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The 32nd annual Calgary stampede

Westernart A U C T I O N Thursday, July 11, 2013

Western Oasis, halls d & E, BMO Centre, stampede Park


Front Cover Art — Julie Chapman “Blondes Have More Fun” Inside Front Cover Art — Don Oelze “Valley Encampment” Inside Back Cover Art — Doug Swinton “Very Colourbull”


He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist. — st. Francis of assisi


When and Where Thursday, July 11 from 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Palomino Room, BMO Centre, Stampede Park Auction art may be viewed daily from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Thursday, July 4 to Wednesday, July 10 in the Western Oasis, BMO Centre, Halls D & E

Program 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. — Light Buffet 4:45 to 9:30 p.m. — Cash Bar 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. — Quick Draw / Quick Finish 5:45 to 6:00 p.m. — Presentation of Award Winners 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. — LIVE AUCTION Artists In Action Auction, Poster, Order of Auction

Auctioneer — Rob Bergevin Rob Bergevin has been in the auction business for the past 24 years. He and his wife Sharon along with Blair and Cheryl Vold operate VJV Foothills Livestock Auction in Stavely, AB. Producing over 75 auction sales per year. Rob and the VJV Foothills Auction crew have conducted the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction for 8 years and Rob has been the auctioneer at the world famous Calgary Stampede Tarp Auction since 2003. Rob and his family reside near Stavely, AB.

Master of Ceremonies — Dan Skeels Dan Skeels has been part of the Calgary Stampede Art Auction since 2006. Dan conducts sales across North America. He is the 1998 Canadian Livestock Auction Champion, 1999 International Livestock Auction Champion and 2004 World Champion. Dan and his family reside near Rimbey, AB. 2


MessAge FrOM The ChAIr I would like to welcome you to the 32nd Annual Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction. Last year, we celebrated the Calgary Stampede’s Centennial with our art auction seeing record attendance and strong hammer prices. Each year we strive for “the best show ever” and each year it rings true! The Western Art Auction 33 volunteers have dedicated countless hours for the past nine months on our 2013 Western Art Auction. Everything we do is based on our Mission: “To create a premiere event which promotes western culture through the sale and presentation of quality art that depicts western values”. Thank you to our talented group of volunteers, past

chairs, and Pat Guillemaud my Vice Chair, for everything that you bring to the table to host a premiere western art auction! A huge thank you also for all the assistance and guidance that we receive from Western Showcase Executive and our Staff Liason, James Radke. Our 2013 Art Auction offers 93 Western Art pieces for your consideration. A little something for everyone will be auctioned off on Thursday, July 11, 2013 including the innovative/contemporary pieces, new and emerging artists and estate and collectables. 12 Artist In Action pieces will be created and sold, and the top Grade 12 Scholarship pieces will be

on display. Our professional jurors this year were a pleasure to work with. Thank you to Rob McGee, Karen Gimbel, Brian Rusted, Rob Bergevin and Michael Markowsky. Thank you to our sponsors, who with their generous donations have made this possible. Purchase your 2013 Art Auction tickets early and join us for a fun-filled evening with Rob Bergevin and his auction team setting the pace! Amy Brewster Chair Western Art Auction Calgary Stampede


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ArTIsT OF The 2014 CAlgAry sTAMpede pOsTer

Adeline Halvorson The original artwork for the 2014 Calgary Stampede poster will be available for purchase at the Western Art Auction on Thursday, July 11, 2013. The image for the poster has been created by Calgary artist, Adeline Halvorson. Adeline knew at an early age that she wanted to be an artist. In her rural upbringing, animals, especially horses, played a very important role. Her entire working life has been dedicated to her art career. Through experimentation, endless reading and hours of practice, she continually hones her techniques in acrylic or oil. Adeline is best known for her accurate depiction of equine subjects, and the use of light that typifies her work. With sensitivity and a keen eye for anatomy, she captures the essence and personality of the animals that touch our lives — the everyday workers, the faithful companions. She has participated in juried shows in Canada and the United States, and has participated in the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show for thirteen years. Throughout her career, she has been recognized with numerous awards, including Best of Show Flatwork, Calgary Stampede in 2009 and 2012. Bob Thompson, President and Chairman of the Board, says “I am very excited about the artistic capabilities of Adeline as it relates to the poster concept. I know she will capture the essence of the topic with style and boldness”.


The CAlgAry sTAMpede FOUNdATION helpINg AlberTA’s yOUTh The Calgary Stampede Foundation is committed to providing the youth of Alberta with opportunities to develop strong roots in western culture and heritage through programs that enhance personal growth, citizenship and education. Each year, we invest over $2.2 million into youth programming such as The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts, Stampede Showband, Stampede School and scholarships that support higher education. The Foundation’s dedicated volunteers generously give their time and talent to create training and educational opportunities that help youth develop their full potential and achieve lifelong success. Support the Foundation’s youth programming by making a contribution. Please visit www.stampedefoundation.com to donate now.

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The WesTerN ArT shOW — hAll OF FAMe Gina MacDougall Cohoe 2007

Malcolm MacKenzie 2007

Past Recipients The Calgary Stampede Western Art Show Hall of Fame commemorates individuals who recognize the importance of fine art to the Stampede experience and who were instrumental in the formation of western art displays. Since 2007, the Western Art Show Hall of Fame serves to honour those whose work and participation have had a significant impact on the continued success of the Western Art Show since its inception in 1977. In selected years, the contributions of artists are reviewed for possible recommendation into the Western Art Show Hall of Fame. We proudly recognize our inductees from 2007 to 2012.

Linda Stewart 2012

Henri deGroot 2011

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OUTsTANdINg ArTIsTIC AChIeveMeNT AWArd

Doug Levitt Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction Committee is very pleased and very proud to announce that Doug Levitt is the 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award. The artist chosen for this award is recognized in the international art community as being a master of their craft and their artwork speaks to western values and traditions. Doug’s high artistic standards and his remarkable talent make him more than qualified for such an award. Doug was born and raised in Calgary and although he was accepted to the Alberta College of Art and Design, an acting scholarship drew him first to the theatre. He went on to become one of the founding performers of the Rosebud Dinner Theatre and School of Arts. In 1998 he was commissioned to create a graphite pencil portrait of Guy LaFleur, and invited by retired National Hockey League players to tour North America with the Old Timers Hockey group. During the games, Doug sketched the hockey legends and the ensuing series of graphite drawings are exhibited in venues throughout North America. A near fatal accident in 2001 altered Doug’s focus forever. Facing months of physical recovery, Doug armed himself with a

fresh load of art supplies and began painting for the first time. A series of dreams inspired him, “I’d keep dreaming these vivid images of Native people and they were so clear in my mind all I had to do was close my eyes to recall the image and then I’d paint it,” says Doug. “If I got lost, I’d just close my eyes and see the image again and keep painting – and I never remember my dreams as a rule – so that struck me as a special thing.” Doug quickly demonstrated a natural talent for painting and he found inspiration in western heritage and First Nations culture. These themes have continued to be subject matter for many of his paintings. Since 2003, Doug has been selected to exhibit his original artwork at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show. The Calgary Stampede commissioned Doug to paint the 2008 Calgary Stampede poster, which promotes the Stampede world wide. The original oil painting, A Man of His People, sold for a record $63,000. Doug has delighted Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction crowds as a Quick Draw / Quick Finish artist since 2008 and he donates the proceeds from these pieces to the Grade 12 Scholarship fund. In 2011, Doug was inducted into the West Guild Artists in Canada as a master signature artist. He also Doug Levitt is the third recipient of the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award. teaches workshops and individual students of all ages. He is a three-time winner of the Artists’ Choice Award and has also won the Best of Show, Collectors’ Choice, and Jurors’ Choice Awards at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show. Doug was chosen to design the Calgary Stampede’s Centennial Collector Pin for the 2012 Western Art Auction. Doug has been published several times in various art magazines and in 2013 has been chosen as the cover artist for Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine. Our sincere congratulations to Doug, a highly skilled artist and caring individual, as the recipient of the 2013 Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award. WEsTErn arT shOW

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ArTIsT IN ACTION Watch our “Artists In Action” from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to view art in action as premiere artists create a masterpiece before your eyes. These works will be first on the auction block. Hold your paddle high and bid often as proceeds from the sale of these pieces fund the Grade 12 Western Art Scholarship. Outstanding flat work artist Martin Antonini designed the artwork on the apron given to 2013 participating artists. We extend sincere thanks to the following artists who give generously of their time and talents to support our future artists.

