National Outdoor Sculpture
Competition & Exhibition
Sculpture artists from across the nation are featured in the annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, a component of the North Charleston Arts Festival. Presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique, eleven month exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures, as well as compete for Exhibition Honorariums and Awards.
The sculptures selected for exhibition are by fourteen artists from nine states. Division I includes ten sculptures that are anchored to a concrete pad or in the grass. Division II includes four sculptures secured to a concrete pedestal.
Sculpture sites are located throughout the picturesque Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston, SC. The park is set on the banks of the beautiful Cooper River. Visitors may enjoy ten acres of walking paths, a performance pavilion, picnic shelter, a fishing pier and boardwalk, an oversized sandbox, and children’s play fountain. The historic site is centered in the Noisette District, the largest urban redevelopment project ever undertaken in the US. North Charleston Riverfront Park is open daily and admission and parking are free.
Click here for photographs, award announcements, artists' statements, juror bio, and info on how to submit your work.
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