Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show


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Michael Albrechtsen

I grew up camping in the Rocky Mountains of Utah and developed a great love for the outdoors. I didn’t think anything could be more beautiful than the West. I now live in Kansas and have found that I love the beauty of the plains as well. I’m always in awe of God’s creations, and try to convey my emotions and passion for the places I paint. I have sold paintings around the globe and have been fortunate enough to win awards such as The Arts for the Parks, Oil Painters of America, and others. However, I feel my greatest accomplishment has been painting large murals for Mormon Temples; this has always been a goal of mine and has been an extreme blessing to my family.

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Edward Aldrich

Constantly striving to create art that speaks to the wonder of the natural world, as well as the sheer pleasure of painting, Edward Aldrich has exhibited in some of the most prestigious museum shows in the country. These shows include the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum; the National Museum of Wildlife Art, where he won the People’s Choice Award; the Phippen Museum; and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum.  Aldrich has also had twenty-five one-man shows and exhibits in eight major galleries throughout the United States.  His work has been featured in at least a dozen different magazine articles and books.

For more information, please visit my website:


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Maura Allen

The focus of my work is the West that endures—a blending of the West we live and the West of our imagination. I begin each painting by looking directly into the sun. Bold forms and iconic silhouettes are the centerpiece of my work, including high contrast images and scenes I chronicle while on location on ranches and rodeos. I incorporate historic patterns, imagery, and illustrations as I blend old and new, historic and contemporary, reminding us that our land – and life – is a continuum that is forever evolving.

My work is included in museum, corporate, and private collections nationwide and has been featured in top publications. I am represented by top galleries throughout the West. 2017 marks my third year at CFD; my painting “Belvidere” was featured in 2016 as the official show poster.

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J. Chester Armstrong

I am a self-taught wood carver and have been carving professionally for 40 years. I live deep in the forest of Central Oregon, close to the subjects I choose to carve. Wildlife wood carving is subtractive art, with fluid lines and interactive images. I let the wood itself dictate the forms and my subjects come alive. All we know is beauty when we see it. That is the line I follow. Beauty is truth.

Some of my finest work can be found on cathedral doors and Las Vegas casino walls. I received Best of Show at Western Art Show in Indian Wells, California. I have been listed as who’s who in Western Art and a frequently featured artist on OPB’s Art Beat. Many articles and a book have been written about my process.

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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.

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Gerald Balciar

Growing up in rural Wisconsin amidst the dairy farms and the Northwoods my fascination with art and animals dates back to 3rd or 4th grade; I made my first bronze in 1964. My work ranges from miniature to monumental and I am involved in the entire process of bronze making including mold making, waxes, welding, metal chasing and patinas. I remember as a kid sneaking up on a small slough that had a hen and about a dozen ducklings.  I made a dash into the water thinking I am going to catch a baby duck but all the ducklings dove under the water.  I waited for them to surface, but they never did.

My most prestigious award was the “Prix de West” award from the National Cowboy Museum in 1985.


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Guadalupe Barajas

I am a Wyoming native and full-time bronze sculptor, focusing primarily on wildlife and telling life stories of my Native American heritage through sculpture.

Unless one has seriously sculpted, it would seem difficult understanding the feeling of literally taking a lump of clay, and breathing life into it. This is my reality as a bronze sculptor.  Sculpting, for me, is truly an intimate experience.”

My most notable awards are: 2013 Wyoming Governor’s Art Award; Artist of the Year – the National Bison Association; Best of Show 2007 & 2008 – Western Spirit Art Show; Purchase Award – 2014 Greeley Stampede Art Show and 2015 Western Art Show & Sale; my bronze ‘Tatanka’ was featured on the cover of Bison World magazine.

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Phil Beck

I arrived in Arizona in 1980 after leaving my career as an illustrator in Chicago.  As a figurative artist, I have always had a love for animals and they appear in most of my paintings. As a painterly painter my predominant medium is oil, working with a limited palette. I have been an instructor and lecturer for over twenty-two years. I have been honored with the highest awards presented in several museum shows: Best in Show, Gold Medal, Artists’ Choice, People’s Choice, and receiving the Museum Purchase and Limited Print here at the Cheyenne Old West Museum. I’ve also been featured in several art publications.  I continue to pursue my passion, counting my blessings every day.

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Mike Beeman

I live in Cheyenne, Wyoming and work in pastel and oil, in both my studio and on location. I paint a variety of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes, and figures. I am a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle artist in the International Association of Pastel Societies. My work has appeared in numerous juried exhibitions and competitions and has received many honors, including the Pastel Journal Silver Award in the 14th Annual Pastel 100 in 2013.

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Susan Bell

I love to paint from life. There are more than three dimensions available when live. It is thrilling to try to capture a precise moment in time. The changing light. A blackbird on his patch of marsh, his personality, movement, smells and sounds of the environment are all in the final work of art. I grew up in the west, loving the vast and varied landscapes. Looking out the car window as my father drove, I learned to be an artist; seeing antelope herds, passing clouds, open spaces, and erasing from my vision the things I did not like to see.

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Julie Bender

Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, I always possessed a fascination for drawing animals and remained on that course all my life. Residing in Colorado, I have developed a body of work inspired by the rich and diverse landscape of Western wildlife and culture I see every day. Witnessing rare moments when subjects display a particular behavior or a scene that make my heart race, excites me to tell that story through my art. Pyrography, the art of “painting with heat,” involves both accidental and calculated risks. Discovering innovative ways to express my artistic vision is my greatest challenge and reward. My career includes international sales, museum acquisitions, top gallery representation, teaching, and multiple juried show and artist society awards.

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Meagan Abra Blessing

I have been drawn to horses my entire life and cannot remember a time before I could ride. To me, the horse embodies the spirit of the West, and I find the unlikely partnership between humans and horses endlessly fascinating. Having owned, trained, shown, and packed with horses, I continue to respect and admire them. My paintings are much like portraits, rendering the power, grace, and character of the Western horse in a contemporary realist style set in expressive, abstract backgrounds. My work has been featured in Western Art & Architecture and Big Sky Journal; I received a Fine Art Connoisseur’s People’s Choice Award in 2016 and am honored to have my painting “Fired Up” on the 2017 Ellensburg Rodeo Poster.

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Michael Blessing

I spent my formative years in rural Montana, surrounded by the experiences that small town America provided. Having an initial inclination toward figurative painting, I painted commissioned portraits for clients across the country. Brightly lit neon signs capture my imagination, prompting me to combine figure painting with the nostalgic pull of neon. I’m drawn to strong compositions, vibrant color, and bold lines. My paintings are widely appealing, often reminiscent of classic Americana. My work has been featured in various publications, including Southwest Art Magazine, Western Art & Architecture, Big Sky Journal, Montana Quarterly and Western Art Collector. My paintings have won Awards of Excellence from both Western Art Collector and Southwest Art Magazines, and I received the BOLDBRUSH award in 2016.

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Robert Louis Caldwell

Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, I spent my boyhood years in Verplanck, New York, where I learned to love the outdoors. The Boy Scouts were a conduit to nature and provided me with some of my most memorable adventures, including 50-mile canoe trips in upstate New York and backpacking in Cimarron, New Mexico.

I draw inspiration from familiar items, searching for elements that are often overlooked but that provide opportunities for compelling compositions. Working from my Midlothian, Virginia studio I use photographic references, complemented by field studies, from regional wildlife refuges to the African bush, to compose my drawings and paintings.

My work has appeared in numerous national exhibitions, including Birds in Art, Art of the Animal Kingdom and Art and the Animal.

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Julie T. Chapman

I grew up as a horse-obsessed child who drew equines monomaniacally out of unrequited love; although, now I train in both dressage and reining. My imagery is a contemporary take on the wildlife and horses of the modern American wild west, featuring visually dramatic subjects in an abstract setting. “The Watcher” depicts a wolf who was scouting a valley from a high rock; his attention had been captured by the sound of something (prey?) below; his intent expression made this piece exciting to create.

My work was profiled in the February 2016 Sporting Classics magazine, in a feature article of the April 2016 issue of Southwest Art, and in the August issue of Big Sky Journal. Scratchboards and paintings of mine have recently sold into collections in England, Asia, and Canada.

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Julie Kramer Cole

As a child, I knew that I could pick up a pencil and bring my creative world to a tangible form for others to enjoy! I studied art at Colorado State University and the Colorado Institute of Art. Before my inspiration to depict the American West, I was a fashion illustrator in Denver for 15 years. Now, by capturing an allegorical moment in time, I can use my art to fuse memory, research, and true stories to connect the oneness of human, land, and animal. My work is published by Cole Fine Art, the Leanin’ Tree, and the Bradford Exchange.

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Bob Coronato

I moved to Hulett, Wyoming after graduating in 1993 with a BFA from Otis Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles. When I was young I would open books and look at photos of the “Old West” with cowboys riding the open plains and wish I had lived 100 years ago. After moving to a very remote corner of our country, and working on ranches that still “Cowboy” in the “Old Ways,” I realized that the West I’d searched for as a kid was still there. The West is alive, it’s just hiding in tiny corners of our country, trying desperately to hang on and not be forgotten. My work documents this lifestyle. I work in Oil on Canvas, Chine Colle’ Etchings, Intaglio printmaking and Pittura Di Strati oil/ acrylic on board.

I was nominated by Southwest Art as the “Artist of the New Century ” and I won the Best of Show in 2002.  I was the featured Artist of the Cattleman’s Western Art Show Paso Robles 2010

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Sheila Cottrell

Hereford calf faces are so much fun to paint, especially with their wide-eyed white-lashed eyes. I enjoy painting anything to do with the West, past and present, but especially love illustrating the tales of pioneering adventures my family experienced. A highlight of my career was a joint show with James Reynolds at Claggett-Rey Gallery in 2005. I’ve exhibited in Cowgirl Up! Shows for 11 years and been awarded both the “People’s Choice Award” and the “Governor’s Choice Award” two times each. I have been in many national shows and numerous magazines, and was most recently featured in Cowboys & Indians magazine. Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona and Big Horn Galleries in Tubac, Arizona and Cody, Wyoming represent me.

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Steve Devenyns

Although primarily self-taught, I have been influenced by many great painters. Life and my Art have one thing in common, the simpler the better.

I have received multiple Gold Medals at the Phippen Memorial Art Show and I was named Artist of the Year of rthe RMEF and FNAWS. I received the People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Buffalo Bill Art Show and the Artists’ Choice Award at the 2010 National Museum of Wildlife Art. I was Featured Artist at the 2011 America’s Horse in Art Show and Honored Artist at the 2012 BBAS.  Last year I was inducted into the Academy of Western Artists in Ft. Worth Texas.

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Kelly Donovan

Art is a means by which I can preserve a fading way of life; The Cowboy Way. Using   principles of design, and skills I have obtained to tell stories of the Old West, my objective is to create quality art, hoping that the painting or sculpture I’m working on is better than the last.

I have received many awards over the years including Best of Show, 1st place in painting & sculpture, people’s choice. I was featured in Southwestern Art Magazine as an “Emerging Artist,” an “Artist to Watch”, and most recently as a “Western Icon”. I have also been featured in Western Horseman Magazine. My work can be found in private and corporate collections nationwide and overseas and I participate in exhibitions and events all across the Western US. My home is in Corinne, Utah where I keep a full-time studio.

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Bob Graham

Know among his friends as The Saltwater Cowboy, Bob Graham is an artist based in Charleston SC, whose love of the West knows no bounds. Over his two-and-half decade career, Graham has mastered art through his emotionally expressive paintings and drawings. “My goal is to tell a story to evoke an emotion; I feel art is a journey whose elusive goal is to communicate beauty that the Creator has placed before us.” The words “Search for Truth” resonate for Graham because “when one searches for Truth…the end of self…is often the beginning of Grace.”

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Bruce Graham

Born in 1961 in New York City, my connection to the West began in my youth with visits to Cody, Wyoming, where my grandfather had owned the famous Two Dot Ranch. Family stories of cowboy life, as well as contact with my grandfather’s collection of significant western art, made a lasting impression on me. I now paint images of the West from my studio in Buffalo, Wyoming. Unified by light and color, my work hangs in private and museum collections throughout the United States and abroad.

The painting “Wet Feet” captures the first time through the creek for this horse. He made quite a show of it.

