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Public Sculpture Exhibition 2020 (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

Public Sculpture Exhibition 2020 (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition 2020 is now accepting applications from sculptors to take part in the 2020 exhibition, which opens May 2020. Created in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition (PPSE) is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton, BC. The city is looking for up to five (5) sculptures ($2600/lease/yr) to be located along the Okanagan Lake waterfront or downtown and one (1) larger feature sculpture ($6500/lease/yr) for the Front Street roundabout.

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Deadline: 13 Dec 2019

The Pentiction Public Sculpture Exhibition 2020 is committed to serving the public by providing access to various mediums of public sculpture. It is well noted that public art slows down the pedestrian traffic, providing a positive impact on the enjoyment and mood of the general public. It influences how people see and connect within their communities and provides an opportunity for dialogue between friends and strangers alike. Through an annual revolving collection of sculptures, the City of Pentiction hopes to provide a freshness to public art that engages, connects, and provides its community with a sense of image and identity, as well as include artists as contributors to this cultural fabric.

Timeline

  • January 25th, 2020: Notification of selection committee results
  • May 7-8th, 2020: Sculpture delivery and placement (late installations will not be accepted)
  • May 9th, 2020: Unveiling Event
  • April 6-10th, 2021: Sculptures are removed

General Information

  • PPSE is open to professional sculptors of all backgrounds.
  • Completed sculptures or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, examples of previous work must be included, as well as detailed drawings of the proposed sculpture.
  • Artists will be paid a set lease price of $2,600 for the waterfront/downtown sculptures.
  • Sculptures are required to remain on site for the duration of the project (May 2020 – April 2021).
  • Artists will be responsible for transportation of their sculpture to and from site. Pedestals / pads will be provided by the PPSE.
  • Artists will retain the ownership of their sculpture and will be responsible for carrying comprehensive insurance to cover it in the event of theft or vandalism and public liability or will sign an indemnification in favour of the City of Penticton for any liability claims against the City as a result of the existence or location of the sculpture within the City during the exhibition. The risk of loss or damage to the sculpture will always be borne by the artist, and the artist will be responsible to repair and or replace all or part of the sculpture in the event of loss or damage thereto during the exhibition.
  • The City will enter into a lease agreement with the Artist for the duration of the exhibition and the Artist is responsible to uphold all terms and conditions of the agreement as set out by the City.
  • City staff will assist with installation to ensure that the work is done in accordance with City standards and optimizes viewing of the sculpture.
  • Up to $300 per sculpture will be allocated for signage that the City will create and install in consultation with the artist.
  • At the end of the lease any sales/leases of sculptures will be conducted solely by the artist or their agent and will not involve the City.
  • The City will be responsible for media relations and publicity for the sculpture exhibition.
  • The artist will retain copyright for their sculpture and grant the City a license to take and distribute images of the sculptures. Any other likeness or models of the sculpture will not be created without the explicit permission of the artist.
  • Sculptures will be placed in predetermined locations at the discretion of the PPSE committee and City.
  • Artists are encouraged to be present for the installation of their sculpture(s) on May 7-8th 2020 and removal April 6-10th 2020. In the event the artist cannot be present, they are required to provide in writing a representative to conduct this work on their behalf.
  • For international entries, artists must cover their own shipping costs up front and will need to pay for any import fees and customer broker fees.

Sculpture Requirements

  • A stainless steel base plate or stainless steel strips should be securely attached to the bottom of each piece(s) so they can be welded to the pedestal or fastened with inserts to a concrete pad (this installation method requires ½’ bolt holes to be bored through plate or strips).
  • All sculptures need to be made of a durable material for the yearlong outdoor setting and constructed with safety in mind for display in a public setting. Metal sculptures should be sealed/powder-coated to avoid rust bleeding onto pedestal or pad.
  • Sculptures being proposed for the waterfront/downtown must be a minimum of 3’ high.

