Dendler Inducted into Audubon Artists of America

"Deborah Dendler was awarded the Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal for Sculpture in the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Exhibition at the National Arts Club, New York. The exhibition ran Jan. 9-29, 2018.

Dendler was also recently inducted as a Signature Elected Member of the Audubon Artists of America, and will exhibit sculpture in both the Audubon Artists National Exhibition and the American Artists Professional League Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, New York, later this year. For more information visit"

Peninsula Pulse, February 23, 2018

Dendler Work Acquired by Corporate Nonprofits

"Deborah Dendler...had three oil paintings selected for acquisition this year by Boston nonprofit organizations for permanent public display: the South Boston Development Corporation, the Larry B. Price Center, and La Alianza Hispana.

South Boston Development Corporation addresses the increasing need for affordable housing in South Boston. Dendler’s work will be displayed in Patriot Homes, affordable apartments for Veterans in South Boston, Mass.

The Larry B. Price Center, Newton, Mass., is a support center for people with disabilities, providing family support programs, residential care and day habilitation. Dendler’s painting will be on display in the The Larry B. Price Center “offering inspiration for creative art expression…which The Larry Price Center strives to foster.”

La Alianza Hispana, Inc. is a community-based organization providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health and education programs to the Latino Community of Greater Boston. Dendler’s work is on display at La Alianza Headquarters in Boston.

Dendler’s painting “Forsythia” was chosen for publication in the May issue of Santa Clara Review, the literary magazine of Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Cali., which publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction and visual art."

Peninsula Pulse, November 9, 2017

Dendler Named Fellow American Artists Professional League

"Deborah Dendler has been named a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League (AAPL), NY, NY, having exhibited and been awarded for her work many times at the AAPL. A national organization dedicated to traditional realism in American art, the AAPL first focused "on the issue of obtaining commissions of official portraits for American Artists in the 1920's. By using its national stature, the AAPL influenced a rider to a Congressional Bill stipulating that all official portraits paid for with taxpayers' dollars were to be painted by American artists, a fact that remains in effect to this day."

Dendler is currently exhibiting sculpture at the Academic Artists Association National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism, Vernon, CT, from April 12 - May 20. Dendler also exhibited sculptures at the Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA: a bronze sculpture in the New Members Exhibition Jan. 12 - Feb. 9, and porcelain relief sculptures in the "Small Works" Exhibition through April 6. The Copley Society of Art is the oldest non-profit art association in the United States and has exhibited the work of Whistler, Monet, Rodin, Duchamp, Dufy, Kandinsky, Picasso, Van Gogh, Homer and Whistler. Dendler says "I feel honored to be represented by such a venerable gallery, and privileged to exhibit my work among such illustrious peers."

Peninsula Pulse, May 4, 2017

Local Artist Deborah Dendler Featured in Landau Gallery

"For the next month, the Landau Gallery will be featuring a variety of drawings and sculptures created by Deborah Dendler, a local artist. Some of her most fascinating works are her relief sculptures. Relief sculpting is the process in which the artist carves out sculpted parts while still leaving the sculpture attached to a background from which it has been carved. Her works are very complex and typically shallow, which makes the process of drawing and sculpting significantly more difficult. As a sculptor, her drawings are produced differently than those of a drawer. The artist says that, while a drawer is concerned foreshortening and perspective, a sculptor like herself uses paintings as blueprints for a sculpture. She goes on to say that she believes a good drawing for her is anything she can turn into a good sculpture. Most of her drawings are done in red and white chalk on tinted paper. Her many drawings in the gallery are all very intricate and focus mainly on people, from babies to adults. She writes in her artist statement, “The human condition is the main subject of my work. I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and find the human form the most perfect and eloquent expression of the human spirit.”

Dendler’s very unique and a graceful work will be on display until January 11, 2017, so take a walk through the gallery and see Dendler’s work for yourself."

The Panel Online, by Gus Lambon December 15, 2016

Deborah Dendler Solo Show In Boston

"Deborah Dendler is presenting her work in a solo exhibition, "Deborah Dendler Drawings and Sculptures," at the Landau Gallery, Belmont, MA from Dec. 1 to Jan. 15. Dendler's solo show is a cohesive body of her latest work, featuring more than 40 bronze, terra cotta and porcelain sculptures, and drawings. Using old master techniques, and demonstrating consistent command of figurative style, Dendler's drawings are the foundation of her work and an integral part of her artistic practice. Dendler's terracotta, porcelain and bronze sculptures depict landscapes, birds, animals, figures and portraits in styles ranging from naturalism to romantic realism.
Dendler is also the recipient of the Lilah Gardiner Award at the 120th Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Exhibition, at the National Arts Club, New York, NY."

