Michael McCullough's 6th Annual Amateur Sculpting Contest 2018 for Adults & Youth

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 2, 2018 @ Ridgway Community Center

John Billings & Weehawken Creative Arts Present:

Michael McCullough's 6th Annual Amateur Sculpting Contest 2018 for Adults & Youth

Now in its sixth year, Michael McCullough's Amateur Sculpting Contest attracts amateur sculptors from across the Western Slope of Colorado to sculpt three to five pounds of clay into a masterpiece in just two hours. A panel of professional artists determines the winners and award hefty cash prizes.

In honor of Michael McCullough, John Billings, together with Sculpture House and Weehawken Creative Arts will present The 6th Annual Ridgway Amateur Sculpting Contest Sunday, June 2nd.

Artist Check-in will run from 12:30 until 1 pm at the Sherbino Theater at 604 Clinton St. The contest will run from 1 pm until 3 pm for adults at Sherbino Theater and 1 pm until 2:30 pm for youth at 610 Arts Collective (next door at 610 Clinton St.). The public is welcome to silently observe during the 2 hour creation period. Refreshments and treats will be served outside during the entire event and people will be encouraged to play with multiple clay materials at "play stations". 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 12:30 pm until 1 pm on June 2nd for drop-in contestants for $35, 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 12:30 pm until 1 pm on June 2nd for drop-in contestants for $20, 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 adults up to 5lbs of Plaxtin Plastilina clay and youth will get 3 lbs. of Jolly King Plastilene Clay, and sculpting tools from www.sculpturehouse.com. Participants can also bring 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.  

This competition is for amateurs only, no professional sculptors are allowed to compete.

Practice clay is available online at Sculpture House, Inc (609.466.2986 or www.sculpturehouse.com). The clay is oil and wax based and will not dry out. Order item SKU:PLXR2 Plaxtin Modeling Material by Fiaba - Medium.

(Please note: Clay type and brand subject to change based up on Sculpture House availability)

Sculpting Contest Overview:
Location: 604/610 Clinton St
Date: June 2, 2018
For: Adults & Youth Amateur Sculptors

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.

610 Arts Collective

Primary staff office
610 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Ave. 
Montrose, CO 81401

Weehawken Ridgway

1075 Sherman St
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150