Art Sandy Springs, in partnership with the City of Sandy Springs, is currently accepting entries for its 3rd annual public outdoor sculpture competition, ArtSS in the Open. The competition creates an annually changing outdoor sculpture gallery surrounding the City Green at City Springs. At the end of the exhibition, the City will purchase at least one of the sculptures for permanent placement within the City.
The application deadline for entry is April 26, 2021. There is no entry fee; each artist may submit up to three sculptures for review using this link to CaFE. All entries should be existing works of high artistic quality, must be completed before submission, require minimal maintenance, and be finished with non-hazardous materials. Sculptures must be suitable for outdoor public display, meaning weather-resistant, pedestrian safe, and appropriate for viewers of all ages.
All submitted artwork will go through a juried selection process. Selected sculptures must not exceed a maximum weight of 2,000 pounds. Selected sculptures will be installed in August 2021 around the City Green at City Springs. Each selected artist receives an honorarium of $1,500.
The ArtSS in the Open project was launched in 2005 by Art Sandy Springs and became a collaborative project with the City in 2017 to enrich the quality of life through public art and special arts events. You can view the current exhibit online at //citysprings.com/art.