Calling all artists: Orange County’s Sculpture on the Lawn Exhibition…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From the Orange County Public Information OfficeOrange County Accepting Proposals through August 5thfor its Annual Outdoor Sculpture ExhibitionArtists are invited to submit work for the fourth annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center (201 S. Rosalind Ave.) in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida, where the works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily.Sculpture on the Lawn is open to experienced professional sculptors as well as students and emerging artists who specialize in the design, construction, and installation of outdoor sculptures. Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from October 2018 to September 2019. One of the sculptures will be selected from a student or emerging artist, if suitable.New this year: The theme of “Diversitastic!” has been added to this year’s exhibition. We welcome large-scale sculptures that celebrate diversity in our communities and the interweaving of different backgrounds, cultures, and religions.The “Diversitastic!” theme supports the inaugural FusionFest (, November 24 and 25, 2018, a free, two-day celebration in downtown Orlando, supported by Orange County Government.Deadline: Applications, resumes, images and other materials must be submitted electronically by midnight, Sunday, August 5, 2018, to Criteria: The three main considerations are creativity, site appropriateness, and durability.Artist Responsibilities: Selected artists must transport the artwork to the site on the specified date and install it with minimal assistance, then remove the artwork after the exhibition.Sites and Safety: While artistic quality is very important, works will be reviewed for durability, safety, and appropriateness to the site. Artworks must be structurally sound and able to withstand an outdoor environment in a largely unsupervised area that is not protected from weather or curious viewers. Orlando has a subtropical climate that is hot and humid with intense sun and seasonal heavy rains and hurricane-force winds. Avoiding potential problems such as deteriorating rust and fading should be considered.Installation: Orange County provides 12-by-12-foot concrete pads. Sculptures must be firmly secured to the pads.Selection Panel: Members of the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Public Art Review Board will make the selections.Honorarium: Each artist will be awarded $3,500 as a fee for the annual loan of his or her artwork and to help offset any necessary transportation, installation and housing costs. No other compensation will be provided. A payment of $3,000 will be made upon installation and $500 will be paid upon removal.Insurance: Orange County will insure the artwork up to its stated value or $50,000, whichever is less, for theft or major vandalism. The artist will be responsible for any repairs needed due to fabrication defects or reasonable wear and tear of the object in a public location.Size: There is a 6-foot minimum height preference. The sky is the limit for the maximum height.Sales: Sales of the works will be encouraged and promoted. Any sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artist or designated agent. No commission will be charged. Sculptures must remain on site until September 2019.Applications: Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs uses CaFÉ for its public art selection process. The full application can be found at There is no charge for artists to register with CaFÉ or submit an application.Important notes: Make sure to indicate if you are a student or emerging artist.Images of finished works or conceptual drawings can be submitted. If it is not a finished work, artists need to provide information to assure the Selection Panel of what it will look like and that it will be completed and installed as designed.Timeline:Proposals due: August 5, 2018, midnightNotification of acceptance: August 10, 2018Installation timeframe: October 1 to 12, 2018Sculpture on the Lawn Opening Celebration:October 19, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Sculpture removal: October 1 to 11, 2019Email questions to: [email protected] Or call 407-836-5540.Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness, and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSOrange CountySculpture on the Lawn Previous articleThis just in: Controlled burn today at Kelly ParkNext articleA “Beary” Good Program for Orange County Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. 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ORMC sets job fair

first_img Twitter ORMC Logo Red 2016 By admin – January 31, 2018 Home Local News ORMC sets job fair Fruit Salad to Die ForHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ center_img Twitter 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Previous articleBOYS SOCCER: Permian’s comeback falls short against Lubbock CoronadoNext articleGUEST VIEW: The flu bug — Don’t touch porn stars, celebrities or politicians admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Local News ORMC sets job fair OC employee of the year always learning Odessa Regional Medical CenterOdessa Regional Medical Center has scheduled a job fair from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at ORMC, 515 N. Adams Ave.Job seekers are invited to stop by to learn about current openings. Human Resource managers will conduct on-site interviews with qualified candidates for open positions. Select positions may be eligible for a sign-on bonus.For more information, call 432-582-8705.last_img read more

