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Artist Submissions Sought for New Sculpture at Eric Brown Skate Plaza in Catoctin Park
Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 12, 2018.
Leesburg, VA (August 16, 2018) – The Leesburg Commission on Public Art is seeking design submissions for a skating-themed sculpture to be placed at the entrance to Catoctin Park (141 Catoctin Cir SE). Catoctin Park is in a highly visible location on a major arterial road near downtown Leesburg. The design of the sculpture should be relevant to the Eric Brown Skate Plaza and should complement the park environment, skaters, and other park visitors.
The call is open to all artists and artist teams in the Mid-Atlantic region. Emerging artists and artist teams are encouraged to apply. There is no requirement for previous public art experience. The selected artist or artist team will be responsible for design, production, and complete installation of the artwork, with a total budget not to exceed $10,000. The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts is providing the funding for the sculpture.
Deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, October 12, 2018, and the winning artist or artist team will be notified on Tuesday, December 12, 2018. The fully developed design will be due on January 29, 2019, with sculpture installation expected in spring or early summer 2019.
Submission guidelines and details are available on the Town website at www.leesburgva.gov/publicartnews.
Public Information Officer