2013 pArTICIpATINg ArTIsTs Martin Antonini Charles (Chuck) Fulcher Fabienne Leydecker Linda Wilder Richard St. Pierre Doug Levitt Ryan Axani Cynthia Ward Holly McWilliams Ursula Pagenkopf James Ye Duke Beardsley

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ArTIsT IN ACTION bIOgrAphIes RYAN AXANI Ryan is a young Calgary artist who was the 2003 recipient of the Grade 12 Western Art scholarship. Ryan continues to give back to the Scholarship program by participating in Quick Draw and sharing his time as a scholarship judge. Ryan enjoys many aspects of art but chooses to interpret his world in a loose impressionistic way. CHARLES (CHUCK) FULCHER Began oil painting in 2003, in 2006 he won the Ralph “Tuffy” Berg Award for best new artist at the C. M. Russell Art Auction. Charles enjoys constant challenges of painting his work has been described as edgy, fresh and full of energy, with bold colours and strokes. Charles is a resident of Great Falls, Montana. RICHARD ST. PIERRE One of Western Canada’s finest wood carvers, Richard was educated in Alberta and Santa Monica, California and graduated as a gemologist. Richard’s work has been displayed at various art shows in Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton. Richard was the featured artist at the 1991 Calgary Stampede. DOUG LEVITT Doug was born and raised in Calgary and began illustrating children’s books at age 14. His historic works seek to preserve moments from First Nations way of life and to explore themes of the West, while reflecting Doug’s passion for authentic detail as well as drama accomplished through skilful evocation of light and shadow. Doug was the artist chosen to create the 2008 Calgary Stampede Poster. URSULA PAGENKOPF Ursula is a native of Germany. A self-taught artist, Ursula studied painting as a hobby. Her love of children and animals is reflected in her many paintings. Ursula is a member of the Calgary Sketch Club and the Springbank Creative Arts Club. Ursula’s paintings can be found in Calgary Galleries. CYNTHIA WARD “I have loved and drawn animals avidly since being very young. I took art exclusively in high school and graduated A+ from Classical Animation in

College. I then enjoyed a 25-plus-year career in Animation production in Boston, Los Angeles and Toronto. I am now learning to paint at weekly classes with renowned artist Michelle Grant!” Cynthia lives in beautiful Burmis, Alberta with her husband, son and horses.

become recognized as one of the premier custom painted pony artists in the world. Recent works incorporate a technique where Fabienne paints on metal foil. Her works are held in private collections throughout North America, Australia, Europe and Asia. She presently lives in Nova Scotia.

JAMES YE James was born in Shanghai, China where he received a Fine Arts Degree. When he moved to Calgary he saw the work of Alberta artist, Harley Brown who was doing First Nation portraits, and was inspired to create his own. He says “I want to understand the First Nations culture deeply and to learn more..so I can draw them, catch the essence of them, their courage, their strength and their perseverance.

LINDA WILDER Linda strives to capture the mood and emotion of her environment with intuitive energy and the use of bold strokes, light and texture. Her paintings appear vividly representational, but upon closer inspection one can see the intimate nuances and abstract tendencies that elevate and enrich her work. Linda received her formal training at the Red Deer College, Art & Design and the University of Calgary, BFA program as well as numerous workshops with acclaimed artists. Linda is a prolific artist and enjoys a variety of subject matter and tools, her favourite being the palette knife. Living in Calgary and painting full-time, she has enjoyed many successes and accolades and recently held numerous solo exhibitions. Linda has won the 2010 Collectors Choice award Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction, 2009 Best New Artist Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction, 2009 Best of Show Calgary Stampede Western Art Gallery, and 2012 First Place at Federation of Canadian Artists. She is an active participant in the art community and she has shown in various galleries and juried shows. Linda’s paintings are enjoyed in both corporate and private collections in Canada and worldwide and in numerous galleries across Western Canada.

HOLLY McWILLIAMS Holly teaches art and is a professional belly dancer and teacher as well as a pilates instructor, all of which inform her work and artistic impression. “I want to close in on that moment of connection where nothing else matters but being in that moment – that “just breathe moment”. She lives in Calgary and has her work in a number of collections both corporate and private in Canada and England. Holly is available for commissions. MARTIN ANTONINI Martin was born in Regina SK and now resides in Calgary AB. He studied at the University of Regina, University of Calgary and with various artists groups. Martin works in a wide variety of mediums: pencil, acrylic, oil and pastel. Martin is a gifted artist who enjoys creating wildlife art, landscapes and portraits. He has been a frequent participant in the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction and Quick Draw/Quick Finish events. FABIENNE LEYDECKER Fabienne Leydecker was born in the little town of Bayonne, in the Pays Basque region of France. At an early age she became fascinated with nature and began drawing wildlife and horses. By age 14 she attended college in Chantilly for equine studies and became a jockey. Her love of horses and her passion for art enabled her to create beautiful sketches of horses in various disciplines, from racing and jumping to western art. Since 2007, she has

DUKE BEARDSLEY Duke was born in Denver. He is a fifth generation Coloradan whose western roots run deep and are integral to the subjects he paints. Duke has been drawing and painting images of the American West as long as he can remember. His unique blend of modern art styling and traditional western iconography reflects his upbringing and has made him a popular favorite among fans of contemporary western art. His work has been featured in Coors Western Art Show, the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, The C.M. Russell Show and Colorado Governor’s Invitational Art Exhibit. Duke was the artist chosen to create the 2013 Calgary Stampede Poster.

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The foal is finding comfort in the presence of its mother, and even more — reassurance and love.

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Greta Kamp Curious

Acrylic, 16” x 12”

Greta was born in Blairmore, AB and spent her childhood riding horses in the beautiful foothills of Pincher Creek, AB and Waterton Lakes. Greta’s great admiration of nature and animals, and her sensitivity to conservation have been constant inspirations for her art. Greta majored in art at the University of Calgary. She studied advanced oil painting at the Alberta College of Art & Design; and also

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$575 under Adeline Halverson, David Kittler, Jon Williams, Terry Isaac, and others. Greta became an active member of the Calgary Sketch Club in 1974. She completed numerous en plein air pen and ink drawings of Calgary’s historical buildings which were published in the Calgary Albertan. In 1976 her painting of the Okotoks train station was chosen for the Annual Limited Edition Canadian Plate. In

2000 she won the McAra Award and prints of her painting were distributed internationally. Greta was juried into the FCA in 2010 as an Active Member, and subsequently two of her paintings were awarded Jurors’ Choice. Her work has regularly been juried into the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction. Her paintings are held in many private, corporate and international collections.


As snow blankets the landscape, nature’s struggle for survival is heightened between the hunter and the hunted.

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Juvenal Furtado On The Hunt

Watercolour, 14� x 19�

Juvenal was born in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal. His family immigrated to Canada when he was seven years old and chose Winnipeg, MB as their new home. After 32 years in education as a teacher and high school administrator in Winnipeg, Juve

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retired to Vernon, BC in 2006. Retirement has allowed him the opportunity and leisure time to delve into his art. Juve is a self-taught artist and his preferred medium is watercolour as he loves the transparency and spontaneity of this medium. He

combines his love of the outdoors with photography and the images he captures become the inspiration for his paintings. His objective is to share a feeling or mood that inspired him to paint and that will hopefully resonate with the viewer in a meaningful way.

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The viewer is lifted into a canopy of limitless possibilities.

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Piroska Pipo Dance of Dreams

Acrylic, 24” x 48”

Piroska is a self-taught and self-representing artist, originally from Hungary and now a Calgary resident for over 20 years. Her love of art goes back for as far as she can remember. Piroska is a fulltime artist, and is unique in that she does not introduce herself as an artist, only explaining that she paints and draws. Her view is that the people

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around her decide if she is an artist or not. Her style encompasses anything and everything. She works on commission — realistic portraits for five minutes, then breaks out the pallet knife and creates abstract with thick strokes and texturing gels. “I let the painting decide what I need to do; there is interest in variety.” Piroska teaches

art classes to children from her home and lessons for adults at a local cafe. She first entered her artwork in 2003 at a community art competition and won first place with a pastel portrait Her work is displayed and sold in and around Calgary, and is in private galleries in Switzerland, England and Hungary.


Winter farrier work in the Alkali Lake Ranch barn.

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Frances Stocks A Cold Morning’s Work

Frances Stocks attended the Alberta College of Art & Design for three years and obtained a degree in education at Simon Fraser University, BC. In the mid 1980’s, Frances and her husband moved to the ranching village of Alkali Lake, BC. For five years, Frances spent her days taking photos and painting in oils to depict life in the First Nations village and on the

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adjoining Alkali Lake Ranch, while her husband taught in the band school. Frances had a successful one person show of her paintings at the Williams Lake Stampede, and in 1986 she participated in the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction . For many years the scenes Frances painted reflected a life spent living in other countries and cultures. Many of her paintings capture a

sense of light and looseness, and often she paints en plein air. Frances is now retired and lives in the Okanagan valley, where she spent her childhood on an orchard. She has returned to Western Art, painting subjects that have always inspired her, and she has decided to try and capture in watercolour the scenes and feelings that so move her.

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Using the least number of lines possible to create this image is about subtlety and the abstract. I gave these statues numbers instead of names so you have to look at the image and decide for yourself what it is.

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Michael Perks Perspective #10

Steel and Stone, 13” x 24” x 10”

He would call himself just a snowmaker, but Michael Perks is a little more than that. He’s a Red Seal Millwright with over 20 years experience in the ski industry, working primarily at Lake Louise Ski Resort, overseeing the outdoor operations. Michael moved to Okotoks, AB after marrying his long-time girlfriend. Wondering what to do next he started playing with metal art and a career was born. Sharing a passion for the

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outdoors, the local community, and a sense of humour Michael and his wife are constantly adventuring and exploring. In the process they capture pictures and concepts that then get converted to the metal realm. Their love of mountains, horses, the old west and just about anything that will turn heads is evident in Michael’s art. The 2011 Calgary Stampede Western Art Show was Michael’s first major art show and he was

awarded the Best New Artist Award. Later that year he was commissioned to create his first large public art piece in Inglewood outside the West Canadian Print & Design building. During the summer of 2012 Michael was awarded three more public art commissions, was the feature artist for the Chick Wagon Fundraiser Gala and in the early part of 2013 was the feature artist for the PSAC Stars & Spurs Gala.


A summer squall had blown through bringing hail and rain but it cleared quickly, leaving the glacier glistening in the sunshine.

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Virginia Wilson Angel Glacier

Acrylic, 37” x 16”

Virginia was born in northern England. She moved to Canada in her early twenties and promptly fell in love with the landscape, its vastness and sense of space. After living in various parts of the country, she now makes her home near Sundre, AB on an acreage overlooking the Red Deer River valley. She and her dog can be found

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there most days, wandering the woods, observing nature and its changes. Virginia’s academic training in environmental sciences is evident in her paintings of Alberta landscapes. The intricate relationships between geology, weather, and the diverse physical and biological processes forming the landscape, have a

visual form in her paintings. These natural textures are preserved in her art. Virginia strives at all times to be true to the dynamics of the environment, giving her landscapes a sound realism. Virginia’s paintings have been shown in seven previous Calgary Stampede Western Art Auctions.

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There is a sense of wisdom and knowledge reflected in his strong features and powerful eyes.

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Scot Paisley Wisdom

Acrylics, 18” x 24”

Born in Calgary, AB in 1976, Scot was raised on an acreage southwest of Calgary. Scot spent his childhood avidly drawing, reading and listening to music. Following high school, Scot enrolled in the Alberta College of Art & Design, graduating with both the

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$1,300 four-year diploma in Visual Communications and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He likes to believe that genetics plays a role in his artistic talents as his father and two uncles are professional artists. He is the nephew and student of famed western artist

Harley Brown. Scot’s passion is human character studies painted in acrylic and gouache among other mediums, in an impressionistic style. He explores the human condition through body language, facial expression, gesture, brush stroke and colour.


I was thankful for the fence between us when this guy dumped his cowboy and caught sight of me…

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Karen Coe Take Your Eight and Shove It

Karen’s passion for art and drawing started as a little girl inspired by her dear friend and neighbour, James Watling, the noted children’s books illustrator. Drawing all through junior high and high school, Karen continued in an art direction by graduating from the University of Lethbridge with her Bachelor of Fine Arts,

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majoring in New Media. Karen grew up on the back of a horse and her love for horses, animals and the western lifestyle has always played a major role in her life. She enjoys bringing her two passions together by drawing horses and wildlife. It also allows her to be out doing the kind of field work that some people can only dream of. “I feel

very fortunate to be able to spend the day on a horse and then come home and paint my experiences!” The Calgary Stampede International Agriculture Committee (IAC) has chosen Karen’s painting “Take Your Eight And Shove It” for the cover of the 2013 International Agriculture Profile Magazine.

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Michelle Grant Charged Up

Pencil, 5.5” x 5.5”

A native Calgarian and graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design (1987), Michelle Grant’s art is intricately connected to the spirit, economy, and beauty of the horse in Alberta. Her excellence in art has been internationally recognized, and many of her works have been published in books, magazines and various publications. Recently

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Michelle garnered the distinguished 2012 Artistic Achievement Award for the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction. She was also commissioned to create the Calgary Stampede 100th year commemorative gold and silver coins for the Royal Canadian Mint. Michelle and her work were featured on the television program “Hidden Gems” that aired in 2009,

and she has been a featured guest on the award winning Cowboy Country Television. The consistent quality of her work has resulted in its collection by both private and corporate clients worldwide. Working from her studio in Calgary, she is represented by Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary and The Avens Gallery, Canmore, AB.


The simplicity and pureness of the graphite medium exemplifies for me the image and feeling that I am trying to portray - the innocence and admiration of a little boy wanting to be just like his dad.

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Dawn Heinemeyer Roping Partners

Charcoal, 12� x 9�

Whether it is a window, time-worn cowboys, or a single flower, Dawn gives a close-up of what is often walked by or overlooked - a glimpse into the simple beauty of all that surrounds us. Born in Montreal and raised in Calgary, she spent countless hours drawing during her childhood. She also spent time on a rural farm in Saskatchewan, where derelict

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buildings and machinery along with the quiet solitude of the open prairies began to shape her life-long love of rural life and landscapes. It wasn’t until 1992 that Dawn decided to take up watercolours. As a self-taught artist, Dawn gives her work a certain freshness and vitality. Her unique style and intense detail give her watercolours a new dimension. Since Dawn

began painting, she has enjoyed much success by winning many awards and competitions. Her work is displayed across much of Canada, the USA and Europe both publicly and privately. She lives with her family in Calgary near Fish Creek Park where the ever-changing presence of nature is a constant inspiration to her and her work.

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I came across this rusty old John Deere “D” tractor on an abandoned road a few miles from home. I couldn’t resist painting this lovely scene from days gone by.

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Sandy Farr Vintange Horsepower

Oil, 18” x 24”

At the age of seven, Sandy Farr travelled with her family across the ocean from Lancashire, England. Landing on the coast of eastern Canada, the family then travelled west by train to the prairies of Alberta. Instantly, Sandy fell in love with the beauty of the province, a love that continues to this day. From childhood she strived to capture the beauty of her surroundings. A neighbour noticed her using discarded house paint to paint, and in exchange for a painting, offered her oil paints that he no longer

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used. From that commission, she has never looked back. Sandy’s paintings focus on realism, touched by the western lifestyle she embraces. After several trips to the Calgary Stampede, she also became fascinated by bronzes. A phone call to the well-known bronze artist Gina Cohoe resulted in a friendship forged in their mutual love of art. Gina mentored Sandy, and soon Sandy’s bronzes, in addition to her oil paintings, were being accepted into the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show. Sandy won

Jurors’ Choice, Best New Artist 3D in 2003. The Calgary Stampede also selected her bronzes for the Champion Barrel Racing Trophy from 2003-2007, the World Champion Blacksmith Trophy for 2005-2009, and most recently Champion Chuckwagon Trophy 2013-2017. Sandy can be found most times in her studio and welcomes visitors willing to travel to the Farrview Farm west of Didsbury, just a short distance from where she stepped off the train all those years ago.


