Sandy Scott was born 1943, in Dubuque, Iowa, and makes her current home in Lander, Wyoming. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, and streams in her Wyoming and Canadian Lake Country studios, she is an avid outdoors woman, a licensed pilot, and lives the life she depicts. She is the daughter of an Oklahoma rancher and was trained at the Kansas City Art Institute. Early in life she worked as an animation background artist for the motion picture industry and as a commercial artist. Scott has lived in the West most of her adult life, and when not in the studio, travels the world in search of art and adventure. She can be found afield with her beloved dogs and her best friend, Trish.
A Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and a member of the National Arts Club, her works are in important collections and museums, including Brookgreen Gardens, the Briscoe Museum, the Gilcrease Museum, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and the R. W. Norton Museum. The Clinton Presidential Library and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point are among her many public and private commissions and installations. Her work resides on many university and college campuses, including Anderson University, Belmont College, Hillsdale College, and the University of Colorado.
The Briscoe Museum recently awarded Scott the Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement. She has received numerous major awards from the National Sculpture Society, including the Marcel Jovine President’s Prize for her new Masters sculpture, Flightless Tondo.
Scott was recently honored with a retrospective, which was exhibited at several museums, including Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming. The retrospective featured sculptures, etchings, and paintings from the past 50 years of her professional career.
She continues to teach yearly bird sculpture and comparative anatomy workshops, and introduce new works in prestigious invitational museum exhibitions and galleries across the nation.
Sandy Scott is represented by Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawley’s Island, South Carolina; Columbine Gallery, Loveland, Colorado; Davis & Blevins Main Street Gallery, Saint Jo, Texas; Knox Gallery, Avon, Colorado; McBride Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland; Montgomery-Lee Fine Art, Park City, Utah; Mountain Trails Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Red Piano Gallery, Hilton Head, South Carolina; and Wilcox Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming.