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Western and Wildlife Art Show at Fort Robinson

Beth Gibbons
Crawford, Neb.

Beautiful landscapes by stone pigment color artist, Thomas Holt of Wasola, Missouri, were on display.

A good sized crowd walked through the Fort Robinson Veterinary barn this year, July 1-4, 2010, to admire and/or buy, the artwork of 26 artists from near and far. Some came from Crawford and Alliance while others come from as far as Cheyenne, Wyo., Wasola, Missouri, or Lucas, Iowa. One lady said she traveled 10 hours to get there. The weather was cooperative and people were comfortably cool with a light sweater or jacket. (Some years it has been smothering hot.)

Many wonderful artists have exhibited their Western and Wildlife artwork at the Fort Robinson old veterinary barn. Thirty-seven years ago the exhibits began with a dream that became reality. Each year I have trekked to the veterinary barn to look and select which are my favorite paintings or works or art. Some years I have remained longer to visit with the artists and discuss their work. Other times I stand in awe at the work in progress of another great work of art.

I remember well talking to Hildred Goodwine from Arizona who did the nicest horse pictures. Mel Gerhold a local artist had life-like paintings of cowboys riding among the buttes and of horses. Too bad we didn’t have the dollars when he began. His works have become more and more expensive. I had watched him at work in his studio in Roy and Rosella Gibbons’ upstairs studio. Many other famous artists have exhibited and moved on.

This year I visited with the artists and asked for permission to take their pictures with some of my favorite works of art. Remember everyone is entitled to their opinion of their favorites.

– Marie Henderson of Alliance decorates gourds by staining and scratching designs. They come in all sizes and make me think of southwest or western type designs. Marie said this is a fun hobby though she has to look to find the gourds. Marie was a college friend of mine so I look forward to seeing her exhibits each year.

– Brandon Bailey does an excellent job of painting life-like details of wildlife and the mountains, trees and sky to highlight them where they roam. Brandon was working on a bull head that took much patience to get it to look just right.

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– Thomas Holt does original landscapes using various colored stone pigments gathered from all over. Sometimes he mixes them with water and other times he uses egg whites. I think he does a great job in the end results. Thomas is also a writer and cowboy who comes from Wasola, Missouri, to share his talents.

– Dave Price comes from Valentine and paints large real life in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Those paintings of horses and haying bring back memories for many, including me. Dave has exhibited his work in many places and it is fun to look for them. He claims to be a PRCAA Artist, Owner and Re-Buck Story teller who mats and frames his own work.

– Ron Nordyke of Chappell did a nice landscape with brilliant American flags flying overhead. This was so appropriate for our Independence Day celebration.

The Old West Fort Robinson Art Show is worth a visit and everyone will find plenty of friendly artists amid the crowd of admirers from all over who come to look and to buy.

A good sized crowd walked through the Fort Robinson Veterinary barn this year, July 1-4, 2010, to admire and/or buy, the artwork of 26 artists from near and far. Some came from Crawford and Alliance while others come from as far as Cheyenne, Wyo., Wasola, Missouri, or Lucas, Iowa. One lady said she traveled 10 hours to get there. The weather was cooperative and people were comfortably cool with a light sweater or jacket. (Some years it has been smothering hot.)

Many wonderful artists have exhibited their Western and Wildlife artwork at the Fort Robinson old veterinary barn. Thirty-seven years ago the exhibits began with a dream that became reality. Each year I have trekked to the veterinary barn to look and select which are my favorite paintings or works or art. Some years I have remained longer to visit with the artists and discuss their work. Other times I stand in awe at the work in progress of another great work of art.

I remember well talking to Hildred Goodwine from Arizona who did the nicest horse pictures. Mel Gerhold a local artist had life-like paintings of cowboys riding among the buttes and of horses. Too bad we didn’t have the dollars when he began. His works have become more and more expensive. I had watched him at work in his studio in Roy and Rosella Gibbons’ upstairs studio. Many other famous artists have exhibited and moved on.

This year I visited with the artists and asked for permission to take their pictures with some of my favorite works of art. Remember everyone is entitled to their opinion of their favorites.

– Marie Henderson of Alliance decorates gourds by staining and scratching designs. They come in all sizes and make me think of southwest or western type designs. Marie said this is a fun hobby though she has to look to find the gourds. Marie was a college friend of mine so I look forward to seeing her exhibits each year.

– Brandon Bailey does an excellent job of painting life-like details of wildlife and the mountains, trees and sky to highlight them where they roam. Brandon was working on a bull head that took much patience to get it to look just right.

– Thomas Holt does original landscapes using various colored stone pigments gathered from all over. Sometimes he mixes them with water and other times he uses egg whites. I think he does a great job in the end results. Thomas is also a writer and cowboy who comes from Wasola, Missouri, to share his talents.

– Dave Price comes from Valentine and paints large real life in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Those paintings of horses and haying bring back memories for many, including me. Dave has exhibited his work in many places and it is fun to look for them. He claims to be a PRCAA Artist, Owner and Re-Buck Story teller who mats and frames his own work.

– Ron Nordyke of Chappell did a nice landscape with brilliant American flags flying overhead. This was so appropriate for our Independence Day celebration.

