Sculpture Competition 2019


2019: 6th Biennial Richard & Pam Salmon International Sculpture Competition Exhibit
October 18, 2019 - August 1, 2021
Sunken Garden Park, San Angelo

The Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition, a juried exhibition of outdoor sculpture, is hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.  The  biennial exhibit of 12-15 large-scale sculptures in the park is in cooperation with the City of San Angelo Public Art Commission and the City government. Sunken Garden Park (700 Block S. Abe Street/W. Avenue D) includes a formal sunken garden area where, spring through fall, canna and other flower displays are featured. The park includes large open areas, landscaped groves and a walking and jogging track, as well as handsome retaining walls, stairs, and other stonework created by the WPA in the 1930’s. The large-scale sculptures enhance an already beautiful spot, and add yet another attraction to San Angelo’s wonderful River Walk.

Katie Edwards
Juror: Katie Robinson Edwards, Ph.D., is Curator of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in Austin, Texas. In addition to curating exhibitions and writing on Texas art, she has written on Chuck Close, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Jessica Stockholder, Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth. She taught modern and contemporary art at the Allbritton Art Institute at Baylor University for eight years. Her book, Midcentury Modern Art in Texas, was published in June 2014 by the University of Texas Press. Edwards serves on the board of directors of CASETA, the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art.



Elizabeth Akamatsu
Nacogdoches, TX

Mary Angers
Long Branch, NJ

Wesley Blossom
Gunnison, CO

Matthew Boulay
Salem, OR

Danville Chadbourne
San Antonio, TX

Valérie Chaussonnet
Austin, TX

Art Garcia
Dallas, TX

James Hetherington
San Antonio, TX

Dewane HughesT
Troup, TX

Makenzie Martin
Melissa, TX

Michelle O'Michael
Houston, TX

Lionel Smit
Cape Town, South Africa

Kevin Stanford
Eldorado, TX

John Vinklarek
San Angelo, TX


Opening Day Events on Friday, October 18, 2019

Sculpture Symposium • 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, Room 101
Angelo State University
Sponsored by Angelo State University and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
Presentations by Salmon Sculpture Competition Juror Katie Robinson Edwards, curator of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum; and Suguru Hiraide, exhibiting artist at the Angelo State University 193 Gallery. Moderator: Howard Taylor, Director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.

Sculpture by Suguru Hiraide (runs until October 31) • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
193 Gallery

Carr Education-Fine Arts Building
Angelo State University
Stop in and see the exhibit during the day and enjoy the reception during the Symposium intermission.    

Opening and Awards Reception, Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition • 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Sunken Garden Park, San Angelo

Juror: Katie Robinson Edwards, curator of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
Refreshments and live music provided.

Presented By:                                                  Sponsors:                                                     

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts           Richard and Pam Salmon                              
Angelo State University                              Texas Commision on the Arts
The Old Chicken Farm Art Center                The San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council
The City of San Angelo