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Meet Jay Contway
Jay Contway was a world-famous American Western Sculptor who’s life was his art and his art was his life. Much of his artwork shows what he has experienced first hand. Click on The Artist button below to learn more.
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Jay was a native Montana artist who raised working Quarter Horses. He spent time on the rodeo circuit and his knowledge and respect for the working cowboy shows clearly in his art. Appreciation for the history, his own native ancestry, and the people and animals of the west he loved is illustrated in his work. Click on The Work button below to learn more.
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A Face in the Crowd
For 27 years Jay chose a Face in the Crowd at the Calgary Stampede and turned that unique face into a bronze sculpture. The sculptures were sold at auction and the proceeds supported the Youth Scholarship fund for art. Jay kept track of many of his models but lost a few over the years. He […]
In loving memory of Jay Contway
Jay Joseph Contway was born February 13, 1935 in Malta, Montana and passed away November 21, 2019 in Great Falls, Montana. He was divinely blessed with a God-given talent for western art.
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Montana’s Cowboy Hall of Fame – 2019 Saddle of Honor Award
On Friday, September 6th, 2019 Jay & Lynn Contway and 164 of their closest friends and family gathered at the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana to celebrate Jay being honored with the 2019 Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Saddle of Honor Award.