Maverick Engelhart named as poster artist for the Pendleton Round-up in Oregon.
One of the most iconic rodeos in the country, the Pendleton Round-up, named Western artist Maverick Engelhart as this year’s poster artist. The round-up, held this year from September 12 through 15, takes place in Pendleton, Oregon.
Engelhart’s design for this year’s poster paid tribute to the event’s first power couple,
Hugo and Mabel Strickland. At the round-up a century ago, the newlyweds took home top prizes with Hugo winning the all-around and bronc riding championships, while Mabel won several women’s events. Engelhart’s poster also commemorated the men of Troop D, Oregon Calvary, comprised of Round-up cowboys and members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Troop D saw significant combat in September 1918 during the Battle of Saint-mihiel, the first American offensive of World War I.
The Minnesota-based Engelhart has been producing Western influenced art for more than 15 years. His work incorporates photography and other graphic elements into his pleasing and vintage-inspired designs. “Being selected to create this year’s poster is one of the greatest thrills of my career,” he says. “It is a real honor to create something for such an iconic rodeo and to work with people who share the same passion as I do for the sport.”
When announcing the selection, Pendleton Round-up president Dave O’neill said, “Choosing the poster artist each year is always a difficult decision. We seek an artist that authentically captures the drama and history of rodeo in their work. Maverick Engelhart’s poster embodies the spirit of the Round-up through his usage of color, drama and passion for the event. We are certain that this year’s poster will appeal to our loyal Round-up fans, as well as those who appreciate Western heritage and rodeo action.”
Posters are available for purchase at www.leterbuck.com.
Maverick Engelhart’s 2018 Pendleton Round-up poster.