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.

2016 SEMIFINALISTS

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”

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Join us for the 2016 Preview Party!

Order tickets online here

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2016 Artists Announced

March 6, 2016

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!

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2016 Artists

Lorri Acott

Lori Arnold

Terry & Maritza Bean

Hunter Brown

Craig Campbell

Kathleen Caricof, NSG

Leslie Daly

Darrell Davis, NSG

Jane DeDecker, NSG

John Deering

Clay Enoch, NSG

Kimber Fiebiger

Peter Grimord

Guilloume

Jeff Hall

Denny Haskew, NSG

Bob Heintzelman

Mark Hyde

Greg Johnson

James Keller

Kevin Kresse

Mark Leichliter, NSG

Harold Linke, NSG

Allison Luedtke

Bryan Winfred Massey, Sr.

James G. Moore

Nnamdi Okonkwo

Steven Olszewski

Richard Pankratz

James Paulsen

Nathan Pierce

Merle Randolph

Dale Roark

Kevin Robb

Timothy Roundy

Emelene Russell

Wayne Salge, NSG

Valerie Jean Schafer

Adam Schultz

Stephen Shachtman, NSG

Kim Shaklee

Stephanie & Scott Shangraw

Gene Sparling

Lawrence Starck

Charles Strain

Tod Switch

Michael Warrick, NSG

C.T. Whitehouse, NSG

Longhua XU

Michelle Zorich & Katherine Martin

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Arkansas Business 12 14 15Sculpture at the River Market learned today that the City of Little Rock was awarded Honorable Mention by Arkansas Business for its contribution to promoting public art through its growing collection. To read the article click here.

Sculpture at the River Market is now accepting applications from artists for the

2016 Fine Art Sculpture Show & Sale – April 22-14, 2016

Artist applications will be accepted

September 1, 2015 – January 14, 2016

To apply

CLICK HERE

 

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Thanks to actress Melissa Joan Hart for Instagramming one of our sculptures today – “Rabbit Reach” by Tim Cherry.

She is in town filming and posted this picture on Instagram. “Rabbit Reach” was a gift from Whitlow Wyatt and the Carey Cox Wyatt Charitable Foundation. It was given in memory of George Wyatt and Frank Kumpuris, who were the fathers of Whitlow Wyatt and Dean & Drew Kumpuris. Cherry’s bronze sculpture is located at the corner of President Clinton Avenue and Sherman Street, across from the Museum of Discovery.

Cherry’s bronze sculpture was selected for this spot because of its proximity to children at the Museum in the River Market district. The design and size of the sculpture encourages children (and adults) to climb on it and to play around the rabbit.

Melissa, thanks for the shout out! Enjoy Little Rock and send us a selfie with one of the sculptures!

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Open Window SchaalOpen Window, created by Ted Schaal, was the winning design for Sculpture at the River Market’s 2013 Monument Commission Competition. You can find Ted’s bronze and mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture along the south bank of the Arkansas River between the Junction Bridge and First Security Amphitheater.

Ted said, “The phrase ‘God doesn’t close a door without opening a window’ inspired the conceptual design of this contemporary sculpture. The stainless steel orb represents that moment of grace when one recognizes the opportunity to move on from a particular situation of life. Gold leaf is used to embellish the Window.”  The sculpture was installed in May 2015.

Country star Tim McGraw performed in Little Rock last week. We happened to catch his tweet. Thanks Tim…we hope you were able to see all of the collection while you were in town!TM

Merit Award Winners of the 2015 Invitational Sculpture Show & Sale: 

Leslie Lehr Daly – “Camdeboo”

Best of Show Award

$1,000 Prize

David David Figueroa – “Aged Bodies”

"Aged Bodies"

Nathan Pierce – “Connected”

"Connected"

Tod Switch – “Urban Identity”

"Urban Identity"

 

 

Michael Warrick – “Gluttony”

"Gluttony"

Jared Davis – “Swedish Birch”

Mark Hyde – “Loudest Bird”

"Loudest Bird"

Darrell Davis – “Big Deer”Darrell D Davis

Kathleen Caricof – “Onyx Wood Wedge”

"Onyx Wood Wedge"

 

Ted Schaal – “Passage”

"Passage"