Sculpture at the River Market Fine Art Sculpture Show & Sale held in Little Rock, Arkansas is pleased
to invite you to participate in our 11th Annual Fine Art Sculpture Show & Sale. As an added bonus to our
participating artists, a $60,000 public art commission opportunity will be available. The commission
will be placed in downtown Little Rock. Artists must be accepted into the show in order to apply for the
commission. The dates of the show and sale are May 3rd – 5th, 2019.
Sales for the Sculpture at the River Market Fine Art Sculpture Show & Sale have consistently
increased each year, as has the patron attendance. Purchase Awards in the latest show and sale totaled
$96,300 in addition to the commission competition piece totaling $60,000. The participating artists had
sales totaling $66,000. Seventy-one percent (71%) of the artists had sales. Last year, in 2018, Sculpture
at the River Market held a highly successful event to celebrate the opening of the Vogel Schwatz
Sculpture Garden expansion with a $60,000.00 commission competition.
Sculpture at the River Market Fine Art Sculpture Show & Sale is held in a great venue along the banks of
the beautiful Arkansas River. It is successful as a result of its growing reputation in and around the
sculpture community as a first-rate show.
2019 SCULPTURE AT THE RIVER MARKET FINE ART SCULPTURE SHOW & SALE
Phone: 501-960-0539 Peyton Woodyard, Show Director
Show Dates: May 3rd-5th, 2019
Location: River Market Pavilions located in Riverfront Park – 400 President Clinton Avenue – Little
Jury Fee: FREE! Application processing fee
Booth Fee: $50.00 when selected. Booth fee includes table-height pipe and drape, 10 x 15 artist
space in permanent covered pavilion, electricity, three 6’ tables and one chair. Also included: Friday
breakfast for the artist and one guest; two Preview Party tickets with dinner, open bar and
entertainment; Saturday night dinner party for artist and one guest and a hospitality room with
2019 Sculpture at the River Market Fine Art Sculpture Show & Sale will be our 11th annual event.
Each year the attendance has increased, as have the artist’s sales. Every artist at the Sculpture at
the River Market Fine Art Show & Sale will exhibit their work in a magnificent outdoor setting
overlooking the Arkansas River and First Security Amphitheater in Little Rock’s Riverfront Park. The
venue boasts indoor restroom facilities and a hospitality room specifically for artists and their
representatives. The Clinton Presidential Library is located just east of the River Market and brings
tens of thousands of visitors to Little Rock each year. Sculpture at the River Market, through
generous donations of its patrons, has placed over 85 large public art sculptures along the Riverfront
Park. The Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden, an intimate and beautiful garden is also located in
Riverfront Park. This most unique Sculpture Garden showcases award-winning pieces.
The Preview Party, a private ticketed event, will kick off the weekend show on Friday night. Last year,
over 500 sculpture enthusiasts enjoyed libations, dinner and entertainment while viewing and
The Sculpture at the River Market Fine Art Sculpture Show & Sale is open to all fine art sculptors
who are residents of and/or working in the United States. The sculpture should be created primarily
as an aesthetic expression, no craft. Work must be produced by the sculptor or under their personal
supervision. Work should be made by hand or with appropriate tools and casting techniques. Eligible
media categories include metal, ceramics, glass, wood, resin and stone.
All sculpture sold at the show will be processed through the Sculpture at the River Market Treasury.
Sculpture at the River Market’s commission is 33.33% of each sale.
$60,000 COMMISSION OPPORTUNITY
When an artist is selected through the jury process and the artist accepts the invitation, the
commission prospectus will be emailed to the artist.
Thursday, April 21, 2019
Artists inventory lists for the Show & Sale due
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Set up of large monument-sized sculpture (1:00pm – 5:00pm)
(Must make arrangement with show director in advance)
Friday, May 3, 2019
Breakfast (8:00am) Mandatory Attendance
Set up of show (9:00am – 3pm)
Jury show – awards (3:00pm – 5:00pm)
Preview Party (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
Announcement of three semi-finalists for the $60,000.00 commission
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Show hours (9:00am – 5:00pm)
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Show hours (10:00am – 4:00pm)
Dismantle booths (4:00pm – 6:00pm)
Announcement of $60,000 commission winner
Proceeds from the Show & Sale will benefit the City of Little Rock’s public art program.