This painting is part of my ‘South Wind’ series (from the lovely Arabic parable about how Allah created the horse), meant to evoke a sense of freedom and flight.

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Julie Chapman Flight Without Wings

Oil, 24” x 36”

Julie is passionate about the American west and has called it home for more than 25 years. Animals have been her lifelong artistic muses, along with drawing and expressive colour, and she finds the small town summer rodeos of Montana and places such as Yellowstone and Glacier provide her with endless inspiration. A recent trip to Africa has also provided fantastic reference material. Her work has been juried and

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invited into many US and international exhibitions, including Birds in Art, the C.M. Russell auction, Oil Painters of America, and the American Academy of Equine Art. Recent career highlights include being juried into the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year show in London, England, Wild West - Beauty of the Beast at the Rockwell Museum in New York, winning the 2011 Best of Show (Flatwork) at the Calgary Stampede

Western Art Auction, and having her work on the December 2011 cover of Southwest Art magazine. In 2010 she was also honored as the State of Montana Treasured Artist. Her work can be found in galleries in Colorado, Texas, and Montana, and has been collected by museums such as the Wildlife Experience in Denver,CO and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau,WI.

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Blink and you might miss this gorgeous multi-tiered, begging to be painted, serene yet powerful roadside waterfall, as you pass the Columbia Icefields on your way to Jasper.

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Linda Wilder Tangle Falls, Along Hwy 93

Linda strives to capture the mood and emotion of her environment with intuitive energy and the use of bold strokes, light and texture. Her paintings appear vividly representational, but upon closer inspection one can see the intimate nuances and abstract tendencies that elevate and enrich her work. Linda received her formal training at the Red Deer College, Art & Design and the University of Calgary, BFA

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Acrylic, 36” x 18”

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program as well as numerous workshops with acclaimed artists. Linda is a prolific artist and enjoys a variety of subject matter and tools, her favourite being the palette knife. Living in Calgary and painting full-time, she has enjoyed many successes and accolades and recently held numerous solo exhibitions. Linda has won the 2010 Collectors Choice award Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction, 2009 Best New Artist

Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction, 2009 Best of Show Calgary Stampede Western Art Gallery, and 2012 First Place at Federation of Canadian Artists. She is an active participant in the art community and she has shown in various galleries and juried shows. Linda’s paintings are enjoyed in both corporate and private collections in Canada and worldwide and in numerous galleries across Western Canada.


A Cheyenne warrior races back to the main camp to report the advance of coming troops in the Little Big Horn country.

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Dennis Grismer Urgent Messenger

Acrylic, 14� x 18�

A self-taught artist, Dennis paints with both acrylic and oils to create an impressionistic view of the west. Dennis is a native of Great Falls, MT where his surroundings, rich in history and beauty, provide the inspiration for his work, which

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is both western and wildlife. His lifelong interest in the plains Indians and his continued study of Montana history has easily translated into his western images. Dennis participates in numerous juried and invitational art shows throughout the

US and Canada, including the C.M. Russell Art Auction since 1993, and the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show. Dennis has been awarded several Best of Show awards and his art has been displayed in the Governor’s Mansion in Montana.

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This is a painting of a well-known ball pine in the ranching country southwest of Nanton, Alberta.

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Gaile Gallup Lone Pine

Oil on Board, 8” x 10”

Gaile lives in the beautiful ranching country in Longview, AB with his wife Kerri, son Trevor and daughter

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Lisa-Marie. Having retired from ranching in 2005, he is now concentrating on his art full time. He still rides throughout the year

helping local ranchers in the area saying, “If you can’t get inspired in this country, you never will.”


Society has built layers of infrastructure to make life easier, yet First Nations people required few material goods. The earth, the sky, a simple shelter from the elements, and a horse to travel faster sufficed.

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Roberta Murray Resting Grounds

Acrylic, 22� x 28�

Roberta Murray was born and raised in Calgary, AB. She often spent weekends and holidays with relatives in the ranching areas of southwestern Alberta, where she developed a deep love for nature and western living. Art was a major part of her life and it was rare to see her without a sketchbook or camera. As a teenager, Roberta worked in camera stores and developing labs learning as much as possible

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about photography. When at home she was riding her horse, drawing or painting. In 1990, she completed the New York Institute of Photography certificate program. She continued to paint in oils until the family moved to a farm southwest of Rocky Mountain House in 1992. For the next 14 years Roberta was heavily involved in the fibre arts as a student, artist and instructor. The time spent working with textiles helped

shape her direction with photography and painting. Textile principles of colour, shape, and design taught her to think in more abstract and symbolic terms. Striving to capture an emotion, Roberta has abandoned the representational or realist approach in order to produce evocative images that allow the viewer to create their own story. Roberta is a Juried member of the Alberta Society of Artists.

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Jicarilla Mustang is a tribute to the wild horses of the Southwest.

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Greg Kelsey Jicarilla Mustang

Bronze7/15, 12” x 10” x 8”

An honest look at Greg Kelsey’s sculpture reveals his intensity for both form and subject. No matter the subject it is Greg’s belief that form is the most significant thing about a sculpture. He finds it a powerful combination when form and subject are both meaningful. As a self-taught artist, Greg is a consummate student of the behaviour of light on surface and line — it is an area of continual discovery. He feels the

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mastery of different textures gives each piece life and aids the viewer in noticing what is supposed to be noticed. For Greg, the form has to own its own space, and command attention, whereas the detail should draw the focus of the eyes and stress power, gesture or movement. He feels his subjects have already told a story through mood, texture and line that he as the artist is supposed to recognize, acknowledge and retell. His job is to notice

the natural lines and capture what has already been created through perspective, composition, mood and feeling. When all these elements are pulled into play viewers are captivated. Combining sculptural form with the powerful visions of western history and modern day cowboy living inspires Greg to create. He feels strongly that the story of the western life is worth being told in an authentic way.


At a roundup near Meldrum Creek, west of Williams Lake, BC a little cow dog and my Palomino gelding were teamed up as they were the two best cutters there. That little dog gave it his all and tried to turn a troublesome cow named ‘Chocolate’, which turned on him! In this painting I captured the split second after this moment when my gelding came to the dog’s rescue. It was a great moment and a great memory to embrace.

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Randi Evans Chocolate and the Cow Dog

Randi grew up in rural British Columbia, and does not remember a time she didn’t love country life, horses, animals and art. At the University of Fraser Valley she majored in life drawing, painting in all medias, etching, graphics and sculpture. Randi eventually joined her passions and pursued on canvas what she enjoyed in life - training and riding horses, and time spent in her

Acrylic, 18” x 24”

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studio. In 1997 she and her family relocated from rural Williams Lake, BC, to Innisfail, AB where their long-time dream came to fruition — they built and worked “Lazy Horse Ranch”. In 2010, children now grown and moved, Randi and her husband Sam retired to their beloved Cariboo, where they share their time riding together with their special horses and enjoying their dogs, donkey, and

time fishing and boating. Randi has been featured on television in Red Deer, AB for her rodeo art and her support of. She has been featured in numerous magazine and newpaper articles including the March 2012 issue of Beef in BC, BC Cattlemens Association, Gatepost Magazine and the Calgary Sun. Her work was also featured in the Williams Lake Art Walk 2012.

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This little pony was slated for auction when a nine year old boy fell in love with him and ended up keeping him. I had the privilege of riding with these two on a cattle drive this fall and they were the most amazing pair!

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Karen Coe A New Dawn

Acrylic, 20” x 20”

Karen’s passion for art and drawing started as a little girl inspired by her dear friend and neighbour, James Watling, the noted children’s books illustrator. Drawing all through junior high and high school, Karen continued in an art direction by graduating from the University of Lethbridge with her Bachelor of Fine Arts,

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majoring in New Media. Karen grew up on the back of a horse and her love for horses, animals and the western lifestyle has always played a major role in her life. She enjoys bringing her two passions together by drawing horses and wildlife. It also allows her to be out doing the kind of field work that some people can only dream of. ”I feel

very fortunate to be able to spend the day on a horse and then come home and paint my experiences!” The Calgary Stampede International Agriculture Committee (IAC) has chosen Karen’s painting “Take Your Eight And Shove It” for the cover of the 2013 International Agriculture Profile Magazine.


