Michael McCullough’s 8th

Annual Amateur Sculpting Contest

June 6, 2021 @ Sherbino Theater and 610 Arts Collective.
Presented by John Billings & Weehawken Creative Arts.

Performance details

610 Arts Collective

604 & 610 Clinton Street, Ridgway CO

This event has been postponed to June 6, 2021

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 6th. 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 September 13th 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 September 13th 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

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