Raffle Sculpture Artist
“Pacer” 11H 13W 5D
“Pacer” is a beautiful Bronze horse by Sandy Scott. She designed with a trotter in mind which moves its legs forward in diagonal pairs whereas a pacer moves its legs laterally – right front and hind together, then left front and left hind. The pace is a faster gait than the trot and a majority of horses that compete in harness racing are pacers. The pace is performed by the Standardbred horse and although it is an artificial gait, it is natural to the breed. There are five natural gaits of the horse: walk, trot, canter, gallop, and back. Additional artificial gaits include the flashy rack, performed by the American Saddlebred and the running walk, characteristic of the Tennessee Walking Horse.
ABOUT SANDY SCOTT
Sandy Scott is widely recognized as one of the country’s premier animal sculptors. She received her formal art training at the Kansas City Art Institute and later worked as an animation background artist for the motion picture industry. She turned her attention to etchings and printmaking in the 1970’s and to sculpture in the 1980’s. Born in Dubuque, Iowa in 1943 and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she is now headquartered in Lander, Wyoming near the foundry that casts her bronzes and she maintains studios on Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada and in the mountains of northern Colorado.
Sandy is on the teaching staff of the Scottsdale Artists’ School, the master sculpture workshops at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina and the Tucson Art Academy, Tucson, Arizona. She is an elected member of The National Arts Club New York, NY, the Society of Animal Artists, a fellow in the American Artists Professional League, an elected signature member of the National Sculpture Society and an elected Trustee at Brookgreen Gardens. In 1998 the Gilcrease Museum honored her with a retrospective. Her work was featured in the book titled The American Sporting Print – 20th Century Etchers and Drypointints by John T. Ordeman.
Sandy participates in annual juried exhibitions including those at the Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA; Prix de West, Oklahoma City, OK; National Sculpture Society, New York, NY; Society of Animal Artists, New York, NY; Gilcrease Rendezvous, Tulsa, OK; Northwest Rendezvous, Helena, MT; Cheyenne Frontier Days Museum Show, Cheyenne, WY; Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY; and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY.
She has received awards for sculpture and etching from the Allied Artists, Pen and Brush Club, American Artist’s Professional League, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Club, National Academy of Western Art, Society of Animal Artists and the National Academy of Design.