Monuments and Fundraising Projectsfor Universities and Non-profitsMaster Sculptor
Nationally acclaimed as one of the most talented sculptors, painters and creators of wildlife art today, Dick Idol is also regarded as one of Americas premier outdoorsmen. He has spent thirty years as a professional guide, naturalist, writer, editor, public speaker, conservationist, photographer, woodsman and co-founder of North American Whitetail Magazine.
Dicks strongest passion, and perhaps his greatest talent, was awakened in 1994 with the completion of his first bronze sculpture of a whitetail deer. His unparalleled body of artwork since, including more than 40 bronze editions, more bronze Ultra monumental sculptures than any living artist and numerous paintings and drawings, has established him as a true American Master. Although Dicks early works were purchased solely as works of art, an exceptional business model was developed that allows universities and other organizations to commission world-class monuments to serve as icons of their school or group and to raise significant funds through the sale of bronze and resin reproductions to alumni, fans, students, parents and corporate supporters.
What Could a Dick Idol Monument Do For Your University?Bronze wolfpack ultra-monument, approximately 30 feet tall X 30 feet wide, of six wolves with special lighting and water effects to be installed in front of the new football operations center at Carter-Finley Stadium in December, 2002.Four individual bronze wolf monuments to be installed at the four main entrances to the stadium. Two individual wolf monuments installed in high-traffic locations on campus.Model to be unveiled at a special homecoming event October 26, 2001 at Raleighs Memorial Auditorium (expecting 3,000-5,000 alumni and guests).Order taking for limited edition bronze and resin reproductions of both wolfpack monument and individual wolves will begin at the unveiling and continue indefinitely with direct mail campaign and ads in NCSU game programs and Alumni magazine.Major donors receive limited-edition bronze reproductions for their personal or corporate art collections valued at $25,000 and may have their name or that of their company inscribed in a special area near the monument at the stadium.Dick Idol Ventures to provide turn-key fulfillment for resin reproduction sales, which are projected to be in the thousands. Based upon this formula we can plan and implement a similar program for almost any school that could achieve very dramatic results.Example: North Carolina State Wolfpack Club Project
North Carolina State UniversityCarter-Finley Stadium RenovationNew Football Operations Center To open December, 2002Six Individual Wolf Monuments Planned (3 at other entrances, 1 on road leading to stadium, and 2 on campus)Dick Idols Wolfpack Turf Monument 40 Tall X 30 in Diameter Bronze of Six Wolves with Special Lighting and Water Effects To be unveiled December 2002
Wolfpack TurfA Wolfpack Icon for Generations to ComeSix wolves to stand guard over the hallowed ground of Carter-Finley Stadium.Each wolf exhibiting a unique characteristic of the NC State athlete.CouragePassionPrideConfidenceSpiritStrength
The Three Elements of the PlanMonument Life-size or larger permanent, bronze statue. Could include special lighting and water effects. Could also include a plaque commemorating an event and/or recognizing donors . Original Dick Idol Monuments are offered by commission only and generally sell for between $200,000 and $1,000,000 depending on size and subject.Maquettes Smaller (usually 1/4 life-size) limited edition bronze reproductions for personal or corporate art collections. Could include individual plaques to commemorate an event or recognize an achievement or contribution of an individual. Dick Idol maquettes retail at fine art galleries in the $2,500 to $7,500 range.Resin Reproductions Smaller (usually 1/5 life-size) limited edition resin reproductions painted with a patina to resemble bronze and sold primarily in the gift market. Could include a standard plaque commemorating an event or achievement. Dick Idol resin reproductions retail in the $200-$500 range.
Projections for a Fundraising ProjectOne large bronze monument for permanent installation at location of choice. $500,000 ---Limited edition of 100 1/4-life size bronze table-top maquette reproductions . Cost to school: $3,000. $300,000 Retail Value: $6,000 Minimum Donation: $10,000 $1,000,000 Includes name/company recognition on main monument Limited Edition of 3,000 1/5-life size resin commemorative reproductions of monument. Cost to School: $100. Retail Value: $300 $300,000 $900,000 Estimated Cost to School Estimated Revenues to School TOTALS: $1,100,000 $1,900,000$800,000 fundraiser plus a world-class monument for your campusFor example purposes only. Actual costs will be determined by the size and subject matter of the monument and commemorative bronze and resin reproductions. For example, the NC State project has a monuments cost of $1million and projected profit of $2+ million for their Student Aid Foundation.
Examples of Impactful Sports Venue MonumentsINVESCO Field at Mile High 7 Broncos (Unveiling August 8, 2001)Ericsson Stadium 6 Panthers
Some Examples of Dicks ArtMONUMENT at CABELAS, Owatonna, MN.Autumn Legends 3 times life, 26 ft. tall, 16,000 lbs..
Monument for Bass Pro Shop Wildlife Museum in Springfield MO.Dream Buck Installation in Fall 2001 4 times life-size, 31 ft. tall
Breen BuckDoe (From Monarchs Pursuit)Spooked off Sawtooth RidgeElk, The ChallengeBronze MaquettesEven if you dont need a monument, Dick Idol can create maquette and resin reproductions of your mascot for your fans and corporate supporters.Monarchs Pursuit
Subject MatterAlthough Idol is best recognized for his spectacular whitetail deer, he is adept at all animal and human forms and is currently working on several projects with a wide variety of subjects.LionHigh Country Drifter
Subject MatterHawk (in development)Falcon (in development)
Other Current ProjectsMissoula International Airport (Bull Elks and Wolves) Glacier Park International Airport (Grizzly Bear and Bighorn Sheep)Falcon Monument for Green Hope SchoolWolfpack Monument for North Carolina State University
By 2002, millions of consumers will own Dick Idol designed clothing, furniture, home accessories, rugs, outdoor gear and other licensed products. In 2000, Dick and a group of business leaders from the apparel, home furnishings and licensing industries formed Dick Idol Ventures, LLC in order to build the definitive outdoor lifestyle brand based upon Dicks unsurpassed creativity and knowledge of the outdoors. The company has signed several major licensing agreements. These Dick Idol lines serve to enhance the image of Dick and create greater demand (and value) for his artwork.Dick Idol Ventures, LLC
Today, Dick Idol Ventures is an international company taking Dicks unique artistic vision to the furniture, home accessories and apparel industries.
Dicks new line of furniture will be unveiled at the October International Home Furnishings ShowAug. 13, 2001
Dick Idol Clothing Line by Russell Athletic/ Mossy Oak:Technical Apparel and SportswearLaunching Holiday Season 2001
Why Are These Licensing Deals Important to Art Customers?Dick Idol is a well-known and highly-respected figure in the outdoor industry and art world. Dick Idol Ventures was formed less than a year ago to make Dick Idol a household name by exposing his talents to a wider audience.When the Dick Idol lines of furniture, apparel, footwear and floor coverings are launched and marketed later this year by some of the top companies in their respective businesses, hundreds of millions of new people will be exposed to the Dick Idol brand and name.Popularity and name recognition are the only factors (other than death) that can increase the value of an artists works. An investment today in a Dick Idol monument and limited edition bronze and resin reproductions is sure to show a dramatic increase in value in the future.
We look forward to working with you to create a world-class, one-of-a-kind monument for your school or organization. For more information, please contact
Lee Hollmann112 E. Hargett StreetSuite 201Raleigh, NC 27601(919) email@example.com