Cotton Rosser – Bronze Statue Project

Hometown Hero Cotton Rosser will receive a life-size bronze statue in downtown Marysville in CA.

Cotton Rosser is known as the King of the Cowboys. He is legendary in the professional rodeo world and was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1995. Cotton is equally legendary here in his hometown as an entrepreneur and owner of the Flying U Rodeo, one of the most successful stock contracting firms in professional rodeo, as well as Cotton’s Cowboy Corral western wear store in Marysville.

The time is long overdue to commemorate this hometown hero in a big way. The Cotton Rosser Bronze Statue Project was formed this year to do just that. The plan is to create a one and a quarter times life-size bronze statue of Cotton on horseback doffing his hat to an admiring crowd as he enters the rodeo ring. That is about seven tons of patinated bronze sitting a top of concrete and brick base. The statue will be placed in Plaza Park on First Street in Marysville just to the right of the Silver Dollar Saloon and Bok Kai Temple where Cotton can look over the cattle each year in perpetuity.

The Artist who will create the statue is Jeff Wolf!

Meet Jeff Wolf, the artist selected to create the sculpture of Cotton Rosser. Jeff was chosen from a field of several very qualified western artists who have created large scale horse and rider monuments in bronze.

Plans for this project have been in the works for years and now it’s all coming together. Jeff started as a rodeo competitor in high school and had a ten-year pro career before taking up art full time. He has known Cotton for decades and had his first and last pro rodeo bull rides on Flying U bulls. Look up Jeff at jeffwolfstudios.com to see examples of his outstanding work.

Cotton Rosser with Artist Jeff Wolf

Be A Partner For The Cotton Rosser Bronze Statue Project:

Platinum Partner $100,000

  • A 24″ tabletop bronze of the statue
  • Your name on a plaque near the statue
  • Private pre-dedication social with Cotton
  • Personal framed picture of you and the statue
  • 2 VIP passes to all future Marysville Stampedes
  • Personal recognition at the dedication
  • Your name listed in the program at the dedication
  • Your name listed in a thank you ad in local media

Gold Partner $50,000

  • Your name on a plaque near the statue
  • Private pre-dedication social with Cotton
  • Personal framed picture of you and the statue
  • 2 VIP passes to all future Marysville Stampedes
  • Personal recognition at the dedication
  • Your name listed in the program at the dedication
  • Your name listed in a thank you ad in local media

Silver Partner $25,000

  • Your name on a plaque near the statue
  • Private pre-dedication social with Cotton
  • Personal framed picture of you and the statue
  • Personal recognition at the dedication
  • Your name listed in the program at the dedication
  • Your name listed in a thank you ad in local media

Copper Partner $10,000

  • Your name on a plaque near the statue
  • Private pre-dedication social with Cotton
  • Personal recognition at the dedication
  • Your name listed in the program at the dedication
  • Your name listed in a thank you ad in local media

Pewter Partner $5,000

  • Your name on a plaque near the statue
  • Private pre-dedication social with Cotton
  • Your name listed in the program at the dedication
  • Your name listed in a thank you ad in local media

Partner $1,000

  • Your name on a plaque near the statue

Supporter $1+

  • Thank you for your support of the statue project.

All donations are tax deductible.

Yuba Sutter Arts & Culture is a non-profit 501(c)3 Federal Tax ID: 94-283-1238

Artist Jeff Wolf unveiling the Marquette of the life-size Bronze statue.

How can I contribute?

Through check…payable to:

Yuba Sutter Arts & Culture – Rosser Project

624 E Street

Marysville, CA 95901

(530) 742-ARTS (2787)

OR

Through Credit Card or Debit Card on Eventbrite…Cotton Rosser Bronze Statue Donation Site

2.5% fee added to every donation.

Click Here to go to the Eventbrite donation site: https://bit.ly/2ZHo03U