Sandy Scott was trained at the Kansas City Art Institute and worked as an animation background artist for the motion picture industry before turning her attention to etching and printmaking in the 1970s and to sculpture in the 1980s. Born in Iowa and raised in Oklahoma, she now maintains studios surrounded by mountains, lakes, and streams in Lander, Wyoming; Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada; and Larimer County, Colorado. Scott is a licensed pilot, an avid outdoorswoman, and lives the life she depicts.
Scott’s numerous awards for sculpture and etching include the National Sculpture Society’s Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award in 2017 and 2015. In 2016 she received the National Sculpture Society’s Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for Ovis Aries. Her retrospective consisting of fifty bronzes and forty etchings, drawings, and paintings has traveled to four museums, including Brookgreen Gardens and the National Museum of Wildlife Art. In 2014 Scott received the Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Briscoe Museum in San Antonio, Texas, and is a Fellow in the National Sculpture Society.
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, Wyoming. Scott’s work is included in the collections of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the R. W. Norton Museum, the United States Military Academy, Brookgreen Gardens, and the Gilcrease Museum.
Scott is an elected member of the National Art Club, the American Artist Professional League, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the New York Pen and Brush Club, and a Distinguished Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists. She participates in annual juried exhibitions at the Autry Museum, Los Angeles; Northwest Rendezvous, Helena, Montana; and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming.
“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,” says Scott.
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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