CURRENT PROJECT: To create a Sculpture Park in the far northeast corner of California; in Surprise Valley, bordering the Northern Paiute Reservation. The area is considered a historical landmark. It has a very sad history in relation to the Native Americans. It is located on the edge of the high desert and the foot of the Warner Mts… beautiful, where Sandhill Cranes nest and the views are quiet ones.

I’m proposing a Sculpture Park incorporating both Native American sculpture as well as culturally senitive contemporary art work from the general public. I’m hoping to create a shared spiritual place where people can come. This has worked well in some depressed areas of Europe. I believe here it could stimulate a powwow of sorts—a heart to heart exchange on multiple levels. In addition, it will add a few jobs, some artistic expression and a peaceful place the community to be proud of. I’m working on establishing a nonprofit and web-page along with other details for it’s success. There will be annual art grants with a Retreat option.

👏👏👏  Plz check back for more information. Thank-you for your support with smiles!

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A Call for Sculptors 

A new Sculpture Park in the far northeast corner of California is being created. The area is called Surprise Valley and borders the Northern Paiute Reservation. The location is the small town of Fort Bidwell that is considered a historical landmark.  Fort Bidwell is on the edge of the high desert and at the foot of the Warner Mts… beautiful, where Sandhill Cranes nest and the views are quiet ones. 

Surprise Valley has been a recreation destination for history buffs, rock-hounders, hikers, fisherman, horseback riders, hot spring aficionados, back-country explorers, and birders. “Burners” also pass through every Labor Day, on their way to the Burning Man event, 60 miles south of Cedarville in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. 

We are proposing a Sculpture Park incorporating both Native American sculpture as well as culturally sensitive contemporary art work from general artists. I’m hoping to create a shared spiritual place where people can come. This has worked well in some depressed areas of Europe. I believe here it could stimulate a powwow of sorts—a heart to heart exchange on multiple levels. In addition, it will add a few jobs, some artistic expression and a peaceful place the community can go. 

I am in the final phase of establishing a nonprofit and creating a web-page along with other details for it’s success. There will be annual art grants with retreat options. Also Art Retreat Spaces will be available to rent for both writers and visual artists.

If you are interested in being on the mailing list, please, email me your name, State / Country and email address:
brenda@saveworlddraw.org  (plz put, “call for sculptors” for subject in email)

Thank you with smiles.

2016 / Syrian Refugees in Turkey & Greece: Artist, Ifgen Bico