01 Jan Scott, Sandy
Born in 1943 in Dubuque, Iowa; lives in Lander, Wyoming
2021, bronze, edition of 25, 21 x 18 x 13 inches,
At daybreak, a female mallard banks sharply, lowers her feet, tilts her body to brake and zeros in for splashdown in the flooded timber. There, she dabbles for food with a small flock in the shallows and loudly quacks her resentment at any intrusion. The female is the mouthy one; the male drake makes a soft, raspy sound and lets the hen do all the quacking. Many mallards winter in the lower Mississippi valley and when spring arrives, they wing their way north to prairie potholes and small inland lakes to nest and breed. Typically, when they arrive the ground and ponds are still frozen, and they feed on grain leftover in the fields until the thaw, often with Canada geese. The large duck is truly universal and can be found in all of the northern hemisphere as well as Africa, Asia, and Europe.
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.
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
2019 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
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