CALL FOR ARTISTS: “Tongue in Cheek: Humorous Sculpture”

Fall 2019 Exhibit at the Polasek Museum

Application deadline for entry is 5:00 PM EST on Friday, May 31st, 2019

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is now accepting submissions for “Tongue in Cheek: Humorous Sculpture” an exhibit in partnership with our community collaborators, the Florida Sculptors’ Guild. This exhibition will run September 3, 2019 to December 1, 2019.

Why so serious!!? Blur your “norms” and your cultural perceptions of what humor is and explore art that’s funny at the Polasek Museum this fall. When so much of the media’s focus is on heavy and polarizing issues, let’s venture into the surreal, fantastic, ironic, and satirical world of contemporary art. Humor is a great social unifier which is only elevated to a wonderful and strange place when coupled with the creativity of modern sculpture. Tongue in Cheek is a collaboration between the Polasek Museum and our community partners the Florida Sculptors’ Guild. Their members make up a diverse cross-section of different ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic viewpoints, and as such represent the color and humor of the evolving state of Florida. We also welcome ‘gut-busting’ applications by all sculptors and mediums through a national “call for artists.”

Artists are required to submit two images of each piece (one close-up and the other an overall image with a plain background). Additional detail images are optional.  Images should be of good quality, suitable for media and marketing use, and must be at least 300 dpi resolution. Out-of-town artists are encouraged to apply, but all shipping costs and/or travel arrangements, both to and from the APM, are the sole responsibility of the artist. Works must be ready to hang or install. The artist should indicate in their application whether he/she requires a pedestal for display and, if so, they intend to bring their own.  Each artist may submit up to three works for consideration.

Artists will be notified no later than Friday, June 7th of selection decisions.  A following “Loan Agreement” will be issued to selected artists and a separate “Sales Agreement,” should the artist choose the option to sell their work in the Polasek Gallery while on display.  Sale of work is NOT a requirement. All selected artwork may be insured by the Polasek Museum for the duration of the loan period.

To apply please email your application package to Curator Rachel Frisby at

Application deadline for entry is 5:00 PM EST on Friday, May 31st, 2019.

No late entries will be accepted.