Applications sought for 8th Sculpture Trail

ContributedEd Smith stands with the torso of “__Great Man__” in this undated photo.

 The eighth biennial Sculpture Trail will be open from July 2 to Oct. 8, according to an announcement from Cherry Valley Artworks. Chosen work will be exhibited throughout Cherry Valley.

The Cherry Valley Sculpture Trail began in 2005 with five local sculptors and has since expanded to include artists from many states and countries, presenters said in a media release.

Cherry Valley Artworks claims the trail to be the largest regularly scheduled outdoor art event in Central New York.

The 2021 curator is Ed Smith, a sculptor and professor of Art at Marist College. Smith is a Guggenheim fellow and member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. He is director of the Marist Biennale Program and the recipient of numerous awards and honors, the release said.

Established and emerging artists are invited to apply. Email for an application. The application form and prospectus are available at The submission deadline is April 30. There is no application fee.

Applications should include jpgs of up to three available works or site-specific proposals and/or two images of previous work, a recent resume and the application form.

The exhibit will be juried with a $1,000 grand prize and $500 first prize. There is also a stipend for selected works if needed for moving works.

Call Cherry Valley Artworks Executive Direct Jane Sapinsky at 607-264-3080 or email for more information.

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