Peninsula Pulse, December 8, 2016

Deborah Dendler Exhibits in New York and Philadelphia

Deborah Dendler "exhibited a bronze sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition, Philadelphia, where it won an Honorable Mention. The exhibition, for alumni of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, ran from July 30 until Sept. 11.

Dendler also exhibited a porcelain bas-relief sculpture, “Indomitable Spirit” at the Audubon Artists Association, at the Salmagundi Club, New York, from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4. “Indomitable Spirit” will be exhibited next in the 88th Grand National Exhibition of the American Artists Professional League, on Fifth Avenue, New York, from Nov. 7-18. Dendler will also exhibit a bronze sculpture at the National Arts Club in the 120th Annual Exhibition of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 16.

Dendler frequently works in relief sculpture. “Having started out as a painter, I love the pictorial aspects of relief sculpture. It’s a pleasure to get back to making pictures, which a sculptor hardly ever gets to do. Theoretically, a picture plane should make things easier. But in combining aspects of both drawing and sculpting, relief sculpture can be twice as complicated as either one. The shallower the relief, the more exacting the work,” says Dendler."

Peninsula Pulse, Nov. 8, 2016

Dendler Drawing Featured on Magazine Cover

Deborah Dendler "has a drawing featured on the cover of the September issue of Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine. Dendler’s drawing, “Big Cat,” executed in sepia ink and bamboo pen, is part of Dendler’s series of life drawings of wild animals. Dendler is a classically trained sculptor, with a rigorous background in drawing; her artistic practice focuses on regular life drawing, animal and human. Dendler’s drawings have appeared in numerous exhibitions, nationally and internationally, and have been published in dozens of magazines, publications and books.

Animal is an online literary magazine where artists of word and image “explore the ephemeral boundary between human and animal, publishing work that teeter on the divide between wild and domestic. We create a space where readers, viewers, writers, and artists expand the human experience by engaging their imagination with other creatures.”

For more information, visit"

Peninsula Pulse, September 6, 2016

Deborah Dendler Exhibits in Museums

Deborah Dendler "has two sculptures in the Neville Museum Art Exhibition in Green Bay: “Diogenes” and “After the Bath.” “Diogenes” is an epoxy bronze portrayal of the Greek philosopher Diogenes who carried a lit lantern through the streets of Athens during the daytime, saying he was looking for an honest man. “After the Bath” is a terracotta figure of a new mother and her baby sharing a tender moment after the bath. Still gracefully draped with a towel, she holds the infant in a close embrace. This is the first public exhibition of “Diogenes.” “After the Bath” was first exhibited publically at The Hardy Gallery in 2015. The exhibition runs from May 14 – July 3. Dendler has also been invited to exhibit a portrait in the Miller Art Museum’s Door Prize for Portraiture. Dendler’s drawing, “The Red Sweater” is a very personal red chalk portrait of her grandson wearing a sweater handmade by his great-great-grandmother. The show runs from June 4 to July 26, at Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay."

Peninsula Pulse, May 31, 2016

Dendler Published, Honored and Inducted into Copley Society

"Deborah Dendler was designated as a Distinguished Artist in ArtAscent International Art and Literary Magazine, February 2016, Volume 17. Dendler’s contemporary sculpture, “American Woman” was selected for ArtAscent’s Portrait issue, which “explores the theme ‘portraits’ via inspiring and surprising paintings, drawings and sculpture by international artists and writers,” said ArtAscent.

In the more traditional art world, Dendler was inducted as a member in the prestigious Copley Society of Art, “the oldest nonprofit art association in the United States, with a history dating back to 1879…The Society remains true to its original mandate by promoting the advancement, understanding, and enjoyment of the highest quality visual arts,” said the Copley Society of Art, located on Newbury St., Boston, MA."

Peninsula Pulse, March 22, 2016

Deborah Dendler Exhibits at Massachusetts General Hospital

"Deborah Dendler is exhibiting oil paintings and relief sculptures in the Illuminations exhibition at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, from Feb. 1 to July 1, 2016. Illuminations is an invitational exhibit that brings high-caliber works of art in various mediums to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. The exhibit is intended to offer enlightenment and encouragement to patients, families, staff and friends of the Cancer Center as they receive care, provide care, or accompany loved ones.

