25th SculptFest at the Oasis on Lake Travis

May 5 – 7, 2017, Austin, Texas – Hill Country

Call for Entries

Join us in celebrating the Texas Society of Sculptor’s 25th SculptFest! This major invitational show will include approximately 90 sculptors in an outdoor event at the Oasis–the well-known “Sunset Capitol of Texas.”  Application and entry fees will be waived for this celebration, and there will be no commissions on sales.  Admission for visitors will also be FREE!

The Texas Society of Sculptors is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization formed 45 years ago for the purposes of educating the public about sculpture, promoting appreciation of this art form, and showcasing the work of sculptors.  To learn more about TSOS, check out: www.tsos.org

25th SculptFest May 5 – 7, 2017 Schedule:

  • May 5 – Friday: Set-Up 8:00am – 3:00pm (Set-Up time to be scheduled)
  • May 5 – Friday: Patron Party 4:00pm – 6:30pm (*Live Music)
  • May 5 – Friday: 25th SculptFest 6:30pm – 9:30pm (*Sunset at 8:12pm)
  • May 6 – Saturday: 11:00am – 9:30pm (*Open late for post Sunset visitors)
  • May 7 – Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm (*Oasis Restaurant – largest in Texas)

Entry – Deadline December 30, 2016 and Acceptance by January 16, 2017:

Application Preparation:

  1. On a computer, download the Application Form at: www.tsos.org
  2. Open the .pdf Application Form.
  3. Fill out the spaces in blue on the form.
  4. Save the .pdf with file name: “your last name-first name_SculptFest2017”.

Images:

Send one image each of a maximum of four sculptures representing your work.  Here are the image requirements:

  • JPEG (.jpg) format only.
  • 1080 pixels on the longest side
  • 72 pixels/inch resolution.
  • Name format: {your-last-name}-{your-first-name}_{title of sculpture}

    “Smith-Jane_Horse”
    “Smith-Jane_Cowboy”
    etc.

Submit Application and Images:

Submit by email to SculptFest@tsos.org with subject as “SculptFest Application–{your last name}

  • Attach completed Application Form and 4 .jpg images to your email submission.
  • Submitting images grants TSOS permission to use images for public relations and advertising purposes for 25th SculptFest.

Policies and Procedures:

  • Open to sculptors exhibiting in a permanent medium.
  • No application or entry fees for the 25th SculptFest (expect fees in the future).
  • Sculptors handle all sales and sales taxes with their customers.
  • No commissions charged by Texas Society of Sculptors (TSOS).
  • Sculptors provide tents and pedestals or request rentals on the Entry Form.
  • 10 x 10 ft. tent is basic space. Request 10 x 20 or more space if needed.
  • Request space for large sculptures, and fork lift team for assistance with set-up.
  • Set-up time will be scheduled in advance.
  • Electric power will be available.
  • Professional level advertising is planned.

Security:  A Travis County Sheriff Deputy will be on duty guarding the exhibition on Friday and Saturday nights with a squad car parked at the entrance.  A box trailer will be available to secure smaller high value sculptures during the nights.    

Description of Exhibition Space and Venue:

25th SculptFest will be held outdoors in a large cement parking lot at the entrance to the acclaimed Oasis Restaurant.  There is adequate space to display monumental size sculpture adjacent to the tent area.  Valet parking is offered in the multi-story parking garage and ground level parking with golf cart transportation is also available. 

This venue also features the Oasis Texas Brewing Company, various upscale retail stores, and live music performances.  In addition, Deep in the Heart Art Foundry will host live bronze pour demonstrations throughout the event to draw more visitors.  Sculptors are encouraged to demonstrate works-in-process as well.

Celebrating Sunset at the Oasis is a tradition in Austin that dates back to the 1960’s, and it is our goal to build on this time honored event by offering guests the opportunity to experience a wealth of art, culture, and creativity during their visit—and to take a piece of art home with them to treasure that memory.  We hope you can join us.

Contact Person:

Ashley Garza
SculptFest@tsos.org
512-321-7868

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