The city of Paramount, CA is placing National Sculptors' Guild fellow Jane DeDecker's "Touch the Sky" this year. John just returned from dropping the sculpture off. Look for it in a park soon.
01/11/2017: The Vogel family has commissioned National Sculptors' Guild Fellow Jane DeDecker to sculpt grandchildren to be placed in the Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture Garden in Little Rock, Arkansas. To be placed later this year.
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7/27/16 Scheduled for placement in Little Rock, Arkansas this Fall is the monumental "IN THE WINGS" by JANE DEDECKER and ALYSON KINKADE, NATIONAL SCULPTORS' GUILD
Depicting abstract-figurative dancers preparing for performance. The intentionally elongated limbs on the dancers emphasize their stretch. The heads and limbs of the dancers will be sculpted in the round, and cast in bronze while their tutus are cast in aluminum to create a bold, zig-zagged crescent shape. The tutu will be painted with vibrant hues. The paint will be a rich layering of colors for added depth.
With a total height of 7ft and extending 10ft wide toe to toe, the sculpture will have a powerful yet graceful presence. The combination of figurative elements with abstract; the earthy tones with vibrant ones; creates a piece that has universal appeal.
A study and garden size is available for separate purchase in a limited editions, each uniquely painted.
This morning National Sculptors' Guild placed Jane DeDecker's bronze sculpture 'On the Count of Three' at the Seeley Drive roundabout in La Quinta, California. Further landscaping will follow.
Traversing a roundabout, we experience art for an instant. We drive away and the impression stays with us. The proposed design reflects on the setting and activities of this site. Focusing on Health, Vitality, Family and Community, each passing of the sculpture shall fuel and regenerate the viewer; with emphasis on positive interaction for families and friends that speaks to multiple generations with universal appeal. The sculpture depicting young parents in sync, holding hands through their child and enjoying the child’s joy of momentary flight has added features sculpted in the wax-phase specific to this area of LaQuinta, a picnic basket, a bouquet of California Poppies and a puppy. The gestural movement elegantly echoes the pace of the world we live in.
Recent accolades and articles in Little Rock, Arkansas are bringing some of our proudest placements to light. The National Sculptors' Guild is proud to have contributed to this great community with art since 2004! If you haven't visited Little Rock, Go!pictured NSG placements are Jane DeDecker's Patty Cake placed at River Front Park #419, and Denny Haskew's Renewal Ritual placed in 2015 in the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden that NSG/JK Design's John Kinkade helped design in 2008 .
Arkansas Business Article Dec. 14, 2015
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
Our NSG sculpture placements in Little Rock like Tim Cherry's "Rabbit Reach" and Jane DeDecker's The Ties that Bind have struck a chord with Melissa Joan Hart during her visit to Arkansas.
Thanks Melissa! We've placed over 30 significant public art pieces in Little Rock since 2004 when we first placed artwork there designed to lead pedestrians from downtown to the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center; pulling our inspiration from his 1996 Bridge to 21st Century speech we selected artwork that complements the library and surrounding themes and landscape as well as President Clinton's ideals of family, cultural diversity and looking to the future. We've loved placing artwork there ever since; designing the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden and developing River Front Park and the surrounding area with Dean Kumpuris and board of the Sculpture at the River Market and the many great people from the city of Little Rock. If you haven't visited this great community - GO!
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4/25/15: We've delivered National Sculptors' Guild fellow Jane DeDecker's "Sherlock Holmes" to be installed in Edmond, Oklahoma's new police facility.
Commissioned by the city for placement in the entry where a time capsule is on display.
The sculpture is placed to appear investigating the historic time capsule.
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11/19/2014: The city of Edmond, OK will soon be graced with a bronze sculpture of Sherlock Holmes by National Sculptors' Guild fellow Jane DeDecker. Stay tuned for more images as she brings this sketch to life in clay. #SherlockHolmes #EdmondArt #ComingSoon
National Sculptors' Guild director John Kinkade was hands on during Monday's installation of Jane DeDecker's "Early Explorers" at McEuen Park in Coeur d'Alene. Landscaping will complete the site and this will be among the first sculptures placed in the new McEuen Park. We can't wait to see the piece in spring with complete landscape. #PublicArt #Installation #Idaho
"Early Explorers" by Jane DeDecker, National Sculptors' Guild
The sixth piece of public art was installed at McEuen Park December 15, 2014. Early Explorers portrays two young boys and a young girl hiking on a log. It is located near the base of Tubbs Hill along the trail confluence near the Pavilion.