“Illuminations transforms generic waiting areas into a virtual art gallery of revolving exhibits that feature works by numerous regional and national artists. The work of several artists, representing various media, is on display for four months at a time. Art is one of the many sources that illuminates a pathway to healing at the Mass General Cancer Center,” says Megan Carleton, a licensed mental health counselor and registered art therapist."

Peninsula Pulse, Feb. 5, 2016

Deborah Dendler Sculpture Wins Award

Deborah Dendler "is exhibiting her sculpture, “American Woman,” in Light Space & Time Gallery’s All Women exhibition, where it won an Honorable Mention. Dendler says, “‘American Woman’ is about contemporary woman’s struggle with the idolization and enslavement over her appearance. The roses represent the transitory rewards for a woman’s beauty; the chains symbolize the trap inherent in the unending quest for physical beauty and perfection.” Light Space & Time Gallery says, “This art competition had an open theme, for women artists only … The gallery received entries from 33 different countries from around the world … and from 38 different states.”

"American Woman," was also selected to represent Massachusetts in Figure50, 2016, the highly competitive national juried exhibition for figurative art. "Figure50 is an online exhibition providing access to outstanding visual artists from across the country in a simple, dynamic format. One artist is selected from every state in the US to be displayed in our interactive map for a period of one year," says Figure50. "We intend to discover and showcase the most exciting artists" in the US. "Any figurative artist working in any form of drawing, painting, or sculpture and currently living in the United States" is eligible to enter a "drawing, painting or sculpture that depicts some aspect of the human figure, whether direct or implied, from hyper-realism to highly abstract. The ongoing vision for this exhibition is to celebrate a variety of approaches from exceptional artists across the country." The exhibition can be viewed online at:

Peninsula Pulse, January 22, 2016

Copley Society of Art Inducts Deborah Dendler

"The Copley Society of Art is proud to present the 21 new members accepted into the gallery in 2016.
The Membership Committee of the Copley Society of Art meets three times per year to review the applications of prospective artist members. The Committee assesses each applicant on the strength of their body of work, and accepts for membership only those whose work is truly outstanding. Artist membership at the Copley Society of Art is extremely competitive and reflects Co|So’s commitment to emerging artists. Those who are invited to join the organization represent a great diversity of styles, media, and techniques.
Congratulations to all who became Copley Society members this past year: Jacob Aguiar (Scarborough, ME), David Campbell (Somerville, MA), Renee Caouette (Pembroke, MA), Deborah Dendler (Newton, MA), Nan Hass Feldman (Boston/Framingham, MA), Christopher Firger (Arlington, MA), Josephine Foote (Cambridge, MA), Anna Kasabian (Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA), Connie Kolman (Sudbury, MA), Mirela Kulovic (Somerville, MA), Paula Lazar (Jamaica Plain, MA), Rose Leitner (Boston, MA), Meg McLean (Lyme, NH), Paul Noel (Wells, ME), Francis Noonan (Williamsville, NY), Benjamin Patterson (West Boxford, MA), Elliot Portman (Brookline, MA), Caroline Rufo (Needham, MA), Richard Sullivan (Louisville, KY), Gary Tucker (Boston, MA), and Ron Wybranowski (North Andover, MA).

The Copley Society of Art (Co|So), America’s oldest non-profit arts organization, is committed to the advancement, enjoyment, and promotion of its member artists and the visual arts. The organization, founded in 1879, comprises juried artists who are selected by a credentialed art committee. Co|So provides artists with a gallery for exhibiting and selling their work and a platform for engaging and educating the community."
Back Bay Association, Jan. 5, 2017

Deborah Dendler Solo Exhibition

"Sculptor and painter Deborah Dendler will exhibit her work Nov. 4 to Dec. 30 at the Acton Memorial Library. In this exhibition her 3D bronze work will be displayed in the glass case in the Library’s Solarium, on the first level. Her paintings, drawings and bas reliefs will be exhibited in the Library’s Meeting Room.

Dendler received her degree fine arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and studied privately with renowned sculptor EvAngelos Frudakis. Her list of exhibitions is extensive covering sites in Pennsylvania, New York, New England and Wisconsin. She has been a teacher, author and she has produced popular her garden sculptures.

Her subject is mostly the human form. “The human condition is the main subject of my work,” said Dendler. “I believe in the resilience of the human spirit. At best, a sculpture’s gesture, movement, curves, planes, contours, textures, space, volumes, forms and structure all work together to reveal the interior space and spirit.”

The Beacon, Acton, MA, October 21, 2015

A Sculptor's Life

"Dendler's sketches are more than just lines on paper. There is a humanness to them, perhaps only achieved because the subject was oblivious to being the center of Dendler's world for the few moments it took to immortalize the scene on paper...

Sometimes these sketches find their way into Dendler's studio and become a permanent three-dimensional sculpture...These sculptures are more than lumps of clay, porcelain and bronze shaped to represent her observations of human and animal life the past forty years. For Dendler, they are her way of heIping the modern world retain the human elements of life. These sculptures of mothers and their children, napping chefs and poised dancers are her answer to the question, 'What does it mean to be human?' "

Door County Living Magazine, Alyssa Skiba, July 1, 2015

Deborah Dendler Introduces Equine Sculpture

"Deborah Dendler, resident sculptor of Fish Creek, introduced sculptures of horses this summer. In July, her porcelain reliefsculpture, "Trotting Horse" was exhibited in Auburn, Washington, atthe "Equine Art 2015" exhibition presented by the Washington
Thoroughbred Association.

"Horse sculpture is a totally new direction for me, so I'm especially thrilled to have my work included in equine art exhibitions. For me, everything begins with drawing. I began this sculpture with anatomical drawings of the horse, first drawings of the skeleton in
the trotting position and then another drawing of the muscles," said Dendler.

Dendler's relief sculpture is loosely based on Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of a trotting horse, which was a study for his monumental "Gran Cavallo" sculpture, also known as the Sforza hourse, which was never completed. “All of my life I’ve looked at Leonardo's drawing and thought that it would make a terrific relief sculpture. So I finally did it, ” says Dendler. "I'm one of many who have attempted to recreate Leonardo's horse sculpture. It's almost a rite of passage, kind of like a violinist trying to play the Brahms violin
concerto - you have to try, if only to find out how much more work you have left to do."

Peninsula Pulse, September 4, 2015

Dendler Featured in National Exhibition

Deborah Dendler "is exhibiting a bronze sculpture at the Academic Artists Association 65th National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Vernon, Connectictut from May 3 - 23. Dendler's sculpture won the Academic Artists 2015 Excellence Award for Sculpture. In April, Dendler's bronze sculpture "Attitude" was selected for the Focus on Figures 2015 Exhibition in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Also in April, Dendler exhibited terracotta sculptures at the North Colorado Arts Association Spring ForwardExhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado, winning an Honorable Mention Award for sculpture.

Dendler was recently inducted as an elected member in the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, a venerable national organization for professional women artists. The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, founded in 1896, is located in the historic Salmagundi Club of New York. "I'm honored to become a member of the Catherine Lorillard WolfeArt Club and I feel privileged to be a part of this prestigious group of accomplished artists," Dendler said. Dendler is also an elected member of the Academic Artists Association and the American Artists Professional League, both of which are dedicated to the study and appreciation of traditional realism in contemporary art."
Peninsula Pulse, May 15, 2015

Dendler's Sculpture in a Grand Setting

Deborah Dendler "will exhibit her work in the Governor John Langdon mansion in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from June 5 to Sept. 8. Dendler's bronze sculpture "Chef" has been selected for exhibition presented by the New England Sculptors Association.

The Langdon House, built in 1784, is an exceptional Georgian mansion which George Washington "esteemed the first" among houses in Portsmouth. Its reception rooms are of a grand scale suited to ceremonial occasions and are ornamented by elaborate wood carving in the Rococo style. "The Langdon House is definitely the most beautiful place, architecturally speaking, my sculpture has ever been exhibited," says Dendler. "It's a little intimidating. I'm more accustomed to showing my work in old barns than historic mansions."

Dendler's work has been included in solo, group and invitational exhibitions and collections throughout the United States as well as in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore and Australia."

Peninsula Pulse, April 3, 2015

Dendler's Drawings Featured in Canadian Exhibition

Deborah Dendler "is one of 10 international artists whose work was selected for the “Sketching the Line 2015” exhibition in Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary, Canada. The exhibition features brief impressions of fellow commuters, documenting place, time and movement while simultaneously revealing myriad personal moments. Dendler’s ink drawings of passengers on the Boston MBTA and in international airports will be featured on Pattison Onestop screens on the Toronto Transit System, the Edmonton Transit System and the Calgary International Airport in 2015. The exhibition will be presented on hundreds of subway platform screens reaching more than 1.2 million daily commuters, plus many more air travelers. Artwork from “Sketching the Line” will appear once every 5 minutes, all day long, for up to two months, starting this March." Please visit:

Newton TAB, February 21, 2015

Dendler Exhibits in National Shows

Deborah Dendler "is exhibiting a sculpture in the Cape Cod Art Association Exhibition "A Breath of Spring." The national juried exhibition runs from Feb. 19 through March 17 in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Dendler is also exhibiting a relief sculpture, "Hawk and Cows," in the American Artists Professional League Members Landscape Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, New York. The exhibition begins March 1 and ends March 29 and can be seen online at

Dendler's work has been included in solo, group and invitational exhibitions and collections throughout the United States as well as in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Russian Federation, Japan, Singapore and Australia."

Peninsula Pulse, February 27, 2015

"Sculpture Show
Deborah Dendler, resident of Fish Creek, is one of the featured artists in the New England Sculptors Association (NESA) exhibition at the New England Sculpture Service Gallery, in Chelsea, Massachusetts.The exhibit opened on Nov. 7 and runs through Jan. 9.The venue for the exhibit has intrinsic interest as well. New England Sculpture Service (NESS) is a full service foundry casting fine art sculpture, well known in the region for providing the highest quality bronze casting. The gallery at NESS is specifically designed to accommodate and view sculpture.

"I love seeing my work in a show completely of sculpture," says Dendler. "Paintings dominate most exhibitions, but Michelangelo said, 'Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.' Visually, it's very exciting to see a room full of sculpture."

Peninsula Pulse, December 6, 2014

"Creative Achievement

Door County sculptor Deborah Dendler won an award at the 115th Annual Exhibition of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in Philadelphia, Penn. Dendler's bronze sculpture, "Sleeping" won the Braverman award for "recognition of creative and professional achievement." Dendler is an alumnus of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she studied painting, drawing and sculpture.

Closer to home, Dendler's drawing "Bella Principessa" is exhibited at the Miller Art Center's Annual Juried Exhibition in Sturgeon Bay, from Sept. 20 to Nov. 5."

Peninsula Pulse, September 19, 2014

"Summer of Sculpture

Sculptor Deborah Dendler, resident of Fish Creek and Newton, Mass., is exhibiting her work throughout the United States this summer. Dendler's terra-cotta sculpture, "Shy Fawn," and her chalk drawing, "Angel," are exhibited at the Hardy Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition in Ephraim through July 13. This year Dendler was inducted as a member in the American Artists Professional League and the Academic Artists Association. "I am honored to have been elected a member of these prestigious national artists organizations," she said. Dendler also won the Bob Kadis Sculpture Award at the Academic Artists Association Annual Exhibition 2014.

Maintaining a rigorous exhibition schedule throughout the year, Dendler enjoys summers sculpting in her studio in Fish Creek."

Peninsula Pulse, June 27, 2014

"Newton sculptor receives 'Best in Show' at Cape Cod art exhibit

Deborah Dendler, sculptor and Newton resident, was awarded “Best in Show” for her bronze sculpture, “Joy,” in the Cape Cod Art Association’s Juried Annual Open Exhibition, “Inspirations 2014,” in Barnstable. The nationally advertised exhibition, representing artists from all over the country, includes media of all kinds and runs from Feb. 20-March 16.

Dendler’s sculpture, “Attitude,” has been selected for the Academic Artists Association 64th annual National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism, at the Vernon Art Center in Vernon, Conn., April 6-26. Dendler has just been elected a member of the distinguished Academic Artists Association, which has been recognized by “Art Calendar,” a national publication."

Newton Tab, March 9, 2014

"Deborah Dendler Exhibits Works in East Coast Exhibits

Deborah Dendler, sculptor and long time resident of Fish Creek and Newton, Mass., is currently exhibiting two bronze sculptures in the Concord Arts Association Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, which runs until Feb. 16. Both of Dendler's sculptures are realistic bronzes of dancing women sculpted first in wax and then cast in bronze. Sculpting within the American realistic tradition, Dendler's work celebrates the extraordinary beauty of ordinary people and the natural world in everyday life.

Dendler has also had a portrait drawing selected for "The Faces of Winter 2014, Building on Classics, Biennial Fine Art Juried Portrait Exhibition" of The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists in the University of Connecticut Gallery in Stamford, Conn. The drawing selected, "Bella Principessa," is executed in red and white chalk on tinted paper. "I'm really honored to have my work included in this show with so many top notch American portrait artists," says Dendler, "but I'll be very happy to get back to my studio in Fish Creek."

