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Bradley Chance Hays | Born July 14, 1985 | Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A., City of Faith Hospital

American Western Abstract Expressionist Artist
Competitive Tie-Down Calf Roper
International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA)
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)
Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA)
Rancher and Horseman

EDUCATION:
Graduate School:  West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas
Masters Degree:  2012
Undergraduate School:  Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Bachelor of Fine Arts:  May, 2009
Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell, Oklahoma

High School:  Bristow Public Schools, Bristow, Oklahoma
Elementary School:  Rolla Public Schools, Rolla, Kansas

ARTIST’S MISSION STATEMENT:
Bradley Chance Hays is a Contemporary Western artist working with the combination of the contemporary and the traditional in Western art subject matter.  He has lived a life in the American West from birth and finds interest in developing a new style of Expressionistic paintings.  Hays’ goal is to take the Twenty-first Century seriously to create an exciting new style of Western painting.  He takes his subjects from a real state to a new transformed and recreated form.  Areas of his paintings seem to be created with great rendering but other areas are done with abstractions and interestingly designed washes.  He is most known for his original works on paper and canvas done with pencil, watercolor and oil.  Hays’ goal is to continue growing aesthetically in his work while showing the world an alternative approach to viewing the American West.

BIOGRAPHY:
Bradley Chance Hays (born July 14, 1985), is a professional American Western Abstract Expressionist Artist, and member and top contender of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA), the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA).

Bradley Chance Hays was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A., to Brent and Melissa Jan (Hopkins) Hays.   His paternal grandparents are Walter Neill (1935-2014) and Lila Lee (Goodnight) Hays.  He is the eldest of four children.  His sisters are Charity, Cherish, and Choyce.

Early Influences:
Bradley Chance's father, Brent Hays, competed as a rodeo bull-dogger and team roper, and established the family ranch in Bristow, Oklahoma.  Bradley Chance's mother, Melissa Hays, is an art education and special needs professional. 

Well before age 10, Bradley Chance was actively learning ranching and rodeo skills from his father, and free-hand drawing and painting from his mother.

In memory of his grandfather, Walter Neill Hays, Chance helps to organize and lead the annual Alzheimer’s fundraiser rodeo: “Hays Family Invitational."

Education and Involvement:
Bradley Chance Hays played high school and college football.  He also competed in the tie-down roping teams for OPSU and OSU, while earning his BFA and MFA, while at the same time exhibiting and selling his artworks throughout his educational career.

Bradley Chance Hays furthered his art education in artist workshops in the Czech Republic, and also New York City.

He credits Professor Jack Titus of the Oklahoma State University Dept. of Art, as a strong motivator to continue achieving personal and professional goals.  Craig Lathum and Robert Etbauer, instructors at Panhandle State University, developed Bradley Chance Hays' rodeo skills to the professional competitive level.

RODEO:
Achievements include ranking third, eleventh and thirteenth Internationally in tie-down roping.

CHARITIES:
OPSU Fundraiser Auction for Art Scholarships
WTAMU Agriculture Scholarships
Make-A-Wish Foundation Private Auctions
Harrington Cancer Center’s Art Show
Gold Buckle Gala, Miss Rodeo USA, International Finals Rodeo 43
Lane Frost Portrait, specially requested and sold at charity auction, Las Vegas, December, 2015

EXHIBITS AND COLLECTIONS:
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Vail, Colorado
Canada
Dallas, Texas
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Taos, New Mexico
New York, New York
Walt Garrison
Clem McSpadden, former Oklahoma Senator
Kevin Durant
Burns Hargis OSU President
Pete Laney
T Boone Pickens
Patrick J Obrien, West Texas University President
Skye McNeill, State Representative Oklahoma District
Multitude of international private collections

ARTIST-In-RESIDENCE and RECEPTIONS:
Vail Fine Art Gallery, Inc., Solaris, Vail Village, Colorado
Four Seasons Hotel, Vail Colorado, hosted by Vail Fine Art Gallery, Onc.,
One Willow Bridge Road, Vail Colorado, hosted by Vail Fine Art Gallery, Inc.,
The Sebastian-Vail, Colorado, hosted by Vail Fine Art Gallery, Inc.,
Dancing Bear Aspen, Colorado, hosted by Vail Fine Art Gallery, Inc.,
Breckenridge Fine Art Gallery, Colorado
MGM Grand Hotel Lobby and Gold Buckle Zone, NFR Las Vegas, Nevada December 3-12, 2015
MGM Grand Hotel Lobby and Grand Lobby Store, Las Vegas, Nevada, December, 2016

BOOKS:
Dragonfly, published 1997, Ozark Publishing Company.  Author and Illustrator; with Co-Illustrator Melissa Jan Hays

REFERENCES:
Cowboys & Indians Magazine, January, 2016:  http://www.cowboysindians.com/2015/12/bradley-chance-hays-rodeo-art/IFR Qualifiers - The International Professional Rodeo Association
www.ipra-rodeo.com/.../2014/02/15-IFR-Qualifiers2.pdfHttp://twisted rodeo.com/2015/01/11/paintings-a-brilliant-picture
Rodeo News - January, 2013  digital.turn-page.com/i/100416-january-2013/97
Oklahoma team roping events and rodeos - Worldnews.com  article.wn.com/view/2011/10/07/Oklahoma_team_roping...
Amarillo Magazine Online | Western Philosophy www.amarillomagonline.com/article/497"Art at OSU" - Oklahoma State University–Stillwater statemagazine.okstate.edu/osu_art
The Western Way of Life: Bradley Chance Hays - Myhighplains ...www.myhighplains.com/story/d/...life-bradley-chance-hays/...
Art Auction Sets Records - Oklahoma Panhandle State ... www.opsu.edu/News/PressReleses/Others/PRArtAuc030607.htmEvent Roundup: First Friday Art Walk, Chance Hays benefit ...• amarillo.com•   › Entertainment•   › Get Out! - Arts
Bradley Chance Hays @ International Finals Rodeo - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKKzgdCwjeM oklahoma state university – Frequency  www.frequency.com/video/nwosu-v-georgetown-ky-national/...
VAIL FINE ART BRADLEY CHANCE HAYS GMV 3 28 14 – YouTube  www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3ZqAvO1w7cBradley " Chance " Hays's Page - Ultimate Calf Roping  ultimatecalfropings.ning.com/profile/BradleyChanceHays
Artist Draws Inspiration from Rodeo Roots | Santa Fe Hometown ... www.santafehometownnews.com/content/artist-draws...
Make-A-Wish® Oklahoma: Bradley Chance Hays Western ... oklahoma.wish.org/.../2013/bradley-chance-hays
Baker Arts proudly presents the paintings of Bradley Chance Hays www.leaderandtimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=...
Chance Hays displays his artwork at Vail Fine Art Gallery in ...www.vaildaily.com/news/7407627-113/hays-art-gallery-vail
Chance Hays, artist and cowboy, paints and ropes in ...www.summitdaily.com/news/7830476-113/hays-art-artist-cowboy
Bradley Chance Hays - Vail Fine Art Uncratedwww.vailfineart.com/.../hays-bradley-chance
Walter Neill Hays | Obituaries | hutchnews.com www.hutchnews.com/obituaries/walter-neill-hays/article...
Amazon.com: Bradley Chance Hays: Books, Biography, Blog ... www.amazon.com/Bradley-Chance-Hays/e/B001K8JMGO

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