This past year has been challenging; one never stops learning. I have missed Jay greatly but could not wish him back to have lived through the confinement caused by Covid 19. As his legacy keeper, I have placed many of his belongings in the Phillips County Museum in Malta, Montana and have added to the collection held by the C.M Russell Museum in Great Falls. I still have much to do in telling the Jay Contway story.
Jay always said, "No matter how tight things get, never stop casting bronze", and so it continues. One of the foundries we use is closing so I have moved molds to storage and to the North West Art Casting Foundry in Bozeman. Scott Billis and his crew have worked for Jay for years so they are well suited to produce bronze from his own molds. I continue to cast his sculpture and am blessed that it continues to sell.
Everything you see on the website www.jaycontway.com, under the heading WORK, is available to be cast. For Christmas sales I have placed cast work in two galleries, Broadwater Tack in Townsend and the Brighten Up Shop in Great Falls. I also have work in my own storage. If you are thinking of a Jay Contway Bronze as a Christmas gift, all pieces to be shipped must be ordered by November 30.
Please call me for information about which Jay Contway Bronze pieces are available at this time.
Peace and best wishes for the holiday season. May 2021 be kinder to us all.
P.O. Box 215, Great Falls, MT 59403
Legacy Keeper – Lynn Contway (406) 868-8684