Sculpture @ Sylvester Manor


Sylvester Manor is pleased to announce Sculpture @ Sylvester Manor, an outdoor exhibition of sculptures, installations and artistic expressions. Curated by Tom Cugliani, the exhibition will engage a diverse spectrum of artists local to the East End of Long Island and will take place on the historic landscape of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island from June 21 until September 7, 2024.

Local artists are invited to submit proposals by visual and/or written documentation by April 1, 2024.

Sylvester Manor’s varied landscape features woodlands, parklands, coastal shorelines, meadows, and formal gardens and represents an early confluence of three distinct cultures: the Indigenous, the European and the Enslaved Africans who lived, worked and died on the land. Artists are invited to interpret and reflect on Sylvester Manor’s history in their proposals. Selected artists can install an existing piece, create an on-site work from imported materials, or create an artwork realized from organic material gathered at Sylvester Manor, which will biodegrade back into the landscape. All artist submissions will be respectfully considered and a final selection will be announced in April 2024.

Exhibition curator and organizer Tom Cugliani brings extensive expertise in the contemporary art world to the project, as well as a lifelong history with Shelter Island and Sylvester Manor. Tom Cugliani’s gallery launched the careers of established artists such as Christian Marclay, Jack Pierson and Charles Le Dray, following which Cugliani served as Marlborough Gallery’s point person for the great American painter Alex Katz, in addition to advising numerous private, corporate and public collections.