Category Artist Opportunities

2018 Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour Part 2: Life as a Professional Artist working in Cast Iron

“Iron casting has melted who I thought I was, and has molded me into who I have become.” -Tamsie Ringler   Welcome to part two of our 2018 Valentine’s Day Hot Metal blog feature! This week we’re focusing on Life as a Professional Artist Working in Cast Iron, or what I might also refer to as […]

2018 Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour Part 1: The Detailed Process of Casting Iron

Happy New Year from Franconia Sculpture Park! In the dark, cold days of winter, we at Franconia look forward to the infusion of warmth and community that comes with our first big event of the new year: The Valentine’s Day Hot Metal Pour! Welcome to the first of a two-part blog feature leading up to […]

Spotlight on Asia Ward’s Solar Tree

At night, in the open country or the mountains, when there is a clear sky and a full moon, the landscape becomes flattened, and all details are reduced to simple and distinct layers of neutral colors. My work explores the surreal dimensional shifts of landscape through time and light, and is shaped by my memories […]

Concrete and steel and wood, oh my!

Pumpkin Spice is back in stores – a sure sign that fall is in full swing! Our intern artists are feeling the cold creep in but aren’t letting that stop them. You can find these hardworkers out on the workpad into the dark and chilly hours daily. They each are creating a large sculpture to install […]

The Boys are Back in Town

To date, Franconia has hosted more than 800 artists from around the world. A few of these artists have returned as staff members, held multiple fellowships, participated in the annual iron pour, collaborated on projects, or just come back to say hello. Whether here for just a season or for the entire 19 years, each member of the […]

Measure, cut, assemble, repeat 

Vascular Form V, Orientation Back in 2001, with the help of an FSP/Jerome Fellowship, Foon Sham installed one of his sculptures at Franconia Sculpture Park. Back then, Franconia was located at a 16-acre site on Route 8. This spring, Foon Sham returned to our newly expanded 43-acre park on Route 95 to complete an Open Studio Fellowship, creating and installing new artwork at […]

Give ’em the old razzle dazzle, razzle dazzle ’em

If you’ve visited the park recently, you’ve undoubtedly seen the large black and white sculpture that *DAZZLES* the eye as it seems to change shape and transform right before you. Here’s everything you need to know about Dazzle and the man behind the curtain, Chris Manzione.  What is your creative process like when you are making sculpture? […]