Promoting Sculptors & Sculpture
Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Boston Sculptors Gallery was founded to remedy a distinct lack of opportunities in the region for showcasing sculpture. A group of 18 sculpture friends and colleagues banded together, pooled their resources and charted their vision that sculpture could and should be championed locally. Within a couple years this cooperative venture was making a name for itself. Area curators and critics along with the art-going public took notice. In 1995, three years after its founding Boston Sculptors Gallery was named "Boston's best gallery" by Boston Magazine. And the following year the Boston Globe hailed Boston Sculptors Gallery as "the most innovative gallery around". Nick Capasso, curator of the estimable DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, described Boston Sculptors as a "landmark" Sculptor's cooperative.
Boston Sculptors Gallery has provided the platform for its artists to develop, grow, and expand their work. Exhibitions at Boston Sculptors Gallery often spawn opportunities beyond our gallery walls.
Perhaps the most significant achievement of this group of professional sculptors has been their model of collegial support that defines their work together. Rather than adopting the more competitive modus operandi of commercial galleries, Boston Sculptors Gallery was founded and continues to operate with the belief that sharing resources and championing each others' artistic endeavors produces the most fertile ground in which artists can produce and thrive. One only needs to look at the records of the individual members who have developed national and international careers and to look at the growth curve of the gallery itself to know that the founding vision has been borne out.
Currently, 36 members have the opportunity to show their work every two and a half years in a highly professional setting.
Joining the Gallery
Boston Sculptors is a members-run collaborative gallery. We maintain a full roster of 36 sculptors in a wide range of media. Members exhibit approximately every 24 – 30 months and have artistic freedom in developing and selecting work for their show. They also receive professional support and opportunities to exhibit in group shows outside of the gallery. In exchange, members pay dues annually and are expected to fulfill a number of volunteer obligations including gallery sitting and committee tasks. With this, members live within a 2 – 3 hour drive.
Current members notify the gallery of plans to change their membership status in January, annually. If a member departs, we begin a search process to fill that position before June. New members are juried in by current members.
Artists who do not have substantial exhibition records, artists of diverse backgrounds, and those who work in media not currently represented by members are encouraged to apply.
If you would like to be considered for membership, please contact our Coordinator BostonSculptors@yahoo.com with your name and website. You may be contacted for additional information during a search process.