[image-1]This winter, the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department invites sculptors from the Lowcountry and beyond to enter their work into the 13th annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, taking place in conjunction with the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest. Deadline for submission is Sun. Feb. 25, 2018 and interested artists can apply online.

Up to 14 sculptors will be selected and have their work displayed from May 1, 2018 to March 24, 2019 at the scenic North Charleston Riverfront Park. This year’s juror is Lilly Wei, an independent curator, writer, lecturer, critic, and journalist based in New York City. Wei is a longtime contributor to Art in America, in addition to her dozens of contributions to publications in the U.S and abroad, and serves as a contributing editor to ARTnews. She has curated exhibits across the U.S, Europe, and Asia.

There are cash prizes involved, too — up to $19,750 in them. A $1,250 honorarium is given to all artists accepted into the show to assist with transportation, installation, de-installation, and incidental expenses. Wei will be awarding the Best in Show, Outstanding Merit and up to three Honorable Mention winners, with cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250, respectively.

Learn more at northcharleston.org.