Judging Criteria

  • Entries will be judged on artistic merit, creativity, public safety, and durability in an outdoor setting.
  • The jury will review and approve the submissions with decisions being made on a consensus or majority vote.
  • The jury, with input from City staff, will consider the proposal’s materials, construction, durability, maintenance, public access, and safety.
  • The jury may opt to not accept any of the submissions, in which case the selection process may be re-opened.

Public Sculpture Exhibition 2020 Artist Benefits

With Pentiction being a year-round tourist destination in British Columbia’s heart of the Okanagan, chosen artists will benefit by receiving access to the general public for a period of one full year for the waterfront or downtown sites, and a possible two year period for the Front Street roundabout site.

Throughout the lease period, artists gain access to further leasing or sales opportunities that may conclude at the end of the lease period. These further opportunities will be conducted solely by the artist and outside of the involvement of the City.

About The City Of Penticton

The City of Penticton is a vibrant, innovative, adventurous waterfront city focused on sustainability, community, and economic opportunity. Penticton is located in the south central region of British Columbia in an area known collectively as the Okanagan Valley. With over 2100 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain annually, the area has a comfortable climate year round.

Penticton is one of two cities in the world situated between two lakes. Beaches and water fun are part of the Summer culture – dive in like a local and get wet. Okanagan and Skaha Beaches feature nearly 15 acres of premium, sandy beach and swimming areas. Along with all of the year-round recreational activities available, agriculture has been an important contributor to Penticton’s livelihood. There are over 80 wineries in the Penticton metropolitan area, 5 craft breweries, and 3 distilleries all within easy distance of the downtown core.

For more information, contact ckyeske@me.com.

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Button Sculpture Installations (Doraville, GA) – Call For Artists

Button Sculpture Installations (Doraville, GA) – Call For Artists

Button Art is seeking artist submissions for button sculpture installations following Gwinnett’s Bicentennial Anniversary. To further the love of art in Gwinnett, Button Art – in collaboration with artists across all mediums and boundaries – will manage, create, and install 200 original button sculpture installations throughout Gwinnett inspired by the County’s 200th birthday and celebrating the future of Gwinnett. Each button sculpture will have a plaque bearing names of sponsors and the artist.

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Deadline: 30 Nov 2019

Open to all artists. Only digital images can be submitted as JPEG, PNG or PDF files with minimum 300 DPI resolution suitable to print 47.5” x 47.5“.

Button Sculpture Installations Award Categories

Most Liked Art on Button Art Instagram

  • First Place: $10,000
  • Second Place: $7,500
  • Third Place: $5,000

Most Liked Art on Button Art Facebook

  • First Place: $10,000
  • Second Place: $7,500
  • Third Place: $5,000

Additional Awards

  • Most Innovative Artist: $7,500
  • Best Original Artist: $5,000
  • Best Digital Artist: $5,000
  • Best Photographer: $5,000
  • Most Reflective Art of Gwinnett’s History: $5,000
  • Best Art by Team Collaboration: $5,000
  • Oldest Artist: $5,000
  • Youngest Artist: $5,000
  • Five Honorable Mentions ($1,000 each): $5,000

All art will be on display for the public to engage with and enjoy, while paying tribute to the history of Gwinnett County, GA.

About Button Art

Button Art provides an art presence for the local community by collecting and curating a wide range of art submitted by local and national artists.

Button Art works with the County to provide access to public areas for the display of the art; collaborate with local and national artists; select artwork to be applied on sculptures; identify the causes and create the themes for the sculptures; and manage production, delivery, and installation of the sculptures. Additionally, Button Art organizes community events to publicize and showcase the art and artists behind the art and raise funds to further develop the culture of art across the County.

For more information, contact info@buttonart.org.

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Small Works (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Small Works (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is seeking artists who would like to present their work in the upcoming November exhibition, Small Works. Creators working in all media are welcome. Open to all themes. Pieces must be no larger than 9” x 12” and must be priced to sell at under $150.

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Deadline: 18 Oct 2019

A non-refundable entry fee of $20 is required for up to three different artworks.  
Detailed images of submitted works may be included at no additional cost. It is preferable that artworks are for sale. Accepted artists will be notified by Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019.
 
