The Third Dimension Newsletter for the Texas Society of Sculptors – January to March 2008 P O Box 49291, Austin, TX 78765-9291 www.tsos.org 3 Letter from New TSOS President Bob Coffee Greetings, all TSOS members: I’m assuming this job with the idea of taking the Association through the next two years in smart fashion – so let’s get to it! Here are my ‘Goals for TSOS’: Good Membership Communications: (1) To restart our “Third Dimension” newsletter (We have a new editor, Cheri Richardson, and we plan to publish every three months.) (2) The Ezine and the Web site (Marilyn Fenn has signed back on to keep these vital tools up and running.) (3) A TSOS Calendar of Events will be distributed to inform members of the year’s upcoming activities. Exhibits: We plan to generate 3 exhibits per year, and to continue the traditions of Sculpfest and Sculptor’s Dominion. Member Events and Board Meetings: (1) We will combine many of these and hold them in locations of ‘Sculptural interest’ in our area. (2) All members are encouraged to attend TSOS board meetings. (3) We will generate as many Member Events as possible. Interact with Other Area Visual Art Groups: The visual arts are on the rise in Austin and we need to speak up for Sculpture. These are big goals and they can’t "The Choir" 144” x variable, reclaimed pine sinker log done without the help of you members. Give us your with automotive urethanes by Hank Waddell, Austin TX. ideas, contacts and help when we call on you! Now in the “Peoples Gallery” at the Austin City Hall. Yours in Sculpture, In Appreciation of Hank Waddell: Bob Coffee Outgoing TSOS President by Bob Coffee TSOS held our February board meeting at Hank Waddell’s studio to celebrate his work as our outgoing president and to see his remarkable sculpture workshop. Hank has done us great service over the last three years, guiding us through the loss of the Austin Sculpture Center; supporting Sculptfest and Sculptor’s Dominion; starting the TSOS Ezine and promoting outstanding TSOS events and exhibits in Austin and around Central Texas. All this, while running a demanding remodeling and cabinetry business and producing a remarkable body of work that has gained him a wide reputation as one of Texas’ leading abstract sculptors. A PowerPoint presentation of “Marjan the Lion of Kabul” was shown by Bob Coffee at the Gallery of Rockport on March 1, Hats off to you, sir, for a job well done! where Coffee is one of three featured wildlife artists. Page 2 The Third Dimension January - March 2008 Recent Board Meetings January 2008 – Central Market January’s meeting was exciting and productive. After new officers were elected and board selected, we worked on this year’s calendar of shows and member events. February 2008 – Hank Waddell’s Studio Outgoing TSOS president, Hank Waddell hosted 13 TSOS members at his northeast Austin studio/workshop on Wednesday February 12th. After business was conducted over a pizza lunch, Waddell explained the techniques by which he creates the very unique pieces that have become his signature – and sculpture that’s known now throughout the southwest. Our thanks to Hank for his hospitality! This meeting set the tone for future board meetings – meeting held at locations that celebrate and inform us about sculpture and where all TSOS members and any interested parties are invited. March 2008 – Brocca Gallery All members, once again were invited and we met to discuss business on March 12th at the Brocca Gallery, 404 East 6th Street in Austin, where we also had time to view the TSOS/Abstract ‘08 show. It is a remarkable display of the varied talents of our members. If you know anyone who hasn’t yet seen this show , they still have time. The show has been extended to April 18th. “Frozen Dance” 75” limestone sculpture Hugh Reed Edward Jones Legacy Award by John VanCamp of Liberty Hill, on exhibit and available for purchase until October 1, 2008 at “Sculpture on Main”, Marble Falls, TX. 8 TSOS Members Featured in Marble Falls’ “Sculpture on Main” 37 outdoor sculptures by 25 talented Texas, national and international sculptors were brought together by Dan and Marti Pogue for the first “Sculpture walk in downtown marble Falls. The year-long show opened in October to a host of visitors treated to live music and