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
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.
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 Cloverdale Art Alliance presents its annual sculpture exhibition at the Cloverdale downtown outdoor plaza. A gathering of sculptures from all around different areas of the art community will be present in this special sculptural event. Past sculpture winners include Robert Michael Smith, Bryan Tedrick and Robert Holmes.
Exhibition will be from June 4, 2011 to September 28, 2011. The Deadline for entries will be on March 4, 2011. Please visit them here for more details. You can also download the entry form on that link.
Here’s a schedule for their event:
- March 4, 2011 – Deadline for receipt of entries
- March 18, 2011 – Artists will be notified of selection to exhibit
- June 1, 2011 – Installation of sculptures to Cloverdale downtown plaza
- June 4, 2011 – Judging of Exhibit, Opening Reception, presentation of Awards
- September 28, 2011 – Removal of Sculptures