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Kim Shaklee, a successful wildlife and marine sculptor, distinguishes herself from other artists by her unique ability to transform static metal into effortless motion. "Fluidity of lines is of upmost importance in animals and marine life. My desire is not merely to replicate the image of an animal or a marine subject, but rather to make its essence the focal point of the sculpture."

Shaklee's works have been shown in many national and international exhibitions and are included in collections around the world, including the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., Oklahoma City Zoo, Little Rock Zoo, Azalea Park Sculpture Garden in Summerville, SC, and Benson Park Sculpture Garden in Loveland, CO.

Notable showings include the prestigious National Academy of Design in New York, Mystic International Maritime Exhibition, CT, Art of the Animal Kingdom, VT, and inclusion in multiple shows held at the National Arts Club and Salmagundi Club in New York.

Kim has received numerous awards including the Gold Medal of Honor from Allied Artists of America, the Paul Manship Memorial Award and the Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal. She has garnered several Best of Shows and People's Choice awards from competitions held throughout the country. In November of 2019, she received the Helen G. Oehler Memorial Award in the 91st American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, in New York for "SofistiCat". This sculpture will also receive the Medal of Honor from the 123rd Exhibition for the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club in New York at the National Arts Club on January 31, 2020. This is their top award for sculpture.

Her sculptures have been the subject of several editorial features in well-known publications, including Art of the West, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, Wildlife Art, Sporting Classics, and American Artist.

Kim is a Fellow and Past President of the American Society of Marine Artists. She is a Master Signature Sculptor in Women Artists of the West. Other elected memberships include; American Artists Professional League (Fellow Maximus Cum Laude), Allied Artists of America, and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club.

She has served as an Officer on the Board of Directors for several national art organizations and city entities, as well as judging numerous national art events.

"I have spent the majority of my life studying animals in their natural habitat. I place a great deal of emphasis on an animal's personality. My desire is not to merely replicate the animal; but rather to make its essence the central focal point of my sculpture.

Using sinuous curves and glassy-smooth surfaces on my works entices people to touch. Often, I will incorporate geometrical shapes and contrasts in texture to make a distinct delineation between the animal and its environment.

My work is as a cross between realism and representational art; with a soft, contemporary flair. I find that for me, this makes a good balance.

My passion also lies in presenting my works with unusual patinas. This is the coloration process that is produced primarily through the use of heat and various oxides and nitrates. I love all of the possibilities for creating variegated shades of gold, copper, silver, red, brown, green and shades of blue; in addition to all of the wonderful patterning variations."




