Jay Contway Legacy Art Christmas 2020 update
Dear patrons, family and friends: This past year has been challenging; one never stops learning. I have missed Jay greatly but could not wish him back to have lived through the confinement caused by Covid 19. As his legacy keeper, I have placed many of his belongings in the Phillips County Museum in Malta, Montana and have added to the […]
Jay Contway Legacy Art
Dear patrons, family and friends: Long before my husband, Jay Contway, reached the last chapter of his life we discussed the legacy he was leaving to the world of western art. Jay was truly grateful for his talent and his life. He loved the west and the cowboy life. He moved with complete ease between two cultures, the […]
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.
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.
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 […]
A good sculptor understands that he must know what goes beneath as well as what goes above to create a true piece of work. Years ago, Jay decided that he needed a longhorn skull to use for reference in his work. He contacted Jim Turner, a long-time Montana rancher and cattle breeder from Hobson, Montana, […]
This year, please help us support the Phillips County Museum and Historical Society. Just invest in the new Jay Contway bronze – Grandfather’s Wisdom and $325 of the proceeds will go to The Jay and Lynn Contway Scholarship Fund for the benefit of the Phillips County Museum and Historical Society. The story behind Jay Contway’s new bronze, There is […]