Wyoming Arts Council

Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition captures "the themes and spirit of the region"


The next Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale will take place in February 2015, with applications available in fall 2014.

This news about the 2013 GCAE comes from David Newell, curator of art at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne:

Artwork by some of Wyoming’s best artists is featured in the Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale during the month of June at the Wyoming State Museum.

The juried show features 59 works by 52 Wyoming artists. All pieces are available for sale beginning on June 10.

“This really is a ‘Wyoming’ show.” said David L. Newell, curator of art at the Wyoming State Museum. “It truly captures the themes and spirit of the region, exploring concepts in a variety of mediums and styles. The show runs the gamut from traditional to contemporary and includes both two- and three-dimensional works.

“This year we are including a slide loop as part of the installation showing all 289 entries. That allows inclusion for all the artists who applied and provides an insight into the jury process.”

Artists receiving Purchase Awards will be announced by Governor Matt Mead at a public reception on June 21, 2013, from 5–7 p.m. Artworks receiving Purchase Awards join a special collection of regional art displayed in state business offices.

Artists appearing in this year’s show include Rede Ballard (Gillette), Gayle Barnett (Meeteetse), Mack Brislawn (Laramie), Deborah Britt (Lander), Sandra Brug (Sheridan), Sonja Caywood(Dayton), Mike Conaway (Evanston), Karen Cotton (Cheyenne), Niki DeLancey (Laramie), Vanda Edington (Cheyenne), Michele Farrier (Alta), Tom Ford (Gillette), Jerry Glass (Laramie), Scott Greenig (Lander), Brian Haberman (Cheyenne), Martin Hagen (Jackson), William Travis Hart (Green River), Daniel Hayward (Laramie), Glenda Heimbuck (Cheyenne), Karen Henneck (Casper), Janet Hodson (Laramie), Jennifer Hoffman (Jackson), Lorre Hoffman (Lander) and Gary Huber (Buffalo).

Also included are Travis Ivey (Laramie), Raymond Jordan (Laramie), Gary Keimig (Dubois), Chuck Kimmerle (Casper), Terry Kreuzer (Cheyenne), Sally LaBore (Sheridan), Phillippa Lack (Cheyenne),  Jason Linduska (Gillette), Ginnie Madsen (Laramie), Jon Madsen (Laramie), Tom Mulhern (Cheyenne), Julie Nighswonger (Torrington), Eileen Nistler (Upton), Lindsay Olson (Laramie), Edie Reno (Gillette), Georgia Rowswell (Cheyenne)and Pat Schermerhorn (Cody).

Rounding out the roster are Tom Shaffer (Cheyenne), Edward Sherline (Laramie), Joan Sowada (Gillette), Monte Stokes (Torrington), Gail Sundell (Cheyenne), Kathryn Turner (Jackson), Jane Woods (Powell), Bruce Woodward (Rock Springs), Ken Wright (Casper), Debra Zelenak (Lander) and Cristin Zimmer (Lander).

The Wyoming State Museum is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, 307-777-7022 for information.

Photos: “Lone Boat” by Chuck Kimmerle (inside page) and Buford Fire Department” by Jerry Glass (home page). 

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