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 5th Annual Amateur Sculpting Contest 2017 for Adults & Youth
Now in its fifth 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.
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 for $35, but supplies are "first-registered, first-served". Register NOW to save your spot officially!
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 for $20, but supplies are "first-registered, first-served". Register NOW to save your spot officially!
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 11, 2017
For: Adults & Youth Amature Sculptures
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