Featured News | August 17, 2015
Attention Wyoming artists! The call for entries for the Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition is now available on CaFE, www.callforentry.org. The entry postmark deadline is September 17.
Now in its 16th year, the juried exhibition will be on display January 5 through March 5 at the Wyoming State Museum at 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne.
Last year’s exhibition included works by 48 Wyoming artists. Six purchase award winners were selected by Governor Mathew H. Mead and First Lady Carol Mead; Secretary of State Edward F. Murray, III; State Treasurer Mark Gordon; State Auditor Cynthia I. Cloud; State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow; and representatives from state agencies participating in the program.
Established in 2000 under an initiative by Governor Jim Geringer, and organized under the auspices of the Wyoming State Museum and the Wyoming Arts Council, the Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale celebrates the work of the region’s artists.
The Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition was established to create a dedicated collection of original Wyoming regional art for display in state offices. Works receiving purchase awards join this growing collection of prestigious art. Monies realized from additional sales are utilized to purchase works for the permanent art collection of the Wyoming State Museum.
There is no entry fee, but artists must be members of the Wyoming Arts Council Artist Image Registry (AIR) to participate.
This program is managed by the Wyoming State Museum.
The Wyoming State Museum is located in the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. The State Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.