20 Aug Scott Rogers
Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from 50 coveted Western artists. Meet Quest for the West Artist Scott Rogers.
Born 1961 in Mesa, Arizona; lives in Logan, Utah
2015, bronze, edition of 50, 19 x 32 x 11 inches
These town boys, barefoot and in overalls, pause for a team tintype (1890’s). Perhaps one of them will go on to play for the Oswego Starchboxes or the Chicago Orphans (now the Chicago Cubs). Interestingly, Lewis and Clark’s return journey home, from the Pacific Ocean, included playing a game of “Base” with the Nez Perce Indians. The mind boggles at the truth of famed Apache warrior, Geronimo, while a prisoner at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, engaging in a game of baseball.
“ART INSPIRES PEOPLE to see and connect with the beauty of life in a wide range of aspects,” say Scott Rogers. He strives for authenticity in each of his pieces, and balances his unique voice with artistic traditions. Scott uses shape, shadow, and line of silhouette to communicate. His greatest joy is creating a piece that is an instant conduit to a rich body of knowledge (anatomy, feelings, history, and lore). As he pursues his craft, Scott sees an existing form and puts it in clay such that it holds a viewers interest abstractly.
In Scott’s own words: “I sculpt with the intention of my art lifting the spirit, assisting one to reach out for the ‘best’ in life, inspiring others to feel better about themselves and their fellow man. I want to encourage viewers of my work to be active participants in feeling the moments depicted. One of my greatest joys is to create a work of art that has a presence far beyond the physical confines of the sculpture itself.” Scott Rogers’ work is displayed in private, corporate, and museum collections around the world.
Notable Awards and Achievements:
2011 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
2010 Springville Museum of Fine Art, Spiritual & Religious Show, Award of Merit
2008 Springville Museum of Fine Art, Spring Salon, Assistant Director’s Award
2006 Springville Museum of Fine Art, Spring Salon, Fellowship Award
The Adobe Fine Art, Ruidoso, New Mexico
Dick Idol Signature Gallery, Whitefish, Montana
Illume Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
Legacy Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Settlers West, Tucson, Arizona