2021 Outdoor
Sculpture Award Winners

Compare your votes to see how your votes match up to the juror and visitors who cast ballots for the People’s Choice Award.



Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, Director of the Hampton University Museum served as juror for the 2021 Outdoor Sculpture exhibit. She selected works for display as well as determined the award winners. 


  • For Juror’s Choice Award, she selected Sonata #1  by Hanna Jubran.Sculpture
  • Lyrical Echo by John Mason received the Seawall Art Award.
  • Visitors voted on their favorite sculpture for the People’s Choice Award, and chose Bald Ibis by Barbara Kobylinska to win this award. 

2021 Outdoor
Sculpture Exhibit

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

June 12 – October 11, 2021, Courtyard

The fifteenth annual juried Outdoor Sculpture exhibition will be displayed in the historic courtyard.  The exhibit offers cash awards to participating artists.  Awards include a Juror’s Choice, Seawall Art and People’s Choice.  We invite visitors to pick up a ballot inside to make your selection for which sculpture and artist wins the People’s Choice award.  Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, Ph.D., Director of Hampton University Museum, served as juror.  Sculptures by Patrick Andrew; Jessica Bradsher; May Britton; Hanna Jubran; Barbara Kobylinska; John Mason; and William Wood are featured.

Photos: William Wood, Square Wave, polished stainless Steel

John Mason, Lyrical Echo, Chlorite & oak pedestal

Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

November 26 – December 31

Holiday  Hours:

Wednesday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  The museums are closed Mondays and Tuesdays with the exception of December 27th and 28th when hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  The Portsmouth Museums are closed December 25th.


Following a two-year absence, Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Nursery Collection returns to the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center.  The galleries will soon be brimming with twinkling lights and animated yuletide displays that have drawn generations of visitors from across the region to join in the holiday traditions that began at the Coleman Nursery in Portsmouth.  The exhibit offers a visual treat of animated scenes, busy elves and enchanted forest with woodland animals. 

Visit some of your favorites, Sleeping Santa, the candy factory, toy shop, and bakery.  On weekends, visit with Olde Towne Santa in the Victorian chalet, and enjoy seasonal activities of holiday crafts, activities, and music, that begins opening weekend November 26- 28th and continues on weekends through December 31st. 

Visit Portsmouth and add the Portsmouth Museums to your holiday traditions. 

For your holiday shopping, the Museum Shops offer a range of special holiday ornaments and gifts.  Olde Towne Businesses have also decked out their shops in holiday trim and have extended their business hours for your holiday shopping needs.

On Friday, November 26, museum members receive an additional 25% discount on all non-consignment purchases at the Museums’ Gift Shops with membership card and proper I.D.

To plan your trip, visit our websites at www.portsmouthartcenter.comwww.childrensmuseumvirginia.com ; or www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com  Share images of your memories on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PortsmouthArtCenter, www.facebook.com/childrensmuseumofvirginia


Coleman Collection Nativity Scene

Monumental United Methodist Church

450 Dinwiddie Street in Portsmouth, VA

The Coleman Nursery Nativity will be offered at Monumental United Methodist Church, at the corner of Queen & Dinwiddie Street, on Friday, November 19, 4:00- 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays: November 27, December 4, 11, & 18, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sundays, November 28, December 5, 12, & 19, 12:30 – 5:00 p.m.

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Mailing Address: 521 Middle Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
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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