The National Sculptors’ Guild installed 18 public art placements in 2020, truly a triumph for the challenges we all faced in the year.
We are excited to have several new projects set to install in 2021 that we will be sharing in the near future.
Our 2020 public art placements are... (click titles to learn more)
My Heart is in Your Hands, Jane DeDecker, Downey, CA
Homeward/Monarch, Joe Norman, Downey, CA
Mock Orange, Michael Warrick, Whittier, CA
Time, Carol Gold, Bend, OR
Between the Lines, Jane DeDecker, Loveland, CO
Leaps and Bounds, Daniel Glanz, Brighton, CO
Sweet Dreams & Grassland Trio, Daniel Glanz, Brighton, CO
Mockingbird Tree, Michael Warrick, Southlake, TX
On a Roll, Jack Hill, Downey, CA
From a Different Perspective, Jane DeDecker, Downey, CA
Infinite Dance, Carol Gold, Downey, CA
Tree of Life, Clay Enoch, Downey, CA
Burro Trio, Jane DeDecker, Southlake, TX
Bamboo, Tim Cotterill (The Frogman), Joplin, MO
Keeping the Ball Rolling, Jane DeDecker, Edmond, OK
On a Roll, Jack Hill, Edmond, OK
Rev. Pond, Denny Haskew, Shakopee, MN
Tried and True, Gary Alsum, Edmond, OK
We've now placed 530 public art monuments since 1992!
Special thanks to all the people that helped make these placements happen, from fabrication to transport and installation, everyone pulled together in a time we had to stay apart.
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Installed early this morning in Minnesota, “Rev. Pond” by NSG Charter member Denny Haskew for their new historic trail in Shakopee.
We are always honored to work with Shakopee, Minnesota. We've had the great fortune of placing important artwork with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community since 2004. This sculpture is part of the city’s latest endeavor, a cultural corridor emphasizing shared history of Native people and early settlers.
NSG Public Art Placement 529...
Thanks @high five erectors for the great crane work!
Art Castings of Colorado for another beautiful bronze, and the City of Shakopee, Minnesota for the commissioned placement.
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8/22/2020: The sculpture has been cast in bronze and awaits a safe time to ship and install.
1/10/2019: We are always honored to work with Shakopee, Minnesota. We've had the great fortune of placing important artwork with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community since 2004. The next sculpture that the National Sculptors' Guild will be a part of is a portrait of Rev. Samuel William Pond by NSG Fellow Denny Haskew to be placed on a new historic trail drawing visitors to ancient sites along the Minnesota River that the city is developing.
Shakopee envisions a cultural corridor emphasizing shared history of Native people and early settlers.
Though Native people had been present in the area for millennia, Chief Sakpe II’s village was first observed by settlers in the 1820s. Drawn to the springs nearby, Europeans settled in the Dakota village called Tinta-otonwe. In the 1840s Rev. Samuel Pond arrived to do missionary work among the Dakota. He compiled the first dictionary of the Dakota language.
Update 2/3/2020: The metal has been poured at Art Castings of Colorado, it will next be pieced back together, metal chased and onto patina.
Update 9/15/2019: The clay enlargement has been sculpted by Denny in his studio and approved by the city. Next it will be molded, then casting into bronze at Art Castings of Colorado.
Update 1/10/2019: Denny has started working through the composition in a clay sketch and will begin sculpting the enlargement this Winter/Spring.
Nearly 200 years later, Chief Sakpe is in Shakopee once again.
The city of Shakopee and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community unveiled a statue of the chief in downtown Shakopee on Tuesday.
“We are honored to share this history with our neighbors,” Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Chairman Charles R. Vig said. “Together we’ve been able to accomplish so much more than we could alone.”
The statue was originally commissioned by the tribe to be displayed at Mystic Lake Hotel Casino. The relief was on one side whereas the full statue of Chief Sakpe and his horse was on the other.
The sculpture "I Once Rode Free" was made by Denny Haskew and the National Sculptors' Guild, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community provided a grant for Haskew to restore and install the statue. -view full SW News story by Maggie Stanwood
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.
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.