A Call for Artists in Portsmouth

Support Portsmouth Public Art is partnering with Virginia Tourism to create the newest LOVE sculpture in Virginia.

DESIGN: Create a LOVE sculpture. Each piece of the sculpture may be no larger than 4’x8’ on an installable base and at least 12” deep. The artwork shall be designed to reflect the City of Portsmouth, promote family-friendly vacation experiences in Portsmouth, and include the Virginia is for Lovers logo.

INSTALLATION: To be on Crawford Parkway on the waterfront in an area that receives strong winds and occasional floodwater. Must be constructed of suitable (long lasting) materials and be maintenance free.

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PLEASE INCLUDE: Name, address, phone number, email address, sketch of design, materials to be used, dimensions of proposed work, budget for project, delivery, and installation (not to exceed $10,000), and photographs or digital images that represent artist’s work and an artist’s bio.

DEADLINE: Non-returnable designs must be submitted by November 20, 2015.
Please mail to 1715 Bradford Terrace, Portsmouth VA 23704; email to bvart@verizon.net; or drop off at the new location of Skipjack Nautical Wares, 620 High Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth.

Completion and installation by May 1, 2016.

Please see existing examples at www.virginia.org