Sea of Sculpture
National Native American Day
On this #NationalNativeAmericanDay we highlight Potawatomi artist, Denny Haskew.
'Strength of the Maker right from its title... to the strength shown even in the toes, is a statement of how I view my very inner belief. Nature and all things natural have always been of the utmost importance to me all my life. Believing in, the Great Spirit, Buddha, Mohammed, the Mysterious One, is important. I feel they all exude the same message; a life of oneness, of love, of honesty and a source of emotional strength. Strength of the Maker is my visual version of how I see my Maker.' -DH
This powerful monumental bronze of a Native American preparing their bow is on permanent display in the Native American Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Other prominent placements of the edition include the Gilcrease Museum, OK; the Barona Band of Mission Indians, CA; Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum, Bastian, VA; Briscoe Western Art Museum, TX; Flagstaff, AZ; Grand Junction, CO; Cerritos, CA; and Canyon City, CO; and private collections. "Strength of the Maker" has won five best of show / first place prizes in the top art shows in the country.
Only one remains from the limited edition of 21, add it to your collection: click here
Jane DeDecker, Honoring Women
NSG Fellow, Jane DeDecker continues to amaze us with her recent monuments to women in Seneca Falls and now Estes Park. She is making history as she honors these historic figures, bringing to light the contributions of phenomenal women, sculpted by a phenomenal woman.
This link has some great pics of the artist and includes some connections to the subjects. https://www.eptrail.com/.../10/01/womens-monument-dedicated/
By WENDY RIGBY | email@example.com | Estes Park Trail-Gazette
PUBLISHED: October 1, 2021 at 1:15 p.m. | UPDATED: October 4, 2021 at 10:57 a.m.
On a chilly autumn afternoon, a large crowd gathered to participate in the dedication of the Estes Park Women’s Monument. The statues sit on a piece of land donated by the Town of Estes Park along the river walk. Twelve historical and current female leaders who have impacted the town’s rich heritage are honored in this newest public art installation.
“This was a widespread, grassroots effort,” said Ron Wilcocks, Chairman of the Estes Park Women’s Monument Committee. “Hundreds of people helped make it happen. The community came through in a big way.”
Speaking on behalf of the Estes Park Woman’s Club, Judy Schaffer commented, “These were not just ladies who sat around. They laid trails. They funded libraries. The supported the town as a community. They gave a legacy to the more contemporary women we are honoring.”
Members of the Town Board of Trustees were there, along with Mayor Wendy Koenig who is one of the 12 women honored in bronze sculpture.
“This is a momentous occasion,” Koenig noted. “This monument makes visible the women who nurtured this community.”
Town Administrator Travis Machalek called the monument “long overdue.”
The centerpiece figure of the picture is Eleanor Hondius, an early female leader in Estes Park. Her son, 97-year-old Pieter Hondius who still lives in Estes Park, was on hand to see his mother honored in this lasting way.
“These were strong-minded, determined and focused women,” she said. “We owe a debt to these pioneers for what Estes Park is today.”
Noting that creating public sculptures is a “team sport,” DeDecker thanked all of the donors who collectively contributed more than $100,000 for the project. She also thanked the town employees who helped prepare the site and will keep it beautiful year round.
We had a wonderful time hosting lunch for the Booth Western Art Museum Collector’s Tour of Colorado.
The group filled two 40-passenger buses with art appreciators from around the nation. We also had several of our artists meet with the collectors in the National Sculptors’ Guild sculpture garden.
The tour included several Loveland artist studios and gardens. We were happy to give them some nourishment before their next artful stop.
As you can see we lucked out with a beautiful Colorado Fall day. Our chimenea warmed us up as the wind picked up, but the rain stayed off.
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New Jane DeDecker Sculptures
Lots of new Jane DeDecker sculpture was just added to our online store front. New 2020 pieces, plus more classics.
Now is the time to beautify your surroundings with these timeless expressions of the human condition. They both touch on our everyday moments and pay homage to great strives in history. Family connections and individual’s internal journeys. There is something relatable for everyone in these beautiful sculptures.
Enter code: HappyFriday for a special incentive! You made it another week!! Celebrate with new art for your collection.
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Introductory Offer: Tim Cherry
NSG Fellow Tim Cherry has just released a new sculpture "Beaver Retriever", click here to order at a special introductory price and be among the first to add this gorgeous statement of grace and beauty of nature to your fine art collection.
Special introductory price offering through June 30, 2020 - enter code PREDORDER at checkout
In the Studio: Gary Alsum
Gary Alsum's grandson, Trevor, gave a hands-on critique about filling in the negative spaces of "Tried and True" the Veteran's Memorial commissioned by the University of Central Oklahoma.
The piece will go through the bronze casting process soon thanks to Trevor's help.
Hopefully he doesn't charge too high.
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In the Studio: Sandy Scott
New pieces are underway at NSG Fellow Sandy Scott's studio. She rarely slows down creating new work, and we aren't surprised that the health crisis isn't stopping her.
The pieces shown here in clay can be pre-ordered from our special section on our online store. These are listed with introductory pricing, with a $400 savings! so, it's truly a great time to add this renowned wildlife artist to your collection, if you are able.
Sandy's foundry in Lander, WY is currently open at a reduced staff, so please expect 8-12 weeks for the bronze casting time from the time of your order. With your Sales Code "PREORDER", shipping is free!
"Dos Amigos", and "Earitated" speak to our little Springtime buddies that I'm sure you're all seeing hopping about yards.
"Dos Amigos" 11 1/2 W x 7 1/2 D x 12 H - size includes oval walnut base; Ed/50. click here to purchase
"Earitated" 9 3/4 W x 6 1/2 D x 6 H - size includes oval walnut base; Ed/50. click here to purchase
"The New Puppy". The narrative speaks for itself . . . it is an old dog laying next to a new puppy that's asleep. Trish and I got a new Scottish Terrier puppy 3 weeks ago and we have an old bird dog. While the breeds are not the same as the sculpture . . . the sentiment is. Maybe many of you have new pups during this Stay-At-Home time and can relate.
"The New Puppy" 13 1/2 W x 7 1/2 D x 4 3/4 H - size includes oval walnut base. Ed/50. click here to purchase
Thank you for #KeepingOurArtistsCreating #StaySafe #ArtAppreciatorsAreOurFavoritePeople
In the Studio: Stephen Shachtman
What has NSG's Stephen Shachtman been up to during Stay-in-Place? Lots of new monolithic sculptures and some help from a couple of the cutest workers around. What can we say? some of our artists are taking a creative approach to home-schooling; we know hands-on learning can leave a life-long impression. Stephen's kids, Dov and Avi, are helping out with moving the artwork and clearing off Spring snows. Looks like they're doing an awesome job.!
Below are a few #WIP pieces he has in the works at his studio, If you see anything that interests you, please contact us for title scale and pricing. Most of Stephen's work is fabricated from Cor-Ten Steel, sometimes including areas of powder-coating for a pop of color. Check out his other available work here too.
Owned and operated by the father/daughter team of John & Alyson Kinkade the Gallery and Garden artfully displays over 800 sculptures plus many paintings by renowned local and national artists to provide a tranquil atmosphere for art appreciators wishing to reduce the external details of the world and indulge in the true essence of art ~ a world of visual play and internal moods. Perched above a pond with a view of the Rockies, the NSG Sculpture Garden is an acre filled with unusual botanical specimens and over 100 sculptures. All of the artwork in the gallery and garden is for sale. As a result, the look is constantly changing.