35th Annual Sculpture Celebration Winners Announced

LENOIR, NC (September 20, 2021) — The Caldwell Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 35th Annual Sculpture Celebration as judged by Elizabeth Brim of Penland, NC. Held on September 11, 2021 at the Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir, NC, sculptors from as far away as New York, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico competed for a total of $11,000 in cash prizes. This event was funded by generous sponsors and by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.


Best In Show ($3000): George Cadell of Bakersville, NC – “After the Storm”

First Place ($2000): Mary-Ann Prack of Jefferson, NC – “The Other Side of Me”

Second Place ($1500): Joe Bigley of Lenoir, NC – “Meridian Crease”

Third Place ($1000): Joel Urruty of Hickory, NC – “Breach”


Judge’s Merit Award (five awards @ $500 ea.)

Jeff Albert of High Point, NC – “Beauty”

Chris Wilson of Marietta, GA – “Carolina Parakeet”

Suzette Bradshaw of Granite Falls, NC – “Spirits of the Water”

Beau Lyday of Valdese, NC – “Celtic Travels”

Jeff Menzer of Asheville, NC – “Sling-Wing-Ding”


Honorable Mention Award (five awards @ $100 ea.)

Anna Berry of Morganton, NC – “Heart”

Nathan Leslie of Climax, NC – “Robbing the Coop”

Crista Cammaroto of Charlotte, NC – “Maripolkagold”

Harry McDaniel of Asheville, NC – “Beat Hive”

Tom Risser of Waxhaw, NC – “4 Heads Are Better”


People’s Choice, Professional Category ($500)
Courtesy of the Stevens Family Foundation

Nathaniel Miller of Collettsville, NC – “Homework for Aunt Louise”


Visit www.caldwellarts.com to see photos of this year’s winners and contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828-754-2486 or office@caldwellarts.com with any questions.

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