Annual Sculpture Shows
Sculptfest - Hosted by the Texas Society of Sculptors
Sculptfest is an annual celebration of sculpture hosted by the Texas Society of Sculptors, and is usually held at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum on Austin Museum Day in the fall (with FREE admission).
Sculptfest is fun for all ages, featuring all kinds of sculpture in many different mediums, such as stone, concrete, terra-cotta, and bronze. Many of the sculptors are demonstrating their techniques and all exhibiting artists are on-site to answer your questions or tell you how a certain work of art came into being. Sculptfest also features a Children's Corner so that children may enjoy the wonders of creating with clay.
You may also wander through the museum and xeriscaped grounds, with beautiful huge oak trees and a pond, to see over 130 bronze and stone sculptures of the late Austin sculptor, Charles Umlauf.
TSOS Spring Show - Hosted by the Texas Society of Sculptors
Each spring, TSOS hosts a special member show -- alternating a juried show (with a theme and outside juror) with an all-membership show (in which the artist chooses the piece or pieces displayed). Check the Upcoming Events page for this year's TSOS Spring Membership Show.
Cat Quintanilla (at right) and two unidentified friends stand in front of John Houser's Andalucian Horse, made of fiberglass. Picture taken at 2006 Sculptors' Dominion in San Antonio, Texas.
The annual Sculptors' Dominion Invitational exhibits large outdoor sculpture in a landscaped setting each spring in San Antonio, Texas
Initially dismissed as a rebel on the San Antonio art scene, Gilbert E. Barrera and his Dominion show have come to be recognized by press and art critics alike for their valuable contributions to sculpture both in Texas and internationally. Check out the show's website at: www.sculptorsdominion.com.
Other Annual Sculpture Shows
- Sculpture in the South: in May in Summerville, South Carolina (USA)
- Sculpture in the Park: annual show and sale in August in Benson Sculpture Park Gardens, Loveland, Colorado
- Loveland Sculpture Invitational Show and Sale: simultaneous show (August) in Owens Field, Loveland, Colorado