Thursday, April 8, 2010

Artist - Jerry Snodgrass

Jerry Snodgrass is bronze sculptor and native Idahoan with an impressive list of awards, honors and accomplishments to his credit. He graduated from Meridian High School and went on to earn his degree from The College of Idaho with a major in art and a minor in U.S. history.

You may be familiar with Jerryʼs work without even realizing it. Many of his sculptural pieces have been purchased for public display and can be seen in such places as downtown Eagle, Julia Davis Park, and Meridian City Hall. Outside of Ada County, you can see his work at Old Timerʼs Plaza in Toppenish, Washington; Clymer Museum in Ellensburg, Washington; Box Car Willy Railroad Museum in Branson, Missouri; and Snowmass Village in Aspen, Colorado.

As an award-winning artist, Jerryʼs name has become recognized throughout the world. He won “Best in Show-Sculpture” at all of these prestigious venues: National Western Art Show in Ellensburg, Washington in 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1992; Oregon Trail National, in Portland, Oregon in 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987; Western Art at the Autry in Palm Springs, California in 1986 and 1987; Northwest Roundup in Bellevue, Washington in 1997; C.M. Russell Auction in Great Falls, Montana in 1993 and 1995; International Snow Sculpture Competition in Sapporo, Japan - World Champions in 1992; and the Western Idaho Fair in Boise in 1997, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. Jerry also won “Best of Show” at the 2009 Eagle Arts Faire.

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