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Opportunity for Artists!

We invite you to submit your drawings for a chance to design a larger-than-life bulldog! ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MARCH 25, 2013. Please download the Call for Artists application to learn more about the specifications, criteria, and selection process. There is no fee associated with submitting a design proposal.

Download: Call for Artists application

What is Rocky on Parade?

Imagine a “pack” of larger-than-life fiberglass bulldog sculptures, designed and created by regional artists, on long-term public display. While the base form of each bulldog sculpture will remain the same, each bulldog will have a unique design. Rocky On Parade is a public art project that salutes the University’s traditions, celebrates the unity of campus and community, contributes to the economic vitality and quality of life of the Macomb community, and supports student scholarships.   

Call for Entries

Rocky on Parade invites artists to submit designs for their chance to decorate a bulldog that will later be placed on public display. Each sculpture -“wearing” nothing but factory-applied primer - awaits an artist’s creative vision to transform it into a vibrant work of art. Individual artists and artist groups are all encouraged to apply. There is no cost associated with submitting an entry for consideration.

Benefits of Participating:

  •  This project will provide optimum exposure for the artist’s work.
  •  The artists will garner media attention throughout the state and beyond.
  •  Each selected artist will be featured on all Rocky on Parade marketing materials, including online at with a link to the artist's website and/or Facebook page.
  •  Each Rocky on Parade bulldog will have a plaque attached to the base acknowledging the artist who created the sculpture.