Library Sculpture Gallery

William F. White, Jr. Library

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About the Library Sculpture Gallery

The Library Sculpture Gallery is a permanent collection of Library Purchase Award winners from the National Drawing and Small Sculpture Competition sponsored annually by Del Mar College. The Library Purchase Award has been given annually since the fourth annual competition in 1970.

The National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show is the only such competition and show in the United States to be held at a community college. The juried exhibition features diverse, contemporary drawings and sculpture by artists from all across the nation. Well-known judges and lecturers, such as Jesús Bautista Moroles, James Surls, Luis Jimenez, Fritz Scholder, Marisol, Peter Saul, Ivan Karp, Melissa Miller, and Peter Selz, contribute to the prestige of the National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show.

The Library Sculpture Gallery is located on the fifth floor of the William F. White, Jr. Library on the Del Mar College East Campus. The gallery is open during regular library hours.

1970

1970 Sculpture: Untitled
Title: Untitled
Artist: Paul A. Horbatt
Medium: Steel

1971

1971 Sculpture: Timidity
Title: Timidity
Artist: Sharon Leeber
Medium: Lucite

1973

1973 Sculpture: Pillows No. 18
Title: Pillows No. 18
Artist: Richard Buckman
Medium: Cast Epoxy Resin

1974

1974 Sculpture: Maquette for Manufactured
Title: Maquette for Manufactured
Artist: Barry W. Tinsley
Medium: Steel

1975

1975 Sculpture: Untitled
Title: Untitled
Artist: Gary Slater
Medium: Stainless Steel & Copper

1976

1976 Sculpture: Canyon Spirit
Title: Canyon Spirit
Artist: Del Christensen
Medium: Masonite

1977

1977 Sculpture: The Still Hour
Title: The Still Hour
Artist: Ray Replogle
Medium: Bronze & Polyester

1978

1978 Sculpture: If I Ever Did
Title: If I Ever Did
Artist: Ralph Magruder
Medium: Mahogany

1979

1979 Sculpture: Beauty & The Beast
Title: Beauty & The Beast
Artist: Charmaine Locke
Medium: Mixed Media

1980

1980 Sculpture: Untitled
Title: Untitled
Artist: Edward Wicklander
Medium: Mixed Media

1981

1981 Sculpture: Untitled
Title: Untitled
Artist: Roberly Bell
Medium: Bronze

1982

1982 Sculpture: Construction
Title: Construction
Artist: Ruth Berlin
Medium: Stainless Steel

1983

1983 Sculpture: Vortex
Title: Vortex
Artist: Don Bartlett
Medium: Bronze

1984

1984 Sculpture: Night Stand
Title: Night Stand
Artist: George Potter
Medium: Ash

1985

1985 Sculpture: Two Tier-One Arch
Title: Two Tier-One Arch
Artist: Steve Reynolds
Medium: Glazed Ceramic

1986

1986 Sculpture: Shadows of Tikal
Title: Shadows of Tikal
Artist: Roger B. Colombik
Medium: Bronze

1987

1987 Sculpture: Tower #3
Title: Tower #3
Artist: Roger Bisbing
Medium: Laminated Masonite & Plastic

1988

1988 Sxulpture: Burner...From Worst Fears
Title: Burner...From Worst Fears
Artist: Ron G. Koehler
Medium: Polychromed Wood 

1989

1989 Sculpture: Debutante's Offering
Title: Debutante's Offering
Artist: Don Osborn
Medium: Assemblage, Welded Steel

1990

1990 Sculpture: Life Goes On
Title: Life Goes On
Artist: Kevin J. Standberg
Medium: Mixed Media, Polychromed Wood

1991

1991 Sculpture: Prine Charming Makes the Lunch
Title: Prince Charming Makes the Lunch
Artist: Ruth S. Beal
Medium: Assemblage

1992

1992 Sculpture: Traveled
Title: Traveled
Artist: Greg R. Reuter
Medium: Mixed Media, Concrete & Bronze

1993

1993 Sculpture: Prairie Piece 20
Title: Prairie Piece 20
Artist: Meredith M. Jack
Medium: Cast Iron

1994

1994 Sculpture: Poetry, Prose & Point
Title: Poetry, Prose & Point
Artist: Thad A. Duhigg
Medium: Steel & Canvas

1995

1995 Sculpture: Beetle Traps
Title: Beetle Traps
Artist: Willaim Joseph Zack
Medium: Brass, Wood & Glass

1996

1996 Sculpture: Untitled
Title: Untitled
Artist: Van Benschoten
Medium: Polychromed Wood

1997

1997 Sculpture: Mom Ran the Household
Title: Mom Ran the Household
Artist: Willaim Joseph Zack
Medium: Wood, Brass & Resin

1998

1998 Sculpture: Artists' Brushes
Title: Artists' Brushes
Artist: Ron G. Koehler
Medium: Mixed

1999

1999 Sculpture: Mask Song
Title: Mask Song
Artist: Marco Santos
Medium: Clay

2000

2000 Sculpture: Unique Mesquite
Title: Unique Mesquite
Artist: James D. Burling
Medium: Mesquite

2001

2001 Sculpture: Twigs with Lichen
Title: Twigs with Lichen
Artist: Jennie Couch
Medium: Clay

2002

2002 Sculpture: Flight is the First World
Title: Flight is the First World
Artist: Stephanie Bowman
Medium: Mixed Media, Metal, Clay

2003

2003 Sculpture: Proof of PurchaseTitle: Proof of Purchase
Artist: Patrick A. Luber
Medium: Mixed Media

2004

2004 Sculpture: Cinta Verde
Title: Cinta Verde
Artist: Ben Woitena
Medium: Iron

2005

2005 Sculpture: Sitting Duck
Title: Sitting Duck
Artist: Joan Painter-Jones
Medium: Mixed Media

2006

2006 Sculpture: Missing Point
Title: Missing Point
Artist: John Vinklarek
Medium: Cast Paper

2007

2007 Sculpture: Visual Circuitry
Title: Visual Circuitry
Artist: Allison Helm
Medium: Mixed Media, Aluminum, Wood, Glass

2008

2008 Sculpture: Coffee Spoons
Title: Coffee Spoons
Artist: Corey Ackelmire
Medium: Silver & Wood

2009

2009 Sculpture: Earth Landscape #2
Title: Earth Landscape #2
Artist: Dennis Smith
Medium: Ceramic

2010

2010 Sculpture: The Space Between Us "Two Worlds Collide"
Title: The Space Between Us "Two Worlds Collide"
Artist: Allison Helm
Medium: Mixed Media, Wood, Glass, Metal

2011

2011 Sculpture: Splash
Title: Splash
Artist: Phil Simpson
Medium: Steel/Iron

2012

2012 Sculpture: Inclined Keel
Title: Inclined Keel
Artist: Kurt Dyrhaug
Medium: Mixed Media, Wood, Steel

2013

2013 Sculpture: Round Rocks Book Sculpture
Title: Round Rocks Book Sculpture
Artist: Jesus Moroles
Medium: Granite with Book

2014

2014 Sculpture: Figuratively Burdened
Title: Figuratively Burdened
Artist: James Gibson
Medium: Welded Steel on Copper

2015

2015 Sculpture: Betrayed by Geometry & Time
Title: Betrayed by Geometry & Time
Artist: Philip Laber
Medium: Wood, Glue, Intaglio Print

2016

2016 Sculpture: Relics from an Age of Progress
Title: Relics from an Age of Progress
Artist: Ward Sanders
Medium: Wood, Glass & Found Items

2017

2017 Sculpture: Gaia
Title: Gaia
Artist: Dora Natella
Medium: Bronze

2018

2018 Sculpture: Boat-Tailed Grackle
Title: Boat-Tailed Grackle
Artist: Greg R. Reuter
Medium: Iron