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 By Jerry McKellar

Working The Line

Presented to the City of Spokane Valley by the Spokane Valley Arts Council August 14, 2009.

The original idea for "Working The Line" came from a John Clymer painting. The sculpture depicts a trapper with beaver pelts and all his accoutrements, such as beaver traps, stretched hides, "possibles" bag, medicine bag, powder horn, etc. In 2003 the maquette of this sculpture received the Western Art Association Purchase Award to place one of the original 30" high sculptures in the permanent collection of the Clymer Museum in Ellensburg, Washington. Sculptures in the monument edition have been purchased for the permanent art collections of the following cities: Pinedale, WY ( 2007); Spokane Valley, WA (2009)

2426 N Discovery Place

CenterPlace Regional Event Ctr

Spokane Valley, WA 99216


Jerry and his wife, Gayle, have resided in Colville, WA since 1971 after obtaining his dental degree from the University of Washington and serving two years in the army. In 1994 he retired from dentistry in order to devote more time to his art career. His sculptures are noted for strong composition, power and movement, range in size from miniature to monumental, and reside in the permanent collections of museums, corporations, and communities. He has won many awards in juried art shows, including seven at the CM Russell show in Great Falls, MT and seven at the Western Art show in Ellensburg, WA. To view a 2015 public TV special on his art, go to the top of the "home" page, and "click" on "media".

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