Norman Rockwell Museum is looking for a few good robots. They’re hosting a juried exhibition on the grounds of the museum this summer. At this stage they want concept submissions for weatherproof outdoor sculptures.
The robot sculptures will be chosen by a three-person jury. The winners will be on display at the museum July 16 through October 31, 2011. The Rockwell Museum will also host a Steampunk Evening on August 4th.
There are awards: SuperBot Best in Show: $300, ArtBot: $200, ModBot: $200, ClassicBot: $200, SteampunkBot: $200, WowBot, Viewers’ Choice: $100, KidBot Children’s Choice: $100.
The drawing at left, “Stanley the Robot” is one that I drew in charcoal on vellum (inspired by Rockwell and George Bridgman) around 1979. Stanley is a pot-bellied fry oil steamer bot who came together out of spare junk thrown behind an intergalactic restaurant.
I’m too busy to build him, but if there’s a sculptor among you who wants to construct this design, send me an email (jgurneyart (at) yahoo.com) with a link to your portfolio. Maybe we can collaborate.
Application form, sketches, concept statements and fee are due by April 15. Email questions about contest details to Thomas Mequita (tmesquita ( at ) nrm.org) Call 413-931 2278.
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