Sculpture Park opens submissions
Organizers seeks artist to transform ash tree
By Taylor Hale
The Sculpture Park is accepting submissions of sculpture work for their annual, three-year outdoor sculpture exhibition.
The displays will be shown at the park from August 2021 to August 2024.
“Every year, we put out a call for new exhibits, so we try and keep things new and fresh, so people don’t get bored with it,” Mayor Mike Wiza explained. “The sculpture park has been kind of a capstone of creativity in the city. It’s not something you really see anywhere else in central Wisconsin.”
Artists must submit their photographs and supporting documents for their work by May 21.
Selected artists will be awarded $1,500 for their contribution.
According to the Sculpture Park exhibit application, “Materials and scale must be appropriate for an outdoor environmental location. Sculpture submissions must be self-supporting; foundations or bases are not provided.”
The park is also looking for an artist to transform a 36 inch in diameter and 30 plus foot high ash tree. The tree fell victim to the emerald ash borer last fall.
“The city forest chopped the tops of the tree off and just kept the trunk. We are hoping we can find an artist out there who can turn this 30-foot tall trunk into something, rather than just cutting it down. The possibilities are wide open, and we are looking for any and all ideas,” Wiza said.
Submissions for the site-specific projects are due by March 31.
Submit photographs and supporting documents via email to [email protected] Applications and more info are available at http://stevenspointsculpturepark.org/create/submissions.