The following links may be of interest to you as you pursue the world of sculpture!
Organizations and Societies
Brookgreen is one of the country's leading cultural and educational institutions and a National Historic Landmark. Its mission is to preserve the native flora and fauna and display objects of art within the natural setting of Brookgreen Gardens.
The National Sculpture Society is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States. The purpose of the NSS is to promote excellence in figurative and realist sculpture throughout the United States.
The National Art Materials Trade Association is an international organization comprised of 1,100 companies engaged in the art and creative materials industry. Founded in 1950, the association’s purpose is to provide its members with forums to exchange information, resources to enhance their effectiveness and opportunities for growth. NAMTA is recognized as the primary source of information on fine art materials, an advocate of the arts and host of the premier trade show for fine art materials.
For 50 years Sculpture Review
has been hailed as the foremost figurative sculpture magazine in the world. The magazine explores contemporary and historic issues in the field through interviews with prominent sculptors, essays on genre and form, news, book reviews and features about current and upcoming stars in the sculpture world. Exceptional photographs accompany the writing. Sculpture Review is available through subscription and on newsstands.
is an international, monthly magazine dedicated to all forms of contemporary sculpture. It contains provocative criticisms, knowledgeable technical discussions and timely exploration of new materials and techniques. For more information, contact the magazine at: 1529 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, PH: 202.234.0555.
A member of the National Sculpture Society, Mr. Eichinger has won several competitions and awards for his bronze sculptures. "Exploring different life experiences", his works are "grouped into five series: Duet, Dream, Exotic Women, Goddess, and Passage Series.
Zenos' emphasis has been the figure and the portrait, as demonstrated in his many monumental figure/portrait works, individual portrait busts and bas-reliefs. He excels at expressing the character and vitality of his subjects while capturing an accurate likeness. Zenos portfolio includes figure sculpture, animals, bas-reliefs, portraits -- both busts and paintings - of living and historical individuals, and poetic/philosophical sculpture with a post-modern sensibility.
Ms. Marcus is an elected Fellow of the National Sculpture Society. She began exhibiting her work at age nine. Later she attended New York University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Art Students league, and the National academy of Design School. She has exhibited in numerous shows throughout the United States and is included in many important collections throughout the world.
Ms. Sandifer is an elected Fellow of the National Sculpture Society as well as a Fellow Member of the American Artists Professional League. She also holds membership with Allied Artists, with whom she participates in shows and galleries across America. Her public placements include: a twenty foot monument of the Roughneck at Texas A&M University; an eight foot statue at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; a bust at National Democratic Headquarters in Washington, DC; and pieces at numerous universities, museums and other public venues.
A graduate of the Ringling School of Art and Design, in Sarasota, FL, Ms. Huerta studied Sculpture, Painting and Printmaking. While in Florida, she freelanced with Universal Studios and Nickelodeon Studios as a Sculptor and Chief Scenic Artist. Now living and working in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Ms. Huerta's sculpture ranges from relief portraits for the College Football Hall of Fame to life-size horses for the Witte Museum in Texas. Her work ranges from large scale oil paintings to figurative and expressionistic sculptures in bronze, steel and plaster/cement. Her work is driven by her social consciousness towards environmental issues and her love of harmony in nature.
A member of the National Sculpture Society, Mr. Klass is a world-renowned sculptor/anatomist whose work is known for its powerful realism. In addition to his human figures his knowledge of anatomy and structures has allowed him to create animal sculptures with equal ease and facility. In 1991 the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City commissioned him to create two life size horses for their Arms and Armor Wing.
A member of the National Sculpture Society, Ms. Goodnight is one of today’s best-known bronze sculptors of Western and animal subjects. Her largest work to date, The Day The Wall Came Down, a monument to freedom, portrays five horses jumping over the rubble of the collapsed Berlin Wall. It is located at the George Bush Presidential Library as well as a "sister" casting placed at the Allied Museum in Berlin.
Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Susie Grantham Chisholm grew up in a home that encouraged artistic expression. With a degree in Graphic Design, Susie worked on a variety of projects that included design work for a paper bag company, creating billboard designs and designing and building exhibits for the Savannah Science Museum.
Her introduction to sculpture began in 1996 when she enrolled in a portrait sculpture class in her hometown, Savannah. In addition to reading every book on sculpture in the Savannah library, learning everything she could about her new medium, she studied with professional sculptors Teena Stern and Don Haugen of Atlanta, Bruno Lucchesi and Jerry Cox in Scottsdale, Arizona, Tuck Langland in Loveland, Colorado, and David Klass at Brookgreen Gardens. She also participated in a 1997 University of Georgia program in Cortona, Italy where she studied sculpture and bronze casting.
Although a relative newcomer to sculpture, her work has been well received. Public commissions can be seen in the Chatham County Main Library (Savannah) and in the new Savannah Islands YMCA. Her work is in numerous private collections throughout the US and in Savannah's Chroma Gallery. She currently has a studio in the Art Center in Historic Savannah's City Market where her work can be seen by chance or appointment.
SPECIALTY ITEM SOURCES
Every woodcarver from beginner to professional can find quality, affordable woodcarving tools and supplies to make their carving more fun and enjoyable!
Colorado Alabaster Supply has quarried and sold sculpture quality alabaster from its location since 1969. They supply stone to professional sculptors, lathe turners, high schools, colleges, universities, art schools, and sculpture supply businesses across the United States and Canada. They can provide stone in sizes ranging from small fist or head size for classroom use and up. And they also offer a selection of hand tools, finishing supplies, and books.
Providing chefs and cooks with high quality, hard-to-find utensils for over 20 years, the company also carries carving tools and equipment for the those of you practicing the art of ice sculpture.
MISCELLANEOUS POINTS OF INTEREST
Heralded as one of the finest outdoor juried exhibitions of three-dimensional artwork in the United States, Sculpture in the Park features the work of 180 sculptors from around the world. The event is majestically staged against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and attracts thousands of art lovers and collectors from across the country to Loveland's Benson Sculpture Garden.
Each year, over the second weekend of August, Benson Sculpture Garden is transformed by the Loveland High Plains Arts Council and their volunteers from a park into a beautiful setting for this outstanding exhibit. Highlights of Sculpture in the Park include Friday night's Patron Party and a two-day silent auction.
Located just outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Encaustic Art Institute is "committed to becoming the premier encaustic art center in the nation." Its mission is to promote the public's awareness of this ancient Greek art form of wax painting, to educate on techniques for working with wax and to serve as a gallery for showcasing the works of encaustic artists. Surely a unique experience for all who visit this fascinating Center!
Looking for stone carving classes? Check out this site for semester-long day and night classes offered in the Boston, MA area by Scott Cahaly.