The Caldwell Arts Council and the City of Lenoir, NC, seek sculptors interested in participating in our outdoor sculpture sales gallery. Tucker’s Gallery is a public/private partnership project between the City of Lenoir and the Caldwell Arts Council. The “Gallery” is located in planters throughout the downtown area.
Artists interested in participating should submit an application to the Caldwell Arts Council between Sept. 1-30, 2014. Application forms are available at (www.caldwellarts.com) or by calling 828/754-2486. Selected sculptures must be suitable for outdoor installation; The pieces will be on display for one year or until sold. All selected pieces will be awarded a stipend of $200 to help with delivery and retrieval costs, and if an artwork sells there is a 30% sales commission. The artwork on display will be covered by a liability insurance policy. Twelve sculptures will be selected for display. Each artist may submit up to 3 works for consideration.
Tucker’s Gallery was started with a Grassroots Arts Grant from the State of North Carolina. Caldwell County is known for its signature sculpture collection of 80 pieces of original sculpture that are on display throughout the county. People travel to our community to see this unique offering. While the permanent collection is installed county-wide, Tucker’s Gallery allows the resident and the visitor to see a concentrated number of sculptures within a small geographic area, and unlike the permanent collection, allows for purchases of artwork.
The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue SW, Lenoir NC. Phone 828/754-2486; e-mail to (email@example.com); website at (www.caldwellarts.com). This program is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.