Amateur Sculptor Contest

Prizes for adults

  • $500 1st prize
  • $300 2nd prize
  • $200 3rd prize
  • $250 John Billings Award Choice

Prizes for youth

  • $200 1st prize
  • $100 2nd prize
  • $50 3rd prize
  • $150 John Billings Award Choice

June 11, 2017 @ Ridgway Community Center

John Billings & Weehawken Creative Arts Present:

Michael McCullough's 4th Annual Amature Sculpting Contest 2017 for Adults & Youth

Now in its fourth year, Michael McCullough's Amateur Sculpting Contest attracts amateur sculptors from across the Western Slope of Colorado to sculpt five pounds of clay into a masterpiece in just two hours; a panel of professional artists determines the winners and awards hefty cash prizes. In honor of Michael McCullough, John Billings, together with Weehawken Creative Arts will present The 5th Annual Ridgway Amateur Sculpting Contest Sunday, June 11th. Artist Check-in will run from Noon until 1 pm at the Ridgway Community Center (Town Hall). The contest will run from 1 pm until 3 pm. The public is welcome to silently observe during the 2 hour creation period. There will be a one-hour break for judging, followed by an awards ceremony reception, starting at 4:00 pm.

Adult Registration:

Registration for adults costs $30 through Weehawken Creative Arts.  Registrations will be accepted from Noon until 1 pm on June 11th for drop-in contestants, but supplies are "first-registered, first-served".  Register NOW to save your spot officially!

Click Here to Register for ADULT or more information

Youth Registration:

Registration for youth is $15 in advance through Weehawken Creative Arts. Registrations will be accepted from Noon until 1 pm on June 12th for drop-in contestants, but supplies are "first-registered, first-served".  Register NOW to save your spot officially!

Click Here to Register for YOUTH or more information

This registration fee gets you a 5lb block of clay, and 2 sculpting tools from www.sculpturehouse.com. Participants can also bring up to 3 additional tools if they choose and can be purchased fromwww.sculpturehouse.com or can be brought from home, but armatures are not allowed. Please note that there is not a theme --- participants can create as they wish.  

Practice clay is available in five-pound bricks for $25 from Weehawken Creative Arts Ridgway (1075 Sherman St. or 970.318.0150, based upon availability, check before coming!) or online at Sculpture House, Inc (609.466.2986 or www.sculpturehouse.com). The clay is bees-wax based and will not dry out. Order item # 577J-WB Jolly King Plasteline Grey-Green Clay, 5 pounds.

Sculpting Contest Overview:

Location: Ridgway Community Center (Town Hall)
Date: June 12, 2016
For: Adults & Youth Amature Sculptures
Time:
12 Noon - 1:00pm Artist Check-in
1:00pm - 3:00pm Contest begins at 1 and runs until 3 pm. The public is welcome to silently observe during the 2 hour creation period.
3:00pm Contest Ends
3:00pm - 4:00 pm: Break for Judging
4:00 pm - Award Ceremony - Sculptor Contest Participants

 

Classroom Locations

* It’s important to know that some classes may be held in other locations that may not be listed below. Locations will be specified accordingly in class descriptions.

Weehawken Ridgway

Primary staff office
1075 Sherman Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Hypoxia Gym

1900 550 Uncompahgre National Forest
Ouray, CO 81432

Weehawken Montrose

310 S 9th Street
Montrose, CO 81401

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427