Jasmine II


6 X 18 X 4

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I don’t consider creating sculpture to be part of my job. Whether it was carving animals out of soap as a child, trying to capture the personality of my fiancée in a clay portrait while still at art school, or carving building scraps into decorative elements for the house my husband and I designed and built in a Redwood forest, sculpture has always been something I have done for the pure joy of it.

It wasn’t until computers put an end to my successful 17-year free-lance career, designing and hand-lettering for logos and packaging in the San Francisco Bay area, that I realized that I could actually make sculpture a career. Luckily, I also enjoy the “job” part of this career, which includes working with foundries and sub-contractors to produce the highest possible quality bronzes of my creations, and seeing to it that my sculpture is seen by as many people as possible through galleries, advertising, juried and invitational exhibitions and public placements.

Animals have always held a special place in my heart, from a childhood where stuffed animals and animal figurines took the place of dolls, and recurring nightmares of being stalked by big cats evolved into wonder-filled dreams of friendly encounters with them, to my present love of my own cats and passion for mingling with the magnificent creatures on safari in Africa or in our own wild areas of the American West.

Now I create sculptures of animals. They depict the life force of the animal, in all of its visual splendor, rather than a realistic depiction of outward appearances. Although I keep the animal’s basic form true to reality, it is my interpretation of that form, motion and inner spirit that is my art. Though I work directly in clay without preliminary drawings, I use line, released from two dimensions into three, to express the beauty, grace and power I see in the animal form. I call this “Interpretive Realism”.

My style has been described as hard-edged yet soft, sensitive yet powerful. It is a combination of my great appreciation for the wondrous qualities of beauty, power and profound innocence that I sense in the animals, and the blending of realism and abstraction in my visual interpretations, that imbues my sculpture with these qualities.

In my heart, I cannot understand the insensitivity of so many to the treasures we have in the animals. To do them justice, I must make each sculpture a treasure, a jewel, an inspiration to others to cherish these creatures as I do.

Rosetta Sculpture, Bronze 6 X 18 X 4 (Interest categories: Bronze, Cat, Stretch, Sculpture, Sculptures and Accent Pieces, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Rosetta Artist)

