Michael McCullough's 8th

Annual Amateur Sculpting Contest

June 9, 2020 @ Sherbino Theater and 610 Arts Collective. Presented by John Billings & Weehawken Creative Arts.

Performance details


610 Arts Collective

604 & 610 Clinton Street, Ridgway CO

Now in its eighth year, Michael McCullough's Annual Amateur Sculpting Contest attracts amateur sculptors as young as 14 from across the Western Slope of Colorado to sculpt five pounds of clay into a masterpiece in just two hours; a panel of professional artists determines the winners and awards hefty cash prizes.

In honor of Michael McCullough, John Billings, together with Sculpture House and Weehawken Creative Arts will present The 8th Annual Ridgway Amateur Sculpting Contest Sunday, June 14th.

Artist Check-in will run from 12:30 until 1 pm at the Sherbino Theater at 604 Clinton St. The contest will run from 1 pm until 3 pm for adults at 610 Arts Collective (next door to Sherbino at 610 Clinton St.) and 1 pm until 2:30 pm for youth at the Sherbino. The public is welcome to silently observe during the 2 hour creation period. Refreshments and treats will be served outside during the entire event and people will be encouraged to play with multiple clay materials at "play stations". There will be a one-hour break for judging, followed by an awards ceremony reception, starting at 4:00 pm.


  • 12 Noon - 1:00pm

    Artist Check-In

  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Contest begins at 1 and runs until 3 pm. The public is welcome to silently observe during the 2 hour creation period.
  • 3:00pm
    Contest ends
  • 3:00pm - 4:00 pm
    Break for judging
  • 4:00pm
    Award Ceremony - Sculptor Contest Participants

Registration

Registration for adults costs $30 through Weehawken Creative Arts. Registrations will be accepted from 12:30 pm until 1 pm on June 14th for drop-in contestants for $35, but supplies are "first-registered, first-served". Register NOW to save your spot officially!

Registration for youth is $15 in advance through Weehawken Creative Arts. Registrations will be accepted from 12:30 pm until 1 pm on June 14th for drop-in contestants for $20, but supplies are "first-registered, first-served". Register NOW to save your spot officially!

This registration fee gets adults up to 4lbs of Plaxtin Plastilina clay and youth will get 2 lbs. of Plaxtin Plastilina clay, and sculpting tools from www.sculpturehouse.com. Participants can also bring additional tools if they choose and can be purchased fromwww.sculpturehouse.com or can be brought from home, but armatures are not allowed. Please note that there is not a theme --- participants can create as they wish.

This competition is for amateurs only, no professional sculptors are allowed to compete.

Practice clay is available online at Sculpture House, Inc (609.466.2986 or www.sculpturehouse.com). The clay is oil and wax based and will not dry out. Order item SKU:PLXR2 Plaxtin Modeling Material by Fiaba - Medium.

Please note: Clay type and brand subject to change based up on Sculpture House availability.

Special thanks to our sponsors

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610 Arts Collective

610 Clinton Street, Ridgway CO 81432

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street, Ridgway CO 81432

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Avenue, Montrose CO 81401

Weehawken Ridgway

1075 Sherman Street, Ridgway CO 81432


It’s important to know that some classes may be held in other locations that may not be listed above. Locations will be specified accordingly in class descriptions.

Our staff is  located at 610 Arts Collective.

Mailing address

PO Box 734, Ridgway CO 81432
Thank you to our presenting sponsor:
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