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Soft Sculptures
Graphics by Christine Juker 
Photography by Ross Mahoney
Sondra Dunn Mahoney
I am self-taught, learning from books, practice, and imagination.  I started sculpting in 1974 as a hobby and then fell in love with trying to make pieces come to life.  I enjoy doing all types of subjects especially action and fantasy pieces.  After 30 years of sculpting bronzes, I shifted focus to soft sculpture.

Soft Sculptures

2015 – The Quiltmaker and The Street Vendor were selected to travel in the Hoffman Challenge.

2014 – Miss Sadie was awarded Second Place, Dolls, at the Hoffman Challenge.

2014 – Aurelia – The Peacock goes to Mardi Gras was awarded Best Use of Color  at the Rocky Mountain Sew Expo, Denver Doll Artisans.

2012 – The Dress Designer was awarded Best First Time Entry, Dolls, at the  Hoffman Challenge.  

2012 - Sea Garden was awarded Best Incorporation of Challenge Fabric, Dolls,  at the Hoffman Challenge.


2002-2003 – Exhibited sculptures at the annual Loveland, CO ‘Art in the Park’. 

1991 – Commissioned by the 1990 graduating class of Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE to create a bronze sculpture as the class  gift to the university.  The Spirit of Knowledge depicts a professor handing our world, our knowledge, to a student.

1988 - Almost Dinner won 3rd place at the Thompson Valley Regional in Loveland, CO.  ‘Almost Dinner’ is a bronze wildlife scene about the confrontation between a mountain lion and a female wolf over her wolf cub. 

1987 - Commissioned by Fashioned Trophies & Awards of Wheat Ridge, CO to create a bronze plaque to be used by the Denver Post for a retirement Award entitled 1887 Club.  The plaque depicts the Denver skyline in relief on the front page of a folded Denver Post newspaper. 

1987 - Summer Fantasy was one of 39 pieces of sculpture accepted into the North American Sculpture Exhibition at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO.  There were 342 entries from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Summer Fantasy is a bronze fairy with large swallowtail wings kneeling on the petals of a daisy.  The flower is atop a curved leaf on a marble base. 

1982-84 - The Buffalo Hunter was on loan by its owner, Gene Beyer of Lincoln, NE, to the State Department of the United States.  It was included in a western art display at the US Embassy in Barbados by Ambassador Bish.  The Buffalo Hunter is a bronze sculpture of an Indian on horseback with a bow and arrow aimed at a galloping buffalo. 

1981 – The Buffalo Hunter was displayed at the opening of the new Hillmer Gallery at College of St. Mary in Omaha. 

1980 - The Sower Award was commissioned by the Nebraska Committee for the Humanities to create a bronze award to be given to persons, corporations, and communities, who had excelled in the field of Humanities.  The Sower Award is a 12" bronze farmer hand-casting corn seed.  He is based on a 4” tall walnut block.  The sculpture was patterned after the original Sower on top of the State Capitol Building in Lincoln, NE. 

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