Artist Resume: James J. Nance

4617 Lone Tree Drive, Loveland, Colorado 80537

Studio: 970-669-5507

Mobile: 970-685-0840

jim@jamesnancesculpture.com

http://www.jamesnancesculpture.com/

 

Professional Skills and Services:

  • War Memorials, Military, Aviation, Institutional and private
  • Sculpture in classic realism, portrait bust, figure, relief, monumental, or medallion
  • Medium in lost wax cast bronze
  • Reference from live sittings and models, photographic, and historical research
  • Project management in research, design, presentation, installation, collaboration

Education:

USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, B.S Degree Engineering 1967-1971
Minneapolis College of Art & Design 1984-1986
Atelier Lack Classical Realism Academy, Minneapolis 1986-1989
University of Minnesota Medical School, Anatomy 2 Semesters 1987-1989

Awards and Competitions:

Korean War Memorial Design, Washington DC, Finalist 1989
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Award of Merit
Abraham Lincoln Dual Portraits, Lincoln Library
1995
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Medallion 2008
2008 Presidential Inaugural Medal 2nd Place Finalist 2008
 Portrait Society of America competition, 3rd place, Krista 2009
 Portrait Society of America competition, 6th place, John Wooden bust 2015
 Portrait Society of America competition, 9th place, Sijan Memorial 2015

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • National Sculpture Society, Associate Member
  • Portrait Society of America
  • Registered SBA VBE Veteran Owned Enterprise
  • Registered with Smithsonian Portrait Gallery
  • Registered with US GSA Art in Architecture Program

Installations and Major Commissions:

Portrait busts sculpted for private client commission, total 125 1980-2018
Lincoln Home, Lincoln Library, Lincoln Museum 1996
Lincoln Library, Springfield 1997
Lincoln Museum, Fort Wayne 1997
Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville Tennessee 1998
Sagamon County Courthouse, Springfield Ill 2010
USAFA Southeast Asia Pavilion, Bronze Vietnam Map 2010
Museum of Flight Seattle, Vietnam Memorial 2013
USAFA Southeast Asia Pavilion, POW Prisoner of War Memorial 2014
USAFA Southeast Asia Pavilion, Lance Sijan Medal of Honor Memorial 2015
USAFA Southeast Asia Pavilion, 40 Bronze Plaques 2010-2018

Current Projects:

  • “Returning Airman” for Museum of Flight in Seattle for Vietnam Air War Memorial planned dedication Spring 2019
  • Robin Olds Air Warrior Combat Memorial to be located at the USAF Academy  Dedication planned for fall of 2019