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Monday, April 28, 2014

$60,000 Sculpture Commission Goes to Lorri Acott

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Sunday, April 27, 2014
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$60,000 Sculpture Commission Goes to Lorri Acott

LITTLE ROCK - Lorri Acott of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado was named as the recipient of a $60,000 commission on Sunday at the conclusion of the 2014 Sculpture at the River Market. The new sculpture will be installed in Riverfront Park.

Acott's winning sculpture is entitled "Peace." It will be placed in Riverfront Park near the First Security Amphitheatre and the La Petite Roche.

Participating artists were invited to submit proposals for a new commission to be place in Riverfront Park. Six semi-finalists were selected. The semi-finalist proposals were on display Friday evening during the preview party. Guests at the party had the opportunity to visit with the artists about their proposals and then to vote. Following that three finalists were announced. In addition to Acott, the other two finalists were Darrell Davis and Clay Enoch. A panel of judges selected the winner from the three finalists.

Peace will join three other sculptures which have been recognized previously with the commissions through the Sculpture at the River Market’s Public Art Monument Sculpture Competition. The 2011 winner was Chapel, whose work The Center was installed in the fall of 2012 near the Junction Bridge.The 2012 recipient was Conway's Bryan Massey’s Nautilus. This was installed in early 2014 to the north of the Marriott Hotel near the new children’s spray fountain. The 2013 winner was Ted Schaalfor his piece Open Window which will be installed in the park near the new Broadway Bridge.

The Peer Award winner was Kathleen Caricof. She was chosen by the other sculptors to receive this honor based on the quality of her entire collection at the show.

Tod Switch of Little Rock won the "Best in Show" Award for his sculpture Take the Bull. Switch first appeared at Sculpture at the River Market as a student sculptor. This year he was selected to participate through the jury process and won the top prize as selected by a panel of jurists.

Several of the pieces from this year's show will be placed in Riverfront Park and throughout the city.

More details about their placements will be available in the coming weeks.


Renderings of the winner are available at

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