5/15/2020: Kathleen Caricof and the National Sculptors' Guild have won the 2020 Sculpture at the River Market Public Monument commission. Synergy will be installed in spring 2021 near the entrance of the West Central Community Center, Little Rock, AR.
"The West Central Community Center is a place where people come and go on an everyday basis to enjoy everything the center has to offer. The inspiration for this sculpture is to express the motion of the activities which take place in the Center and the connection it makes among community members. Designed with energy, this tall metal sculpture shows the excitement of the expression of motion. These forms, as simple as they might look, depict the complex movements of athletes and the togetherness of a lively community.
Standing tall, and easy to see, Caricof’s bright sculpture is perfectly suited as a landmark for the nearby pickup and drop off spot by the West Central Community Center’s entrance.”
Installation day 12/12/16
The National Sculptors' Guild is in Little Rock to install Fellow Kathleen Caricof's "Let the Music Play" in front of the newly renovated Robinson Music Hall.
The 16ft high multi-faceted sculpture is fabricated from several materials including stone, copper, and steel.
The artist selected the upright bass for its wide use in a variety of music, from jazz to rock as well as bluegrass and folk. The whimsical design has a cubist, feel and will appeal to the area’s many visitors.
4/27/16: The National Sculptors' Guild has in the works a design by Kathleen Caricof for the Robinson Performance Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The 16ft high multi-faceted sculpture is fabricated from several materials including multiple stones, copper, steel and wood.
The abstracted upright bass was selected for its wide use in a variety of music, from jazz to rock as well as bluegrass and folk. The whimsical design has a cubist, “Picasso-esque” feel and will appeal to the area’s many visitors.
The National Sculptors' Guild just completed our latest installation in Southlake, Texas. Kathleen Caricof's Texas Stars design was selected by the City for placement at their new community event center The Marq.
A celestial-inspired artwork representing the community of Southlake, this design reflects the population's ability to stand tall for their ideals. Three fabricated steel stars serve as symbols of Strength, Honor and Excellence as well as becoming a beautiful tribute to the wide open sky; a broader pride for the state of Texas; and an iconic sculptural statement for The Marq Southlake.
This placement consists of three fabricated stainless steel stars, each measuring roughly seven to ten feet tall. The stars vary slightly from one other. The tall ‘leg’ of each star secures to poured concrete cylindrical pedestals of differing heights. The varying lengths of the ‘legs’ and heights of the concrete pedestals staggering the total height. The various heights of each star were partially determined by the views from the inside of The Marq building as well as from the pedestrian walkway so that the installation is engaging from both the vantage points.
The National Sculptors' Guild is pleased to have 3 of our designs selected as the finalists for the 2017 Public Monument installation for a site at the historic Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Kathleen Caricof's ENLIGHTENMENT, Clay Enoch's UNITED, and Denny Haskew's STRENGTH TO ENDURE. The winner will be announced at the Sculpture at the River Market show on Sunday at 3pm.
If you are in Little Rock, please stop by the show to meet the artists and see some phenomenal sculpture from around the country. It's a great opportunity to take a piece home.
The primary focal point of the entry are two simple, elegant sculptures by National Sculptors' Guild fellow Kathleen Caricof on each side of the main drive approaching the vehicular gateway of the Coronado Yacht Club in California. Each side of the drive features a marble sculpture. On the East is an abstract depiction of a sailboat, while to the West is an abstracted motor boat.
The forms and line of each relate and complement each other providing a graceful presence to the CYC entry. Each representing a primary portion of the Coronado Yacht Club Membership. Through the use of the iconic imagery of boats we bring recognition to all of the major clubs; “Sail Fleet”, “Cruise Fleet” and “Rod & Reel” and identify the club to the greater community.
“Setting Sail” is a bronze, marble and stainless steel sculpture, set on the east side of the gate. An abstraction of a sailboat, its lines are elegant & sweeping. A curve shows wind blowing into the tall slender sail.
Opposite is “Making Waves” a marble and granite abstracted motorboat. The composition shows the bow of a ship facing the viewer. The strength and power of the boat as it charges through water is felt from strong lines. Carved from Colorado Yule Marble on Black Granite with the some stainless steel elements.
Kathleen Caricof's design was selected by the City of San Luis Obispo for their 9/11 Memorial.
A 10-foot steel I-beam from the World Trade Center will become a central piece of a public art project at San Luis Obispo’s main fire station. The beam, recovered from the mangled rubble left when the twin towers fell, will be transformed from a symbol of devastation into a work of art honoring the fallen.
“Standing Tall,” pays tribute to the 403 emergency workers who died while helping others try to escape the World Trade Center towers before they fell. Tall metal posts — 343 firefighters represented by reddish/rusted steel and 60 police officers represented by blue anodized aluminum — will be embedded in an arc around the circular plaza. All 403 posts will be embedded in two concrete bases that follow the arc of the circular plaza. These bases will be low allowing the sculptural posts to be the main visual impact. The different colored posts will be randomly interspersed with each other, adding greater visual interest while referring to the fact that regardless of what hat the first responders wore, they died together.
The I-beam is prominently displayed at the center of the plaza, with a single large redwood bench positioned in front of the I-beam, where the viewer can sit and contemplate.
"You are Here" is a public art placement by Kathleen Caricof and the National Sculptors' Guild commissioned by Trimble Navigation in Westminstor, CO in January, 2013. "To create a sculpture for Trimble’s new Westminster campus I have endeavored to apply the visual and conceptual elements of positioning-centric technology with Trimble’s integrated solutions to abstract dimensional design. Triangulation is represented by triangles in positive and negative spaces; integration is illustrated by the dynamic positioning of three elements; integrated curves create movement illustrating inertia and orbits; and projecting angles represent beams." #AroundDenver #PublicArt #CaricofSculpture
Kathleen Caricof's "Beginning Life" won Best of Show at Little Rock's Sculpture at the River Market.
The city will be placing this in their new sculpture garden, the Vogel Schwartz Garden designed by National Sculptors' Guild director John Kinkade, along with several others from the show.
National Sculptors' Guild: City Worker Memorial by Kathleen Caricof commissioned by the City of Greeley, CO installed September 2, 2009 in Lincoln Park. The marble & granite Memorial Sculpture is placed perpendicularly to the nearest sidewalk for both the largest impact to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Centered on a 7’ diameter granite plaza the 14.5’ high sculpture will face a South-East direction to incorporate the sun which will activate the gold-leaf clad opening and cast long, interesting shadows throughout the day. Title and inscription is carved on the 4’x2’ granite portion of the sculpture with names of honor on the back.
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.