COLORADO, DESTINATION: ART!
35th Annual Sculpture in the Park
by Wendy L. Pitton R.
A collector’s tradition, Sculpture in the Park is a destination that continues to exhibit a level of exceptional artistry and touted as “America’s largest outdoor juried sculpture show and sale” on their website. Loveland is a natural scenic beauty and combined with colorful, delicate and powerful sculptures it is truly a destination for not only collectors, but novice alike.
As Sculpture in the Park celebrates 35 years of bringing the sculptural arts to the public there are several artists that are celebrating along with them a long standing of being selected through the juried process.
Carolyn L. Barlock will join Sculpture in the Park for her 22nd year. As she explained, “I am honored every year to participate.” Barlock had an exciting 2017, “My friend Father Andre arranged to have his Holiness Pope Francis accept a chalice. The chalice was presented during the International Assembly Conference of the Aperolic Union of the Clergy on November 16, 2017 in the Hall of the Consistory at the Vatican, I felt so honored and blessed,” smiles Barlock.
Barlock has found inspiration from everything around her and has allowed herself to “have fun” with her art as she states it, which is why the work presented at this year’s exhibition is so special. From frogs to lilies to dragon flies that look as though they are about to fly off the vase, Barlock continues to elevate her artistic style with her chiseled luster porcelain. Exploring the different styles of porcelain that Barlock is able to locate has only added to the artistic dimension that she creates; nothing is out of this artists reach; goblets, vases, jewelry boxes, decanters and so much more.
Carolyn Barlock is showcased in the inaugural issue of ArtBeat, a publication tailored to art museums and their patrons. Shop the artwork on our online store before the publication hits newsstands tomorrow & stay tuned for a Launch Party near you.
13 of Carolyn Barlock's original fine art Luster and Gold are featured in an eight-page editorial in the inaugural issue of ArtBeat Magazine. One-of-a-kind items sell quickly and availability is subject to change without notice.
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Denver-based artist Carolyn Barlock’s love of art began when her grandmother took her to the Colorado Institute of Art (now the Art Institute of Colorado) for summer drawing classes when she was 9 years old. Her grandmother, an artist herself who painted on porcelain, recognized the talent in her granddaughter. “She was the grandmother that always had watercolors, paints, and stuff to draw with,” Barlock remembers. “She encouraged all her grandchildren in art, but I was the only one who ever took it up.”
After receiving her associate’s degree in 1967, Barlock began working in porcelain. At first she painted scenes and portraits on her pieces, but she then moved into using techniques of ancient porcelain decoration and enameled art inspired by works from the Chinese Ming dynasty. “If you look in history museums, the one thing that always impresses me about porcelain is its lasting quality,” she says. For the last few decades she has focused on the use of 22-karat Florentine gold and ancient Persian lusters on her works, earning international recognition. “I love art that will stand the test of time and span generations, whether it’s sculpture, paintings, porcelain, or beadwork,” she says. “That’s what I love about porcelain—it’s not only useable and functional but lasting in quality and beauty.” --Joe Kovack
Featured in the December 2014 issue of Southwest Art magazine–click below to purchase: Southwest Art December 2014 print issue or digital download Or subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss a story!
Truly an honor to be featured in the the April 2014 Robb Report Collection Magazine.
Honored to be included among top sculptors of the region. Sculpture of the Rockies is a gorgeous hard-bound book featuring 97 Contemporary and Traditional Artists. Thank you Southwest Art Editors, you did a beautiful job!
Carolyn Barlock is not a subdued artist and her one-of-a-kind creations follow her example in excitement and constantly changing forms.