Public Sculpture Call: (Due. June 7)

2019-2020 Application

The Fredericksburg (VA) Sculpture Project has selected six locations for display of large-scale, free-standing outdoor sculpture from October 2019 to September 2020.

Entry Requirements

The invitation is open to artists working independently or in a collaborative group. A maximum of three works can be entered per artist or group. There is no entry fee. Ideally, work will fit on our precast 5ft x 5ft concrete pads, or be anchored directly to the ground. Interested sculptors are encouraged to submit:

  1. A professional resumé and portfolio of three-dimensional works

  2. An artist statement

  3. Digital photos must be submitted in .jpg format with minimum 72 dpi and overall dimensions of 1920px x 1920px

  4. A brief statement concerning each work, including medium, dimensions, and weight

  5. All contact information, including telephone numbers, email, mailing address and website

The materials listed above may be submitted in hard copies or CD’s via post, or via e-mail. Photos and CD’s submitted by post can be returned if they are accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. All photos, including digital files, should be clearly labeled with artist’s name and title of work. All email correspondence must include the submitter's name and "PSP" in the subject line.

Selection Process

After juried review of the submitted materials, six finalists and one alternate will be invited to participate. Contracts will be executed with the artists and arrangements made for receiving and installing each sculpture. Delivery and pickup of artwork is the artist's responsibility. The FAC will provide general liability insurance for the project, and the artist may carry his/her own property insurance if he/she deems it necessary. Selected artworks will be displayed from October 2019 to September 2020.

Each artist selected will receive a $2,000 honorarium from the FAC.

If works are sold during the contract period, a 25% commission will be held for future Public Sculpture Project expenses.


Deadline for entries:June 7, 2019Finalists notified:August 1, 2019Sculptures installed:October 2019Sculptures removed:September 2020


Submissions may be mailed electronically or in hard copy. Electronic submissions and requests for information can be sent to submissions must include the submitter's name and "PSP" in the subject line.

Hardcopy submissions may be mailed to the following address:

Fredericksburg Arts Commission
Public Sculpture Project
ATTN: Kim Herbert
408 Canal Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401


Interested sculptors can download a sample contract here

Previous Awardees

Visit the 2018-2019 sculpture page to see the sculptures!

Visit the 2017-2018 sculpture page to see the sculptures!

Visit the 2016-2017 sculpture page to see the sculptures!

Jamie Earnest