Juried outdoor ECO-Sculpture deadline is Monday

The Maryville Arts Coalition, a partner with Earth Round Up, is presenting the 2nd Annual Juried Outdoor ECO-Sculpture Exhibition and Competition.

Deadline is midnight on Monday, March 15, to enter. A non-refundable entry fee of $25 for up to three works may be submitted per artist. Only one entry per artist. Group collaborative projects are considered one work.

The eco-sculpture event was a great success last year and is designed to celebrate Earth Day and to help raise environmental awareness within the community through large-scale environmental installations and sculpture created out of recycled materials.

The exhibit is open to all artists 18 years or older residing in the U.S. All artwork in 3D media completed in the past 2 year are eligible. Artist may submit up to three sculptures per entry.

Artwork must maintain the theme of “Earth Awareness” and be created with earthen or recycled materials. Work must also be suitable for outside installation in a public park. Work must be structurally sound, free standing and able to withstand elements for 4 weeks. There also must be no permanent impact to the environment upon removal. Safety of public audience will weigh heavily in the jurying process.

Sculpture entries will be judged by digital images only. All work must be submitted in JPEG through email or on CD and should not exceed 300 dpi. Entries should include completed application form, JPEG images, non-refundable deposit (required), and artist statement (optional).

Send entries to: Maryville Arts Coalition, 1417 Monroe Ave. Maryville, TN 37804

Upon selection, artists will be responsible for the installation and the removal of artwork in designated location within Greenbelt Park at the specified times. While every precaution will be taken to protect the artwork, this is a public art exhibit. Maryville Arts Coalition, any partner entities, volunteers and the City of Maryville will not be responsible for injury, damage or loss to any artist, his or her agents and assistants, or any damage to entry.

Prize awards include Best of Show Purchase Award - $2000; 2nd Place - $750; 3rd Place - $500; and four Awards of Merit of $125 Jerry’s Art O Rama Gift Certificates.

For more information, go to www.maryvilleartwalk.com.

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