Mother and Child by Renee Bemis
Renee Bemis

About the Artist - Renee Bemis

Renee’s sculptures have earned her recognition and numerous awards throughout the United States. Utilizing the ancient lost wax method, her creations are initially created in clay, then cast in bronze. Though self taught, she has the natural and specialized ability to balance the likenesses of humans and animals in a single conceptual design. On a less theoretical level, she says simply that she loves “creating artwork that people are moved by, pieces that they can relate to.” One of her recent successes on that score was the creation of the winning design for the National War Dog Team Memorial, which honors dogs that have served in war. Her sculpture will soon become a National Monument in Washington, DC.

Awards

1999: “Medal of Honor”, American Artists Professional League, Grand Exhibition

1999: “Charlotte Dunwiddie Memorial Award”, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Annual Exhibition

1998: “Leila Gardin Sawyer Memorial Award”, American Artists Professional League, Grand Exhibition

1997: “Elliot Liskin Memorial Award”, Society of Animal Artists Annual Exhibition

1996: “Medal of Honor”, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 100th Annual Exhibition

1996 & 1991: “Anna Hyatt Huntington Memorial Award”, American Artists Professional League, Grand National Exhibition

1996: “Best in Show”, Pen & Brush, Annual Sculpture Exhibition

1995: “Chilmark Award”, National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition

1993: “C.L.W.A.C. President’s Award” Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual Exhibition

1993: “Best in Show” Safari Club International on the Wild Side

Commisions

2012: Winnebago County 911 Memorial Rockford, IL

2012: Oregon Park District Possum, (to be created)Oregon, IL

2012: DeKalb County Court House Relief Signature Seal Sycamore, IL

2012: In concept stage, Three Twice life size Huskies, Northern Illinois University

2012: South Carolina War Dog Memorial

2011: Hugo Frog; Hugo Frog Bar and Grill Chicago, IL

2011: Sycamore High School Heroic Size Sculpture honoring Pete Johnson Sycamore, IL 

2005: Life-size signature sculpture for Hibel Museum of Art, Abacoa, FL

2003: Winner of National War Dog Team Memorial , National Commission, Washington, DC

2002: Life-size sculpture honoring George Cornell, Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach, FL

2001: Mather Memorial Plaza: Public Art Commission, Veteran’s Medical Plaza, Mather, CA

1998: Shands Arts in Medicine: Public Art Commission

1998: Texas A & M Alumni Commission: Public Art Commission

1993: Public Art Monument Commission: Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL

1997: Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum acquisition permanent collection

1995: Private Commission for the Sultanate of Oman

1991: Delaware Valley Raptor Center; Milford, PA

1990: The Billfish Foundation, Miami, FL

Memberships

Society of Animal Artists, Officer | American Artists Professional League | American Society of Marine Artists | Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club | National Museum of Woman in the Arts | Pen and Brush, Inc. | Who’s Who in the World | Worldwide Nature Artists Group, signature member

Mother and Child
Renee Bemis
Limited Edition
17" x 21" x 14"
     Edition of 12
$7,500
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