Western Spirit Art Show
March 3 – April 15, 2018
It’s time again for the 37th Annual Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, which features over 100 western artists from across the country and can be seen March 3, 2018 through April 15, 2018. The opening reception for the 2018 Western Spirit Art Show and Sale takes place on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Museum members will be admitted at 5:00 PM for a special Museum members preview party. The reception will then open to the general public at 6:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased here or by telephoning (307) 778-7290. A special feature of the March 3rd opening night festivities is the Vandewark Miniature Art exhibit. An action packed “Quick Draw” featuring six artists will begin at 7:00 PM with a live auction following the awards ceremony. There will be live entertainment, complimentary wine & beer and heavy hors d’ oeuvres. An artist development seminar will be conducted on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 2:45 PM (Continental breakfast and Lunch included). There will be five different sessions. For more information about the show or seminar, please call (307) 778-7289
Artists Interested in Entering the 2018 Western spirit Art Show & Sale?
All entries are due October 31, 2017
Click Here to Enter the 2018 Show
2018 Western Spirit Art Show Jurors
BRANDON BAILEY Growing up in Wyoming, it’s only fitting that rodeo, the western lifestyle and wildlife found their way into my work. I have an intense interest in wildlife from all over and have been invited to Africa and New Zealand to research various species. Thus, that fauna and flora have become important subjects in my work. My research also found me riding bulls competitively for the Laramie County Community College rodeo team. My goal is to portray my subjects in a way that transcends a mere representation and takes on a life of its own. Energetic brushwork and color harmony allow the viewer to fill in the gaps. It’s what I leave out that tends to be the most important part of the painting.
JOEL OSTLIND After working on ranches around the West I returned to Wyoming with my wife, Wendy and our two kids. We bought a place near Big Horn and built a studio. With a home-made paint box and a new etching press, I switched careers and became an artist. It’s been twenty-seven years of rewarding work.
JENNIFER PERLOW & CHRIS STEVENS Jennifer Perlow has 15 years of experience in the arts — most recently through PS Gallery, H&P Consultants, LewisGraham Art Consultants. She now is a co-founding Principal of PS Art Consulting, where she helps her clients find art. Perlow has a degree in psychology which helps her to develop trusting relationships with her clients. She has a national network of artists and can find anything her clients are looking for, create a beautiful environment with reproductions for a client with a tight budget, or help you commission artists to create pieces just for you. She handles all aspects of the project from beginning to end to ensure a quality result. Chris has over 20 years of experience connecting the ideas and energies of artists with the needs and opportunities of communities large and small by creating site responsive projects for the public realm. Chris believes art is a way to engage an everyday site with new meaning, allowing a passerby to make a new discovery, stimulate imaginative and reflective experiences, and give a community creative ownership of a place. As an arts administrator and gallery owner, Chris has organized over 50 exhibitions, numerous special events and millions of dollars in public art projects. Most recently, as Manager of the Art and Culture Program at Denver International Airport, Chris oversaw 6 million dollars of public art projects at the new hotel and transit center. Chris has a passion for using original works of art to transform ordinary spaces into unique experiences. Chris currently manages the arts and culture programs at the city of Greenwood Village as well as collaborating on projects for PS Art Consulting.
2017 Artist Development Seminar
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 9:00 am to 2:45 pm
2017 Seminar Session Topics
Painting the Truth: The Authentic Old West – Kelly Donovan
Stranger in these Parts: a Discussion of Influences and the Perspective of the West as an Outsider – Tracy Stuckey
How to Sell Your Art – Ray Milczewski
The Art of Art Criticism – Virginia Unseld