Good Things that Have Happened
Mountain Spell Dedicated in Lone Tree
On October 28, 2019, it was my privilege to celebrate the dedication of Mountain Spell in Lone Tree CO. The Lone Tree Arts Commission, with a generous gift by Donors Harold and Ada Anderson, has purchased a heroic size Mountain Spell to reside in front of their beautiful new Performing Arts Center. The setting for her dance is stunning and the kind words about the community's response to my sculpture made my heart glow. Thank you.
White Step Wins People's Choice Award at the University of South Dakota
I am thrilled that the sculpture walk at the University of South Dakota at Vermillion has honored my White Step with their People's Choice Award for 2019. She is in such good company since the quality of sculpture in this walk is outstanding....I truly am humbled by this honor.
Compass Pointe Makes a Permanent Move to Sheridan Wyoming
I was honored when the Sheridan Public Arts Committee purchased Compass Pointe in April 2019. She graces the city's Performing Arts Center. Compass Pointe joins 100 other sculptures that have been purchased and are located throughout the downtown area.
Davis White Trophy Presented in Detroit
I created and presented the inaugural Davis White Award for Global Excellence for Ice Dancing during the National Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan in February 2019. The sculpture honors Meryl Davis and Charlie White, the first U.S. ice dance team to win an Olympic gold medals. They won the gold medal at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The original bronze sculpture, portrays the starting pose of their winning free dance. The award will reside at the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs. The inaugural award was made in Detroit to Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, who were also the 2019 national champions in ice dancing.
Dancing for Joy Installed in Silverthorne
Just finished installing a trio of my dancers--Dancing for Joy--in front of the new Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. They are stunning in front of the black glass of the building. What a thrill to see them in such a perfect setting.
Peggy Fleming Trophy Completed
Evergreen sculptor Harold Linke was selected by Peggy Fleming Jenkins to create the new Peggy Fleming Trophy for the Broadmoor Skating Club. The award was created by the 1968 Olympic gold medalist to recognize a skater who, like Fleming-Jenkins, excels in artistic expression and presents a performance that is a complete composition.
The inaugural award of the trophy was made in Colorado Springs at the Broadmoor World Arena on Friday June 22, 2018, and was awarded to Timothy Dolensky of Atlanta.
Harold Linke is known for his simple, elegant, lyrical sculptures that capture the essence of the movement and the emotion of the moment. This trophy is in harmony with those themes and is meant to capture the evocative beauty inherent in truly artistic figure skating. Harold said, “Working with Peggy on this project has been such a joy. She has such artistry in her skating that made my sculpture a natural fit for this trophy. I am honored to have been selected to create it, see it presented by Peggy and to meet its first recipient.”
He has placed well over 1000 sculptures in permanent public and private collections throughout the United States and the world.
San Luis Valley Medical Center Purchases Running Girl
The San Lus Valley Regional Medical Center has purchased and installed Running Girl in front of the entrance to the medical center.
Seton her own plaza, surrounded by stone seating, she provides a welcoming sight to visitors and staff as she runs freely in the sunlight.
Running Girl Wins Award
Alamosa Interviews Harold
People's Choice Award - University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota 2019
Best of Show Award -Sculpture Walk Sioux Falls, South Dakota 2019
People's Choice Award - Greeley Arts Commission, Greeley Colorado 2017
Selected Distinguished Sculptor and Juror - Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, Colorado - 2014
Juror’s Award - Evergreen Center for the Arts Evergreen Colorado – 2014
Best Sculpture - City Arts, Dallas, Texas - 2012
Juror’s Award - Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood Colorado - 2010
Best Sculpture - Keystone Art Festival, Keystone Colorado - 1999
Artist in Residence, Wilmot Elementary, Jefferson County, Colorado 2002