Jacques & Mary Regat, a husband and wife team of sculptors unite their talents in the creation of their work. Their art is a bold statement of their inner feelings, of their deep ties to the land of Alaska, its people, history, legends, and the greatness of its rugged wilderness.
Jacques career began in France where he taught himself to paint and carve in clay, wood and stone. At the same time working with metal while learning the trade of machinist, tool and die maker which eventually led him to graduate from the College d’ Enseignement Technique De Vitry, France. He also apprenticed himself to an Italian carver and a Chinese decorator. In Alaska while sharing his talent at the Native Welcome Center he developed a strong kinship and respect for the cultural myths and history of its people, which became an inspirational theme reflected in many of his works. He graduated cum laude from the University of Alaska in Anchorage, with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Anthropology minor.
Upon moving to Alaska from Minnesota in 1963 Mary has worked full time as an artist. She studied art at the University of Alaska, European art in France, Mayan Toltec art in Central and South America.Capturing the emotions and moods of her subjects, her impressionistic style is expressed in bronze, lithography, and painting. Her work is shown in over forty galleries in the USA.
While living in Anchorage Jacques and Mary met and married, they began combining their talents to create pieces which extended beyond what either one could do alone. Working together on some projects and also maintaining their independent pieces they have created a beautiful and varied collection of bronze works. Together they studied art at the University of Alaska, Mayan Toltec art in Central and South America and European art in France. By invitation of the Pope, Jacques & Mary participated in the Jubilee 2000 celebration-honoring artist at the Vatican in Rome.
The Regat’s are currently working in bronze, silver, wood and stone lithographs oils and acrylic. Jacques and Mary have enjoyed, sculpting in large scale and have many monuments listed herein:
1. WHERE THE MATANUSKA RIVER FLOWS, six-foot tall massive bronze placed in Pioneer Square, Carr Gottstein CO, Palmer, Alaska.
2. BLESSED SACRAMENT MONSTRANCE, 52” wide 5” deep, circular bronze bas-relief. Placed in Blessed Sacrament Convent, Anchorage, Alaska.
3. RACING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A LEGEND, bronze five foot long running husky placed on 4th and D street Anchorage, Alaska.
4. EISENHOWER STATEHOOK MOUMENT, 7 foot tall bronze placed on the corner of E street and 2nd Ave., Anchorage, Alaska.
5. WOMAN OF ALASKA, wood bas-relief 8 feet tall by 10 feet long, placed in the interior of Performing Arts center, 5th and G Street, Anchorage, Alaska.
6. JEANNE LAWRENCE FIELD OF FLOWERS, wood bas relief, 3 feet by 6 feet, placed in the interior of Performing Arts center, 5th and G street, Anchorage, Alaska.
7. SONG OF YESTERDAY FOR THE HUNT OF TOMORROW, 10 foot long by 42” tall combination wood and bronze. Placed in Sohio Alaska Bldg. Corner of Benson and New Seward Hwy. Anchorage, Alaska.
8. HARVEST OF THE NORTHERN SEA, wood bas-relief, 10 foot long by 4 feet tall. Placed in the Kobuk Valley Jade Shop, Girdwood, Alaska.
9. BLIND MAN AND THE LOON, wood bas-relief, 5 feet tall by 7 feet long placed in North Star Borough Library, Fairbanks, Alaska.
10. WOMAN AND THE DOG, wood bas-relief, 5 feet tall by 7 feet long placed in Northstar Borough Library, Fairbanks, Alaska.
11. ANNUNCIATION, wood bas-relief, 56” tall by 40” wide. Placed in Archdiocese Office, Anchorage, Alaska
12. FOG WOMAN, 2 feet tall bronze, and DELTA PASTORAL, 3 feet wide by 6 feet tall wood bas-relief, place at Delta Greely School, Delta Alaska.
13. STONE FALCON, 3 Feet tall, owned by Sheik Zayed Abudabi, president of United Arab Embassy.
14. SAINT FRANCIS, wood bas-relief, 4 feet wide by 7 feet tall, placed in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Klevin Street, Anchorage, Alaska.
15. SAINT JOSEPH, wood bas-relief, 4 feet wide by 7 feet tall, placed in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Klevin Street, Anchorage, Alaska.
16. SAINT ANTHONY, 6 feet by 14 feet long series of three panels, placed in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Klevin Street, Anchorage, Alaska.
17. CAPTAIN COOKE MONUMENT, 4-½ foot tall bronze and a frieze of wood bas-relief measuring 2 feet tall by 62 feet one, placed in the lobby of the Resolution Tower Bldg. On 4th and L Street Anchorage, Alaska.
18. ARCTIC SHADOW, Limited edition of 12 bronze sculptures, 5 feet long,
19. SHELTER COVE, Limited edition of 12 bronze sculptures, 46” long, sitting polar bear with two cubs placed in the University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska.
20. ARCTIC SHADOW, Limited edition of 12 bronze sculptures, 5 feet long, placed in the Fiserv Corporation Lobby, 225 Fiserv, Brookfield, WI.
21. ECLIPSE, (limited edition of 12) 6-foot tall bronze sculpture, placed in private home, outdoors setting Anchorage, Alaska.
22. ECLIPSE, (limited edition of 12) 6-foot tall bronze sculpture placed in private home indoor setting San Jose, CA.
23. ECLIPSE, (limited edition of 12) 6-foot tall bronze sculpture placed in private home indoor setting Diablo, CA.
24. SHELTER COVE, Limited edition of 12 bronze sculptures, 46” long, sitting polar bear with two cubs, placed in the University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska.
25. SHELTER COVE, Limited edition of 12 bronze sculptures, 46” long, sitting polar bear with two cubs, purchase award for the year 2000 placement in Benson Park, Loveland, Colorado.
26. SWAN LAKE, 4-foot tall ballerina and swan, placed outdoors in Honolulu, HI
27. .SWAN LAKE, 4-foot tall ballerina and swan, placed in public display in Missouri.
28. EAGLE SPIRIT, Limited Edition 35, Totem eagle, permanent collection placed in Murphy Family Dental, Anchorage, AK.
29. PLAYMATES, Limited Edition of 25, 4 foot sea otters, permanent collection placed in Murphy Family Dental, Anchorage, AK.
Jacques and Mary currently display in many galleries on a continuous basis throughout the United States; Anchorage, Girdwood, Fairbanks, Skagway, Sitka, Ketchikan, Hope and Homer, Alaska., Bellevue, Port Townsend, and Bellingham, Washington, , Depoe Bay, Vernonia, Cannon Beach and Joseph, Oregon, Tahoe Lake, CA., Bozeman, MT., Duluth, MN. They are also showing in Boulder, and Loveland, CO, Sedona, AZ, Allen, TX. Boston, MA etc.
Many of their sculptures are included in public and private collections throughout the world. Jacques and Mary feel their greatest recognition has come from the general public, which has supported their endeavors throughout the years.
Creation fills our life and forms us to its ways, it takes our hands and guides us to understand things when there are no words that we hear. Working with intuition and passion, creating works of art, personal visions for the world to see, enables us to better understand what is really important.