2016 Tri-State Sculpture Conference at Carolina Bronze

October 6-9, 2016

Save the date

for the 38th Annual Tri-State Sculptors Conference.

The 38th Annual Tri-State Sculptors Conference will be held at Carolina Bronze Sculpture in Seagrove, NC and STARworks in Star, NC. Exhibitions will be held in nearby Asheboro, Seagrove, and the Carolina Bronze Sculpture Garden. There will be tours of the NC Zoo’s sculpture collection in Asheboro and the NC Pottery Center along with Seagrove area potters in Seagrove.

Tri-State SculptorsWe already have presentations and demos lined up on “Rigging Large Sculpture”, “Preparing Your Artist Estate”, “The NCSU Arts Entrepreneurship Program”, “Selling Your Art”, Rubber mold making, Patinas, Sandcasting, Glass blowing, How Digital imaging can help sell public art,  and are anticipating 15-20 more presentations from our members. There will be 2 round table discussions, and Liberty Arts from Durham, NC will be on hand to run the iron pour. Daniel Johnston, will be building and firing a large ceramic sculpture onsite on Saturday and will be our speaker Saturday evening.

This year we will also have vendors set up at STARworks to provide members with info on where to buy sculpture supplies and equipment. Some vendors will be providing presentations as well. We anticipate that camping will be available on the Carolina Bronze grounds for a minimal fee. And more is being planned!

Here is some info about our Friday evening keynote speaker who’s topic will be creativity. He is incredibly interesting and a great speaker!

Noah Scalin (b. June 2, 1972) is an American artist, known for his creation of the award winning Skull-A-Day art project weblog. He runs the socially conscious design and consulting firm Another Limited Rebellion (ALR Design) in Richmond, Virginia. Noah is the author of several books on creativity, art, and design.

By using everyday items, including mass produced consumer goods, in his photographs, installations, and sculptures, Scalin asks the viewer to recontextualize the ‘things’ in their lives that are normally taken for granted, overlooked or discarded. His work narrates the potential long-term impact of humans and their creations, giving the audience an opportunity to shift their ‘thing-ethos’ from linear (cradle-to-grave), to cyclical (cradle-to-cradle).

Be sure to attend what promises to be a jam packed
and informative conference!
More information about the conference will be coming soon.

Carolina Bronze Sculpture Garden

The Carolina Bronze Sculpture Garden will be a natural and landscaped area overlooking a beautiful 1.25 acre pond. A .5 mile walking trail will loop around the pond with several benches and picnic areas situated along the trail. With the help of horticulturalists from the NC Zoo, Carolina Bronze has chosen plants and trees that are native to the NC landscape and will attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife that populate the area. Deer are often seen as well as a beautiful blue heron that has taken up residence around the pond. It will be open to the public and will provide the town of Seagrove a safe, contemplative place for walking and exercise as well as a place to educate and inspire the community and visitors from around the country about large scale public sculpture.

DSCN1427The Carolina Bronze Sculpture Garden collection will consist of donated, acquired and loaned sculptures that represent emerging and established artists working in all 3D media suitable for the outdoors. They are also accepting donations of sculpture from artist’s estates. Ten sculptures have already been donated or loaned for the collection. This collection will increase public awareness and support for state and local artists by displaying their artwork in various locations throughout the Sculpture Garden and the town of Seagrove. The collection will be curated based on content, quality and suitability. All sculpture selected for the collection will be installed on a secure base, insured and regularly maintained by Carolina Bronze Sculpture, Inc.  Each sculpture will be labeled with the artist name, title of the art work, media, price if for sale and a Q code with a direct link back to the artist’s website.

Our timetable for completion of the first stage of this project is August, 2016. We would like to dedicate the park during the 38th Tri-State Sculpture Conference to be held at Carolina Bronze and at STARworks in October of 2016.

If you would like to be a part of our sculpture garden, please contact Melissa Walker at melissa@carolinabronze.com for more information.

Shipping Container Storage

Everywhere you look, recycled shipping containers are popping up as a new and innovative possibility in everything from the old idea of storage, to the new and more exciting idea of building construction!

Well, of course, Carolina Bronze Sculpture, Inc., is not one to get behind on the times or fail to utilize the opportunity to recycle while simultaneously expanding our abilities to better serve our customers. In conjunction to our newly projected Solar panels and geothermal system, we decided to help recycle some used shipping containers to achieve both added storage space to fit our growing clientele and added to that idea by allowing the containers to become the walls for our new patina area and large sculpture hanger.

We then purchased a POD roof, which is a roof that is constructed on the ground and then raised by a crane and attached to the top of the container walls. The roof is comparatively lightweight, easy to construct, and a fast and effective solution to cover and protect an area that creates a new usable space.

Way to go GREEN, Carolina Bronze!!!