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ARTISTS FOR WILDLIFE WEST
PRESENT A PRE-MOTHER’S DAY
MAY 2-3, 2009
Artists for Wildlife West invite artists and artisans to submit their work
for a Pre-Mother's Day ArtsFest to be held at Wildlife West Nature Park May
2-3 2009. Wildlife West Nature Park is located in Edgewood, NM, just north
of I-40. Categories include jewelry, pottery, wood, decorative art, glass,
painting, drawing/prints, leather, photography, sculpture, and textiles and
are open to established and emerging artists and artisans, students and
hobbyists. The deadline for this juried show is April 10, 2009.
click to download the application and information sheets.
9th Annual Sax Stonecarving Workshops
Presented by Southwest Stoneworks
SUMMER SESSION 1 July 18-24, 2009
Back by popular demand is JOSEPH KINCANNON teaching Session 1 from July 18 to 24, 2009. Kincannon was the lead carver and project manager of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. His public projects include work on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in New York City, the Chicago Botanical Garden, and Vizcaya Castle in Florida. Kincannon is a master in using traditional carving techniques to develop new and exciting images in stone, and he is a gifted and patient teacher. Joining Joseph as Guest Artists for this class will be JOHN SUAZO of Taos Pueblo, and BENJAMIN LOPEZ of Espanola, New Mexico. Suazo was recently featured in a one man retrospective at the Harwood Museum of Art, honoring his 30 years as a carver. Lopez has been pivotal in reviving the tradition of saint carving in northern New Mexico. Both artists will be an inspiring presence in our workshop.
SUMMER SESSION 2 August 10-16, 2009
We are honored and excited to welcome for the second time Guest Instructor NICHOLAS FAIRPLAY. Fairplay, one of the most well-trained and talented carvers in the world today, will teach from August 10 to 16, 2009. President and master artisan of Fairplay Stonecarvers, Fairplay apprenticed at the age of 16 as a stonecarver in England, working on the reproduction of carvings for medieval and classical buildings and cathedrals. He studied life modeling and drawing at London Art College, and after receiving his degree won a scholarship to study architecture and sculpture in Rome. During his impressive career, Nick has instructed students and carvers while working for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine as head carver, at Cathedral Stoneworks at Carnegie Mellon University, and at Agrell and Thorpe. Nick is a member of the Association of Master Carvers in England, and is a professional member of the Stone Carvers Guild in the US. He is the subject of a documentary, ʽNicholas Fairplay: Stone Carver,ʼ and was a consultant for the PBS documentary on Pyramid Construction.
For the seventh year, KAZUTAKA UCHIDA from Tokyo, Japan will return as guest artist. Mr. Uchida has been a sculptor for over forty years. His work is collected by museums worldwide, and he is represented in Santa Fe by LewAllen Contemporary Gallery. Mr. Uchida will be sharing his unique Japanese aesthetic with participants through demonstration, individual consultation, and a slide show of his work. This is a golden opportunity to work with a true master in a small workshop situation. BENJAMIN LOPEZ of Espanola will also be Guest Artist at this workshop.
ABOUT OUR SUMMER SESSIONS
Our two summer stone carving workshop sessions are both 7 DAY intensive courses. Both Sessions are open to participants of all levels of experience, from beginner to professional. Tuition ($850 per session, including tax; $795 for returning students) includes two cubic feet of limestone and a delicious homemade lunch each day. Director of the workshops, MARK SAXE, makes certain that participants of all levels enjoy one-on-one instruction in a supportive atmosphere and an unequalled opportunity to study with the best instructors in the field. For more information, please contact Mark Saxe at (505) 579-9179 or email@example.com.
