34th Annual Western Spirit Art Show and Sale
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It’s time again for the 34th Annual Western Spirit Art Show and Sale!
The Western Spirit Art Show features over 100 western Artists from across the country and can be seen March 7, 2015 through April 19, 2015.
The opening reception for the Western Spirit Art Show and Sale takes place on Saturday March 7, 2015 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Museum members will be admitted at 5:00 PM for a special preview and reception. The show will be open to the general public at 6:00 PM. Tickets are just $30.00 for museum members and $40.00 for non-members. Tickets and membership packages may be purchased in advance by telephoning (307) 778-7290.
A special feature of the March 1st opening night festivities is the Vandewark Miniature Art exhibit sponsored by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Miniature Sales will begin at 5:00 PM for museum members.
A “Quick Draw” will also begin at 7:30 PM with a live auction following the awards ceremony. There will be complimentary wine, beer and gourmet hors d’ oeuvres catered by the Holiday Inn.
An artist development seminar will be conducted on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
2015 Western Spirit Art Show Schedule
October 31, 2014 Entries due
November 10 - 21, 2014 Juror selection period
December 12, 2014 Acceptance and Quickdraw notification mailed.
February 2- 6, 2015 Delivery of accepted work, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday ONLY
March 6, 2015 Juror judging of accepted work, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 7, 2015 -OPENING WEEKEND
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Western Spirit Development Seminar
Saturday 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Members Only Preview
Saturday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Opening Reception
April 19, 2015 Show Closes
April 20 - 14, 2015 Shipping and pick-up of unsold artwork, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday ONLY
April 28, 2015 - Artwork will be shipped to buyers and artists not picking up in person
2015 Western Spirit Art Show Jurors
Ricki Klages was born in Stuttgart, Germany. She received her BFA from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and her MA and MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; University of Montana, Missoula, Montana; Epping Forest Museum, Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom; the Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy, Galerie Knud Grothe, Copenhagen, Denmark and Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal. She has received many awards in Juried exhibitions, including the jurors' choice award from The Butler Institute of American Art, Baer Award in Painting from the Wyoming Arts Council, Best in Show from "Art and Language", Highstown, New Jersey, and two Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Grants. She was featured in juried publications, "New American Paintings" and the “International Painting Annual 1”.
Ricki started teaching at the University of Wyoming in the Department of Art in 1995. She is represented by Galerie Knud Grothe, Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the Head of the Department of Art, University of Wyoming.
Ezra Tucker is an artist known internationally for his dramatic portrayals of iconic wildlife. Tucker’s paintings of the Budweiser Clydesdales, Lucas Films’ “Star Wars” and the movie poster for the “Ten Commandments” are but a few of the numerous Gold Medal and Best of Show awards Tucker has been honored with.
“The focus of my work is to excite and engage people into developing a visceral understanding of the vital importance animals play in our living planet.”
Today, Tucker’s work can be found in Museums, Corporate and private collections including: Booth Western Art Museum, Wildlife Experience Museum, Safari Club International, Cheyenne Old West Museum, Society of Animal Artists, America’s Parks through the Beauty of Art Exhibitions I & II. A feature article of his art was recently published in 2013 August/September issue of International Artist Magazine. In addition, a recent publication, “A Moment In Time,” showcases an impressive collection of Ezra Tucker’s work.
Mark Sawrie received his B.F.A. in photography in 1981 from Murray State University and his M.F.A. in photography in 1986 from the University of Oklahoma. Selected solo exhibitions include: The Donna Beam Gallery at University of Nevada Las Vegas, The South Bend Regional Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana, The Yellowstone Art Center in Billings, Montana, The Rochester Center for Art in Rochester, New York, Paris Gibson Square in Great Falls, Montana, The 4 Star Gallery in Indianapolis, Indiana and The Devine Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky. Courses of instruction have included: all levels of photography, video art, digital imaging and film criticism.
Artist Development Seminar
Saturday, March 7, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$30.00 Museum members, $40.00 non-members, $50.00 for everyone at the door
(A continental breakfast & lunch are included)
There will be five different sessions lead by our three jurors and special guests.
Whether you are an experienced artist or just starting out, there is something for you at the
2015 Western Spirit Art Show and Sale artist Seminar.
Western Spirit is sponsored in part by: