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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 Park. The Competition in 2019 was the seventh time an artist has been chosen to have his or her sculpture installed on the special pedestal in Weinberg Circle. Artists interested in having a sculpture considered for the next competition in 2023 may do so by completing the on-line application below or by submitting a standard mail application before the July 24, 2023 deadline. Artists from the states bordering Illinois are eligible. The winning artist receives a $3,000 prize and all installation, transportation and travel  costs are covered by the Weinberg family.

Lewis C. Weinberg Competition Previous Winners:

2021 – Ruth Aizuss Migdal “La Diva I”

La Diva I

2019 – Fisher Stolz – “Trinity”


Weinberg 2023 prospectus
Competition Prospectus:  
Click here to download the PDF of the rules for this competition.

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):

    Your Email (required):

    Address (required):

    Phone (one required):

    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)