Southwest Stoneworks, home of the workshops, is located in Rinconada, New Mexico, in the heart of the Land of Enchantment. It sits along a rugged volcanic upheaval with the Rio Grande flowing through its rift valley. Nestled at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in a fertile fruit growing and wine making valley, this area has been home to a colony of artists and craftsmen for over a quarter century. It is ringed by volcanic flows of inspirational basalt boulders, interrupted by fantastic sandstone pillars and ancient pre-Cambrian granite outcroppings, and is just twenty minutes from Taos and fifty minutes from Santa Fe, two of the countryʼs most vibrant art centers.
Call for Artists
The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission's Community Gallery at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center offers an open call to artists and craftspeople in all media to exhibit and sell work in future gallery exhibitions.
This is request for artists and craftspeople exclusively residing in the Santa Fe area, with some consideration for artists within the state borders of New Mexico. All media are encouraged to apply including(but not limited to) painting, assemblage, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, printing, ceramics, fiber arts, basketry, etc.
Letter of interest (1 page preferable)
Artist Statement/resume featuring art experience (2 pages max)
Digital images of existing/past work on disc (15 images max, jpegs preferred, 300 dpi. 5" X 7", 2MB max please)
The Community Gallery will offer a revolving acceptance of portfolios and will continue to enlist new artists and craftspeople to participate in future exhibitions.
Mail submissions to: City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, PO Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909, Attention Gallery Manager.
All portfolios are subject to initial review by the Gallery Manager for consideration in future exhibitions. Recommendations for participants in upcoming exhibits will be considered by an Advisory Task Force and approved by the Santa Fe Arts Commission. Exclusion from a specific exhibit in no way precludes acceptance to future exhibitions or consideration for participation in artist demonstrations or workshops.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
2008 2009 LOANED ART EXHIBITION
CONTACT: Carrie Worcester, Arts Commission Intern
TEL: (505) 955-6707
FAX: (505) 955-6671
Santa Fe, New Mexico The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission is pleased to announce the launch of the 5th Annual City of Santa Fe Loaned Art Exhibition. By facilitating the temporary placement of privately-owned artwork on City-owned property, the program seeks to beautify Santa Fe, stimulate awareness and appreciation of the visual arts, and provide artists with a unique opportunity to contribute to their community and share their work with a broad audience. All artists working in three-dimensional media suitable for outdoor display are encouraged to apply. Winning entries will be displayed in various locations around Santa Fe for one-year terms.
WHO: The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission
WHAT: The 5th Annual City of Santa Fe Loaned Art Exhibition
WHEN: Deadline for priority submissions is July 23rd, 2008 by 5 p.m.
WHERE: Sites are available throughout the City. Email or call for a full listing.
DETAILS: Loan proposal forms are available on the City of Santa Fe’s website, www.santafenm.gov. The City of Santa Fe Art in Public Places (AIPP) Committee will review each submission and select pieces based on artistic quality, site compatibility, material suitability, environmental impact, public safety, and contribution to the City’s public art collection. Selected pieces will be matched with appropriate sites based on availability, lenders’ preferences and feedback from community groups associated with the sites, as well as Arts Commission staff. Lenders are responsible for installation and any necessary insurance. All lenders must sign a loan agreement with the City of Santa Fe.
The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission (SFAC), an agency within the municipal government of the City of Santa Fe, provides leadership by and for City government in supporting arts and cultural affairs. The SFAC also recommends programs and policies that develop, sustain, and promote artistic excellence in the community. For more information, contact the SFAC by phone (505-955-6707), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or fax (505-955-6671).
|Bishop's Lodge is interested in having new outdoor artwork displayed on the property for a short time. Shidoni Foundry has displayed work there for the past year but doesn't have anything available for us for a while.
The management at Bishop's Lodge would like to look at some artwork in hopes of offering display space.
Feel free to pass this along to the Sculptors' Guild and have them send me websites or portfolios to consider.
Brown Dogs PR
for Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa
(505) 412-0319 cell
|Deadline January 21, 2008
SculptureNow in Lenox 2008
SculptureNow is currently accepting proposals from established and emerging artists for SculptureNow in Lenox 2008, a juried exhibition of large, outdoor sculpture in Lenox, Massachusetts. The exhibition will run from June 1 through October 31, 2008.
