Call for Artists, Tom Fagan/Halloween Parade Sculpture

Call for Artists, Tom Fagan/Halloween Parade Sculpture

This Deadline Expired: Friday, January 8, 2021

WEST RUTLAND, VT- The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center seeks artists to design a marble sculpture honoring Tom Fagan (1931-2008) and the Rutland Halloween Parade. The marble memorial will become part of the Rutland Sculpture Trail, a collection of public sculpture planned for completion and placement in this historic Vermont city.

From the beginning of the Annual Rutland Halloween Parade in 1959, Tom Fagan was its greatest champion. Fagan was a journalist and book editor in Rutland and had friends in the comic book industry, who traveled to Vermont to attend the parades. The parade became part of storylines in nearly two dozen nationally distributed comic books and was cancelled for the first time in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The larger-than-life sculpture will represent the spirit of the Hallowe’en parade from the 1960’s through the present. The selected artist will provide a scale clay maquette to be reproduced in plaster. The finished sculpture will be carved in marble at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center.

To apply for this opportunity, please send your resumé/CV, proposal, and up to 10 digital images of your work to info@carvingstudio.org or The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777. Application deadline is January 8, 2021.

The full Call to Artists is posted on their website- https://carvingstudio.org/?p=85

Rachel Zimmerman is an InLiquid artist
Rachel Zimmerman
Rachel Zimmerman

Rachel Zimmerman is an InLiquid artist…

Rachel Zimmerman is an InLiquid artist…

Rachel Zimmerman is an InLiquid artist…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP!   We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe the air like it wasn’t there before. I come from a long line of activists and art lovers. My grandmother was in the Red army in Russia, immigrated here and marched with the suffragettes. My mother was a Democratic committee woman in a Republican neighborhood getting doors slammed in her face. My art reflects and represents current events in performing arts and politics. People in the news inspire me... their movement, their expression, their passion for change. Look at the eyes of my portraits. What do they see?  What have they seen?  What are they feeling?   Happiness, sadness, fear, defiance, courage... each has their own story. My paintings are like family members. There is an emotional part of me in every painting. When they sell, I feel a loss. I go back and look at the images to keep them close.
Barbara Shelly
Barbara Shelly

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I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe the air like it wasn’t…

Emily Selvin
Emily Selvin
Jennifer Lipman-Bartel
Jennifer Lipman-Bartel
My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop, scroll and leaf. For me, they express an allusion to mortality, matter and energy fields.
Chris Curchin
Chris Curchin

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop,…

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop, scroll and leaf. For me, they express an allusion to mortality, matter and energy…

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop, scroll and leaf. For me, they express an allusion to mortality, matter and energy fields.…

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