Lewis C. Weinberg Competition

The Lewis C. Weinberg Biennial Sculpture Competition was established by the family of Lewis C. Weinberg, who served as President of the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park Board of Directors for many years until his death in November 2008. Prior to his participation on the Board, Weinberg was for many years Chief Executive Officer of Fel-Pro, a local company widely known for its progressive management. His interest in sculpture was such that he employed a full-time sculptor-in-residence.

Among his many contributions to the Sculpture Park, Weinberg donated eight important pieces of sculpture from his personal collection. These sculptures form the centerpiece of the Park’s permanent collection.

The Lewis C. Weinberg Sculpture Competition, a biennial event, honors Mr. Weinberg’s love for art and his deep interest in the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. The 6th competition will be in 2019; artists interested in entering may do so by completing an on-line application below or submitting a standard mail application before the July 1, 2019 deadline.  The winner will be announced on August 1, 2019. Installation of the winning entry will be in September, 2019.  All costs associated with the installation are generously covered by the Weinberg family.

Lewis C. Weinberg Competition Current Winner

2017 – Andrew Arvanetes – “Fly Away Home”



Lewis C. Weinberg Competition Previous Winners:

2015 – Luke Achterberg- “Calibration”:

2013 – Nathan S. Pierce – “Loss of Signal”:

2011 – Richard Taylor – “Caressed By The Moon”:

2009 – Ron Gard – “French Kiss”:


Competition Prospectus:  Click here to download the PDF of the rules for this competition.

Printable Application:  Click here to download the PDF application to print out and send in the mail.

Online Application: Fill out the below application to apply online.

Your Name (required):

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Sculpture Images for Competition (1 min, 3 max; required, max size each image: under 1MB)

Sculpture Images for Reference (1 min, 3 max required: each sculpture submitted requires an alternate view image - max size each image: under 1MB)
Sculpture 1:
Sculpture 1 (alt):
Sculpture 2:
Sculpture 2 (alt):
Sculpture 3:
Sculpture 3 (alt):

File: List of images with Titles, Media and Dimensions (required):

File: Resume of Artist (required)

Artist Statement (required)

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