Sculptures installed in downtown Lakeland as part of the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition.

Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition

Since 2000, Polk Museum of Art has worked with our region's cities to organize annual exhibitions of outdoor sculptures in public spaces. This year, the Cities of Lakeland, Sebring and Bonita Springs are participating in the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. 

16th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition

March 2016 – January 2017

Sculptures submitted for the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition are rated and selected by a committee of city representatives, Polk Museum of Art staff and community members. Chosen sculptures are divided among the three participating cities and displayed for a year. This year, those sculptures exhibited in Lakeland were  reviewed and awarded by an independent judge.

2016 Participating Artists:

Lakeland, FL

BEST OF SHOW: Michael Russell, Athens, TN, Ribbon of Steel #8 “Woman with Child”, 2010

2nd PLACE: Donald Gialanella, St. Petersburg, FL, Plenum Orb, 2014

HONORABLE MENTION: Jason Smith, Hillsborough, NC, Native Homage, 2015

Robert Coon, Vero Beach, FL, Creamsicle, 2015

Roger Halligan, Chattanooga, TN, OK Buoy, 2013

Hanna Jubran, Grimesland, NC, Motion #1, 2015

Jim Gallucci, Greensboro, NC, Koi Bench, 2015

Jason Smith, Hillsborough, NC, Another Man’s Treasure, 2015

Wesley Stewart, Augusta, GA, Swirling Doodle , 2012

Glenn Zweygardt, Alfred Station, NY, Meditation Bench, 2006 

 

Sebring, FL

Carl Billingsley, Ayden, NC, Check, 2015

Jim Gallucci, Greensboro, NC, Morning Glory Bench IV, 2015

Susan Hogan, Lower Makefield, PA, Benedicta, 2012

Hanna Jubran, Grimesland, NC, Cube in Motion, 2014

Robin Morgan, Sarasota, FL, Noise, 2010

Michael Russell, Athens, TN, Ribbon of Steel #6 “Seraphim”, 2007

Chris Scala, Orlando, Airborne, 2011

Robert Stentiford, Sr., Ocala, FL, Silver, 2015

Glenn Zweygardt, Alfred Station, NY, Tropical Encounter, 2002

 

Bonita Springs, FL

Robert Coon, Vero Beach, FL, Tumble Totem Revisited: Big Orange Stack, 2015

Roger Halligan, Chattanooga, TN, Ollie’s Buoy, 2009

Hanna Jubran, Grimesland, NC, Gypsy Passion, 2014

Adam Walls, Hope Mills, NC, Chamber, 2014

Glenn Zweygardt, Alfred Station, NY, Bipolar Hydra, 2004

 

Bruce Niemi with one of his sculptures

Winter Haven Sculpture Invitational

March 2016 – January 2017

The City of Winter Haven is hosting a special outdoor sculpture invitational, which includes new works by sculptors Hanna Jubran (Greenville, NC), Bruce Niemi (Kenosha, WI) and Adam Walls (Hope Mills, NC). The sculptures can be found at 5th St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880.