September Art Shows

We had a busy Fall Art Season this year, with the annual Jackson Hole Art Festival QuickDraw and the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale.

Leaving on September 14th, Dustin made a trip through Yellowstone to spend part of the week at Mountain Trails Gallery in Jackson.  He debuted his monumental sized “On the Edge of the Wild” at the gallery, and it is still on display there for the next few weeks.  This piece is in the initial stages and will be brought back to the studio this fall to be finished in clay.  This sculpture of the infamous Jim Bridger measures approximately nine feet tall, and is available for sale as an indoor,outdoor, or public art piece.

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On Saturday, we made our way to the town square bright and early to set up for the quick draw.  The weather was great and the ninety minutes flew by, as Dustin worked on this year’s entry.


On Sunday, we headed back to Cody to start getting ready for the Buffalo Bill Art Show week.

Dustin was excited to announce that he had talked his dad into collaborating with him on some bookends for the Quick Draw the following Saturday.  Having never participated in the QuickDraw before, Vic was excited to see what it was all about.  The rainy weather rolled in for the latter part of the week, but it didn’t slow the show down a bit.  Friday night was the dinner and live auction.  Dustin’s first edition from the foundry of the small ‘study-sized’ “On the Edge of the Wild” was auctioned off.  We had a great time visiting with our patrons and fellow artists, and were back down at the auction tent early on Saturday morning.  The rain didn’t let up, so the Quick Draw event was moved into the tent.  We were told this was the first time Saturday’s events had been rained out.  Vic and Dustin drew crowds with their group effort on some western-themed bookends entitled “What Stories are Made Of”.  Dustin worked on the cowboy and horse and Vic worked on the steers.  They were auctioned off and several sets were sold after winning the People’s Choice Award in the tent that morning.  We are grateful for Vic’s contribution to this annual event, and we will certainly be getting a set of our own for Dustin’s art studio.

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The rainy weather is here to stay for a while, and probably soon-to-be snow, and Dustin is back to work in the studio.  Thank you for being part of our collector’s list and we look forward to keeping you updated on new work and news coming soon.




Tammy Payne
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