the fare of area restaurants and wineries. TSOS members with work on display are Ho Barron, Bob Coffee, Siri Dehipltiya, Jose Antonio Garcia Guerra, Michele O’ Michael, Jon VanCamp and Phillip Hoggatt. “Mudra” 72x66” + base, cement sculpture by Siri Dehipltiya, Sri You will find more information at Marble Falls Web Lanka and Austin – on exhibit and available for purchase until site, www.historicmainstreet.org, or just go to see it. October 1, 2008 at “Sculpture on Main”, Marble Falls, TX. January - March 2008 The Third Dimension Page 3 Cindy Debold Takes 2nd Place Austin Visual Arts Medal – in Cesar Chavez Memorial A Competition Competition for East Austin AVAA President, Bill Keese, has challenged TSOS to design a medallion that will be awarded to outstanding Last Fall, 38 artists from Texas, Arizona, New individuals in Austin’s various visual art disciplines Mexico, and California entered an ‘Art in Public (possibly 6 each year) at an annual “black tie gala” to be Places” competition to design a Cesar Chavez held at a prominent hotel. So, let’s design it! Memorial at Austin’s Terrazas Public Library. TSOS The winner, aside from pride of designing the medal, member and former president, Cindy Debold had the will be first passenger on TSOS’s future space probe. second place entry. Should the winning design not TSOS and AVAA will shortly work out competition prove doable, then Cindy’s design will be executed. conditions for TSOS distribution. We’ll cast it at Michael Halls’ foundry. TSOS Spring Show’08 is Hey, while we’re at it, let’s design a medallion for winners in our TSOS shows. Stay tuned… Fast Approaching April 12th – April 27th, 2008 TSOS’s second consecutive Spring show at the Flat Creek Estate Winery is scheduled from Saturday, April 12th through Sunday, the 27th. The show will be juried by area artists Lori Sears and Susan James, with the entry money and other premiums divided between the winners. A Closing Party will be held on Sunday, April 27th, from 5 - 8 PM. Flat Creek Winery will lead a tour of their winemaking facilities, hold a wine tasting, and serve a lasagna dinner and present exhibit awards - all before we pack up our work and head home. Watch for acceptance notifications later in March. Two Member Events: TSOS Kite Fly and Closing Party Coupled with TSOS Spring Show ‘08 1) Kite Fly – Saturday, April 12, 3:00 - 8:00 Set up your Winery exhibit in the morning, then head nearby to Coffee’s “Cow Reducing Salon” for an afternoon of kite flying and petting Texas Longhorns. Then a potluck “kite flying award supper”, a brief board meeting, and ‘foam block’ distribution and instruction (see “Lost Styrofoam Casting at Hall’s Foundry” below). Bring kids, grandkids & kites! Watch for a flyer on this. Gary Yarrington’s “Baroque 3” 20 in. bronze sculpture is currently 2) May Member Event: “Lost Styrofoam” showing in the National Sculpture Society’s 75th Exhibition in New Casting at Hall’s Foundry – mark your York City. The exhibit runs for four months in New York then on to South Carolina’s Brookgreen Gardens for three months. calendars for Saturday, May 24th! Let’s meet at Michael Hall’s Foundry at Driftwood at 9:30 AM to cast our artfully carved foam blocks (see “Kite Fly” above). We’ll work till noon “Art is a lie that enables us to realize then lunch at nearby Salt Lick Bar-B-Q. Hall can cast the truth.” - Pablo Picasso 20 pieces - so first come - first cast. Page 4 The Third Dimension January - March 2008 Thomas’s Life-size Longhorn IN MEMORIAM: is Cover Story for February’s Jo Anne Hawkins 1938 - 2008 “Longhorn Journal” Jo Anne Hawkins, wife of TSOS founding A life-sized longhorn steer by TSOS member, Jim member, Dan Hawkins passed away on February 11, Thomas from Jonestown, is the cover feature of this 2008. Jo Anne, a talented artist in her own right, February’s Texas Longhorn Journal. A cover story enjoyed a long and outstanding career with the (featuring three of Jim’s bronzes) tells about Jim’s start University of Texas Library System. She was a in sculpture, his techniques and his career as one of constant TSOS supporter and always a lively our premier western artists. participant in our activities. Call for Entries for the Metal TSOS Show at Georgetown Library Arts Show at the Ellen Nöel The new Georgetown Public library will be the venue for a juried TSOS exhibit during June. Art Museum in Odessa The City of Georgetown recently constructed a new Metal Arts 2008 Exhibition dates: public library and is interested in promoting the arts at the June 27-August 22, 2008 new library. The library is most impressive, centrally Metal Arts is a national juried metal art exhibit located and enjoys heavy daily use. It has two areas for hosted by the Ellen Nöel Art Museum in Odessa, outdoor pieces, a number of good indoor exhibit spaces Texas. Any person working with metal as an integral and a snack bar and dining area. part of traditional or non-traditional art-making The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board have invited processes is invited to apply. Metal, by definition, is TSOS to hold a sculpture exhibit. The TSOS show will be nay ferrous (iron) or non-ferrous metal substance that the first of this kind to be held at the new library. is used in the creation of art. A call for entries will be sent to all TSOS members the The exhibit juror is Sherry Owens. There will be first week of April. The deadline date for applications will $2,500 in total prize monies awarded. Entry fees are be Friday, April 25th. This will be a juried show. The $10.00 per entry or $25.00 for three entries. Entries jurors will be members from the Georgetown Arts and must be postmarked by April 21, 2008. Culture Board. For more information, contact the Ellen Nöel Art TSOS members will be notified of acceptance into the Museum, 2909 University Blvd, Odessa, Texas 79762; show by Thursday, May 14th. Setup is scheduled for Friday, 432-550-9696, fax: 432-550-9226; Web site: June 6thand the show will run from Saturday, June 7, 2008 www.noelartmuseum.org to Sunday, June 29, 2008. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, June 15th. Pickup of sculpture pieces will be June 29th. Watch for more details in the mail. Mary K. Morse - One Woman Show in Lafayette, La. Wednesday Mar 5, 2008 - Saturday Mar 29, 2008 W. Stephan Gallery 1116-A Coolidge St. Lafayette, LA 70503 Phone: (337) 234-7500 www.wstephangallery.com Beach Ladies III, bronze sculpture by Mary K. Morse January - March 2008 The Third Dimension Page 5 Sunset Valley Second Annual Artist Showcase The Sunset Valley ArtFest will be held Saturday, April 26, 2008 from 9:00am to 6pm. This year the ArtFest will feature the Texas Society of Sculptors (TSOS) and Austin Green Art. There will be other artists attending this event as well. All work displayed must be created by the artist – original paintings, sculptures, wood working, etc. 10x10 Booth spaces are $40.00 for TSOS and Green Art. Applications should submitted by Monday, March 31, 2008. This event will be held next to the Sunset Valley Farmers Market, at the Toney Berger Center, Highway 290, between Westgate Blvd. and Brodie Lane. The ArtFest will be a well attended event featuring live music and food. For more information and registration form, contact Karen Medicus, 512-382-6353, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the Sunset Valley ArtFest Web site for more information. “Lord of the Wind”, a life-sized peregrine falcon bronze by Bob Coffee, was installed and dedicated at the Chisos Mountains’ Visitor Center in Big Bend National Park this past February 15th. The statue is a gift from the Friends of Big Bend to Big Bend National Park. TSOS at the Crossings An exceptional opportunity is available to TSOS members to show their work at the Crossings in New TSOS Officers and Austin. They are interested in displaying and offering Directors Named for 2008 art in various mediums by local artists. The Crossings – a wellness spa and corporate The following have been appointed to serve the Texas leadership retreat center, founded in 2003 – is located Society of Sculptors for 2008: on thirty acres in the hills above Lake Travis. It has Officers: fine spaces for outdoor sculpture, space for pieces and President - Bob Coffee (Austin) a large cafeteria/dining hall. Vice President - Marla Ripperda (Burnet) TSOS member, Michael Epps has been working Secretary - Terry Wilemon (Lakeway) with the staff of the Crossings to coordinate art Treasurer- Leo Eckroth (Lake Travis) related activities. Michael and the Crossings staff