 Gallery-ready pieces should be delivered to the gallery no later than Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.
 Opening reception is Saturday, November 9th, 2019. Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission on all sold artwork.

Small Works Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Small Works will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and sincerely welcome both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Curiosity (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

Curiosity (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

J + K Isacson announces a call for artists for Curiosity, a five week national fine art exhibition focused on exploration of the unusual and the human need to discover.​​ Art can be a journey of exploration into the unfamiliar, or unknown, and has the power to introduce us to the new and unusual.​

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Deadline: 20 Nov 2019

Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores their own personal curiosities about themselves and the world or artwork that is, itself, an unusual curiosity. All mediums are welcomed for submission. ​As an artist, what intrigues you? Is your artwork a journal for your new experiences and obsessions? Show us how you have explored new experiences or ideas through your artwork. Exhibition curated by J + K Isacson in partnership with the Old Courthouse Arts Center.

Curiosity Artist Benefits

Best in show & Honorable mention awards presented opening night. Artists/artwork from the exhibition will receive promotion online and via promotional videos sent to mailing lists and shared on social media. Artists from exhibitions that go on to a museum location are encouraged to be in invitational versions of the exhibition. Steady foot traffic throughout the week. There is good traffic flow during this exhibition due to Woodstock’s Groundhog Day festivities, which brings in tourism.

Social Equity

J + K Isacson intentionally curates for inclusion. Some themes expressly highlight artists whose voices have not been heard, including artists from different ethnicities, psychological disorders, religions, gender identity, and sexual orientation. They seek to give a platform to artists whose style of artwork or whose personal characteristics have provided them with limited opportunity to show in all our exhibitions.

About J + K Isacson

J + K Isacson works with emerging, mid-career, and museum-exhibiting artists. J + K Isacson are curators for the exhibition, working in partnership with the Northern Area Arts Council and the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, IL. It overlooks historic Woodstock square, which you may recognize from the film Groundhog Day.

The Old Courthouse was constructed in 1857, a classic brick structure designed by one of the country’s most prominent architects, John Mills Van Osdel. The adjoining Sheriff’s House & Jail was built 30 years later. After 115 years as the focal point of McHenry County government, the county outgrew the buildings in 1972 and the complex was to be demolished for a parking lot. It was saved from the wrecker’s ball by Woodstock residents Cliff and Bev Ganschow. The Ganschows bought the buildings and began an extensive renovation program completed for American’s Bicentennial in 1976. Because of the buildings’ architectural and historical significance, both the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House & Jail are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For more information, contact info@xculturearts.com.

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Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2020 (Castlegar, BC) – Call For Artists

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2020 (Castlegar, BC) – Call For Artists

Castlegar Sculpturewalk is looking for entries for the Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2020 season of outdoor sculptures. Enter up to three pieces for the 10th anniversary of this event.

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Deadline: 31 Oct 2019

Selected artists for the Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2020 receive an honourarium of $500. They have opportunity to be voted the People’s Choice winner and have their sculpture purchased for up $15,000 CAD by the City of Castlegar. Artistic Merit award for 1st place receives $2000, 2nd place receives $1000, 3rd place receives $500. There is a shipping or travel allowance up to $250, two nights of free accommodation for the opening weekend in May 2020, and free dinner for the artist and a guest at the Awards Gala in November 2020.

Castlegar Sculpturewalk personnel help facilitate sculpture sales and leases at the end of the season. Through the program, 44 sculptures have been sold and 34 sculptures have been leased since 2010.

About Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Beginning in 2010, Castlegar Sculpturewalk created an international buzz, establishing their program as one of the premiere arts events in Canada. The support and vision of the City of Castlegar, local businesses, and the community made this happen. Castlegar Sculpturewalk holds the title of Sculpture Capital of Canada™. Each year grows in sculpture entries, sculpture sales and leases, sponsors, and community enthusiasm. Thirty to 35 sculptures are displayed each year in a variety of mediums such as bronze, steel, wood, textiles, glass, found objects, and LED lighting.

For more information, contact assist@castlegarsculpturewalk.com.

