I took a road trip up to Cheyenne this weekend to visit the Link Gallery and Rebecca Barrett, owner/operator. Rebecca just sold one of my large studio pieces, "Autumn in Red" and I took up new work. That is always a good reason for a road trip.
The painting to the right "Late Show" was painted in Cheyenne last August during the Wyoming Plein Air Event 08.
The town of Cheyenne has really embraced the plein air artists and owned this event.
2009 looks to be bigger than last year with sponsors that include Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority, Cheyenne Depot Museum, the Convention Center and Visitors Bureau, Plains Hotel, Emerson Frames, the Link Gallery, Deselms Fine Art, as well as local banks, and restaurants, and Southwest Magazine. If you are a plein air painter download the Call for Entries info at the Link Gallery Website. Entry deadline is April 30. Don't miss it!
The Link Gallery, located in Cheyenne's historic Plains Hotel, is the centerpiece for Wyoming Plein Air'09 this August.
In 2008 artists from all over the country gathered to paint historic Cheyenne, Laramie, the wonderful Snowy Mountains, and all parts in between, and we did it in just a week. This year the event has been extended to 2 weeks and culminates on August 15 with a Quick Draw and Auction on Depot Plaza with the show opening that same afternoon.
If you are a plein air painter download the Call For Entries info by clicking here:Link Gallery Website. Entry deadline is April 30.
Last year Sue McCullough and I went together and had such a great time. Paint outs are always fun but Cheyenne really exceeded my expectation. People in town were excited and welcoming and camaraderie among the painters was something very special.
Photos to the right show the Link Gallery, Sue McCullough painting in Cheyenne's historic downtown, artists with a model at the Quick Draw, and Al Tofanelli from California, in intense concentration at the Quick Draw.