Sculptor Mark P. Williamson Accepted into Two Chinese Landscape Sculpture Invitational Exhibitions

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National award-winning contemporary sculptor Mark P. Williamson today announced his acceptance into two prestigious Chinese landscape sculptural invitationals, the 2006 Shanghai Stone Culture Festival Series and the Landscape Sculpture Design Contest for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The Shanghai event runs April 4 through May 7, 2006, while the selection process of the Beijing Olympic event concludes late in 2006.

We are certainly honored by this opportunity to act as Mr. Williamson’s Chinese sponsor for these events

National award-winning contemporary sculptor Mark P. Williamson today announced his acceptance into two prestigious Chinese landscape sculptural invitationals, the 2006 Shanghai Stone Culture Festival Series and the Landscape Sculpture Design Contest for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The Shanghai event runs April 4 through May 7, 2006, while the selection process of the Beijing Olympic event concludes late in 2006.

“We are certainly honored by this opportunity to act as Mr. Williamson’s Chinese sponsor for these events” commented Mr. Xiangrong Wang, Managing Director of Ding Li Stone Carving Company in Fujian, China. “The Beijing Olympics invitational speaks for itself as to the importance of that exhibition; but I must say the invitational in Shanghai is highly visible among Chinese architects, developers, art media, and the Chinese sculptural community, and therefore acceptance is quite competitive”.

For the Shanghai exhibition, which runs April 4 – May 7, 2006, Williamson will enter three large-scale works, each of approximately eight feet in height, created from laminated granite. For the Beijing invitational, Williamson has entered two designs. That event includes a multi-phase process that concludes toward the end of 2006, with invited candidates having their designs, models, and sculptures reviewed and selected by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games. From the invitees, 290 designs are selected for display internationally and in major Chinese cities. Twenty nine of the 290 works are deemed finalists, and are each awarded bronze, silver, and gold medal distinctions for the designs that best honor the spirit of the Games, Chinese culture, and other multicultural considerations.

About Mark P Williamson

Over the last 5 years, Williamson has gained acceptance into more than 20 national juried competitions, winning several top awards in 2003 and 2004. In 2005, Williamson apprenticed at

the studio of Jesús Moroles, expanding insight of large-scale sculpture. Also in 2005, he accepted offers of representation from three Texas art galleries in Austin, Dallas, and Rockport. He is also represented in London by Media Contemporary Arts. A sculpture by Williamson currently graces the cover of Art & Antique’s annual “Insider’s Guide” 2005 – 2006.

While primarily focused on large-scale stone works, Williamson also experiments with non-traditional

media, especially colored plastic stir-straws. His work reflects the notion that living organisms and a life force can be found in any object. Williamson currently resides in Dallas, Texas and Budapest, Hungary. For more information, please visit http://www.sculptormarkpwilliamson.com.

For more information about the Beijing invitational, visit

http://en.beijing2008.com/40/69/article211986940.shtml.

For more information about the Shanghai invitational, visit http://www.shstone.com.

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