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Don Weller

Western Watercolor Artist – Don Weller As a boy Don Weller drew horses and cowboys when he wasn’t exploring with his horse along the Palouse River or over the rolling hills that surrounded his childhood home near Pullman, Washington. He roped calves in high school and college rodeos and sold some cartoons to Western Horseman […]

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Roger Brunk - Premium W.A.R.A. Member

Roger Brunk – Western Artist in Pencil, Pastel and Oil

The Western Art Rodeo Association is proud to have R.W. (Roger) Brunk as a member of the organization. Roger’s Bio Growing up on a stock farm in Missouri, Roger Brunk soon came to know the subjects that would dominate his artistic career. Since around the age of four, when he began drawing horses, he has […]

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“Rodeo” – A New Sculpture by Jeff Wolf

Jeff Wolf is in the process of completing his latest Bronze Sculpture titled “Rodeo”. In Jeff’s own Words: “The concept was the most difficult part of the sculpture. Massing three full figures together to make one piece yet displaying each figure as an individual while pulling the eye from one point of interest to another […]

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Robbie Fackrell

Robbie Fackrell – Cowboy and Western Artist

The Western Art Rodeo Association is proud to have Robbie Fackrell as a member of the organization. Robbie’s Bio I was born in Salt Lake City Utah on Feb.8, 1949 and raised on a small Farm in Hunter Utah. I milked a cow twice a day and fed pigs, cattle and horses. My Dad raised […]

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Relief Wood Carving by James Davis

James Davis – Wildlife Sculptor and Wood Carver

James R. Davis is a proud member of the Western Art Rodeo Association. We would like to thank James for his support of the WARA and share his most recent Relief Carving Project (SOLD) with you. Here’s a little bit about James in his own words: Wood carving and sculpting happened by chance, and also […]

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Kim Corpany - Bronze Horse Sculptures and Paintings

Kim Corpany – Bronze Horse Sculptures and Paintings

Kim Corpany grew up on the backs of her family’s horses in Morgan, Utah where she showed her horses in 4-H. Her mother is an artist and art teacher, so to keep Kim out of trouble and quiet in church and other meetings she would give her daughter pencils and paper to draw on. Being […]

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Our Champions - Sculpture by Jeff Wolf

Announcing 2013 Sculpting Workshops

From Mere Depiction To A Work Of Art Hosted by the Western Art Rodeo Association – Dedicated to the Promotion of Quality Art Workshops taught by Jeff Wolf – Master Instructor Whether you are a seasoned professional or in the beginning phases of your sculpting career, this four day course is designed to enhance any sculptor’s ability and […]

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Western Art by Mary Ann Cherry

Western Art by Mary Ann Cherry

Mary Ann Cherry was raised in rural Montana near the Yellowstone River and absolutely loved it there.  Her folks were big Charlie Russell fans – it helped to boost her interest in western art at an early age. “Dad was always sketching horses, especially buckin’ broncs,  and rattlesnakes and a lot of other non-girly things […]

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Karen Boylan Portrait Photo

Karen Boylan

A Montana native, Karen Boylan draws her inspiration from the beautiful surroundings in which she lives and her experience as a rancher to create the detailed paintings that have brought her recognition through numerous awards.  Since graduating from Montana State University, she has ranched with her husband and family in the Beartooth Mountains of Red […]

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Anthony Hinojosa - Cowboy and Equine Artist

Anthony Hinojosa

Anthony Hinojosa was born on January 26,1970 in Laredo, Texas. Throughout his life,he has nurtured a passion for western art. Formal training began in elementary school and continued through college. “Chula Vista Academy of Fine Arts”in Corpus Christi started ths “fire” inside him to create fine works of western art. In addition to his artisitic […]

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C.M. Chip Jones at BigRock Bronze Foundry

Chip Jones

C.M. “Chip” Jones has been a professional sculpture for over thirty years. The video below will show you some of Chip’s Artwork. His work is in private collections all over the world including all fifty states, Canada, Japan, Russia and China. He is an advocate for wild places and has contributed many works to conservation […]

