Above: A scene from the 2019 Live Auction

“Our artists have once again amazed us with fabulous works of art that reflect the locations, history, and the grandeur and greatness that embodies the spirit of the American West,” say the organizers of Rendezvous Royale, a week-long celebration of fine western art in Cody, Wyoming.

A scene from the 2019 Live Auction

“This is the year to celebrate the arts and keep our cultural humanities in tack,” they added. “Our rich western history of the American West is the inspiration for many of the works you will see at the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale. The joy of having original art from the places that remind us of the beauty and history of our country is a wonderful thing.”

LaQuincey Reed during the 2019 Quick Draw

This year, with 8 new artists and 97 seasoned artists, visitors will see a total of 105 ways to interpret the American West. The events begin Monday, September 14, 2020 with Painting on the Porch led by BBAS Artist David Mensing and continue throughout the week with Colorful Canvases led by BBAS Artist Michele Usibelli, and a Friday Night Art Walk in downtown Cody, with talented artists at work throughout.

Whitney Hall, “Sirocco,” oil, 48 x 60 in.

The events will come to a close on Saturday, September 19 with a remastered Quick Draw and 39th Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale featuring artists and artisans from the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale and By Western Hands. Black & Associates will return to lead the Live Auction event, which will be available in an in-person and virtual format.

Mark Edward Eberhard, “Snowy Owls,” oil, 40 x 40 in.

This year, patrons can enjoy the festivities in downtown Cody at a new Truckin’ Along Watch Party event hosted at By Western Hands on 12th Street.

Michael Blessing, “The Keeper,” oil and neon mixed, 66 x 46 in.

For those participating from home, live streaming of the Live Auction event and absentee and online bidding will be available at www.rendezvousroyale.org. “Our newly designed website will give patrons the opportunity to view high quality images of our artist’s stunning works, purchase available Scout’s Miniature and Buy It Now! works online, navigate interactive videos and blogs, and much more,” say the organizers.

Mark Edward Adams, “Top of the Mountain,” bronze, 15 x 14 x 4 in.
Ty Barhaug, “Caught by an Unexpected Snow,” oil, 38 x 60 in.
Michele Usibelli, “Catch & Release,” oil, 20 x 24 in.

Learn more at www.rendezvousroyale.org. Organizers include Kathy Thompson, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale Director and Laurel Thompson, Marketing & Membership Coordinator.

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