01 Jan Rogers, Scott
Born 1961 in Mesa, Arizona; lives in Logan, Utah
Cheyenne Drum Painter
2021, bronze, edition of 30, 23 x 15 x 15 inches
The simple act of painting a drum could easily be described as a subtle, nondescript act. But it was in a myriad of simple acts that the Great Plains Native Americans lived. Their medicine, power and connection to ‘The Great Spirit’ was seen to live in a host of objects. One of these was the drum. Did you know that many Native Americans would purposely not go to war, make council, get married, hunt, perform healings or paint their drums until ceremonies surrounding each event were complete. I ask myself… How often do I proceed into a venture, trip, relationship, meal or daily living without having first prepared myself mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually? Too often I must admit.
HISTORY AND ART course through the veins of David “Scott” Rogers – sculptor. John Rogers, his Great Grandfather (six times removed) died as a martyr, burned at the stake in 1555, for translating and printing one of the first English Bibles. Two of his relatives, Thomas Rogers & Samuel Fuller, signed the Mayflower Compact – Plymouth 1620. His great, great grandfather, Henry Clay Rogers, was part of the expedition that settled Lehi, Arizona, 1877 (now present day Mesa – the very town Scott was born in, 1961). His Uncle, Grant Speed, was a renowned artist in western art. Scott’s studio is in Cache Valley, Utah (site of both the second and seventh mountain man rendezvous, in 1826 & 1831).
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
Illume Gallery, St. George, Utah
Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Lunds Fine Art, Park City, Utah
Mountain Trails, Jackson, Wyoming
Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona