2017 Bluff Park Art Show Judge
Don Everhart – Sculptor-Engraver
Watch the video featuring Don Everhart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b56kWBebZ18
Don Everhart is the lead sculptor for the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. Everhart’s designs range from many of the state quarters we use every day, medals presented to world leaders, as well as works in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian Institute and The British Museum.
Born in York, Pennsylvania, Everhart earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Kutztown State University. Early in his career Everhart served as a sculptor at the Franklin Mint and pursued commissions and freelance opportunities resulting in figurines, plates, coins, and medals for Walt Disney, Tiffany, the Royal Norwegian Mint, the British Royal Mint and Georgetown University’s Sports Hall of Fame, a 24-piece bronze installation.
At the U.S. Mint, Everhart’s coin designs are created in clay and can have image depths of as little as 70 or 80 thousandths of an inch. As a coin and medal engraver-medalist, and sculptor, Everhart has created the bas-relief models for over 1,000 coins and medals, including several coins that are part of the US Mint’s popular 50 State Quarter Program. His coin designs for the states of Nevada, Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, Hawaii and the District of Columbia are in the pockets of Americans as well as part of many coin collections.
Among his other medal creations are six Congressional Gold Medals for the U.S. Mint, seven Society of Medalists issues, twelve calendar medals, and other models for private medal makers, as well as cast art medals. His portrait of President William Clinton was chosen for Clinton’s second term Inaugural Medal.He received the prestigious American Numismatic Association’s Sculptor of the Year Award, is former president of the American Medallic Sculpture Association and a fellow member of the National Sculpture Society. Everhart was featured on CBS Sunday Morning in April 2015, and The Art of Moneysegment can be viewed on YouTube.