2016 Sculptures

Ruin II

Ruin II

Neil J. Wiffill
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Best of Show
Stone Circle

Stone Circle

Reminds me of sitting around the camp fire.

Neil J. Wiffill
Fort Wayne, Indiana

How Many Kisses

How Many Kisses

I enjoy a challenge. I delighted in the challenge of creating a sculpture with a 100 lb girl suspended above the ground. How Many Kisses celebrates the joys of youth and the suspension of gravity.

James Haire
Fort Collins, Colorado

HOPE Rising

HOPE Rising

Here are two separate Mobius patterns. The Anchor/Cross seems to have four edges and four surfaces; "HOPE" seems to have one of each. The entire piece has one surface and two separate edges.

Curtis Rose
Decatur, Indiana

Making New Friends

Making New Friends

"I am really looking forward to a New Reality where there are no bullies, no anger, no sorrow…" "Oh Happy Day!"

Curtis Rose
Decatur, Indiana

Mother of Diversity

Mother of Diversity

BHS Students
Decatur, Indiana

Shooting Star

Shooting Star

When you wish upon a star you can make dreams come true. Proceeds from the sale of this sculpture will be donated to a charity to make a child’s dream come true.

Nathan Ferrise & Noah Ferrise
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Tea Kettle Garden

Tea Kettle Garden

This tea kettle garden is made out of some pretty simple supplies. Its natural elements allow you to carry a piece of the wild with you, even if you're only sitting in your living room.

Taylor Andrews
Rockford, Ohio

Meet the Cacti: Shy, Spry and Sly

Meet the Cacti: Shy, Spry and Sly

Not known for having a green thumb, but still wanting a garden, I have developed these imaginative and whimsical cacti! Hand woven tubes of wool and cotton grow on PVC bases that are topped by crocheted cotton flowers.

Sara Nordling
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Moose Family

Moose Family

Moose are solitary animals. However, even though the young one stays with its Mother an extended time after birth, while the male is not present at birth or attached as a family member, I wanted the male to be present in the family as he is a magnificent looking animal with his show of palmate antlers.

Carole A. Richardson-Macklin
Decatur, Indiana

Wheeee!!!

Wheeee!!!

Sassafras log rescued from burn pile. Done by traditional Mallet and Gauge Subtraction Carving Yes, polar bears really do this, although no one is certain why, maybe it is just for fun

Doc - Lawrence A. Wiedman, PhD
Huntington, Indiana

For Which it Stands

For Which it Stands

James Haire
Fort Collins, Colorado

All Under Heaven

All Under Heaven

Android couple dancing/ willow tree waving.

Gregory Mendez
Decatur, Indiana

Best of Show
Mayor's Choice
Hangin Out

Hangin Out

I love crows. They are smart, strong and resourceful. They also form strong family bonds and work together for the benefit of all. We could all learn from observing them.

This family of crows will be perched on top of a 7’ hi inverted pyramid. They are peering over the edge looking at us people below just as the viewers are peering up at them. Both groups are observing and studying each other. I like the interplay between the viewers and the sculpture.

Judd Nelson
Wayzata, Minnesota

Bill

Bill

Bill is a sewer monster.  He is a nice monster until you make him angry.  You wouldn't like him when he is angry. Bill started as a pile of metal that someone had deemed useless. From there, I just started to put the items together until Bill was created. Bill is a sewer monster. He likes to hang out in the sewers to avoid human contact. He travels through the sewers using his blades to clear the path. He is a fun, likable monster who keeps to himself most of the time; however every now and again he pops out of the sewer and creates a little mischief!

Thomas Barker
Decatur, Indiana

Apparition Indecision

Apparition Indecision

Sometimes apparitions are inspirations, only we decide. When an apparition appears to you, what do you do? Don’t be frightened, because, after all, it’s just an apparition.

Charles Yost
Chicago, Illinois

Big Red Dice

Big Red Dice

Dice are fun. For many, dice mean gambling. It’s much more personal for me. I’ve spent hours playing dice games with my family. And many, many more hours during role-playing games with my friends. Games where the roll of the dice meant life or death for our alter egos.

Craig Snyder
Plymouth, Minnesota

wounded

wounded

"The use of diagonal lines create an unbalance/tension and the oculus is a focal point which engages peoples focus. Hopefully you will see something otherwise missed through my sculpture."

Benjamin Pierce
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Twisted Melody

Twisted Melody

It looks better than it sounds.

Alex Mendez
Decatur, Indiana

Mother and Child

Mother and Child

“My favorite theme for most of my art work is mothers and children. This sculpture is molded in stoneware clay and fired in a kiln at 2300 degrees. Earth Mother (2015 exhibit) & Mother and Child are part of a series done in high fire stoneware clay and porcelain, which is my favorite medium to create my sculptures.”

Helen Buescher
Decatur, Indiana

The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood

“Trees provide shelter, food, entertainment, beauty, and so much more. They are amazing living organisms that are a whole neighborhood for wildlife while being vital parts of our neighborhoods.”

Gary Hovey
New Knoxville, Ohio

Best of Show
People's Choice
Lost in Space

Lost in Space

Judd Nelson
Wayzata, Minnesota

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Dale Lewis
Hastings, Minnesota

Sweet Pops of Brilliance

Sweet Pops of Brilliance

Craig Snyder
Plymouth, Minnesota

Connected

Connected

Nathan Pierce
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Best of Show
Bi-Polar Apparition Attack

Bi-Polar Apparition Attack

Charles Yost
Chicago, Illinois

Saguaro in Bloom 

Saguaro in Bloom 

Dale Lewis
Hastings, Minnesota

Azure Cascades

Azure Cascades

Craig Snyder
Plymouth, Minnesota

Fitzroy's Guitar

Fitzroy's Guitar

Alex Mendez
Decatur, Indiana

I Know How This Ends; I Read the Book

I Know How This Ends; I Read the Book

Doc - Lawrence A. Wiedman, PhD
Huntington, Indiana

Letting Go

Letting Go

Judd Nelson
Wayzata, Minnesota

Committee Choice
Crocodile

Crocodile

Dale Lewis
Hastings, Minnesota

Best of Show
Sponsor's Choice

Titanium Sponsors

Adams County Community Foundation
Arts United
Indiana Arts Commission
Porter Family Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

City of Decatur
REV RV Group

Gold Sponsors

Adams Public Library System (In Kind
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Decatur Rotary Club
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