CALL TO ARTISTS SculptFest22

CALL TO ARTISTS SculptFest22

deadline: Friday, June 24, 2022

WEST RUTLAND, VT- The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest22, September 10 – October 23. The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is Games, guest curated by sculptor Evan Morse.

Games are usually a form of recreation, a means to play and enjoy oneself. They are often social activities, a way to make new friends and spend time with old ones. They can provoke competition, pitting individuals or teams against each other. Some games involve varying degrees of chance, real or metaphorical rolls of the dice, and some games are entirely skill-based, testing creative and mathematical thinking, such as chess. While some games are entirely mental, others are highly physical. The Olympic Games are an opportunity for athletes to prove themselves at the highest level, and those who are masters at any game can parlay those achievements to real world success.

But by definition, aren’t games somewhat trivial? Does prowess in a video game have benefits in the reality we live in? Is gambling a game? How about the stock market? How do some games act as a microcosm for larger society, for the chutes and ladders of our daily lives? If life is a game, who is making the rules, who plays by them and who cheats?

Artists are invited to use the grounds of the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center as their arena to respond to the theme of ‘games’ in any variety of concepts or approaches.

Please visit https://carvingstudio.org/?p=5941 for application information.

Val Rossman has been creating drawings and paintings in her studio in Philadelphia for the last 25 years.  Her work has gone through various stages, however, her wonderful sense of color combined with a lyrical and often whimsical mentality have always infused her drawings with a lush  and personal aura.  The combination of rich and unexpected hues and gestures with sometimes questioning formats give the work an unforgettable presence.
Val Rossman
Val Rossman

Val Rossman has been creating drawings and paintings in her studio in Philadelphia for the last 25 years. Her work has gone…

Val Rossman has been creating drawings and paintings in her studio in Philadelphia for the last 25 years. Her work has gone through various stages, however, her wonderful sense of color combined with…

Val Rossman has been creating drawings and paintings in her studio in Philadelphia for the last 25 years. Her work has gone through various stages, however, her wonderful sense of color combined with a lyrical and often…

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor that reflects her spirited engagement with the environment and her urgent pursuit of personal expression.
Gerry Tuten
Gerry Tuten

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor…

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor that reflects her spirited engagement with the environment and her urgent pursuit…

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor that reflects her spirited engagement with the environment and her urgent pursuit of personal expression.…

Sculptor Morgan Dummitt was born and raised in Manhattan, where he began studying the figure in 2005 at the Art Students League of New York. In 2013 he earned a certificate in sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a Bachelor's of the Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.
Morgan Dummitt
Morgan Dummitt

Sculptor Morgan Dummitt was born and raised in Manhattan, where he began studying the figure in 2005 at the Art Students…

Sculptor Morgan Dummitt was born and raised in Manhattan, where he began studying the figure in 2005 at the Art Students League of New York. In 2013 he earned a certificate in sculpture from the Pennsylvania…

Sculptor Morgan Dummitt was born and raised in Manhattan, where he began studying the figure in 2005 at the Art Students League of New York. In 2013 he earned a certificate in sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the…

Susan Abrams
Susan Abrams
Orlando Saverino-Loeb is a Philadelphia born artist who works primarily in paint. His works change and unfold based on the viewers own experiences and emotions.
Orlando Saverino-Loeb
Orlando Saverino-Loeb

Orlando Saverino-Loeb is a Philadelphia born artist who works primarily in paint. His works change and unfold based on the…

Orlando Saverino-Loeb is a Philadelphia born artist who works primarily in paint. His works change and unfold based on the viewers own experiences and emotions.…

Orlando Saverino-Loeb is a Philadelphia born artist who works primarily in paint. His works change and unfold based on the viewers own experiences and emotions.…

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