The Longwood University Department of Art and the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts invite emerging and seasoned artists to submit proposals for the Brock Commons Outdoor Sculpture Program. Works of any media, dimensions, and content are welcome, and projects that engage students in the execution or installation of the work are of particular interest. 

Artists are responsible for delivery and installation of the work, meeting with students, and presenting a public lecture about their work. Works must remain on site for two years. Artists will receive a $2000 honorarium; $500 for transportation; and meals and accommodations during the installation.

Opened in 2004, Brock Commons is a pedestrian park situated in the center of the Longwood University campus. The landscape includes generous green space, young trees, water features, benches, and sidewalks. Longwood University, founded in 1839, is a state university in rural Virginia with approximately 4000 undergraduate and graduate students.

The Brock Commons Outdoor Sculpture Program was initiated in 2003-04. The sculpture program’s purpose is to bring to campus contemporary art and artists in order to foster intellectual discourse and illuminate the creative process, and to provide an aesthetic environment in which the visual arts can be appreciated on a daily basis. Participating artists have included Carl Billingsley, Kathleen Driscoll, Be Gardiner, Brece Honeycutt, Foon Sham, and Sandy Willcox.

Three proposals a year will be commissioned. Selection will be based upon the clarity and professionalism of the proposal, artistic merit, and experience in executing similar projects. Selections will be made by a committee that includes the Director of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, the Barbara L. Bishop Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts, the Chair of the Department of Art, and student representatives.

To submit a proposal:
Send a letter of interest, a written description of proposed work with sketches and/or slides, an artist’s statement, slides of previous work, and resumé to:

Mr. Scott Habes, Interim Director
Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
129 North Main Street
Farmville, VA 23901

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July 31 of each year.

Additional request for proposal:
Main Street Gallery






Longwood Center for the Visual Arts 129 North Main Street Farmville VA 23901 434 395 2206