Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show


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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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