Nestled in the rolling mountains of Western Massachusetts the historic town of Lenox is home to, and surrounded by, cultural giants in the fields of visual arts, music, theater, dance and literature: Mass MoCA, America’s largest contemporary art center; Chesterwood, the home and studio of Daniel Chester French; Tanglewood, with more than 300,00 visitors each year; Shakespeare & Company on their new international campus; Jacob’s Pillow offering cutting edge dance performances from around the world; and the Mount, Edith Wharton’s restored Berkshire “Cottage”.
The region went from being a “hideous, howling wilderness” inhabited by the Mahicans, to a “Town of Tunnels”, referring to the iron ore tunnels that were dug beneath the center of the town during a period of industrial development, which also included sawmills, textile mils, ironworks, glassworks and a quarry. When artists such as, Melville and Hawthorne settled in the area, and the Who’s Who of American industry, finance and high society from Boston and New York began to build their million dollars “cottages”, the town began to develop into what today is the “Summer Cultural Capital of the Northeast”.
For more detailed history please visit www.townoflenox.com
The intent of this exhibition is to provide direct and free access to art in public places by siting the sculptures in the center of the town of Lenox. The show will be integrated into the daily life of the community and will be an attraction to the hundreds of thousands visitors who come to the town every year.
The work should be suitable for long term outdoor exposure, fabricated and installed in a manner, which is viewer safe, and of a scale, which will be meaningful in an outdoor environment. Artists needing installation assistance with cranes and manpower should detail their requirements when submitting proposals.
A tour of the sites will be offered on December 16 at 1 p.m. Please call for confirmation.
SculptureNow will provide installation support, liability insurance and insurance for the sculptures, and will actively promote the show and sales of works. A reception is scheduled for June 7. A $400 honorarium is available if needed.
To submit please postal mail up to 10 slides or digital images on CD of existing work, labeled with the artist name, title of work, medium and size, an image list with the same information, and/or a visualization of site-specific work, a resume (maximum 3 pages), contact information, and a SASE to SculptureNow, POB 600, Becket, MA 01223. There is no submission fee.
The deadline for submission is January 21, 2008. Acceptance notifications will be sent out on February 4, 2008.
SCULPTURE NOW assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged applications. Please do not submit original art.
For more information call 413 623 2068 or email email@example.com
|DECEMBER 1-9, 2007
|BARBARA BURZILLO SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2007 BIENNALE dell’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA di FIRENZE
FLORENCE, ITALY, DECEMBER 1-9, 2007 New Mexico bronze sculptor Barbara Burzillo will be an exhibitor at the Biennale dell’Arte Contemporanea di Firenze. The sixth edition of the Biennale dell’Arte Contemporanea di Firenze will be held from 1st to 9th December 2007 in the historical setting of Fortezza da Basso, 840 artists from 76 countries will exhibit more than 2,500 works of art and will take part in the exhibition for an extraordinary encounter between different cultures, styles and languages.
About Barbara Burzillo
A former New Yorker, Barbara relocated to New Mexico in 1995. She is a self-taught artist working primarily in bronze and precious metal clay. Her abstract figurative works are a display of grace and movement. Barbara is a member of The National Sculpture Society, Naples Art Association, and New Mexico Sculptors Guild. Juried shows include: Florence Biennale 2007, Weems International Artfest 2005, 2006 & 2007, The New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007, The Loveland Sculpture Invitational 2006, The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Fair 2003, 2004 & 2005, Masterworks Miniature Arts Bardean 2004, and The Southwest Artfest 2002 & 2003. Gallery exhibitions: Weems Gallery/Albuquerque, Art Is OK/Albuquerque, Art Divas/Taos, Pura Vida/Jerome, and The Von Leibig Arts Center/Naples. Awards include: New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair 2007 Tee Shirt Artist, Weems International Artfest 2006 Best of Show, 2005 First Place, Manhattan Arts International/ New York, NY/ Smallworks 2005/ Profile Award Winner, Masterworks of New Mexico/ Miniature Arts Bardean 2004/ 2nd Place Award Sculpture, Manhattan Arts International/ New York, NY/ HerStory 2004/ Artist Showcase Award Winner, Art Is Ok/ Supernatural Exhibit/ Best in Show 2003.
