Sculpture Celebration 2017 - Call For Artists From Caldwell Arts Council

Sculpture Celebration 2017 – Call For Artists

Sculpture Celebration 2017 – Call For Artists

Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for artists for the Sculpture Celebration 2017. Sculptors invited to bring up to three sculptures for this one-day competition. $11,000 in cash awards, potential sales, and commissions.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 9 Sept 2017

This annual event brings sculptors and buyers from the eastern United States to Lenoir North Carolina. Early registration discounts are available. In past years, over 70 sculptors have brought over 200 sculptures to the Broyhill Walking Park. Event is free to the public and offers children’s art activities, a separate youth sculpture award, a people’s choice award, and judge’s merit awards. There is live music, free shuttles to free area parking, and food vendors on site. Around 3,000 visitors attend this event.

Sculpture Celebration 2017 artist benefits

Participating sculptors may sell their works commission-free. They may receive future commissions for artwork to be installed in municipalities, parks, and outside businesses.

  • Best in show award $3,000
  • First place $2,000
  • Second place $1,500
  • Third place $1,000
  • Five $500 Judge’s Merit awards
  • Five $100 Honorable Mention awards
  • One $500 Stevens Family People’s Choice award, and
  • Separate youth category awards.

Free assistance with unloading and reloading artwork. Free crane on-site for those registered in advance who request it. Some free lodging including camping at local fitness center with access to showers and toilet facilities.

About the Caldwell Arts Council

The Caldwell Arts Council is one of almost 100 county arts entities in North Carolina dedicated to establishing and maintaining an awareness of cultural arts in Caldwell and surrounding counties. They encourage public participation in art events and offer educational services and administration services for local artists and craftspeople. The council supports artists, arts agencies, and attendees throughout Caldwell County and western North Carolina. The Artistically Speaking online calendar of events announces artist opportunities and encourages public participation in arts events in the region. Traveling theatrical groups bring classwork to life for students in Caldwell County public and private schools.

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