20 Aug Sandy Scott
Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from 50 coveted Western artists. Meet Quest for the West Artist Sandy Scott.
Born in 1943, Dubuque, Iowa; lives in Lander, Wyoming
2015, bronze, edition of 21, 24 x 23 x 9 inches
Our Morgan gelding was used as the model for Ancient Passage. My goal was to idealize the animal and create a powerful image. I am preoccupied with modeling horses and consciously stylize my designs. My obsession with modeling horses continues to lay a thorough foundation for my art, just as playing scales does for a musician. In my opinion, horses and the human figure are the most difficult creatures to transform into a visual expression – perhaps it’s because they are both so beautiful.
SANDY SCOTT was trained at the Kansas City Art Institute, and worked as an animation background artist for the motion picture industry. She then turned her attention to etching and printmaking in the 1970s and sculpture in the 1980s. She maintains studios in Lander, Wyoming; Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada; and Larimer County, Colorado. Surrounded by mountains, lakes and streams she is an avid outdoors woman, licensed pilot, and lives the life she depicts.
She has won awards for sculpture and etching and her monumental Presidential Eagle is installed at the entrance to the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY. Scott’s work is included in the collections of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum;
the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY; the R.W. Norton Museum, Shreveport, LA; The United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC and Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Scott was selected as one of the “Ten Most Prominent People in western art by Southwest Art Magazine in 2013.
Notable Awards and Achievements:
2014 Briscoe Museum, Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement
The American Artist Professional League
The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
The National Art Club
The National Sculpture Society
The New York Pen and Brush
The Society of Animal Artists