Iconic Honor

Mav­er­ick En­gel­hart named as poster artist for the Pendle­ton Round-up in Ore­gon.

Western Art Collector - - WESTERN ART NEWS -

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.

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