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Bobbie Carlyle

Loveland, CO, United States

The essence of Bobbie Carlyle’s sculpture is “bold strength” and “provocative intelligence.” She has forged a highly- respected career over three decades by creating compelling sculptures in bronze that are imaginative and exude vitality in their subjects which range from dynamic and historic figures to western sculpture and wildlife. These sculptures are the icons of heroes to our world and to us as individuals and seek to capture not only the historical background but the soul and essence of the figure. The sculptures go beyond the immediate interpretation into the psychological aspects of self-realization, worth, and growth by using a traditional presentation with a twist. Bobbie received her Fine Arts Degree from Brigham Young University and has gained influence for her work from Michaelangelo, Solon, and Gutzon Borglum, Rodin, Daniel Chester French, and Leonardo Bistolfi. Further, her own life’s struggles with its hard-won insights, as well as her seven children, have been inspirational to many of her works. She has studied under many of the notable artists of today, including Angelo Frudakais and Albert Wein. Her works are internationally renowned and collected with over 200 public and private commissions and installations. Her works are installed in countries around the globe. Bobbie Carlyle has been a professional figurative bronze sculptor for over 25 years with experience spanning nearly 40 years. Her career started with a natural affinity for art, which she has continued to develop. Her greatest creative enjoyment comes from exploring the subject and coming up with the entity that fully symbolizes it. She has developed much sculpture for private and corporate clients, as well as creating fully integrated artistic site design. She earned a Fine Art degree from Brigham Young University and has studied under many of the notable artists of today including Angelo Frudakais and Albert Wein. She became significantly well known for her piece Self Made Man, which continues to strike a chord with people. By utilizing her Colorado network of world-class sculpture foundaries, she is fully capable of providing site-specific sculptures while personally maintaining quality control over the entire process, thus ensuring artwork that will last a lifetime. This network has been the backbone of her studio for some time. They work well as a team and, together, have completed all the work in her portfolio. Bobbie and her team of knowledgeable and skilled professionals are more than capable of completing any sculpture proposal. SELECT PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS Wyoming Transportation Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 6 ft. 8 in. ‘Hard To Leave’ Los Angeles Unified School District, Robert Kennedy High School, monumental ‘Seaswept’ Manchester Financial Group, San Diego, California, monumental ‘Sunriser’, monumental ‘Self Made Man’, monumental ‘Twilight’, life size ‘St. Francis’, life size ‘St. Elizabeth’, 7 commissioned lifesize portrait sculptures Town of Fountain Hills, Arizona, 8 ft. ‘Self Made Man’ City of Grand Junction, Colorado, ‘Diadems’, ‘Hannah’, ‘Sunriser’, ‘Stretch The Limits’, ‘Self Made Man’ City of Cheyenne, Wyoming, monumental ‘For Love of the Game’, ‘Duster’, ‘Priority Mail’, ‘Hard To Leave’ City of Batavia, Illinois, ‘Self Made Man’ Town of Parker, Colorado, ‘Self Made Man’ University of North Carolina, Charlotte, monumental 14 ft. ‘Self Made Man’ Purdue University, Columbus, Indiana, ‘Self Made Man’ University of St. Louis Lay Center, Louisiana, Missouri, 14ft. ‘Self Made Man’ Double Angel Foundation, Parker, Colorado, heroic ‘For Love of the Game’ Rosecrans Airport, St. Joseph, Missouri, 7 ft. ‘Aviator’ Douglas County Commissioner’s Office, Castle Rock, Colorado, ‘Duster’ and ‘Navajo Maid’ Douglas County Justice Center, Castle Rock, Colorado, ‘County Commissioner Bas Relief’ Fox Run Development, Greeley, Colorado, ‘Self Made Man’, ‘Hard To Leave’, ‘Ariel’ Extended Stay America Corporate Office, Spartanburg, South Carolina, monumental ‘Self Made Man’ Leaders Magazine Conference Center, New York, ‘Day’s Catch’ Douglas County Library, Parker, Colorado, ‘Puppy Dog Tales’ Ponderosa High School, Parker, Colorado, ‘Mustang Relief’ Thornton School District, Thornton, Colorado, 4 in. x 6 in. ‘Children’s Relief’ Park Central Developments, Orlando, Florida, fabricated ‘Reeds’ fabricated fountain Western Bank, Puerto Rico, monumental ‘Self Made Man’ City Center, Managua, Nicaragua, monumental 14 ft. ‘Self Made Man’ Oakmont Public Library, Oakmont, Pennsylvania, life size ‘Puppy Dog Tales’ bench Robert Muir Developers, Mall, Village of