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Lindsey Bittner Graham

Originally from Louisville, KY, I developed an early love for horses and a passion for drawing. However, my love for the west flourished when my family moved to Colorado. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Colorado State University, I went on to pursue an 18-year career as a fashion illustrator. My intent and challenge as an oil painter is to immerse the viewer into the atmosphere of my paintings by using loose, energetic, and impressionistic brushwork.

I have received prestigious awards from the Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, Women Artists of the West, and the American Academy of Equine Art. I am thrilled to be a featured artist in the newly released book by E. Ashley Rooney entitled “Painted Sky, 106 Artists of the Rocky Mountain West”.

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Margaret Graziano

My mother nurtured my leanings toward art, always making sure this was part of my curriculum in the many schools I attended in Butte, MT and southern California. At 16 I moved to Italy, spending the next five years studying the fine arts in an Old World discipline: drawing, painting, sculpting and architecture.
The driving force behind my entire creative life has been to reflect the world around me and the beautiful people I have encountered.  I work in both oil and bronze; my subjects are landscapes, figurative works, floral still life paintings, and especially dear to me, candid moments of Native American lives.

My work has been represented by several galleries throughout the West as well as the following art shows:   The CM Russell Art Show, Western Masters Art Show, Out West Art Show, Oil Painters of America, Women Artists of the West, The Calgary Stampede Art Show, The Montana Professional Artists Assoc and the Spokane Valley Art Council Art Show.


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Sheri Greves-Neilson

Art is about capturing small moments in time. At least that is my focus. Loving animals like I do, painting them is a great joy. Constantly improving is my never-ending goal. I have been an artist for more than 30 years and the subject matter has always been animals. More recently, I have been focusing on wild animals as well as domestic; as a farmer, there are plenty of opportunities to see both. We have horses, donkeys, and chickens at our place in California.

I am an associate member of the AWS, NWS and SAA. I work in oil, watercolor and graphite.

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Ann Hanson

I want to capture the heart and soul of the West in my paintings. I love portraying the small snippets of time that look in to the heart and soul of my friends and neighbors, capturing the subtleties of day to day life. In my 30+ year career my work has been included in many top national Western art shows including Cowgirl Up at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum; Small Works, Great Wonders at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum; American Miniatures at Settlers West Gallery; and A Timeless Legacy at the Hockaday Museum. Recent awards include the 2012 Cheyenne Frontier Days People’s Choice and People’s Choice at the 2014 Buffalo Bill Quick Draw. I’m privileged to have my work featured in the 2016 July/August issue of Art of the West Magazine and the March 2017 Southwest Art Magazine.

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Gary Huber

I bring to my art a deep passion for the great outdoors. Early years were spent exploring woods and fields on our family farm. Today the Tetons, Yellowstone and Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains are my playground. On archival panels, using some of my own hand-made pastels, I represent the bold shapes and subtle hues of our western landscape. Enter the paintings and explore with me. Sense the mystery and awe that nature inspires.

As a member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and a signature member of Pastel Society of America, The Butler Institute of American Art, National Arts Club, Mountain Oyster Club and Brinton Museum have shown my work. Recent awards include several Best of Shows and the Wyoming Governor’s Choice Award. I’ve been featured in Art of the West and Southwest Art magazines.

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Paul Kethley

After leaving my full-time work in the printing industry in 1989, I opened an art studio in Evergreen, CO, where I conducted workshops and regular art classes, and sold commissioned paintings and art supplies. The focus of my painting was telling stories using western settings and subjects, which caught the interest of a couple of galleries in Colorado. My ideas begin as small charcoal studies, then a small oil color sketch, and finally, a finished painting on stretched linen. In 2007, the Pearce Museum in Corsicana, TX purchased my painting, “Through the Slots.” Since that time, my work has been selected for exhibition and sale by the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale, Night of Artists Show in San Antonio, TX, and Altermann Galleries in Santa Fe, NM.

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Robin Laws

From my beginnings in a two-room Colorado ranchland schoolhouse, I have had a love affair with nature; this has remained constant throughout my life and art.  In the early years of my career, James Mills, art editor for the Denver Post, described my work as “quietly striking.” Bonnie Gangelhoff of Southwest Art expounded on my “ability to capture both the humorous and sensitive sides of animals, freezing their relationships, movements, and behaviors in bronze.”  I have sold and showed art in England, Italy, Russia and across the United States. The inspiration for my work comes from my animals who live on my small ranch in Southeast Wyoming. I created this sculpture in tribute to all my dear departed animal friends who are “In Good Hands.”


