Vermont Arts Council

Sculptural Visions at Saint Gaudens National Historical Park

Saint Gaudens National Historical Park, the former home of renowned 19th century sculptor, Augustus Saint Gaudens, will host Sculptural Visions, on September 23, 2023. At this annual event, local sculptors are invited to showcase their work and demonstrate examples of their process for the public. Opportunities for hands-on public participation are encouraged. A per diem compensation of $300 will be awarded to accepted sculptors.

The event will take place outdoors on the park grounds, with space provided under outdoor tents. Tent space will range from single 15x15ft tents, or multiple sculptors sharing larger 20x40ft tents (where each sculptor gets 20’ x 20’ for space) with electricity made available for those who need it. On the day of the event, sculptors can begin unloading artwork and materials at 9am. The event will end at 4pm.

Sculptors interested in participating should send 8-10 examples of their work including documentation of previous public demonstrations, along with an application form. Artists should indicate whether or not they need electricity for their space in the application form.

Saint Gaudens National Historical Park is a confluence of natural conservation, historic preservation, and a venue for contemporary arts and culture, curating a unique experience for visitors interested in natural beauty and fine art. Since 2006, the park has hosted the Sculptural Visions event each fall on National Public Lands Day.

Applications are due Sept. 1, 2023.

Apply on the National Park Service website.