2017 Call to Sculptors


Exhibit April 7 – October 8, 2017
Proposals Due on November 16, 2016

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Outdoor Sculpture Garden

Proposals Due on November 16, 2016
Exhibit: April 7 – October 8, 2017

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center seeks proposals for the 2017 Outdoor Sculpture exhibit on view from April 7 – October 8, 2017. Cash awards include $1,500; $1,000; 2@$500; and $200. Travel stipends are provided. The juror for the 2017 exhibit is Crawford A. Mann III, the Joan & Macon Brock Curator of American Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art.

To enter, download the application, complete, and send with photos or digital images to Sculpture Committee, Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 521 Middle Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622. Proposals must be received or postmarked by November 16, 2016.

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November 25 - December 31


Scenes from the Coleman Collection

Opening Weekend: November 25-27

Celebrate the season with Winter Wonderland, a holiday classic for generations of Hampton Roads visitors and residents which includes scenes from the famed Coleman Collection. From Victorian scenes of animated skaters and carolers to the enchanted forest of bears, deer and Santa's workshop, the displays are sure to delight visitors of all ages.

During Winter Wonderland we also offer an array of holiday activities including crafts, face-painting, tasty treats, performances including plays, music and song, and horse-drawn carriage rides.

Winter Wonderland Hours:

Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closes at 5:00 p.m. on December 24th & 31st

Closed Christmas day and Mondays, except December 26th

Admission to Winter Wonderland is $3.00/person or free for museum members.

For group tours and reservations please call 757-393-5258.

Holiday Pass:

A Holiday Pass, good through December 31 includes TWO visits to Winter Wonderland and one visit to the Children's Museum for $12 per person. Pick up your Holiday pass at either location.

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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.