have Directors: also arranged for TSOS to hold a formal two month Rodney Bohl (Austin) long sculpture exhibit this fall (more details to be Nancy Cardozier (Austin) announced). Michael has also arranged a program Siri Dehipitiya (Austin) where sculptures may be placed at the Crossings now. Michael Epps (Lago Vista) Interested TSOS members may contact Michael at Mary Griffin (Pflugerville) 512-970-0642 for more details. They require photos Joe Kenney (Austin) of proposed sculpture piece which will be reviewed by Dar Richardson (Georgetown) selected Crossing staff for approval. Kathleen Wilson (Austin) Mailing address is: Michael Epps Others: 21032 Dawn Drive Newsletter Editor - Cheri Richardson (Georgetown) Lago Vista, TX 78645 Ezine Editor and Webmaster -Marilyn Fenn (Austin) More information about the Crossings may be found at their website: www.thecrossingsaustin.com. TSOS “To be an artist is to believe in life.” members are also encouraged to visit the Crossings – Henry Moore and experience the natural surrounding where sculpture may be displayed. Page 6 The Third Dimension January - March 2008 TSOS Important Dates Recap: Now – April 18, 2008: TSOS Abstract ’08 Show at Brocca Gallery in Austin (more details on page 8). Now – October 1, 2008: “Sculpture on Main” exhibit in Marble Falls (information on page 2). April 5, 2008 – April 26: Sculptor’s Dominion at Villa del Carmen estate, 11354 Vance Jackson Road, San Antonio (for more information contact Gilbert Barrera 210-696-9813). April 12, 2008 – April 27, 2008: TSOS Spring Show at Flat Creek Estate Winery, 24912 Singleton Bend East Road Marble Falls, TX 78654 (see page 3). April 12, 2008 Saturday 3-8PM: TSOS Board Meeting and Kite Flying Member Event at Coffee Ranch (more information on page 3). April 21, 2008 Monday: Deadline for entries for Metal Arts Show at Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX (more information on page 4). April 24, 2008 Thursday: Umlauf Garden Party, 605 Robert E. Lee Road, Austin, TX 78704. April 25, 2008 Friday: Deadline for Application to Georgetown Library sculpture show (details page 4). April 26, 2008 Saturday 9AM – 6PM: Sunset Valley 2nd Annual ArtFest (more information on page 5). April 27, 2008 Sunday: Awards Dinner, with winery tour and wine tasting at Flat Creek Estate Winery, Gary Yarrington’s “Baroque Sunday Morning” 18 1/2 in. bronze sculpture is 24912 Singleton Bend East Road Marble Falls, TX showing in the American Academy of Equine Arts, “The Horse in Fine Art” 78654 (more on page 3). exhibit in the Columbia (Missouri) Art League This Spring – it then travels to the Wildlife Experience Museum in Denver for the Summer. Also in the May 24, 2008 Saturday: TSOS Board Meeting and Lost exhibit is another Yarrington equestrian bronze, “Baroque 5”. Styrofoam Casting Member Event at Michael Hall’s Foundry (more information on page 3). May 31, 2008: Third Dimension submission deadline (more information on page 7). June 6, 2008 Friday: Set-up at Georgetown Library (contact Dar Richardson for details 512-869-7522). June 7, 2008 – June 29, 2008: TSOS Sculpture Exhibit at the new Georgetown Library, 402 W. 8th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626 (more details on page 3). June 11, 2008 Wednesday Noon: TSOS Board Meeting at Georgetown Library – open to all members and interested parties. July 9, 2008: TSOS Board Meeting – location to be announced – open to all members and guests. August 31, 2008 Third Dimension submission deadline (more information on page 7). September 10, 2008: TSOS Board Meeting – location to be announced – open to all members and guests. September 21, 2008 Sunday: TSOS “SculpFest” at Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road, Austin (contact Marla Ripperda 512-497-1807 for more information) January - March 2008 The Third Dimension Page 7 The Third Dimension newsletter, published The Texas Society of Sculptors (TSOS) is a sculptors’ guild based in quarterly, is an official publication of the Texas Society Austin, Texas and chartered in 1971 by the State of Texas as a non-profit of sculptors (TSOS) and is free to members. Opinions organization. Objectives of the society include educating the public about expressed are not necessarily those of the society or of sculpture