This Western Art Show is Back in the Saddle


Western Art Collection > It’s highly appropriate that the slogan for this year’s Rendezvous Royale — the joyful celebration of the arts that Cody, Wyoming, hosts each autumn — is “Back in the Saddle.” 2020 was definitely a year to forget, and now this small but lively town is set to enjoy a range of workshops, lectures, art classes, and studio tours.

As ever, the centerpiece of the week will be the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, which offers a broad range of stylistic interpretations of the West from both established and emerging artists.

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KARMEL TIMMONS (b. 1966), “Fringe Benefits,” pencil on paper, 22 x 11 1/4 in., Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale

The works to be sold during the live auction will be displayed at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West through September 17; that evening the auction and dinner will occur in an adjacent tent, with collectors competing in the room, by phone, online, and via absentee bids.

The next day will find the exhibiting artists participating in a quick draw while onlooking patrons enjoy brunch. All proceeds benefit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody Country Chamber of Commerce, and local art organizations.

Also buzzing all week long will be By Western Hands, the nonprofit organization that is preserving the legacy of Western design by promoting today’s top artisans. Its Western Functional Art exhibition will remain on view at its downtown gallery right through September 18, 2021.

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