MEDAL OF HONOR - SCULPTURE - 123rd Annual Exhibition - Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club, New York, NY  2020
FIRST PLACE SCULPTURE - MASTER SIGNATURE MEMBER - 50th Anniversary Jubilee National Exhibition - Women Artists of the West; Settler's West Gallery, Tucson, AZ  2020
HELEN G. OEHLER AWARD - 91st Grand National Exhibition - American Artists Professional Award; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY  2019
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN ARTS: MASTER OF FINE ARTS - City of Brighton; Brighton, CO  2019
BEST OF MASTER SIGNATURES - 47th National Exhibition - Women Artists of the West  2017
BEST OF SHOW – RUIDOSO FINE ART SHOW - 46th Annual Show and Sale - 110 Participating Artists, Ruidoso, NM  2017
ANNA HYATT HUNTINGTON CASH AWARD - 119th Annual Exhibition - Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club, New York, NY  2015
GEORGE GACH MEMORIAL AWARD - 87th Grand National Exhibition - American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY  2015
HARRIETT FRISMUTH MEMORIAL AWARD - 118th annual Exhibition - Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club, New York, NY  2014
MARILYN NEWMARK MEMORIAL AWARD - 100th annual Exhibition; Allied Artists of America, National Arts Club, New York, NY  2013
ANNA HYATT HUNTINGTON AWARD - 117th Annual Exhibition – Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club, New York, NY  2013
ELIOT LISKIN MEMORIAL AWARD - 99th annual National Exhibition; Allied Artists of America, National Arts Club, New York, NY  2012
AWARD OF EXCELLANCE - 32nd International Marine Art Exhibition, The Gallery at Mystic Seaport; Mystic, CT  2011
GEORGE GACH MEMORIAL AWARD - 82nd Grand National Exhibition, American Artists Professional League; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY  2010
BEST OF SHOW - AQUEOUS IV - Ventura County Maritime Museum; Ventura, CA  2009
BEST OF SHOW - 38th ANNUAL RUIDOSO FINE ARTS SHOW - Ruidoso, NM  2009
JOSEPHINE BEARDSLEY SANDOR MEMORIAL AWARD ­ 94TH annual National Exhibition, Allied Artists of America ­ National Arts Club: New York, NY 2007
PRESIDENT'S AWARD ­ 79th Grand Nation Exhibition, American Artists Professional League; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY 2007
JURY AWARD ­ Highest scoring body of work ­ "East meets West; Meeting in the Middle" - Women Artists of the West - Hilligoss Galleries; Chicago, IL 2007
JURY AWARD ­ BEST SCULPTURE ­ "East meets West; Meeting in the Middle" - Women Artists of the West, Hilligoss Galleries; Chicago, IL 2007
ARTISTIC MERIT PURCHASE AWARD ­ Bennington Center for the Arts ­ American Academy of Women Artists; Bennington, VT 2007
BEST OF SHOW SCULPTURE ­ Signature Exhibition, American Academy of Women Artists - Piρon Gallery; Littleton, CO 2006
SCULPTURE AWARD ­ 24th annual Southern Wildlife Show; Decatur, AL 2005
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD ­ Art & The Mountain Community Sculpture Program 2005
BEST OF SHOW - Three Dimensional - Signature Exhibition, American Academy of Women Artists; Tucson, AZ 2005
FIRST PLACE - Sculpture and Carving - 24th annual Southern Wildlife Festival; Decatur, AL
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - Art and the Mountain Community Public Sculpture Program - Evergreen, CO 2004/2005
CLAUDE PARSONS MEMORIAL AWARD - 76th Grand National Exhibition, American Artists Professional League - Salmagundi Club; New York, NY 2004
BEST OF SHOW - 23rd annual Southern Wildlife Festival, Decatur, GA 2004
AWARD OF MERIT - 11th Maritime Exhibition - Coos Bay Art Museum; Coos Bay, OR 2004
RAYMOND H. BRUMER MEMORIAL AWARD- 90th annual National Exhibition; Allied Artists Of America - National Arts Club, New York, NY 2003
BEST OF SHOW - Three Dimensional; 5Th International Juried Competition and Exhibition, Women Artists Of The West - Headwaters Arts Center; Dubois, WY 2003
ART OF THE WEST PUBLISHERS AWARD - Three Dimensional; 5TH International Juried Competition and Exhibition - WAOW, Headwaters Arts Center; Dubois, WY 2003
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - Three Dimensional; 5TH International Juried Competition and Exhibition - WAOW, Headwaters Arts Center; Dubois, WY 2003
JUDGES AWARD OF HONORABLE MENTION- 75th annual Grand National Exhibition; American Artists Professional League - Salmagundi Club, New York, NY 2003
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - City of Northglenn; Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation - Northglenn, CO 2002
DOMINICO FACCI MEMORIAL AWARD - 89th annual National Exhibition; Allied Artists of America - National Arts Club, New York, NY 2002
LEONARD J. MEISELMAN MEMORIAL AWARD FOR TRADITIONAL SCULPTURE -74th annual Grand National Exhibition, American Artists Professional League; Salmagundi Club - New York, NY 2002
JOHN RICHARD WARREN MEMORIAL AWARD - 5th Bi-annual Kentucky National Wildlife Exhibition, Henderson, KY - Russell Fink; Juror 2002
SCULPTURE AWARD - Signature Exhibition - American Academy of Women Artists; Contemporary Southwest Galleries - Santa Fe, NM 2002
GOLD MEDAL & BRONZESMITH GALLERY AWARD - Contemporary Sculpture, 28th annual Phippen Museum Show, Prescott, AZ 2002
GOLD MEDAL OF HONOR AND AWARD - 88th annual National Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, Inc.; National Arts Club, New York, NY 2001
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - 22nd annual International Marine Art Exhibition, Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum; Mystic, CT 2001
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH AWARD, 73rd annual Grand National Exhibition, American Artists Professional League; Salmagundi Club, NY 2001
GOLD MEDAL - CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE, 27th annual Phippen Museum Show, Prescott, AZ 2001
ANIMAL ART AWARD - BEST IN SHOW, 52nd annual National Exhibition; Wind River Valley Art Show, Dubois, WY 2001
JUDGES AWARD - Animals In Art - 14th annual International Exhibition - LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, LA 2001
ARTS FEST AWARD, 71st Grand National Exhibition, American Artists Professional League; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY 1999
PAUL MANSHIP MEMORIAL AWARD, 103rd annual exhibition, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club; National Arts Club - New York NY 1999
PURCHASE AWARD, 5th annual Signature Exhibition; American Academy of Women Artists - Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT 1999
SALMAGUNDI CLUB AWARD, 53rd National Exhibition, Pen & Brush, Inc.; New York, NY 1999
HELEN G. OEHLER MEMORIAL AWARD, 70th Grand National Exhibition, American Artists Professional League: Salmagundi Club, NY, NY 1998
BEST SCULPTURE, 4th Annual Signature Exhibition, American Academy of Women Artists; Joan Cawley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 1998
ART OF THE WEST PUBLISHER'S AWARD, International Invitational Exhibition, Women Artists of the West: George Ohr Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS 1998
JUDGES AWARD, 7th Annual National Exhibition, Northern Colorado Artists Association; Lincoln Center for the Arts, Fort Collins, CO 1998
CHARLOTTE DUNWIDDIE MEMORIAL AWARD, 101ST annual exhibition, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club, New York, NY 1997
LEILA GARDIN SAWYER MEMORIAL AWARD, 69th Grand National Exhibition, American Artists Professional League, New York, NY 1997
GOLD MEDAL FOR SCULPTURE, 4th International Exhibition, Women Artists of the West; Biloxi, MS 1997
JUDGES AWARD, Sedona Sculpture Walk, Sedona, AZ 1997
COAST MAGAZINE PUBLISHER'S AWARD, 4th International Exhibition, Women Artists of the West; Biloxi, MS 1997
SCULPTURE AWARD, 17th Annual SummerArt '96; Steamboat Springs Arts Council; Steamboat Springs, CO 1996
LEILA GARDIN SAWYER MEMORIAL AWARD, 67th Grand National Exhibition; American Artists Professional League; New York, NY 1995
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD, 3rd annual White Dome Gallery Exhibition and Sale; Chickasha, Oklahoma 1995
MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL WILDLIFE AWARD, 16th annual International Maritime Art Show; Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT 1995
BEST OF SHOW - 3 DIMENSIONAL; Oklahoma Wildlife Show, Natureworks, Tulsa, OK 1995
ANNA HYATT HUNTINGTON BRONZE MEDAL & AWARD, 98th annual Exhibition; Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club, New York, NY 1994
SCULPTURE AWARD, 16th annual SummerArt '95; Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Springs, CO 1995
ARTS FEST AWARD, 66th Grand National Exhibition; American Artists Professional League, New York, NY 1994
SCULPTURE AWARD, 15th annual SummerArt '94; Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Springs, CO 1994
MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL WILDLIFE AWARD, 15th annual International Maritime Art Show; Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT 1994
JOEL MEISNER SCULPTURE AWARD, 47th annual, Pen & Brush Inc., NY, NY 1993
GARRETT GALLERY WESTERN ART AWARD, Best western art in show, 13th annual SummerArt '93, Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Springs, CO 1992



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FINE ART CONNOISSEUR - "Celebrating Marine Art Today" by Kelly Compton – Editorial inclusion and photo, October, 2014
ART OF THE WEST – "The Studio" by Vicki Stavig – Editorial feature, Sept/Oct issue, 2014
WESTERN ART COLLECTOR – "Nature's Beauty" – Editorial/Event preview – inclusion and photo, May, 2014
"SCULPTOR'S OF THE ROCKIES" - 97 Traditional and Contemporary Sculptors by Layne Vanover  Published by North Light Books and F+W Media, Inc.  2010
SOUTHWEST ART - "FOCUS ON SCULPTURE" - Editorial by Norman Kolpas July, 2008
WILDLIFE ART ­ July/Aug 2007 ­ Editorial Feature; "Touchable Art" by Heather Lampe
WILDLIFE ART "Where Collectors Go" Part II - Editorial inclusion , Sept/Oct issue 2004
WILDLIFE ART "Show Business" - Editorial, Sept/Oct issue 2003
WILDLIFE ART - "What Hot and What's What" - Editorial, Jan/Feb issue 2003
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST - April/May issue 2002
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MARINE ARTISTS QUARTERLY - Editorial feature; Spring 2002
CONTEMPORY AMERICAN MARINE ART - Hard-bound Book 2001
AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE - Editorial inclusion - August, 2001
RSVP MEMPHIS MAGAZINE - The Society Pages - July, 2001
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC - May 20, 2001 - editorial inclusion and photo
WHO'S WHO IN THE WEST - 2000/2001 Millennium Edition
THE DENVER POST, Editorial feature: Scene Section - "A river runs through art at exhibit" front page photo; January 21, 2000
ART OF THE WEST, Editorial feature; Nov/Dec issue - 1999
INFORMART, Editorial inclusion; Fall issue - 1999
THE POST & COURIER, Editorial feature (front page); Summerville, SC-Sept.30, 1999
THE POST & COURIER, Editorial feature; Charleston, SC - Sept 22, 1999
ZOOGOER - Editorial feature; July/Aug issue 1999-Smithsonian National Zoo; Washington, D.C.
WILDLIFE ART, Editorial inclusion; Nov/Dec 1998
TAMPA TRIBUNE, Cypress Gardens Sculpture preview, Nov.14, 1998
SPORTING CLASSICS, EDITORIAL INCLUSION, SEPT/OCT 1998
WILDLIFE ART, Editorial feature; "The Motion of Nature"- July/Aug 1998
ART OF THE WEST, May/June 1997
ART TALK MAGAZINE, May 1997
SOUTHWEST ART, May 1997
SOUTHWEST ART, March 1997
THE POST AND COURIER, February 14,1997 (Charleston, SC)
SOUTHWEST ART, Art Source '97; January 1997
THE BRIGHTON STANDARD BLADE, August 10, 1996 (Colorado)
JEFFERSON COUNTY TRANSCRIPT NEWSPAPER, July 26, 1996 (Colorado)
ART OF THE WEST, March/April 1996, Jan/Feb 1996, Sept/Oct May/June 1995, March/April 1995, Jan/Feb 1995
WILDLIFE ART NEWS, March/April 1996 and March/April 1995
SOUTHWEST ART, Art Source '96; Jan 1996, Collectors Guide October, 1995
REVUE MAGAZINE, Spring 1995
ART TALK MAGAZINE, January 1995
REGIONAL NEWS, August 13, 1994 (Colorado)
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, September 21, 1993 (Colorado)




LITTLE ROCK ZOO, Little Rock, AR
SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, Washington D.C.
OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO, Oklahoma City, OK
BENSON PARK SCULPTURE GARDEN, Loveland High Plains Arts Council; Loveland, CO
MARINE NATIONAL BANK, Naples, FL
CITY OF NORTHGLENN - Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation; Northglenn, CO
CITY OF SUMMERVILLE - AZALEA PARK - Sculpture In The South; Summerville, SC
BENNINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Bennington, VT
DOWNTOWN PRESERVATION PROJECT, Lawrenceburg, IN
VAIL VALLEY JET CENTER, Vail, CO
KERR/MCGEE, Oklahoma City, OK
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS ART COUNCIL, Steamboat Springs, CO
CITY OF NEWTON - MAYTAG PARK, Iowa Sculpture Festival; Newton, IA



Art Club Affiliations
ALLIED ARTISTS OF AMERICA - elected to membership December, 1997
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MARINE ARTISTS
    Fellow Member  October 2008 to date
    Signature Member  May, 1997 - October, 2008
AMERICAN ARTISTS PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE
    Fellow Maxima Cum Laude - Elected 2014 to date
    Fellow - Elected 1996 - 2014
    Artist Member - Elected 1993 - 1996
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF WOMEN ARTISTS, elected Signature member, 1996 - 2008
WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WEST
    Master Signature Member - Elected December 2009 to date
    Signature Member - Elected April 1994 - December 2009
PEN & BRUSH INC, elected to membership August, 1995
CATHARINE LORILLARD WOLFE ARTS CLUB, elected to membership September, 1995

Board Of Directors
NORTHGLENN ARTS & HUMANITIES FOUNDATION
    Advisor to the Board of Directors - 2011 - 2014
    Board of Directors - 2003 - 2010
    Vice President - 2006 - 2008
    Secretary - 2003 - 2006
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MARINE ARTISTS
    Board of Directors  Oct 2008 - present
    President  October, 2015 - October 2018
    Vice President  October, 2010 - October 2015
    Secretary  October, 2008 - October 2010
    Managing Fellow - October, 2010 - 2013
    Deputy Managing Fellow - October 2009 - October 2010
WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WEST
    Advertising Coordinator  1995-1998
    Advisor to the Board  October, 2009 -2016


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