Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Western Artists of America Exhibit and Sale

The Sand Wash Basin wild horses were well represented with my work.
The Western Artists of America 8th Annual Exhibit and Sale was defined by a resounding expression by those that walked through it with this statement, "The work this year is wonderful"!. I heard statements like that through out the weekend. It was an honor to be part of the show. The Pearce Museum did a great job hanging the exhibit and the expanded facilities were perfect to accommodate the number of guests.
Sheila Cottrell gave an excellent presentation on James Reynolds work. It was an insightful look into the approach and methods of an artist I highly admire. Jack Muir gave a lecture of Bronze Sculpture that followed a piece from beginning through the end at the foundry.
The reception and sale was Friday evening , with not only pieces selling then, but also before the show opened. The exhibit will hang for six weeks and the work is available for sale through out that time.
Saturday morning was an opportunity for guests to meet and greet the artists at the Autograph Party. Show catalogs and posters were signed by all the artists who attended. That afternoon, Roger Kull gave an excellent demonstration on sculpting
leather. That evening was the awards dinner with presentations by Dr. Glen Cochran.
This was such a busy weekend that was full of opportunity to meet and join with other artists to enjoy the result of years of work. It was great for me to see old friends and to meet new ones as well!

1 comment:

Sherry Kysely said...

Wish I could have been there in person to see all of your beautiful paintings! Love your talent and passion for what you create!!