Image via Steamboat Art Museum

Works by more than 40 of the region’s most important artists, inspired by the culture and heritage of the West, will be on view beginning tomorrow, December 15, at this renowned Colorado institution.

December 15 through April 7, the Steamboat Art Museum in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, will be presenting a slew of fantastic Western artworks during its invitational exhibition “Imagining the West.” Artist and museum board member John Fawcett remarked, “The artists in this show are passionate about their work, and are eager to share their special vision of the West with our public. This group of nationally known artists has been selected for their exceptional work, and includes most of the artists that have had retrospective shows since the museum’s inception. As an artist, my view of the world around me is quizzical, and I am fascinated by the shapes, colors, values, and light and how it affects the subject. As artists, it is our job not to copy what we see, but to evoke an emotion, a memory, a point in time with a drawing, a sculpture, or brushstrokes in paint.”

To learn more, visit the Steamboat Art Museum.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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