Call for Entries: 2016 Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

aifb_logo_small_2Arts in Foggy Bottom is seeking artists to participate in its fifth outdoor sculpture biennial.

About the exhibition

Arts in Foggy Bottom invites artists to consider the many legacies of Historic Foggy Bottom for its upcoming outdoor sculpture biennial. We are looking for work that: (1) engages the neighborhood’s sites and architecture; (2) pulls from the area’s history of residents and businesses; (3) draws on Foggy Bottom’s written and recorded past and/or possible futures; and (4) sparks a dialogue with the residential community.

We will select approximately 15 artists to show their work on private property throughout Historic Foggy Bottom for a period of six months. We welcome work that explores an expanded definition of outdoor sculpture, including installation, new media, and performance. Proposals for site-specific projects will also be accepted. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 5 years to be considered. Emerging artists and advanced MFA students are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Application Deadline: December 14, 2015, by midnight
  • Notification: January 2016
  • Exhibition: May 7, 2016 — October 23, 2016

Click here to fill out the application online.

2016 Arts in Foggy Bottom Curator: Danielle O’Steen

Danielle O'Steen, Arts in Foggy Bottom 2016 Curator

Danielle O’Steen, Arts in Foggy Bottom 2016 Curator

Since the first exhibition in 2008, Arts in Foggy Bottom has engaged and enlivened the community through outdoor sculpture exhibitions in 2010, 2012 and 2014. We are delighted to introduce the curator for the 2016 Arts in Foggy Bottom Exhibition – Danielle O’Steen.

Danielle O’Steen is an independent curator and critic based in Washington, DC. A New York City native, she has curated several exhibitions in the Washington area, at the Arlington Arts Center, the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Flashpoint Gallery, and Gallery 102 at George Washington University. She has worked in the curatorial departments at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, and The Phillips Collection, and has contributed to publications such as Art + Auction,, Art Papers, and The Washington Post. She received her master’s degree in art history at George Washington University and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she focuses on postwar and contemporary art.

More details on the 2016 exhibition will be announced in the Fall of 2015. Stay tuned!