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Jim Bob Swafford - Western Artist

Jim Bob Swafford

  Jim Bob was born in 1940 in Decatur, Texas the county seat of Wise. Jim Bob grew up as an oil field brat, as his dad followed the oil boom town jobs in the mid 1940’s. In the late 40’s and into his teen years, Jim Bob his time tending to the small family […]

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"Tried and True" by Lori Dalrymple

Lori Dalrymple

A traditional western artist, Lori Dalrymple was born and raised in rural southeastern Nebraska.  Brought up in a farming community, she was constantly surrounded by animals, and the cowboy way of life.  Lori’s deep pride and appreciation for where she comes from, along with her love of animals are reflected throughout her art.  In 1992, […]

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Gun Stock Carving by Lance Larson

Lance Larson – Western Wood Carving Artist

Lance is a lifelong outdoorsman.   Growing up in North Dakota, his Dad instilled in him a love of camping, hunting, and fishing throughout the Western U.S., Alaska, and Canada.  After college, his interests drew him to the mountains of Western Montana where he became a fly fishing guide.   He fished the world famous blue ribbon […]

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Sandy and Wilson by Cheryl A. Harley

Cheryl A. Harley – Western Artist

“I don’t know which I loved more as a child, my pencils, or my stick horses. I blame television’s Roy Rogers and Trigger for the horse obsession. Over time, I gradually began drawing realistic horses, and got more and more infatuated with the pencils. I still love the challenge of manipulating graphite between whispers of […]

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Garland Weeks - World Renowned Sculptor

Garland Weeks Joins the Western Art Rodeo Association

The Western Art Rodeo Association is proud to have the support and endorsement of Garland Weeks, world renowned sculptor. Garland was elected to full membership in the National Sculpture Society and to the National Academy of Western Art in 1990. As extra kudos, he was selected as the Official Sculptor of Texas in 1995 by […]

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James Fain Biography and Story - Fine Western Photography of Cowboys, Rodeo Action and More.

James Fain – Western Photographer

James Fain has spent nearly 50 years capturing the western lifestyle and it’s landscapes in photographic images. His interest in the lure of the west began when he was only six years old with a family move from Iowa to Arizona. “We lived on an uncle’s cotton and horse ranch for several months, and from […]

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Jose Valencia - Gun Stock Carving Artist and Wood Carver

Jose Valencia

Jose Valencia is a wood carver that specializes in custom fine art personalization of firearms by carving ornamental scrolls and wildlife scenes in gunstocks and presentation cases. His work has also been published in SHOOT! Magazine, and in the Colt Collectors Association official Magazine in 2007, 2008, and 2010. Jose carved a gunstock for the […]

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Craig Hone - Renowned Sculptor in Wood and Bronze Mediums

Craig Hone

Craig Hone is an accomplished sculptor in both wood and bronze mediums. He has been inspired by nature, growing up in the central mountains of Utah. Craig’s artwork has been developed by his appreciation and study of great art that has been created throughout history. He has spent countless hours developing his art by studying […]

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Don Watts - Montana Bronze Sculptor

Don Watts

Don Watts has lived in Montana all of his life. He has enjoyed many hours of hiking, fishing, and hunting. He has floated most of the rivers in Western Montana both for his personal pleasure and as a fishing guide. Don’s love for the outdoors and nature has inspired him to sculpt and immortalize his […]

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"Pelican Lake" by Tamera Seevers

Tamera Seevers

Tamera Seevers is a native to Colorado and her love for the west comes from spending most of her summers in the high rugged mountains of Colorado. The excitement of exploring old ghost towns and mining camps, abandoned by the miners, left her fascinated with western history and the gold rush days. Her family’s cattle […]

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Jerry Anderson Sculpture

Jerry Anderson – Renowned Bronze Sculptor and WARA Member

Jerry Anderson is recognized by many as the premier western and wildlife bronze sculptor of our day. His work, characterized by its dramatic motion, strong design impact, and careful attention to anatomical and historical detail, has been exhibited and collected in every corner of America. Jerry spent much of his youth traveling around the west […]

