01 Jan 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 14th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. 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 some of the country’s biggest names in Western art. Meet Quest for the West® artist Sandy Scott.
Born in 1943, Dubuque, Iowa; lives in Lander, Wyoming
SURROUNDED BY MOUNTAINS, lakes and streams in her Wyoming and Canadian Lake Country studios, Sandy Scott is an avid outdoors woman, licensed pilot, and lives the life she depicts. She is the daughter of an Oklahoma rancher, and was trained at the Kansas City Art Institute. Early in life she worked as an animation background artist for the motion picture industry and as a commercial artist. Sandy has lived in the west most of her adult life and when not in the studio, travels the world in search of art and adventure. She can be found afield with her beloved Brittany and her best friend, Trish.
A Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and member of the National Arts Club, her work is in important collections and museums including the Gilcrease Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and the Briscoe Western Art Museum. The Clinton Presidential Library, and the US Military Academy at West Point are among her many public and private commissions and installations and her work resides on many university and college campuses.
Sandy was recently honored with a retrospective which was exhibited at several museums including Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming. The Retrospective featured sculpture, etchings, and paintings from the past 50 years of her professional career. She continues to teach a yearly bird sculpture and comparative anatomy workshop, introduce new works in prestigious invitational museum exhibitions, and show in galleries across the nation. She on the Board of Trustees at Brookgreen Gardens.
“The most profound realization of my life is that there are people I have never met who live with my art, and therefore I share with them a personal, if not intimate relationship,” Scott said.
Notable Awards and Achievements
2017 National Sculpture Society, Marilyn Newark Memorial Award for Representational Sculpture in a Classical Style
2016 Society of Animal Artists, Award of Excellence
2016 University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, sculpture commission
2016 National Sculpture Society, Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for Classical Sculpture
2015 Sandy Scott: A Retrospective, traveling exhibition
2015 National Sculpture Society, Marilyn Newark Memorial Award for Representational Sculpture in a Classical Style
2014 Briscoe Western Art Museum, Night of Artists, Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement
American Artists Professional League
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
National Art Club
National Sculpture Society
The New York Pen and Brush
Society of Animal Artists
Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawley’s Island, South Carolina
McBride Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland
Montgomery-Lee Fine Art, Park City, Utah
The Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, Texas
Wilcox Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming