|Mark P. Williamson Stone Sculptor
Sculptor Mark P. Williamson Accepted into Two Chinese
Landscape Sculpture Invitational Exhibitions
Dallas, Texas – March 6, 2006 – 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.
“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 www.sculptormarkpwilliamson.com.
For more information about the Beijing invitational, visit
For more information about the Shanghai invitational, visit http://www.shstone.com.