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Treasures of the Judith Basin
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|The following, submitted August 2005, is from Terah Kelsey, Business Manager of the artist.|
in both Oklahoma and Texas, Greg Kelsey spent most of his life around
two parallel interests, art and ranching. His sculptures reflect
his long involvement with 'cowboy life' and his love of western
He grew up working his grandfather's registered
longhorn herd and nurtured a love for western traditions and cowboy
living. He now finds With a growing art career and young family
he still finds time to crawl on the back of a horse every day and gain
a little peace of mind and inspiration.
themes stem from a rich western lifestyle. He comments: "Whether
it's buckin' horses, ropin', pushin' cows or whatever, that's where I
get my inspiration for art and for everyday decisions. That's the
current, right there. You get out of the current and all those
ideas and abilities seem to pass you by. Get back in the saddle
and it's all there again."
He grew up in an artistic family
environment and observed sculpting and the lives of others making a
career of it. But his own artistic calling wasn't brought to the
fore until he went back to college to get his Art degree. He
stuck his hands in the clay for the first time in late 1997 at age 26
and hasn't put it down since. He discovered a passion for
sculpting, designing, and strives to capture emotion and gesture and
transfer energy and movement into each piece.
Greg Kelsey won the Artists' Choice Award with his sculpture, Little Brother of War at the C.M. Russell Art Auction in March 2001. It was his first time to attend the auction and his first juried show.
In May 2001 Greg was awarded Best of Show - Sculpture with Playing to the Wind
at the National Western Art Show & Auction in Ellensburg,
Washington and the Artist Roundup Award for the best new artist in
December 2002 brought the First Place Sculpture
award at the NFR (National Finals Rodeo) Open Art Show hosted by the
Professional Rodeo Cowboy Artists Association in Las Vegas, Nevada with
My Own Buckin' Business.
In January of 2003, Greg won the
Best Sculpture Award at the Night of the Artists in San Antonio,
Texas. The Art Sale and Gala was hosted by The National Center
for American Western Art. September of 2003 brought the Silver Medal
Award at the Bosque Art Competition in Clifton, TX for Drinkin' with the Ladies.
his art, Kelsey comments, "As soon as I stuck my hands in the clay for
the first time, it was like somebody pushed the accelerator to the
floorboard -- it was an immediate love." He continues to sculpt
with that first love intensity. His goal is to creat sculpture that
C.M. Russell Art Show & Auction, Great Falls, Montana
Ellensburg National Art Show & Auction, Ellensburg, Washington
Stampede Western Invitational Art Show & Sale, Greeley, Colorado
Best of the West, Pinetop, Arizona
C.M. Russell Museum Benefit, Great Falls, Montana
Bosque Art Competition, Clifton, Texas
Mountain Oyster Show & Sale, Tucson, Arizona
Night of the Artists, San Antonio, Texas
Phippen Museum Fine Art Show & Sale, Prescott, Arizona
Treasure State Art Show, Hamilton, MT
Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, Colorado
National Finals Rodeo Art Show, Las Vegas, Nevada
Greeley Historical Museum Exhibit "Home on the Front Range" 2005
AWARDS AND HONORS
2001 Artists' Choice Award - C.M. Russell Art Auction for
"Little Brother of War"
2001 Best of Show Sculpture - Ellensburg National Art Show & Auction for
"Playing to the Wind"
2001 Artist Roundup Award - Ellensburg National Art Show & Auction for Best new artist
2002 First Place Sculpture Award - National Finals Rodeo Open Art Show hosted by the Professional Rodeo Artists Association for
"My Own Buckin' Business"
2003 Best Sculpture Award - Night of the Artists hosted by The National Center for American Western Art for
"Little Brother of War"
2003 Silver Medal Sculpture Award - Bosque Art Competition for
"Drinkin' With the Ladies"
2005 Corral West Western Award Best of the West Art Invitational Exhibition for
Published Editorial and/or Pictorial Credit
Great Falls Tribune, March 2001
Cowboys & Indians Magazine, July 2001
Great Falls Tribune, March 2002
InformArt Magazine, Summer 2002
Cowboys & Indians Magazine, December 2002
Art of the West, March/April 2003
Western Horseman, April 2003
InformArt Magazine, Spring 2003
Art of the West, May/June 2003
Cowboys & Indians Magazine, June 2003
Western Horseman, June 2003
Southwest Art, July 2003
Cowboys & Indians Magazine, October 2003
Southwest Art Magazine, 7/01, 12/01, 3/02, 7/02, 12/02 (advertisements)
Cowboys & Indians Magazine, 3/03 (advertisement)
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