via omfa.us – “RiverArtes III is a revolving biennial exhibition of public art by sculptors of international, national and regional prominence designed to celebrate the vitality of Owensboro, Kentucky; enhance its creative placemaking efforts; establish it as a cultural tourism destination and enrich the lives of its residents and visitors. Opportunities abound in the City’s new multi-million dollar Riverfront Development for the placement of public art, a visual additive that creates an atmosphere of community pride, excitement and celebration.
The project, which features rotating exhibitions of monumental outdoor sculpture, follows the national model for leased sculpture installations, each lasting two years. Sculpture sponsors include foundations, granting agencies and private and corporate patrons.
The 2014 RIVERARTES I and 2016 RIVERARTES II exhibitions leased a total of 11 monumental works of art, 9 of which have been purchased for permanent installation.
An exhibition of 100 selected entries will be presented at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art and will provide sponsors an opportunity to review and choose sculpture that they wish to lease or purchase from 2018 RiverArtes III. Artists may have their works represented in this exhibition by maquettes, photographs or other illustrative formats.”