As Grounds For Sculpture’s 25 anniversary year comes to a close, we want to thank you for helping us to reach this milestone. With your support, you have helped transform GFS into a statewide leader for the arts, known for its 42-acre sculpture park and major exhibitions that push the boundaries of contemporary sculpture. Your continued support is integral as we begin our journey into the next 25 years.
GFS must fundraise entirely for our arts programs. Every donation made to Grounds For Sculpture, no matter how small, makes a positive difference in the amount of people we can reach and the ongoing sustainability of the programs. Our community collaborations serve tens of thousands of students, seniors, differently abled individuals, and disadvantaged families and are made possible by your generous support.
Your fully tax-deductible Annual Fund Gift will help GFS realize its mission of combining art and beckoning spaces to welcome, surprise and engage all visitors in the artist’s act of invention.
Thank you for your generosity.
Your gift makes a world of difference.
Your contribution to the Annual Fund will allow GFS to:
- Develop and present a mix of diverse solo and group exhibitions. 2018 will showcase the first major U.S. exhibition of stone sculptor Masayuki Koorida and an augmented reality-enhanced Michael Rees inflatable forms exhibition.
- Provide valuable and transformative arts programming to people of all ages and abilities, including young children, seniors, differently abled individuals, and disadvantaged families. Initiatives for 2018 include opportunities for guests to explore newly developed workshops and performances inspired by new exhibitions. In collaboration with ARC Mercer, adults with intellectual and physical disabilities will visit GFS, explore the grounds and galleries, and create artwork inspired by the natural world. GFS will also present professional development workshops for teachers and educators.
- Maintain the beauty of the gardens so that each guest we welcome is engaged in their own process of artistic discovery, exploration, and inspiration. Planned enhancements in 2018 include popular workshops, lecture series, informational talks and new volunteer opportunities. Horticulture experiences are also in development, including horticulture tours and a Horticultural Internship Program for local teens and young adults. We will utilize the Meadow as a teaching tool to educate visitors informally about natural systems, monarch butterflies, important pollinators and natural land management.
2017 YEAR IN REVIEW
- Created a new visitor map with our most accessible paths marked for our guests with mobility challenges.
- New emergency preparedness equipment was added to our Public Safety department.
- Provided over 450 individual ADA cart tours, serving over 1,500 guests.
Alternatives, Inc. • ARC Mercer • Art Beyond Sight Art Pride • Artists in Education (AIE) • Beyond Expectations • Arts Access Program at Matheny Medical & Educational Center • Cairn University • Carrier Clinic • Center for Child & Family Achievement • Center for the Book • Combat Paper NJ/Frontline Arts • Childrens Home Society/Trention Education Dance Institute • Cultural Access Network • Discover Jersey Arts • Dodge Poetry Festival • Guild for Early Music • Hamilton Library • Hamilton Partnership • Hamilton Township School District • HomeFront • Isles • Jersey Cares • Liberated Word Ministries • Mercer County Community College 21st Century Group • Middlesex Seeing Eye • Mill Hill Child & Family Development Center • Miracle Eyes of Mercer - The Seeing Eye • Morven House & Garden • Mount Carmel Guild • New Jersey State Council on the Arts • New Jersey Theater Alliance • NJ Council of Grantmakers • NJ Council on Humantities • Princeton Area Community Foundation • Princeton Chamber of Commerce • Princeton Library • Princeton Photography Club • Princeton University • Progressive Center for Independent Living • Project Fatherhood • Rider University • Springpoint Senior Living • Talking Book and Braille Center • TCNJ • Trenton Area Stakeholders • Trenton Center East & West • Trenton Vet Center • Volunteer Connect • Women in Development of Mercer County • YMCA of Trenton • Young Audiences of NJ
- Provided 8 Garden Walks and 1 Garden Tour Trip.
- Provided 95 Docent-led HortiSculpture tours.
- Planted over 2,000 bulbs, hundreds of perennials, and dozens of shrubs and trees.
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Donations can also be mailed to:
Grounds For Sculpture
Development Department Annual Fund
80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Please call us at (609) 249-0233 or (609) 249-0244 with any questions.