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Caldwell Arts Council and Tri State Sculptors Association Offer 28th Annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC – Sept. 7, 2013

August 6, 2013

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The Caldwell Arts Council in partnership with Tri State Sculptors Association, announces the 28th Annual Sculpture Celebration to be held 9am to 4pm, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at T.H. Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir, NC. Admission is free.

The Celebration will feature sculptural artwork by artists from across the United States who are competing for cash prizes totaling more than $10,000. More than 150 sculptures – realistic and abstract, traditional and contemporary, movable and stationary, indoor and outdoor – will be on display and entered in the juried competition. The juror for this year’s event is Craig Pleasants, Artistic Director of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

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Last year’s People’s Choice winner, “A Friend For Life” by Betty Branch, photo by Jim Crawford

Lenoir’s Annual Sculpture Celebration is recognized as the longest-running sculpture competition in the Southeast and a driving force in the area’s sculptor-friendly environment. The event started small but now attracts artists and visitors from across the United States. “This is a great show for experienced artists and for a first-time art experience,” says Lee Carol Giduz, Caldwell Arts Council Executive Director.

Food vendors, art for children, and live music are featured throughout the day.

The Blue Jeans Preview Party will take place on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Many sculptors arrive early to install larger sculptures and to pick the best spot for their artwork. A buffet dinner will be held to welcome them and to introduce the judge and sponsors of the event which begins at 7pm. Cost is $20/person, with registration and prepayment due by Sept. 4.

Artists May Submit Entries Through Sept. 7. Registration to the juried Sculpture Celebration is open to any 3-D artist up to the day of the event, and each sculptor may present up to three sculptures. A registration prospectus is available by request from Caldwell Arts Council or online at (www.caldwellarts.com). Cost to register the day of the Sculpture Celebration is $65; discounts are available for early registration.

Lenoir is located in Caldwell County in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, off Hwy 321 between Hickory and the Blowing Rock / Boone area.

For further information about 28th Annual Sculpture Celebration and the public sculpture collection, contact Caldwell Arts Council by calling 828/754-2486, e-mail at (info@caldwellarts.com), or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

Caldwell Arts Council Offers the 26th Annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC – Sept. 9 & 10, 2011

August 31, 2011

On Friday evening, Sept. 9, 2011, 7-9pm, public invited meet participating Sculpture Celebration sculptors & judge during the Blue Jeans Preview Party at the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park on Lakeview Street in Lenoir.

Cost for this event is $15/person and reservations may be made by calling 828/754-2486.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, 9am-4pm the 26th Annual Sculpture Celebration will feature sculptural artwork by artists from the eastern US in competition for cash prizes totaling over $10,000.


First Place from 2010 by Whitney Brown

This art event is free to everyone, and is sponsored annually by local individuals & businesses, along with the Caldwell Arts Council and Tri State Sculptors Association.

Food vendors will be available, and Foothills Visual Artists Guild will provide art activities for children.

Musical groups performing during the day will be Sweetbriar Jam 10am-noon and local group Puddingstone will perform between 1-3pm.

Monetary awards will be announced at about 3:30pm, followed by a walking tour and discussion by the judge.

Lenoir is located in Caldwell County in the beautiful foothills of the North Carolina mountains, off Hwy 321 between Hickory and the Blowing Rock / Boone area.

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, and  the T.H. Broyhill Walking Park is located at 945 Lakewood Street, off Norwood Street in Lenoir.

For further information contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

Caldwell Arts Council and Tri State Sculptors Association Call for Participation in the 26th annual Sculpture Celebration

June 13, 2011

The Caldwell Arts Council and Tri State Sculptors Association is calling for participation in the 26th annual Sculpture Celebration to be held in Lenoir, NC, Sept. 10, 2011.

Events include, a Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, from 7-8:30pm – Blue Jeans Preview Party – meet sculptors, judge and patrons; $15/person.


Sculpture by Mary Ann Prack from previous event

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, from 9am– 4pm at a new location this year – the beautiful T.H. Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir, NC.  Admission to the Sculpture Celebration is free.

Sculptors wishing to participate can call Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com) for a prospectus.


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