Call for Entry - Traditional Hand Sculpting

“Every block of stone has a sculpture inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” - Michelangelo 

PROPOSAL: Working within the confines of a single block of marble and in reflection of the above quote by Michelangelo, create a proposal for a work to be created.  

As part of this challenge, we will be providing one block of marble and the space and tools to sculpt your proposed project to be started within one month from the time of acceptance with a time limit of 3 months in our studio. The work must be carved by hand using traditional stone carving techniques. 

SUBMISSION: Submit a brief artist statement reflecting on the theme and your own work, a drawing/sketch of the proposed work, and the application below in PDF format. All entries must be an original idea to the submitting artist.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists over the age of 18 and living or working in the U.S. Must have a demonstrated ability to carve stone without instruction. Must be able to come to our facility in Westbury, New York to sculpt the work. 

PHOTOGRAPHY and PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS: Your entry gives the North American Sculpture Center permission to use images of your artwork and to photograph the artwork for promotional, educational or documentary purposes.

APPLICATION: Please submit all materials in PDF form along with this application to


ABOUT THE NASC: The North American Sculpture Center offers premier fabrication capabilities to our clients. Our expert digital engineers, stone carvers, and machine technicians are ready to assist at any phase in a project from estimates and renderings, to the final installation. The NASC is not just a fabrication facility, but a community of people who wish to see the traditional craft of stone carving brought together with the latest technology. We are a space for artists and designers to explore and push the boundaries of what can be accomplished in stone. Our fully equipped artist studios provide artist with the network and stone-working materials they need to realize their projects.

Julia B