Artists working in the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculpture are invited to submit an application for the second biennial Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition opening on May 24, 2019 and closing on February 14, 2020.  All entries must be submitted online via CaFÉ at There is a $5.00 application fee per sculpture entered. Application deadline is January 15, 2019.

Up to 20 sculptures will be chosen for this juried exhibition and a $1,500 honorarium will be awarded to each artist whose sculpture is selected. First and Second Place winning sculptures will be named, with awards of $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.

PURPOSE. The purpose of this sculpture exhibition is to enhance the quality and excellence of Rosemary Beach through complementing its architectural heritage and natural beauty with outdoor sculpture; and, to contribute to the cultural arts environment in our county and surrounding areas.

ARTIST QUALIFICATIONS. Experienced sculptors are invited to submit their work for consideration. Artists must have documented experience with the design and construction of outdoor sculpture.  

This exhibition is open to all artists who meet these requirements.   

DESIGN PARAMETERS. Locations for sculptures have been selected for the greens, gardens and squares that dot the town that accommodate works of art of various dimensions and presence.  Click here to see examples from the 2017-18 Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition.

In addition to stand-alone sculptures, environmental works/site-specific land art that reconnects the urban environment with nature will be considered. 

Sculptures must adhere to the following design parameters: 

  • Pose no risk of injury to the public (i.e. sharp edges, slip hazards, flammable materials). 
  • Must be able to be semi-permanently fixed/not easily removed from a heavy base. 
  • Sculpture must not require maintenance for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Works must be able to withstand all weather conditions, high temperatures, direct sunlight, humidity + salt. 
  • Sculptures must be guaranteed against defects and deterioration.
  • Works in this public art exhibition may be touched, climbed on, etc. by the public and therefore must be safe, stable and durable. 
  • Sculptures will be viewed in-the-round. 
  • Only original, complete works of art created by the artist.   

TIMELINE. Application deadline is January 15, 2019. Finalists will be notified on or by March 1, 2019. 

Artists will be required to deliver their sculpture to Rosemary Beach and assist in its mounting between May 13  - May 23, 2019.  In exceptional circumstances, sculptures may be shipped to and from Rosemary Beach, FL at the sculptor’s expense.

Sculptors are encouraged to attend the Patron’s Party May 22, a sculptors’ panel discussion May 23, and the opening ceremony on May 24.  Free lodging will be offered for two nights.

DURATION OF EXHIBITION. Opening to the public Memorial Day weekend starting May 24, 2019 and will run through February 14, 2020. 

 VENUES FOR SCULPTURES. There are a variety of sites where sculptures will be displayed. These include several expansive greens where sculptures can be seen from numerous angles and locations. Other sites are located within small parks, gardens or squares nestled within residential areas of the town.  

SELF-GUIDED TOUR. A map and self-guided tour will be developed in conjunction with Otocast once sculptures are selected and the placement locations determined. Each artist will be asked to provide a 3-minute verbal introduction to themselves, art-making processes and the selected sculpture. This accompaniment will be downloadable on smartphones.

TO APPLY. Submit the following materials to CaFÉ at

Only complete applications will be considered. 

  • Artist CV, outlining education, training, exhibition + project history 
  • Artist statement  
  • Title, medium, dimensions + year of work being submitted
  • Low res images (multiple angles) of sculpture
  • Low res images of previous relevant projects, substantiating experience in the construction of outdoor sculpture. Please include title, medium, dimensions + year for each work. 
  • Dimensions (no parameters) 
  • Specification of all materials, accompanied by an explanation of how these materials will withstand environmental elements 
  • Contact details: email, address + phone number 

There is a $5.00 application fee per sculpture entered. Application deadline is January 15, 2019. Finalists will be notified on or by March 1, 2019

ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS. Twelve to twenty sculptures will be selected based on the quality of concept, design and execution, as well as how they meet the project goals, by a committee of local and national experts in the field and local art collectors.  

Only finalists will be notified.  

CONSIGNMENT CONTRACT. A consignment contract will be drafted for each selected sculptor, outlining consignment dates, value, authentication of work, photography/reproduction policies and insurance terms. 

Consignment contracts will also specify whether sculptures are for sale through the Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition or on loan.  

A commission of 30% will be deducted from sculpture sales.  

INSURANCE. Artists reserve the right to insure their loaned works. Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition will issue limited insurance and provide security to limit chances of damage or theft.  

HONORIUM AND AWARDS. All artists whose work is selected for the exhibition will be offered a $1,500 honorarium once his/her sculpture has been delivered and mounted.  In addition, an award of $2,000 will be given to the artist whose sculpture is chosen as the First Place winner, and an award of $1,000 will be given to the artist whose sculpture is chosen as the Second Place winner.

At the end of the exhibition, sculptors are required to remove their work no later than February 28, 2020.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITION. Please visit our 2017-18 Exhibition page to learn about our previous exhibition.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION. Please visit our About page for more information about the 2019-20 Exhibition.