• ABOUT CHRIS NAVARRO

Chris Navarro Bio

A former bull and bronc rider, National Award-Winning Chris Navarro has been sculpting professionally since 1986. He is best known for his large monumental bronze sculptures of Wildlife, Native American, Western, and Inspirational subjects and his bronze collection is shown in over a dozen museums. Navarro has over 34 bronze monumental sculptures placed throughout the country, including the memorial of world champion bull rider, Lane Frost which is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Family, horses, rodeo and art have been the driving passions of his life. At the age of 23, Navarro had a strong desire and dream that drove him to gather the necessary books and art supplies needed in order to educate himself on how to sculpt. After years of trials and errors, Navarro has become a world-renowned professional artist receiving many awards of recognition and is commissioned throughout the country. He hopes to inspire others through his artwork and life story that led him to find his passion and make his dream a reality. He now makes a living doing what he loves and believes everyone can have the same.

Navarro lives in Casper, Wyoming and Sedona, AZ with his wife, Lynne. Navarro is the author of 3 books, Chasing the Wind, Embrace the Struggle and his newest book, “Dare to Dream Big” which all include beautiful photos of his artwork. His art gallery is located in the Tlaquepaque Art Plaza in Sedona, AZ – Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden. Navarro is also an inspirational speaker known for his positive philosophy on life, engaging personality and motivational talks.

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About Navarro Gallery

Navarro Gallery represents over 20 artists in a variety of mediums and styles. You will enjoy a unique collection of the finest art available by today’s top award-winning artists beginning with the phenomenal bronze sculptures by owner/artist Chris Navarro. All of the gallery artists will work with clients on special commissions. Please call for details 928-204-1144.
We are open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

Stop by and visit the most exciting gallery in Sedona and experience the beauty of art and feel your spirit soar.

Finding Us
We are located in the Patio de las Rosas section of the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village at 336 Highway 179, Sedona, Arizona.

Commissions

As a national award-winning artist, Chris Navarro is always looking to do challenging commissions where he is inspired and excited by the subject matter so that he can give the best that is within him.  He is commissioned throughout the country and has sculpted over 32 monumental bronze sculptures.  His specialties are wildlife, Native American, inspirational, rodeo and western art subjects. He welcomes public art and private commissions for site specific sculptures.

Among some of his monumental sculptures, Navarro is well known for his stunning commissioned pieces of “Champion Lane Frost” – world champion bull rider, a life size “T Rex” for the Tate Museum in Casper Wyoming and a 16-foot tall bronze of the famous bucking horse, “Steamboat” for the University of Wyoming.

The creation of monuments is extremely time consuming and labor intensive, requiring an initial design, creating a clay model, then casting it in bronze through the “lost wax” method.  Navarro brings inspiration and detail to each of his art pieces

If you have an interesting idea that you would like to have made into a bronze sculpture, please contact Chris Navarro through the Navarro Gallery or directly at 307-234-5547.

CHRIS NAVARRO

5231 Squaw Creek Rd. Casper WY 82604
Websites www.chrisnavarro.com www.cnavarroart.com
Email chrisnavarrostudio@gmail.com

