The Master Sculpture Program is supported by a generous gift from John Rainey in honor of his wife, Anne Edens Rainey and gives artists an opportunity to work in the gardens, with all the inspiration they can provide.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.

2014 Sculptors in Residence

Jim Licaretz attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as a sculpture major and has been making two- and three-dimensional objects ever since. His professional career includes staff positions at the Franklin Mint and Franklin Porcelain as well as several years as a master sculptor at Mattel Toys. He has produced collectibles as well as toys for most of the companies that produce either product. Jim Licaretz was a sculptor engraver at the United States Mint in Philadelphia in the late 1980s and returned to that position in 2006. He is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and a former president of the American Medallic Sculpture Association, having been a member since 1987. He sees medallic sculpture as a contemporary vehicle for personal statements. Licaretz lives and works in Philadelphia. He will be in residence at Brookgreen Gardens from March 29 - April 12.

April 6, Lecture by the artist entitled "The Sculpture of Jim Licaretz" will be in the Lowcountry Auditorium, from 3-4 p.m. Free with garden admission.

April 7-11 – 'Sculptors’ Boot Camp: Tips of the Trade You Need to Know' with Jim Licaretz, FNSS, $650 plus material fees.


Daniel Altshuler studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and was an assistant to sculptor Walker Hancock from 1985 to 1998, working on architectural sculpture and ornament, busts, and bas-reliefs. When he creates a sculpture, whether it is a portrait or allegorical statuary, it is essential to him that he captures the spirit and the likeness of the subject or theme. He strives to show inspiration and beauty in his work. By his choice of modeling and knowledge of the use of light, Altshuler combines these mediums to best bring out the intended spirit, energy, and expression in his work. Carved marble or stone may be utilized for one kind of expression while bronze would be used for another. Altshuler is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society and has won awards from the NSS, Portrait Society of America, and National Academy of Design. His work is in the collections of the Carter Center Presidential Library and Museum, The White House, Cape Ann Historical Museum, and Brookgreen Gardens, as well as in many universities, hospitals, and private collections. He maintains a studio in Gloucester, MA and will be in residence at Brookgreen Gardens from September 21 - October 5. .

Sunday, September 28 at 2 p.m.
Well known sculptor Daniel Altshuler will present a sculpture modeling demonstration in the Campbell Center Studio. The demonstration will last for two hours as Daniel Altshuler works from a live model before the audience. During the breaks, every ½ hour, questions can be answered by the sculptor. The demo will represent the stages the sculptor uses when developing a portrait bust condensed in the span of a two-hour session. Free with garden admission.

September 29 - October 3 "Constructing the Figure" with Daniel Altshuler $650 plus materials and model fees