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Laurie Lee

This nocturnal painting tells a story …. the campfire will be doused soon, and the men are packing up and “breaking camp.” They enjoy what they do and I enjoy what I do. There is a tremendous amount of satisfaction seeing a canvas come to life. I have been blessed with many awards throughout my career, the most recent being chosen as the 2016 Honored Artist for the Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, Wyoming. My work has been selected as the Cheyenne Frontier Day’s Limited Edition Print for three years and the poster for one.  Other shows include the Cowgirl Up in AZ, Western Visions in Jackson Hole, and A Timeless Legacy in Kalispell, MT.  I have been featured on the cover of Southwest Art and many other publications. Gallery representation is the Big Horn Galleries, Mountain Trails Fine Art in Santa Fe, and The West Lives On Gallery in Jackson Hole.

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Linda Lillegraven

I received Bachelor’s Degrees in both art and zoology from San Diego State University, and a Master’s Degree in biology from the University of Utah. A summer spent doing research in an isolated corner of Utah convinced me that I wanted more than anything to paint the great open landscapes of the West. Living in Laramie, Wyoming provides infinite opportunities to see and paint the high, open country I love. My work is in public and private collections around the West and beyond, including the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and the Wyoming State Museum. My galleries are Big Horn Galleries in Cody, Wyoming and Tubac, Arizona; Deselms Fine Art in Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Wild Horse Gallery in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

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Tom Lockhart

Tom is a Representational/Realist Artist working in the tradition of the Old Masters. One of his goals is to create a landscape that evokes a sense of time and space. Tom accomplishes this through his process of gathering material, studying the design concept, putting together the pieces, and painting from life. According to Tom, “starting from scratch and getting the basics of painting has taken nearly most of my lifetime; I will always be a student of the art of painting.”

Tom has received multiple awards: The Silver Medal for the Arts for the Parks in 1994 and 2004; People’s Choice at the Telluride Plein-Air, The NWR and The OPA Western Regional; and Best of Show in the National Open Exhibition at the Colorado Watercolor Society, to name a few.

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Cindy Long

My graphite drawings of people of the American West are reflections of my admiration of the people who work and live the Western life, both in the past and current day. I enjoy the deep emotion and personality that can be created with a graphite or charcoal portrait. With each piece, it is my hope and desire to depict the spirit and personalities of these unique individuals, capturing a mood or a moment in time.

I participate in a variety of art shows throughout the West. My artwork has been featured in several publications, including “Art of the West,” “Southwest Art,” “Western Art Collector,” and “Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing”. I am represented by the Legacy Gallery.

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Jerry Markham

I enjoy painting a variety of subject matter ranging from landscapes, wildlife, figures to urban scenes and anything that captures my interest. Painting for me is not so much about the subject, but rather what draws me to paint each piece and how it is expressed. I have been a full-time painter for over twelve years and currently live in the Okanagan valley of British Columbia with my wife Leah. My work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, Western Art Collector, Western Art & Architecture, and International Artist. It can be found in galleries in North America including Astoria Fine Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


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David Mensing

I grew up in Iowa and moved to The West as a young man. I find the raw beauty of the American West to be most captivating. It is my ambition to know and share that beauty through my work. My architectural background contributes to my compelling designs.

My paintings are featured in exhibitions and collections across the nation and around the globe. Numerous periodicals have featured my work with cover images and feature articles, including American Art Collector and Southwest Art. Recent national awards include Southwest Art ‘Award of Excellence’ in Icons of the West and ‘Professional Juror/Best of Show’ in Art and Soul.

My wife, Tina, and I live in Albion, Idaho with our three children.

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Gerry Metz

After traveling the west for the last forty years I have created numerous paintings and sculptures depicting Indians, ranch life, and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. I’ve spent the last ten years studying and painting important historical events from 1800 thru 1850. The first being the historic Lewis and Clark journey, which I chronicled in my book The Improbable Journey (120 pages with over sixty paintings and sketches). The stories of fur trappers and life in the wilderness, at military forts, and encounters with Indians are all based on the journals of these men and women and are portrayed in my paintings.  My art has received numerous awards, for which I am grateful, and appears in collections around the world.

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Chris Navarro

I am from Casper, WY and have been sculpting professionally since 1986. I am best known for my large monumental bronze sculptures, with over 30 placed throughout the country. I have been blessed with a great passion. I really love what I do and hope others see that through the works I have created. When you love what, you are doing, the real reward is in the experience of doing it.

In 2015 I was the Buffalo Bill Art Show Honorary Artist, Cody, WY and received the Wyoming Arts Council Governor’s Art Award – Cheyenne, WY.

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E. Denney NeVille

I have worked as an illustrator, cartoonist, and in the animation industry, as well as becoming an award-winning painter. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors from the Art Center College of Design. I worked several years in California with the Hughes Aircraft illustration group, and later with Filmation Animation Studio in Reseda, CA. I also assisted Stan Lynde for six years producing the cartoon strip, Hipshot and Rick O’Shay after moving to Montana in 1970. In 1976, I began spending more time painting landscapes. I was awarded Best of Show at the C. M. Russell show in 1982, and the Artist’s Choice Award at the Buffalo Bill Show in 1997 and 2005.

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Rock Newcomb

A professional artist for many years, Rock specializes in acrylic paintings featuring landscapes, Western, wildlife, flora/fauna and Native American still life and portraits.  Rock also works in scratchboard and graphite.

Rock has exhibited in numerous invitational exhibitions, including;     Prix de West, Buffalo Bill Art Show, Quest for the West, Miniatures and More, Phippen Museum Miniatures Masterpieces Show, Night of Artists, and American Miniatures, among many others.

Feature articles include:  Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, Art of the West, International Artist and The Artists’ Magazine, among others.

Awards and honors:  Featured Artist, Art for the Sangres; Best of Show, NatureWorks Fine Art Show; Best of Show, San Dimas Festival of Arts; Presidential Purchase, University of Tulsa, Collectors’ Reserve, Gilcrease Museum; and Best of Show, Night of Artists, Briscoe Western Art Museum.

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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.

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Pat Pauley

I was born and raised on a farm in the Midwest and enjoy living the country lifestyle.  My passions growing up are the same ones I enjoy now:  riding horses, enjoying nature and the outdoors, and painting.  My favorite subjects to paint are wildlife and western themes. I strive to create pieces of art that transport the viewer to another place and time, or even trigger a treasured memory.

My painting success has grown to national significance; I’ve had the honor of being Artist of the Year or Featured Artist for many of the national conservation groups such as Wild Sheep Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, and Pheasants Forever. Print sales for these groups have generated over 4 million dollars for wildlife conservation.

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Jan Perkins

My major inspiration for painting is to capture the beauty of nature, rangelands, ranches, and their animals. I paint what I respond to emotionally and intuitively. Most my paintings are created with palette knife and brush, with multiple layers, and a variety of textures and moods. When I am out on the land with animals, I am restored to peace, to wholeness, to an indescribable calm; my paintings reflect my experiences.

Major Exhibitions include: Oil Painters of America Western, The American Plains Artists, The American Impressionist Society National Exhibition, Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show, The American Academy of Equine Artists, Small Works Great Wonders at The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma, and many exhibitions in Utah.

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Renee’ Piskorski

The wild places and it’s many beautiful creatures have always been my inspiration. Living in Wyoming allows me to do what I love most – the opportunity to capture birds and animals in their natural surroundings in oil. Although only afforded fleeting glimpses of my subjects; I work to capture a gesture, an expression, a movement, a moment in time. I was honored to receive the Old West Museum Purchase Award in 2012.  I also received the Roger Tory Peterson Award for Exceptional Artist for Outstanding Depictions of the Natural World in 2014, and was twice awarded Best of Show for the Wyoming Conservation Stamp Competition. I’m honored to be chosen as the 2017 Cheyenne Frontier Days Print for my painting “Prairie Fire”.

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Connie Robinson

As a Wyoming native, the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature has been a daily inspiration. After receiving a BFA degree from the University of Wyoming in 1974, I took employment with the USDA Forest Service. I spent the next 10 years on the beautiful Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming and gradually realized a full-time artistic venture was calling. With oil painting as the medium of choice I set out to capture any western setting that sparked an interest. After receiving first place in the 1990 Wyoming Conservation Stamp contest, the encouragement signs lit up and the journey started.
1994 Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year, Arts for the Parks – 100 exhibit, Best Oil; Western Regional, Cheyenne-1990-93, Exhibits in galleries and museums around the Rocky Mountain region.

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Marlin Rotach

From my earliest memories, art has always played a role in my life.  My father was a commercial artist and a stock horse trainer.  I grew up with cowboys, horses, billboard layouts, type books, paint, brushes, and most importantly, encouragement.  These beginnings instilled an interest in fine art, art history, and a passion for the American West.  The artists I most admire all have one common thread—they created dramatic impact in their works through a profound understanding of light.  Like my artistic heroes, my images are primarily concerned with the various qualities of light and shadow. The transparent aspect of watercolor particularly suits it to my purposes.

Get Your Motors Runnin’ may seem a strange title, but when these two competitors exploded out of the roper’s box, one could feel the pounding rhythm of the anthem, “Born to Be Wild.” Both are focused, in sync and living for that adrenaline rush…their engines are revved up.

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Chessney Sevier

My art is an expression of how I see and experience the world.  Painted, etched or sculpted, it’s my understanding of the beauty and reality of living.  Art has always been in my life; my mom is an artist and I would draw to entertain myself traveling in the car to rodeos.  If I could say one thing about my art it would be that it’s honest. If it had to be anything else, I would find another occupation.  Every year I participate in the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, WY, the Western Visions Show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show to name a few.  My small family and I live and create near Buffalo, Wyoming.

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Monte Stokes

I was raised in “Russell Country” of North Central Montana.  My mom gave me my first oil paints around eight years old and I have been painting or drawing horses and cowboys ever since.  My art has been shown in several national juried art shows and in 2015 won best of show at the Western Spirit Art Show.  I heard Red Steagall in concert say “each of us has a story to tell, the beginning and the end are the same, it’s the middle that is different.” I tell my story through my artwork; I paint what I know. I’m passionate about the cowboy lifestyle and agriculture in America. I’m trying to create artwork that makes someone feel something.

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Gail Jones Sundell

One of my aspirations is to bring life to many of the wonderful stories and legends of various native peoples, especially the American Indians. Their stories have such vivid imagery, and it is a joy to illustrate those stories in stone. I enjoy showing a feminine side of history and portraying relationships between mothers and children, and men and women. I aim to create sculptures that speak to the viewer and make them want to stop and listen to the stories that the sculpture has to share. My work has received several awards, including best of show at the 2013 Cowgirl Up! Show and the purchase award at the 2000 Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale.

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Glenn Swanson

My art career has spanned 35 years of many twists and turns, starting with woodcarving, then bronze, then painting. I am mostly self-taught but heavily influenced by a large group of artist friends who weren’t afraid to tell me what I was doing wrong, and right. My subject matter has always been wildlife and mainly birds, but often including other animals as well. I am not really interested in awards, but there have been some, most recently the People’s Choice Award at this show in 2013.

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Carol Swinney

My palette knife technique lends itself well to painting nature, from vast western landscapes to intimate scenes of native wildflowers all over the west.  Edges, points, and broken passages of thick paint, create depth and details that a brush may not be able to achieve.  I enjoy creating mood with interesting lighting and vibrant colors!

My work is in the permanent collection of The Amerind Museum, Grand Teton Nat’l Park, the J.M. Smucker Company and the Wyoming State Capitol buildings.  I am a past President & Master Signature Member of AWA, and a Signature Member of OPA.  I have had feature articles in most major art magazines and was included in the 2013 book, Art of the National Parks, Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations.”

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Curt Theobald

I grew up making things with my hands and that early passion for creation continues to guide my art.  My background as a cabinetmaker, knowledge of the material, and precise joinery are apparent in my work.  My inspiration is drawn from life experiences, family interaction, and the fascination of the high plains surrounding my Wyoming studio. My work resides in public and private collections worldwide, including the Honolulu Museum of Art, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, Peabody Essex Museum, American Association of Woodturners, and Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyoming. I am a Wyoming native and enjoy sharing life on the prairie with my wife, Wanda, and our two daughters.

