National award-winning artist Chris Navarro from Casper, Wyoming, and owner of Navarro Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Sedona, Arizona. Chris has been sculpting professionally since 1986. He is best known for his more than 34 monumental bronze sculptures placed throughout the country and his work in 11 museum collections. Monumental sculptures include Champion Lane Frost at Cheyenne Frontier Days, life-size T. Rex for the Tate Museum in Casper, WY, a sixteen-foot-tall bronze of the famous bucking horse Steamboat for the University of Wyoming, and The Messenger, for the Alamo sculpture trail in San Antonio, Texas. He was chosen to be the Honorary Artist for the 2015 Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, WY, he is the recipient of the 2015 Wyoming “Governor’s Art Award” and was honored as the 2018 Distinguished Alumni for Casper College. The author of 4 books CHASING THE WIND, EMBRACE THE STRUGGLE, DARE TO DREAM BIG and THE ART OF RODEO.
Navarro, a former bull and bronc rider, still competes in team roping. His bronze sculpture trophies will be presented to the Champion Bull and Bareback Bronc Rider at the Calgary Stampede Rodeo thru 2022. Chris says “Family, horses, rodeo and art have been the driving passions of his life. I love what I do for a living and hope others can see that through the work I have created.”