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California Sculpture SLAM


Central Coast Sculptors, in collaboration with San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, presents the 2nd biennial California Sculpture SLAM,  a juried exhibition of fine sculpture by California artists. The exhibition will be on view in the Museum’s Gray Wing from August 23 to September 29, 2013. The Opening Reception and Award Presentations are Saturday, August 24 from 5-7 pm.


California Sculpture SLAM  is a unique opportunity to see a large number of current works by established sculptors on the West Coast scene. This year’s call for entries, without adherence to strict thematic guidelines, has inspired an extraordinary collection of sculpture. Ranging from pedestal, to freestanding, to wall-mounted pieces, the 38 works in the exhibition were selected from 303 sculptures from 135 artists and include designs crafted of metal, wood, stone, fiber, glass, clay and other media. The selected artists come from all over the state, from as far north as Mt. Shasta and as far south as Long Beach.

With studio practices ranging from the strictly formal to the process driven to the conceptual, the work of the artists represents a cross-section of current trends in contemporary sculpture. The works provide glimpses of the personal and the political, addressing issues of identity, contemporary culture, and wonders of the natural world.

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This year’s juror is Los Angeles based sculptor and artist, Coleen Sterritt. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Prominent public and private collections include The Museum of Contemporary Art L.A., The Crocker Art Museum, Scripps College Collection, and the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. For the past thirty years, Ms. Sterritt has stacked, piled, slathered, and glued a great variety of materials together, creating forms indicative of nature/culture conundrums. From plaster and tar, pinecones and fishing line, found furniture and studio refuse, she’s fashioned a formal yet evocative visual language.


San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, dedicated to the education, presentation and preservation of the visual arts on the Central Coast, is located at 1010 Broad Street, on the west end of Mission Plaza. Hours are 11 am–5 pm daily. Open daily from July 4 through Labor Day. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more info visit SLOMA.org.

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