2018 Gold Key Awardee!
Three of Sam’s sculptures, the Tundra Dragon, Eldur, Three-headed Foil Dragon, were awarded 2018 Gold Key Awards in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Competition.
Perry Public Library Foil Sculpting Workshop (Summer 2017)
Sam led a new teen/adult workshop on foil sculpting, in which the participants were taught how to make a basic foil sculpture (a spider) using his techniques.
Archway Classical Academy Chandler (2017)
Sam presented his foil sculpting to the students at Archway Chandler as part of their art Schole program. He created sculptures in front of groups of second through fifth grade students (360 students!), describing his process and answering their questions. Sam is also a proud alumnus of Archway Chandler.
2017 Southwest Maker Fest
Sam was a demonstrator at the Southwest Maker Fest in downtown Mesa (see SWMF Bio). Sam gave foil demonstrations and sold foil sculptures, including two very large foil sculptures.
2016 Arizona State Fair Exhibition (Oct. 2016)
Sam was a demonstrator in the Fine Arts Division at the 2016 Arizona State Fair on October 16 and was one of the most popular demonstrators. One of his mixed media sculptures was awarded first place in the Fine Arts Division.
Perry Public Library Foil Sculpting Workshop (Oct. 2015)
Sam led a teen/adult workshop on foil sculpting, in which the participants were taught how to make a basic foil sculpture. Sam also demonstrated more advanced foil sculpting techniques.
Click here to learn how to request a foil demonstration or workshop.
Sam was a demonstrator in the Fine Arts Division at the 2015 Arizona State Fair for two different sessions. He gave public demonstrations and one of his largest works (an almost 5 feet long colossal squid) was on display.
2014 Arizona State Fair Exhibition
Sam was a demonstrator in the Home Arts Division at the 2014 Arizona State Fair. In addition to his public demonstrations, several of Sam’s sculptures were placed on special exhibit. Sam was awarded several first place ribbons in his division (Youth 12-17 yrs) and was also given an “Exceptional Merit” award. His sculptures were also shown on a segment on Channel 3 (see below).