Call for 2019 Sculptors

Deadline for entries is
November 15, 2018.  

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, in Olde Towne Portsmouth, seeks proposals for outdoor sculptures to display within an enclosed historic courtyard. The sculptures will be on display from April 6 – October 14, 2019.  

Awards include Juror’s Choice at $1,500, Seawall Award at $1,000, Brancusi Innovation Award at $500, and People’s Choice at $500. Travel stipends are provided to all selected artists for installation and removal.

Deadline for entries is November 15, 2018.  To apply, download the prospectus here and return by the deadline to Sculpture Committee, 521 Middle Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Winter Wonderland:
The Coleman Collection

November 23 – December 31, 2018

Coleman Collection

November 23-25, 2018
Friday & Saturday:9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

November 23 – December 31, 2018
Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate the season with Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection, a holiday classic for generations of Hampton Roads visitors and residents. Opening weekend brings crafts, activities, pony rides, face painting and much more.

As Above, So Below

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
March 1 – June 23, 2019

Opening Reception:
Friday, March 1, 5 – 8 pm

This multi-media art exhibit explores the flora and organic structures that thrive underwater and flourish from the earth. Expect extraordinary light installations, ceramics, glass, photographs, fine art prints and paintings by contemporary artists from across the region and beyond.

Our Living Past:
A Platinum Portrait of Music Maker

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
March 16 – June 8, 2019

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 5, 5 – 8 pm

For 35 years, photographer Tim Duffy, founder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation has forged a unique vision researching and immortalizing Southern musicians and the world in which they live.  This compelling collection of images was made with wet-plate collodion photography and printed with the platinum/palladium process. Video performances, artwork, and artifacts complement the exhibit.  

Music Maker Relief Foundation partners with Southern musicians to keep our cultural heritage alive.  For 2019, the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center partners with Virginia Arts Festival to bring the 2019 Music Maker Blues Revue bringing talented musicians to Portsmouth and Hampton Roads region on Thursday, May 2, 2019.  Featured musicians include Pat Mother Blues Cohen, Cool John Ferguson, the Branchettes and backup band.  





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The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, housed in the 1846 Courthouse, is devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences in the arts through rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances.

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