The Old West Fort Robinson Art Show is worth a visit and everyone will find plenty of friendly artists amid the crowd of admirers from all over who come to look and to buy.

A good sized crowd walked through the Fort Robinson Veterinary barn this year, July 1-4, 2010, to admire and/or buy, the artwork of 26 artists from near and far. Some came from Crawford and Alliance while others come from as far as Cheyenne, Wyo., Wasola, Missouri, or Lucas, Iowa. One lady said she traveled 10 hours to get there. The weather was cooperative and people were comfortably cool with a light sweater or jacket. (Some years it has been smothering hot.)

Many wonderful artists have exhibited their Western and Wildlife artwork at the Fort Robinson old veterinary barn. Thirty-seven years ago the exhibits began with a dream that became reality. Each year I have trekked to the veterinary barn to look and select which are my favorite paintings or works or art. Some years I have remained longer to visit with the artists and discuss their work. Other times I stand in awe at the work in progress of another great work of art.

I remember well talking to Hildred Goodwine from Arizona who did the nicest horse pictures. Mel Gerhold a local artist had life-like paintings of cowboys riding among the buttes and of horses. Too bad we didn’t have the dollars when he began. His works have become more and more expensive. I had watched him at work in his studio in Roy and Rosella Gibbons’ upstairs studio. Many other famous artists have exhibited and moved on.

This year I visited with the artists and asked for permission to take their pictures with some of my favorite works of art. Remember everyone is entitled to their opinion of their favorites.

– Marie Henderson of Alliance decorates gourds by staining and scratching designs. They come in all sizes and make me think of southwest or western type designs. Marie said this is a fun hobby though she has to look to find the gourds. Marie was a college friend of mine so I look forward to seeing her exhibits each year.

– Brandon Bailey does an excellent job of painting life-like details of wildlife and the mountains, trees and sky to highlight them where they roam. Brandon was working on a bull head that took much patience to get it to look just right.

– Thomas Holt does original landscapes using various colored stone pigments gathered from all over. Sometimes he mixes them with water and other times he uses egg whites. I think he does a great job in the end results. Thomas is also a writer and cowboy who comes from Wasola, Missouri, to share his talents.

– Dave Price comes from Valentine and paints large real life in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Those paintings of horses and haying bring back memories for many, including me. Dave has exhibited his work in many places and it is fun to look for them. He claims to be a PRCAA Artist, Owner and Re-Buck Story teller who mats and frames his own work.

– Ron Nordyke of Chappell did a nice landscape with brilliant American flags flying overhead. This was so appropriate for our Independence Day celebration.

The Old West Fort Robinson Art Show is worth a visit and everyone will find plenty of friendly artists amid the crowd of admirers from all over who come to look and to buy.

A good sized crowd walked through the Fort Robinson Veterinary barn this year, July 1-4, 2010, to admire and/or buy, the artwork of 26 artists from near and far. Some came from Crawford and Alliance while others come from as far as Cheyenne, Wyo., Wasola, Missouri, or Lucas, Iowa. One lady said she traveled 10 hours to get there. The weather was cooperative and people were comfortably cool with a light sweater or jacket. (Some years it has been smothering hot.)

Many wonderful artists have exhibited their Western and Wildlife artwork at the Fort Robinson old veterinary barn. Thirty-seven years ago the exhibits began with a dream that became reality. Each year I have trekked to the veterinary barn to look and select which are my favorite paintings or works or art. Some years I have remained longer to visit with the artists and discuss their work. Other times I stand in awe at the work in progress of another great work of art.

I remember well talking to Hildred Goodwine from Arizona who did the nicest horse pictures. Mel Gerhold a local artist had life-like paintings of cowboys riding among the buttes and of horses. Too bad we didn’t have the dollars when he began. His works have become more and more expensive. I had watched him at work in his studio in Roy and Rosella Gibbons’ upstairs studio. Many other famous artists have exhibited and moved on.

This year I visited with the artists and asked for permission to take their pictures with some of my favorite works of art. Remember everyone is entitled to their opinion of their favorites.

– Marie Henderson of Alliance decorates gourds by staining and scratching designs. They come in all sizes and make me think of southwest or western type designs. Marie said this is a fun hobby though she has to look to find the gourds. Marie was a college friend of mine so I look forward to seeing her exhibits each year.

– Brandon Bailey does an excellent job of painting life-like details of wildlife and the mountains, trees and sky to highlight them where they roam. Brandon was working on a bull head that took much patience to get it to look just right.

– Thomas Holt does original landscapes using various colored stone pigments gathered from all over. Sometimes he mixes them with water and other times he uses egg whites. I think he does a great job in the end results. Thomas is also a writer and cowboy who comes from Wasola, Missouri, to share his talents.

– Dave Price comes from Valentine and paints large real life in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Those paintings of horses and haying bring back memories for many, including me. Dave has exhibited his work in many places and it is fun to look for them. He claims to be a PRCAA Artist, Owner and Re-Buck Story teller who mats and frames his own work.

– Ron Nordyke of Chappell did a nice landscape with brilliant American flags flying overhead. This was so appropriate for our Independence Day celebration.

The Old West Fort Robinson Art Show is worth a visit and everyone will find plenty of friendly artists amid the crowd of admirers from all over who come to look and to buy.