|October 12th - 25th, 2007
|October 5-7th, 2007
|ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 1,2007 WWW.NATIONALSCULPTORSGUILD.COM
“NATIONAL SCULPTORS’ GUILD HEADED TO INAUGURAL SCULPTURE INVITATIONAL IN
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
Monday, October 1, 2007 Saturday and Sunday sculpture by members of the National Sculptors’
Guild [N.S.G.] were loaded onto the trucks headed for Little Rock, Arkansas where the N.S.G. is cosponsoring
the inaugural /Sculpture at the River Market/ sculpture invitational. With the help of our
crane specialist CJ Boom Service one forty-two foot [42’] flatbed truck from Eisenman Enterprise was
covered with Monumental Sculpture by Noon Saturday. The rest of the sculpture by the 15-member
guild was loaded by some of the artists into a twenty-six-foot [26’] long covered truck. With the
addition of two GMC Denali’s and a trailer there was not an inch to spare, as over 400 sculptures by
N.S.G. members will be exhibited. The convoy left early this morning and will arrive Wednesday to
begin unloading for the show. All Guild members are participating and will be present at the show in
Little Rock residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to see and purchase works by
leading sculptors when the first annual /Sculpture at the River Market/ Invitational Show and Sale
takes place from October 5-7, 2007. Admission is free. The sale and show is sponsored by the City of
Little Rock and the National Sculptors’ Guild. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will benefit the
Riverfront Park and the City of Little Rock River Market Sculpture Foundation, which is responsible
for funding the city’s public art acquisitions and the conservation of its existing art collection.
Over 750 sculptures will be on display in the River Market pavilions and in the adjacent area of
Riverfront Park on those three days in October. The works featured will include all types of media,
style, subject matter, and size. /Sculpture at the River Market /will feature the artwork of thirty-seven
 sculptors, including fourteen  from Arkansas. Additionally, six  students from Arkansas
universities and colleges will have pieces in the show. There will be two purchase prizes awarded.
One will be given for a sculpture created by an Arkansas sculptor; the other will go to a sculptor from
outside of Arkansas.
Exhibiting N.S.G. Artists: Gary Alsum [Loveland, CO], Kevin Box [Santa Fe, NM], Kathleen Caricof
[Denver, CO], Chapel [San Leandro, CA], Tim Cherry [Branson, MO], Dee Clements [Loveland, CO],
Jane DeDecker [Loveland, CO], Carol Gold [Fairfax, CA], Bruce Gueswel [Loveland, CO], Denny
Haskew [Loveland, CO[, Mark Leichliter [Fort Collins, CO], Leo E. Osborne [Anacortes, WA], Louise
Peterson [Guffey, CO], Sandy Scott [Lander, WY], C.T. Whitehouse [Cedarburg, WI]
Other Exhibiting Artists: Diana B. Ashley [Maumelle, AR], Sutton Betti [Longmont, CO], Shelley
Buonaiuto [Fayetteville, AR], Edward Fleming [Galisteo, NM], Martin Gates [Micanopy, FL], Dan
Glanz [Masonville, CO], Linda Hall [Sidney, AR], Bre Harris [Royal, AR], David Harris [Royal, AR],
Tony Hochstetler [Fort Collins, CO], Hank Kaminsky [Fayetteville, AR], Kevin Kresse [Little Rock, AR],
Gloria Lewis [Hot Springs, AR], Jim Lewis [Hot Springs, AR], Phil Maior [Loveland, CO], Bryan W.
