Ott Jones


Ott Jones, a professional sculptor for 35 years, has created a diverse collection of wildlife and sporting sculpture. His pieces are known for their strong compositions and subtly colored patinas. Growing up in Spokane, Washington, he has been a wildlife enthusiast and avid outdoorsman since he was a young boy. After attending Washington State University on a tennis scholarship and graduating, he went to Alaska and worked as a fishing guide for three summers and a welders helper in Prudhoe Bay. It was during this period he realized that sculpting was his passion.
Widely collected, Ott is in prominent private and corporate collections around the world. He was recently honored in having Queen Elizabeth acquire his sculpture, Birth of the Labrador. He has participated in numerous juried shows and museum exhibitions throughout the country including Allied Artists of America, National Sculpture Society, SEWE, Society of Animal Artists and Western Visions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming.
Over his career, Ott has placed dozens of life-size and monumental sculptures. Perhaps two of his most notable pieces are a fly fisherman and Labrador at Bozeman/Yellowstone Airport and mountain man monument, Jim Bridger, at Bozeman’s Chamber of Commerce. In 2020, he was honored in winning the Gilbert and Marion Roller Sculpture Award at the Allied Artists of America in New York City for his blue heron monument, Queen of the Waterway.
In creating sculpture, he strives to capture the beauty of his subject’s form and essence of their personality while incorporating these qualities into a pleasing design. Through a lifetime of observing ani, it has provided him with firsthand knowledge of living creatures. Ott, his wife Joan of 34 years and their four children make their home in Bozeman, Montana. “I’m so fortunate to call Montana my home. It’s such a great place to raise a family and workas a sculptor”. The abundant wildlife, wilderness and resources, provides me with endless ideas and inspiration”.
BIG SKY JOURNAL, (Fly Fishing Issue 2016), “A Story In Clay”
ELEVATION LIVING, (May 2020), “The Cliffs Valley Insight Series”
SANDPOINT MAGAZINE, (Summer 2021), “Turning A Passion Into A Fulfilling Career”
SHOOTING SPORTSMAN, (Dec. 2016), “ UK’s Kennel Club Art Gallery” (Queen’s collection)

Coeur d’Alene Gallery (Coeur d’Alene, ID)
Legacy Gallery (Scottsdale, AZ)
Montana Trails Gallery (Bozeman, MT)
Mountain Trails Gallery (Jackson, WY)
Paderewski Fine Art (Beaver Creek, CO)
Reinert Fine Art (Charleston, SC)

Allied Artists of America (Salmagundi Club – New York City)
Art In The West Show (High Desert Museum – Bend, OR)
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Exhibition (Birmingham, AL)
Brays Island Outdoor/Shooting Exposition (Beaufort, SC)
Brinton 101 Show (The Brinton Museum – Big Horn, WY)
C. M. Russell Art Show & Auction (C. M. Russell Museum – Great Falls, MT)
Indian Wells Arts Festival (Indian Wells, CA)
International Trout Congress (Bozeman, MT)
Legacy Gallery Small Works Show (Scottsdale, AZ)
Marcus Daly Hospital Foundation Art Show (Hamilton, MT)
Miniatures By The Lake (Coeur d’Alene Gallery – Coeur d’Alene, ID)
National Sculpture Society (Brookgreen Gardens – Murrells Inlet, SC)
Nature Works (Oklahoma City, OK)
Out West Art Show (Great Falls, MT)
Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival (Thomasville, GA)
Safari Club International (Las Vegas & Reno, NV)
Society of Animal Artists (Bennington, VT)
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (Charleston, SC)
The Cliffs Communities Insight Series Presentations (South Carolina)
United Kingdom Kennel Club Art Gallery (London, England)
Ward Foundation (Salisbury, MD)
Waterfowl Festival (Easton, MD)
Western Visions (National Museum of Wildlife Art – Jackson, WY)

Anderson Arts Center (Anderson, SC)
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute (Tucson, AZ)
Bennington Museum (Bennington, VT)
Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY)
Brookgreen Gardens (Murrells Inlet, SC)
C. M. Russell Museum (Great Falls, MT)
Clymer Museum of Art (Ellensburg, WA)
Flint RiverQuarium Museum (Albany, GA)
High Desert Museum (Bend, OR)
National Museum of Wildlife Art (Jackson, WY)
Quinlan Visual Arts Center (Gainesville, GA)
Red River Valley Museum (Vernon, TX)
Spartanburg Art Museum Spartanburg, SC)
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art (Salisbury, MD)
West Valley Art Museum (Surprise, AZ)
Zanesville Art Center (Zanesville, OH)

Artwork to be Showcased