Sally Shapiro

About the Artist …
Sally Shapiro’s sculpture career began in 1988 when the second sculpture of her life was a commission won to commemorate the CSUS Child Care Center. In 1994 she won a second commission for Sacramento City College Child Development Center.

Her third commission, the Lengyel Monument was installed on Main Street, Georgetown in 2003, the same year she graduated with a B.A. degree in sculpture from CSUS. In 2004, Sally began a series of bronzes titled, “Women in a Man’s World.” Each of the 13 larger than life sculptures tells the unique story of a woman’s perspective.

In 2013 she was featured at the Temporary Contemporary Gallery in Sacramento. In 2014 she won Best of Show at the Ruth Bancroft Sculpture Garden competition and $1000 prize for “Handmaid.” In 2018, “Sokalo Dharma” and “Chains and Lace.” of the series were sold. The sculptures “The Guide,” and “Lucy” are currently featured at the Brasserie du Monde here in Sacramento at 12th and K Street.

Sally’s work has a folksy feel because her process is unique in the lost wax process. She works directly in wax over a substructure; each piece is one of a kind and cannot be duplicated. Since 2020 Sally has put aside the lost wax process, and is working in paper mache, but at the same scale. She claims to make wood out of newspaper.

See all of the above on her website: or feel free to call her at 530.417.2872