- North American Sculpture Exhibition, New York, Renaissance Bronze Award
- Allied Artists of America, Helen Gapen Oehler Memorial Award
“I had always seen gorilla sculptures done on all fours with that mean posture and attitude. They are not at all like that. Although they do have a formidable look on their faces and sculpture can’t get around that, they are not in the least bit aggressive. They are a passive, kind, shy introverted animal. I designed this piece expressly for a zoo setting. I made a real conscious effort to design the Gorilla so that kids would not fear it and would climb on it and sit on its lap. I wanted it to lie in quiet repose.”
- Benson Park Sculpture Garden, Loveland, Colorado
- The Denver Zoo, Denver, Colorado
- Oklahoma City Zoo, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Genesee Country Museum, Mumford, New York
- National Wildlife Art Museum, Jackson, Wyoming (Maquette)
- National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming
- Big Sky of Montana, Huntley Lodge, Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana, north of Yellowstone National Park
- Art in Public Places, Bend, Oregon, installed in City roundabout
- Private Collection
“The natural graces of the society belle of the west were often accentuated by the cut of her frock and the affectation she created by the demure look cast under her “Hat of Plumes”.”
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Society of Animal Artists, Award of Excellence
“These young grizzlies take a respite from the work of being a bear to enjoy a friendly wrestling match.”
- Society of Animal Artists, Award of Excellence
- Allied Artists of America, New York, Ranieri Sculpture Casting Award
“The challenge in designing Herd of Birds was to create a lyrical, perhaps even playful, mood while still maintaining the ostriches’ integrity.
“For a seemingly awkward animal, the ostrich is extremely graceful at full speed.”
- International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, Patrons Choice Award
- Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
- Private Collections
Upon the stones
ten thousand years sooner than I,
Historians were scripting annals
of birds that run.
Shared is the desire to record
this wizardry of nature,
this ancient family of the savanna.
And, in the telling, images of
beaks agape hawking their journey
Sailing a sea of sand and wind.
Scratched in stone,
forms in bronze
Unabridged by space or subsequence,
The need remains,
Children of our,
show others their way.
Sherry Salari Sander
“Steam rises from the open spring, cooling above on the canopy that protects the pond. A rustling of early frost can be heard. Below, amid the leaf-felled dogwood of summer, preen the last remaining ‘Northerns’ headed south.”
“The type of clay I used in this sculpture has a certain drag to it. I like it because it’s best suited for pushing and shoving ending with a certain texture of surface quality needed to extenuate the chaos of this piece of work. But, under the appearance of confusion in this scene of seasonal behavior, belies a strict social structure of dominance, aggression, protection and flight. Familial symmetry is imperative to the safety and growth of this band of mountain horses.”
- Desert Cabellaros Western Museum, Wickenburg, Arizona, First place 3-Dimensional Art Award.
- Society of Animal Artists, Award of Excellence.
“Women of the West in the early 1900’s were independent out of necessity and were respected for their ability to ride, rope and do whatever was required to survive in an inhospitable land. As loneliness was also part of the vast new country, this pioneer woman invites her dog, Buddy, along for company sharing in the day’s chores.”
“Animals wander freely and unafraid on our property. Through the woods runs an ancient, but still used, game trail. Nearby is a lily pond sheltered by fallen cottonwood. Perhaps a moose was there.”
“I see in the woods and am unobstructed by human interference. Animals wander freely and unafraid sharing their space with us as we are all guests of this place. I look around me, the environment is inspiring; mood, shape, color. I cannot dismiss this consideration as I work. Nearby, on an ancient game trail, is a lily pond sheltered by fallen cottonwood, perhaps a moose was there.”
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“We have a series of spring-fed ponds on our ranch that stay open throughout the winter. Mallards, geese and others pour onto these springs by the hundreds. I’ve had thrilling days watching them break through the dense gray searching for an open spot on our bird hostel.”