Wood Transformed

December 2, 2017 – March 17, 2018

Submission Deadline: October 12, 2017


Wood has inspired artists for centuries to make creative sculptures and dimensional forms, decorations as well as utilitarian pieces. Since the beginning of human experience trees have been venerated in cultures and mythologies and inspired wooden carved or sculpted objects of great beauty and meaning.

The art objects in this exhibit will explore how the craft of hand turning or carving wood can be used to create works of art.  To be a work of art, the wood creations must be one-of-a-kind, original expressions of the maker’s creativity and feelings; they must demonstrate technical skill, imagination, aesthetic judgment, and attention to detail so as to achieve the fullest expression of wood as a medium.

Range of work and media

Conceptual, spiritual, contemporary or traditional sculpture or art objects that result from wood turning, woodcarving, woodworking, wood burning, and mixed natural media (example: stone, wood, grass, twigs, branches, burls, minerals, ores)

Requirements for entry

  • Artist’s bio

  • Artist’s statement describing sources of inspiration and creative process

  • Digital images for selection - each artist may submit up to 20 works


  • All entries must be of original design and personal execution created within the past 2 years.

  • Artwork previously shown at View is not eligible.


  • All works must be of original design and copyright of the artist.

  • View reserves the right to utilize all images submitted to Wood Transformed in promotion of the exhibition and for the general promotion of View.

  • View may rescind the right of hanging any work unsuitably presented or misrepresented.

 Selected Works                                                                                                                  

  • Selection notification will be sent by October 19th, 2017

  • Selected works must be received at View no later than November 17th, 2017

  • View will retain a 35% Commission on all works sold.

  • Selected artwork must be ready for installation

  • All shipping is at the expense of the artist. There will be a $10 handling fee for each package shipped to View. The handling fee covers condition reporting and photographing of the work as it arrives, and follow up conditioning and repacking at the conclusion of the exhibition.  You must include a prepaid shipping label for the return of the work. Accepted artists will receive detailed information regarding shipping and handling requirements.

Important Dates                                                                                                                 

  • Deadline for submission: October 12, 2017

  • Notification of acceptance: October 19, 2017

  • Work to be received at View by: November 17, 2017

  • Opening Reception: December 2, 2017, 5-7pm

  • Exhibition Closes: March 17th, 2018

Exhibition location

Community Gallery - View - Old Forge, NY

View is a premier multi-arts facility located in the Central Adirondacks of New York State. www.viewarts.org


For any questions regarding this exhibition please contact

Heather Caufield

Curatorial Assistant


PO Box 1144

3273 State Route 28

Old Forge, NY 13420





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