High Propane Prices Pinching Families

first_imgHoosiers are paying high prices and facing severe shortages for propane. One gallon now costs about $3.90.According to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the prices are down 12 cents over the week but up about $1.59 compared to this time last year.State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) said the shortage is attributed to a variety of reasons including a successful harvest where farmers used propane to dry grain, a colder winter than expected and also propane exports.“Those are the three factors that I believe are leading to us not having enough propane in our area,” Frye explained. “I actually believe there is enough propane, it is just not here. We need to get it transported here and it takes time.”Customers whose tanks are running low and unable to find a supplier can call 800-382-5516 for help.Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) is asking President Obama for assistance.last_img read more

‘Cool Kids’ claim top spot at Otto’s Army campout before Syracuse-Duke game

first_img Published on February 2, 2020 at 8:18 pm Contact Skyler: [email protected] | @skylerriveraa Facebook Twitter Google+ They passed around spicy thai chili and cool ranch Doritos in a small green tent. Kyle Maiorana, Justin Stock, Gabe Khan and Anthony “Tricky” Tricarico were outside of the Carrier Dome’s Gate E on Friday night. They had secured a first-place spot for the Otto’s Army campout.A wait that had started the night before ended in guaranteed first-row seats for the Duke men’s basketball game on Saturday. Otto’s Army set a slew of obstacles for campers to tackle in order to be awarded their prized seats. The first step: check-in at the women’s basketball game Thursday night.The four freshmen at SU joined approximately 40 other students in what has become an annual campout before the Duke game. The temperatures hovered around the 20s and spots in line were threatened if campers missed a check-in, but four hours prior to tip-off in Syracuse’s 97-88 loss to Duke, the group filed into the Dome.“This is our biggest event of the year,” said Jonathan Danilich, a member of the Otto’s Army executive board. “We work really hard for it.”Maiorana, Stock, Khan and Tricarico, the self-proclaimed “Cool Kids,” grabbed dinner at Sadler Dining Hall on Thursday before their days-long wait. They arrived outside of the Dome at 6 p.m., and wrote their names at the top of Otto’s Army’s list. It was resilience that earned them first place for the campout, but that didn’t come without competition. When the temperature neared the 20s they debated waiting inside an ESF building, but their gut told them no. Others had already started to arrive.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Five minutes later and we would’ve been second,” Khan said.Skyler Rivera | Contributing WriterTwenty-four hours later, the group set up their small green tent, provided by Khan’s mom, in front of the Barnes Center at the Arch. They were handed laminated orange cards labeled 004, representing their spot in line, first among students — the opening three spots were reserved for the Otto’s Army executive board.Inside the tent, an air mattress covered in a striped sheet lay beside a lantern and multiple Coca-Cola bottles. With 26 hours until tip-off, the group passed time by playing poker with an electronic-chip app. Their RA from Shaw Hall, Mario Garcia, sat on a folding chair outside the tent as Dorito crumbs fell on the mattress, the same one all four squeezed onto later that night.Khan and Tricarico are Syracuse natives, born and raised Orange fans. Maiorana and Stock are Ohio natives but befriended the other boys and quickly became SU fans. The group, all freshman engineering majors, laughed about their first-year dorm shenanigans and discussed plans for Super Bowl Sunday.One hour into the campout, Otto’s Army leaders called for a roll call and campers filed out of their tents to check-in. If campers missed a check-in, they’d lose their spot in line.More arrived over time, and by 10 p.m. Friday, there were around ten tents pitched and over 40 campers. Country music blasted from one tent, Syracuse flags flew from another, and an hour-long cornhole game commenced. Meanwhile, the “Cool Kids” continued their poker game.Campers and casual fanatics could continue to check in with Otto’s Army until 10 a.m. on Saturday. At noon, Maiorana, Stock, Khan and Tricarico packed up their green tent and headed back to Shaw to clean up for the game. At 3:30 p.m., they met at Gate F to check-in for the final time, a reward for their nearly two days of hard work.“It’s all about the experience,” Tricarico said. “It’s about doing stuff you usually can’t do.”As the clock struck 4 p.m., the campout groups were ushered into the Dome and the “Cool Kids” led the pack. They claimed their hard-earned front row seats and settled in for pregame warmups.The Syracuse-Duke game’s announced crowd of 31,458 people was the largest on-campus crowd this season, and the boys from the green tent had some of the best seats. During the game, they won an in-stadium prize — all four boys won $30 Carrabba’s Italian Grill gift cards for a random seat-of-the-game.It wasn’t about the gift cards or even the game’s outcome. It was about the experience. Commentslast_img read more