About the Artist

About Begee WestBorn in 1967, Gary West Jr., better known as “Begee”, is a self-taught artist. Working as a professional artist since 1998, he has been commissioned for major architectural installations and public sculpture. Working mostly in steel and bronze, he has an extensive background in fabrication and design. Many of his private commissions have encompassed unique and complicated requests.

Born and raised in Oregon, he  has always been an outdoorsman and a hands-on kind of person. He and his family live in a beautiful rural community where they raise chickens, garden and ride horses. His studio is located on their small farm in Lake Creek, Oregon, where he is inspired by the beauty in which they live. While he has completed many private commissions, Begee is currently focused on building a body of work that is available to view and purchase in his online Art Gallery.

Gary “Begee” West Jr.

PO Box 2231
White City, Oregon 97503

Phone: (541) 941-9734
Fax: (541) 830-4962
Email: begee@begeeart.com

Education:

High School graduate 1986
Oregon State University: Sculpture
Linn-Benton Community College: Art, Business
Lane Community College: Art, Business
Southern Oregon State College: Art, Business

Exhibitions:

Olympia, Washington: Outdoor Sculpture and Garden Exhibition                                                                                                   Portland, Oregon: Rose Garden, Sculpture and Garden Show                                                                                                           San Francisco, California: Cow Palace, Sculpture and Garden Show
Salt Lake City, Utah: RMEF
Lake Tahoe, California: Art in the Park
Medford, Oregon: Art in Bloom
Jacksonville, Oregon: Museum Art Show
Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University, Art Museum Exhibition

Public Art:

Providence Hospital Medford, Oregon: The Mission, bronze sculpture
City of Medford, Art in Bloom: Now and Zen, steel sculpture

Private client commissions:

Available upon request