MONUMENTAL & LIFE SIZE COMMISSIONED
BRONZE SCULPTURES

  • 10TH MOUNTAIN – 14’ World War II ski trooper- Aspen, CO 1997
  • 20% CHANCE OF FLURRIES – 15’ rancher horseback with calf bronze- Ft. Collins, CO and Casper WY 2005
  • DARE TO DREAM BIG – 6.5 ‘cat looking in mirror seeing a lion – Boys & Girls Club Casper, WY 2018
  • AUTUMNS CHALLENGE-9’ bull elk bronze – Vail CO 2008
  • BEST FRIENDS 4’ boy with dog on bench bronze -Casper, WY 1997
  • BOLT FROM THE BLUE- 6’ falcon bronze – Air Force Academy, CO 2015
  • BUFFALO SOLDIER- 10’ cavalry soldier bronze – Cheyenne, WY 2007
  • CAT PLAY -2’ cat bronze- Denver, CO 2001
  • CHAMPION LANE FROST – 15’ bull rider bronze- Cheyenne, WY 1993
  •  CLIMB AS HIGH AS YOUR DREAMS- 9’ rock climber bronze – Mesa, AZ 2006
  • COLUMBIAN MAMMOTH – 20’ Columbian mammoth bronze- Worland WY 2010
  • COWBOY TOUGH- 5’cowboy on bucking horse bronze – University of Wyoming- Laramie, WY 2004
  • EAGLE AGAINST THE SUN -10’ bronze and stainless-steel eagle- Casper, WY 1994
  • EDITORIAL WITHOUT WORDS- 7 ’Shriner with child bronze- Evansville, IN 2003
  • ESSENCE OF REX -13.5’ tyrannosaurus rex bronze -Casper, Wyoming 2014
  • FAMILY TIES 3.5’ boy with girl bronze-Casper WY 2003
  • FOUNTAIN OF HOPE- 9’ fountain with doves’ bronze & stainless steel – Sedona, AZ 2001
  • MUSTANG PRIDE- 12’ wild horse bronze – Casper, WY 2003
  • PRIDE OF THE ROCKIES- 6’ 9” big horn ram bronze- Tulsa, OK 2009 Glenrock WY 2014
  • PRINCE OF THE FOREST-64’’ whitetail buck bronze-Scottsdale, AZ 2001
  • RUFF & TUFF 3.5’ bronze grizzly cubs Casper, WY
  • SACRED HEART OF JESUS – 17’ Jesus bronze Casper, WY 2017
  • SAINT ANTHONY’S JOY – 8’ St Antony bronze Casper, WY 2011
  • SALMON DREAMS- 32’’two life-size grizzly bears bronze – Jackson, WY 2006
  • SO THAT’S A DUCK -2’ Labrador retriever puppies’ bronze –Denver, CO 2001
  • SPIRIT OF THE THUNDERBIRD- 15’ eagle dancer bronze- Casper, WY 1995
  • THE BIG BULL- 9’ bugling bull elk bronze- Vail, CO 1992
  • THE JOY OF LIFE-   9’ mare and colt bronze – Scottsdale, AZ and Casper WY 2007
  • THE MESSENGER – 12.5’ soldier horseback -Alamo Sculpture Trail San Antonio, TX 2018
  • THE RING OF PEACE- 19’ bell with doves’ bronze & stainless steel – Casper, WY 2004
  • TREE OF LIFE- 9’ doves and tree bronze Casper, WY 2005
  • WHEN CHAMPIONS MEET- 15’ Saddle bronc rider – Greeley, CO 1997
  • WILD SONG -8’ coyote bronze- Cal State San Bernardino, CA 2016
  • WYOMING COWBOY 16’cowboy on bucking horse University of Wyoming Laramie, WY 2014

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

  • Booth Western Art Museum- Cartersville, Georgia
  • Briscoe Art Museum – San Antonio TX
  • Buffalo Bill Center of the West – Cody, WY
  • Bull Riding Hall of Fame -Fort Worth TX
  • Idaho Wildlife Museum – Coeur d’Alene, ID
  • National Cowboy Hall of Fame –Oklahoma City, Ok
  • Old West Museum- Cheyenne, WY
  • Pioneer Museum- Douglas, WY
  • Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame – Colorado Springs, CO
  • Tate Museum – Casper, WY
  • Tellus Science Museum – Cartersville, GA
  • Washakie Museum- Worland; WY

EXHIBITS AND AWARDS

  • MESA SCULPTURE IN THE STREETS – MESA, AZ – purchase award 2006
  •  ART ON THE GREEN – GREEN RIVER, WY – Purchase award 2006 -2008
  • JACKSON HOLE ARTS FESTIVAL – JACKSON, WY – quick draw 2003-2018
  • BUFFALO BILL ART SHOW AND SALE – CODY, WY – invitational 1991-20018
  • PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD 2008, 2011, 2013 QUICK DRAW
  • CALGARY STAMPEDE ART SHOW – CALGARY ALBERTA – invitational 2012-2013
  • BEST OF SHOW NEW ARTIST 2012 – Bronze Trophy Competition winner – 2012,2017
  • BUFFALO BILL ART SHOW AND SALE – 2015 Honorary Artist – CODY, WY
  • WYOMING ARTS COUNCIL GOVENORS ART AWARD – CHEYENNE, WY 2016
  • DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD CASPER COLLEGE CASPER, WY – 2018
  • 2018 ARTPRIZE 10 Top 20 FINALIST PEOPLE’S CHOICE- GRAND RAPIDS, MI

INFORMATION

  • EMAIL

    chrisnavarrostudio@gmail.com
    navarrogallery@gmail.com

  • PHONE

    (928) 204-1144
    (307) 259-7305 After hours.

  • ADDRESS

    Navarro Gallery
    Tlaquepaque Suite D103,
    336 SR 179
    Sedona, Az 86336

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