Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show


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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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