Ya’pa’ Sculpture Park is located within the tri-state region of Oregon, Nevada and California. It is situated in the town of Fort Bidwell in the far northeastern corner of California known as Surprise Valley. The area is considered a historical landmark. Ya’pa is the Paiute word for an edible tuber that provides nourishment. The Sculpture Park would cultivate a place for enjoying sculpture within nature, fostering creativity, contemplation and health-giving relaxation. Ya’pa’ Sculpture Park lies at the 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.

“When we heal ourselves,
We heal our ancestors from wounds that run deep in our family.
When we heal our ancestors,
We heal the World from wounds that run deep in humanity.”
                                                       
                                                          — Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann
                                                              Aboriginal activitist, educator and artist.

 

The Sculpture Park will incorporate work from both contemporary Native American sculptors and other sculptors from the US. We want to include a few international artists, too. 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.  I’m working on establishing a nonprofit and website along with other details for it’s success. My aim is that it will include an annual art grant with a retreat option.

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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 here and abroad. 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.

 

 

“When we heal ourselves,
We heal our ancestors from wounds that run deep in our family.
When we heal our ancestors,
We heal the World from wounds that run deep in humanity.”
                                                       
                                                          — Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann
                                                              Aboriginal activitist, educator and artist.

 

 

👏👏👏  Plz check back for more information.

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