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Haddonfield Outdoor

Sculpture Trust

c/o P.O. Box 100

Haddonfield, NJ 08033

 

FOR RELEASE:    November 27, 2013                                      

CONTACT: Michael Willmann:  856-278-3333 (m)  •  michaelwillmann@wmsh.com

 

Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST) Seeks Nominations for New Placements

Chairman says goal is to make Borough “a walkable showcase for contemporary outdoor art”

HADDONFIELD, NJ — The Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST) is seeking nominations for new, temporary, juried sculpture placements in the Borough from area sculptors.

The Trust, in cooperation with the Borough, is creating a public/private outdoor art initiative that will populate downtown locations in Haddonfield with rotational, contemporary outdoor sculpture.

The goal, according to local real estate developer and HOST chair, Stuart Harting, (photo attached) is to “transform this walkable, attractive and historically significant borough into a significant center for juried outdoor sculpture in the great tradition of public art.”

[The selection criteria and procedures for artists wishing to submit their work for possible temporary placement appear at the conclusion of this document.]

The Trust unveiled its first public placement on June 8th at the intersection of Haddon Avenue, Mechanic Street, and Clement Street (one block from the center of Haddonfield).

That initial installation was “Uno” (photo attached) by Miguel Antonio Horn of Bala Cynwyd, PA, a graduate in Sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. This sculpture was last exhibited at the Brownsville (TX) Museum of Fine Art.

Horn’s work—as well as future placements—are chosen by HOST ‘s Selection Advisory Committee, which includes Robert Roesch, chair of the Department of Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; artist and sculptor Beth Wagner; Allie Westerside, a member of the arts faculty at Haddonfield Memorial High School, and Harting, who also serves as a member of the Borough’s Planning Board.

Complementing Horn’s work are 16 12” x 12” tiles created by Westerside’s students that line the walls of Mechanic Street as they depict Mechanic Street as the historical transportation center of Haddonfield.

“We are doing this through a not-for-profit Trust that is work collaboratively with the Borough to bring notable work to accessible locations throughout the town,” says Harting. “We expect to be able to publicly identify the site of our second placement shortly,” he adds.

“We hope that this first site, which is being called the Mechanic Sculpture Garden, will be joined by additional locations at as many as a dozen sites in the Borough,” he adds.

The members of the initial Trust board include—in addition to Harting, Roesch, and Wagner—Christopher Leise, Esq. of the Markeim Arts Center, architect Tom Wagner, and Michael Willmann, chair of the Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey.

“Haddonfield has many sites that would seem appropriate for evaluation as locations for either permanent or rotating placements,” Harting believes.

HOST is currently considering two approaches to initial placements—arterial “entrances” to the town, and at public locations within the town.

Selection Criteria and Procedures:
Initial selection criteria include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Artists must be 18 years of age or older, and the work must be:
• Original
• Three-dimensional
• Suitable for outdoor installation and able to be structurally secured to a concrete pad
• Capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions and high traffic areas and safe for children
• Suitable for family viewing
• Available for display for at least six months.

2. Works deemed unsafe, overly fragile, or otherwise unsuitable will not be considered for exhibition.

3. No work can exceed 15 feet in height or weigh more than 500 pounds, due to the limitations of the equipment available to the sponsoring body for installation of the sculptures. Larger pieces are considered if the artist is able to provide equipment for installation.

4. (a) Each artist must submit a maximum of three high resolution digital photographs detailing alternate views for each entry. Images must be in jpeg format.

(b) Artists must also submit the title, size, materials used, and listed insurance price of each piece entered, as well as an explanatory statement (approximately 150 words) about each sculpture submitted. Each artist must also submit a high resolution photograph of him- or herself, a short biography (200 words or less), and his or her website URL (if applicable).

5. The artist’s responsibilities, if a work is chosen, include:
Being present during installation of the sculpture and at the reception.

• Permitting use of his or her likeness and biographical information for publicity purposes by HOST, and

• Arranging transportation of the work to and from the site.

Entry materials can be submitted via email to milthaddon@aol.com. If not emailed, images and required information can be mailed to the Trust in care of PO Box 100, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Sales of sculptures are actively encouraged. All sculptures must remain on site during the period of display, which is subject to negotiation but is expected to be no less than six months.

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FOR RELEASE:    June 6, 2013                                      

CONTACT: Michael Willmann:  856-278-3333 (m)  •  michaelwillmann@wmsh.com

Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST) To Unveil First Placement on June 8th
Chairman says goal is to make Borough “a walkable showcase for contemporary outdoor art”

HADDONFIELD, NJ—The newly formed Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST) will unveil its first public placement on Saturday, June 8th at 11 AM at the intersection of Haddon Avenue, Mechanic Street, and Clement Street (one block from the center of Haddonfield).

The Trust, in cooperation with the Borough, is creating a public/private outdoor art initiative that will populate downtown locations in Haddonfield with rotational, contemporary outdoor sculpture.

The goal, according to local real estate developer and HOST chair, Stuart Harting, is to “transform this walkable, attractive and historically significant borough into a significant center for juried outdoor sculpture in the great tradition of public art.”

The first piece to be installed is “Uno” by Miguel Antonio Horn of Bala Cynwyd, PA, a graduate in Sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. This sculpture was last exhibited at the Brownsville (TX) Museum of Fine Art and prior to that was on loan to The Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City, Mexico.

Horn’s work chosen by HOST ‘s Selection Advisory Committee, which includes Robert Roesch, chair of the Department of Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; artist and sculptor Beth Wagner; Allie Westerside, a member of the arts faculty at Haddonfield Memorial High School, and Harting, who also serves as a member of the Borough’s Planning Board.

