An annual exhibit

The 33rd Annual Sculpture in the Garden took place from September 12 to December 5, 2021. Stay tuned for information about the 2022 exhibit (including application information for artists)!

Since 1988, Sculpture in the Garden has united the work of local artists with the curated landscapes of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Together, they invite you to experience art, the natural world, and the relationship between the two in a new way. From steel to ceramic, tiny to massive, and abstract to figurative, there’s something for everyone. As the seasons change, the plants, weather, light, and wildlife around the sculptures also change.

2021 Participating Artists

Nana Abreu Tinka Jordy
Nico Amortegui Beau Lyday
Theresa Arico Mac McCusker
Julie Berkowitz William Moore
Colleen Black Semelka Elizabeth Paley
Brick Bordon Kay Parks
Mark Brown Anna Schroeder
Joe Coates Helen Seebold
Debbie Cohen Judith M. Simpson
Joan Cohen Hamidou Sissoko
Nileena Dash Madelyn Smoak
Pat Ray Day Janna Starr
RJ Dobs Gary Taber
Holly Felice Douglas Tilden
Ben Galata Wayne Vaughn
Jim Gallucci Michael Waller
Forrest Greenslade Bronwyn Watson
Frank Holder Timothy Werrell
Marion Holmes Roberta Wood

2021 Award Winners

Juried Awards

Best in Show
(4) Traveler, Michael Waller

Honorable Mentions
(5) Ancient Growth, Frank Holder
(37) Venus Fly Trap, Hamidou Sissoko
(59) Galapagos Turtle, Mac McCusker

People’s Choice Awards

First Place
(33) Goddess of Golden Light by Theresa Arico

Tied for Second Place
(16) Love and Abundance by Nana Abreu
(34) Roses Uncaged by Colleen Black Semelka

Virtual Tour

See the show in pictures!

Sculpture in the Garden is made possible by support from:

Event Hosts

Vikram Rao & Susan Henning

Ann & Lex Alexander
Kim & Peter Fox
Paula Noell & Palmer Page
Stewart Parker

Corporate Partners

Natural Areas Steward
Leaf & Limb

Habitat Sustainers
Bartlett Tree Experts
Curtis Media Group

Garden Supporters
The Cedars of Chapel Hill
Soil3 Humus Compost
Hamilton Point Investment Advisors

View Past Exhibits
Take a stroll through memory lane with these photo albums of past Sculpture in the Garden exhibits.
Missed the 2020 exhibit?

Virtual Tour

See all the sculptures up close in this 10-minute video tour of the show.