This year selection was very difficult, 62 proposals were submitted for only 5 positions. So many of the projects were wonderful, many excellent sculptors and excellent artworks had to be eliminated. None of those that were not selected should feel that this reflects on their art work. I really wish that we could choose more, in the future that might become reality as some communities in Alberta are interested in hosting symposia. It would thrill me to be able to aid other areas or communities in our province to host one of these events and aquire wonderful works that would remain for 1000s of years into the future.
These sculptors have been chosen to participate in Bergen Rocks 2010!
Saeid Ahmadi, Iran
Tanja Roder, Germany
Peerapong Doungkaew, Thailand
Mohamad Yazdi Iran
Domenico Antonio Di Guglielmo, Canada
Carlos Rafael Valezquez Cuba
One of the programs that I have tried to get going from the begining of Bergen Rocks is sponsorship of artists by others. This year a private collector will sponsor one of the artists that participated last year. I'm so pleased with this, maybe in the future communities or other collectors will see that sponsoring an artist in the symposium is a great way to become involved in the arts, contribute to the event and aquire a piece of art that they could witness the creation of.