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.
Since 1987, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts has held the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition every year on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Patron supporters Martin and Doris Rosen are thanked by the artit community for their generosity in upholding this competition’s continued presence. The competition is in itself a tradition for finding and showcasing American Contemporary sculpture. The sculpture entries must be made for outdoor viewing and must meet the requirements on their website.
Ten works will be chosen and displayed on a public setting around the campus. Cash prizes will be awarded to the artist that is chosen as the award recipient for this year. Mel Chin was announced to serve as a juror for the 25th Rosen Competition during the 2011-2012 season.
The 2011 art fair will be a three day event in the month of May at Laumeier Sculpture Park and will host about one hundred fifty different artists from across the nation. These 150 personalities are hand selected by judges out of thousands of applicants, so you can be sure that your time viewing their collection will not go to waste.
Sculpture jewelry and sculpted art will be ever-present at the venue. Materials used for creations could be in wood, ceramics, mixed media, glass and others. The show is also a competition for the selected artists in which a total of 11,000.00$ will be given as prize reward. It will be sponsored in part by the City of Sunset Hills and Artmart.
There will be entertainment as well as wine tasting and fine music during the opening night. An exhibit of students’ artworks will also be present, participated by students from the neighboring colleges and universities. Do not miss your chance to attend this internationally acclaimed sculpture event happening in 2011. For more information check in here.
The Event’s Open Hours
Friday, May 6: 6-10 PM
Saturday, May 7: 10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, May 8: 10 AM – 5 PM
$8.00 for adults
$5.00 for children ages 6-11
Members and children under 6 are free
Celebrating the theme of British Paralympians, the UAL is now holding an open sculpture competition on the theme of paralympic sport. The British paralympians won 102 medals in the recent Beijing Olympics and came is second overall in the medals table.
The Paralympic motto of “Spirit in Motion” must be reflected on the entries wishing to participate in this competition. A prize of £1000 will be at stake, as well as the immortalization of the winning piece as a part of the collection known as “Sculpture and Sport, A Celebration for 2012 to be exhibited in Oxford, Bath and London during 2012. Submission will be done online with a web gallery to showcase entries to the public as well.
Please visit www.artattheedge.org for more details.