Art Walk (Best of Show).

Deadline: 
03/31/2021

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6th Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition

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The City of Ocala announces a Call for Entries for the Sixth Biennial Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Ten works will be selected for a two-year outdoor exhibition in Tuscawilla and Tuscawilla Art Park. This competition is open to artists currently working and residing in the United States with experience in designing, fabricating, and installing large outdoor Public Art. Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $2,000 honorarium. Merit Juror, Dr. Rangsook Yoon, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Baker Museum of Artis-Naples, will select Best of Show, Second Place, and Honorable Mention. Selection in these categories will include a cash award.

The ten jury-selected sculptures will be installed between January 3 – 14, 2022 at Tuscawilla and Tuscawilla Art Park and will be on display until January 2024. The Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition is accompanied by a scavenger hunt, catalogue, an online and mobile device tour as well as coverage in other media outlets. The public is invited to attend two events to welcome the sculptures to Ocala.  BOBA (Beginning of Bolted Art), a ticketed VIP breakfast and Q&A with selected artists and juror, will take place on Saturday, February 19, 2022 followed by the Tuscawilla Sculpture Stroll, a free community event.  Bring the whole family to enjoy tours, live entertainment, free art activities and vote for your favorite sculpture to win the People’s Choice Award. 

The City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office creates opportunities for public art to transform ordinary spaces into destinations. The goal of our Public Art Program is to foster creativity, discovery and thoughtfulness among our citizens and visitors. The selected works will be on exhibit in Tuscawilla and Tuscawilla Art Park, considered the “crown jewel” of Ocala’s parks, the 45-acre green space is an extension of the downtown and the adjacent Tuscawilla Art Park, hosting arts events throughout the year.

 

Prize summary: 
Grand Total in Prizes $24,000
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Best in Show: $2,000

2nd Place: $1,000

Honorable Mention: $500

People’s Choice: $500

10 Honorariums at $2,000

Grand Total $24,000

Deadline: 
08/30/2021

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25.00
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