Painting Event 8/1 -8/8
Quick Draw, Auction and Judging 8/9
Art Exhibition & Sale 8/9 - 9/30, 2008
Sponsored by SOUTHWEST ART MAGAZINE, THE LINK GALLERY AND DESELMS FINE ART, CHEYENNE DEPOT MUSEUM, CHEYENNE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, THE PLAINS HOTEL and EMERSON FRAMES and others to be announced soon
We are delighted to announce a new Plein Air event for your calendar - the Wyoming Plein Air. This new Plein Air event is a partnership between the Link Gallery and Deselms Fine Art in Cheyenne and we aim to make this inaugural national painting event one of the largest painting events and art exhibitions of its kind in Wyoming and, eventually, in the Rocky Mountain Region. We are now accepting 2008 Event entries for the selection process and attach our call for entries.
This year we are looking for approximately 60 artists who paint "en plein aire" to participate in this major outdoor painting event this summer in Downtown Cheyenne and across Wyoming. The diverse subject matter will include historic buildings, botanical gardens and other local scenes of interest as well as the prairies, deserts and mountains of the wild places, the National Forests and the National Parks.
We already have sponsorship and awards totaling some $5,500 lined up including an award for excellence from our major sponsor, Southwest Art, who is giving a ½ page ad worth $2,500 to the first prize winner. We have further sponsiorship and awards in the pipeline and we also plan social events for the artists. Further information is presented in the attached application form.
We hope you will be as excited as we are about this new event. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information and we look forward to receiving your application.
Owner of the Link Gallery.
Event organizer and coordinator