Windows to the West Art Show and Sale Brings World-Renowned Artists to Estes Park
as Part of the New Estes Park Western Days
ESTES PARK - The first annual Windows to the West Art Show and Sale will be held as part of Estes Park Western Days in Estes Park, Colo. May 29 to 31. Western artists from 14 states will converge on the Estes Park Event Center to display their art in a variety of mediums, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, pastel and bronze. The show is being produced as a fundraiser for the Estes Park Western Heritage Foundation, and will feature a gala and art sale on Friday night, May 29. The artwork will also be on display during the western merchandise show on Saturday and Sunday. Estes Park Western Days also includes the 4th annual ‘Beat the Heat' barrel racing competition and western music throughout the village.
When asked what defined art as "Western Art" Dr. Howell Wright, the Foundations President, said "That question created a lot of discussion among our planners, and we finally decided that if a piece of art, in the mediums we selected, evoked a feeling of the "spirit of the West" then it would be considered for the show."
The artwork on display and for sale will depict a variety of landscapes, western animals, and some classic depictions of the cowboy, mountain man, and Native American cultures. Estes Park is known for its world-class Rooftop Rodeo, and artwork in the show will also include rodeo scenes in canvas art and sculpture.
Windows to the West will be one of the largest Western Art shows in this part of the United States. Close to 50 of the nation's top Western artists will bring approximately 200 pieces of fine art to the show. The artists, such as Larry Case, Mia DeLode, Herb Mignery, and Dan Deuter, have been featured in countless magazines and articles relating to Western art, architecture, and the Western lifestyle. Their work hangs in museums, galleries, and private collections around the World.
Tickets for the Artist Gala, Friday night, May 29, can be ordered online for $40 each. The Gala will include the unveiling of the artwork and the first opportunity to purchase the pieces. Guests to the gala will also enjoy music, drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to meet the artists.
The Western Design and Merchandise Show and Sale will be held at the Estes Park Event Center on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $5 entry fee includes the opportunity to view the Windows to the West Art Show, as well as the design and merchandise show which showcases hand-crafted works of metal, glass, wood, leather, plants and natural fibers. Merchandise and artwork from traditional cowboy artisans, photographers, silversmiths and carpenters will be included in this show.
For additional event details and ticket information go to www.VisitEstesPark.com/Events.