Massey, Sr. [Conway, AR], Anne Mitchell [Clinton, AR], Wayne Salge [Johnstown, CO], Ryan Schmidt
[Little Rock, AR], Margaret Warren [Shirley, AR], Michael Warrick [Little Rock, AR], Pete Zaluzec
[Lake Villa, IL]
Learn more about the artists and see examples of their work at,
/Sculpture at the Market/ will run from noon to 7pm on Friday, October 5; 10am to 5pm on Saturday,
October 6; and 11am to 3pm on Sunday, October 7.
Thursday, October 4, there will be a preview party. Patrons will get the first chance to see the
artwork, visit with the sculptors, and purchase sculptures. Tickets for the preview party are $100.
Catering will be provided by downtown Little Rock’s newest restaurant, The Copper Grill.
For more information on /Sculpture at the River Market/ and to purchase
tickets for the preview party, visit the website,
Representing some of the nations leading sculptors, painters and fine artisans Columbine Galleries
and the National Sculptors’ Guild have consulted private and public collectors in the placement of
fine art for the interior and exterior since 1992. The National Sculptors' Guild is an association made
up of a design team and nationally recognized sculptors chosen for their outstanding artistic abilities
and varied style with the primary objective to conceive and seek out monumental placements for
members' work. Columbine Galleries serves as headquarters and home to the NSG and its’ sculpture
garden, featuring some of the nation's finest sculptures.
We place work under the preface that fine art purchases should not be viewed as financial
investments rather investments for the soul. Our Galleries provide a tranquil atmosphere for art
appreciators wishing to reduce the external details of the world and indulge in the true essence of art
~ a world of visual play and internal moods. We invite you to allow the Guild and Gallery to assist in
enhancing your art experience! Open Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun by appointment. Loveland, Colorado (2683
N Taft Avenue, (SW of Benson Sculpture Park)
For more information and visuals, please visit our website www.nationalsculptorsguild.com
Download PDF brochure
|due October 1, 2007
Public Art Opportunities at the Santa Fe Civic Center
City of Santa Fe Arts Commission
Art in Public Places Program
Proposals are due October 1
Vision & Approach
The public art collection at the City of Santa Fe Civic Center will
highlight significant art of today within the context of the historic
city center. The focus on artists who identify themselves with Santa Fe
will form a diverse collection that builds upon Santa Fe's reputation as
a creative city. Utilizing the 1% bond revenues designated for the
project, the Art in Public Places program will:
* Acquire high-quality permanent artworks.
* Exemplify Santa Fe's status as an international arts capital and
its relevance in today's art world.
* Create an integrated artistic experience that is distinctive to
the building and Santa Fe.
* Build a noteworthy art collection that is an asset to the
* Respond to the uniqueness of the site.
* Include a range of artistic styles, media, and scale.
* Represent the diversity of the community.
* Honor traditional forms of art as well as contemporary artistic
* Generate employment opportunities for local artists.
Specific Opportunities and Commissions
Lobby - $100,000
Signature 2- or 3-dimensional wall piece
East Plaza - $100,000
Large-scale outdoor sculpture
Level 2 Board Room - $1,000 to $8,000 per item
Small-scale 2- or 3-dimensional artworks
Roof Terrace - $30,000
Mural or mosaic in nicho
Parking Level 1/2 and Elevators - $60,000
Large-scale installation piece
Furnishings - $10,000 to $25,000 per
Artist-created fine wood furnishings grouping
More information and copies of the RFPs and RFQs can be downloaded by
visiting www.santafenm.gov <http://www.santafenm.gov/> , under "Hot
Topics," "Public Art at the Civic Center," then follow the link for
specific projects. If you have any questions, please call or email Debra Garcia y Griego, Senior Planner at
505-955-6707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.