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Old 06-04-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Just an FYI that sculptors Stuart Williamson, Blake Ketchum and I have just co-founded this new society:
"The Portrait Sculptors Society of the Americas" - The aim of the Portrait Sculptors Society of the Americas is to increase interest and awareness of the art of portrait and figurative sculpture in the Americas, to encourage and promote the profession, to make the skills and techniques accessible to a wider public, and to restore this ancient art to its former position of excellence.

The site is in its infancy, but please be sure to check it out at http://portraitsculptors.org
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:08 AM   #2
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That's awesome Heidi. All the best to you and yours.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:31 PM   #3
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Thanks Marvin!
The economy has been pretty slow these past couple of years and I haven't been very active at all with my sculpting (all my clients had canceled or postponed). sadly, I have been away from the forum as well - but super busy with my regular job.

Well, I have some other exciting news to share that changes that picture! This week, I was approached by and ended up signing on with Ripleys Entertainment in Orlando Florida as one of their contracted portrait sculptors. I am already starting on my first project with them and am pretty excited about it.

As much as I have resisted "work for hire" types of jobs, this seems like a perfect opportunity. They will handle all the copyright issues so I don't have to worry about that and can sculpt famous faces. Also, the guy that contacted me (art director) seems like he will be a real pleasure to work with, which is always important when doing commissioned work.

I can post the images once this piece is released to their wax museums in the spring. Sure hope I can live up to their expectations and that this is the beginning of a long and great relationship with them. I feel especially lucky because I don't think this is a position a person could even apply for if they wanted to. Things are definitely looking up for 2011.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:16 PM   #4
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Good for you Heidi. I'm sure the work you do for them will exceed their expectations. Good luck!
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:21 AM   #5
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Wonderful news! Congratulations!
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Congratulations Heidi! PS I love your name. I just named my new daughter Heidi!
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Old 12-24-2010, 09:29 PM   #7
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I am pretty excited, so thank you! So many empty promises and opportunities in the past that never came to be, I am still pinching myself that I actually have a signed contract this time.
Natalie - congratulations on the new daughter! What an exciting christmas time this must be for you and your family.
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