Award winning Idaho sculptor Ken Newman's summer show season includes the Ketchum Art Festival, which takes place July 13th -15th from 10am-6pm. In its 13th year, over 100 Idaho artists participate in this festival organized by a local group of Blaine County artisans. A resident of Cambridge Idaho, this is the Ken's 2nd year held in the Festival Meadow on Sun Valley Rd – near the Lady of the Snows Catholic Church.
Living in Idaho since 2001, Ken finds it a perfect place to be inspired by wildlife and people. Over the past decade, Ken and Debbie have averaged about 30,000 miles a year on the road, hence their blog, "Sculpting on the Road" at www.kennewman.blogspot.com. The blogs follows their movement at art festivals and museum exhibitions across the country. In addition to Sun Valley; Marin, McCall, Tahoe, and Coeur d'Alene are on their summer show schedule. In the fall, their travels take them east to the 43rd Annual Waterfowl Festival in Easton Maryland. Newman's sculptures are also represented by galleries in Scottsdale and Sedona, Arizona, Loveland, Colorado and Dubois, Wyoming.
An elected member of the National Sculpture Society, Ken Newman is known for his wood wildlife sculptures, new works include bronze wildlife and figurative works. Ken's sculptures have been juried into over 85 museum exhibitions and reside in private collections across the US. In 2011, his sculpture "Composed", a bronze curlew received the Wildlife/Animal Award in "Idaho Paints Idaho" at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho and "Observing Grace" another bronze curlew sculpture won 1st Place in Sculpture at The Bosque Art Classic in Clifton, Texas.
The Ketchum Art Festival is a community event, the weekend has something for everyone; art, entertainment, food and drink. Ken notes, "I love that fact that this show is strictly Idaho artists with a connection to Idaho. There is something about getting out of the studio and on the road to sell art - it's a life like no other, you meet the most interesting people and your work is purchased and sometimes placed next to a Remington, a great compliment ".
The Ketchum Art Festival opens on Friday, July 13th from 10am to 6pm daily and runs through Sunday, July 15th. For information on the participating artists and a schedule of the entertainment, visit the website at http://www.ketchumartsfestival.com