The Master Sculpture Program is supported by a generous gift from John Rainey in honor of his wife, Anne Edens Rainey. Sculptors-in-Residence demonstrate the sculpture process to the visiting public, work on pieces they have in process, give lectures on their work, and teach workshops on a variety of subjects. Since 1999, Master Sculptors have been selected by invitation each year and serve to further advance Brookgreen’s relationship with working sculptors.
March 28-April 12, 2015 Sculpture Residency with Heidi Wastweet
Heidi Wastweet is a leading American medalist and sculptor specializing in bas-relief bronzes. In conjunction with a wide variety of private mints she has produced over 1,000 coins, medals, tokens, and rare coin replicas since 1987. She was chief engraver for Sunshine Mint for 11 years and lead designer/sculptor for Global Mint for five years. In 2001, she opened her own studio, relocated from Idaho to Seattle in 2003, and then to the San Francisco Bay area in 2013. She serves as a vice president for the American Medallic Sculpture Association and is former president and founder of Seattle Sculpture Guild as well as a member of the Federation Internationale de la Medaille. Her work has been shown in Coin World and Coinage magazines and she exhibits her non-commissioned work with the National Sculpture Society in New York and the Bellevue Art Museum in Washington. In 2010, she was invited to serve a four-year term on the Citizen's Coinage Advisory Committee for the US Mint in Washington, DC and is now serving her second term. Medal and coin credits include a seven-coin set issued by the Sultanate of Darfur, Asian Hall of Fame Award Medal, the Dean's Award for Seattle University School of Law, Alumnus Award for Stephen F. Austin University, Mayo Clinic Visiting Physicians Medal, Stanford University Alumni Medal, and Island Records Willie Nelson portrait. In addition to medallic art, she has also created a number of public art pieces including a recent commission for the University of Washington's Medal of Honor Monument in Seattle and eight bronze relief panels for 12-foot-high church doors at St. Paul's in Pensacola, Florida.
Thursday, April 2
A lecture will be presented by sculptor-in-residence, Heidi Wastweet at 3 p.m. in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium. The lecture is free with garden admission.
October 17-November 1 Sculpture Residency with T. D. Kelsey
T. D. Kelsey is an acclaimed artist specializing in wildlife and western subjects who is known for his intense, impressionistic sculptures capturing the spirit of his subjects in bronze. He grew up on a ranch near Bozeman, MT, participated in rodeo events, trained and showed cutting horses, and worked as a pilot for United Airlines until 1979 when he began to devote full time to sculpture. Kelsey is a Member Emeritus of the Cowboy Artists of America, and a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society. He was honored with a rendezvous show at the Thomas Gilcrease Museum where he has work on permanent display, and a one-man show at the 21 Club in New York City. He also has sculptures in the collections of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum, C. M. Russell Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Briscoe Western Art Museum, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, and two museums in Spain.
Friday, October 23
The public is invited to T. D. Kelsey's Sculpture Demonstration, at 3 p.m. in Campbell Center Studio. The demonstration is free with garden admission.