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2016 ART EXHIBITION AND SALE

Many thanks to all who came to Saks Galleries on November 4-5, 2016 and to those who purchased artwork. We are extremely grateful for your continued support.
Please note that select artwork is still available for purchase. Please contact Jamie Bade (970) 533-1177 or Ben Duke (303) 321-3120 if you are interested in purchasing any of the pieces below. 

 


The following artists and sculptors will be participating in Mesa Verde Foundation's
Fourth Rims to Ruins Exhibition and Sale
.

 
Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-04-47-PM-(1).png  William Acheff
William Acheff, renowned for his realistic still lifes, studied under Italian artist Roberto Lupetti in California in 1969.  Four years later, he moved to Taos where he developed a distinct style that is widely recognized and admired.  After  40 years in Taos, he is still inspired to paint the Native American subject matter for which he is known.  Acheff has  shown in major Western art shows, is a two time Prix de West Award winner (1989, 2004) and received the Masters of  the American West Purchase Award in 1998.
"Doll with Mocs on Shelf" "Santo Domingo Mocs"  
Dolls Odds and Ends  
Oil by William Acheff
20"x8" - $18,000
Oil by William Acheff
7"x9" - $6,500
 



  Joe Anna Arnett  Joe Anna Arnett
Joe Anna Arnett was a Senior Art Director for Young & Rubicam Advertising, working on such accounts as Merrill Lynch and People Magazine.  In 1997, she became a Master Artist of the Artists of America Show at the Colorado Historical Society.  Joe Anna’s art has been exhibited at The Albuquerque Museum of Fine Arts, The Tucson Museum of Fine Arts, and The National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, The Cincinnati Museum Center, and Art Asia in Hong Kong.
"Skyway View" "Once a River"  
Skyway View Once a river    
Oil by Joe Anna Arnett
9" x 12" $1,600
Oil by Joe Anna Arnett
12" x 16" $3,200
SOLD
 
                               
 
                                       



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-1-07-29-PM.png  James Asher
James Asher approaches watercolor with a boldness and attention to detail that is rarely seen today.  Asher is mindful of the philosophy of being true to nature in the creation of his work. Exhibitions include: The Gilcrease Museum, The National Museum of Taiwan, The Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art, The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, The Fine Arts Museum of Santa Fe, Artists of America at the Colorado Historical Society, and the Royal Watercolor Museum.

"Little Sister"    
little sister    
Watercolor by James Asher
10"x10" - $2,400
SOLD
   


 
Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-05-23-PM.png  Joe Bohler
Joe Bohler’s paintings have earned him a myriad of awards and an impressive roster of collectors. He works in both oils and watercolors. In June 1991, he was elected by his peers to membership in The National Academy of Western Art (NAWA). Bohler is a regular exhibitor in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame’s, Prix de West. Since 1998, he has shown with the Masters of the American West exhibit at The Autry Museum in California. Winner of the inaugural Donald Teague Memorial Award for best Work of Art on Paper at the 2013 Prix de West Show in Oklahoma City.

"White Hawk" "High Country Gold" "Mesa Verde Nocturnal"
White Hawk Gold Bohler
Watercolor by Joe Bohler
17.5" x 15" - $5,000
Watercolor by Joe Bohler
21.5" x 29" - $9,000
Watercolor by Joe Bohler
14" x 20" - $5,300
SOLD



   Boren Nancy Boren
Nancy Boren’s first painting, a watercolor, was done at age 12 while sitting next to her artist father, James Boren, as he painted at the Grand Canyon in the late 1960s.
Her oil paintings can be seen in the October 2015 issue of Southwest Art magazine, Texas Traditions, 36 Contemporary Artists of the Lone Star State, by Michael Duty and Susan Halsten McGarry and Brushstrokes and Balladeers edited by C. J. Hadley. Aloft in the Western Sky is part of the permanent collection of the Booth Western Art Museum in Georgia; her work has been shown at the National Arts Club, the Gilcrease Museum, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Arts in Embassies program in Bujumbura, Burundi, Africa, and the national juried shows of the AWA, OPA, AIS, and the Outdoor Painters’ Society. 

"Breakfast in Silverton" "Sundown in the San Juan Mountains" "MontezumaCountyCowgirl" "Artist's Holiday at Trout Lake"  
Breakfast in Silverton Cowgirl Artists Holiday  
Oil by Nancy Boren
16" x 12" 
Oil by Nancy Boren
18" x 24" - $3,500
Oil by Nancy Boren
20" x 16" - $2,500
Oil by Nancy Boren
16" x 20"  - $2,500
 


 

   Bumann photo  George Bumann
George Bumann’s art (pronounced Bū-men) comes from his experiences living and working amid the wild lands and creatures of Yellowstone National
Park. From his home and studio located just a few hundred yards from the Park’s northern border, George enjoys the unique opportunity to regularly
observe and model some of the world’s most iconic wildlife species in their natural setting. This intense, daily contact allows for a close
connection with the animals he depicts, enabling him to capture greater feeling and emotion by working from life and memory rather than
photographs. Through thousands of hours studying in the field, he has come to know individual grizzly bears, elk, bison, wolves, moose, and many
other animals across the span of seasons and even years.  “It is very easy to make a wolf, or a bison,” says Bumann, “it can be done in a matter of
minutes (watch his TEDx Talk “When Words Fail—Nature, Art & Meaning”). What I’m after is a sense of their inner landscape—their thoughts, their
intentions—as a way to explore their deeper meaning and to tell their stories through the language of light, gesture, and form.”

"Three Antelope" "Seat of Power" "Gentleman Caller"
Three Antelope Seat of Power Gentleman Caller
Bronze by George Bumann
9.5" x 10.25"  
Bronze by George Bumann
5.5" x 3.75" x 2.75"
SOLD
Bronze by George Bumann
16" x 9" x 13"

"The Quickening"
Quickening
 Bronze by George Bumann
35" x 6.5" x 12.5"  


    Carver Jill Carver
Originally from London, England, Jill Carver moved to the United States fourteen years ago. Before becoming a full time professional artist, she was a curatorial research assistant at the National Portrait Gallery in London for 12 years. Jill currently divides her time between Austin, Texas, and Rico, Colorado.

A ‘painter’s painter’, recognition for her work has come quickly. In 2014, she won the Gold Medal (Artists’ Choice) for Best in Show at Maynard Dixon Country and in the same year was inaugurated as Signature Member in ‘Plein Air Painters of America’. Previously, she won numerous awards including: ‘Artists Choice’ at the Laguna Beach Invitational in 2009; at Telluride, also in 2009; and, at Plein Air Easton in 2008. She has participated in the prestigious Maynard Dixon Country event for five consecutive years, the Artistic Horizons show in Bozeman, MT, for three years, and she was invited as Guest Artist at this year’s Northwest Rendezvous show at The Brinton Museum in Sheridan, WY. She is a popular and highly regarded teacher.

 

"Spring Showers, Canyonlands" "Below the Rim" "Canyonlands,ChasingShadows"
Spring Showers Canyonlands BelowRim Canyonlands
Oil by Jill Carver
15" x 30"
Oil by Jill Carver
18"x20" - $3,400
Oil by Jill Carver
8"x16" - $1,550

"Mesa Verde Storm"    
Mesa Verde Storm    
Oil by Jill Carver
8" x 31" - $2,400
SOLD
   


 

  Case.png  G. Russell Case
Artist G. Russell Case makes his home in Brigham City, Utah. While surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, Russell’s passion lies south in the desert.  Vast mesas and endless skies produce the inspiration behind the painters work. His sweeping, idealized versions of the western landscape combine the beauty of the natural world with the rich imagination and originality of an artist’s mind.  Russell’s work is found at Astoria Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY, David Ericson Fine Art in Salt Lake City, UT, Bingham Gallery in Mt. Carmel, UT, Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and Overland Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ.

"Colorado Monument" "Timberline" "Calm Afternoon"
Colorado Monument Timberline Calm Afternoon
Oil by Russell Case
16" x 20" - $5,900
Oil by Russell Case
8"x8" - $1,700
Oil by Russell Case
8"x10" - $1,900



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-49-06-PM.png  Lorenzo Chavez
Lorenzo Chavez lives in Colorado and enjoys Painting in both pastel and oil. He participates in several national invitational and International group exhibitions and has won major awards including the Pastel Society of America in New York; His work has been chosen to represent PSA in the Butler Art Museum, Ohio. Pastel Society of Spain, Pastel Society of France, Artists of America Show in Denver, Rims to Ruins Exhibition, Plein Air Painters of America, Albuquerque Art Museum, Maynard Dixon Country,100 Gold Medal Exhibition at The Pasadena Art Museum, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, The Brinton Museum, Coors Show in Denver, Butler Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum,  Steamboat Art Museum. Legacy Gallery, Cape Cod Art Museum, Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe, Helena Fox Fine Art,  and Settlers West Gallery, Trailside Galleries.  He was featured in a successful one-man show at the C.M. Russell Museum and has participated successfully in several C.M. Russell Art Auctions.

              "Western Mesa" "San Juan March" "Canyon Shadows"
Western Mesa San Juan Canyon Shadows
Pastel by Lorenzo Chavez
12" x 24" - $3,300
Pastel by Lorenzo Chavez
11" x 14" - $2,400
Pastel by Lorenzo Chavez
12" x 16" - $2,600
 

 "Spring in the San Juans"    
Spring in the San Juans    
Oil by Lorenzo Chavez
16"x20" - $3,700
   

 

 

     Maria D'Angelo
Maria D’Angelo has been drawing since she was a child in Staten Island, NY. She often says she feels as though she was born with a pencil in her hand and everyone that has known her since that young age agrees. Although she currently resides in a charming East Coast town where open spaces and farms still exist, it is the American west, particularly the horses and Native American people, which she chooses to capture on paper. “The call of the west is always pulling me.”
Maria studied fine art in college but feels her talent is natural and has blossomed through the mentorship she receives from acclaimed artist Krystii Melaine. She has spent much time traveling in the western US visiting countless museums, galleries and historic sites, and attending cultural events and equine competitions which inspire her artistic vision. Her works usually begin with an outline drawing, then evolve into compositions in which light against dark and beautifully rendered fine details are the primary focus. 
"A New Beginning" "Spirit of the Mesa" "Pride of the Navajo"
A New Beginning Spirit of the Mesa Pride of Navajo
Charcoal on Cradled Gessobord by Maria D'Angelo
10" x 8" - $925
Charcoal on Cradled Gessobord by Maria D'Angelo
24" x 36" - $9,600
Charcoal on Cradled Gessobord by Maria D'Angelo
16" x 16" - $3,100

"Navajo Elder"
Navajo Elder
 Charcoal on Cradled Gessobord by Maria D'Angelo
16" x 12" - $2,600


 

  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-48-50-PM.png  John DeMott
A John DeMott painting is truly a part of the great American frontier. An outdoorsman and storyteller of the American west, DeMott transcends the cliché of the western artist. DeMott spends hours researching and studying tools, wardrobe, accoutrements and the history of his subjects to recreate the detail that is a trademark of a Demott painting. John's work has been published in the Art of the West, Southwest Art, Art Talk, Civil War Art, Sporting Classics, and Western Horseman.

"A Leap of Faith" "On the Alert" "Ute Camp (Southern Colorado)"
A Leap On the Alert
Oil by John DeMott
9" x 12"
Oil by John DeMott
12"x9" - $3,200
SOLD
Oil by John DeMott
12"x16" - $4,500


 

    Mike Desatnick  Mike Desatnick
A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Mike Desatnick creates strikingly beautiful and colorful canvases of Native Americans and their traditional ceremonials. While the overall rendering of the figures is realistic, he interprets the colors, texture and overall mood of his subject in a painterly, impressionistic style, thus bringing an emotional depth to his canvas.
Based out of his home/studio in a picturesque setting in Colorado, Mike also enjoys painting interiors, still-lifes and market scenes. He is a multiple award winning artist, and has shown his work in Scottsdale, Santa Fe and Jackson Hole.  He has exhibited in various invitational shows, including Allied Artists in New York, Artists of America in Denver, the Peking China Exhibit and the Masters of the American West at the Gene Autry Museum in Los Angeles.  Mike currently exhibits in the Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN and in the Rims to Ruins show at the Mesa Verde National Park and at Saks Galleries in Denver, CO.

 "The Doll Maker's Daughter"
      
"Buckskin and Pendleton Blue" "Rusty in Red"
Doll Maker's Daughter Buckskin and Pendleton Blue Rusty in red
Oil by Mike Desatnick
30" x 24" - $12,000
Oil by Mike Desatnick
12" x 9" - $2,000
Oil by Mike Desatnick
12" x 9" - $2,000

"Chieftain's Ceremonial Robe"       

   
Chieftain's Ceremonial Robe    
Oil by Mike Desatnick
16" x 12" - $3,600
   
 



  Dudash  C. Michael Dudash
C. Michael Dudash has produced oil paintings for publishers, galleries, and clients for nearly 40 years. He has been featured in several art magazines, including Art of the West, Southwest Art and Western Art Collector.  He is represented by several prestigious galleries around the country, and in 2012 he published a book on his Western work.  His collectors appreciate the draftsmanship, use of light and colorful atmosphere that Michael is able to bring to his paintings of the old frontier.  He lives near Coeur d’Alene, ID.

"High Mesa Solitude" "A Good Raid Means Many Ponies" "Travelin' a Rocky Road"
High Mesa Solitude A Good Raid Means Many Ponies
Oil by C. Michael Dudash
30" x 30" - $12,000
Oil by C. Michael Dudash
30" x 36" - $14,400
Oil by C. Michael Dudash
16" x 12" - $3,500
SOLD



 
  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-06-42-PM.png  Barry Eisenach
Barry Eisenach, who graduated from Colorado Institute of Art, paints and sculpts out of his studio in Arvada, Colorado. After 23 years as an illustrator and graphic designer, he turned his attention to sculpting and painting.  He was featured in the January 2000 edition of Southwest Art Magazine and the July/August 2008 and 2011 issues of Art of the West. He was elected to membership in the Northwest Rendezvous Group in 2003 and is a juried Sculptor Member of the National Sculpture Society.  

"Hopi Girl"    
Hopi    
Conte by Barry Eisenach
8" x 8" - $1,200
   

"Nambe Elk Dancer" "Nambe Buffalo Dancer" "Among the Ancients"
Nambe Elk Dancer Nambe Dancer Ancients
Oil by Barry Eisenach
18" x 24"
Oil by Barry Eisenach
18" x 24" - $6,200
Oil by Barry Eisenach
24" x 36" - $12,000
SOLD



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-47-31-PM.png  Gerald Fritzler
Gerald lives and paints in Western Colorado and has been painting watercolors for over thirty years. He is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the Colorado Watercolor Society, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, the Northwest Rendezvous Group, and the Plein Air Painters of America.
His works have been featured in numerous major exhibitions around the country and have been published in a number of books and art magazines including American Artist, The Artists Magazine, Southwest Art, Art of the West, and Plein Air Magazine.


"Evening in Monument Valley" "Color Along Courthouse Wash" "San Juan Gold"
Evening in Monument Valley Color Along San Juan Gold
 
Watercolor by Gerald Fritzler
9" x 12" - $2,800
Watercolor by Gerald Fritzler
6.5" x 9" - $1,650
Watercolor by Gerald Fritzler
14"x19" - $5,300

"Rocky Mountain High"    
Rocky Mountain High  
 
Watercolor by Gerald Fritzler
9" x 12" - $2,800
   



    Gonske Walt Gonske
While attending art school in New York City back in the '60's, our teacher, Frank Reilly, told us about a painter by the name of Nicolai Fechin. There was an exhibition of Mr. Fechin's drawings at one of the galleries, and Mr. Reilly wanted all of us students to go look at his work . They were all truly wonders! How could I have ever guessed that thirty­five years later, I would be invited by Erion Simpson, the Executive Director of The Taos Art Museum, to present a one-man show in the Fechin home and studio? Nicolai Fechin is one of my heroes, so this show has a very special meaning for me. 
I grew up in Irvington, New Jersey and, after high school, I enrolled for three years at an art school in Newark. After that, I served for six months in the Army Enlisted Reserves and then worked at advertising agencies for a number of years in New Jersey. After three more years of study at the Frank Reilly School of Art, I moved to the City in 1967 and free-lanced as a men1 s fashion illustrator. 
During the winter of '71, I flew out to New Mexico with my parents to visit my little sister, who was working at the Taos Ski Valley. While checking out the many galleries in Taos and Santa Fe, I was thrilled to see so much representational art on the walls. In New York, the fine art was either abstract or non objective. I began to wonder what it would be like to live in northern New Mexico, paint landscapes, and maybe even sell some. That was about the time that fashion illustration was being replaced by photography, so it just seemed like the right time to try something new. I was twenty-nine years old and if not then, when? I arrived in Taos for good on February 1st, 1972. Moving out here was, without a doubt, the smartest decision I ever made. 
Putting together ths body of work started two years ago. For this show, I have had the time to study and then decide that pieces turned out particularly well. This has neen a luxury because, more often than not, Im up against promotional deadlines with no second-look opportunity.

  "High Country Patterns" "On the La Plata River"
"Velarde Cottonwoods"Velarde Cottonwoods High Country Patterns On the La Plata River
Oil by Walt Gonske
18"x24" - $8,500
Oil by Walt Gonske
30"x22" - $12,000
Oil by Walt Gonske
18"x20" - $7,500
SOLD


"San Isidro Winter"    
San Isidro Winter  
 
Oil by Walt Gonske
11"x15" - $4,500
   



 
  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-48-26-PM.png  Veryl Goodnight
Veryl Goodnight and her husband, Roger Brooks, live in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. The dramatic landscape, abundant wildlife, ranching community and the history of working animals of the San Juans (such as the burros and guardian dogs for domestic sheep) provide endless inspiration both for Veryl’s sculptures and paintings. Veryl shows in the Masters of the American West at The Autry Museum and the Quest for the West at The Eiteljorg Museum.

"The Hunter" "River Foragers"  
The Hunter River Foragers

 

 

Oil by Veryl Goodnight
12" x 10" - $1,800 
SOLD
Oil by VerylGoodnight
12" x 12" - $2,100
 



    Quang Ho


"Eggplant Variety" "Red and White"  
Eggplant Variety Red and white
 
Oil by Quang Ho
$2,500
Oil by Quang Ho
$2,500
 


  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-07-23-PM.png  Buffalo Kaplinski
For more than 40 years Buffalo Kaplinski has been a fine artist establishing himself in the western U.S. Born in Chicago (1943), he studied at the American Academy of Art and the Chicago Art Institute. After working as a commercial artist in Chicago, the lure of the American Southwest took him to Taos, NM where his career as a fine artist began (1967). He quickly became known as one of the finest contemporary landscape artist working in watercolor and acrylic and gained national recognition through his many one-man shows. His work has been added to numerous corporate collections as well as hundreds of private collections. National shows in which he exhibited include the American Watercolor Society, the Artists of America show, and the National Academy of Design (1965). The Southwest, canyons of Utah, high country of Colorado, moving water, fallen snow, ice, aspen groves, rock formations, sunsets, and glaciers are subjects that get Buffalo splashing away in watercolor and acrylic. He has worked plein air all over the world in about 25 different countries.  He is featured in Passionate Landscapes of Buffalo Kaplinski by Harmon Graves published by Sunstone Press. He has won the Footsteps of Thomas Moran, Award of Excellence in 2012 and 2013 at Zion National Park, where he also was the poster artist and has won the Superintendent’s Award.

"Square Tower Ruin"
MESA VERDE NAT'L PARK

"Beneath the Alcove - Oak Tree House Ruin"
MESA VERDE NAT'L PARK

"Spider Rock, Standing up for Dine"
CANYON de CHELLY NAT'L PARK

"Chinle Flow, Tesgi Overlook"
CANYON de CHELLY NAT'L PARK
 
Square Tower Ruin Beneath the Alcove Spider Rock Chinle Flow  
Plein Air Watercolor by Buffalo Kaplinski
10" x 14"
SOLD
Plein Air Watercolor by Buffalo Kaplinski
20" x 14"
SOLD
Plein Air Watercolor by Buffalo Kaplinski
14" x 17.5"
Plein Air Watercolor by Buffalo Kaplinski
19.5" x 13"
 


 

   Kestrel Steve Kestrel

Steve Kestrel grew up in New Mexico, raising and training quarter horses. He resides with his wife, Cindi, on a 62-acre “wildlife preserve” in Colorado’s Redstone Canyon.

Prix de West Purchase Award - National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - 2013 

Purchase Award,‘ Night of Artists Show’ - Briscoe Art Museum - 2013

Gold Medal for Sculpture ,‘The West Select’- Phoenix Art Museum - 2011, 2012 & 2013.

Featured Artist -2011 & ‘Best of Show’ - 2005 & 2008 - Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale 

People’s Choice Award - 2007 & Red Smith Award - 2008 - ‘Western Visions Show’, National Museum of Wildlife Art

His work is in the collections of 13 museums.
 

"Trickster Transformation" (Raven on Plinth) "The Quorum" "Parthenogenesis" (Lizard and Eggs)
Trickster the Quorum Parthenogenesis
 Bronze by Steve Kestrel
30" x 30" x 7" - $8,200 Ed. of 21
 Bronze by Steve Kestrel
12" x 17" x 5" - $4,200 Ed. of 36
Bronze by Steve Kestrel
7" x 19" x 10" - $3,800 Ed. of 36

"Cool, Clear Water" (Wall Piece)     
Cool Clear Water    
 Bronze by Steve Kestrel
10" x 6" x 3" - $1,900 Ed. of 36
   


 

   Matia Walter Matia
Walter Matia was educated at Williams College in Massachusetts, and earned degrees in Biology and Art Design. He worked in the exhibits department of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and served as the Vice President of The Nature Conservancy for Land Management.
 
Walter is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, a Master Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists, Master Wildlife Artist of Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and the Gilcrease Museum 2015 Rendezvous Artist.

He resides in Dickerson, Maryland with his wife, two children and two dogs. 
"The Rebel Angel"                                              
Rebel Angel
Bronze by Walter Matia
20" x 20" x 8" Bronze Ed. of 20



 Niblett Gary Niblett

Gary Niblett was born and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He attended the Art Center School of Design and later spent eight years with the Hanna-Barbera Studios as a background artist. In 1973 Gary left commercial art to focus exclusively on Western art, and three years later was voted into the Cowboy Artists of America. His work has been exhibited all over the world, including the Grand Palais, France and the Amerika Hass Berlin, Germany. He has also exhibited in Moscow, Taiwan, Beijing and at the prestigious Royal Watercolor Society in London. Niblett’s work has been included in publications such as the International Fine Art Collector, Time, Saturday Review and New Mexico Magazine. In 1990 a book titled Gary Niblett – A New Look at the Old West was released. He has a large oil hanging in the New Mexico state capitol building.

 


"Majestic Canyons"         "San Juan Meadow" "High Desert Bluff"
Majestic Canyons San Juan Meadows High Desert Bluff
Oil by Gary Niblett
16" x 20" - $3,400
Oil by Gary Niblett
18" x 24" - $3,800
SOLD
Oil by Gary Niblett
9" x 12" - $1,800
SOLD

"The Road to Shiprock"                                              
Oil by Gary Niblett
24"x30" 

 


  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-06-59-PM.png  Ralph Oberg
Raised in Colorado, Ralph Oberg always knew he would be an artist. In 1987, Oberg began to study with several plein air masters including Wayne Wolfe, Clyde Aspevig, Len Chmiel, and Skip Whitcomb. Ralph is a Signature Member of the Plein Air Painters of America. He received the William Weiss Purchase Award at the 1988 Buffalo Bill Show in Cody, WY and the Collector’s Choice Award at the 2006 Maynard Dixon Foundation Show.  His large Colorado landscape hangs permanently in the House Chambers of the Colorado State Capitol Building.

"Rugged Mountain Morning" "He's Lookin' at You" "San Juan Springs" "After the Gold Rush"  
Rugged Mountain Morning Here's looking at you San Juan Springs After the Gold Rush  

Oil by Ralph Oberg
10" x 12"

Oil by Ralph Oberg
18" x 30" - $6,800
Oil by Ralph Oberg
10" x 12" - $2,000
SOLD
Oil by Ralph Oberg
18" x 22" - $5,500
 



   Ostlid Joel Ostlind
Joel Ostlind was raised in Wyoming and traveled around working on ranches.  He married in Texas, started a family in Montana, and was back in Wyoming in time for his two children to start school.  Ostlind's work progressed from sketching in the evenings, a life long habit. In 1990, Ostlind built a studio in Big Horn, Wyoming.  Since then, he has worked full time, etching, drawing and painting scenes from the landscape that has surrounded him.
Ostlind has exhibited in numerous shows. He was the featured artist at the Coors Western Art Exhibit at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, 2002.  His work is included in John T.  Ordeman’s book, The American Sporting Prints: 20th Century Etchers and Drypointists (2007).  He also has degrees in soil science and ranch management that he keeps tucked away.

              "Buzzard Sky" "Cattle and Cottonwoods" "Buffalo Gal"
Buzzard Sky Cattle Buffalo Gal
           
Etching by Joel Ostlind
3" x 8" - $360
Edition of 72 - 10 Available for purchase
Etching by Joel Ostlind
4" x 5" - $325
Edition of 48 - 10 available for purchase

"Weight Forward Floating #5"    
Weight Forward Floating    
Etching by Joel Ostlind
8" x 3" - $360
Edition of 72 - 7 available for purchase
   



   Poon John Poon
John Poon has been a working artist for over 20 years. He graduated from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, California and later stayed on as an instructor. He served as Director of Foundations overseeing classes in Drawing, Sketching, Perspective, and Color and Design. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including The Society of Western Artist, Arts for the Parks National Juried exhibition, and The Sonoma Annual Plein Air competition. 

"Evening Light on Red Rock"   "Approaching Zion"
Evening Red Rock   Approaching Zion
Oil by John Poon
11"x14"
  Acrylic by John Poon
11"x14" - $1,495

 "Desert Evening"    
Desert Evening    
 Acrylic by John Poon
11"x14" - $1,495
SOLD
   



    Ron Rencher
Born in St. George, UT, 1952. Began painting at the age of twelve. Earned a BA in art from Southern Utah University. Post Graduate studies include Ned Jacob, Mark Daily, Dan Gerhartz. 
Has been featured in: ART OF THE WEST, AMERICAN ARTIST, THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE, SANTA FE MAGAZINE, PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE, AND WESTERN ART COLLECTOR. Ron has been published in the following books: PAINTERS OF UTAH'S CANYONS AND DESERTS; ENCHANTED ISLE: A History of Plein Air Painting in Santa Catalina Island; ART HE NATIONAL PARKS: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations. Authored "A SYSTEM OF THREES" for THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE. 
Ron is an active instructor, conducting several plein air landscape classes each year at various locations. 
Appeared in the PBS series P LEIN AIR, PAINTING THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE 
ASSOCIATE MEMBER, THE CALIFORNIA ART CLUB, OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA 
SIGNATURE MEMBER, THE PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF AMERICA 
 "Big Point at Toroweap" "Cliff Shadows" "On the Dirty Devil River"
Big Point Cliff shadows Dirty Devil River
Oil by Ron Rencher
20"x30" - $7,500
Oil by Ron Rencher
10"x8" - $1,200
Oil by Ron Rencher 9"x12"-$1,900

             "Strata of the San Rafael"    
Strata of the San Rafael    
Oil by Ron Rencher
24"x20" - $5,800
   



    Spike Ress

Spike Ress was born in Long Island, New York but grew up in New Mexico where the landscape and culture influenced his artistic direction. He left a commercial art career in 1978 to pursue fine art fulltime, working in both watercolor and oils. Ress is a signature member of several state, regional and national watercolor societies including The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and Watercolor West. He exhibits extensively and has earned numerous awards. His work is in museum, corporate and private collections throughout the country.
 

               "Long House, Over Site" "Summer Sky Four Corners"
Long House Summer Sky Four Corners
            Watercolor by Spike Ress
15"x22" - $2,700
Watercolor by Spike Ress
22"x30" - $5,200


"Evening Shadows"    
Evening Shadows    
Watercolor by Spike Ress
14"x21" - $2,600
   



   Jim Rey Jim Rey
Jim Rey has been a practicing fine artist since 1976. His paintings have been printed by Bantam Books on the covers of Louis L'Amour and Bonanza books. His works have also been on the covers of Western Horseman magazine. The Great Plains Art Museum (University of Nebraska) and The Leanin' Tree museums have Jim's works in their permanent collections. His works have been exhibited in The Frederic Remington Museum and The Museum of Nebraska Art.  

 "Topping the Pass" "Packing into Little Molas" "A Morning in Silverton"
A morning in Silverton
Oil by Jim Rey
17"x15" - $4,500
Oil by Jim Rey
12"x16" - $1,500
SOLD
Oil by Jim Rey
20"x10"

"Sun Worshipers"    
Sun Worshipers    
Oil by Jim Rey
10"x8" - $1,300
SOLD
   

 


    Laura Robb

"Sunflowers" "Narcissus" "Shelf with Pears"
Sunflowers Narcissus Shelf with Pears
Oil by Laura Robb
14"x12" - $4,400
Oil by Laura Robb
14"x9" - $3,500
SOLD
Oil by Laura Robb
8"x10" - $2,600
SOLD

"Indian Corn and Blanker Flowers"    
Indian Corn    
Oil by Laura Robb
16"x20" - $6,500
   


   Sandifer Rosie Sandifer
Rosie Sandifer's landscape paintings reflect a sculptor's keen eye for scale, and a feeling for space gained from years of living on the High Plains of West Texas and in the desert Southwest. 
B. Byron Price. Director Russell Center, American West
Her work is in the collection of LY.Woodson Museum, Museum of the Southwest, Brookgreen Gardens Museum, Texas Tech University Museum, Virginia Museum of Animal Art. Collected internationally, Rosie has shown in Cincinnati Museum's Great American Artists Show; the Fleisher, Butler, Danville, Bergstrom-Mahler, Wildlife, and Tucson Museums. Awards include Allied Artists America, American Artists Professional League and National Sculpture Society. 
 
"Shadow's Respite" "Alpine Sunrise, Study" "Trio"
Shadow's respite Alpine Sunrise Trio
Oil by Rosie Sandifer
16"x16"
Oil by Roside Sandifer
20"x30"
Oil by Rosie Sandifer
9"x12"

 "Changing Light"    
Changing Light    
Oil by Rosie Sandifer
22"x30"
   


  Soukup  Jill Soukup
Jill Soukup was born in Buffalo, New York. Shortly thereafter, her family moved to Colorado, where she still resides. Jill’s affinity for horses as a young girl resulted in countless drawings and studies of them, which made for a strong drawing foundation. As a teen, she started a pet-portrait business, acquired jobs painting murals, and designed logos for local organizations. She graduated from Colorado State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Fine Art. There, she received awards for illustration and design and worked as an illustrator and designer for the university. She initially pursued a career in graphic design while continuing to paint part time. After 11 years as a designer, she made the switch to full-time painting. Her work continues to gain recognition as she receives awards, appears in national publications, and shows in important juried and one-woman exhibitions.

             "Pale Pals"

  "White Ramblings"
Pale Pals Sorrel Stride White Ramblings
Oil by Jill Soukup
SOLD
Oil by Jill Soukup
7"x10" - $1,100
SOLD
Oil by Jill Soukup
8"x14" - $1,600
SOLD
 



 

 Stevenson Tiffany Stevenson
Art and nature have always been significant parts of Tiffany Stevenson’s life. Born and raised in Utah, Tiffany was afforded abundant opportunities for exploring the outdoors, instilling a life-long love affair with nature and its creatures. Even as a small child, it was evident to her parents that she possessed a strong, innate desire to express herself through art. It was then, only a matter of time until her love of nature and art became inseparable.

Tiffany received her formal education in the form of a Bachelor of Fine Art from Weber State University in Utah. Most valuable to her education in art, however, have been the numerous opportunities she has had to study under some well-respected painters, recently including Ralph Oberg, Greg Beecham, Dave Wade, Jim Wilcox, Dick Heighberger, Tom Browning, and Clark Kelly Price

Invaluable to Tiffany’s painting, is the practice of painting out-of-doors. “Plein air painting provides me with the irreplaceable opportunity to record the experience of a location first hand. Painting on-site forces me into a careful contemplation of my surroundings, resulting in the exploration of color and value that cannot be found in a photograph.” The primary purpose of these studies is to use them in the studio to develop into larger wildlife and landscape paintings.

