September 1, 2015

To Whom It May Concern:

It is my honor to recommend Jim Nance as an artist and a professional. The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, commissioned him for a bronze sculpture project in 2013 and every aspect of Jim’s work has been perfect. His Vietnam Map sculpture is a wonderful addition to our world-class facility, viewed by more than 600,000 visitors every year.

It’s unusual to describe an 8-foot-tall memorial sculpture of a map as ’emotional,’ but the feelings evoked and the beauty of Jim’s work are just that. His detailed topographical sculpture shows each of the U.S. Air Force Southeast Asia military theater of operations and features the locations of the American airbases used from 1959 to 1975. Jim’s Vietnam Bronze Map is on display with the Museum’s aircraft of that era in our T.A. Wilson Great Gallery. It is a tribute to the men and women who served our country in the Vietnam War.

In addition to being a talented artist, Jim is reliable and true to his word. We were delighted with his excellent attitude and willingness to collaborate. His ability to plan and execute the project in a timely manner was greatly appreciated. Jim worked well with our Exhibits Department and Operations personnel, resulting in the sculpture being delivered and installed on time and within budget.

On behalf of the Museum’s Staff and Board of Trustee’s, I couldn’t be more pleased to enthusiastically endorse Jim Nance. His sculpture will touch the hearts of people who visit The Museum of Flight for many years to come.

I will gladly speak with prospective clients. Contact information will be provided upon request.



Mr. Doug King, CEO Museum of Flight