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Featured Artist in SCULPTURE Magazine, September 2017

Large-scale tales: Blawnox-based sculptor tells a story with each piece

Large-scale tales: Blawnox-based sculptor tells a story with each piece

TRIBUNE REVIEW | KURT SHAW | Friday, July 21, 2017, 4:08 p.m.

James West is a local artist who most Pittsburghers only know through his most celebrated work, “Point of View,” a bronze sculpture of George Washington making peace with Seneca leader Guyasuta. ...Read more

21 Things Pittsburgh Has Given to America

21 Things Pittsburgh Has Given to America

by Joe Vennare | Innovation

Being a mid-sized city can be a gift and a curse.

No matter what happens in Pittsburgh, it will never gain the acclaim of New York or L.A. That’s not to say that Pittsburgh hasn’t played a pivotal role in America’s development. It certainly has. And it still is, developing game-changing innovations whose impact far exceeds its midsize status. ...Read more

Helping Local People Save Local Land

Helping Local People Save Local Land

West is teaming with the Allegheny Land Trust to produce Sculptures, shown below in maquette form. Jim was once again creatively inspired by the beautiful nature found on Sycamore Island and Wingfield Pines. ...Read more

Cultural Trust

Cultural Trust

Jim West & Kevin McMahon of the cultural trust of Pittsburgh waiting for the new NEA chair Dr. Jane Chu to tour the cultural district. ...Read more

Breast Cancer Survivors Inspire Artwork

Breast Cancer Survivors Inspire Artwork

BRA Day 2013. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation selected the third Wednesday of October as national BRA Day USA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day) to promote education and awareness of breast reconstruction options.

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‘Shakin’ but not Stirred’ event benefits the National Parkinson Foundation

‘Shakin’ but not Stirred’ event benefits the National Parkinson Foundation

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE | PATRICIA SHERIDAN | July 30, 2013

Situated in a quiet cove on the Allegheny River in Blawnox is the studio of sculptor James West. It became the perfect party spot Saturday night for “Shakin’ but not Stirred” to benefit the National Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania ...Read more