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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 2, 2012) - The Bernice Garden is seeking Arkansas sculptors and artists to enter in the fourth annual Bernice Garden Sculpture Project to display outdoor art on South Main in downtown Little Rock.  The call for entries is open until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20.
     
    The competition is open to all artist/teams residing in Arkansas, and they may specialize in any or multiple disciplines and media.

    Artists selected will receive $2,800 per artwork, with an additional design fee of $200 for the finalists' development of a model for the proposal. Up to five sculptures will be considered, and each artist/team will be considered for one artwork only. The budget must include all design fees, materials, construction, installation, removal, maintenance and liability insurance. The artist/teams retain ownership of the artwork.
     
    For more information about the Bernice Garden Sculpture Project or the garden itself, contact Liz Sanders, coordinator, at Liz Sanders, Coordinator, 501-617-2511 or e-mail bernicegarden@gmail.com, or visit http://www.TheBerniceGarden.org

    Garden officials are also seeking proposals from artists/teams to design and construct outdoor benches to be installed and exhibited permanently at the Bernice Sculpture Garden on the corner of South Main St. and Daisy Bates Ave. in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Interested artists or artist teams can submit their entries between Monday, Feb. 6 and 5 p.m. Monday, March 5 2012.
     
    The budget for this project is $650 per bench, which will cover materials, labor and installation.  All other costs are the responsibility of the artist/team. Up to three benches will be considered, and each artist/team will only be considered for one artwork. The budget must include all design fees, materials, construction and installation. The Bernice Garden will retain ownership of the benches.
     
    Entries can be mailed to the Bernice Garden Bench Project, 1716 North Spruce St., Little Rock, AR 72207.  For more information about the Art Bench Project call for entries or the Bernice Garden, visit http://www.TheBerniceGarden.org or contact Liz Sanders, Bernice Garden Coordinator, at 501-617-2511 or e-mail bernicegarden@gmail.com
     
    The Bernice Garden is privately owned but intended for public use and is located at the southeast corner of South Main Street and Daisy Bates Avenue. The garden was created to celebrate the community and will host community events as well as the sculpture exhibit in an effort to foster community interaction and a sense of pride in the neighborhood. The 100 ft. x 150 ft. garden consists of landscaped areas with a crushed granite foundation for the artworks. Next to the sculpture garden is a concrete patio, benches and approximately 20 parking spaces. The sculpture exhibition is part of a multi-staged development plan of the garden.

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