01 Jan 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 14th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. 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 some of the country’s biggest names in Western art. Meet Quest for the West® artist Scott Rogers.
Born 1961 in Mesa, Arizona; lives in Logan, Utah
IN SCOTT’S OWN WORDS: “The feelings I portray about the Old West I’ve had all my life. I remember fondly the hours spent as a youth reading of renegades, outlaws, of wild men and horses, ferocity, passion, cunning, honor, loneliness, fear, courage and freedom”. Scott’s work does justice to these men and women by creating authentic portrayals of what they represented.
Some quotes that have been overheard about Scott’s work: “He sculpts on the edge and gets away with it”. “Within his work, I see perfection in the chaos”. “The presence of his work is larger than the physical confines of the sculpture itself”. “His sculptures breathe.” Scott has said: “I sculpt for my art to be an instant conduit to a rich body of knowledge (anatomy, feelings, history, period customs and lore) all the while holding to traditional artistic values.”
Scott’s art lifts the spirit, assists people to reach for what is good in life and encourages others to feel better about themselves and their fellow men. His desire is to use art as a vehicle to inspire humankind to have compassion for, and to see the beauty of, all life.
Notable Awards and Achievements
2018 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture.
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 Art of Utah, 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
Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Lunds Fine Art, Park City, Utah
Pitzer’s Fine Art, Wiimberly, Texas
Sage Creek Gallery, Santa fe, New Mexico
Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona