Wayne Salge

The historic tradition of cast bronze provides a contemporary avenue for the creation of Wayne Salge’s abstracted human and animal figures. Thoroughly modern and distinctly impressionistic, his signature style is recognized by long lines, sharp angles, smooth planes and textured surfaces finished with intricate patinas. Working in wax or clay to create each original, the artist then follows each piece through the foundry process in northeastern Colorado near his home and studio. 

 His strong foundation in the arts includes a lengthy career in graphic design and illustration plus college classes in sculpture, painting and art history along with workshops in bronze casting and stone carving. He is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society and an associate member of the National Sculptors Guild.

 Salge states “My bronze sculptures encompass human and animal forms which I depict in my own abstracted style: a Salge blend of classical and contemporary elements. I utilize lines, shapes and textures to reveal body movement, gesture or stillness. I am not concerned with precise anatomy or plausible function; instead I focus on the expression of attitude or emotion.”

Wayne Salge Artwork

"Lookout"

$16000
33" x 37" x 14"

"Three Bags Full"

$4000
18" x 14" x 6"

"Millicent"

$6000
20" x 17" x 8"

"Pecos"

$10000
38" x 26" x 15"

"Tovar"

$10000
44" x 14" x 9"

"Walk On"

$1600
13" x 6" x 3"

"Marcos"

$4500
12" x 24" x 7"

"Rooster"

$2000
20" x 8" x 4"

"Hen"

$2000
19" x 6" x 4"

"Garfish"

$6000
14" x 41" x 6"

"Walkie-Talkie"

$2600
12" x 9" x 4"

"Finish"

$6000
19" x 25" x 6"

"Camellia"

$6000
26" x 18" x 10"

"Isabella"

$14000
55" x 17" x 11"

"Madrone"

$4200
28" x 13" x 6"

"Alliance"

$8600
25" x 17" x 7"

"Zeke & Zach"

$5000
28" x 9" x 8"

"Emil"

$4500
35" x 8" x 5"

"Sego"

$10000
28" x 23" x 8"

"Savannah"

$9000
29" x 15" x 11"

"Whoo"

$7000
28" x 9" x 8"

"Lantana"

$4000
22" x 20" x 6"

"Together"

$5200
27" x 11" x 8"

"Cimarron II"

$32000
7" x 37" x 18"

"Cut Loose"

$6000
17" x 22" x 7"

"Ghost Riders"

$4000
13" x 13" x 5"

"Edgar"

$6000
23" x 21" x 10"

"Larkspur"

$4400
38" x 15" x 5"

"Giddyap"

$14000
44" x 27" x 10"

"At Ease"

$2800
10" x 8" x 8"

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BIOGRAPHY

Born November 10, 1941 San Antonio, TX

Residence:

San Antonio TX 1941 - 1966

Massachusetts, 1966-67

Viet Nam 1967-68

Washington, D.C. 1968-70

Denver, CO 1970-2000

Johnstown, CO current home and studio

EDUCATION

San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX

La Villita School of Art, San Antonio, TX

Bronze foundry workshop, Denver, CO

Stone sculpture workshop, Golden, CO

PROFESSIONS

Television art director

Army illustrator

Advertising agency art director

Free lance graphic designer and illustrator

Painter (oils and acrylics)

Sculptor (stone and bronze)

ASSOCIATIONS

National Sculpture Society – Elected Member

National Sculptors’ Guild – Fellow

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS

“Antonio” – Steamboat Springs, CO

“Spirit of Reconciliation” – The Conflict Center, Denver, CO

“Cimarron” – Benson Park, Loveland, CO

“Antonio” – Summerville, SC

“Sizzling Sisters” – Little Rock, AR

“Crab Louis” – Whittier, CA

“Sierra” – Little Rock, AR

“Cecil” – Little Rock, AR

“Whoo” – Tampa Bay, FL

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

“Saguaro” – Omni Interlocken Resort – Broomfield, CO

“Gallatin” – Four Seasons Hotel – Denver, CO

“Duo” – The Ritz-Carlton, Batchelor Gulch – Beaver Creek, CO

“Cut Loose” – Steele Street Bank & Trust – Denver, CO

Wayne Salge March 2016

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

North American Sculpture Exhibition at Foothills Art Center • Golden, CO

Sculpture in the Park • Loveland, CO

Two-Person Show at MacLaren Markowitz Gallery • Boulder, CO

Joy of Sculpture, Colorado History Museum • Denver, CO

Sedona Sculpture Walk • Sedona, AZ

Two-Person Show at the Depot • Steamboat Springs, CO

Colorado Governor's Show • Loveland, CO

The Albuquerque Museum Miniatures Show • Albuquerque, NM

Two-Person Show at Phoenix Gallery • Park City, UT

La Quinta Arts Festival • La Quinta, CA

National Sculpture Society 77th Annual Exhibition • Brookgreen Gardens, SC

Sculpture in the South • Summerville, SC

New Bern Sculpture Show • New Bern, NC

Featured Artist at Saks Galleries • Denver, CO

Sculpture at the River Market • Little Rock, AR

American Art Invitational • Denver, CO

National Sculpture Society 80th Annual Exhibition • Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa FL

and Brookgreen Gardens, SC

Sculpture in the Hills • Hill City, SD

Sculpture in the High Desert, • Bend, OR

SculptureWalk • Sioux Falls, SD

Small Works Great Wonders • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum • OKC

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition • Charleston, SC

“All Creatures Great & Small” • Naples Botanical Gardens • Naples, FL

Straz Center for the Performance Arts • Tampa, FL

Sculpture at the River Market • Little Rock, AR

PRINT

Feature Article “The Equine Image” April/May 1999 Issue

Profile “SouthwestArt” July 1999 Issue

Article “InformArt” Summer 2000 Issue

Feature Article “SouthwestArt” April 2002 Issue

Article “Wildlife Art” March/April 2003 Issue

Feature Article “Loveland Reporter-Herald” November, 2005

Article “Savannah Morning News” May 14, 2009

Article “Loveland Reporter-Herald” August 5, 2009

Article “Longmont Times-Call” August 7, 2009

Book “Sculpture of the Rockies” 2009

Profile “SouthwestArt” July 2010 Issue

Article “Colorado Homes & Lifestyles” June. July 2010 Issue

Article “Loveland Reporter-Herald” August, 2010

Article “Denver Magazine” August 2010 – Four Seasons Hotel Collection

Article “SouthwestArt” November 2012

Profile “Sculpture News” National Sculpture Society – July/August 2013

Feature Article “SouthwestArt” July 2015 Issue

Artists of Note “SouthwestArt” December 2015 Issue

Wayne Salge March 2016