2018 Public Sculpture Exhibition: The Search Continues

(Penticton BC, March 6, 2018) The City of Penticton Arts, Creative and Cultural Innovation Committee is thrilled to continue the successful Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition into its second year. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2018 Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition Front Street Roundabout location. This is a second call for applications with requirements specific to the space and location. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2018. A jury made up of members of the Committee and community representatives will review submissions and select one sculpture to be included in the Exhibit.

“I dream of living in a Penticton where public art creates an increasing sense of place.  Where public art is part of our lived experience when we walk, ride or drive.  Where public art marks us as an ambitious, aspirant and generous society”, said Robin Robertson, Chair of the Arts, Creative and Cultural Innovation Committee and Chair of the Penticton Sculpture sub-committee. “Along with the City of Penticton I invite sculptors to help us reimagine a traffic roundabout where streets become repositories for art and beauty."

Created in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. The 2018 Exhibit will include six sculptures in total. Five sculptures have been selected for locations along the Okanagan Lake waterfront and downtown areas. The sixth sculpture will be displayed in the Front Street roundabout. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton for one year for public enjoyment.

All information is now available on Penticton.ca. Anyone who is interested in being a part of this program for 2018 can apply at www.penticton.ca/sculptures or send inquiries to committees@penticton.ca or 250-490-2406.

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Contacts:

Kelsey Johnson

Recreation Coordinator

City of Penticton

250-490-2441

 

Robin Robertson

Chair of the Arts

Creative and Cultural Innovations Committee & Chair of the Penticton Sculpture Sub-Committee
250-486-2600