Vermont Arts Council

Call to Artists – SculptFest23

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest23, September 9 – October 22. The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is Communing With Nature, guest curated by artist and CSSC studio manager Gabe Strader-Brown. Mr. Strader-Brown is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and holds an MFA in Sculpture.

SculptFest23 will take place on the new CSSC forested sculpture trail by the sculpture garden. The debut of this trail is an opportunity to cultivate natural surroundings as the impetus for this year’s outdoor exhibition. Selected artists will incorporate their work along the trail for viewing by the public.

Artists are invited to submit proposals for sculpture, installation, video, or performance to be exhibited on the outdoor walking path of the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center’s historic grounds in West Rutland, VT. Applicants are encouraged to propose projects relating to the natural environment. Examples include but are not limited to work reflecting form, material, and texture to the natural landscape and its’ objects, materials and objects interacting with the natural environment, or projects incorporating the history of the landscape. Please visit the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center website for more information about the history of the grounds as a former marble quarry,

The full SculptFest23 Call to Artists, with application information, is posted at