After nearly 45 years of creating one-of-a-kind monuments, prints, and bronzes, Studio West Bronze Foundry & Art Gallery has been featured in the news numerous times. You have the chance to see these amazing works by visiting us in person — call to request a free tour today!
The Nellie McClung Foundation Monument
Don and Shirley Begg, along with their highly trained technicians, have cast and finished more than 180 public statues for international artists, including the Nellie McClung Foundation monument. Read more about the foundry.
Commemorating the Vimy Ridge Anniversary
With Remembrance Day a month away, it’s shaping up to be especially significant for one Calgary-area family this year. Here’s Gil Tucker on how they’re paying tribute to the fallen, with a project that hits close to home. Watch the video online.
Sculpting the “Acres of Dreams”
The Fort Saskatchewan Record sat down with Don Begg of Studio West ahead of the unveiling of his Acres of Dreams sculpture, which is part of Canada 150 celebrations. Read the article to find out more about what inspired him to this piece.
Wayne Gretsky’s “Facelift”
The Canadian Press recently interviewed Studio West founder Don Begg about his part in creating and giving a “facelift” to the statue of Wayne Gretzky that has stood at Rexall Place for 27 years but is now being moved to a new arena. Read the article online to learn more about the statue’s history.
Commemorating Canadian History
The dynamic team of Don Begg and his wife Shirley Stephens-Begg has been shortlisted for the competition to create a tributary statue to the Stanley Cup. The Calgary Herald got the details about the competition and how the owners of Studio West have impacted Canada from Tuktoyaktuk to Ottawa. Read the article online to get the details.
Leaving behind Monuments
CBC recently profiled Studio West founder Don Begg, highlighting his years of experience and his creation of more than 85 public monuments across North America. Read the article online to learn more about Don’s art and to see more examples of his work.
Don Begg’s “Sitting Eagle” statue of John Hunter has been mentioned as one of the top things to see when visiting Calgary by TripAdvisor®.
Our Recent Unveiling in Manitoba
CTV News Calgary
The unveiling of Studio West Bronze Foundry & Art Gallery’s work, “Nuns and Nightingales,” was featured on CTV News in Calgary on September 25th, 2011.
Don Begg Studio West has been featured in our hometown newspaper many times. Click a link below to read an article:
Chinook Country Historical Society
Read this wonderful write-up from the Chinook Country Historical Society,- entitled “Paying Tribute to Nuns and Nightingales” (PDF).
We have been revealed as finalists for the first Made in Alberta Awards on the Made in Alberta Awards website and on social media. Here is a direct link to the finalist page.
Voting is only a temporary event to August 1
Here is the direct link to the readers' choice voting page.
Also a wonderful article was written about us in the local paper. Take a look!
Darcy Haugan Memorial
On April 6th 2018, tragedy struck the small town of Humboldt, SK when a collision claimed the lives of 16 members of the Broncos junior hockey team. Among the deceased was 42 year old Darcy Haugan, the dedicated coach at the helm of the Humboldt Broncos.
Studio West is honoured to have been part of the effort to commemorate the life of Coach Haugan by casting the statue now erected in his hometown of Peace River, AB.
You can read more about the memorial statue in these articles from the Globe And Mail and from the Edmonton Journal.