11th INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM
13 May – 24 May 2010
BORKEL EN SCHAFT , THE NETHERLANDS
De Stenen Poort" in Borkel en Schaft, the Netherlands, is a foundation established in 1990 by a
group of five sculptors, all of them working in stone.
The group organized its first and second International Sculpture in Stone symposium in 1991 and
1992. It was then decided to organise such an international symposium every two year. These
symposiums consisted of a working period during which each of the participating artists made a
sculpture in stone, followed by a public exhibition which gave the sculptors the opportunity to sell their
work. The participants exchanged information about cultural and social life in their countries, as well as
knowledge about tools and materials; they started friendships and many of them sold their work. All
this made these symposiums a great success.
To date ten of such symposiums have been held and about a hundred sculptors from all over the
world have participated in them (see the Appendix). In the non-symposium years there were
exhibitions of the work of Belgian and Dutch sculptors. "De Stenen Poort" is now preparing the 11th
jubilee edition of the International Sculpture in Stone symposium. Artists from all countries are invited
to participate. They can bring one or two of their existing sculptures, which they will be allowed to
show and sell at the exhibition, along with the work made during the symposium. If you are interested,
spread the news to other sculptors and read the detailed information given below.
Borkel en Schaft is one of the small parishes of the municipality of Valkenswaard near the Belgian
border, between Lommel (B) and Eindhoven(NL).
"De Stenen Poort" has an open-air working area (1000 m2), a workshop with wooden stands and a 40
m2 shed for shelter.
2. The organising committee
Mieke Beijer from Beek en Donk
Anneke Janse from Overpelt ~Belgium
Hermann Knupfer from Valkenswaard
Jan van de Pol from Helmond
Annet de Wit from Borkel en Schaft
3. The dates of the working period and the exhibition
The working period will be from Thursday 13 of May to Monday 24 of May 2010.
The exhibition will start on Monday 24 of May and close on Sunday 30 of May 2010.
During the week of the exhibition, you will be free to stay and visit museums, other exhibitions etc.
To give the visitors to the exhibition the opportunity to view the sculptures in a quiet atmosphere, you
will not be allowed to make new sculptures in the week of the exhibition.
The sculptures made during the symposium will have to remain on the site until the end of the
exhibition (30 of May 2010).
Medium-sized blocks of natural stone ( Belgian bluestone, limestone, various kinds of marble etc.) will
be available free of charge. If you want other stone varieties or bigger blocks, you will be able to order
them from local traders at cost price.
5. Sculpturing tools
In principle, you will use your own tools. Pneumatic tools will not be allowed.
6. Number of participants
For the selection procedure, you are requested to send us the following:
- a recent passport photo
- some photos showing your work
- a completed application form
- a curriculum vitae.
For the purpose of a symposium catalogue and information on our website, also include a few good
photos or digital images (CD) of your work (no photocopies). We prefer digital images on CD.
Referring to your website is not enough!
During the working and exhibition period you will be accommodated at the "Sportparkdreef”. The costs
of accommodation are included in the enrolment fee. We will be willing to make reservations on your
behalf if you prefer to stay at one of the local hotels (at your own expense).
Meals will be provided during the working period only. They are included in the fee. Good field kitchen
quality may be expected.
A basic insurance policy (fire, storm, burglary) will be taken out for the work exhibited During transport
to and from the symposium site, the work will not be covered by the insurance. Neither the organising
committee nor the owner of the working area can be held responsible for any accident, injury or
material damage during the working period and the exhibition week. You should therefore take out an
accident insurance yourself.
We will take care of publicity. You will be sent some invitation cards.
The costs of the working period have deliberately been kept low. The all-in price (for lodging and
meals during the working period, insurance, materials, publicity, paperwork, catalogue and costs of the
exhibition, including drinks) amounts to € 200. The terms and conditions will be sent to you after your
enrolment has been confirmed by us.
Sculptors from outside Western Europe will only have to pay the enrolment fee if they sell a work
during the symposium or exhibition.
If an artist sells work, he or she will be asked to hand in 20% of the proceeds for the organisation and
for improvements to the infrastructure of the location. At the past symposia sales were excellent.
50-80% of the sculptors sold one of their works.
Use the enrolment form ( see below)
Enrolment closing date: 31 December 2010.
15. For further information, contact:
Annet de Wit-Dorpstraat 30
5556 VL Borkel & Schaft (NL)
Mieke Beijer-Brakenstraat 14-5741 SR Beek en Donk (NL)
Tel.: 0031-492462696 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan van de Pol-Wolfsputten 4-5709 PB Helmond (NL)
Tel.: 0031-492383794 E-mail: email@example.com
The following sculptors have been participated in "De Stenen Poort" since 1990:
Albanië Pjerin Kolnikaj Nederland Mieke Beijer
Argentinië Aguedo Albalos Cussi Anneke Janse
Juan Carlos Mercurio Mien Paridaans
Annet de Wit
België Jan van de Pol
Kristien van Diest Jos Beurskens
Gert Fonteyne Daan v. Drunen
Xavier Dessain Inez Hegeman
Guy Janssen Ronald Kleintjes
Christa Allaerts Peru Emilia Loza Garnica
Polen Krystof Jacubowski
Bulgarije Petko Moskow
Roemenië Dinu Campeanu
Rumen Dimitrov Constantin Sevtov
Canada Eddy Gheress Dup Darie
China Ji Hong Zhang Catalin Hrimiuc
Duitsland Joachim Evers Ion Iancut
Radu Marcel Moraru
Roland Höft Nicolae Razvan Mincu
Egypte Salah Hammad Enghis Septimu
Michael Chapman Spanje Pipo Llobet Hernandez
Nick Lloyd Jaime de Cordoba
Finland Simo Helenius
Frankrijk Fernand Terrier
Angelo Alhaja Moyano
Philippe Beriot Thierry Ferreira
Chantal Goirand Lluis Ribalta Coma-
Sophie Frank Cros
Aurelie Moreau Lua Ruiz-Gimenez
Georgie Ramaz Gojati
Hongarije Robert Csikszentmihaly Turkije Sehriban Köksal
Boldizar Szmrecsányi Sergio Ortiz Arocho
Rath Geber Attila Puerto Rico
Israel Genia Gendelman Russia Sergey Lopukhove
Ludmilla Voloshanenko U.S.A. Elsie Wood
Italië Fernando Caciorgna
Zimbabwe Fanizani Akuda
Japan Susumu Ikegami Saidi Sabiti
Hisao Kameyama Lawrence
Terunao Kobayashi Zweden
Zwitserland Ewald Brigger
Joegoeslavie Jovan Arsenovic
Jimin Lee Peter Muller
Letland Igors Dobicins
Lituania Alfridas Pajuodis
Libanon Antoine Basbous
Mexico Manuel Fuentes
Moldavië Stefan Rusu
11th INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE IN STONE SYMPOSIUM
of May – 24th of May 2010 BORKEL EN SCHAFT, THE NETHERLANDS
Please fill in and mail this form back to
Jan van de Pol
De Wolfsputten 4
5709 PB Helmond
I, the undersigned___________________________________________________
wish to enrol for the working and exhibition weeks in Borkel & Schaft from 13th of may till
24th of may 2010 (exhibition till 30th of may) and declare to be fully aware of the conditions