The Scientific Art Studio Family

Our team is our tribe and our tribe is our family.
We have been working and playing together for 5, 10, 20 plus years and enjoy supporting each other to grow as artists.

 
L.S.Rockefeller.Tetons.Topo Map.Maintenance Trip.IMG_5476.cropped.jpg

Ron Holthuysen

Ron has always had the need to be involved in a wide range of fields and to challenge himself with interesting projects. After teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physics, he decided to follow his desire to create Natural History exhibits. Looking for a career that combined his interest in taxidermy, design, history, paleontology, geology, sculpture, painting, engineering, wild life photography, film, teaching and be an inventor all at the same time he founded Scientific Art Studio in 1980.

Maren Van Duyn - Concrete Stain for Giant Collared Lizard Concrete Sculpture for Oakland Zoo California Wilds! Playground Art Play Environment

Maren Van Duyn

With an education in fine arts and strong work experience in the fields of theater, film and museum, Maren brings a creative yet practical stroke to the projects we work on. Since 1994 she has worked closely with husband and business partner, Ron Holthuysen, on the design development of many of the projects and exhibits that we produce at Scientific Art Studio.

CKZ.OAKZOO.mountain.IMG_5740.crop.jpg

Jon Betthauser

designer

Over his career Jon has planned and designed a wide range of interactive and interpretive exhibits for museums, nature exhibits and public visitor centers. His focus has been on developing, designing, managing and building durable exhibits with an emphasis on feasible, engaging and innovative hands-on experiences within social spaces. 

CKZ.Oakzoo.pelican rocker.IMG_5307.gordon.crop.jpg

Gordon Glasgow

SENIOR PARTNER

Gordon has been a key artist and sculptor from the first years of SAS in the USA. Having worked on almost all of the Scientific Art Studio projects since 1995 he is, along with Ron Holthuysen and Maren Van Duyn, the keeper of the company’s knowledge and memories. Together with Spencer Roland, he leads the team and provides ongoing support to our artists.

CKZ.Oakzoo.dolphin.DSC_7447.jabba.jpg

Baron Von Jabba

Fabrication team

The following is placeholder text. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae.

OaklandZoo-1.crop.jpg
SAS_20170825.CKZ.mountain.IMG_5235.crop.jpg
OAKZOO.ROX.SCORPION.DSC_8778.jpg

Spencer Roland

studio lead

A San Francisco native, Spencer earned his BFA in Sculpture from the Academy of Art University before joining us at Scientific Art Studio as a sculptor, designer, patina artist, blacksmith, and metal fabricator.  SpencerRoland.com

Madison Rudolph

fabrication team

The following is placeholder text. Phasellus sodales massa malesuada tellus fringilla, nec bibendum tellus blandit.

Rossella Scapini

sculptor

The following is placeholder text. Phasellus sodales massa malesuada tellus fringilla, nec bibendum tellus blandit.

sculpturerox.com

sfzoo.play.banyan.cyrus.IMG_3929.cropped.jpg

Cyrus Tilton

studio lead - in Memoriam

The following is placeholder text. Phasellus sodales massa malesuada tellus fringilla, nec bibendum tellus blandit.

Cyrustilton.com

lisa_DSC5260T.cropped.jpg

Lisa Tilton

marketing

The following is placeholder text. Phasellus sodales massa malesuada tellus fringilla, nec bibendum tellus blandit.

Kat Kurwig & Patti Delgado

bookkeeper

The following is placeholder text. Phasellus sodales massa malesuada tellus fringilla, nec bibendum tellus blandit.

Patti Delgado

The following is placeholder text. Phasellus sodales massa malesuada tellus fringilla, nec bibendum tellus blandit.