Buf­falo Bill Art Show & Sale

Cody, WY

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The re­turn of the Ren­dezvous Royale: Cel­e­bra­tion of the Arts brings the 38th an­nual Buf­falo Bill Art Show & Sale to Cody, Wy­oming, this fall. Run­ning from Septem­ber 16 through 21, the art show and live auc­tion will fea­ture the work of more than 100 West­ern artists, in­clud­ing Josh El­liott, Kevin Red Star, Michele Usi­belli, Ron Kingswood, Ore­land Joe, Josh Tobey, Mark Ed­ward Adams, Ann Hanson and Santiago Michalek.

In ad­di­tion to the live auc­tion, which takes place on Septem­ber 20, Buf­falo Bill in­cludes a huge vare­ity of events, in­clud­ing a “Col­or­ful Can­vases” work­shop led by Laurie Lee on Septem­ber 19, and “Paint­ing on the Porch,” a multi-day work­shop led by Michael Ome Un­tiedt from Septem­ber 16 through 18.

Kathy Thomp­son, who cel­e­brates her 12th year as the direc­tor of the event, says, “Time flies when one is work­ing with amaz­ing artists and great part­ners such as the Cen­ter of

the West and the Cody Coun­try Cham­ber of Com­merce to pro­duce this great show and sale. Ev­ery year when I walk into the beau­ti­fully hung gallery I am in awe of what I see. Some 100 artists are bring­ing their best to share the sto­ries of the West as they each see it and live it.”

Among the artists is Lee, who says about her oil Cliffhange­r, “A few years ago, I was boat­ing in Wy­oming’s Yel­low­tail Canyon. I watched in awe as the bighorn sheep tra­versed the rocky crags trav­el­ing with ease on the high canyon walls. The high­lights on the rocks and the re­flec­tions on the peace­ful wa­ter were call­ing me to paint them. Af­ter view­ing the dex­ter­ity of the sheep, the ti­tle of the paint­ing came nat­u­rally.” For her “Col­or­ful Can­vases“work­shop, Lee plans on demon­strat­ing a wildlife piece with a fo­cus on paint­ing fur.

El­liot will ex­hibit his oil Ad­mir­ing Au­tumn at the ex­hi­bi­tion and sale. “I’m ex­cited to be in­cluded in the Buf­falo Bill Art Show,” he says. “It’s one of the friendli­est shows out there, or­ga­nized by won­der­ful peo­ple and full of amaz­ing artists. I love be­ing in Cody as well— the Buf­falo Bill Mu­seum is in­spir­ing and the sur­round­ing area is ab­so­lutely beau­ti­ful, well worth any­one’s time to visit.”

To con­clude the week’s fes­tiv­i­ties, a quick draw, silent auc­tion and cham­pagne brunch will be held on Septem­ber 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion about the event, visit www.ren­dezvous­royale.org.

Santiago Michalek poses with his work in progress at last year’s Buf­falo Bill Art Show & Sale. Paul Wal­dum paints at the 2018 quick draw event.

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