Sunday, 21 September 2014

#567 Art shows: "Buffalo Bill Art Show" . . . 2014

I attend several museum sponsored and juried art shows during the year and this weekend marked the
33rd Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale.  Held at the prestigious Buffalo Bill Historical Center in
Cody, Wyoming and surrounded by the majesty of the Greater Yellowstone Region, the celebrated art
show, sale, and quick draw is one of the West's most popular art destinations.
Buffalo Bill Museum

Below, is an image of my sculpture in this year's exhibition . . . Taurus Rex

Shown below, is this year's honored guest:  Jim Wilcox.  Jim is one of the West's most accomplished landscape
painters and is recognized for his depiction of the beauty of his Wyoming home . . .  the Grand Tetons.
Jim and Narda have been friends for many years and Trish and I cherish their friendship.


Below, are images of Friday night's auction, gala, banquet, and festivities . . . always a jam-packed and well-attended
event in a gigantic party tent on the museum grounds.  I'm shown with the popular and illustrious
Alan Simpson - former Wyoming Senator and resident of Cody; and with Dustin Payne - an accomplished
young sculptor of Western subjects who I've known since he was a child.

Collectors love the excitement of a quick draw, and the Cody show presents a fast-paced and popular event for art lovers. Saturday morning, painters and sculptors are given one hour to create a work of art and must start with blank canvas and blank armature material.  Over 40 painters and sculptors participated in this year's event.  The horn sounds and the artists have one hour to give it their best shot!  The work is then auctioned off in the party tent that afternoon.

Below, my quick draw subject this year was a bull entitled, Bullish.  Collectors love seeing the process of creating paintings and sculpture.  A quick draw must be planned carefully before starting a sculpture and modeling in front of a crowd for an hour:  The larger shapes are massed in first with an emphasis on spontaneity and elimination of unimportant detail . . .
a clear, simplified silhouette must dominate the design.

Shown below, is Jim Wilcox painting a wonderful composition with aspens.

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  1. The patina on taurus rex is fantastic. Its a great sculpture. Love your style Sandy