Gree­ley Stam­pede

Over 200 works of Western art will be on view at this year’s Stam­pede Western In­vi­ta­tional Art Ex­hibit & Sale at the Gree­ley Stam­pede.

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Gree­ley, CO

Stam­pede sea­son is upon us and this year, the an­nual Stam­pede Western In­vi­ta­tional Art Ex­hibit & Sale will cel­e­brate its 20th an­niver­sary from June 25 through July 7. The event is known for its rich his­tory show­cas­ing some of the best the West has to of­fer in Western paint­ings and sculp­ture. This year is no dif­fer­ent with more than 200 works of art by na­tion­ally rec­og­nized Western artists.

The 2019 ros­ter in­cludes works by Julie Ben­der, Bud Heiss, Greg Kelsey, Cathy Sheeter, Matthew Wolf, Don Oelze, Colt Idol, Nathan Solano, Mia Delode and many more.

“The new art­work I pro­duced for the Gree­ley Stam­pede Western In­vi­ta­tional Art Show & Sale de­picts my per­sonal trav­els and ex­pe­ri­ence through­out Colorado and points west,” says Ben­der. “Seven years at the Stam­pede, my works seem to res­onate with guests who see the in­trigue of uniquely

mixed me­dia com­bined with a touch of both of re­al­ism and con­tem­po­rary. Ul­ti­mately, I want my art to show flu­id­ity and pre­ci­sion but equally, my will­ing­ness to take risks. I hope that my elk, moun­tain lions, great horned owls and cow­boys with horses strike a chord among this year’s vis­i­tors, who share a com­mon love for Western and wildlife art.”

As part of the 98th an­nual Gree­ley Stam­pede, the art ex­hibit and sale is open to more than 250,000 stam­pede vis­i­tors, cul­mi­nat­ing in more than $1 mil­lion in to­tal art sales since 2013. A por­tion of the art sale rev­enue goes di­rectly to­ward col­lege schol­ar­ship funds for high school se­niors through the Stam­pede Foun­da­tion, a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion formed to sup­port con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion for Colorado stu­dents. Since the or­ga­ni­za­tion was founded, it has awarded more than $500,000 in schol­ar­ships to more than 550 stu­dents.

“The Stam­pede Western In­vi­ta­tional Art Ex­hibit & Sale is a great plat­form for tal­ented artists to dis­play their work in a truly Western en­vi­ron­ment,” says art com­mit­tee mem­ber Rod Sal­ter. “It’s our hope that the Stam­pede Western In­vi­ta­tional gives both the artist and col­lec­tor a mem­o­rable Western ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The Stam­pede Western Art Ex­hibit & Sale is free to view with Gree­ley Stam­pede park ad­mis­sion and will re­main open to the pub­lic through­out the du­ra­tion of the Gree­ley Stam­pede.

Schol­ar­ship awards be­ing an­nounced at the 2018 Stam­pede Western In­vi­ta­tional Art Ex­hibit & Sale.

Stam­pede Tony in front of the Gree­ley Stam­pede.

Julie Ben­der, Call­ing it a Day, py­rog­ra­phy and acrylic, 10 x 22”

Sue Krzys­ton, Del­i­cately Beaded, oil, 12 x 9”

Nathan Solano, Rid­ing on the Edge, oil, 20 x 36”

Cathy Sheeter, The Aris­to­crat, scratch­board, 11 x 14"

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