A Hundred Year Heritage - Colorado Farm Bureau

CFB Centennial Commemorative Bronze

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A Hundred Year Heritage
This grandfather, though wrinkled with memories of hard times, desires to pass on the remembrance of good things to those who will value them according to their worth. His feet are grounded on reality and his thousand-mile gaze takes in the past as well as the view in front of him. He holds his granddaughter, and gestures toward the land and opportunities ahead. She watches his face, taking from it the hope and the possibilities of the future. He supports his grandson, who leans on him and looks forward with clear eyes, listening to the experience of the past with hands free; ready, growing and strong. The dog nestles close, willing and responsive to those who care for him. The stump and vegetation hint at nature and technology, as man shapes, cultivates, and harvests.
Artist Biography
Sarah grew up along the Front Range, with ranchers for neighbors and experience with a variety of livestock through 4-H. She became a member of the Douglas County Farm Bureau for years, where her dad served as county president for many years and District 6 Representative in 2015-16. She has studied art in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming, with prominent artist John Coleman for sculpting, and painters Jay Moore, Jim Norton, Daniel Sprick, Sandra Kaplan, and Anthony J. Ryder, each of whom deepened her understanding of oil painting, color, and composition. She also worked as a wax chaser for an art foundry in Denver to gain first hand experience of the lost wax process. In 2013 she was honored at the Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale with the Joe Beeler CA Foundation Award, which recognizes an artist who exemplifies quality work and spirit of the West. The prominent magazine Western Art Collector honored Sarah in 2015 with an award for her body of work, and she was a finalist in the 2015 International ARC Salon, a competition of contemporary realist artists. She won the American Academy of Equine Art's Award of Excellence in the spring of 2017.
Artist Biography
Sarah grew up along the Front Range, with ranchers for neighbors and experience with a variety of livestock through 4-H. She became a member of the Douglas County Farm Bureau for years, where her dad served as county president for many years and District 6 Representative in 2015-16. She has studied art in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming, with prominent artist John Coleman for sculpting, and painters Jay Moore, Jim Norton, Daniel Sprick, Sandra Kaplan, and Anthony J. Ryder, each of whom deepened her understanding of oil painting, color, and composition. She also worked as a wax chaser for an art foundry in Denver to gain first hand experience of the lost wax process. In 2013 she was honored at the Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale with the Joe Beeler CA Foundation Award, which recognizes an artist who exemplifies quality work and spirit of the West. The prominent magazine Western Art Collector honored Sarah in 2015 with an award for her body of work, and she was a finalist in the 2015 International ARC Salon, a competition of contemporary realist artists. She won the American Academy of Equine Art's Award of Excellence in the spring of 2017.

Celebrating 100 Years

To honor CFB’s history and celebrate the 100th year, artist and fellow Farm Bureau member Sarah Phippen created a commemorative bronze named “A Hundred Year Heritage.” CFB  will be selling the bronze over the next year to anyone interested in purchasing. The limited edition bronze (only 100 available) will be sold for $945 to Farm Bureau members until Feb. 14. An open edition resin will also be sold for a price of $450. In a note from the artist, Sarah describes the piece as follows: “The grandfather, though wrinkled with memories of hard times, desires to pass on the remembrance of good things to  those who will value them according to their worth. His feet are grounded on reality and his thousand-mile gaze takes in the past as well as the view in front of him. He holds his granddaughter, and gestures toward the land and opportunities ahead.” To order your bronze or learn more about the piece, contact the office at 303-749-7500.