Complementing the Horn work will be 16 12” x 12” tiles created by Westerside’s students that line the walls of Mechanic Street as they depict Mechanic Street as the historical transportation center of Haddonfield.

The HMHS students whose work was selected for permanent placement include Christina Koontz, Emily Britton, Meaghan McLaughlin, Elissa Rosen, Elizabeth Rexon, Tyler Tantillo, William Kirk, Maria Ablonczy, Kathleen Thorn, Emma Fowler, Gabrielle Welsh, Alexa Acampora, Meredith Hoobler, Gabrielle Melzi, Stephanie Harski, and Sabrina McPherson.

“We are doing this through the creation of a not-for-profit Trust that will work collaboratively to bring notable work to accessible locations throughout the town,” says Harting.

“We hope that this first site, which is being called the Mechanic Sculpture Garden, will be joined by additional locations at as many as a dozen sites in the Borough,” he adds.

The initial effort is especially timely because Haddonfield will be enjoying special attention this year as it celebrates the 300th anniversary of its founding by Elizabeth Haddon.

The members of the initial Trust board include—in addition to Harting, Roesch, and Wagner—Christopher Leise, Esq. of the Markeim Arts Center, architect Tom Wagner, and Michael Willmann, chair of the Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey.

“Haddonfield has many sites that would seem appropriate for evaluation as locations for either permanent or rotating placements,” Harting believes. HOST is currently considering two approaches to initial placements—arterial “entrances” to the town, and at public locations within the town.

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CONTACT: Michael Willmann:  856-278-3333 (m)  •  michaelwillmann@wmsh.com

Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST)
Unveils Second Placement on September 9th

Trust chairman says goal is to make Borough
“a walkable showcase for contemporary outdoor art”

HADDONFIELD, NJ—The year-old Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST)  unveiled its second public placement on Tuesday, September 9, at 6PM on the Republic Bank plaza at the intersection of Kings Highway and Chestnut Street .

The Trust, in cooperation with the Borough, has created a public/private outdoor art initiative that will populate downtown locations in Haddonfield with rotational, contemporary outdoor sculpture.

The unveiling will come at the conclusion of a reception hosted by Republic. The Borough commissioners will join with Republic officials and the members of the Sculpture Trust to mark the occasion.

The goal, according to local real estate developer and HOST chair, Stuart Harting, (milthaddon@aol.com/609-876-3889) is to “transform this walkable, attractive and historically significant borough into a significant center for juried outdoor sculpture in the great tradition of public art.”

The second placement is titled “Muse” and it is the creation of sculptor Joe Mooney. [Photo attached.]

Mooney received his MFA in 1980 from Alfred University, his BFA in 1978 from Pennsylvania State University, and his BS in 1974 Villanova University.

Describing his work, Mooney says:
“My work is the romance of the soul
Filtered through the rationality of thought;
Exploring myths and personal experiences through steel.
The celebration of the positive.”

Mooney’s work is displayed at more than 30 locations around the country, including:
American University, Washington D.C.
First Union Bank, Philadelphia, PA
Quiet Waters Sculpture Park, Annapolis, MD
LaSalle University Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
McKenzie Foundation, Greenwich, CN
JeffBank, Inc, Philadelphia, PA
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Altamont Prep School, Birmingham, AL
Griffin Industries, Villa Hills, KY
Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Ryder Inc, Miami, FL
Burlington County Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ
ELF Atochem, Philadelphia, PA
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Eagleville Hospital, Eagleville, PA
Drug Emporium, Columbus, OH
Tioga Pipe Supply, Philadelphia, PA
Blue Cross, Independence Place, Philadelphia PA
GMAC Mortgage, Elkins Park, PA
Rhoneymeade Corporation, Centre County, PA
Connecticut National Trust, Stuart, FL
Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, Philadelphia, PA
Widener University, Chester, PA
University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL
Deloitte + Touche, Tyson’s Corner, VA
elan Pharmaceutical, King of Prussia, PA
Wyeth Laboratories, Collegeville, PA
Long Beach Island Art Foundation, LB, NJ
Royersford High School, Royersford, PA
Penn State Berks, Reading, PA
Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Mooney has also had more than a dozen one-person exhibitions, including events at:
Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA
The State Museum, Harrisburg, PA
JMS Gallery, LLC, Chestnut Hill, PA
Widener University, Chester, PA
Queens College, Charlotte, NC
Walker + Co, Reston, VA
American College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Galerie Nadeau, Philadelphia, PA
Partners Gallery Ltd, Bethesda, MD
Pavilion Galleries, Mount Holly, NJ
Greater Harrisburg Arts Council, Harrisburg, PA
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Gross-McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Alfred University, Alfred, NY

The first piece to be installed by the Trust was “Uno” by Miguel Antonio Horn of Bala Cynwyd, PA, a graduate in Sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. This sculpture was last exhibited at the Brownsville (TX) Museum of Fine Art and prior to that was on loan to The Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City, Mexico.

Both works were chosen by HOST ‘s Selection Advisory Committee, which includes Robert Roesch, chair of the Department of Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; renowned artist and Haddonfield resident, John Giannotti (the creator of “Haddie,” which commemorates the discovery of an intact Hadrosaurus skeleton in Haddonfield); artist and sculptor Beth Wagner; Allie Westerside, a member of the arts faculty at Haddonfield Memorial High School, and Harting, who also serves as a member of the Borough’s Planning Board.

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