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      Out on a Limb

      $1,400

      42/100
      11 X 9 X 3
      Bronze

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                  b.1942

                  Born in northern Wisconsin on August 28, 1942, Gerald Balciar had an early interest in art beginning in grade school. His art is noted for its readily identifiable artistic style which is grounded in an in-depth knowledge of animals. For reference, he works from his extensive library of wildlife material which includes photos, magazine clippings, books, and numerous study casts and measurements. He also uses live models as an invaluable aid in his sculptures and receives excellent cooperation from zoologists and wildlife organizations.

                  Balciar is involved in the creative process of bronze making from the beginning to end. He works his original sculpture in wax or clay and then personally makes his own molds and chases his own waxes. Once the bronze is cast at the foundry, he does the welding and metal chasing and then applies the patina and finishing touches to each bronze.

                  While doing an 18′ bronze elk in 1982, he devised a point up system that revolutionized the traditional enlargement process. His largest sculpture to date is a 20′ bronze moose, “Centennial,” which was installed at Mooseheart, Illinois, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Loyal Order of Moose in 1988. His largest marble carving is an 18′, 16,000 lb. cougar, “Canyon Princess,” which was installed at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City in June, 1995.

                  He is a fellow of the National Sculpture Society and a member of the Society of Animal Artists, Allied Artists of America, and Northwest Rendezvous Group. He has won several awards including nine from the National Sculpture Society, and he is listed in the Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in the West, and the Directory of American Sculptors. He has taught at the Scottsdale Artists School, Art Students League of Denver, and Loveland Academy of Fine Arts.

                  Balciar’s most prestigious award is the Prix de West received in 1985 from the National Academy of Western Art at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City for his marble.

                  Artists of America Denver Rotary Club

                  Buffalo Bill Art Show

                  Charles Russell Art Show

                  Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West

                  Masters of the American West, Autry Center

                  National Academy of Western Art

                  National Sculpture Society

                  Northwest Rendezvous Group

                  Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO

                  Society of Animal Artists

                  Western Heritage and Cowboy Hall of Fame, Prix de West Invitational, 1982-2017

                  Western Rendezvous of Art
                  2014 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Keepsake

                  2012 Autry Museum of the American West, Masters of the American West, Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Sculpture Award

                  2009 Society of Animal Artists, Award of Excellence

                  2009 Montana Historical Society, Western Rendezvous of Art, People’s Choice Award

                  2007 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West, James Earl Fraser Sculpture Award

                  1999 Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, William E. Weiss Purchase Award

                  1991 National Academy of Western Art, Prix de West, Gold Medal

                  1990 National Academy of Western Art, Prix de West, Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyers’ Choice Award and Silver Medal

                  1985 National Academy of Western Art, Prix de West, Purchase Award and Gold Medal
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