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Matt Smith, NWR Best of Show, Bighorn Rendezvous, The Brinton Museum

The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, Wyoming) recently presented the Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale, featuring nearly 180 works of art by 33 members of the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists and seven guest artists.

The Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists boasts the prestige of being the first contemporary Western artists group to introduce the “quick draw” at art events. Museum visitors had the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists working en plein air in various locations on the museum grounds, creating original art in what is a “quick on the draw” style of working.

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Kathryn Mapes Turner and Ralph Oberg chasing the morning light

A spirited auction of quick-draw art on the Brinton Pavilion resulted in an auction that benefited the artists, the Northwest Rendezvous Group, and the Brinton Museum. In appreciation of the kindhearted generosity of our Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale sponsors, and the greater Sheridan community for its invaluable support of the Brinton, Saturday’s Quick Draw & Live Auction were offered as free admission, and all museum exhibits were open to the public, at no charge as well.

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John Potter, “Vernal Equinox,” oil, 24 x 32 in.
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Krystii Melaine, “Owl Spirit Hunts the Blue Moon,” oil, 30 x 30 in.
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Greg Scheibel, “Crossing the Neva”
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Tony Hochstetler for his bronze “Tree Frogs on Cottonwood,” 56 x 25 x 42 in.

Participating Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists:
William Alther (Denver, CO), Bye Bitney (Somers, MT), Joseph Bohler (Monument, CO), John Budicin (San Bernardino, CA), George Bumann (Gardiner, MT), Lorenzo Chavez (Parker, CO), Barry Eisenach (Arvada, CO), Josh Elliott (Helena, MT), Tony Eubanks (Clifton, TX), Gerald Fritzler (Mesa, CO), Veryl Goodnight (Mancos, CO), Tony Hochstetler (Fort Collins, CO), Gary Kapp (Provo, UT), Jim Lamb (Sammamish, WA), Joan Larue (Tucson, AZ), Robert Lemler (Phoenix, AZ), Huihan Liu (Santa Rosa, CA), Tom Lockhart (Canon City, CO), Jim Morgan (Mendon, UT), Ned Mueller (Renton, WA), Paul Mullally (Seattle, WA), Ralph Oberg (Montrose, CO), John Potter (Red Lodge, MT), Don Prechtel (Creswell, OR), Grant Redden (Evanston, WY), Rosetta (Loveland, CO), Tom Saubert (Kalispell, MT), Greg Scheibel (Bozeman, MT), Sandy Scott (Lander, WY), W. Steve Seltzer (Great Falls, MT), Matt Smith (Scottsdale, AZ), George Strickland (Tucson, AZ), and Jim Wilcox (Jackson, WY).

Participating Guest Artists:
Jill Carver (Rico, CO), Julie Jeppsen (Victor, MT), Kathryn Mapes Turner (Jackson, WY), Krystii Melaine (Colbert, WA), Gregory Packard (Montrose, CO), Chessney Sevier (Buffalo, WY) and Spike Ress (Parowan, UT)

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