Blaine, Minnesota, monumental 14 ft. ‘Self Made Man’ Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Fairview, Pennsylvania, monumental ‘Sunriser’ Sweetwater Public Library, Green River, Wyoming, ‘Puppy Dog Tales’ Laramie, Wyoming, ‘Puppy Dog Tales’ bench City of Green River, Wyoming, ‘Sunriser’ Sioux Falls, South Dakota Regional Airport, 7 ft. ‘Aviator’ Pueblo City-County Library, Pueblo, Colorado, ‘Puppy Dog Tales’ bench Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana, ‘Self Made Man’ SELECT PRIVATE AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS Norwoods Developers, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 9 ft. ‘Twilight’ IBP Corporation, North Dakota, ‘Self Made Man’ California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, ‘Kindred Spirits’ Raisbeck Aeronautical Engineering, Seattle, Washington, ‘Stretch the Limits’, 7 ft. ‘Aviator’, 14 ft. ‘Self Made Man’ Whitetail Club & Resort, McCall, Idaho, monumental ‘Hunter’ Williams Family Collection, Queensland, New Zealand, (2) 14 ft. Self Made Man, 8 ft. Self Made Man Safecard, Inc., Cheyenne, Wyoming, ‘Pace the Wind’ Toussie Family Collection, New York, New York, ‘Stretch the Limits’, ‘Sunriser’, ‘Self Made Man’, ‘Puppy Dog Tales’, ‘Jennifer’, ‘Ariel’, ‘Lorelei’, ‘Upper Limits’, ‘Elaine’, ‘Self Made Woman’ and others Powell Family Chapel, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, ‘St. Francis’ Amberex Corporation, Dallas, Texas, ’Pace the Wind’ Blettner Developers, Office Park, Madison, Wisconsin, 9 ft. 5 in. ‘Self Made Man’ Cemetery Installations ’Fawn’, ’Self Made Man’ AT&T Corporate Executive, Seoul, Korea, ’Self Made Man’ Private Sculpture Garden, Denver, Colorado, ‘Self Made Man’ Private Sculpture Garden, Mexico, ‘Ladyhawk’ and ‘Self Made Man’ Senator Alan Simpson, Wyoming, ‘Grandpa’s Hat’ Dixie Family Collection, various watercolors, ‘Self Made Man’, ’For Love of the Game’ Lifetime Fitness, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Tempe, Arizona, ‘Self Made Man’, 8 ft. ‘Sunriser’ Walters Development, Kauai, Hawaii, ’Self Made Man’, ’Puppy Dog Tales’ U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 9 ft. 5 in. ’Self Made Man’ LJD Enterprises, Inc., Boulder, Colorado, 8 ft. ’Self Made Man’ St. Francis of Assisi Hospital, Nebraska, ‘St. Francis’ Senior Care Center, Australia, ‘St. Francis’ Texas, 9 ft. ‘Self Made Man’, Life size ‘I Am’, ‘Thomas Jefferson’, Lifesize ‘Self Made Woman’ Kaiser Permanente Art Collection, Fort Collins, Colorado, ‘Benjamin Banneker’ maquette Simple Green Corporation, Aspen, Colorado and Huntington Beach, California, 9 ft. ‘Nature’s Keeper’, 9 ft. ‘ Momma Bear and Cubs’, 7 ft. 5 in. ‘Pine Cones’, ‘Sancho’ - 5 ft. 4 in. dog Hardy Family Art Collection, Nemocolin Woodlands Resort, Pennsylvania, 8 ft. ‘Sunriser’ Private Chapel, Montreal, Canada, 6 ft. 5 in. ‘St. Francis’ St. Francis of Assisi Retreat, Illinois, 6 ft. 5 in. ‘St. Francis’ INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP SHOWS National Sculpture Society, Allied Artists of America Award, New York City, NY Art on the Corner, Grand Junction, CO Art on the Street, Pueblo, CO Battle Mountain, Vail and Minturn, CO Beverly Hills Art League, Beverly Hills, CA Brigham Young University, Provo, UT Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC City of Palm Desert, Palm Desert, CA Danada Sculpture Show, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL El Prado Gallery, Sedona, AZ La Quinta Sculpture Garden, La Quinta, CA Lincoln Center for the Arts, Fort Collins, CO Loveland Sculpture Invitational, Loveland, CO LDS International Art Exhibition, Salt Lake City, UT Loveland Sculpture Show, Loveland, CO National Sculpture Society, New York City, NY North American Sculpture Exhibition, Golden, CO Parade of Homes, Denver, CO Rotary Art Show, Loveland, CO Saks Gallery, Denver, CO Sculpture In The Park, Loveland, CO Sculpture Walk, Sioux Falls, SD; Mason City, IA; Eau Claire, MN; Mankato, MN Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, CO Western Academy of Women’s Art, Scottsdale, AZ Western Spirit Art Show, Cheyenne, WY MUSEUM SHOWS Indianapolis Art Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana Frontier Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming (eight shows) Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody, Wyoming Oscar Howe Museum, Mitchell, South Dakota (three shows) EXHIBITING GALLERIES Deselms Fine Art, Cheyenne, Wyoming Exposures Fine Art, Sedona, Arizona Knox Galleries, Beaver Creek, Colorado; Harbor Springs, Michigan Quent Cordair, Napa, California Eye Of The Day, Carpenteria, California SCULPTOR OF RECORD Washington, D.C. Benjamin Banneker Memorial

Bobbie's ArtPrize Entries

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