Some of our extended family discovered National Sculptors' Guild fellow Jane DeDecker's "YMCA" bronze at the YMCA of the Rockies over the weekend. We love to see kids interact with art!
National Sculptors' Guild Installation of Jane DeDecker's "On the Count of Three" at St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Junction, CO
Dawn and Dusk commissioned bronze with steel base sculptures for the Tamarac, Florida Community Center ©2009, Jane DeDecker, National Sculptors' Guild all rights reserved
Shadows Passing in bronze and steel, installed at Clarke Middle School, Anchorage, Alaska October 2009
©2009, Jane DeDecker, National Sculptors' Guild all rights reserved
A project NSG and DeDecker won from a national competition to create artwork for the interior space of Clark Middle School. Installation is set for Fall 2009.
Shadows Passing speaks to how some of the most unlikely acquaintances can become life-long friends, as strangers walk past each other their shadows meet.
60"bronze figures on a 16"x24"x96" bench
The National Sculptors' Guild has worked with the City of Brighton to place a number of bronze sculptures by Fellow Jane DeDecker at the entrance of the Recreation Center on 11th Avenue, Brighton, Colorado. The pieces each speak to discovery and play, depicting youth actively interacting with nature.
Jane states... “My work is a cumulative process made of my life experiences and my desire to sculpt the human form. Each piece tells a story of how it was created - every stroke supporting the narrative.”
Part of Jane’s artistic genius is her ability to select a moment to which all of us can relate on a personal level. These moments span all generations, depicting a universally recognized scene. This scene may speak of the love between parent and child, the freedom of a child’s imagination or the simple dignity of everyday tasks. Each is a timeless expression of the human experience, causing us to reflect and evaluate the importance of love, relationships and achievement. - John Kinkade, Executive Director of the National Sculptors' Guild
NSG Public Art Placement #213 Galileo, Lords of the Forest, Ears of Joy and Leaves of Grass
National Sculptors' Guild sculptures to lead way to the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library
Master Plan Design by National Sculptors' Guild Executive Director John Kinkade
John Kinkade began working on this project (our first with the City of Little Rock, Arkansas) in 2003, the selected design and artwork was actualized, placed and dedicated November, 2004. Since then*, we have placed over 100 public artworks in Little Rock *12/2015.
Below are excerpts from Kinkade's preliminary proposal. Kinkade chose to pull key elements from President Clinton’s speech “Bridge to the 21st Century” to organize the progression to the library. He proposed numerous individual concepts by 14 national sculptors reflecting each theme. The Little Rock committee chose the six final artworks. The artwork speaks to Arkansas’ quality of life and thematic subject matter derived from President Clinton’s speech “Bridge to the 21st Century”.
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Touch the Sky by Fellow Jane DeDecker and the National Sculptors' Guild was placed through a public art call at 525 E. Bridge Street, Brighton, Colorado.
This bronze sculpture of four children playing on and around a large tree stump was created in 1997. It was conceived to meet the need of a sculpture with children that had enough o fa presence to be placed in a large park and not seem dwarfed by the surroundings. The artist effectively solved this problem by using a large tree stump as a prop. This prop gives the sculpture enough mass to hold its own in the great outdoors. The children on the stump represent a number of emotions that all children have. The girl with hands raised to the sky exudes the exhilaration of the moment. One of the children on the log shows the tentativeness of being on top of the stump. A little boy at the base of the stump is in his own world looking at a bug. In all, the work carries the theme of the circle of life and the many experiences that go with it: from the fallen tree to the children’s exploration of life. The monument is 8’9”H 5’W and5’D. It has been placed at ground level so that children may easily relate to it. Decorative grasses will surround it giving it a naturalized appearance that is appealing year-round.
NSG Public Art Placement #138
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.