Deep In the canyon, The banks Wove patterns On the side, While water Made its way Inside.

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Maryanne Jespersen At Every Turn

Oil, 40” x 30”

Born and raised in central Alberta, Maryanne makes her home in Turner Valley, AB. Living close to the prairies and mountains has provided her with nature’s beauty to expand her artistic talent. Vistas viewed through her travels have inspired her

$3,200 and she longs to spend more time interpreting those observations. In 2000, Maryanne committed to the development of her artistic passion by painting full-time. As she explores more with her art, she is constantly painting and it has become even

more imperative to continue on this path to further her transition and growth as an artist. Maryanne’s art resides in businesses and residences in England, Qatar, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout the United States and Canada.

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A curious young calf, bathed by light, is watching you watching him.

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Sue Kroll Calf in Sunlight

Scratchboard and Acrylic ink, 12” x 16”

Unafraid to try new styles and techniques, Sue strives to evolve as an artist whether it is her acrylic paintings or her newest passion, scratchboard art. From her first use of finger paints and crayons to create kindergarten masterpieces, she has been in

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love with painting and creating. Her art is primarily self taught, allowing her to progress to many mediums. During her art career, Sue has had her work displayed in the San Diego Museum of Art, won First Place in the State of Utah for pen and ink

and has received countless Sweepstakes, People’s Choice, and Best of Show Awards for her primarily western art. Sue was honoured to be chosen to participate in The Horse Gift Mural Mosaic (le Cadeau du Cheval).


Morning light has a certain energy to it that I hope I captured in this painting, which depicts my love of human-horse interaction.

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William Rogers Morning Training, Northlands

William Rogers is a Nova Scotia artist working in oil, watercolour, and printmaking. He is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and is currently the Vice President. He is also a signature member of the Transparent Watercolour Society of America (TWSA) and the Societe Canadienne de l’Aquarelle (SCA). The effects of light and colour dominate his award winning work, and he has exhibited

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with major watercolour societies in Canada and the USA. Bill has been the recipient of numerous awards including the A. J. Casson Medal for the best painting in the CSPWC Open Water Exhibition at the Leighton Centre, Calgary in 2009. Horses are a recurring theme in his work, his love for them stemming from a twenty year period of owning and working with them. He also paints and draws the human figure of a live model twice a week for most of the

year. En plein air painting is a big component of his landscape work, and his travels always include time for this passion. He has participated in the juried en plein air events at the Carmel Art Festival in Carmel CA, and Plein Air Easton in Easton MD. Bill lives with his wife Joanne in the town of Antigonish, where he maintains a working studio. He exhibits principally at Lyghtesome Gallery, also in Antigonnish.

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Inspiration to capture the essence of children-to-Elders celebrating their cultural heritage during the annual Pow Wow is portrayed through the vibrant colour, facial expressions and movement of Spirit Dancer.

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Michael Jell Spirit Dancer

Oil, 34” x 20”

Michael Jell was born in England and spent most of his childhood in Zimbabwe, Africa before moving with his family to Eastern Canada in 1969. His artistic talents were obvious and supported since early childhood. Michael attended Sheridan College of Art in Ontario. His understanding of the essence of light and form is exceptional. Michael’s artistic

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$2,900 interest and passion is captured in the scenery, wildlife and lifestyles he creates. Having worked in a number of media, he has found that oil and acrylic best suits his style. His print of the Red Tail Hawk hangs in the House of Commons. Michael’s work has been published in and on the front page of Art Avenue, published by the Federation of Canadian Artists, and Beef In BC, published

by the BC Cattleman’s Association. His western art has been commissioned by many local ranchers. In 2012 the BC Wildlife Federation named Michael Jell the Artist of the year for his painting Great Grey Owl. He also won the Gold Award for his painting Back to the Beginning at the Thompson -Nicola-Shuswap Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists.


With a little bit of morning mist still lingering, crazy light streamed through the crosspieces illuminating this guy as he wandered the fence line looking for breakfast.

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Doug Swinton Very Colourbull

Oil, 8” x 10”

Drawing and painting have played an important role in Doug’s life since childhood. Born and raised in Calgary, AB, Doug depicts the foothills and mountains of the Canadian Rockies with powerful movement, light and bold colour. He lives

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for the “Hey Mom, look what I made!” moment, and as co-owner of Swinton’s Art Supply and Instruction, he and his staff have taught the wonders of “Hey Mom!” to inspired new artists of all ages. Doug describes his art as the most amount

of information with the least amount of brushstrokes. He strongly believes that the the energy that comes from simply doing is a highly powerful thing. For Doug, it has always been more about the doing than the end product.

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This piece was inspired by the change of seasons, by fall and quiet walks in the woods. Working in natural beeswax and depicting the natural woodlands; the colours, the gentle settling of that season, the silence in the woods.Incorporated into the painting are the words from the poem, “Left Behind” by Fay Inchfawn, which captures the feelings of peacefulness.

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Gwen Day Halcyon Days

Encaustic, 60” x 18”

Gwen has enjoyed a wide variety of artistic mediums since her childhood. She is an enthusiastic watercolour, mixed media and encaustic artist living near Carstairs, AB. Art has always been her passion, her touchstone throughout the ever changing life she leads. Her newest passion is working in the ancient art form of Encaustic, which is painting with hot wax on birch wood panels. This new medium (yet very old one) is gaining much attention as people fall in love with the warmth, the smell and the wonderful texture it naturally creates. The process is slow and

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purposeful. Layers of melted natural beeswax are built up, with each layer sealed by fusing it to seal it with a torch or heat gun. In between the wax layers oil colours are rubbed in with her fingers. This process continues until the desired colour and textures are created. Gwen loves the transparent quality and vibrant colours that can be achieved in this medium. Much like watercolour, it has a fantastic sense of luminosity and can be very spontaneous. Using local natural beeswax she created her first series in encaustic incorporating poems written into the wax that moved her or

reminded her of the piece she had been working on. A theme of horizontal impressions has emerged: whether it is in a traditional form or abstract, watercolour, mixed media or encaustic, the warmth and luminosity in her work reverberates throughout. Gwen has been juried into numerous shows and festivals throughout Alberta including the Canadian Federation of Artists and is a member of the Wellspring Visual ArtNetwork Association since 2008. For the past 15 years she has instructed both adults and children in art and watercolour.


Two ranch horses enjoy their day off together on a summer afternoon.

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Cynthia Ward No Work Today

Acrylic, 10” x 12”

Cynthia Ward has spent countless hours since childhood drawing her impressions of love and compassion for animals. She worked as a professional Animator, Character Designer, Storyboard Artist et al at studios in Boston, Los Angeles and Toronto for over 25 years. This time in the

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animation business facilitated the gravitation of Cynthia to fast drying acrylics as a medium for learning to use colour. In 2004 Cynthia and family followed their dream to ranch in Alberta. Cynthia now focuses her talent on individual artistic expression, and her inspiration is drawn

from the family’s western lifestyle, the horses and the wildlife, all of which are dear to their hearts. Through artistic presentation in the subjects she paints, Cynthia conveys her sensitivity of spirit, a sense of consciousness and spark of life for others to see.

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This bronze of Flores Ladue was inspired by a photo in the Bradley Collection at the Museum of the Highwood.

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Jan Walker-Roenisch Flores Ladue

Bronze 1/30, 16” x 6” x 6”

Jan’s first commissions were as a teenager for a music magazine, doing portraits of popular musicians. She studied scientific illustration and photography, under Jay Dusard, in college and worked for the Forest

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Reserve Service in the United States for several years, first in Arizona then in Wyoming. Jan worked and played polo for over 20 years and married sculptor/polo player Rich Roenisch in 1980. Jan’s specialty

is animal portraits – mostly horses and mostly in oil. She also assists her husband with much of the production process on his bronze sculptures. They live along the Highwood River near Longview.


Cowboys trying to saddle a horse at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede in 1912, with the old Victoria grandstand appearing in the background. This piece was created using photo reference #NA-335-87 from the Glenbow archives.

