Congratulations to Loveland, Colorado for Another Fantastic Sculpture Show Weekend
Last weekend was Loveland’s big annual art love fest. Sculptors and art patrons from around the world descend upon the city famous for its love of the arts the second weekend in August each year.
Admiring art of all kinds is possible through the Loveland Fine Art Invitational, the Art in the Park, and the Sculpture in the Park shows.
“It’s an amazing show, huh?” said Victor Issa who greeted a patron checking out his work at Sculpture in the Park. “I like to work with the human form.”
“To me, it’s the most expressive form out there.”
He said that surrounded with his bronze sculptures of ballerinas, a little girl on a swing and angels. He stood under a gigantic tent full of all matter of different sculptures from 160 artists from across the U.S., Canada and France.
This year is the 34th consecutive year that Loveland’s hosted the leading outdoor juried sculpture show in the country.
Adam Schultz and Lorri Acott of nearby Red Feathers Lake both sold several works at the show, including to a couple who flew in from Texas for the event.
“I’m amazed sometimes at how far collectors and patrons will travel to acquire artwork. I’ve sold sculptures through the years at this particular show to people who have traveled from all over the world to attend,” said Shultz.
“I’m feeling exceptionally grateful today to have been invited once again to exhibit my work alongside such an exclusive gathering of artists in such a prestigious sculpture celebration as this.”
Official stats are not yet available, but it is anticipated that Sculpture in the Park will announce several records in terms of sales. Unofficially over $1 million dollars was sold by that show alone.
Artists and visitors all seemed very happy, and there were lots of red dots marking pieces that were sold.
Sculpture in the Park is run by volunteers. Part of the proceeds go to purchase sculptures for the City of Loveland’s Benson Park.
Loveland Fine Art & Sculpture Invitational Show & Sale, run by Candy Vermillion was also reported to be a success with art work sold and lots of happy people.
As sculptor Victor Issa says about Loveland:
“If you’re serious about sculpture, this is where you belong.”
Thanks to 9 News for their coverage and to read more
You can also read more about Sculpture in the Park in the Loveland Reporter-Herald
note: the photo is from 2016 Sculpture in the Park