Call to Artists – SculptFest2019

Call to Artists – SculptFest2019

This Deadline Expired: Friday, June 28, 2019

WEST RUTLAND, VT- The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest2019, September 7-October 20. The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is Changes, guest curated by Bill Wolff, Assistant Professor and Head of the Sculpture area at Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Few things, if any, are constant. Reflection on the past, contemplations of the inexorable transition to the future and the transitory nature of the present are part of daily life and have been the bread and butter of many artists.

Rutland, the quarries, the former manufacturing facilities of the Vermont Marble Company and the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center itself are no exceptions. Change is evident throughout the properties surrounding the vibrant activity in and around the CSSC: small trees grow through old railway lines, unused buildings and industrial equipment slowly become part of the landscape, or are recalled into service. Signs of seasonal change are evident in the landscapes around Rutland, changes in population and demographics are evident in the city itself and the buildings. Cultural change is evident across the land. We change from day to day and from year to year.

Artists responding are encouraged to think across and between creative disciplines and media, and to pursue metaphors connecting small-scale changes with social, historical, natural and geologic change, and of course, the CSSC and its grounds.

They invite sculptors, installation artists, sound artists, video artists, web-based artists, performance based visual artists, multimedia and other artists to submit work to this call. Please visit the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center website for more information about the history of the grounds as a former marble quarry, www.carvingstudio.org.

Applications are due Friday, June 28th, 2019, and should include:
A one-page project description.
Clearly labeled drawings or equivalent representations of the proposed project.
Artist’s resume (no more than two pages)
10 images and/or videos of previous work with an emphasis on the ephemeral and site-specific.
An image list with material, scale, location and a brief summary of each work.
A brief artist statement of no more than 250 words.
Images must be in jpeg format, under 1MB, and clearly labeled to correspond to the image list. Videos may use website links, but please confirm that the links work.
All text documents must be in pdf format and include the artists last name and type of document (Example: Name_Resume, or Name_Project_Description).

Please mail proposals to: SculptFest2019, The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777 or email to info@carvingstudio.org.

Amie Potsic is a Photographic Artist on Inliquid. She explores the physical, socio-political and natural aspects of photography in Made in China and Skin Stories.
Amie Potsic
Amie Potsic

Amie Potsic is a Photographic Artist on Inliquid. She explores the physical, socio-political and natural aspects of photography…

Amie Potsic is a Photographic Artist on Inliquid. She explores the physical, socio-political and natural aspects of photography in Made in China and Skin Stories.…

Amie Potsic is a Photographic Artist on Inliquid. She explores the physical, socio-political and natural aspects of photography in Made in China and Skin Stories.…

Anne Leith
Anne Leith
In his introduction to "Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective", Peter Bunnell explored the notion of the “unheroic landscape,” a term that aptly described the photographer’s “concern for the land more as feeling than about the land as place.” I recognized in this characterization a kindred sensibility that continues to inform my work. I find myself drawn to both the apposition and opposition of natural and human-made elements in landscape photography, and seek to convey the emotional to and fro between timelessness and evanescence.
Geoffrey Ansel Agrons
Geoffrey Ansel Agrons

In his introduction to "Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective", Peter Bunnell explored the notion of the “unheroic…

In his introduction to "Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective", Peter Bunnell explored the notion of the “unheroic landscape,” a term that aptly described the photographer’s “concern for…

In his introduction to "Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective", Peter Bunnell explored the notion of the “unheroic landscape,” a term that aptly described the photographer’s “concern for the land more as feeling…

My interest in glass and found objects has allowed me to re-immerse myself in the world of toys, this time with a more mature twist. As I refer to my most sacred toys, I try to evoke universal images. There is a compelling irony as I create symbolic toys, which ask to be touched and manipulated, from glass, an extremely fragile material. I manipulate glass, recycle and integrate it with well-worn artifacts from the past, which are often perceived as useless in today's culture. This gives discarded items renewed purpose. As we interact tentatively with these objects they take us back to our most early memories while connecting us to other societies and eras.
Paula Mandel
Paula Mandel

My interest in glass and found objects has allowed me to re-immerse myself in the world of toys, this time with a more mature…

My interest in glass and found objects has allowed me to re-immerse myself in the world of toys, this time with a more mature twist. As I refer to my most sacred toys, I try to evoke universal images.…

My interest in glass and found objects has allowed me to re-immerse myself in the world of toys, this time with a more mature twist. As I refer to my most sacred toys, I try to evoke universal images. There is a compelling…

Don Kaiser is an InLiquid member with works in digital art and installation.
Don Kaiser
Don Kaiser

Don Kaiser is an InLiquid member with works in digital art and installation.…

Don Kaiser is an InLiquid member with works in digital art and installation.…

Don Kaiser is an InLiquid member with works in digital art and installation.…

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