Born 1943, in Dubuque, Iowa, Sandy Scott now lives in Lander, Wyoming. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, and streams in her Wyoming and Canadian Lake Country studios, she is an avid outdoors woman, licensed pilot, and lives the life she depicts. The daughter of an Oklahoma rancher, she 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. Scott 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 & Western Heritage Museum, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, the R. W. Norton Museum, Brookgreen Gardens, and the Briscoe Museum. The Clinton Presidential Library and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point are among her many public and private commissions and installations. Her work resides on many university and college campuses, including Hillsdale College, Belmont College, and the University of Colorado.
The Briscoe Museum recently awarded Scott the Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement and she received major awards from the National Sculpture Society, including the Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award for Realistic Sculpture in the Classical Tradition and the Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for Classical Sculpture. She is the recipient of the Society of Animal Artists’ Award of Excellence.
Scott was recently honored with a retrospective that was exhibited at several museums, including Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming. The retrospective featured sculptures, 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 is on the board of trustees at Brookgreen Gardens.
Sandy Scott is represented by Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawley’s Island, South Carolina; Columbine Gallery, Loveland, Colorado; Davis & Belvin’s Gallery, Saint Jo, Texas; McBride Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland; Montgomery-lee Fine Art, Par City, Utah; Mountain Trails Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Red Piano Gallery, Hilton Head, South Carolina; and Wilcox Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming.
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