Best place this side of the Ozarks to see carved wood - 2000
North American Sculpture Exhibition
Famous California artist Alison Saar served as this year's juror for the biennial North American Sculpture Exhibition at Foothills Art Center in Golden. For better or worse, Saar, a wood-carver, mostly chose other sculptors working in wood; standouts here were a number of Colorado artists including Alex Harrison, Bryan Andrews and Craig Robb, all of whom work with logs or lumber. Also nice were the sculptures created in other materials by Colorado artists Peter Durst, Tai Pomara, Carol Sharpe and Sue Quinlan. The size and weight of many sculptures means that they're rarely the subject of group shows, so it's nice that we can count on the NASE at Foothills to fill the bill every two years.