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Judie Popplewell Horse Wranglers

Oil, 20” x 30”

Judie Popplewell has a passion for painting animals, especially horses. Her keen sense of anatomy evolved from a lifetime spent with horses. She favors a realistic approach in her creations preferring to work with oil. Judie

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studied at the Alberta College of Art through Continuing Education and mentored with known artists to develop her own style. Her work is internationally collected and is represented at Rustica Gallery in Cochrane.

Judie is an avid horsewoman and has competed in 3 Day Eventing and hunter/jumper shows. Judie has been selected to design the 2013 Western Art Show Collector’s Pin.

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A working cowboy doesn’t usually have the room nor the time for do-dads and knick-knacks. Experience has taught him that it’s wages well spent when you invest in ”Precious Metal“.

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Carl Shinkaruk Precious Metal

Oil, 24” x 36” x 3”

Carl has enjoyed a colourful career that has spanned over a quarter of a century. In his work, Carl strives to harness the intangible human essence, which he describes as “a combination of frailty and fortitude”. He is a self-taught artist whose work is

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marketed internationally, and has reached all corners of the globe. Carl has donated artwork that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charities, including Canada Guide Dogs, St. Jude Children’s Ride, Broadmead War Veterans

Society and Ducks Unlimited. His corporate clients include the RCMP, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, and the South Beach Polo Club.


In this painting, I tried to portray the natural awareness of this beautiful animal and its deep connection to the environment.

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Iryna Zayarny The Watcher

Oil, 19” x 13”

Iryna is deeply rooted in the artistic tradition. Finishing the Masters program at the Kharkiv Institute of the Arts, Ukraine, she has a profound knowledge of art theory and an excellent education in the arts. Upon coming to Canada, she sought to isolate and perfect certain aspects of her painting ability, attending workshops and art courses.

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signed lower left; signed and titled verso; framed

Iryna’s works are distinguished by a realistic style, drawing inspiration from the works of the Old Masters, with dynamic lighting, alluring contrasts, and exquisite attention to detail. Her dedication to art drove her to found the art group Silhouette, with the aim of bringing a different and unique cultural perspective to the Canadian art landscape.

Silhouette is well-known in Calgary, and holds shows twice a year, with many local artists choosing to take part. Iryna is regularly displayed at numerous public and private galleries and shows across Canada and US. Her work has been exhibited in the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Art Gallery since 2008.

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James hopes to incorporate eastern and western techniques to produce a masterpiece.

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Jian Zhong (James) Ye Chief Sitting Bull

Mixed Media, 24” x 36”

James was born in Shanghai, China where he received a Fine Arts Degree from Shanghai University. After graduating, he pursued his art working on paintings and portraits. James moved to Vancouver, BC in 1989 before settling in Calgary seven years ago. James became aware of the importance of First

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Nations culture to Canadian art while living in Vancouver. When he moved to Calgary, he saw the work of two Alberta artists, Harley Brown and Nicholas de Grandmaison, who were doing First Nation portraits, and was inspired to create his own. Feeling that he needs to understand the First Nation culture,

James is planning to visit, live with and get to know the Stoney, Sarcee and Blackfoot. He says: “I want to understand the First Nations culture deeply and to learn more so I can draw them, sketch them, catch the essence of them — their courage, their strength and their perseverance.”


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Robert E. Wood Morning Light

Oil, 24"

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Robert has been painting full time since 1989 and his career follows over 70 years of professional art in his family. His grandfather was Robert E. Wood and his father was Karl E. Wood with whom he spent eight months training. This was followed by study with several other top artists and years of personal artistic exploration and development. Adept at portraying a wide variety of subject

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matter, Robert enjoys painting them all - the mountains, canyons, lakes, rivers and forests of the Rocky Mountains, sunsets, old cabins and barns of the west, the Okanagan, and a variety of still-life and floral scenes. Robert works on location,"en plein air" painting, which helps his im-ages achieve a sense of true light and life. He travels extensively in Alberta and BC and takes large numbers of reference

photographs. His visual library contains some 50,000 slides and photographs. Robert's love of the western Canadian landscape is a never-ending source of inspiration. His mission is to present the beauty. power and grandeur of this varied land as he sees it -in all its colour, contrast and glory. Courtesy of Gains borough Galleries - Calgary ,AB

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My unexpected choices of colour sometimes translates to power and energy...sometimes to whimsy. Such was the case of this bulldog, whose expression seems well suited to the title!

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Julia Lucich Morning After the Party

Julia first began painting in 1980, fascinated by portraiture. She studied under master portraitist Bob Gerbracht, whose instruction was in pastel, a medium that Julia embraced for its vibrancy and spontaneity. Continuing to work in a representational style, she has found that colour, for its own sake, has the ability to influence the power and impact of a

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painting. It was in 1995 ,while working on a painting of giraffes, that Julia discovered that their astonishing shapes and contours seemed to lend themselves to an outrageous approach. Choosing to introduce colour totally outside the normal range, the result was one of unexpected whimsy. This painting gave birth to the distinctive Party Animal Series with which her art is most

often associated. While she does continue to paint traditional themes that include portraits, still life and landscapes, the Party Animals remain a compelling force. They are intended to transcend the genre of wildlife art and appeal to anyone looking outside the box. “The resulting smiles and laughter are reason enough to keep me painting more of them!”


Three grain elevators gracefully await the next grain train.

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Mark Farand Keeping Watch

Oil, 36” x 24”

Through Mark’s eyes, an old grocery store dances on the corner, another transforms into a milk or egg carton; old abandoned gas pumps twist into an embrace. Chickens in disguise gather secretly in a swaying barn at midnight - such are the urban and rural scenes of the past brought back to life in Mark’s work. He studied Illustration and Design at the Art Academy of Cincinnati

$2,500 and at the Alberta College of Art and Design. He was born and raised in Calgary, AB, where he happily lives with his wife and children. Mark’s work has shown in galleries across Canada and the US and has been included amongst the many nationally and internationally renowned artists at the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase. His works are included in the collections of The

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Value Drug Mart Associates Ltd., Altamira Investment Services, Big Guns Energy Services, Young EnergyServe, Trotter & Morton, Dalla Lana Professional Corporation, Matrix Real Estate Ltd., Renaissance Energy, and Pinnacle Oil and Gas.

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Paul Van Ginkel Standing Proud

Oil, 30� x 30�

Prior to earning a Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University in New York, Paul was educated at the Alberta College of Art & Design. After working as an illustrator for six years, he has been a fine art painter since 1990. Specializing in western themes (horses, cowboy culture and First Nations), Paul also explores many other subjects

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including dance themes. He has received many awards and distinctions for his work, including four Calgary Stampede Best of Show awards and selection by Fresno Fine Art Publishers (Albuquerque, NM) as one of the top western artists working today (a hardcover book was published). Paul has also been featured in many magazines and

newspapers including a cover feature article in Southwest Art Magazine. In 2006, Paul was the first artist selected to create a fine art painting for the Calgary Stampede Poster, a tradition that continues today. This year, to celebrate 30 years as a professional artist, Paul opened his own gallery in Inglewood in Calgary.


Smoking and passing the pipe was a praying ritual with Crow natives. The Crow are high in the Big Horn Mountains looking to reach the Great Spirit.

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Dennis Grismer Crow Pipe Ceremony

Acrylic, 15” x 30”

A self-taught artist, Dennis paints with both acrylic and oils to create an impressionistic view of the west. Dennis is a native of Great Falls, MT where his surroundings, rich in history and beauty, provide the inspiration for his work, which is both western and

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wildlife. His lifelong interest in the plains Indians and his continued study of Montana history has easily translated into his western images. Dennis participates in numerous juried and invitational art shows throughout the U.S. and Canada,

including the C.M. Russell Art Auction since 1993, and the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show. Dennis has been awarded several Best of Show awards and his art has been displayed in the Governor’s Mansion in Montana.

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Imagine a classic early morning sunrise on the prairies with its spectacular colors. I love playing with copper to yield those colors and depending how the light hits, it just dances before your eyes.

