15th Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Riverfront Park

Entry Deadline: Feb. 25

1001 Everglades Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406


Sculpture artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the fifteenth annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, which opens in conjunction with the 2021 North Charleston Arts Fest. Up to 14 sculptures will be juried into the exhibit and compete for cash prizes totaling up to $19,750.

A $1250 honorarium is given to all artists accepted into the show to assist with transportation, installation, de-installation, and incidental expenses. Once all pieces are installed, the juror will award Best in Show ($1000), Outstanding Merit ($500), and up to three

Honorable Mentions ($250 each). This year’s juror is Daniel T. Beck. Beck is currently the Iron Studio Coordinator at the Penland School of Craft, where he has worked since 2011, facilitating blacksmithing, fabrication, foundry, and sculpture workshops. The application is at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply. An application fee of $35 allows artists to submit up to four entries. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 25, 2020.

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