In Oslo, Norway, there’s a place where you’ll be able to experience the awe-inspiring presence of over a hundred internationally acclaimed sculptures. The Peer Gynt Sculpture Park is a venue that was created for the patronization of multi-dimensional art and in honor of the world famous writer Henrik Ibsen. It was created in 2006 by Selvaag (founded by Olav Selvaag) and most of its wide diversity of sculptures arose from its renowned competitions.
The competition of the Peer Gynt Sculpture Park is hosted by Selvaag as well, and the members of its jury are: Ellen Horn (Director from the Norweigan Riksteatret), Sculptor Kirsten Kokkin, Professor Vigdis Ystad (Senter for Ibsenstudier), Peter Lund (Fund Fine Art), Ole Gunnar Selvaag, Kristian Blystand and Kim Brandstrup (Brandstrup Gallery). The reason why both the sculpture park and sculpture competition are unique is because that each sculpture in participation represents a piece of the Peer Gynt play by Henrik Ibsen.
You can visit the Peer Gynt Sculpture Park’s Website right here.
The Community Art Legacy competition will be held at the Fields Project Fine Arts and Crafts festival. The central theme for the contest will be “Art and Agriculture” and the sculpture to be selected by the judges will also be enlarged to a degree of about 7 ft high or 400 lbs heavy in bronze material. We believe that the grand prize for the winning sculptor will be 2,000 dollars upon delivery to the inBronze Foundry for molding. The ability for multiple castings is also discussed on their website here.
The Fields Project event allows sculptors to add a much larger addition of their creative work to their existing portfolio. We all know how hard it is for sculptors to fund their own creations in bronze, especially if the material is to be used for larger-than-life castings. This competition gives a prime opportunity for the artist to have a scaled cast of his design for show. You can download their entry form, or learn more about their procedures and deadlines at this address : www.fieldsproject.com/sculpture-competition.html
In our search to provide up-to date competitions for sculpture artists, we’ve come across this event for 2011. The 15th International Living Sculpture Competition “ItalyaItali” is open to Italian and foreign students of Academies of the Fine Arts.
This is what we found out based on their information: This competition will be from 24 September to 2 October of 2011, however we believe that the application form must be returned by the 18th of June 2011. You can download all the necessary instructions and application form here. (Take note, we are just spreading the word on competitions based on what we find, and are not responsible for any accidental misintepretation or misinformation on this page. We call it as we see it.)
According to their information form, the prize for the competition winners will be study grants in the valuations of 3000, 2000 and 1000 Euros respectively. The competition Jury will be consisting of three artworld personalities and a representative of Cuneo’s council, as well as the president of the Peano Foundation. Goodluck to all of you!
In Bellingham, Washington, the Big Rock Garden Park will have a sculpture show from May 8, 2011 to September 30, 2011. The sculptures will be the winning works drawn from the entries of their competition that were sent to them last February 18th. March 28 will be the date that signifies the judges decisions being sent to the participating artists.
Big Rock Garden Park’s serene 2.5 acre botanical garden is a wonderful sight on its own, covered in beautiful landscapes and decorations. This 2011’s annual exhibit will come with the option to buy sculptures from the selection of artworks to be displayed at the garden. This will certainly be one of the premier sculpture shows to be held in the Pacific Northwest.
We’ve heard that the Public Art League in Champaign, Illinois is looking for sculptors to join their esteemed competition this 2011. The competition is open to all professional visual artists aged 18 years and older. Despite the open theme, their website says that there is a strong search for artwork that showcases a sense of reflection into the cultural arts, diversity within the community and creativity.
Artists entering the competition should be aware that their sculpture must be durable enough to exist outdoors for long periods of time. Artists will also be responsible for transportation of their artworks to the exhibition site, installing their own works and providing public information regarding their art. Criteria for judging will be Artistic excellence and originality, Appropriateness of the artist’s vision, medium, style and experience, and appropriateness in a public environment. This is just passed on information. Please visit the source of this article’s writing here
The Schedule on their website is as follows:
4-10-11 Deadline for submissions
4-15-11 Jury review and selection of finalists
4-25 -11 Finalists notified
July Sculpture Delivery & Installation
Direct Source: The Public Art League Website at:
Ever been an artist in the winter? It can get pretty difficult for the average man, but for the participants of Winterlude, ice sculpting is just the beginning. Headed by Canada’s National Capital Commission, the festival made its way into popular culture by the 1980’s. The annual festival along with its ice sculpture competition is held at Ottawa, Ontario. A sister festival also occurs yearly at Gatineau Quebec. The sculpting exhibition is usually held at Confederation Park, better known as Crystal Garden. Each year hundreds of sculptors (professional and amateur) will showcase their craftsmanship for the whole world to see.
Aside from the competition, there are also other events like musical concerts, canal skating, and snow sliding. Best to catch them this year at Ontario for a great winter experience.
Ice Sculpture Photography by Colin Henein
Every Year, the Shell Corporation holds its prestigious NSAC for students at the university level. The nationwide competition draws so much attention, that its been ongoing for 43 years in a row now. the 2010 competition just ended a few months ago, and people got the chance to see many of the works done by talented Philippine and Chinese youth in the country.
With several art categories to choose from (sculpture, painting, digital art) both students and art collectors would marvel at the diversity of works shown every year during the awards gala night. The exhibit is held at prime locations in the Philippines, such as the Ayala Museum (42nd NSAC Competition). Everyone is eagerly awaiting the announcement of the 2011 NSAC sometime in the coming months.
Mostly attended by Fine Art students from the University of the Philippines, there have been a couple of winning participants from other top colleges as well, like the University of Santo Tomas’ Karen Magano, the Ateneo de Manila University’s Kylo Chua and the Eastern University’s Reen Barrera.
Sculpture photography is our own, but Sculpture design and artwork itself are property and rights of the respective artists.