National Sculptors' Guild charter member Denny Haskew recently completed a bronze depiction of the Mdewakanton Dakota Shield when asked by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to create the tribal shield for display in their beautiful new hotel... JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. We are honored to be a small part of this impressive new space.
Inside the medicine wheel on the Mdewakanton Dakota Shield is a pipe, or canupa, which stands for prayer between man and a higher power. When the tribes gathered, the pipe was smoked in thanks for everyone being together. The buffalo skull, a religious symbol, is part of the altar during the sun dance. The arrow and ax are symbols of bravery. The tipi stands for the meeting tipi for the Dakota tribes. The seven feathers stand for the seven council fires, which make up the Dakota Nation.
Fall Celebration Please Join Us
The third weekend in November we will have our annual open-house Fall Celebration at Columbine Gallery (weather permitting, we will enjoy the NSG sculpture garden as well.) Stop in for some refreshments, chat with artists, and find that perfect gift for friends and family (or splurge on yourself!)
Open House November 20th & 21st, 2015 10-7pm
Our new lecture series begins this year: tailored topics for patrons and art appreciators with Q&A time following. We anticipate doing more so please let us know your ideas for future subjects.
Saturday November 21st Talk Topics
1pm Wearable Art : Carolyn Barlock
2pm Filling a Niche : John Kinkade
3pm Art as Investment : Cathy Goodale and Jim Biggers
This event will also be our Legacy for Lu event (see below) for 2015. 15% of the proceeds from Lu Haskew painting sales over the month of November will be given to the Legacy for Lu Fund in the Thompson Education Foundation for K thru 12 art projects and supplies. The fund was established by Denny Haskew in honor of his mother Lu Haskew, a wonderful teacher, friend and talented artist.
We'd love to see you and share the new artwork that our artists continue to amaze us with.
The National Sculptors' Guild has recently placed Jane DeDecker's "On the Count of Three" in Pleasanton, CA. The life-sized bronze depicting a mother and father swinging their child between them by the hands was a gift to the city from the Harrington Art Partnership. NSG has worked with the Harrington's on several placements throughout the city for many years; the couple continues to elevate the city with art and have received a number of accolades including the Mayor's Award, and Couple of the Year. We're pleased to be part of positive moments in communities like this. NSG#454
JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to over 20 contracted sculptors and painters; plus an extended network of 200+ artists that our design team works with on a regular basis to meet each project's unique needs. click here for a list of our over 500 large-scale placements.