Art Design Consultants’ annual art competition and exhibition ACA, Art Comes Alive is nationally recognized as 'The Academy Awards for Artists'. There is no other event that celebrates the visual arts by awarding over $250,000 to artists in a variety of categories including purchase awards, gallery contracts, publishing contracts and more! ACA welcomes artists working in all mediums living in North America.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL 2017
9am-5pm · Summer Sculpture Showcase
Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds presents Summer Sculpture Showcase, an
exhibition highlighting special works from artists across the country.
9am-5pm · Design our Community Sculpture
Explore the artist within you and add your own unique contribution to our community sculpture located on the sidewalk on Lyme Street – grab some markers and let your creativity flow!
11am · Artist Talk with Sculptor Richard Newton
Richard Newton will give an artist lecture about his imaginative sculptures.
12pm & 2pm · Dance Performance by GUSTO Dance & River Valley Dance Project
Live modern dance performance by Chloe Carlson, Christine Poland, Linalynn Schmelzer & Marissa Valdiserra
1pm & 3pm · Fashion at the Sculpture Grounds by Susan Hickman & Anna Lucas
Join us at the Sculpture Grounds for an exciting runway show by Hygienic Art resident artist Susan Hickman & fashion designer Anna Lucas. There will be an on-site boutique featuring a wide variety of their creations for sale during both shows.
4pm-5pm · Live Music by Local Acoustic Duo ‘Jekyll & Hyde’
Enjoy a wonderful concert by John Martorelli and Mike Cartwright. These two talented, young musicians will delight with their skilled acoustics and engaging vocals.
Sculptors Guild Exchange Exhibition
Featuring Sculpture by Gilbert Boro
March 10 - April 2
Opening Reception · March 11 · 6-10pm
3718 Claude Avenue
New Orleans, Louisianna
New York City-based Sculptors Guild, celebrating 80 years as one of the first artist-run nonprofit organizations in NY, is thrilled to present “American Twist,” a group exhibition of members’ small works and installations at Antenna Gallery, 3718 St Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117, from March 11- April 2, 2017.
This unprecedented presidential election year, the Sculptors Guild collective chose the theme “American Twist.” The works reflect the thoughts and visions of 37 member artists on the subject of America now. This work was exhibited at the Guild’s 9th annual exhibition at Governors Island, NYC, and has traveled as an artist exchange with Antenna Gallery.
Many of the works were created expressly for “American Twist” and contain a subtle or powerful punch. Symbols of America are transformed into meaningful comments on current events, often evoking the contentious presidential race. One theme that reverberates throughout the entire show is the repetition of symbols that have been twisted, altered, and refashioned to make salient points.
The range of work in the exhibition reflects the diversity of Sculptors Guild membership, revealing remarkable combinations of materials and techniques, from traditional wood and metals to neon and 3D prints. Guild members designed their work to be travel-sized—fitting specific parameters—in preparation for this exhibition in Louisiana.
Marcel Duchamp anonymously submitted “Fountain” to the Society of Independent Artists for exhibition in 1917. The exhibition was non-juried and all works submitted by members were to be displayed. However, the organization refused to exhibit “Fountain”, arguing that it was not art. Duchamp contested that the work was art, because an artist had made it. With this work, Duchamp challenged the idea of what art can be. Our juried theme show this year celebrates the 100th anniversary of Duchamp’s ground breaking work. “This Is Not Art” is a theme, but also a challenge to create work that pushes boundaries. The show will run from January 13 through February 25.
El Paseo is the premier shopping street in Palm Desert California and in the Coachella Valley, located in southern California. The exhilition space consists of eighteen lighted pads located in the median along a 1 1/2 mile stretch of prime retail. The artwork will remain on display for two years with the installation planned for November 10th, 2016. The El Paseo exhibition has been noted as one of the top five art destinations in the United States.
ART FOR ALL THE SENSES!
Join us September 16th & 17thThe Study Fine Wines & Spirits1066 North Street · Greenwich, CT 06831
Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds is honored to have our small-scale sculptures on display at The Study Fine Wines & Spirits, a boutique wine & spirit shoppe located in the heart of Greenwich, CT. Gilbert Boro's larger than life work will be scaled down for your viewing pleasure and paired with wine that is just as committed to the art life, by Cenyth and Galerie.
Studio 80 + Sculpture Summer Sculpture Showcase Now Extended Through Oct. 23
All Welcome to Attend Closing Reception, 10/23
Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, is currently hosting an exciting exhibition on the grounds of his studio featuring examples of his own contemporary work accompanied by a selection of works created by a number of other widely acclaimed sculptors working in contrasting media. In response to overwhelming public demand, this Summer Sculpture Showcase has now been extended through Friday, Oct. 23, when a Closing Reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception at which Boro will present a brief overview of the exhibition and several of the exhibiting artists will also be present to discuss their own works. Light refreshments will be served.
This October, Studio80 + Sculpture Grounds will celebrate the month-long visit of a special guest. In concert with the Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce, we’re going to celebrate the magic of faeries!
Each day, our faerie is going to hide among the sculptures here on our 4.5-acre grounds. Visitors are welcome to come and find the faerie and win a small prize. Additionally, all visitors can enter our Autumn Raffle by dropping their name and email address into the raffle box before they leave.
HOW IT WORKS
During the month of October, Mondays-Fridays, our sculpture-garden-faerie will choose a new hiding place. Visitors can come and seek her out between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. (The Sculpture Grounds are open to the public 9 am - 5 pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.)
The person who finds the faerie for the day will win a small prize, and on November 2, we’ll choose a raffle winner!
The raffle winner will receive a Studio80 Swag Bag! Stay tuned to our blog for more details on what’s inside.