We are loving the first heavy snow of the season for Northern Colorado. It's always fun to see how mother nature adds her touch to the sculpture in the National Sculptors' Guild garden.
The latest Columbine Gallery Ad is out in the Loveland Visitor's Guide. Pick one up to find all the fun, artsy, fine dining, and festive things to do in our town.
Artwork featured by Mark Leichliter in the National Sculptors' Guild Sculpture Garden.
Come by next week for our 25th Annual NSG Sculpture Exhibit and celebrate 25 years of dedication to the arts with us.
Art of the West featured Columbine Gallery and the National Sculptors' Guild Director John Kinkade in their July/August issue. The topic, Today's Sculpture Market. John talks about some of JK Designs' projects and the trends we've seen in our 25th year of designing and placing residential and public art statements.
"Those brave sculptors who wouldn't be deterred from sharing their visions. ...put forth their best efforts and kept foundries, fabrication shops, and brick and mortar gallery doors open. Sculpture is a team sport in most instances requiring many hands." -John Kinkade from 'Sculpture in Today's World', Art of the West July/August 2017 Pick up a copy to read the full article....
The National Sculptors' Guild Sculpture Garden is filling up for summer with new sculpture and blossoms. We are pleased to have three new pieces from Stephen Shachtman. click the images below to shop online.
Stephen Shachtman is constantly seeking to find something new and stimulating in either a physical or cerebral sense. The sculptures he creates circulate with aesthetics in contemporary forms with influences and inspiration from, science, architecture, and techniques. These inspirations inform him to create series’ with specific dialogue due to process', dimensions, material usage, and overall presence.
Depending on the sculptural forms and concepts, a few primary materials employed are; copper, glass, and steel. Some of the elements in Stephen’s work range from; hammered surfaces which have an organic aesthetic while overall forms tend to have clean lines with a minimalist approach yet are monolithic in presence. Some aesthetics are large-scale filigree in the metal that allows a viewer to see through the organic forms, while similar manipulation of glass elements are stacked to create positive and negative spaces. All pieces are affected by the orientation of light to unveil the personality of the sculptures, which create a 4th dimension of shadows and reflection as they emerge to produce an element of surprise.
Forsythia blooming is always the first sign of Spring in the National Sculptors' Guild Sculpture Garden.
Artwork pictured by NSG fellows Mark Leichliter, Sandy Scott, Jane DeDecker.
National Sculptors' Guild Affiliate Christopher Owen Nelson's latest residential placement. Featuring monumental sculptures in glass, hand molded acrylic, bronze and mirror polished stainless steel... beautifully photographed in the Aspen, Colorado private residence. Images courtesy of Karl Wolfgang Photography.
See more of Chistopher's work and contact us for a commission...
We are pleased to share that National Sculptors' Guild Associate Dan Glanz's Tree Top Stretch bronze monument was one of the select new additions to Loveland's Benson Sculpture Garden this year. The park continues to grow each year through the proceeds generated from each annual Sculpture in the Park show now housing over 150 sculptures. We urge you to experience all of Loveland's Public Art collection during your next visit to Columbine Gallery.
"For many years we lived in the beautiful Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir forest outside Loveland, Colorado, surrounded by wildlife we would see on an almost daily basis. We were always excited to see the wildlife; deer, black bears, elk, bobcats, coyotes, wild turkeys, and many more animals. However, it was the elusive mountain lion, while only occasionally spotted on the mountain, we knew was always close by.
On many occasions, we found tracks in the snow at the edge of the trees and half-eaten prey on our walks around our ridgetop. I would make it a habit, especially in winter, to go out in the early morning darkness to see if there were four-legged visitors nearby before letting our dogs outside. One snowy morning, with my headlamp illuminating the darkness, I discovered fresh mountain lion tracks in the snow on our steep drive only to realize that less snow had fallen in the lion’s tracks in front of me than the track I made behind me just 3 minutes earlier. I followed them back toward the house and discovered the lion had been watching me not 50 feet away. I’m sure it wasn’t the first time, nor the last, we had been closely watched.
“Tree Top Stretch” began as a commissioned piece that gave me the opportunity to describe the powerful stealthy, yet reclusive, feline in a more relaxed manner. The big cat is beginning the evening’s hunt, limbering up on an old treetop, more than likely a daily ritual." -Daniel Glanz
click to view our Spring newsletter Art Events, Recent Public Art Placements and New Arrivals in the Gallery Thank you for living with art --- Art Appreciators are our favorite kind of people! Happy Spring! enter TAXday between 3/15-4/15 for a special incentive on your next online purchase.
John Kinkade and The National Sculptors' Guild are proud to have helped establish this fine outdoor sculpture show 9 years ago. April 22nd-24th we hope you'll attend and see how Little Rock has embraced the arts so beautifully. Since 2004 we have placed over 100 public artworks in Little Rock,with 6 monuments in the works for 2016 placements.
NSG members exhibiting this year:
We urge you to see them at the show, or stop by Columbine Gallery to see more of their artwork.
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