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D. Michael Thomas

I was born in Thermopolis, raised in Big Piney, graduated from Jackson Hole High and the University of Wyoming and have made Buffalo home for several years. I got interested in sculpting my Junior year in college. I never took art classes but got good mentoring and critiques along the way.  I’ve been lucky enough to make a living at this since 1993. I’ve received many articles and awards over the years; two of which were the Purchase Award at the CFD WASS.

“‘The Last Lap’ depicts the Indian Relay Races, which are becoming increasingly popular.  It is one of the wildest most colorful events I have witnessed.  It involves expert horsemanship, athleticism, teamwork and has the potential for disaster at any moment.  These races keep alive Native American Traditions and heritage”.

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Joshua Tobey

Sculpture is about shape.  For me, the composition starts with shape and the personality of the subject is simply part of me, the sculptor, showing through in my artwork.  I enjoy seeing people recognize an aspect of themselves in the personality of my sculpture.  Nature, in all its wonderful and diverse forms, is my inspiration.  My artwork is not a replica; it is an impression of nature’s perfection.  I do most of my own patinas and the finish is the final aspect of my composition.


Honorable Mention Award for “Mountain Mama”; Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma 2013.

Featured Artist 2014 Fall Arts Festival; Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Montana Memorial Prize for “Jackpot”; National Sculpture Society 81st Annual Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina 2014.

President’s Choice Award and People’s Choice Award for “Keeper of the Trust and Big Dog”; Gilcrease Museum 2014.

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Ezra Tucker

Ezra Tucker began his award-winning career four decades ago in the field of illustration. Producing many familiar advertisements and enduring images for a multitude of America’s Fortune 500 corporations. The emotion and technical mastery of Mr. Tucker’s work defines a lifetime of accumulated knowledge. “The focus of my art is to excite and engage people into developing a visceral understanding of the vital importance animals play in our living planet” states Tucker. Ezra believes that all Life shares a sacred commonality linked by survival. Today, Mr. Tucker’s work can be found in international museums, corporate and private collections. Ezra was recently spotlighted and honored as the Featured Artist at the 2017 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Paul Waldum

“Rural Wyoming” was created from numerable trips traveling across Wyoming, gathering information connected to the West.

My paintings appear regularly at The Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, Cody Wyoming; in 2012 I received the $10,000 Wells Fargo Gold Award. Other shows include, The Brinton Museum, Big Horn, Wyoming; The Russell: An Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the CM Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT. In 2014, I created and donated a painting for the Wyoming House Chambers and received a joint resolution signed by all congressional leaders recognizing my artistic contributions.

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Don Weller

“Takin’ Aim” resulted from a trip to a branding at Big Creek Ranch in Wyoming a while ago. My interest in cowboys has been lifelong, thanks to a childhood with Westerns, Will James books, roping in high school, college rodeos, and cutting horses today. My paintings are somewhere between realism and impressionism. While composition and value are what make a good painting, subject and color get most of the credit. Last year’s honors include People’s Choice Award at the Windows to the West, and the Phippen Museum’s Hold Your Horses People’s Choice. I was also the featured artist at the Cattlemen’s Art Show and had a one-man show at the Kimball in Park City, Utah.

I am represented by several galleries and my web address is

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Matt Wolf

I’m driven by a passion to honor the beauty of the Native American people and the world they live in.  My fascination for America’s indigenous people became fully realized after moving from Michigan to Utah’s Wasatch mountains in the early 1990’s. Inspired by the amazing beauty of the western sky, coupled with pride of the Native American culture, my aim is to evoke a distinctive sense of atmosphere in each painting. My goal as an artist is to remind people that we live in a place of great beauty, peace and harmony. My art is in private and corporate collections from Seattle to New York; it continues to gain momentum in the Mountain West as I exhibit in art shows and galleries on a regular basis.

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Sarah Woods

I was lucky enough to grow up in Laramie, Wyoming, where I acquired my love of wide open spaces and the wildlife that inhabit them, while camping and backpacking. For the past 26-years I have lived in the shadows of the Sanger de Cristo mountains of southern Colorado. My goal is that my paintings remind people of an unforgettable experience viewing wildlife that stays with them forever. I have participated in Birds in Art, Jackson Hole Art Auction, National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Western Visions, and most recently, Timeless Legacy, to name a few. I am most proud of my 30 years with Trailside Galleries and 11 with Broadmoor Galleries.