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 groups such as; The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Foundation for North American Wild Sheep and Trout Unlimited.
He owns the BigRock Bronze Works foundry in Frenchtown, Montana, where he creates all of his work.
- 1980-84: U of M graduate with a degree in Art Education.
- 1979 : First professional art show, Polson Montana.
- 1990: created, BigRock Bronze Works Foundry.
- 2007: created a new pouring process for bronze.
Here are some of the shows Chip has attended over the past 25 years:
- Ellensburg Western Art
- CM Russell Show
- Heritage art show
- Loveland Art in the Park
- Spokane Art show
- FNAW art exhibit
- Cowboy Christmas show Vegas
- Denver Market Place
- Cheyenne Days art show
- RMEF art show
- Safari Club International
Some of Chip’s Artwork
As an artist I have always looked for something new, that stretches the viewers thoughts and asks them to participate in the work. To me, a piece that has all the lines and information doesn’t allow the viewer the full art experience. While working in my studio recently, I came across a new technique for pouring the bronze which gives beautiful, heavy texture while retaining a recognizable figure. Over the past three years I have refined this technique so that it is more consistent. The end result is a high relief sculpture with the bronze thrown into the mold to create unique textures on each piece while keeping a recognizable image. A contemporary look to an age old topic.
I am a native Montanan with five generations behind me. Growing up on a small ranch I was constantly drawing and sculpting. After earning a BA in Art Education I became a teacher and continued an active art career. In 1997 I began creating a bronze line of rustic hardware, which has been very successful, selling in over 350 retail stores across the country.
The Western Art Rodeo Association is proud to have C.M. Chip Jones as a member. We look forward to sharing and promoting his artwork in the near future.
See more of Chip’s Bronze Artwork.