Our juror, Andi Steele, lives in Wilmington, North Carolina where she is an associate professor of sculpture at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She designs, fabricates, and travels to install all of her work. Andi exhibits her site-specific installations and large-scale sculptures nationally. The Maria V. Howard Arts Center was so happy that she agreed to be our juror for this year’s Sculpture Salmagundi. She selected ten sculptures from ten artists for this year’s show.
Selecting a winner this year was extremely challenging because all of the work was so exceptional! So, this year, Andi selected the Best in Show award (a monetary prize) and two honorable mentions.
We are proud to announce that Adam Walls’s Core Sprite, located at the Senior Center, is this year’s Best in Show recipient! It was selected for its color, construction, and ability to draw in the viewer for a closer look. Core Sprite can be seen below on the far left.
We are also excited to acknowledge Andy Denton’s All Sees All and Joni Younkins-Herzog’s Blossom as honorable mentions! Denton’s sculpture is located at the Imperial Center and was selected to be recognized because of the story that inspired him to make it (you can listen to the audio by using our FREE mobile app, Otocast). Younkins-Herzog’s sculpture is located at City Lake and was selected to be recognized because of her delicate use of line in her construction. All Sees All can be seen below in the center and Blossom can be seen below to the far right.
Download Otocast, a FREE app for your smart phone or tablet. With Otocast, users will get GPS locaitons for all sculptures, audio from the artist, and photos of all sculptures by photographer Brittany Glover. Best of all, you are encouraged to participate in the passport challenge! When you visit all ten sculptures, you will win a prize that you can pick up at the Arts Center during our normal operating hours! And, don’t forget to vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice Award (a purchase and accession prize!).