Peninsula Pulse, January 24, 2014

"Dendler Bronzes in Two New York Juried Shows

Deborah Dendler, who splits her time between Fish Creek(WI) and Newton, Mass., is exhibiting bronze sculptures in two national juried shows in New York. Dendler’s sculpture “Joy” was accepted into the 85th Grand National Exhibition of the American Artists Professional League, which runs through Dec. 30. The exhibition can be seen online at; click the tab “Accepted Artists 85h Grand National” to see Dendler’s sculpture.

Another Dendler bronze is included in the 117th Juried Exhibition of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, now showing through Oct. 26 at the National Arts Club in New York. Formed in 1896, the club is a national organization to showcase and promote professional female artists. For more, go to Dendler is a member of the National Sculpture Society, Allied Artists Association, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Wisconsin Visual Artists Association."

Door County Advocate, October 16, 2013

"Local Sculptor Shows in National Exhibits

Deborah Dendler, sculptor and resident of Door County (WI) and Newton, Mass., is exhibiting two bronze sculptures in national juried shows. The Academic Artists Association's Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Vernon, Conn. runs through August 10, and the 117th Juried Exhibition of the Catherine Lorillard Art Club at the National Arts Club in New York, NY shows from October 11 – 26.

Dendler is a member of the National Sculpture Society; the Allied Artists Association; Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; and the Wisconsin Visual Artists Association. Dendler moved to Door County in 1978 where she has maintained a sculpture studio ever since, first in an old barn in Ephraim and currently in her studio in Fish Creek."

Peninsula Pulse, August 16, 2013

"Deborah Dendler Exhibits in Juried Shows

Deborah Dendler, sculptor and long time resident of Door County (WI) and Newton, MA, has had a bronze sculpture juried into the National Prize Show at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, and another bronze sculpture juried into the Chandler Gallery 3-D Salon, also in Cambridge.

Dendler sculpts unique realistic portraits and figures in clay and fires the sculptures in her kiln. "Clay lends itself to expressive details and dramatic spontaneity," says Dendler. "Usually I leave my terracottas unglazed because I hate to tamper with the delicate bloom of the pristine terracotta straight out of the kiln that shows sculptural forms and volumes so beautifully."

Dendler moved to Door County in 1978 where she has maintained a sculpture studio ever since, first in an old barn in Ephraim and currently in her studio in Fish Creek. She has exhibited sculpture extensively in galleries and museums and in solo, group, invitational and juried shows in Door County and throughout the US. In 2012, Dendler exhibited a terracotta sculpture at the Hardy Gallery in Ephraim, where it won a Juror's Award."

Peninsula Pulse, April 26, 2013

Small Works Pack a Big Punch at the Chandler Gallery

They surge from pedestals and jut from walls. They are fashioned from such varied materials as bone, bronze, matchsticks, twine, postcards, and neon green plastic, and they bear fascinating names like “Elephant-Toed Alien,” “Ring of Au,” and “Dawn for a Discarded Drape.” And they are small—no more than a foot wide, a foot tall or a foot deep. They are the finalists in Maud Morgan Arts’ 3D Small Works Salon 2013, an exhibit juried by artist Annette Lemieux, Senior Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, and they are drawing viewers into their orbits at the Chandler Gallery…

The Maud Morgan Arts 3D Small Works Salon is on display at the Chandler Gallery from March 21 through May 24, with an opening reception on Sunday, April 7, from 3-5 pm. The following artists will have pieces included in the show: Violet Byrd, Ruth Daniels, Deborah Dendler, Kay Dolezal, Gary Duehr, Kara Fall, Carol Greenwood, Peter DeCamp Haines, Karine Kadiyska, Mahmood Rezaei-Kamalabad, Kathleen Kneeland, Saberah Malik, Jeanette O’Connor, Dan Rocha, Willow Ross, Jessica Straus, Stephanie Stigliano, Suzanne Stumpf, and Ariel Wolff.”

Agassiz Baldwin Community, April 1, 2013

Deborah Dendler wins Award At Hardy Gallery

"Ephraim’s Hardy Gallery named the award winners of its 50th Annual Juried Exhibition at the opening reception on June 8.

Juror’s Award winners include Deborah Dendler, for Old Woman, terracotta; Erik Rinkleff, for Marionette, wood; Mac Schueppert, for Emerald Pool Waterfall, pastel; and Judy Falout earned the Honorable Mention for Enchanted Forest, digital pigment inkjet print."

The Hardy Gallery is located on Anderson Dock in Ephraim, WI. For more information call 920.854.2210 or visit