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The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition

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A traveling sculpture exhibition organized
by the University of Hawaii Art Gallery

Initial exhibition of The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition. Exactly 141 small sculptures from around the world show how artists have handled the challenges of space and scale dictated by the size of an ordinary shoebox. An invitation-only exhibition, this triennial has attracted a large number of well-known artists from Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, Australia, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Norway, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and United Kingdom.

A full-color catalogue with a photograph of each work and biographical information about the artists will accompany the exhibit. The catalogue is available for purchase at the University of Hawai'i Art Gallery for $20.00 (plus $8.00 shipping and handling within the U.S.) and participating museums and galleries.

Catalogues from previous Shoebox exhibitions are available for $15 each (plus shipping and handling) see publications for details. Checks in $US should be made to University of Hawaii Art Gallery.

View an on-line version of The 9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition.

 

ABOUT SHOEBOX SCULPTURE

Exhibition Summary

The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition gathers a large number of well-known artists from Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Norway, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and United Kingdom. Their sculptures are exceptionally diverse in concept, media, and techniques. Inspiring and thought provoking, the works represent a full range--from political and social commentary to humor, from personal narrative to enigmatic statements, and from realism to abstraction. These sculptures demonstrate the imaginative spirit and the endless creativity of the artist.

Working in this small scale presents numerous challenges to the artists. Details become magnified, each added element or nuance of form, surface patina, and texture is an integral part of the conceptual dialogue. Each artist knows the viewer is immediately drawn into the intimacy of the scale, where close scrutiny is the expectation. For some artists the format of this exhibition demands a shift in approach, however, what remains constant is their personal visual language developed over the years.

After its initial showing at the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, 81 works from The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition is scheduled to travel to 15 venues, in the U.S., and Korea. Previous Shoebox Sculpture exhibits organized by the University of Hawai'i Art Gallery were shown in Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, and Guam as well as the U.S. mainland.

 

Publication

A full-color catalogue with a photograph of each work and biographical information about the artists will accompany the exhibit. The catalogue is available for purchase at the University of Hawai'i Art Gallery for $20.00 (plus $6.00 shipping and handling) and participating museums and galleries.

 

Traveling Schedule

2009

March 1 – April 9, 2009
University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery // Honolulu, Hawai‘i

May 3 – May 28, 2009
East Hawai‘i Cultural Center // Hilo, Hawai‘i

July 9 – August 16, 2009
Soma Museum of Art // Seoul, Korea

September 14 – November 1, 2009
University of Mississippi Museum // University, Mississippi

2010

January 14 – February 20, 2010
Downtown Gallery
University of Tennessee // Knoxville, Tennessee

March 14 – April 25, 2010
University Art Galleries
Myers School of Art, The University of Akron // Akron, Ohio

May 16 – June 27, 2010
Booking Available

July 18 – August 29, 2010
Booking Available

September 19 – October 31, 2010
Sarah Spurgeon Gallery
Central Washington University // Ellensburg, Washington

November 21 – January 2, 2011
Booking Available

2011

January 23 – March 6, 2011
University Art Gallery
California State University, Dominguez Hills // Carson, California

March 27 – May 8, 2011
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art
Tuscumbia, Alabama

May 29 – July 10, 2011
LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts
Louisiana State University // Baton Rouge, Louisiana

July 31 – September 11, 2011
Booking Available

October 2 – November 13, 2011
The Clara M. Eagle Gallery
Murray State Kentucky // Murray, Kentucky

December 4 – January 15, 2012
Isla Center for the Arts
University of Guam // Mangilao, Guam

 

Exhibition Rental
Organized by the University of Hawaii Art Gallery

The traveling exhibition features the work of 81 artists invited from around the world including, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Norway, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States.

A triennial exhibition, The International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition challenges artists to work in a variety of sculptural ideas, styles and media within the small-scale of a shoebox. The format allows for the ease and economy of shipping, while providing a broad exposure to contemporary sculpture in metal, glass, ceramic, wood, fiber, plastic, and mixed media.

  • Participation fee: $1,750 for 6 weeks, plus outgoing shipping – double bookings available. Institutions outside the continental United States must pay custom fees and for all incoming and outgoing shipping charges to the U.S. border.
  • Insurance: The University of Hawaii Art Gallery covers insurance for duration for traveling itinerary.
  • Crates: 9 crates – approximate total weight 1,300 lbs (crates can be handled by two people).
  • Supplemental: Includes 20 catalogues – 148 pages, full color illustrations and promotional resources.
  • For information or booking contact: Lisa Yoshihara, call 808-956-6888, fax 808-956-9659 or email shoebox.sculpture@gmail.com
  • Download a pdf
  • An online version of the previous The 9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition catalogue can be viewed at here.

 

Other Information:


Co-sponsored by
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
The Watumull Grant for Museum Studies in the Arts

Other Shoebox Exhibitions
The 9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
The 8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition