Mark your calendar for our upcoming Preview Party and Invitational Sculpture Show & Sale. Check back for Preview Party ticket info, coming soon.
Sculpture at the River Market is pleased to announce the artists who have been juried in to our 10th Annual Sculpture Show & Sale to be held April 21-23.
Each artist was invited to submit a proposal for the 7th Public Art Monument Sculpture Commission Competition – a $60,000 commission.
Guests attending the Preview Party on April 21 will view and vote on the six semi-finalist proposals to help select the top three finalists; the top three will be announced at the end of the evening. These three finalists’ proposals will be juried on April 22-23 and the winning proposal will be announced on Sunday afternoon, April 23.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Sculpture at the River Market Show & Sale!
Lorri Acott (Metal)
John Mark Baker (Metal)
Terry & Maritza Bean (Metal)
Alexander Brown (Wood)
Hunter Brown (Metal)
Shelly Buonaiuto (Ceramics)
Craig Campbell (Ceramics)
Kathleen Caricof, NSG (Stone)
Reno Carollo (Metal)
Tim Cherry, NSG (Metal)
Leslie Daly (Metal)
Jerry Daniel (Metal)
Darrell Davis, NSG (Metal)
Jane DeDecker, NSG (Metal)
Clay Enoch, NSG (Metal)
Patrick Fleming (Metal)
Jim Goshorn (Metal)
Denny Haskew, NSG (Metal)
Jack Hill, NSG (Metal)
James Keller (Metal)
Jack Kreutzer (Metal)
Rick Larimore (Wood)
Matthew Leavell (Metal)
Mark Leichliter, NSG (Metal)
Harold Linke, NSG (Metal)
Bryan Winfred Massey, Sr. (Stone)
Ryan Mays (Stone)
Darren Miller (Metal)
James Moore (Metal)
Gedion Nyanhongo (Stone)
Nnamdi Okonkwo (Metal)
Ed Pennebaker (Glass)
Merle Randolph (Metal)
Dale Roark (Metal)
Kevin Robb (Metal)
Timothy Roundy (Metal)
Emelene Russell (Metal)
Wayne Salge, NSG (Metal)
Ted Schaal, NSG (Metal)
Ryan T. Schmidt (Metal)
Adam Schultz (Metal)
Stephen Shachtman, NSG (Metal)
Kim Shaklee (Metal)
Gene Sparling (Wood)
Charles Strain (Metal)
Tod Switch (Metal)
Michael Warrick, NSG (Metal)
C.T. Whitehouse, NSG (Metal)
Jim Wolnosky (Metal)
Sculpture at the River Market is beyond inspired after receiving the Little Rock Parks & Recreation “Above and Beyond Volunteer” Award. Jane Rogers, committee chair, and Dr. Dean Kumpuris, founder, were on hand to accept the award during the Little Rock Parks & Recreation Volunteer Luncheon on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.Pictured left to right: Truman Tolefree, Dr. Dean Kumpuris, Mayor Mark Stodola, Jane Rogers, City Manager Bruce Moore, Mrs. Arkansas International 2015 Adrienne Smith, Walden Cash (Little Rock Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman)
Following are remarks made by Truman Tolefree, Little Rock Parks & Recreation Director, as he presented the award:
“Thirty committee members make up the core group of this standout organization. But the lives they have been able to touch and teach through the arts is surely in the thousands…if not millions!
Since 2007 this nonprofit group has developed a program that show cases sculpture from all the over the country at the River Market and in Riverfront Park. They educate the public on this form of art and their handiwork is being seen in further reaches in the city. Just last month another beautiful sculpture was installed in Chenal Valley…thanks in big part to this group.
Each year the Sculpture at the River Market Show and Sale draws in visitors from all over the country. There are special events throughout the weekend to attract people over to see the beautiful sculptures. But at the same time they do all they can to bring in all types and anybody who would want to come. From a semi-formal Friday night reception, to a more casual sculpture party for the younger crowd, to the FREE admission to the show on Saturday and Sunday…this organization goes “above and beyond” to make sure EVERY body can enjoy the arts and specifically these amazing sculptures.
Throughout the year, docents give tours to school groups and tourists in town and at ANY given time one can simply take a stroll through the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden free of charge to see something remarkable. Just this year, at their Spring Show and Sale, the public was invited to vote on a sculpture that would be installed in front of our Little Rock Central High School. Now, for generations to come, students and faculty there will be able to be a part of this organization who goes above and beyond. To date, the organization itself has brought more than $3,000,000 in public art to parks and public right of ways in our beautiful city. Their willingness to bring a top-notch program to the city for ALL to enjoy, their follow-through on what can be done better next time…though I think we can’t get any better.
