To commemorate one of Tennessee’s most notable native sons, David Crockett

The competition is now closed.

Budget: Up to $45,000

David_CrockettThe Tennessee Arts Commission on behalf of the Tennessee State Capitol Commission and the Tennessee General Assembly requests qualifications from professional artists to create a bust to commemorate one of Tennessee’s most notable native sons, David Crockett.

This memorial four-foot bronze bust will be displayed on the 2nd floor of the Tennessee State Capitol Building in Nashville, Tennessee for visitors to appreciate. This project is open to established visual artists living in the United States with a minimum of five years professional experience working on public art projects. Applicants must have knowledge of fabrication and installation of busts or similar sculpture in bronze. Three (3) references familiar with previous projects are required.

This RFQ/National Call to Artists will result in a short list of finalists, who will then be asked to develop final proposals for the David Crockett bust and make a presentation to the selection committee in Nashville, Tennessee.

Interested artists should read the RFQ guidelines and complete the RFQ application.

For further information including guidelines and application procedures, e-mail Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design at


TN Arts does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities.

Image: Portrait of David Crockett, Chester Harding (1792-1866), oil on canvas, 30 x 25 inches, on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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