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Expo 39 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

Expo 39 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 39. Artists may submit up to six images and/or two short videos. Accepted artists will show their work (between one and eight pieces) in a show at bj spoke gallery, Huntington, NY in March of 2020. Artists are expected to ship or deliver their work and insure it if desired. While there is no size limitation, the size of our gallery must dictate how many large works can be shown at once. There will be a reception.

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Deadline: 15 Nov 2019

Linda Kavaliunis, Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art, will be the juror for Expo 39. Friends, family, and fans can enjoy the reception. b.j. spoke gallery makes every effort to have the show reviewed or mentioned in the news media in our area. They promote the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The b.j. spoke gallery online magazine will include a presentation and discussion of the show including whatever information we may obtain from the juror about how the show was chosen. Applying artists should be aware that sales of artwork are relatively infrequent. There are no awards.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery is a not for profit artist cooperative with an educational and charitable mission. It has existed since 1975 and is one of a very few artist coops remaining and surviving on Long Island. The gallery produces a monthly online magazine that features information about our ongoing art shows and artists, poetry, book reviews, and articles of general interest to those in the arts. The gallery runs bimonthly artist discussion workshops, hosts a monthly open mic poetry event, and has hosted singer-songwriter events.

Community outreach efforts have included a small works fundraiser for VIBS (an organization for helping the survivors of family violence), several showings with FREE (an organization for emotionally disabled adults), and a yearly open call in which, for a small fee, all artists in the surrounding communities can join in a show where their works are shown intermingled with the works of the gallery artists with no jurying of submitted works.

For more information, contact liz.ehrlichman@bjspokegallery.com.

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All Animal 2019 (Online Competition) – Call For Artists

All Animal 2019 (Online Competition) – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 6th annual international All Animal 2019 online art competition. To be held from July 15th, 2019 to August 11th, 2019. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from 2-D and 3-D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online from August 13th, 2019 to September 10th, 2019. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.

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Deadline: 11 Aug 2019

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.

All Animal 2019 will be judged on painting/drawing, photography/digital art, and mixed media/3-D art. Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. In addition to the winning images, Honorable Recognition awards will be presented. Winners will be announced on August 27th, 2019.

Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, marketing, winner’s certificates, and event collateral.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by programming radio and TV shows.

The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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Hearts In San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

Hearts In San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation announces a call for artists for the annual Hearts in San Francisco public art project, which will be celebrating its 16th anniversary. For the 2020 series, the Foundation welcomes design submissions by local San Francisco Bay Area artists. The series will include ten large hearts, eight table top hearts, and fifteen mini heart sculptures.

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Deadline: 1 Aug 2019

On February 13, 2020, the hearts will be auctioned at the annual Hearts in San Francisco event. Proceeds benefit life-enhancing programs and initiatives at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, the Heart of our City. Artwork and proceeds (2004–2019) have raised more than $22 million for the Foundation and nationally recognized programs to enhance the quality of patient care in the areas of women and children’s health, chronic disease management, palliative care, HIV/AIDS, orthopedics, trauma and more.

Hearts in San Francisco is one of the most widely recognized public art projects in the country. Since the project’s inception in 2004, San Francisco Bay Area artists have created more than 350 Hearts. They have gone on display all across the city of San Francisco and beyond, from Union Square to the lobbies or conference rooms of corporate supporters throughout the state, including Genentech and Wells Fargo.

Each Heart is a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art and celebrates the diversity of San Francisco through designs made of acrylic paints, mosaic art, mixed media sculptures, and Swarovski crystals. Artists have the option to propose a design for either a large heart (5′ tall x 6’ wide x 40″ deep; 400 pounds), table top heart (16″ tall x 17″ wide x 8″ deep; 25 pounds), or mini heart (7″ tall x 6″ wide x 2″ deep; 5 pounds). Select Large Hearts will have the opportunity to be displayed in San Francisco’s Union Square from February 2020 through to October 2020.

Heart sculpture artist selection is conducted by a committee comprised of San Francisco General Hospital Foundation staff, board members, and community volunteers. Selection notifications will be sent via email the week of August 26, 2019.

