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Linda RaynoldsLinda S Raynolds   BA; SAA, AFC Linda Raynolds
Contemporary Animal Sculpture
 
I grew up travelling in a Foreign Service family, and attended a boarding High School where I was first introduced to the study of sculpture by Robin Spry Campbell. Later, after forays into anthropology, I had the good fortune to land at the Art Students League as a student of sculptor Sidney Simon. I owe Sidney a lot.
Since then I have benefitted from occasional workshops with talented sculptors, and I participated for many years in the Marble/marble symposium in Colorado where I rubbed dusty shoulders with many of the finest stone carvers of our day. I am honored to have been a member of the Society of Animal Artists since 1989, and a charter member of AFC.
Wyoming has always been my spiritual home, and when I was able I made it my permanent residence as well. I have a wonderful studio in Cody, Wyoming, (a town with its own fine-art foundry), and a mountain hideaway where I can go to refresh myself in the beautiful landscape. The wildlife, and the domestic animals that populate the area are an endless source of inspiration. My photographer husband and I share our lives with two horses and a multitude of chickens.

 
Support for Conservation:
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Special Achievements:
  • 2016 - Double Take
    Two person retrospective show with photographer Elijah Cobb at Plaza Diane, Powell Wyoming
     
  • 2016 - "Animalia"
    I was invited to exhibit my bronze sculpture "Sheltering Wing" at this Society of Animal Artists show at the Loveland Museum in Loveland, Colorado. What a beautiful show, and what a beautiful venue!
     
  • 2014 - Artist in Residence, Buffalo Bill Center of the West
    I was thrilled to be invited to be Artist in Residence at the BBCW in Cody, Wyoming in September. Every day I sketched the birds from their raptor program, then retired to the Alexander Phimister Proctor gallery and worked on clay reliefs from my drawings. My particular subjects were a Great Horned Owl and a Turkey Vulture.
     
  • 2013 - Booth Western Art Museum exhibition
    I was honored to have two of my bronze sculptures, "Shadow" and "Three Horses Drinking", travel to the Booth as part of "Today's West! Contemporary Art from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West". The show opened in October, in Cartersville Georgia.
     
  • 2011 - Premium Platinum Award, BBASS
    Winner of this Best of Show award at the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, Wyoming for my bronze sculpture titled Horse Power. I can't wait to spend the prize money at the foundry!
     
  • 2011 - Show at the Bradford Brinton
    I shared the exhibition halls of the Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum in Big Horn Wyoming with painter Jon Madsen. What a great venue for contemporary artwork, and what a great privilege to be showing with Jon!
     
  • 2009 - Whitney Gallery of Western Art reinstallation
    Living artists whose work is included in the collections of the Whitney Gallery at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody Wyoming were honored at a gala reinstallation of the museum displays. My sculpture "Shadow" was prominently displayed in the reinstallation.
     
  • 2008 - A Gathering of Grizzlies
    I was invited to participate in a benefit project wherein artists embellished larger-than-life sized fiberglass grizzly bear sculptures. My bear was titled "Summer Stars" and was inspired by Van Gogh's painting "Starry Starry Night". The bear was purchased and donate to the Park County Library system.
     
  • 2003 - Stone Soup Studios
    I founded an artists studio facility, the centerpiece of which is a "green" building, incorporating passive solar, solar hot water space-heating, and a photovoltaic net-metering system. This structure houses five rental artists studios, and there are two additional rental spaces on the property, in a pastoral setting in Cody Wyoming. My tenants include painters, sculptors, and art services.
     
  • 2003 - Where the Buffalo Roam
    Invited to participate in a project of embellishing life-size bison for summer display and then auction to benefit the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper Wyoming. Raynolds created a calf within the hollowed-out belly of her cow buffalo.
     
  • 2003 - Sculpture Award
    Winner of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center's Sculpture Award for their 2003 benefit Art Show and Sale
     
  • 1988 - East West Sculptors
    Co-founder of East West Sculptors, a group of aspiring professional sculptors sharing a Manhattan studio on Bleeker Street.
     
Collections:
  • 2012 - 2012--West Park Hospital
    My abstracted horse sculpture "Frolic" was included amongst artworks acquired for the new wing of West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyoming. "Frolic" looks great in its new home!
     
  • 2009 - Buffalo Bill Historical Center
    "Untitled" collage donated in celebration of the reinstallation of the Whitney Gallery of Western Art
     
  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center
    "Shadow", bronze,
     
  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center
    "Three Horses Drinking", bronze
     
  • Wyoming State Museum
    "Smiling Horse", bronze
     
  • Wyoming State Museum
    "Small Horse Vessel", bronze
     
Publications:
  • Sculpture of the Rockies (2009)
    One of a group of artists chosen as best representing the talent, diversity and spirit of three dimensional art in the Rocky Mountain region - A coffee table book featuring the work of 97 contemporary sculptors in all media and styles, residing in the Rocky Mountain West.
     
  •  (2003)
     - Featured Artist
    Published by: Wildlife Art Magazine
     
  • Wyoming State Highway Map (2002)
    contributing artist - Bronze "Old Friends" included in Wyoming artwork depicted on the annual state map.
    Published by: State of Wyoming
     
  • Simplicity of Form (1998)
     - Featured Artist
    Author: Rose Glaser
    Published by: Southwest Art Magazine
     
  • A Kiln in the Mountains (1990)
    Author - Description of building a propane-fired kiln at a remote cabin location.
    Author: Linda S. Raynolds
    Published by: Catasus Review, Society of Animal Artists
     
Organization Membership:
  • 2004 - Artists for Conservation

     
  • 1989 - Society of Animal Artists

     

 

 
 
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