January 2017 featured artist: Felicia
Announcing! One-woman sculpture show featuring bronze artist Felicia
January 14th from 11 am to 4 pm – Come see her newest work and meet this talented artist!
Acclaimed sculptor Felicia is known for her graceful bronzes featuring Native American women and children. But if it hadn’t been for a vacation from her New York home to Santa Fe three decades ago, the artist might not have found her calling.
“I didn’t even know Santa Fe was on the map,” Felicia says. “The inspiration I felt there of the Native American people and culture opened up a whole new world for me creatively.”
Felicia was so inspired by the region and the people that she eventually left the east coast, moving to the Vail Valley of Colorado just a few short hours away from her beloved Santa Fe.
The artist works from live models, using the likeness of her subjects to spark her creative vision. She uses the “lost wax” method to create her works, an ancient technique that requires 12 laborious steps in both the studio and the foundry to create the final work.
While many artists might find the rigors of working with bronze to be confining, Felicia finds the precision required to take her art from concept to finished work to be stimulating. “I love the challenge of bronze,” the artist says, “If one step goes wrong, you have to start over.”
Her art ranges in size from miniatures to monumental installations and graces collections worldwide. Collectors appreciate the exclusivity of Felicia’s work (with only 18 total sculptures in each of her editions) as well as her willingness to do commissions to scale smaller sculpture to much larger pieces.
Felicia is an award-winning artist who has been featured in publications and selected for many juried invitational shows, including shows at the Gilcrease Art Museum in Tulsa, the Tucson Museum of Art in Tucson, the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee, the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, the National Arts Club in New York City, and the Mountain Oyster Club in Tucson. She was inducted into the National Association of Women Artists and has work displayed in in private and corporate collections throughout the world.
Looking to add a Felicia sculpture to your collection? Please join us February 14th from 11am to 4pm to meet the artist and see her newest work! Please contact the gallery with any questions you may have.
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