Kendra has been included in the 2017 San Miguel Rich List. Launched at Somerset House, twenty inspirational men and women from across the globe are celebrated for their richness in culture, living and experiences. She keeps company with maze makers, a volcano hunter, urban beekeepers, toxin artists, tree house masters, a social explorer and others. Each person is truly creative and their stories are told here.
Her Brown Bear (Grizzly) was included in 'SCULPT AT KEW', a contemporary outdoor exhibition showcasing work from over 30 renowned British and international artists. Installed as part of a scenic sculpture trail at Royal Botanic Gardens, the piece was placed next to the entrance of the Princess of Wales Conservatory.
In March Kendra was elected to the Royal British Society of Sculptors. RBS is the oldest and largest organisation dedicated to sculpture in the UK, whose aim is the pursuit of excellence in the art form as well as to inspire, inform and engage people with three dimensional art.
In the studio, a seven-piece Chacma baboon troop commision has been delivered to a private collection in Denver, USA. Repairs to the Waterloo elephant have been completed and the sculpture reinstalled at Waterloo station. Kendra is now working on another, smaller baboon troop commission, for a UK-based client.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jacskon, Wyoming completed the acquisition of 'Bison Head'. This is the first sculpture by Kendra to enter the collection and was purchased 'In memory of Stephen P. Adamson, Jr. and Luke M. Lynch, with funds generously provided by the Stephen P. Adamson Jr. Memorial Fund and the Lynch Family.'
The Chimei Museum, Tainan, Taiwan included five of Kendra's sculptures in an exhibition exploring the relationship between materials and design in contemporary animal art. All the work was loaned by private collectors. Running for six months during 2016, A red stag (2015), two baboons (2003) a Mandrill (2002) and a warthog (2002) made up a group that spans over thirteen years of her practice. This is the first time that Kendra has exhibited in the Far East.
Cannon Hall Museum, Barnsley has been gifted two of Kendra's sculptures from the Eric and Jean Cass Collection. Over a period of 35 years Eric and Jean amassed some 300 sculptures, drawings, prints and paintings which included Kendra's rhinoceros (2001) and a juvenile baboon (2003). Other beneficiaries include The Ashmolean, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow.