ART IN WYOMING: Sheridan Photography Show, Grand Teton Native American Arts, WYOmericana Caravan, Lander Art Center features Wyoming Art Party

With This Ring 2015


First Juried Photography Poster May 2015


Sagebrush Art Center is pleased to host its First Annual Juried Photography Show this May.  Juried by well-known photographer Adam Jahiel, the exhibition features 38 photos by 30 local and regional photographers, and will run May 4th-May 30th.  The reception & awards ceremony takes place May 15th, from 5-7pm.  The reception is open to the public; wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The Sagebrush Art Center is located in the Historic Train Depot at 201 E. 5th street in Sheridan, Wyoming.  Summer hours begin in May: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5 pm.  Operated by SAGE (Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et, al), the art center also houses a Member Gallery.  The Sagebrush hosts a variety of classes in several mediums, including 2-hour painting workshops for beginners of all ages.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.



LANDER:  An exhibition of the Wyoming Art Party

Lander, WY- The Lander Art Center is pleased to present “A Portrait of Wyoming” a collaborative art project by The Wyoming Art Party featuring the work of 38 Wyoming artists, writers and craft folk. This traveling exhibition will open its Lander showing on Friday, May 22 from 6-8pm at the Lander Art Center. This reception is free and open to the public.

The Wyoming Art Party is an organization started by two local Laramie artists, June Glasson and Meg Thompson, whose mission is to organize art projects and shows that connect individuals, scattered throughout Wyoming, who work in different regions, disciplines (fine arts, writing, music, craft) and from different backgrounds, with the aim of creating work that truly represents art in Wyoming as it is, rather than as it is thought to be.

For this show the participants where invited to create a “Portrait of Wyoming” in whatever medium they chose. They were then paired with another artist whom they would trade pieces with and finish each other’s piece. The aim was to connect individuals from across the state who don’t usually work together and to encourage artists to create something outside their day to day work. The heart of this project is collaboration.

Exhibition on display from May 22 – July 4, 2015.


WYOMericana 2015

CHEYENNE:  WYOmericana Concert May 30, Atlas Theater

We’re always excited to promote this fabulous, annual summer concert series featuring Wyoming artists! Check out their full schedule, and the Cheyenne event, May 30 at the Atlas Theater!


MOOSE, WY —For the past 40 years, artisans from diverse American Indian tribes have demonstrated their traditional and contemporary art forms in Grand Teton National Park. This annual program provides visitors a chance to gain greater appreciation and understanding of American Indian cultures that are still alive and active today.


Participating artists demonstrate and share the cultural traditions of their tribes through art forms such as painting, weaving, pottery, beadwork, and musical instruments. Guest artists exhibit daily during open hours at the Colter Bay Visitor Center. Artists also offer their finished items for purchase. The 2015 schedule includes:

May 9 – 25 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone/Bannock Beadwork & Flint Knapping
May 26 – June 1 Jola LaBeau Eastern Shoshone Beadwork & Other Crafts
June 2 – 8 Amanda Coby Shoshone/Bannock Beadwork
June 9 – 15 Ted Moran S’Klallam Northwest Coastal Carving
June 16 – 22 Kelly Looking Horse Lakota Sioux Drums, Antler & Hide items
June 23 – 29 Guillermo Martinez Tarascan-Apache Handmade Flutes & Drums
June 30 – July 6 Gale Self Choctaw Silver & Turquoise Jewelry
July 7 – 13 Andrea Two Bulls Oglala Sioux Beadwork & Painting
July 14 – 20 Monte Yellowbird Arikara/Hidatsa Ledger Art
July 21 – 27 Lovey Two Bulls Oglala Sioux Beadwork, Jewelry, Artwork
July 28 – August 3 DG House Cherokee Painting & Printmaking
August 4 – 10 Paul Hacker Choctaw Ledger Art, Knives, Flutes
August 11 – 17 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone/Bannock Beadwork & Flint Knapping
August 18 – 24 Jola LaBeau Eastern Shoshone Beadwork & Other Crafts
August 25 – 31 Juan & Josie Broncho Shoshone/Paiute Beadwork
September 1– 7 Nancy Nacki & Clyde Hall Shoshone/Bannock Beadwork, Silver & Pottery
September 8 – 14 DG House Cherokee Painting & Printmaking
September 15 – 21 Maynard White Owl Nez Perce/Cayuse Beadwork
September 22 – 28 Andrea Two Bulls Oglala Sioux Beadwork & Painting
Sept. 29 – Oct. 12 Debbie & Willy LaMere Shoshone/Bannock Beadwork & Flint Knapping


ARTS IN WY: Art, Symphony, Events & More

RIVERTON:  Butch Cassidy, My Uncle: Book Signing

The Wind River Hotel and Casino invites you to a book signing and presentation by Bill Betenson, author of Butch Cassidy, My Uncle: A Family Portrait on August 29 at 4 p.m. in the hotel lobby.

Betenson will talk about the infamous Tipton Train Robbery that occurred on August 29, 1900 in Tipton, WY. This event is considered one of the great robberies that made Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch famous in the old west.

Betenson wrote a detailed account of the life and times of his great-uncle Robert Leroy Parker aka Butch Cassidy. Betenson became interested in the notorious train and bank robber after attending a private screening of the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. His great-grandmother Lula Betenson wrote Butch Cassidy, My Brother in 1976 and highlighted the controversy surrounding her brother’s death.

Growing up, hearing detailed stories about Butch Cassidy and his adventures, Betenson spent over two decades researching his famous great-uncle by accessing family documents, traveling to Argentina and conducting extensive interviews.

With a rich history in Wyoming, Butch Cassidy earned his famous nickname while visiting Rock Springs. Betenson will discuss these various connections to Wyoming and will be open for a Q&A. Books will be available for purchase in the hotel gift shop.

In the Northern Arapaho Experience Cultural Room, a meet and greet with Northern Arapaho Artist Eugene Ridgely  Jr., will also begin at 5 p.m. For the month of September, Ridgely’s art work will be on display in the cultural room. Ridgley has been an artist for over 30 years and calls his paintings and drawings Contemporary American Indian Art.

SHERIDAN:  Unbound at Sagebrush Community Art Center

All Booked Up and No Place to Go?

The end of summer may be a great time to curl up and relax with a good paperback novel or flip through and select one of the many EBooks on a Kindle.   Past resident artists from the Jentel Foundation are taking an entirely different look at the world of books in an exhibition at the Sagebrush Community Art Center August 27th-October 5th.  UNBOUND features over two dozen examples of creative approaches to exploring various aspects of handmade books from binding  to paper, content to format, printing to images and media to traditional styles, such as accordion pleated and scrolls.  The exhibition opens on Wednesday, August 28th 5:00-7:00pm.  Mary Jane Edwards, Executive Director of the Jentel Foundation and curator for the exhibition will make a few comments about the exhibition at the opening and will show the individual pages of Collapse of the Home: Tejas, an unusual book by Alice Leora Briggs in a collaboration organized by Railsmith, an informal group of artists who engineered and produced the hand-printed, lithographic, pop-up book in a limited-edition of thirteen.   Refreshments are provided and the public is invited to attend. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

CHEYENNE:  Cheyenne Botanical Gardens’ Mad hatter Mixer & Tea Party 

The Mad Hatter Mixer (evening garden party for adults September 6th) and the Mad Hatter Tea Party for Kids and adults (September 8th) are rapidly approaching. The Mixer committee is in need of plates. Please bring any orphaned/extra dessert, salad or luncheon plates that are dishwasher safe and that you are willing to donate to the Botanic Gardens.

HELP! We are also in need of volunteers for either the Mad Hatter Mixer on the day of Friday, Sept. 6th or the Mad Hatter Tea Party on Sunday, Sept. 8th.

For questions about donating plates or volunteering, contact Darcee Snider at or 307.637.6458. We appreciate your support! THANK YOU!

LARAMIE: UW Art Museum Presents “Chicanitas”

CODY:  Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale September 20 & 21

The 32nd Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale is coming! Visit their website for details and a look at the amazing artists…

Symphonies Launch 2013-2014 Season

Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra first performance — September 28 — “Brilliant Beginnings”:  This concert features all overtures, including many audience favorites: from the Lone Ranger (William Tell Overture) to the Can-Can (Orpheus in the Underworld Overture), from Romeo and Juliet to the Fledermaus and Bernstein’s sparkling Candide Overture. The talented players of the CSO shine in this program as they demonstrate their virtuosity and versatility. Our guest artists on this program are a number of local High School orchestra students, sitting side-by-side with their CSO professional musician counterparts, joining the CSO for the Offenbach overture at the performance. Don’t miss it!

Wyoming Symphony Orchestra in Casper — first performance October 5 — “Rock On!”:  “The majesty of the full forces of the symphony orchestra will shine in the spectacular opening of our 64th concert season. We’ll begin with a bright and energetic kaleidoscope of orchestral sound in Thomas Svoboda’s Overture of the Season. Next, the greatest love theme ever written to the synopsis of the greatest love story ever told: Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Finally we’ll feature the extraordinary virtuosity of Russian superstar Alexander Ghindin performing the granddaddy of all piano concertos, Rachmaninoff’s 3rd, better known as ‘Rach 3.'” — Wyoming Symphony Orchestra

Powder River Symphony Orchestra in Gillette — first performance October 27 — “Hello to Broadway”:  Live and be merry! Enjoy of timeless selections from some of the most celebrated Broadway Musicals. Brazilian Pianist Joao Paulo Casarotti joins the Powder River Symphony in the performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. 

University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra — first performance October 3 — Svoboda, Overture of the Season; Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for 4 winds and orchestra, KV Anh I/9(297b); Brahms, Symphony No. 2. Nicole Riner, flute; Lindsey Bird Reynolds, oboe; Kaori Uno-Jack, bassoon; Jason Johnston, horn

Univ. of WY Flute Studio Third Annual WY Flute Day, September 21, Cody High School:  

Featuring Nicole Riner, Instructor of Flute, University of Wyoming • Dr. Linda Antas, flutist and Professor of Music Technology and Composition, Montana State University • Gioscia-Groothof Duo flute-guitar duo from Colorado Springs 

Activities Include:  Workshops in breathing and stretching, master class on All-State excerpts, guest performances from Dr. Linda Antas (flute + electronics) and Gioscia-Groothof Duo, recital of flutists from around Wyoming, mass flute choir concert

Wyoming Flute Day is generously sponsored by University of Wyoming, Hill Music, and King’s Inn Cody

Contact Dr. Nicole Riner to register:

The Hidden Wyoming Project Explores Wyoming Off the Beaten Track

Photographer Beau Johnston and his lovely wife are exploring our square state via The Hidden Wyoming Project – a look at the WY that few people stop to see. Check out the website & join their Flickr group to share your Hidden Wyoming!


ON THE CALENDAR: March 8, 2013


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CHEYENNE: WY State Museum New Exhibit

From Arts Cheyenne:  “Wyoming Passage,” a new temporary exhibit utilizing contemporary photographs and paintings, has opened at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne. The exhibit combines images relating to transportation and the varied Wyoming landscape.

Visit Arts Cheyenne online for more information!


CODY: Miss Cody Stampede Pageant March 16

From Cody Chamber:  Miss Cody Stampede Pageant Saturday March 16th. Orientaion Horsemanship competition begins @ 9 am at the Double Doc arena. Interviews begin at 1 pm at the Cody Library. Crowning of the new Lady In Waiting and Princess just prior to the parade. The new court will participate in the parade. Please email or call me with any questions and thank you for including this event on your calendar. Contact Shelley Causey Miss Cody Stampede Royalty Committee 307.272.1770 for more information.

JACKSON: Free Concert March 9 for the Family

March is National Music In Our Schools Month

Grand Teton Music Festival is Celebrating with a Free Concert!

4:00PM • Saturday, March 9

FREE Family Concert: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

WindSync takes the audience on a musical adventure in this exciting and educational program inspired by the writing of Dr. Seuss.  Learn about the sounds of the instruments, the teamwork and your potential to grow, change and conquer adversity. Congratulations, today is your day!

Walk Festival Hall, Teton Village

FREE! Tickets not required  307-733-1128 •

CASPER: Casper College Dance Classes



UW Sports — Coming Up…

ROCK SPRINGS — Community Fine Arts Center Celebrates Youth Art Month

From the Community F.A. Center:  YOUTH ART MONTH Student Exhibits have started at the Community Fine Arts Center! Rock Springs Junior High art students have filled the gallery with great art now through March 16th.

Next up will be the Rock Springs and Independence High Schools art students work — March 19-30. Reception will be March 20, 6-7 p.m.

SHERIDAN — Reception for Artist Beth Gleason

CASPER — Nicolaysen Art Museum Reception for Joshua Ray Smith


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ARTS: Neltje at SAGE Community Art Center, Sheridan


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Roger Appell

The Sagebrush Community Art Center proudly presents “Living With Art,” an exhibition of art from around the world, acquired and exhibited by local artist and philanthropist, Neltje.

The show opened on January 15, and runs through February 24. The opening reception took place January 17, and was open to the public.












Roger Appell

Neltje said of the exhibiton, “This group of paintings, ceramics, furnishings and ethnic sculptures have been hunted and gathered by me over a period of many years during my travels to far-flung places. My passion for color, texture and emotional integrity drives me to appreciate the primitive, the talented and the craftsmanship (displayed in) this exhibition… I don’t think of myself as a collector — I buy what I love.  I hope the community will enjoy seeing the diversity of my mind.”

Roger Appell

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is open Monday through Saturday form 10 A- 5 P, and is located int eh Historic Train Depot at 201 E. 5th Street in Sheridan. Call the art center for more information at 307-674-1970.


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art by Tawni Shuler

Sheridan — Tawni Shuler Show at Sagebrush Community Art Center

The Sagebrush Community Art Center hosts “Unraveling,” an exhibition of artwork by Tawni Shuler, which opens September 22 at the Historic Depot on 201 E. 5th St in Sheridan.  An Artist’s Reception is scheduled for September 27th, from 5-7pm.  The show runs through October 27th.

Shuler’s her work is inspired by memories of growing up in Wyoming and experiencing the western landscape and its life cycles.  She works primarily with painting and drawing materials, in addition to mixed media, such as collected pieces of the landscape: bones, plants and dirt.  Her work has shown nationally, and Shuler recently participated in the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner.

Shuler states, “It is the experience in the details of a place that define it, make it unforgettable and almost magical.  I am inspired by memories of landscape: the life cycles of its inhabitants and plants, the drastic seasons, possessing qualities of both grittiness and frailty.”

Shuler is currently Visiting Artist at Sheridan College, where she teaches painting and drawing.

art by Jerry Wood

Laramie — Prospectus for: WOW FAB Women Show 2012

This Works of Wyoming (WOW) exhibition will showcase artists working in varied media. Subject matter presented is by, for, or about fab women. Submit up to 3 original pieces for consideration in the following categories: original 2-D work, paintings, drawings, mixed media, printmaking, digital media, & photography. 3-D work: sculpture, metal, ceramics, glass, jewelry and mixed media. All work must be new to the gallery at Works of Wyoming (not previously shown), not mass produced, and copyright adherent. All work must be suitably framed, mounted, and wired for installation. Non-glare glass is preferred for photography purposes.  Jurors reserve the right to disqualify any work not suitably presented, or any work not corresponding to the entry image or community standards. Size restriction for 2-D work: No larger than 24″ X 24″. This show is open to all artists in Wyoming.

How to Submit: submit up to 3 images of work via email to: as an attachment in jpeg format. Please include title, media or technique, & size of the work in the body of your email. 

*Sept 23 — Deadline for email Submissions  *Sept 27 —  Email Notification                                            *Oct   4 — Work delivery deadline to begin set-up  *Oct 13 Sat. —  10-4pm reception and show opening. Join Us for the “Painted Bra” Initiative and create a painted/decorated bra in our workshop space to exhibit in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Check out the window display for this one!  *Nov 10 — Show closes 6pm  *Nov 12-13 — Artists pick up work          

Receipt of the completed application form constitutes your agreement to all conditions established in this prospectus. WOW will provide insurance for all work while onsite, artists are responsible for insuring work in transit. Consent to use photos of work for promotional purposes is assumed unless otherwise stated by artist.

Norwegian Bowl by Diane Edwards

CHEYENNE:  Art, Design & Dine Celebrate American Craft Week — Click here to see the feature in our Fall 2012 issue of Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine!

In a world of high tech, instant and mass produced, the hand crafted takes us back to an appreciation of “the irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.” (Willa Cather) Every October, crafts events and artisans around the nation are highlighted during American Craft Week. Crafts supporters can access events across the nation at their website at  Art tour organizer, originator, (and talented mixed media artist) Georgia Rowswell found out about the event last year and quickly scheduled a show for her gallery, Artful Hand Studio & Gallery in Cheyenne. “I paired Terry Kruezer with Curt Theobald, both gifted crafts people from the area. Wyoming had no representation on the American Craft Week website that year until my gallery signed up. This year will be different!” proclaims Rowswell.

Cheyenne’s Art Design & Dine will be celebrating along with the rest of the country during its regularly scheduled monthly art tour on October 11th from 5-8 pm. Tour venues are working together to provide a special evening that honors the talents of local and regional crafts people. Here is a sampling of what you can expect from female artisans during October’s art tour:

Fiber artist Christi Beckman’s show, Intersections, will be on display at Artful Hand Studio & Gallery.  Artist reception will be held during Art Design & Dine on Thursday, October 11 from 5-8 PM. Additional show hours on Friday, October 12 from 5-8 PM and Saturday October 13 from 10-3 PM. Christi will be demonstrating some of her techniques on October 12 from 6-8 PM. Artful Hand Studio & Gallery is located at 302 East 1st Ave Cheyenne WY .

The Nagle Warren Mansion (located at 222 East 17th Street in Cheyenne) will be featuring four crafts women:  dumpster glass by Beth Ruli; basketry by Linda Behrens; rosemaling by Diane Edwards and quilting by Cindy Paul. The show opens October 1, with an artists’ reception and rosemailing demonstration during Art Design & Dine on October 11 from 5-8. The show runs through October 27. The gallery is open during regular business hours. For further information call 307-637-3333.

In addition to these lovely women artisans, Steve Schrepferman’s ceramic sculptures will be on display at Clay Paper Scissors Gallery and Studio, located at 1506 Thomes Avenue in Cheyenne. Steve hails from Cody, Wyoming and will be on hand to talk about his work during the art tour on October 11 from 5-8 PM . The show continues until November 30. For more information and gallery hours call 307-631-6039.

Art Design & Dine is pleased to be a part of American Craft Week. “The creative sector is an important part of the vitality of any city and Cheyenne is no exception,” Georgia says. “This is a great opportunity to meet the creative forces behind the work and just enjoy a night of the arts.”


Artist Heidi Huggins creates custom painted art utilizing the tools of the trade out west. “Ranch and Rodeo are a way of life for me, but more so my art is my life,” Heidi says. “I strive to combine the two with hand-painted Bronc Halters and other horse tack.”  In these awards designed and pictured above, made for the Thar family’s Ranch Sorting event, Heidi is excited to help with events that are geared toward the entire family being able to get out there and compete.  “I am very proud to be able to paint award halters for them and any other Wyoming ranch or rodeo club in the future,” Heidi says. This coming weekend, check out the RSNC event , Thar’s Ranch Sorting, at the Gillette Camplex East Pavillion!  Sat, Sept 22~ 9am-12am Sun, Sept 23 ~ 9am-8pm Contact:  Stacey Thar~ 685-0149 for more info!


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