Call Detail
2023 Abiquiu Inn Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Entry Deadline: 3/31/23
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 5
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 1
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Event Dates: 4/15/23 - 3/31/24
Jury Dates: 4/1/23 - 4/20/23

Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

Cash Prizes Awarded

Submissions are being accepted through March 31, 2023 for the 2023 Abiquiu Inn Sculpture Walk & Garden Exhibition juried by Doug Coffin and Star York. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Winners and selected runners up will have sculptures on display from April 2023 to March 2024 in the Abiquiu Inn Sculpture Walk & Garden. 

Key Dates and Deadlines:

Art Submission: Now - March 31, 2023

Juried Notification: April 20, 2023

Sculpture Intake: By appointment April 20 - May 8, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20, 3-5pm

Sculpture Outtake: By appointment March - April 2024


Winners receive:

   First place $1,000 cash award

   Second place $500 cash award

   Third place $300 cash award

Works of winners and selected runners up will be on display at Abiquiu Inn Sculpture Walk & Garden through March 2024.

Winners will be announced on social media & website. 

About the Jurors:

Star York's career as a professional sculptor began over 45 years ago, and much of the recognition she has achieved comes from a body of work created after moving to the Southwest in 1985. It reflects her introduction to the Western narrative and Native peoples, indigenous wildlife, as well as ancient rock art. Her work succeeds in capturing authentic aspects of the past and interpreting historic figures with convincing realism. A credible character and personality are apparent in her subjects, rendered with empathic artistry.

Her work has been recognized internationally and is in museum and private collections worldwide.

Doug Coffin, Artist at Doug Coffin Fine Art, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in sculpture, painting and mixed media.

For over 50 years, Mr. Coffin’s brightly painted steel and mixed-media sculptures and painted works have reflected his American West and Native American heritage. 

Application Requirements

Application Requirements:

Artists may submit 1-5 applications (one entry per application, 5 maximum applications), 3D sculptures of any medium appropriate for outdoor display, selected entries must be transported by artist to New Mexico for exhibition. No entry fee.

Eligibility Criteria

Professional artists,18 years and up.