Beacon 3D 2017 now on view
Beacon 3D 2017 is now installed at these locations from west to east:
Lori Merhige, Effluence, on Beekman Street, City of Beacon
Tom Holmes, Balance of Power at 149 Main Street at TheoGanz Studio
Herman Roggeman, Flowers for Alice, at Cliff & DeWindt Street
Naomi Teppich, Snowflake Cactus, at Cliff & DeWindt Street
Edward Benavente, Tools of Mass Consumption, Cafe Amarcord, 276 Main
Emil Alzamora, Respite, 296 Main St at Trendy Tots Take Two
Jonathan Reichert, Sculpture Sandwich, Carriage House Bldg, 380 Main
Edward Benavente, Executive Action, Beacon Bldg, 427 Main
Peter Schlemowitz, Horseshoes, Beacon Bldg, 427 Main
Sarah Haviland, Columbina, Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main
Insun Kim, Hedge I, Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main
Pictured above Snowflake Cactus and Flowers for Alice at Cliff & DeWindt Street. Photograph by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh.
CALL FOR ART / Acquisition Fundraiser
Calling all potters and artists – we invite artists to create functional and decorative bowls – ceramic, glass, metal, wood, twigs, etc. – for an acquisition fundraiser for Lori Merhige’s sculpture, Effluence, pictured above (photographed by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, NJ) Drop off is Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from Noon – 5 PM. Please price your work reasonably and affordably so that we might maximize sales. There is a 50/50 split between artist and Beacon 3D. In addition, Lori Merhige will have created very limited edition maquettes of some of her sculptures which will be for sale. You may make as many bowls as you wish. TheoGanz Studio at 149 Main Street, Beacon, NY is the host venue for this event. For further information, contact Eleni Smolen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.318.2239.
12 sculptures at these locations on and around Main Street from West to East
129 Main Street @ Bank Square Coffee House Patio
The Yawner • Jon Reichert
149 Main Street @TheoGanz Studio
Desert Agave • Naomi Teppich
Cliff & Commerce Street
Naturally Synthetic • Ken Wright
Cliff & DeWindt St
Flowers for Alice • Herman Roggeman
Columbina • Sarah Haviland
276 Main Street @ Cafe Amarcord
back by popular demand – Tools of Mass Consumption • Ed Benavente
296 Main Street @Trendy Tots
Xeno • Emil Alzamora
380 Main St @ The Carriage Works Bldg
Harvest • Wilfredo Morel
427 Main St @ The Beacon Bldg
Lifeboat • Ann Provan
In the Same Boat • Ed Benavente
477 Main St @ The Howland Cultural Center
Weeping Cherry • Insun Kim
She • Judy Sigunick
Thanks to all who came out and supported Beacon 3D – the artists who generously participated and the collectors – many of them artists again – buying someone else’s work. Please make arrangements with me to pick up your artwork and/or purchase in the next couple of weeks.
Please help support Beacon 3D by coming out to our first-ever benefit for the project!
Where: hosted by Theo Ganz Studio
149 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508 (Tel: 917.318.2239)
When: August 7 – 16, 2015 Opening & Preview Friday, August 7th 4-8 pm
What: 2 and 3d works including paintings, photography, maquettes, drawings, etc.
50% of the sale price goes to the artist and 50% goes to benefit Beacon 3d
A great way to pick up a beautiful work of art and support a favorite annual five-month long public art project here in Beacon! Bring your friends! Bring your checkbooks! And walk away with your art work the same day!
Please be sure to join us for the official opening and ribbon cutting with Mayor Randy Casale on Saturday, June 13th at 2 Way Brewing Company at 18 West Main Street. Meet the artists, volunteers and sponsors who make this all happen! Thanks to Mike O’Herron at 2 Way for hosting the opening reception.
As founder and director of Beacon 3D, an annual art in public places exhibition in Beacon, New York, I am pleased to announce that the following 20 artists have been selected to show their work in the third annual edition to take place May 15 – October 15, 2015:
Ken Wright, Naomi Teppich, Judy Sigunick, Jennifer Smith, Peter Schlemowitz, Judith Kepner Rose, Jon Reichert, Franc Palaia, Rosemarie Oakman, Lori Merhige, Maria Lago, Matt Kinney, Insun Kim, Sarah Haviland, Ian George, Geoff Feder, Charlie Engelman, Ada Pilar Cruz, John BonSignore and Ed Benavente.
I would like to thank all the artists who sent in a proposal for this year’s exhibition and only say that I am sorry I could not have accepted more work. As it stands now, I am still scrambling to secure sites for those sculptures which have been selected. We have 10 sculptors returning from the 2014 edition and we welcome 10 new artists to this year’s roster. 11 are from Beacon and 9 are from Peekskill, Cold Spring, Damascus, PA, Wappinger Falls and Poughkeepsie areas. The work selected is in a diverse range of materials and many of the sculptures will be brand new fabrications as illustrated by the sketch below by artist Jon Reichert:
We are pleased to announce that the Beacon 3D 2014 catalog is released and available for purchase. A full-color catalog with all 12 sculptures from the 2014 exhibition are here along with artists’ sketches, installation shots, and other photos – in other words – a visual record of the 5 months. They are available for just $15. at RiverWinds Gallery and Theo Ganz Studio. Sponsors, volunteers and the 12 artists receive a complimentary copy!
If you are an actively engaged working sculptor and are interested in exhibiting one of your works in our five-month long annual exhibition (May 15 – Oct 15 2015) please download the pdf application and see if this is something that works for you. We are accepting proposals for 3D outdoor art through January 15, 2015.
2 things you might like to know:
We are very excited about this upcoming year as we have plans to have an audio app so that viewers can listen to a short talk by the artists on their work. This is a new undertaking for us but one we feel will address the public’s curiosity about the sculptures in a more accessible and immediate manner.
We are also very pleased to acknowledge that in 2014, Beacon 3D received the Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Award for Art in Public Places. We thank Arts Mid-Hudson for this program and honor.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
You may scan and return this to me via email.
Thanks! and best wishes in all your creative endeavors!
Contact: Eleni Smolen, director, beacon 3d, email: email@example.com
Please join us for the catalog release and closing of the 2014 edition of the Beacon 3D exhibition. We will be at Bank Square CoffeeHouse – 129 Main Street – on Wednesday, October 15th from 7 – 9 pm with a full color catalog of the 12 sculptures along Main Street. Makes a great souvenir for only $15.
We will have proposal applications for the 2015 exhibition tonight. Pick yours up! or download here. 3d 2015 application
Opening reception • Thursday, June 26th, 2014 – 5-7pm
The Howland Cultural Center • 477 Main Street