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Linda S. Stewart: Western Bronze Sculpture Artist - Fort Macleod, Alberta


Linda has participated in the Calgary Stampede Art Show since 1981 and has received several "BEST OF SHOW" and "COLLECTORS CHOICE" awards.

ROUNDUP

In the summer of 1999, The Calgary Exhibition & Stampede set out to find a sculptor to create a monument that would add the finishing touches to the new 30 million dollar expansion of their Trade Show & Convention facility known as the Roundup Center. Linda Stewart was chosen and commissioned to create a sculpture that would portray the ranching tradition of Alberta.

The Life-size bronze sculpture depicts a typical Alberta ranching scene. The casting was completed June 5, 2000 by Bronzart Casting of Calgary.The Sculpture is aptly named "ROUNDUP" and it now stands at the front entryway to the Roundup Center.

It was unveiled July 10, 2000 during the Calgary Stampede by artist, Linda Stewart, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister, Herb Grey, Calgary Stampede President, Rob Matthews, and General Manager, Steve Edwards.

MEMORIAL PLAQUE

This memorial "FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS" was unveiled at the Sherwood Park, Alberta RCMP Detachment in 2007.

G8 SUMMIT IN KANANASKIS, CANADA

Linda's sculpture "BEATING THE ODDS" was chosen by the City of Calgary to be presented as gifts at the 2002 Kananaskis G8 Summit. The recipients were the G8 European union,European Commission,United Nations and African Leaders.

STARS

Since 1994 Linda has done Bronze Sculptures for the Annual fund raiser for the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service foundation (STARS) Sponsored by the (PSAC)The Petroleum Services Association Of Canada.

LINDA HAS DONE BRONZE SCULPTURE AWARDS FOR:

  • Alberta Quarter Horse Racing Association
  • Horse Councel of B.C.
  • Primewest Energy Inc.
  • Crowfoot Ford Sales Ltd.
  • Soderglen Ranches
  • Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association
  • Alberta Racing Commission
  • Labatt's Alberta Brewery
  • Stampede Tack Ltd.

THE STEWART COMMEMORATIVE BRONZES

Linda was awarded her first large commission in 1980 after only sculpting for six months. This commission consisted of eight bronze sculptures, four life size busts and four 1/4 life size rodeo event figures for four Canadian Professional Rodeo Cowboys who died when their single-engine Cherokee went down in the mountains of Northern California.

In May of 1979 four Canadian professional rodeo cowboys left the Cloverdale, B.C. rodeo by private plane, heading for a rodeo at Inglewood, California. Aboard the single engine Cherokee was, Calvin Bunney 19, Lee Coleman 20, Brian Claypool 25, and Gary Logan 21.

After a fuel stop at Salem, Oregon, the plane took off but never reached it's destination. A massive search began and the "Cowboys Search Fund" was set up to hold donations to help rent search planes. The search went on all summer to no avail, and finally had to be called off.

Then on September 22, 1979 a hunter stumbled upon the wreckage by accident - the search had finally ended.On the flight south, the cowboys hit turbulent weather over southwestern Oregon and the plane went down in the mountains of Northern California.

It was decided that Bronze Sculptures would be an appropriate was to commemorate the four cowboys and would be a tribute to them and their families.

After viewing a number of artists' work, I was awarded the commission to create life-size busts of each cowboy and one-quarter life size figures of them in their rodeo events.

The eight sculptures were unveiled at the 1981 Canadian Finals Rodeo.