The Sculpture Center, an organization dedicated to advancing the careers of emerging sculptors of Ohio and its greater region and the preservation of Ohio outdoor sculpture, was awarded a $15,000 NEA Art Works grant, which is being allocated for The Sculpture Center’s 2018 W2S (Window to Sculpture) Emerging Artist Exhibition Series.
The Sculpture Center is honored to be recognized by the NEA as “an organization that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with art, lifelong learning in the arts, and strengthening of communities through the arts.”
“We’re very excited about this funding that The Sculpture has graciously received from the NEA,” says Ann Albano, executive director + chief curator of The Sculpture Center. “The 2018 W2S Window to Sculpture Series will be exhibiting the latest work of up-and-coming sculpture artists from Ohio and surrounding states, free of cost and accessible to the public.”
The six 2018 W2S Window to Sculpture Series artists being supported by this $15,000 NEA Art Works grant are:
Rachel Yurkovich and Anthony Warnick (January 19 – February 23)
Jonas Sebura and Zac Weinberg (March 9 – April 13)
Matt Lambert and Eli Gfell (April 27 – June 1)
More than $82 million were awarded for art projects nationwide in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and made 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. This is the third time that The Sculpture Center has received funding from the NEA.
The Sculpture Center is unique in the nation for its role as an incubator for early career sculptors and installation, expanded media, and performance artists in a defined region. All of The Sculpture Center’s programming supports the creation of new work, predominately by early career sculptors. The artists often expand into new directions when provided the opportunity to exhibit at The Sculpture Center. The Sculpture Center’s annual keystone exhibitions in support of its mission are the W2S Window to Sculpture Emerging Artist series, founded in 1990.
A Special Thank You to The Sculpture Center’s Exhibition Committee Members Who Select the W2S Window to Sculpture Artists Annually:
Robert Thurmer (Committee Chair), Ann Albano, Lisa Austin, Kate Budd, Tina Cassara, Marc Ciccarelli, Johnny Coleman, Bruce Edwards, Elizabeth Emery, Isabel Farnsworth, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Sarah Kabot, Lauran Kalman, Irina Koukhanava, Jimmy Kuehnle, Indra Lacis, Paul O’Keeffe, Sarah Paul, Nancy Prudic, Mark Soppeland, Charles Tucker, Kim Bissett, and Virgil Villers.