and the many media of this art form, promoting the work of the editor. Material appearing in The Third Dimension sculptors, and serving as a liaison between sculptors everywhere. may not be reprinted without the permission of the .O. Address: TSOS, P Box 49291, Austin, TX 78765-9291 , author artist, or editor. Web site: www.tsos.org Submissions are encouraged and should pertain to Board Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at noon – news articles relevant to the Texas Society of Sculptors such as meetings, events, notices, lectures, location to be posted in newsletter and Ezine. All members are welcome workshops, etc. and encouraged to attend TSOS board meetings. Although electronic submission is preferred, articles, TSOS Board of Directors and Staff: photos, announcements, manuscripts, artwork, President: Bob Coffee, email@example.com, 512/474-5261 letters, ideas, requests, questions, or suggestions are Vice President, Membership Roster and Sculptfest Chair: welcome in any form and should be sent as soon as Marla Ripperda, firstname.lastname@example.org possible to Third Dimension editor Cheri Richardson, , Vice-President Emeritus: Gilbert E. Barrera, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 316 West Ridgewood The Sculptors Dominion 210-696-9813 Rd., Georgetown, TX 78633; 512/869-7522. Secretary: Terry Wilemon, email@example.com Treasurer: Leo Eckroth Guidelines for submission of Images follow: Webmaster & Virtual 3D Ezine Editor: Marilyn Fenn, 1. Submit by email or saved on CD if possible. firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com 2. Images need to be scanned at 900 x 1200 pixels to Newsletter Editor The Third Dimension: Cheri Richardson print out cleanly at 3 x 4 in. 3. Max quality JPEG Other Board Members: Rodney Bohl, Nancy Cardozier, Siri Dehipitiya, preferred. Michael Epps, Joe Kenney, Mary Thrasher Griffin, Dar Richardson, 3. Include photo caption with title, medium, size, and Kathleen Wilson date of artwork, AND photo credits with all image submissions. Past Presidents: Mel Fowler, Mary Paige Huey, Dan Hawkins, 4. Include stamped envelope if you need it returned. Hal Saunders, Billie Caselli-Clark, Ron Carroll, Michael Hall, Deadline for submission for the next publication will Nancy Cardozier, Bobby Pearl, Cindy Debold, Ken Burns, Herb Long, be May 31, 2008. Reynaldo Alaniz, Gilbert E. Barrera, Hank Waddell The Texas Society of Sculptors Application for Annual Membership www.tsos.org Name Date Address City State Zip/Postal code Country Preferred medium & Style Email address Web site Artist Member $40/year Non-artist Member $40/yr New Member? Yes / No Make Check payable and mail to: The Texas Society of Sculptors P O Box 49291 Austin TX 78765-9291 USA TSOS Abstract Show ’08 200 Attend Feb. 23rd Opening - McDonald, Epps and Griffin Take the Money TSOS’s first ever exhibit with an abstract theme got off to a roaring start with Austin’s Brocca Gallery hosting some 200 visitors at it’s February 23rd opening. 44 pieces by 24 TSOS members filled the gallery “to the brim”. The food and wine were great – and the work was excellent! Well known Austin artist/teacher Kelly Fearing, judged the show and gave these awards: Bill McDonald “Portal” – 1st Place - $1000 Mike Epps “Austin Red Cedar” 2nd Place - $500 Mary Griffin “Abstract Wave” – 3rd Place $250 "Portal" alabaster sculpture Mary K. Morse “Pod I” – Merit Award by Bill McDonald – 1st Place Winner Nancy Cardozier “Muscle” Merit Award TSOS Abstract ’08 – Brocca Gallery, Bob Coffee “Indian Wrestlers” – Merit Award Austin, TX Entrants hailed from 9 Texas communities. Work was done in all media. The exhibit has been extended and now runs through April 18th. Special thanks to Augusto Brocca for hosting the show and to Kathleen Wilson for her very hard work as curator of the exhibit. "Austin Red Cedar” 31x18x11 in. wood sculpture by Michael Epps – 2nd Place TSOS Abstract ’08 – Brocca Gallery, Austin, TX Texas Society of Sculptors P.O. Box 492917 Austin, TX 78765-9291 www.TSOS.org "Abstract Wave" 13 x 12 x 7 Bronze sculpture by Mary Thrasher Griffin – 3rd Place Winner Please check your mailing label. It lists the date of your next TSOS Abstract ’08 Show - Brocca Gallery, Austin, TX dues payment, or your last newsletter if unpaid.