Some background on Bill Sandidge

DL PhotoBill Sandidge is a Texas based sculptor specializing in concrete as a medium. Working in a variety of styles his artwork has been exhibited in galleries throughout the state and is found in numerous private collections. Public art projects include the University of the Incarnate Word, Texas Air Museum, several business locations and a recent commission from the City of San Antonio.

He is a student of Waldine Tauch and was resident at the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts from 1985-1989, winning first prize in sculpture in 1988.

The artist has also been active in public affairs and in 1990 helped organize the community effort that resulted in the 9000-acre Government Canyon State Park near Helotes. His aerial photographs of the Recharge Zone in Bexar County were the subject of several public meetings and numerous news and magazine articles.

In 1994 the artist organized a petition drive, which resulted in the passage of the San Antonio Public Art Ordinance of 1996.

Sandidge is also a noted authority on camels and in 1992 initiated a proposal that resulted in a trans-continental camel caravan from Los Angeles to Washington promoting world peace. In 1995 he participated in a second trans-continental caravan as a rider with numerous published articles on the subject.