Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Council Folk Masters Tent Added to Big Horn Basin Folk Festival

For more than a decade, the Wyoming Arts Council has provided grants to skilled folk and traditional artists to teach an apprentice specific skills through the Mentoring Project Grants program. The program is designed to help preserve the masters’ skills and to pass them on to the next generation. This summer, travelers on their way
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Announcing Two New Public Art Calls

The Wyoming Arts Council announces two calls for entry for public art are now open. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is building a new Regional Office and Wildlife Forensic and Fish Health Lab in Laramie. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open only to Wyoming artists with a deadline of May 31, 2017. Northwest
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EWC Announces Public Presentation by Sculptor Gareth Curtiss

Eastern Wyoming College announces a public presentation by sculptor Gareth Curtiss in Torrington, Wyoming. Mr. Curtiss has been contracted to do the art piece for the new Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC). This presentation will be held on Thursday, April 27, at 6:30 pm in Mechanical Arts Room 116. He will be presenting information/power
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Wyoming Arts Council Spearheads “Arts Education Working Group”

Formally launched in August 2014 at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit, Americans for the Arts’ State Policy Pilot Program, also known as SP3, includes ten state teams seeking to strengthen arts education by advancing state policy. Wyoming is one of those states. The latest phase of development for Wyoming was a first-of-its-kind
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Poetry Out Loud State Finals held March 6 at LCCC

The Wyoming Arts Council hosts the Poetry Out Loud State Finals Competition on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Laramie Community College Playhouse in the College Community Center, 1400 E. College Drive. Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue. The
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Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition On Display

The works of 60 Wyoming artists are featured in the 2017 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale on display at the Wyoming State Museum January 7 through March 4. Approximately 70 pieces will be on display. The Purchase Award Reception is scheduled for Thursday, February 9, from 5 – 7 p.m. Artworks included in the
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Announcing the 2017 Blanchan/Doubleday Writing Award Winners

The Wyoming Arts Council announces the winners of the 2017 Blanchan/Doubleday Writing Awards. Erin Jones of Laramie has won the Doubleday award for her entry, “The Conners.” Winner of the Blanchan award goes to Jayme Feary of Jackson for his entry, “Moving On.” Judge for the awards was Taylor Borby, an award-winning essayist and poet.
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2016 Governor’s Arts Awards winners announced

Governor Matt Mead has announced the recipients of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards. Recipients will be honored at a dinner and awards ceremony on February 3, in Cheyenne. The recipients are: Adam Duncan Harris, Ph.D., author/art historian/curator from Jackson;  Marianne Vinich, art teacher/visual artist from Lander; Tim Sandlin, arts advocate/writer from Jackson; and a posthumous award to Forrest E.
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The Every Student Succeeds Act & the Arts

What is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)? The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, reauthorizing the 50-year old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to create a long-term, stable federal policy that gives states additional flexibility and encourages innovation, while at the same time holding us
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Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition features work by 36 Wyoming artists

The Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale is on display through March 7 at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne. The juried show is an annual competition for Wyoming Artists. This year, 42 works by 36 regional artists appear in the show. All of the artworks are available for sale. Artists receiving Purchase Awards will
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