Update 1/10/18: Progress images #WIP
Mark Leichliter's Interwoven design will soon be actualized and placed in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2018. An intricate double mobius strip will be fabricated by Mark in Stainless Steel.
1/18/17: National Sculptors' Guild fellow Wayne Salge's bronze "Sierra" will be placed in the city of Edmond, Ok this year. Stay tuned for images of the installation.
Installation day 12/12/16
The National Sculptors' Guild is in Little Rock to install Fellow Kathleen Caricof's "Let the Music Play" in front of the newly renovated Robinson Music Hall.
The 16ft high multi-faceted sculpture is fabricated from several materials including stone, copper, and steel.
The artist selected the upright bass for its wide use in a variety of music, from jazz to rock as well as bluegrass and folk. The whimsical design has a cubist, feel and will appeal to the area’s many visitors.
4/27/16: The National Sculptors' Guild has in the works a design by Kathleen Caricof for the Robinson Performance Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The 16ft high multi-faceted sculpture is fabricated from several materials including multiple stones, copper, steel and wood.
The abstracted upright bass was selected for its wide use in a variety of music, from jazz to rock as well as bluegrass and folk. The whimsical design has a cubist, “Picasso-esque” feel and will appeal to the area’s many visitors.
7/27/16 Scheduled for placement in Little Rock, Arkansas this Fall is the monumental "IN THE WINGS" by JANE DEDECKER and ALYSON KINKADE, NATIONAL SCULPTORS' GUILD
Depicting abstract-figurative dancers preparing for performance. The intentionally elongated limbs on the dancers emphasize their stretch. The heads and limbs of the dancers will be sculpted in the round, and cast in bronze while their tutus are cast in aluminum to create a bold, zig-zagged crescent shape. The tutu will be painted with vibrant hues. The paint will be a rich layering of colors for added depth.
With a total height of 7ft and extending 10ft wide toe to toe, the sculpture will have a powerful yet graceful presence. The combination of figurative elements with abstract; the earthy tones with vibrant ones; creates a piece that has universal appeal.
A study and garden size is available for separate purchase in a limited editions, each uniquely painted.
NSG Director John Kinkade and Sculptor Mark Leichliter are in Arkansas installing "Overcome" today.
The National Sculptors' Guild just completed our latest installation in Southlake, Texas. Kathleen Caricof's Texas Stars design was selected by the City for placement at their new community event center The Marq.
A celestial-inspired artwork representing the community of Southlake, this design reflects the population's ability to stand tall for their ideals. Three fabricated steel stars serve as symbols of Strength, Honor and Excellence as well as becoming a beautiful tribute to the wide open sky; a broader pride for the state of Texas; and an iconic sculptural statement for The Marq Southlake.
This placement consists of three fabricated stainless steel stars, each measuring roughly seven to ten feet tall. The stars vary slightly from one other. The tall ‘leg’ of each star secures to poured concrete cylindrical pedestals of differing heights. The varying lengths of the ‘legs’ and heights of the concrete pedestals staggering the total height. The various heights of each star were partially determined by the views from the inside of The Marq building as well as from the pedestrian walkway so that the installation is engaging from both the vantage points.
The primary focal point of the entry are two simple, elegant sculptures by National Sculptors' Guild fellow Kathleen Caricof on each side of the main drive approaching the vehicular gateway of the Coronado Yacht Club in California. Each side of the drive features a marble sculpture. On the East is an abstract depiction of a sailboat, while to the West is an abstracted motor boat.
The forms and line of each relate and complement each other providing a graceful presence to the CYC entry. Each representing a primary portion of the Coronado Yacht Club Membership. Through the use of the iconic imagery of boats we bring recognition to all of the major clubs; “Sail Fleet”, “Cruise Fleet” and “Rod & Reel” and identify the club to the greater community.
“Setting Sail” is a bronze, marble and stainless steel sculpture, set on the east side of the gate. An abstraction of a sailboat, its lines are elegant & sweeping. A curve shows wind blowing into the tall slender sail.
Opposite is “Making Waves” a marble and granite abstracted motorboat. The composition shows the bow of a ship facing the viewer. The strength and power of the boat as it charges through water is felt from strong lines. Carved from Colorado Yule Marble on Black Granite with the some stainless steel elements.
JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to