Ultimately, Tiffany feels that, “if the viewer of one of my paintings sees some of the inherent mystery and beauty of nature and of nature’s wildlife, or senses something unnameable but undeniably related to something within themselves, then I feel I have been successful.”


" Royalty at Rest" "Looking for Leftovers" "Watch Out, Peter!"
Royalty at Rest Looking for Leftovers Watch out peter
Oil by Tiffany Stevenson
13" x 14.5"
Oil by Tiffany Stevenson
15" x 24" - $2,500
Oil by Tiffany Stevenson
24" x 36" - $4,800

 "Night Games"    
   
Oil by Tiffany Stevenson
30" x 36" - $6,000
   



    Ullberg Kent Ullberg
A native of Sweden, Kent Ullberg is recognized as one of world’s foremost wildlife sculptors. He studied at the Swedish University College of Art in Stockholm and worked at museums in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Africa and Denver, CO. After living in Botswana, Africa, for seven years he has made his home permanently in the United States where he now lives on Padre Island, Corpus Christi, TX. He also maintains a studio in Loveland, CO.

Best known for his monumental works executed for museums and municipalities across the globe, his Fort Lauderdale, FL and his Omaha, NE installations are the largest bronze wildlife compositions ever done, spanning several city blocks. Both earned him the coveted Henry Hering Medal Award from the National Sculpture Society, NYC. His most recent monumental installation is “Snow-Mastodon”, a life-size bronze Mastodon placed outside the Denver Museum of Nature and Science last September.
 
"Scent of Vixen" "By the River" "Mountain Majesty"
Scent of Vixen By the River Mountain Majesty
Bronze by Kent Ullberg
 13 x 19 x 9 - edition of 15 - $8,000
Bronze by Kent Ullberg
 19 x 12 x 7.5 -$4,500

Bronze by Kent Ullberg
19 x 12 x 7.5 - $5,000


"Round Robbin"    
Round Robbin    
Bronze by Kent Ullberg
 10 x 6 x 5.5 -$2,900
   



   Wilcox Jim Wilcox
Since 1969, Jim Wilcox has painted extensively throughout the world.  Though realistic in his painting technique, the beautiful abstract patterns that he finds in nature continue to be an important part of his work.  Jim was awarded the coveted Prix de West Award at The National Academy of Western Art Show in 1987, the Remington award from the same show in 2002 and 2007, and the Purchase Award from The Masters of the American West Show at The Autry Museum in Los Angeles.  
"Vermilion Peaks and Friends" "Fall Gold" "Fall River"
Vernillion Fall Gold Fall river
Oil by Jim Wilcox
18"x24"
Oil by Jim Wilcox
9"x12" - $2,800
SOLD
Oil by Jim Wilcox
12"x16" - $3,800
SOLD

"Back to Nature"    
Back to nature    
Oil by Jim Wilcox
12"x16" - $3,800
   

   Young Dan Young
Dan Young was born in Denver and grew up in rural western Colorado. His experiences camping, fishing, and exploring throughout the Rocky Mountains as a child have been a strong influence on his work. He attended Colorado Institute of Art, hoping to find a direction for his talent. After graduation he moved to Dallas Texas to pursue the commercial art field. Even with a successful illustration career, the landscape of his youth was always calling him back to Colorado. He returned in 1989 to begin painting full time.

 

Young enjoys painting the rural life of the west, the ranches that dot the mountain valleys and river bottoms. He clings strongly to the importance of painting from life. He tries to spend as much time as possible painting on location, trying to capture his love and appreciation of nature on canvas. He has worked diligently trying to convey the feel of the moment in his paintings. “For me it is not about the details of a scene. It’s the emotion of the moment that I’m after”, states Young.
 

 "High Country Awakening"

 "Sheep Mountain Shadows" "Night Lights"
High Country Sheep Mtn Night Lights
Oil by Dan Young
10"x12"
Oil by Dan Young
10"x12" - $1,850
Oil by Dan Young
16"x20" - $3,600


 "Trout Lake Glory"

 "Clouds Over Wilson"  
Trout Clouds over Wilson  
Oil by Dan Young
20"x24" - $4,500
Oil by Dan Young
10"x12" - $1,850
 
 
   




   
2016 GUEST ARTIST:
Susan Matteson
     Susan Hediger Matteson, grew up on a farm in southern Illinois, surrounded by many of the things she loves to paint.  She earned her degree in studio drawing/painting and also a degree in graphic design and illustration from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  After almost 20 years working as a freelance illustrator and designer, she decided to return to her first love, painting. She now lives and works on a forty acre farm, with her family, in southwest Colorado, set on a hill with a sweeping vista of Mesa Verde and the four corners region.  Many of her oil paintings are executed around her farm and the beautiful southwest region.

"Point Lookout Before Dawn"    
Point Lookout Before Dawn    
Oil by Susan Matteson
16"x16" - $1,650