Participating Artists

Rick Jackson

Sculpture, Southwest

Biography / Artist Statement

Rick Jackson began sculpting in 1980 as a hobby. Jackson considers himself self-taught, but he has attended numerous workshops and has spent most of the thirty-four years of his art career studying anatomy in relation to the movement of the horse. Jackson has won awards in such shows as the Classic Art Show in Albuquerque, the George Phippin Art Show in Prescott, the Western Regional Art Show in Cheyenne, and the WCRS Art Show and sale in Amarillo. He was awarded best of show at the Trappings of Texas Show in Alpine, Texas, and was recently selected for the Steel Dust Award at the American Quarter Horse Museum’s “The Horse in Art Show,” in Amarillo, Texas. Some of his commissions include The Texas Cattle Feeders Association, Cutter Animal Health, Bayer Corporation, and St. Anthony’s Hospital. Public sculpture is displayed at Southwestern Adventist College in Keene, Texas, at the Cultural Affairs Center, Hendrick Medical Center in Abeline, Benson Park in Loveland, CO, Lovers Lane Methodist Church in Dallas, the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, and Jacksboro High School in Jacksboro, Texas. He has recently completed a commission for Clark Gardens in Mineral Wells which consists of eight life-size figures. Jackson says that he has been fortunate to have won awards and received commissions, but the people he has met and who have become friends with along the way mean more to him than anything.