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Tammy has always felt a strong bond with animals and aimed to recreate that feeling in art. Drawing on a variety of life experiences and sculpting workshops, Tammy developed her own signature style utilizing different techniques and mediums to create unique pieces representing our interconnectedness with animals and capturing not only their images, but also their spirits.

Tammy enjoys exploring the strengths of each medium she sculpts in – the freedom and spontaneity of raku fired clay, the strength and precision of bronze, the luminosity and intrigue of crystal – and complementing their weaknesses with the strengths of the others.

Tammy's work is found in private, corporate and museum collections in the US, Europe and Japan.

 

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Award and Museum Collection History

2012 American Women Artist’s 15th Annual Show, Award of Merit
2011 Honorable Mention, Horses in Art magazine cover competition
Spring Foal Crop awarded; Fall 2011 issue
2011 Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX
41st Annual 2011 Women Artists of the West national juried exhibition; Award of Merit Bull Rush
2011 8th place in Ex Arte Equinus 4 International Art Show, Abundance
9th place in Ex Arte Equinus 4 International Art Show, The Dun
2010 Office of the Mayor, Longmont, CO, Mayor’s Community Positive Impact Award
Abundance donated to Chino, Japan, Longmont’s Sister City
2010 AKC Museum of the Dog, Springfield, MO
Keeping the Peace donated to Police K-9 collection
2010 Olaf Wieghorst Museum, El Cajon, CA
Three-Dimensional Jury Choice Award, Market Forces
40th Annual Women Artists of the West National Juried Show
2009 Coliseum, Wichita, KS
Best in Show, Little Diva; 1st Place Sculpture and 1st Place Toy Dog Category
Awarded Juror Position for 24th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show in 2010
23rd Annual Juried Art Show at the Dog Show
2009 Saks Gallery, Denver, CO
First Place Three-Dimensional Art awarded by Southwest Art Magazine, Little Diva
First Place Juror’s Choice, Market Forces, Women Artists of the West Juried Show
2002 Celtic Art Show, Denver, CO
First Place Best in Show All Mediums, Shapeshifter, Celtic Art Show
2002 Geese Galore!, Longmont, CO
First Place in “Geese Galore” project, Barley Goddess
People’s Choice, Barley Goddess, Geese Galore! Project Exhibition
2001 Museum of the Mountain Man, Pinedale, WY
Vanishing Breed added to permanent collection
1999 Boulder Creek Festival, Boulder, CO
Best Sculpture Booth, Tammy Bality, Boulder Creek Festival Fine Art Show
1999 Boulder County Fair, Longmont CO
First Place Sculpture, Horse Goddess, People’s Choice Award, Horse Goddess
1997 Denver Expo, Denver CO
First Place Sculpture, Stoneware Horse Vessel, Rocky Mountain Horse Expo
1991 Twin Peaks Mall, Longmont CO
First Place Sculpture, “Horse Trio”, Longmont Artist Guild Spring Show

 

Education

2011 American Academy of Equine Art
Class: “Week with the Equine Masters”, May 9 – 13, 2011; Lexington, KY
2002 Loveland Fine Arts Academy, Loveland, CO
Completed Sculpting Seminar by Sandy Scott
1998 University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Concentration: Ceramics
1994 Loveland Fine Arts Academy, Loveland, CO
Completed Sculpting Seminar by Cammie Lundeen

 

Professional Associations

2011-Present Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Full Member
2010-Present American Academy of Equine Art, Elected Associate Member
2009-2011 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Associate Member
2009-Present Society of Animal Artists, Associate Member
2008-Present National Sculpture Society, Associate Member
2007-2012 Women Artists of the West, Associate Member
2012-Present American Women Artists, Associate Member

 

Publications

2012 Loveland Herald Artist Profile/interview
2011 Horses in Art magazine, feature article “Sculpture Artist Tammy Bality, at Home in Nature’s Realm
2011 Loveland Herald article “Two artists sculpt as one for Loveland sculpture show: In separate states, Tammy Bality and Angela Mia De La Vega work together
2010 Western Art Collector article “Small works and Miniatures Today
2010 Western Art Collector Article “The Art of The Horse Expert John O'Hern explores the history and majestic power of the horse.
2010 Sirius: Newsletter of the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog article “New Acquisitions: Little Diva
2009 Western Art Collector article “Spirits in the Wind Gallery
2009 Sirius: Newsletter of the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog article “New Acquisitions: Keeping The Peace
2005 Studio PMC Magazine; Cover artist featuring Celtic War Pony
2002 Day and Night Entertainment magazine article “A Goddess of Trades: Tammy Bality sculpts her way to first with the Barley Goddess

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Tammy Bality

Tammy combines traditional influences with a variety of mediums and sculpting techniques to create innovative art that gives voice to nature's spirit.

Tammy Bality

A sculptor of animals in traditional and contemporary styles

A little about me

Tammy Bality, A SCULPTOR OF ANIMALS IN TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY STYLES As an only child growing up on the Colorado farm her family originally homesteaded in 1875, Tammy Bality shared a special connection with animals: The horses, calves, dogs, cats, were her friends.Read more About me