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.
On the Channel Island of Guernsey, there exists a famous international hub for modern day sculpture. The Artparks Sculpture Park show over two hundred contemporary sculptures every year. The place hosts nearly a hundred artists from all across the globe. This artistic sanctuary was the brainchild of Charles Saumarez Smith BE, who was the director of the National Portrait Gallery at the time of its establishment. The park was founded in 1998 by Peter de Sausmarez through his own finnancial means. Among many of the artists who have exhibited at the Artparks Sculpture Park, famous personalities include the likes of Marie Ackers, Dawn Benson, Paul Riley, Kenneth Potts and Barry Sutton.
Open everyday from 10am to 5pm, the park is a beautiful place to bask and relax in the ambiance of contemporary art and sculpture.
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.
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 world’s largest fine art trade show…
The Art Expo will be held during March 25-27 at pier 94 on the Hudson River. Among the artists participating will be mixed media sculptors Roswitha Zentler-von Helly, Fabienne Bismuth Jennifer Contini Enderby. During its long 32 year history, the Artexpo New York has brought together some of the world’s most renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Leroy Neiman.
The event will feature some of the world’s most esteemed artists and galleries as well as thousands of dealers, collectors and enthusiasts from several continents. They also offer three days of conference classes and seminars regarding the different media and styles of art. Independent emerging artists will be glad to hear that the SOLO show aspect of the Expo will be returning this year along with the “Best in Show awards” to be judged by the SOLO jury.
Be sure to mark that date on your calendar so you don’t miss this breathtaking and fulfilling event in 2011.