Annually through an open call for artists, The Sculpture Center invites all sculptors, including students, currently living and working in our greater region of Ohio, its contiguous states, W. PA and W. NY, and Ontario, Canada, to submit recent work for After the Pedestal, the summer juried exhibition of small sculpture. This always critically well received exhibition is juried by an artist or curator of national and international reputation.
Second Generation Ab Ex African American sculptor Richard Hunt (2005), designer and artist Viktor Schrekengost (2006), sculptor and urban activist Don Harvey (2007), painter and Chair of the Visual Arts Division, Columbia University, New York, Gregory Amenoff (2008), the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Curator of Contemporary Art Paola Morsiani (2009), Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Gallery Astria Suparak (2010), Judd Foundation (New York and Texas) Executive Director Barbara Hunt McClanahan (2011), sound and installation artist and Oberlin College’s Professor of Art and African American Studies Johnny Coleman (2015), the Toledo Museum of Art’s Associate Director and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy Gilman (2016) and African American artist and Professor of Art Education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design Steve Locke (2017).
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Deadlines and Dates
Online Application Deadline: Sunday, May 13 @ midnight
Application form and fee: Friday, May 18 due
Notification date: No later than Monday June 4
Artwork Delivery: Monday, June 11 – Saturday, June 16
Opening: June 22 @ 5:30-8 pm
Exhibition dates: June 22 – August 17
Artists may submit up to 3 works that are no larger than 3 x 3 x 3 feet, all dimensions added together, and no older than 3 years. Video work with a sculptural component may be submitted. The sculpture can be for exhibition on the floor, a pedestal, and the wall, or as a ceiling suspension if it is lightweight. The work cannot have previously been exhibited in northeast Ohio (with an exception for student artworks). Artists are responsible for round trip shipping, insurance en route, and difficult installations. The Sculpture Center fully insures all artwork while on its premises.
How to Apply
Application materials must include the following. See the upload page for how to title your PDFs and jpegs:
– PDF of your CV
– PDF of your artist statement of one paragraph
– Up to 9 high resolution jpg images (set no larger than 300 ppi and 8 x 10 in.). Include your last name at the beginning of the title. Do not use apostrophes, dashes, or symbols when naming your images as this corrupts the files.
– If you are submitting a video, insert a hyperlink in an uploaded image from the video. Also indicate that there is a video, with the hyperlink repeated, in the image list. The video should be no longer than 3 minutes.
– PDF of image checklist keyed to the images that includes: title, date, media, dimensions (height x width x depth)
Application materials are submitted online.
Application form and fee of $35.00 (check, money order, or cash) must be received by mail or in person no later than Friday, May 18.
Contact Ann Albano by email (aalbano at sculpturecenter.org) or phone (216-229-6527).
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The Sculpture Center invites early career artists of our greater region whose practice includes sculpture, installation, mixed and expanded media, relational aesthetics, and performance to apply for inclusion in our annual W2S series (Window to Sculpture Emerging Artist series). Through W2S, begun in 1990, The Sculpture Center promotes the careers of exceptional sculptors and expanded media artists from our region during the first ten years of their profession. Four – six artists are selected annually by our Exhibition Committee for one-person, full gallery exhibitions of new work in either the Main (1000 sq. ft.) or Euclid Avenue (750 sq. ft.) Gallery with a group catalog (if funding is available). We encourage and fully support risk taking and new directions of creative by the artists selected for W2S.
Full information on W2S 2019 series call and application: sculpturecenter_W2S2019_Call_Application
Application can only be made online.
Join our Email List to receive our annual call for W2S artists and annual call for After the Pedestal, the summer juried group exhibition of small sculpture from the region.
CSN Master Reviews & Collective Discussion
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: The Sculpture Center (1834 E. 123rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio)
The Sculpture Center’s visiting curator Christina Linden will lead a private group critical feedback discussion of the work presented by selected sculptors of our region. These reviews and discussions are intended to foster ongoing ties of the sculptors with the visiting curator and among the sculptors of our region for future interactions. The reviews are held within the group and not open to the public.
The Master Reviews & Collective Discussion is preceded by the 4th panel of the Cleveland Sculptors Network/Getting There from Here, “Breaking Through: Curators Strategize with Artists,” with guest curator Christina Linden, panelist Elizabeth Carney, panelist Christina Vassallo, and moderator Sarah Kabot.
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Networking begins at 6:30 p.m., panel discussion begins at 7 p.m., and networking continues at 8 p.m.
Location: Goldhorn Bar (1361 East 55th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, at the south end of the building beside the Goldhorn Brewery)
Parking is available at the south end of the building and in the back.
CSN Panel event is free and open to the public.
Sculptors selected for the Master Reviews & Collective Discussion will be able to meet with the panelists, moderator, and each other at 6 p.m. at the Goldhorn Bar, courtesy of The Sculpture Center, before the panel event begins.
Previous Cleveland Sculptors Network panels followed by Master Reviews & Collective Discussion included:
The Sculpture Center thanks our former generous partners, 2931 Prospect Contemporary Art (formerly in business) and Happy Dog, original funder the Ohio Arts Council, and ongoing funder for the Cleveland Sculptors Network, the Callahan Foundation.
The Sculpture Center
1834 E. 123rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44106