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.

The Sculpture Park will incorporate work from both contemporary Native American sculptors and other sculptors from the US. I’m hoping to create a shared spiritual place where people can come to reflect, to heal and to be awed by the relationship art has with nature. I believe the park 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. My aim is that it will include an annual art grant 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. 

A photographer, Larry Turner describes the area, “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.” Check out Larry’s article to see some beautiful photos of this area. 

The Sculpture Park will incorporate work from both contemporary Native American sculptors and other sculptors from the US. I’m hoping to create a shared spiritual place where people can come to reflect, to heal and to be awed by the relationship art has with nature. I believe the park 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 visit. 

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 grant with a retreat option. 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, email address with a link to your website or information about your work. Thank you.

brenda@saveworlddraw.org  (plz put, “call for sculptors” in subject of email)

Thank you with smiles.

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