We can’t say enough about this generous, motivated and unique non-profit. So we’ll simply say “thank you”. Thank you for going Above and Beyond.
Our Little Rock Parks & Recreation Above and Beyond Volunteer Award this year goes to Sculpture at the River Market.”
Update: Our winning photographer received two tickets to the Preview Party!
Thanks to all who entered!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 11, 2016
Sculpture Show Introduces New Feature
Social Media Contest Encourages Photos with Art
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 11, 2016) – The Sculpture in the River Market Show and Sale is ushering in a new feature for its ninth year that encourages the public to explore, appreciate, and share public art offerings in Little Rock through social media.
The selfie with a sculpture contest will begin April 11 and continue through April 21. The concept is simple: A person finds their favorite sculpture in Little Rock, takes a photo with it, and tells why it’s a special sculpture while using the hashtag #LRSculpture on either Instagram or Twitter.
“Sculptures are such wonderful art pieces because of their accessibility. Everyone seems to have one that really resonates with them,” Sculpture at the River Market committee member Scott Whiteley Carter said. “We have over 100 sculptures in public places all around the City in addition to hundreds in private homes and businesses, so we’re excited to see what gets selected and shared.”
Photos showing misuse of a sculpture will not be considered.
Winners will be announced April 21. The grand prize includes tickets to the Sculpture Show Preview Party on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. Three additional prizes will be given.
Guests attending the Preview Party will view and vote on the seven semi-finalist proposals for the next public monument sculpture winner to help select the top three finalists. The winner of that competition will be announced Sunday, April 24.
The ninth Sculpture at the River Market Invitational Show and Sale takes place from April 22 – 24, 2016.
Over 800 sculptures will be on display in the River Market pavilions and in the adjacent area of Riverfront Park on those three days in April. The works featured will include all types of media, style, subject matter, and size.
Sculpture at the River Market will be open in the River Market pavilions from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23, and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 24. In addition to the opportunity to view the sculptures and meet with the sculptors, there are a variety of activities planned throughout the two days.
Docent led tours of the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden will be available at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. Andina’s Café & Coffee Roastery will be set up at the sculpture show Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Southern Salt and Southern Gourmasian food trucks will be set up at the River Market.
More information is available at sculptureattherivermarket.com/
Sculpture at the River Market invited all artists participating in the 2016 Show & Sale to submit a proposal for its $60,000 to $80,000 Public Art Monument Sculpture Commission Competition. This is the sixth such competition in the nine years of the Show & Sale.
Of the 50 artists in the 2016 Show & Sale, 28 artists submitted a proposal. The proposals of the seven semifinalists will be displayed during the event’s Preview Party on the evening of April 22, and Preview Party guests will vote for their 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice. At 9PM that evening all votes will be tallied and the top three finalists will be announced at the end of the evening.
The top three proposals will be juried on April 23 and 24, and the 2016 winner will be announce at 3PM on Sunday, April 24. All artists must be present to win.
For more information about the Preview Party click here.
CRAIG CAMPBELL “The Graduate”
KATHLEEN CARICOF “Enlightenment”
CLAY ENOCH “United”
DENNY HASKEW “Strength to Endure”
KEVIN KRESSE “Thirst”
KEVIN ROBB “For the Love of Books”
STEPHEN SHACHTMAN “Ten Monoliths”
Join us for the 2016 Preview Party!
Order tickets online here
Sculpture at the River Market is pleased to announce the artists who have been juried in to our 2016 Sculpture Show & Sale to be held April 22-24.
By clicking the “2016 Show & Sale Artists Announced” tab, at the top of this page, you will also see one representational image of each artist’s work. Each artist was invited to submit a proposal for the 6th Public Art Monument Sculpture Commission Competition – a $60,000 – $80,000 commission. Guests attending the Preview Party on April 22nd will view and vote on the six semi-finalist proposals to help select the top three finalists; the top three will be announced at the end of the evening. These three finalists’ proposals will be juried on April 23-24 and the winning proposal will be announced on Sunday afternoon, April 24th.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Sculpture at the River Market Show & Sale!
Terry & Maritza Bean
Kathleen Caricof, NSG
Darrell Davis, NSG
Jane DeDecker, NSG
Clay Enoch, NSG
Denny Haskew, NSG
Mark Leichliter, NSG
Harold Linke, NSG
Bryan Winfred Massey, Sr.
James G. Moore
Wayne Salge, NSG
Valerie Jean Schafer
Stephen Shachtman, NSG
Stephanie & Scott Shangraw
Michael Warrick, NSG
C.T. Whitehouse, NSG
Michelle Zorich & Katherine Martin