Call to Artists – SculptFest21

Call to Artists – SculptFest21

This Deadline Expired: Friday, July 30, 2021

The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center is pleased to announce that SculptFest (not held in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions) will return to the CSSC this September 11-October 24. Guest curator Steve Shaheen has chosen the theme of artifact for the annual site-specific installation/ performance event and artists are invited to submit proposals.

ar·ti·fact /ˈärdəfakt/ 1. an object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.
From Latin arte ‘by or using art’ + factum ‘something made’ (neuter past participle of facere ‘make’).

The year is 3021. Humans are still around, but civilizations have risen and fallen, languages have morphed beyond recognition, and with them norms and ways of thinking. If we could teleport there, it would be as disorienting as for someone transported to our time from the year 1021.

Walking through the woods of what is currently West Rutland, Vermont, a thousand years from now, a person encounters an object that was clearly fashioned by another human being. That human is you. What does it say, this artifact reaching across an almost incomprehensible gulf of time and language and culture? What would you want to telegraph about what it meant to be a human, here and now?

Artists responding to this call are encouraged to consider the art object not only as a snapshot of individual expression, or statement about a specific issue of our times, but as something rooted more broadly and essentially in the human experience. What marker will you leave for this future passerby?

Applicants 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.

The Carving Studio invites 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, July 30th, 2021, 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: SculptFest2020, The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777 or email to info@carvingstudio.org.

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit arts education organization.

Learn more on the Carving Studio’s website here!

Bill Brookover is a Philadelphia based printmaker who explores the colors textures and geometric structure of the world around him.
Bill Brookover
Bill Brookover

Bill Brookover is a Philadelphia based printmaker who explores the colors textures and geometric structure of the world around…

Bill Brookover is a Philadelphia based printmaker who explores the colors textures and geometric structure of the world around him.…

Bill Brookover is a Philadelphia based printmaker who explores the colors textures and geometric structure of the world around him.…

Jasmine Allege is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California. She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from Portland State University in 2010 and her Masters of Fine Art from Moore College of Art & Design in 2013.  She has participated in an international artist residency at the Burren College of Art in County Clair, Ireland and worked for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and The Sol LeWitt Estate.
Jasmine Alleger
Jasmine Alleger

Jasmine Allege is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California. She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing…

Jasmine Allege is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California. She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from Portland State University in 2010 and her Masters of Fine Art…

Jasmine Allege is a Philadelphia based artist, originally from California. She received her bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from Portland State University in 2010 and her Masters of Fine Art from Moore College of…

Denise Philipbar's work is abstract, geometric, dynamic, and colorful. Using both mixed media and oil, she references mathematic and science in her paintings.
Denise Philipbar
Denise Philipbar

Denise Philipbar's work is abstract, geometric, dynamic, and colorful. Using both mixed media and oil, she references mathematic…

Denise Philipbar's work is abstract, geometric, dynamic, and colorful. Using both mixed media and oil, she references mathematic and science in her paintings.…

Denise Philipbar's work is abstract, geometric, dynamic, and colorful. Using both mixed media and oil, she references mathematic and science in her paintings.…

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.…

Lisa Graf is a ceramic sculptor and graphic designer. She creates abstract, organic, biomorphic forms in clay.
Lisa Graf
Lisa Graf

Lisa Graf is a ceramic sculptor and graphic designer. She creates abstract, organic, biomorphic forms in clay. …

Lisa Graf is a ceramic sculptor and graphic designer. She creates abstract, organic, biomorphic forms in clay. …

Lisa Graf is a ceramic sculptor and graphic designer. She creates abstract, organic, biomorphic forms in clay. …

previous arrow
next arrow