35th Annual Sculpture in the Park – Loveland, Colorado
A collector’s tradition, Sculpture in the Park is a destination that continues to exhibit a level of exceptional artistry and touted as “America’s largest outdoor juried sculpture show and sale” on their website. Loveland is a natural scenic beauty and combined with colorful, delicate and powerful sculptures it is truly a destination for not only collectors, but novice alike.
As Sculpture in the Park celebrates 35 years of bringing the sculptural arts to the public there are several artists that are celebrating along with them a long standing of being selected through the juried process.
Carolyn L. Barlock will join Sculpture in the Park for her 22nd year. As she explained, “I am honored every year to participate.” Barlock had an exciting 2017, “My friend Father Andre arranged to have his Holiness Pope Francis accept a chalice. The chalice was presented during the International Assembly Conference of the Aperolic Union of the Clergy on November 16, 2017 in the Hall of the Consistory at the Vatican, I felt so honored and blessed,” smiles Barlock.
Barlock has found inspiration from everything around her and has allowed herself to “have fun” with her art as she states it, which is why the work presented at this year’s exhibition is so special. From frogs to lilies to dragon flies that look as though they are about to fly off the vase, Barlock continues to elevate her artistic style with her chiseled luster porcelain. Exploring the different styles of porcelain that Barlock is able to locate has only added to the artistic dimension that she creates; nothing is out of this artists reach; goblets, vases, jewelry boxes, decanters and so much more.
Harold Linke joins for the seventh year. His whimsical sculptures of expression create a joyful balance in life. As Linke explains as his vision on his website “Create joy with great art. I hope, 100 years from now, someone finds my sculpture and thinks, “He saw the world as a wonderful place.” *
Carol Gold has participated for over 20 years in Sculpture in the Park. When asked about the show, Carol said, “I think there are many factors that contribute to the special quality of Sculpture in the Park. The setting is lovely. It’s inspiring to be surrounded by the fine sculptures in Benson Sculpture Garden and the work of fellow sculptors. The show is well organized. I think it’s the community involvement that makes Sculpture in the Park so very special.” *
As explained by Sculpture in the Park’s website, “Each year the participating artists are selected by a jury comprised of experienced sculptors representing different styles and mediums. Traditionally, about one fourth of the selected artists are new to Sculpture in the Park. The inclusion of new artists, coupled with a show policy that requires returning artists to display newly produced work, ensures that Sculpture in the Park has a refreshingly new and diversified look each year.”
Sculpture in the Park is open to the public on Saturday, 9:30am – 6:00pm and Sunday 9:30am – 4:30pm. Tickets may be purchased at the gate for $8 and children under 14 are admitted free. There are also shuttle buses that are provided from various locations throughout Loveland. Visit Sculpture in the Park website HERE for detailed information
There are over 160 artists represented from across the globe, each presenting a unique style and versatility in the field of sculptural arts. Make Sculpture in the Park in Loveland your destination this weekend, you will not be disappointed.
- Full interview conducted with Carolyn Barlock, quotes provided from interview; images courtesy of artist
- Carol Gold quote courtesy of Sculpture in the Park website. Harold Linke quote courtesy of Linke’s website; images of both Linke & Jack E. Kreutzer courtesy of Sculpture in the Park