Re: WARNING FOR SCULPTORS
Please go back and read the sequence of the project.
OK, here is the problem. The sculptors were not informed of a double exhibition or that there would be selection from any place other than the Riverbend Sculpture Biennial 2005. No problem competing with other sculptors at whatever level or professional standing, nationally or internationally. I do that weekly.
However, in this case it appears there was an arrangement, made that was not very open. That is two of the MASTERS OF PUBLIC ART were dead at the time of the competition. So, one must assume, it would be difficult for them to present a new Public Sculpture proposal for this project. Further questions are: did the estate offer the work, or was it a possible dealer of the estate or an Art Dealer who just so happened to have several pieces in inventory that could be placed in a small town along a beautiful river in Kentucky?