About San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) is an independent, 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that provides philanthropic support to Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (Zuckerberg San Francisco General). The Foundation is dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education, and care for all at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Funds raised by the Foundation allow Zuckerberg San Francisco General to continue its long history of providing compassionate and high-quality health care to San Francisco and northern San Mateo County.

For more information, contact dhollis@sfghf.org.

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Nature Of Being: Portraits (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Nature Of Being: Portraits (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is seeking artists who would like to present their work in our upcoming August exhibition, Nature of Being: Portraits. Creators working in all media are welcome. Express your vision and interpretation of what makes a portrait of a living being, whether it is literal, realistic, representative of the spirit or soul, clinical, storybook, iconic, or fantastic. All themes receive due and equivocal consideration.

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Deadline: 29 Jul 2019

“I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.”
Frida Kahlo

Accepted artists will be notified by Wednesday, July 31st, 2019.
 Gallery-ready pieces should be delivered to the Gallery no later than Wednesday, August 7th, 2019.
 A non-refundable entry fee of $20 is required for up to three different artworks.  
Detailed images of submitted works may be included at no additional cost.
 It is preferable that artworks are for sale. Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission on all sold artwork.
 Opening reception is Saturday, August 10th, 2019.

 Please include contact information, artwork title, media, and dimensions with your submission.

Nature Of Being: Portraits Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Nature of Being: Portraits will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and sincerely welcome both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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34th Annual Sculpture Celebration (Lenoir, NC) – Call For Artists

34th Annual Sculpture Celebration (Lenoir, NC) – Call For Artists

Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for artists for the 34th Annual Sculpture Celebration. Sculptors are invited to bring up to three pieces of sculptural art for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards. This year’s judge is Patrick Dougherty. The event will be held in the beautiful Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir, NC.

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Deadline: 7 Sept 2019

Sculptors may set up September 6, 2019, a crane/boom truck will be available for lifting and setting larger works Friday. A Sculptor’s Welcome Dinner (buffet style, meat and vegetarian options available) will be served in the park that evening, free to sculptors, prepaid guests pay $20-25. The competition runs 9am-4pm September 7, 2019 with awards announced about 3:30pm. The crane/boom truck will be available to assist with loading out.

34th Annual Sculpture Celebration Artist Benefits

Awards total $11,000: Best of Show $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, and a $500 People’s Choice Award. Separate awards are provided for youth and school entries. Visitors, including potential buyers, attend this annual event. Last year had over 4,000 individual attendees. Sculptors bring their three pieces for the sculpture competition and portfolio of works available. They may sell or take commissions with no fees due the arts council. City workers and volunteers are available to assist sculptors with off-loading and re-loading and set-up. Sculptors bring all required pedestals, tables, and leveling aids needed.

Social Equity

Art exhibits often push the envelope of what is culturally accepted in our area, opening the mind of those who visit the exhibitions to fresh (and sometimes uncomfortable) ideas. Art brings people together to comment, discuss, disagree or agree, and to talk together. This free outdoor event in the beautiful Broyhill Walking Park brings artisans of color and of different nationalities and backgrounds together in a unity of competition, as well as the general public, who may or may not know the event is happening, and surprises them with a display of public art for a day.

About Caldwell Arts Council

The Caldwell Arts Council has been promoting and presenting high quality arts in Caldwell County since 1976. It is their mission to establish and maintain an awareness and appreciation of cultural arts in Caldwell County; encourage participation in arts events; and offer various educational opportunities and administrative services in support of artists, arts agencies, and audiences. Sculptural art abounds on the highways and byways of Caldwell County, NC.

For over 40 years, sculptural pieces (currently totaling over 100) have been purchased by individuals and entities. They have been placed in a collection of public art for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. Works include Happy Valley’s twenty-four sculptural mile markers made by Oak Hill Iron Works, the “West Wind Sentinels” sculpture by Mike Roig on Highway 321, the “Jack & Jill” bookends by Magi Moody, “Rusty Reader” by Jim Consoli at the Lenoir Library, and “Passages” at the Wilson Creek Visitors Center – just see if you can find them all.

For more information, contact office@caldwellarts.com.

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