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Michael Perks Prairie Sail

Steel and Copper, 37” x 8”

He would call himself just a snowmaker, but Michael Perks is a little more than that. He’s a Red Seal Millwright with over 20 years experience in the ski industry, working primarily at Lake Louise Ski Resort, overseeing the outdoor operations. Michael moved to Okotoks, AB after marrying his long-time girlfriend. Wondering what to do next he started playing with metal art and a career was born. Sharing a passion for the

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outdoors, the local community, and a sense of humour Michael and his wife are constantly adventuring and exploring. In the process they capture pictures and concepts that then get converted to the metal realm. Their love of mountains, horses, the old west and just about anything that will turn heads is evident in Michael’s art. The 2011 Calgary Stampede Western Art Show was Michael’s first major art show and he was

awarded the Best New Artist Award. Later that year he was commissioned to create his first large public art piece in Inglewood outside the West Canadian Print & Design building. During the summer of 2012 Michael was awarded three more public art commissions, was the feature artist for the Chickwagon Fundraiser Gala and in the early part of 2013 was the feature artist for the PSAC Stars & Spurs Gala.


From a planted seed, nurtured and grown in the warmth of the sun, a gourd vessel can only hope and dream that it will last for eternity as one of Jordan Straker’s (aka The Gourdfather) creations.

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Jordan Straker It’s a Wrap

Hand-carved Gourd, 21” x 13” x 13”

For the past twenty-two years, Jordan Straker has been widely known as a wood carver. Although carving in wood remains a passion, a temporary shortage of electricity in

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Jordan’s house limited his tools to one single hand held rotary tool and a new medium - dried gourds. In 365 days, Jordan’s carved gourds have become prized

possessions of art collectors worldwide. His love for woodcarving lives on in the adornments of moccasins, bags and knives and now in his exquisite gourds.

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These magnificent rocks are in Writing-on-Stone, a fascinating park in southern Alberta. Visit Writing-on-Stone to see petroglyphs, and enjoy great scenery and hiking!

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Glenn Olson Beautiful Alberta: Writing-on-Stone

Glenn was born and raised on the prairies of southwestern Saskatchewan. His family farmed and ranched near the Great Sandhills. He attended school in Tompkins and Gull Lake, and majored in psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. He taught school in Calgary for eighteen years while studying art at the University of Calgary. In 1985 Glenn took a year’s leave to create art and has been a full-time artist ever since.

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His work has been shown at the OAS in Washington, DC, and exhibited at the Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show in Seattle, WA and at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show and Auction. In 1991 Glenn won the Duck’s Unlimited provincial stamp competition. In 1992 he received the Canada 125 medal for contribution to culture and community. At the 1993 Calgary Stampede Western Art Show, he won Best of

Show and Collectors’ Choice. His print of a lynx family was chosen for Manitoba’s Wildlife Conservation Program in 1997. Ducks Unlimited chose an Olson print as the 1998 Sponsor Print. In 2003 the Federal DU picked five of Glenn’s images for national fundraising, a Canadian record. Glenn was the designer of the 2002 Calgary Stampede Western Art Show Collector’s pin.


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Edward (Ted) Hagell The Fall Bugler

Oil, 28” x 33”

E.F. Hagell was born of British parents in the centre of Western Canadian cattle country. His flair for art manifested itself when, at the age of two and a half years, he outlined birds, trees, and running horses. He rode the Alberta range while much of the grass was yet open and the old buffalo migration trails still cut deeply through the

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luxurious sod. Edward ‘Ted’ Hagell knew intimately many of the most colourful folk – the old timers – who made cow country history. The glory and hardships of that era made a lasting impression on him and he set them down in word and picture. He wrote a regular column about cowboys and cowboy life for local newspapers, which he illustrated

with pen-and-ink sketches. Hagell is the author of ‘When the Grass was Free...‘. His work is said to resemble that of the famous artist, C.M. Russell. Some of Hagell’s work hangs in the infamous Beaver Club in London, UK. Collections of his art are held by the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, and the Galt Museum, Lethbridge.

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Three years ago, when the Mounted Police first came to this country, we met and shook hands with them. Since that time, they have made many promises. They have kept them all, not one has ever been broken.

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George Kush The Promise

Oil, 18” x 14”

George is a published author and historian, who has contributed his energy, experience and knowledge of Canadian history to a variety of national and international publications, as well as many documentary and feature films. An award winning artist before the age of twelve, George has continuously endeavoured to share his passion for the Canadian story with paint, palette and brush. Gifted with a strong eye for composition and possessing a commitment to historical integrity, each and every work purveys his unbridled love for our

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$1,500 northern landscape, our people and our colourful past. George has participated in numerous shows and auctions: C.M. Russell Museum “”Master in Miniature”“ Invitational Art Show (2008, 2007); Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction (2012); Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction Silent Auction (2010-2011); and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Auction (2011). George has been a member of the “Blood Tribe Head Dress (War Veterans) Society”“ for almost two decades, and was recently honoured with his own

Blackfoot name. He is a contributing participant at the famous “Cowboy Artist Ride” held annually in South Dakota. In 1999, George was chosen by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to participate in the Force’s 125th re-enactment of their historic March West, serving as Ride Historian. His original works can currently be found in corporate and private collections across Canada, United States and Europe. George resides with his wife Josephine and some mighty pretty cow ponies in the magnificent foothills of southern Alberta.


Sometimes when we ride and it turns out a bust we end up on our backs with a mouthful o’dust!

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Jack Muir Corral Dust

Bronze 14/30, 30” x 24” x 17”

Born and raised in Montana, Jack received a bachelor degree in Fine Art from Montana State University. In 1978, Jack’s interest in sculpture led him to co-found Kalispell Art Casting, which is currently one of the largest art casting foundries in the west, employing over 45 people.

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Jack’s foundry association with some of the most renowned wildlife and western artists has had a wide and varied influence on his own artwork. Although wildlife and western themes prevail in Jack’s sculptures, subject matter is secondary to his main interest, which is to focus on strong sculptural

elements. Jack’s sculptures exude both emotion and interest through his use of design, composition and texture. His work can be found in many private collections and fine art galleries across the United States and Canada.

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We arrived at Calgary in 1967 to a very different skyline, with the Calgary Tower (Husky Tower then) only a third of the way out of the ground. Over the decades the city has grown dramatically with buildings soaring above the skyline and creating a dramatic backdrop at the confluence of the Elbow and Bow Rivers. Just look at it now!

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Peter Thompson Changing Skyline

Watercolour, 13� x 21�

Peter was born in London, England just before World War II and his earliest drawings were filled with the sights of war. At sixteen he tested a vocation to the Catholic priesthood hoping to serve in Africa. This was not to be his vocation in life, and at 18, he completed two years of compulsory service as a radar operator in the R.A.F. During this time Peter passed his

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advanced level GCE in art, and later joined Selfridges department store as a trainee display artist. In 1967 Peter and his family immigrated to Canada, where he joined The Bay as assistant display manager, continuing his career in merchandizing design and sales. In the late 1980s he enrolled at the Alberta College of Art & Design to study watercolour. Peter began to show his work in

galleries and his prairie and western landscapes have become popular over the years. Since 1990 Peter’s artwork has supported him, and enabled him to serve in many countries as a Catholic lay evangelist fulfilling an early desire. His travels have taken him repeatedly to Africa and Peter records his journeys in a unique and growing number of sketch books.


As evening approaches,wild horses go for a drink.

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Fabienne Leydecker Still Waters

Mixed Media on Deep Profile Canvas, 36� x 48�

Fabienne Leydecker was born in the little town of Bayonne, in the Pays Basque region of France. At an early age she became fascinated with nature and began drawing wildlife and horses. By age 14 she attended college in Chantilly for equine studies and

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became a jockey. Her love of horses and her passion for art enabled her to create beautiful sketches of horses in various disciplines, from racing and jumping to western art. Since 2007, she has become recognized as one of the premier custom

painted pony artists in the world. Recent works incorporate a technique where Fabienne paints on metal foil. Her works are held in private collections throughout North America, Australia, Europe and Asia. She presently lives in Nova Scotia.

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Grandeur is seen through his facial features, expression, colours, brushstrokes and composition.

