FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT
Best By June 29 Amy Anderson (937) 296-0294
Claudine Heizer (937) 296-2454
HWD 2013: A Regional Sculpture Competition
Call for Entries
Kettering, OH – Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio, announces a call for entries for HWD 2013: Regional Sculpture Competition. Artists from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are invited to enter original sculptures created from any 3-D media or combination of media including clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber and stone. The work must be able to fit through the 34″ x 79″ doorway and must have been created within the last four years. Jurying will be done from digital images. Work previously exhibited at Rosewood is not eligible. Completed entries (CD or e-mail, entry form and non-refundable check of $20.00 for up to 3 works), will be accepted through June 29, 2013. The exhibit runs from August 26 – September 27, 2013. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, August 25, 2013, from 2 to 4 pm. The United Art and Education Awards, totaling $1,100, will be presented at 3 pm.
The juror for HWD 2013 is Hunter Stamps. Stamps is Assistant Professor of Ceramic Sculpture at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Hunter previously taught at the University of Central Arkansas, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Hunter received his M.F.A. from Indiana University in Bloomington and his B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina in Asheville. The mixed media sculptures he creates incorporate ceramics, fabricated metal, molds, encaustics, rubbers, and resins. The psychologically charged forms communicate an abject and fragmented aspect of the human condition. Hunter’s work has been exhibited in over one hundred juried, invitational and solo exhibitions, including galleries across the nation as well as China, Germany, Austria, Croatia and Spain. Images of his work have been published in publications such as Ceramics Monthly and other scholarly journals, newspapers and exhibition catalogues. Hunter is fascinated with kiln technology, and over the years has participated in the construction of several soda, salt, wood and oil burning kilns. While at Indiana University and the University of Kentucky, he led undergraduates in researching, designing and constructing kilns fueled by used vegetable oil from local restaurants.
Hours for the exhibition are Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 9 pm; Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; and Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Rosewood Gallery is sponsored by the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, with support from the Kettering Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council. The Gallery is located in the Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive in Kettering. For more information, call (937) 296-0294 or visit our web site: gallery.ketteringoh.org