1963-67 B.A. in Art, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
1967-69 Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, CA
2003 - 06 National Sculpture Society Board of Directors, New York, NY
2003 Artists for Conservation
2001 Northwest Rendezvous Group, Helena, MT
ROSETTA 2000 Fellow, National Sculpture Society, NY
1994 American Women Artists, Santa Fe, NM 1989 Society of Animal Artists, New York, NY
1989 Society of Animal Artists, New York, NY
1988 National Sculpture Society, New York, NY; Fellow 2000
2016 Best in Show, Sculpture, Artists For Conservation Annual Exhibition, Vancouver, BC
President’s Choice Award for Sculpture, “Bighorn Rendezvous”, The Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY
1st Place for 3-D Art, CO Horse Council’s “Equine Art in the Park”, Rocky Mtn. Horse Expo, Denver, CO
2015 Bonner David Galleries AWA Purchase Award, donated to Scottsdale Museum of the West, AZ
Fine Arts Center Award, 24th Annual Juried Art Show, Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, TX
2nd Place, “Representing the West”, Sangre de Cristo Art & Conference Center, Pueblo, CO
2014 Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum Purchase Award, Society of Animal Artists Annual, TWE, Parker, CO
Bronze/Masters Membership Division, American Women Artists Masters & Signature Show
AFC Conservation Artist Award, for artistic Excellence & Dedication to Conservation, March 2014
2012 Edith H & Richman Proskauer Prize, National Sculpture Society Annual, Brookgreen Gardens, SC
2010,11Honorable Mentions, Artists for Conservation Annual (on line); Laumeister Fine Art Competition, VT
2009 18th National Art Exhibition, Artists Association of Northern Colorado, Fort Collins, CO
2008 People’s Choice & Purchase Award, Sculpture on the Green Invitational, Cashiers, NC
00&07 Award of Excellence, Society of Animal Artists, “Art and the Animal”
05&06 People's Choice, Sculpture, Western Rendezvous of Art, Helena, MT
2003 National Sculpture Society, Silver Medal, Annual Exhibition, Brookgreen Gardens SC & NY
2002 Award of Merit, Western Rendezvous of Art, Helena, MT
2001 Award of Excellence (from SAA), "Wild Cat Art" exhibition, Fresno, CA
00&01 Bosque Conservatory Art Council, Purchase Award and 3-D award, Clifton, TX
98&00 Artists’ Choice: Sculpture, "Art of the Animal Kingdom", Bennington Center for the Arts, VT
98&99 Bennington Center for the Arts, Purchase Award, Bennington, VT
1996 First Place, 3-D work, Lafayette Art Association, National Juried Competition, LA
1993 The Pen and Brush, Inc., Excalibur Bronze Sculpture Foundry Award, New York, NY
1992 First Place Sculpture, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
91&92 Award of Distinction, St. Hubert's Giralda Animal Art Museum, Madison, NJ
1991 Allied Artists of America, Members & Associates Award, NY
1991 People's Choice Best of Show, Golden State Sculptors Assoc., Los Angeles, CA
1990 Society of Animal Artists, Donald R. Miller Memorial Award, NY
1985 National Sculpture Society, Chilmark Award, New York, NY
COMMISSIONS: (Partial List)
2014 Ultimate Display System, Singapore
94,06,08,09,11&14 Chapman University, life-sized Panthers, Orange, CA
2010 City Creek Reserve, 10-animal 14-foot long sculpture, Salt Lake City, UT
08&11 NuVasive, life-sized Running Cheetah for headquarters entrance, CA & NJ
02&09 City of Dowagiac, MI, 3 different life-size running Cheetahs
2008 Azle Public Library, life-sized domestic cat on a large book, Azle, TX
Peru State College, life-and-a-half Bobcat, Peru, NE
2005 Shops at Walnut Creek Shopping Center, four life-sized pieces (two new) in Westminster, CO
DTC Meridian, Life-size Cougar & Hawk for retail development in Parker, CO
03&05 ArtWorks, large Camel & Falcon, Public Art Charity Auctions, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2002 Loveland High Plains Arts Council, large hunting lionesses for Benson Park, Loveland, CO
1997 Lincoln Park Zoo, one-and-a-half-life-sized pair of Cougars, Chicago, IL
1996 MGM Grand Hotel, half-life-sized Lion, Las Vegas, NV
1995 Hewlett-Packard Company, life-sized Cougar, Loveland, CO
1990 Visual Arts Commission, City of Loveland CO, life-size Cougar for Thompson Park
Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN
Cities of Steamboat Springs, Lakewood & Loveland, CO; Dowagiac, MI
Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet. SC
Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History, Andrews Gallery of Wildlife Art, Jackson, MI Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Tactile Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, IL
Neville Public Museum, Greenbay, WI
Bosque Conservatory Art Council, Clifton, TX
Radio Station KOXE, Brownwood, TX
Loveland Museum/Gallery, Loveland, CO
The Worrell Collection, VA
The Home State Bank, Loveland, CO
The Promenade Shops at Briargate, Colorado Springs, CO
EXHIBITIONS (Partial list):
2016 “Momentum: Women Drive the Arts in Loveland”, Loveland Museum & Gallery, Loveland, CO
“Anamalia”, Society of Animal Artists, Loveland Museum & Gallery, Loveland, CO
“Animals in Art - Our Partners on the Planet”, Mills Pond House Gallery, NY
“Bighorn Rendezvous”, Western Rendezvous Group Annual, Brinton Museum, Bighorn, WY
“Wildscapes”, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
“Best of the Best”, Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, Breckenridge, TX
94-16 “American Women Artists Annual Exhibition”, various locations
89-16 "Art and the Animal", Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibition, various locations
2015 “All Creatures Great and Small, NSS, Naples Botanical Garden, FL
“Representing the West”, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO
“Fall Open Juried Exhibition”, American Academy of Equine Art, KY
“Performance in Sculpture”, NSS/David Straz Jr. Center, Tampa, FL
96-15 "Art of the Animal Kingdom", Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
14-16 “Feline Fine II - Art of Cats”, Traveling Exhibition
2014 “Prevailing Winds”, AWA, Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA
“Unveiling Show”, Bronze Coast Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
“Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition”, St. Augustine Art Association, FL
09 & 11-14 “Laumeister Fine Art Competition”, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
08,09,12-14 “The Art of Conservation”, Artists for Conservation, various locations, some online only
2013 “Reigning Cats & Dogs”, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
“The Wildlife Experience in Art”, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO
85,89,92,95,99,00,01,03-08,10,12,13 "Annual Exhibition", National Sculpture Society, New York, NY
2012 “Visions of the Southwest”, AWA, Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
“2012 American Art Invitational” Saks Galleries, Denver, CO
99-12 "Western Rendezvous of Art", NWR, Helena, MT
2011 “Out of the Wild: Animals in Sculpture”, Brookgreen Gardens, SC
“Wild West: Beauty of the Beast”, Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY
2010 “The Cat’s Meow”, Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Delray beach, FL
“Rosetta/Titovets Showcase”, InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
00-04,07&10 "Bosque Art Classic", Bosque Conservatory Art Council, Clifton, TX
07 & 09 “Colorado Gold”, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO
04,5&9 “Waterfowl Festival”, Featured Sculptor, Masters Gallery, Easton, MD
2008 “Flights of Fancy” & “Figurative Felines”, Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, SC
“Political Animals: Donkeys & Elephants in American Art”, The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
“Sculpture on the Green Bi-Annual Invitational, The Village Green, Cashiers, NC
06&08 “Birds in Art”, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
2006 “American Animalier”, Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, SC
”The Artist and the Animal”, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT
“C.M. Russell Auction, C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT
2005 "The American West", National Sculpture Society, New York, NY
2002-5 "The Night of Artists", National Center for American Western Art, San Antonio, TX
2004 “Salon d’Arts”, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO
03&4 "Society of Animal Artists Sculpture", National Geographic Society, Washington DC
2003 Solo Exhibition, Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, Fl
"Wings of Peace, Wings of Hope", National Sculpture Society, New York, NY
"Changing the American Landscape Through Sculpture", Indiana University, South Bend, IN
2002 Solo exhibition, Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, MI
"Feline Fine: Art of Cats", Southeast Art Museum, AK
"Angels, Cupids & Winged Creatures of Fantasy”, National Sculpture Society, NY
“Nature’s Legacy: Wildlife and Wild Country”, Sierra Club at J.N. Bartfield Gallery, NYC
“Animal Instincts”, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
97,8,01&02 "Great American Artists", Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH
2001 "A Shriek From an Invisible Box", Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
"Magnificent Menagerie: Animals in Sculpture", Brookgreen Gardens, SC
"Excellence in Sculpture: Work by Fellows of the National Sculpture Society", NY
Solo exhibition, Indiana University, South Bend, IN
"Animals in the Atrium", National Sculpture Society, New York, NY
2000 "American Women Artists", Sorrento, Italy
"The Bronze Zoo", National Sculpture Society, New York, NY
"Black and White", Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ
1999 "Masterworks of American Sculpture", National Sculpture Society, Fleischer Museum, Scottsdale,AZ
98&99 "Animals of the World: The Artist's View", Smithsonian Institution's Conservation Research Center, VA
"The Natural World Observed", Dean Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
95-99 "Western Visions Miniature Show", National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
1998 "Natural Inspiration", Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
1996 "Great Women Artists of America", Nymeyer Gallery, Chicago, IL
92,4,6 "Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
1995 "The Artist K'Nex", The Loveland Museum and Gallery, Loveland, CO
"Cat Spirit/Cat Strength", Beacon Street Gallery, Geneva, IL
"Aquamedia, Graphics and Sculpture", Audubon Artists, New York, NY
1994 "100 Years of the National Sculpture Society of the USA in Italy", NSS, Palazzo Mediceo, Seravezza, Italy
"Wildlife in Midtown", National Sculpture Society, New York, NY
"Animals in Art", Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, IL
1993 "Wildlife Art in America", Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
"47th Annual Sculpture Exhibition", The Pen and Brush, Inc., New York, NY
"Wildlife: The Artist's View", Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Exhibition Tour
1992 "North American Artists Invitational Series", Museum Without Walls, NY
Solo exhibition: Southern Oregon State College, "The Big Cats", Stevenson Union, Ashland, OR
91&92 "Animal Imagery", St. Hubert's Giralda Animal Art Museum, Madison, NJ
86&91 "Annual Exhibition", Allied Artists of America, New York, NY
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