We all have visions of doing large pieces, but the expense and risk
of producing work at this scale without having it sold often holds
us back. This sculpture competition is intended to provide sculptors
the opportunity to add larger works to their portfolio and to enable
The Fields Project and inBronze Foundry to continue to add to the
heritage of sculpture in the Oregon area. The first copy of the
chosen work will be placed in our community and you,
the sculptor, will get a cash award plus the rubber mold
to produce other copies for you to sell.
Preference will be given to compositions related to art
Open to all sculptors participating in The 7th Annual Fields Project
Fine Art Festival held on June 26, 2005.
Submission of Maquette
A detailed maquette must be delivered to inBronze
Foundry, 309 N. Wesley Ave., Mt. Morris, IL (815/734-7578) by August
31, 2005 for judging and selection. The maquette can be in the form
of original clay or previously completed works in any medium. Submitted
maquettes must be between one-fifth to one-third of the life-size
version. Each sculptor may only submit one maquette for consideration.
$2,000 cash award upon
delivery of enlarged sculpture to inBronze
Foundry. inBronze shall
mold and cast sculpture at no cost to the Artist. Artist
will receive and own the high quality rubber mold that additional
copies can be cast from. This mold constitutes a significant portion
of the award. The chosen sculpture will be permanently installed
in the Oregon area.
Enlarged version of the chosen sculpture must be delivered to inBronze
Foundry by December 1, 2005. inBronze will have sculpture cast and
ready for installation, prior to dedication ceremony, which will
take place at The 8th Annual Fields Project Art Festival, June 2006.
Enlarged sculpture of the winning maquette must not exceed 7' high
or exceed 400 lbs. cast weight and must be appropriate to be molded
and cast using the lost wax method of casting. If the artist wishes
to reproduce other copies, the Artist agrees to do an edition of
no greater than nine, and the copy that The Fields Project shall
obtain will be #1 of the edition.
Enlarged work will be cast in silicon bronze at inBronze Foundry,
Mt. Morris, IL, using the lost wax method of casting.