The Sculptors' Group is for professional and amateur sculptors working in a variety of media. The Group serves as a forum for sculptors to exchange ideas and technical information about 3-dimensional art. All AAG members are welcome to participate.

The Sculptors’ Group has been meeting for 21 years and is a vital adjunct of AAG. They meet on the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Most of their meetings are held in the AAG Building but from time to time, they visit artist’s studios in and around the valley. Please check the meeting information often for the current information, since changes may occur.

For more details about the AAG Sculptors’ Group, contact Constance McBride at or 623-516-7938.

The Sculptors’ Group 2013-2014 Schedule:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Guest Speaker & Peer Critique
7-9 p.m., AAG Building
Speaker: Tom Bollinger

Tom Bollinger works as both an artist and an artisan and operates under the reality that process is as much the art as the form/message. Tom draws his creative inspiration from experiences as a youth in the 1950-60′s growing up on the Lakota and Oglala Sioux reservations in the Dakotas, from travels and adventures, from reading history, and from faith and family.

Bollinger has exhibited at Method Arts in Scottsdale, Contemporary Forum at the Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Sculpture in the Park in Loveland, CO, Art Vancouver, and many other venues. He has been represented around the country by galleries including but not limited to: West Side Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona Bronze Fine Arts Atelier Gallery in Tempe, Magadini Gallery in Scottsdale, Gardens of Art in Bellingham, WA., Artist’s Circle Ltd. In Potomac, MD, Eves Mann Gallery in Atlanta, GA. and Shidoni Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.

Bollinger’s awards include: Best of Show, North American Sculpture Exhibition, Golden, CO; an invitational juried exhibition for American, Canadian and Mexican sculptors, and a Fellows Award from Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND; Alumni recognized for lifetime achievement in their field. For more information visit: or,

Apr 1, 2014: Guest Speaker & Peer Critique
7-9 p.m., AAG Building
Speaker: Mary Neubauer, Sculptor & ASU Professor -

Mary Neubauer has shown her work widely. Her sculptures and prints are in a number of public and private collections, and she has completed many public art projects in the western states, including several interactive sculptural works involving light and sound. In the past five years, her sculptures and digital images have appeared in national and international exhibitions including New York, Paris, Beijing, and Adelaide. Working at the intersection of art and science, she exhibits with organizations including Ars Mathematica/ Intersculpt, TeleSculpture, and Art-Science Collaborations, Inc. She has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, a Fulbright Fellow in Cambridge England, and a Ford Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington. Recent residencies include the Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts, the Tyrone Guthrie Center at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, the Vermont Studio Center, and the John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry Residency at the Kohler Foundry. She is a professor in Sculpture at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, where she is involved in the Partnership for Spatial Modeling and serves as an affiliate to Arts, Media, and Engineering.

May 6, 2014: Guest Speaker & Peer Critique
Location: AAG Building. Time: 7-9 p.m.
Speaker: Valerie Hunt: Sculptor, Painter, Interior Designer, Professor, DJ, Dancer

Valerie Hunt has uniquely combined sculpture, painting and interior design to create installations in the public realm. Practicing Interior Design since 1979, she has produced site-specific commercial and corporate designs for clients such as Motorola, Kodak, Xerox, GE, American Airlines, Toyota, LAX, Bendix, Sheraton, Hilton and Hyatt.

Hunt has been teaching art and interior design since 1991 and has taught over 140 classes. She has enjoyed full-time faculty positions in Phoenix at The Art Institute of Phoenix, Glendale Community College, Mesa Community College and at Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Florida. She has also taught at Arizona State University, Phoenix College, and Scottsdale Community College. Hunt earned a Bachelor of Interior Design from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and sculpture from Florida Atlantic. She was awarded a Master of Science in Design from Arizona State University in 1997. Her thesis, Why Corporations Collect Art in the Phoenix Area, can be found in the ASU and Phoenix Art Museum libraries. Currently, she is enrolled in post-graduate studio art classes at ASU.

Valerie will present her latest series, Aging Sucks, which seeks to document her personal observations and frustrations of getting older. She will also be demonstrating various processes of acrylic transfers and showing examples of how she has incorporated the use of acrylic transfers in both her 3D and 2D works. For more information visit: or (coming soon)

Lonely Girl Room 322
Constance McBride
Sculptors’ Group Chair




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