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Photograph by Mark Bergstrom

Mark Bergstrom

“The great outdoors and our country’s precious natural heritage have been a passion of mine since my early childhood. I have been fortunate to have traveled throughout the world but my roots are here in Tuolumne County, California where I grew up in rural east Sonora. My growing up years were spent cavorting in the outdoors fishing […]

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Western Painted Horse by Erika Haight

Erika Haight Photography

The Western Art Rodeo Association is proud to have Erika Haight as a member. Erika has a long list of awards and accomplishments earned from her amazing photos of various subjects including horses, western fine art, native american fine art and more. One of Erika’s favorite subjects to photograph is wild mustangs. She uses digital […]

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Western Bronze Sculpture by Bob Burkhart

Bob Burkhart – Western Bronze Sculptor

Bob Burkhart, Owner of Burkhart Bronze, Biography A fifth generation Montanan whose great-great grandfather – Nelson Story – headed the first cattle drive from Texas to Montana, Bob Burkhart’s artwork is inspired by his life-long ranching background coupled with his experience in the rodeo arena, both as a participant and as a pro-official. Bob’s commercial […]

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Rowdy Barry - Professional Bullfighter and Artist

Western Artists at Cowboy Christmas – Las Vegas 2010

The Western Art Rodeo Association is down at Cowboy Christmas in Las Vegas, Nevada – 2010. We spent some time going around to different artists introducing the Concept of The Western Art Rodeo Association and how we promote the artwork of our members. It is our goal to aggressively promote Western Art created by our […]

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Gun Stock carved with Moose Design

Deb Lindsay – Custom Wood Carving Artist

Deb Lindsay (Deb Lindsay Studios) is the newest member of The Western Art Rodeo Association. Deb provides custom wood carvings, including custom gun stock designs which she hand carves or engraves in her studio is the Uintah Basin in North Eastern Utah. Deb uses high speed, power carving equipment to carve intricate, incredible details into […]

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Darwin Dower Hand Painting Wooden Sculpture

Darwin Dower – Western Wood Sculptor

Darwin Dower is the World’s Foremost Western Wood Sculptor “His works are carved entirely from wood. His ability to capture an image in absolute detail is astounding. For example, if he carves an old saddle, it will not only look like leather, but will also show the worn, cracked areas as well. Darwin’s western themes […]

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Al Hone - Western Sculptor and Designer of Hand Carved Furniture

Al Hone – Custom Designs, Sculptures and Hand Carved Furniture

Award winning artists, Al and Kade Hone, create fine art sculptures using wood as their main medium. Carving each piece individually allows them to bring out the natural beauty and character of the wood. Sculpting everything from small and intricate, to much larger work, their diversity is unparalleled in the art community. Combining fine wood […]

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Tobin Capp - Western Sculptor in Bronze

Tobin Capp – Bronze Sculptor

Tobin Capp is considered a pure artist in the world of bronze art as he is involved in every phase of his pieces from the creating of the clay originals to the molding, casting, and marketing. He is mentored by sculptors Bob Burkhart, Jeff Wolffe, and Mary Michaels, all of which have been pivotal in […]

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Brent Flory – Fine Western Oil Paintings

Brent Flory graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.F.A. in Illustration. He has been in numerous solo and juried shows, some of which include: The Phippen Western Art Show in Prescott, Arizona The National Western Art Show andAuction in Ellensburg, Washington The Mountain Oyster Show in Tucson, Arizona Watch the video below to see […]

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Jeff Wolf

Artist, Rancher, Buckaroo, Bull Rider, Teacher, and Humanitarian . . . Jeff Wolf is one of the select few whose work is drawn from the heart. Raised in the high desert of Western Utah at the family ranch that was once a pony express station and stage coach stop, Jeff learned firsthand what it’s like […]

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