read the article by Rachel Herzog for more info: https://www.arkansasonline.com/.../finalists-named-in.../
The National Sculptors' Guild design team is so thrilled and honored to be finalists for Arkansas’ search for sculptors for its upcoming contribution to the National Statuary Hall. We have Jane DeDecker as a finalist for the Daisy Gatson Bates portrait, and Craig Campbell is a finalist for the Johnny Cash portrait. Both artists will be hard at work on the next phase of the process as we will be proposing concepts in the coming months.
read the article by Rachel Herzog for more info: https://www.arkansasonline.com/.../finalists-named-in.../
We are saddened to learn of past National Sculptors' Guild member, and friend, Ron Chapel's death. Our deepest sympathy goes to Vanessa, his family and friends.
Images show some of the projects we were fortunate to have created and placed with Chapel. He left a beautiful impression on the world through his art; he was a genuine person who loved nature. He will be missed. #ChapelBronze #ChapelSculpture #RonChapel
We had some fun with the Bernie meme and our public art placements, he's so good to have played along with the nation in celebrating his love of repurposed materials and practicality when it comes to fashion.
After checking out the renowned National Sculptors' Guild sculpture garden, Bernie set off to see our placements throughout the nation.
Bernie loved seeing some of our sculpture placements in Downey, California. his favorites were Clay Enoch’s Tree of Life, Jane DeDecker’s From a Different Perspective, Carol Gold’s Infinite Dance
Bernie checking out our most recent Colorado sculpture placements, Wayne Salge’s Really?!, and Daniel Glanz’s Leaps and Bounds.
Bernie made it to see some of our public art placements in Southlake, Texas too.
Kathi Caricof’s Texas Stars, Gary Alsum’s Saluting a Hero, Jane DeDecker’s Burro Trio, and Michael Warrick’s Mockingbird Tree.
Onto Little Rock, Arkansas where Bernie saw just a handful of our dozens of sculpture placements. A highlight was the Arkansas Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Tribute by Jane DeDecker.
Other pictured public art are Stephen Shachtman’s Arkansas A, DeDecker and Kinkade’s In the Wings, Denny Haskew’s Native Knowledge, DeDecker’s Harriet Tubman, Sandy Scott’s Presidential Eagle, Kathleen Caricof’s Stars and Stripes, DeDecker’s Touch the Sky, Scott’s River Market Pig, and Tim Cherry’s Rabbit Reach in front of Mark Leichliter’s Together.
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The National Sculptors’ Guild installed 18 public art placements in 2020, truly a triumph for the challenges we all faced in the year.
We are excited to have several new projects set to install in 2021 that we will be sharing in the near future.
Our 2020 public art placements are... (click titles to learn more)
My Heart is in Your Hands, Jane DeDecker, Downey, CA
Homeward/Monarch, Joe Norman, Downey, CA
Mock Orange, Michael Warrick, Whittier, CA
Time, Carol Gold, Bend, OR
Between the Lines, Jane DeDecker, Loveland, CO
Leaps and Bounds, Daniel Glanz, Brighton, CO
Sweet Dreams & Grassland Trio, Daniel Glanz, Brighton, CO
Mockingbird Tree, Michael Warrick, Southlake, TX
On a Roll, Jack Hill, Downey, CA
From a Different Perspective, Jane DeDecker, Downey, CA
Infinite Dance, Carol Gold, Downey, CA
Tree of Life, Clay Enoch, Downey, CA
Burro Trio, Jane DeDecker, Southlake, TX
Bamboo, Tim Cotterill (The Frogman), Joplin, MO
Keeping the Ball Rolling, Jane DeDecker, Edmond, OK
On a Roll, Jack Hill, Edmond, OK
Rev. Pond, Denny Haskew, Shakopee, MN
Tried and True, Gary Alsum, Edmond, OK
We've now placed 530 public art monuments since 1992!
Special thanks to all the people that helped make these placements happen, from fabrication to transport and installation, everyone pulled together in a time we had to stay apart.
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Gary Alsum's Tried and True has been completed in bronze and is on it's way to the University of Central Oklahoma. The sculpture will be stored there until the site is completed and can be placed.
Thanks to Bronze Services of Colorado for another job well done.
5/24/2020:: Gary Alsum and the National Sculptors' Guild were selected by the University of Central Oklahoma to create a Veteran's Memorial for their Edmond, Oklahoma campus. The composition is titled "Tried and True"
The desire of the committee was to honor two individuals as a memorial - one depicted as a soldier and one as a student - who were close to the UCO family and by extension represent all others who have served to defend our liberties.
Gary chose to depict the two soldiers, back to back. One in full combat uniform, the other dressed for class. Minimizing space between the figures creates a single form. Symbolically, this depiction shows how the soldiers rely on one another as they literally have each other’s back – in service, or in civilian life; they stand together in a life-long connection.
This camaraderie extends to the family of Veterans which can be felt through this composition as well. It can connect with relatives, friends, and fellow service people, creating a space for reflection from any path of life.
The clay enlargement is shown here, the sculpture will be placed as soon as it is cast in bronze.
We've sent the final casting of "Keeping the Ball Rolling" by NSG Fellow Jane DeDecker to Edmond, Oklahoma. The joyful bronze sculpture depicting a child balancing on a ball will be placed in the city's new sculpture garden sometime in 2021.
Our beautiful Burro Trio has landed in their new home in Southlake, Texas. This is a fun placement by Jane DeDecker and the National Sculptors' Guild. Sometimes it's nice to have something light-hearted like this to work on. The Donkey's were commissioned by the city to pay tribute to the history of the site. Our installation for this has been on hold due to the pandemic, so we are so happy to see it actualized today.
We hope the visitors to Southlake Commons love being greeted by this charismatic family.
#PublicArt NSG Placement 525
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Update 2/20/2019: Jane has been busy adding clay to the armatures and the Burro Trio enlargement is nearly complete. They are coming to life and showing so much personality. #WIP
1/15/19: We are thrilled to have a new project with the City of Southlake. This time it's a fun homage to the burros that called the area being developed home: "When plans for Southlake Commons were brought forward, the developer Sage Group, Inc. and the City Council agreed to place a bronze donkey sculpture near the Southlake Boulevard entrance to commemorate the property’s history."
The city came to NSG seeking an artist, and we of course recommended one of the nation's top figurative sculptors, Jane DeDecker. She's captured the quirky personality of the treasured donkey's so well, it's a perfect fit.
In the initial clay sketch: Depicted are two adults and a baby. One adult shows affection to the baby and the other looks off in a direction of a sound - showing both the nurturing and inquisitive curiosity of burros.
Update 10/4/2020: “Tree of Life” by Clay Enoch and the National Sculptors’ Guild is in! The new home is at the center of the new Downey Theatre Plaza fountain.
Special thanks during the install to Josef Kekula and the City of Downey, Eisenman Transport, Capital Crane, Pacific Wood and Iron, and of course Clay Enoch and John Kinkade of the National Sculptors' Guild.
NSG placement #524
Update 9/30/2020: "Tree of Life" by Clay Enoch and the National Sculptors' Guild is on the truck and heading to Downey, CA. We are excited to see it in its new home at the center of the new Theatre Plaza. The 14ft bronze and stainless steel sculpture shares the truck with three other sculptures that the Guild is installing in Downey's downtown.
It has always been John's motto that "Sculpture is a Team Sport"... It was an arduous task to load this complex sculpture. Arguably the most difficult loading we've experienced in our 28 years. It includes an engineered steel cradle, crane and rigging with pinpoint accuracy, and a team of people that coordinate well together. (this is just to load it on the truck; wait for the install) Everyone rose to the occasion. Special thanks to everyone involved... Tony Workman and the Art Castings staff, Dennis Henderson of DC Crane, John Eisenman Transportation, Zach Pennington of Blackeagle Fabrication, Jim Lambert and Shipper's Supply, Western Steel and Boiler, Russ Martino and Adam Granath of Martino and Luth, Josef Kekula and the City of Downey, CA, and of course Clay Enoch and John Kinkade of the National Sculptors' Guild. With the right people in place, we can achieve anything.
Stay tuned for the install pics in a couple days.
Update 9/15/2020: Nearing completion at Art Castings of Colorado. All eight figures are in place and the patina comes next.
Update: 7/21/2020: Coming soon to Downey, California...
"Tree of Life" by Clay Enoch and the National Sculptors' Guild is in the finishing steps of bronze casting at Art Castings of Colorado.
This installation is part of a series of Public Art placements that the City has commissioned from the National Sculptors' Guild for installation in 2020. The bronze and stainless steel sculpture will be placed in the new fountain at the Theater Plaza.
Our design team began working on this project in March of 2019.
Measuring 12-feet tall and 14-feet in diameter, the tree composed of eight life-size bronze figures outstretched from a single column are united by the stainless steel rings that they hold; this sculpture is among our most complex figurative monuments to date. We are so excited to see this significant art statement in place. We will update this post as soon as installation is set.
Progression of the project is shown below...
Update 5/18/2020: attaching rings to figures, figures to trunk, metal chasing, and patina in progress
Update 1/22/20 and 2/23/2020: sculpting the trunk, and site visit to see the start of the fountain.
Update 10/11/2019: enlargement of the next set of figures in clay.
Update 8/27/2019: enlargement of the first figures in clay.
Update 5/8/2019: engineering and prototype for enlargement
Update 3/25/2019: presentation of conceptual approach and maquette
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