52nd National Catalog


Have you ever heard or seen the ‘“booming grounds” of the prairie chicken? Well that may be a sight and sound of the past...lost forever...due to declining numbers. My desire to sculpt this bird, Tallgrass Challenger and another, Ruffled Feathers, and portray them and their struggles for survival, and the mating ritual vying for the “lek” territory, is conveyed through my strong, dynamic detail-rich tabletop sculpture. Bringing awareness to this declining breed led me to visit the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center near Bartlesville, Oklahoma where I got a closeup look and better understanding of these birds.

20” x 9” x13” — Bronze $4,595

BURNETA VENOSDEL • WAOW Master • OK • www.eaglechiefstudios.com Burneta, a national award-winning bronze sculptor and pastel artist, is current President of WAOW, a signature member of American Plains Artists, Signature of American Women Artists and member of Ozark Pastel Society, Arkansas Pastel Society, and Oklahoma Pastel Society. She was a Western Art Academy Scholarship Program (Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art Scholarship Program) Instructor at Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas. Burneta was born and raised in northwestern Oklahoma, a fourth generation descendant of Oklahoma Land Run.


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