Wyoming Arts Council

2019 Plein Air in the Parks Award Winners Announced

Award winners of the second annual Plein Air in the Park event held at Sinks Canyon State Park were announced at the awards ceremony, art sale, and reception on Sun., Sept. 15. Best in Show was awarded to Gayle Barnett (Lander) for her watercolor, “Rolling Down the River.” Second place was awarded to Rosie Ratigan
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Keynote Speakers Announced for Wyoming Arts Summit

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the 2019 Arts Summit, “Equity in the Arts: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Wyoming Women’s Suffrage” being held in Cheyenne, Nov. 7-9. Keynote speakers include Mary Anne Carter, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Pam Breaux, president and CEO of
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Piatigorsky Foundation Announces Wyoming Fall Tour

For the 16th consecutive year, the Muriel & Seymour Thickman Family Charitable Trust in Sheridan is funding The Piatigorsky Foundation’s tour of Wyoming. The fall 2019 tour will include public concerts and school outreach programs. The community concerts are free and open to the public. The Wyoming Arts Council serves as facilitator with each of
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Free Public Events at Plein Air in the Parks

The public is invited to attend several free events in conjunction with Plein Air in the Parks September 12-15 at Sinks Canyon State Park. Plein Air in the Parks is a collaborative weekend event presented by Wyoming State Parks, the Wyoming Arts Council, and the Lander Art Center. This painting and drawing  competition pairs talented
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Wyoming Arts Council Call for Musicians and Visual Artists – November Artwalk in Cheyenne

The Wyoming Arts Council is partnering with Arts Cheyenne for an expanded November Artwalk in downtown Cheyenne, Thurs., Nov. 7, 5-8 p.m. The Arts Council is accepting applications from Wyoming-based independent musicians to perform and from Wyoming visual artists to exhibit their work. The Artwalk combines Arts Cheyenne’s monthly Artwalk and is part of the
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Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards

Any Wyoming citizen, organization, business or community may be nominated for a Governor’s Art Award. Noted accomplishments should reflect substantial contributions that exemplify a long-term commitment to the arts in Wyoming. Special consideration will be given to nominees whose arts service is statewide. Previous GAA recipients are not eligible for nomination, but the nomination of
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Caleb Bristol is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer based in Laramie, WY

We sat down with Caleb to talk about inspiration and the creative process. Here’s what unfolded. What drew you to creating music? Both of my parents were musicians and are a part of what I listen to, so they showed me a lot of music that I like now, like Kate Wolf, George Harrison, and
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Deadline Reminder for Plein Air in the Parks Early Bird Registration

The deadline for artists to register for the 2019 Plein Air in the Parks at the Early Bird rate of $35.00 is Aug. 15.  Registration for youth and adult categories is now open and available online at https://2019pleinairintheparks.eventbrite.com. Regular and walk up registration after Aug. 15 will be $50.00. A reduced rate for college students
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Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition Reception at the University of Wyoming Art Museum

A reception for the exhibition, “Western Explorations: The Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition, 2018 and 2019” will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15, 5-7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie. The reception is free and open to the public. The Wyoming Arts Council’s Biennial Fellowship Exhibition offers Wyoming residents and visitors
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Wyoming Arts Council Board Meeting: Thursday and Friday, August 1-2

The Wyoming Arts Council board will hold its next quarterly meeting August 1-2 at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs.  Beginning at 1:30 p.m. on August 1, the board will convene in the WWCC Theater Department, room  1003 to hear reports, plan for upcoming events, get updates on current Arts Council initiatives. An executive
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