The Hollycroft Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is committed to developing a public awareness of cultural values. Dedicated to affirming that design and the arts influence every facet of our daily lives, the Foundation has promoted lectures, seminars, multi-media curricula and various exhibitions.
exhibition was in Ivoryton in 1994 and
was launched by "Two Conical Segments
Gyratory Gyratory II," which sculptor
George Rickey had moved to Connecticut
from the Guggenheim Museum.
The Hollycroft Foundation has proudly presented more than two dozen major sculpture exhibitions since 1994. The shows have included works by many of our nation's most highly acclaimed sculptors. A number of superior creations by talented new artists, whom our selection committee considered well on the road to national fame, have been included in all shows. Though historical exhibits including past masters may be mounted, the Foundation's fundamental policy is to display quality works by living artists from the entire Western Hemisphere.
Exhibits have emphasized respect for various aesthetic persuasions. Foundation Trustees have stated, "We wish to be labeled neither avant garde nor traditional; our only intent is to reflect what the Americas have to offer in sculpture, a medium seriously neglected and little understood by the general public. We will refrain from showing overly sentimental popular fare as much as we'll avoid piles of sticks labeled 'environmental phenomena'."
|The first Hollycroft International in 1996 (drawn from three countries and nine states), was the most extensive non-commercial outdoor sculpture exhibition ever held in Connecticut. Hollycroft exhibitions have since earned the reputation as a premier not-for-profit outdoor showcase for contemporary sculpture.|
The American Academy at Rome
The Essex Art Association
The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
The National Academy of Arts and Letters
The National Sculptors Society
The Sculptors Guild, Inc.
The Audubon Sculptors
The International Sculpture Center
The Lyme Art Association
The National Academy of Design
The New England Sculptors Association
The Silvermine Guild
President: William C. Bendig, Editor/Critic
Vice President: William Evans, Sculptor/Educator
Olivier Bernier, Author/Lecturer
LaDon Bradburn, Independent Curator
George H. Dailey, Jr., Demographer/Educator
Carol L. Sirot, Collector/Sculptor