Sculpture Celebration

Thanks for making the 37th Annual Sculpture Celebration a success!
The Caldwell Arts Council's staff and Board of Directors thanks everyone who came out to the Broyhill Walking Park for the Annual Sculpture Celebration! 2,200 people enjoyed a beautiful day filled with fabulous art installed around the lake, complete with good food and music. 

We also thank Kyle Lusk for serving as our judge, as well as the 50+ sculptors who entered over 130 pieces in the competition.

Congratulations to the 15 sculptors who were awarded $11,000 in cash prizes! 
Please check back soon for photos of the winning pieces and all of the other entries.

$3,000 Best in Show: "Luna" by Sam Spiczka of Apex, NC
$2,000 First Place: "Don't Tell Me to Get a Grip"  by Julie Slattery of Asheville, NC
$1,500 Second Place: "Meditations"  by Olga Yukhno of Columbia, SC
$1,000 Third Place: "Impractical Hardware"  by Harry McDaniel of Asheville, NC

$500 Judge's Merit Awards
"Wreckage Reborn"  by Amanda Szot of Boone, NC
"Tin of Hearts"  by Beau Lyday of Valdese, NC
"Ghost of the Muse"  by Eric Serritella of Chapel Hill, NC
"Sylvia"  by Nicholas Batounis of Oak Island, NC
"Smoke"  by Roger Atkins of Boone, NC

$100 Honorable Mention Awards
"Into Me I See"  by John Ross of Morganton, NC
"Scorpius"  by Lawrence Feir of Greensboro, NC
"I Don't Know Yet"  by Nathaniel Miller of Collettsville, NC
"Simple Beginnings"  by Pam Brewer of Newland, NC
"Dispensers"  by Sean Matthews of Mechanicsburg, PA

$500 Stevens Family Foundation People's Choice Award:
"Fairy Land"  by Brent Cook of Lenoir, NC

2023 Registered Sculptors

Jeff Albert
Caroline Marie Anderson
Roger Atkins
William Baker
Nicholas Batounis
Howard Benno
Joseph Bigley
Pam Brewer
George Cadell
Penelope Cervero
Brent Cook
Drew Coombes
Corky Corrado
Meg Crowley
Chris Dalton
Bob Doster
Lawrence Feir
Emma Finnen

Elizabeth Franklin
Olivia Guy
Chris Hall
Mark Kastner
David Keating
Karena Kidd Graves
Nathan Leslie
Aiden Loorham
Beau Lyday
Sean Matthews
Harry McDaniel
Fred Mead
Joseph Medina DaSilva
"Mr. Jeff" Menzer
Dakota Merritt
Nathaniel Miller
Matthew Mroz
Roy Nydorf

Linda Pannullo
Bill Prevatte
Thaddeus Prevette
Alexander Rago
Tom Risser
John Ross
Glenn Saborosch
Keith Savage
Eric Serritella
Richard Sinclair
Julie Slattery
Ashely Spero
Sam Spiczka
Amanda Szot
Keegan Watson
Jim Weitzel
Olga Yukhno

2023 Sculpture Celebration Sponsors
The 37th Annual Sculpture Celebration was funded in part by these generous sponsors and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Anything Office Inc.
Broyhill Family Foundation
Bush & Associates Insurance
Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce
City of Lenoir
Joe & Frances Delk
Barbara Freiman
Hole Lotta Doughnuts
Lenoir Rotary 
Life Store Insurance
Lenoir Tourism Development Authority
Morganton Honda
North Carolina Arts Council
Liza Plaster & William Early
Dan & Jennifer Shattuck
Smith, Stevens & Ford PA
Stevens Family Foundation
Susan Strawn Photography
Norma Suddreth
Bill White Endowment
Merrill White Trust
Rebecca White Trust
WNC Sculpture Center & Park

Below is the list of our 2022 winners with a link to photos courtesy of Karen Ruhl Photography.