Sculpture at Maudslay

Home for Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay and its Artists

Welcome! If you're interested in participating, JOIN this network to keep up with we're doing to put on our 2021 show in September!

About the Show

Sculpture at Maudslay is a site-specific sculpture show that takes place each year at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport. Our next show will take place this September.

The show is open to artists from the north shore region. Please investigate this site, and join our social network to learn more and get involved.

 The show is organized by all of us, the artists!


May 24: Applications due

June 19, 4 pm & June 21, 7 pm: Walkthroughs to confirm sites (choose one)

Sept 11:  Artists install sculptures

Sept 12: Show opens

Sept18, 2- 5 pm: Opening reception and tour (we hope!)

Oct 3, 12 pm: Show closes


Blog Posts

Joyce Zarins heads panel talking about her book: SITE SPECIFIC: 20 Years of Sculpture at Maudslay

There was a great turnout for Joyce's session at the Newburyport Literary Festival, and you can watch the recording here on Facebook:

Site Specific panel at the Nbpt Literary Festival

Posted by Bert Snow on April 25, 2021 at 9:07pm

And the theme for 2021 is ... REACH

The theme for the 2021 Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay show will be REACH.

It's a word that has many possible meanings, implications, and suggestions contained within it, and artists are invited to let it inspire their thoughts as they craft proposals for this years show.

The theme was chosen with our usual rounds-of-debate-and-voting process, only online this year. It was fun! 

We're looking forward to seeing where artists take this!

Posted by Bert Snow on April 16, 2021 at 11:32am

Retrospective at Firehouse POSTPONED Again

Due to the Coronavirus, we have postponed our planned 20-year retrospective of the Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay show. 

We don't have a new date yet, but will update this when we do.  

Our plan is to have two coordinated shows - one at the Firehouse Gallery in Newburyport, and one at the Riverwalk Brewery.  We'll use large format photographs and text to tell the story of the 250 area artists who have created over 700 sculptures over the 20 years of the show, and how its vibrant community was built. …


Posted by Bert Snow on March 3, 2020 at 12:30pm


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