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Scot Paisley Noble Chief

Acrylic, 16” x 20”

Born in Calgary, AB in 1976, Scot was raised on an acreage southwest of Calgary. Scot spent his childhood avidly drawing, reading and listening to music. Following high school, Scot enrolled in the Alberta College of Art & Design, graduating with both the

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four-year diploma in Visual Communications and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He likes to believe that genetics plays a role in his artistic talents as his father and two uncles are professional artists. He is the nephew and student of famed western artist,

Harley Brown. Scot’s passion is human character studies painted in acrylic and gouache among other mediums, in an impressionistic style. He explores the human condition through body language, facial expression, gesture, brush stroke and colour.


This is a scene from one of my favorite areas, Kananaskis, AB. It is an area that has led to many compositions in all of its seasons, always providing inspiration for a new canvas.

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Andrew Kiss Sign of Spring

Oil, 30” x 30”

Andrew is one of Canada’s most recognized nature artists for a style that captures breathless images and reverence for realism. His paintings are set apart from other artists through his incredible use of light. Andrew hopes each painting will be a window to our precious world and a reminder that we should never take it for granted. A lover of the outdoors, Andrew’s art and dedication to conservation has led to many prestigious awards, including: Calgary Stampede Artist Studio Best of Show (2011); Medicine Hills

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AB People’s Choice (2011, 2010); Calgary Stampede Art Auction Best of Show (2007, 2006); Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Best of Show (2005, 2004); Calgary Stampede Art Auction Collectors’ Choice Award (2005, 2004); and Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year (2002, 1994). Numerous one man shows and group exhibits have allowed Andrew to travel to Hong Kong, Switzerland, Germany, England, Austria, New Zealand, in addition to extensive travels around North America. Andrew illustrated

four very successful children’s books that are also award winners and can be found in stores across Canada: “”A Mountain Alphabet”“; “”When We Go Camping”“; “”Wild Babies”“; and “”Cool Woods”“. His involvement with conservation organizations and donating work to others, such as children’s causes, has made Andrew a highly recognized artist worldwide. Andrew and his wife live in Calgary, AB and his work is found internationally in private and corporate collections.

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So for a moment more she stayed and in my mind played the words don’t fence me in.

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Maryanne Jespersen Don’t Fence Me In

Oil, 20” x 24”

Born and raised in central Alberta, Maryanne makes her home in Turner Valley, AB. Living close to the prairies and mountains has provided her with nature’s beauty to expand her artistic talent. Vistas viewed through her travels have inspired her

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and she longs to spend more time interpreting those observations. In 2000, Maryanne committed to the development of her artistic passion by painting full time. As she explores more with her art, she is constantly painting and it has become even

more imperative to continue on this path to further her transition and growth as an artist. Maryanne’s art resides in businesses and residences in England, Qatar, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout the United States and Canada.


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What could be more stirring than blazing through an obstacle course with a gun at full gallop? These blondes have all the fun!

Julie Chapman Blondes Have More Fun

Julie is passionate about the American West and has called it home for more than 25 years. Animals have been her lifelong artistic muses, along with drawing and expressive colour, and she finds the small town summer rodeos of Montana and places such as Yellowstone and Glacier provide her with endless inspiration. A recent trip to Africa has also provided fantastic reference material. Her work has been juried and

Oil, 14� x 18�

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invited into many U.S. and international exhibitions, including Birds in Art, the C.M. Russell auction, Oil Painters of America, and the American Academy of Equine Art. Recent career highlights include being juried into the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year show in London, England, Wild West - Beauty of the Beast at the Rockwell Museum in New York, winning the 2011 Best of Show (Flatwork) at the Calgary Stampede

Western Art Auction, and having her work on the December 2011 cover of Southwest Art magazine. In 2010 she was also honored as the State of Montana Treasured Artist. Her work can be found in galleries in Colorado, Texas, and Montana, and has been collected by museums such as The Wildlife Experience in Denver,CO and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau,WI.

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The Friendship Dance is a tradition that reminds us of simpler days when the earth was treasured. When we dance together we become one heart, reflecting on the Creator’s abundance.

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Paul (Mac) MacTavish Friendship Dance

Oil, 36” x 24”

Mac was raised in an orphanage from infancy in St. John, NB. As a child he took part in several trips to Mirimichi River and visited camps of the MicMac First Nation. Mac is known for his native landscapes. His

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paintings are created in an unusual spontaneous style, incorporating thick, lush oil paint in the impasto style. Mac has been commissioned by a wide variety of collectors, including the Ministry of Indian

Affairs, BP Shell, Marty Gelina of the Calgary Flames, and more. Mac is represented by the Tutt Street Gallery in Kelowna, BC.


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Doug Levitt Many Shots circa 1919

Oil, 30” x 24”

Although Doug always wanted to be an artist, he was actually too intimidated to try painting through most of his life, even though he drew avidly as a kid. Almost dying in an accident in 2001 changed his mind and focus however; and armed with a fresh load of art supplies he decided to conquer the demon. He has been painting full time ever since. Doug paints anything that

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interests him, including portraits and plein aire landscapes, but his main focus is western art – particularly First Nations culture inspired by dream images he experienced early in his career. “”The images were so clear,”“ he says, “”I just closed my eyes and ‘saw’ the image and then painted it.”“ The Calgary Stampede selected Doug to paint the image for the 2008 Calgary Stampede

Poster. In 2011, Doug was inducted into the West Guild of Artists in Canada as a master signature artist. He is a three-time winner of the Artists’ Choice Award and has also won the Collectors’ Choice and Jurors’ Choice Awards at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction. Doug is the recipient of the 2013 Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award.

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Horses are a herd animal and they communicate in various ways. This piece depicts their body language through incorporating ear positions, the neck and head height; whites of the eye showing; foot stomping and tail swishing — all saying it’s time to get a move on.

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Shannon Luyendyk Peer Pressure

Oil, 24” x 48”

Shannon is a native Albertan who resides in Cochrane, AB. Inspiration for her art work comes from her love of horses, of life, God’s creation and taking pride in our western heritage. Shannon has exhibited several pencil drawings at the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase and has won numerous awards, including First in Class, First in Section, Judge’s Merit Award, and the Master’s Award. Her work

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$3,500 has been juried into the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction and selected to be in the Calgary Stampede’s Western Art Gallery, and her work was in the four day sale salons. Shannon’s art work has been juried into the C.M. Russell Art Auction in 2001, 2003, and 2010. She has participated in many Quick Draw / Quick Finish events at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction, Rodeo Royal and the

C.M. Russell Art Auction. Her chuckwagon piece of the late Richard Cosgrave is in BP Amoco’s corporate collection and was used to commemorate Amoco’s 50th Anniversary. Shannon has won the 2008 and 2009 Cochrane Western Heritage Award in the Cochrane Art Show and Sale, and in 2011 was awarded the People’s Choice Award at the Cochrane Art Club Show and Sale.


Proceeds from the sale of this piece will go to the Harley Brown Scholarship at the Alberta College of Art & Design.

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Harley Brown Old Trails Remembered

Harley was born in Edmonton, AB in 1939, grew up in Moose Jaw, SK, and lived in Calgary for over 30 years. He attended the Alberta College of Art & Design and the Camberwell School of Arts in London, England. Harley’s artistic focus is portraits of the people of the First Nations and he has also completed commissioned portraits of Sir Winston Churchill, President Ronald Reagan and other world celebrities. Harley has

Pastel, 26” x 20”

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received numerous awards and gold medals, including the prestigious Robert M. Lougheed Memorial Award in 1990. From 1980 to 1999, Harley instructed at painting workshops around the world. He is a member of Cowboy Artists of America, the Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, Northwest Rendezvous, and the Tucson Seven. Harley is an annual exhibitor at the Prix de West Invitational Exhibition and

Sale and he regularly contributes to International Artist magazine. He has published three books, most recently “”Harley Brown’s Inspiration for Every Artist”“. He established the Harley Brown Scholarship Fund for students attending workshops at Scottsdale School of Art in Arizona. Harley modestly considers himself to be a “”fair”“ jazz pianist and his story telling abilities are beyond reproach. He lives in Tucson, AZ.

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Encaustic means to “”burn in”“. The finest European oil paints, and wax are torched, melted and manipulated. The details are then carefully layered and carved, revealing the glittering gold of the Rocky Mountains.

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Lisa Kozokowsky Banff

Oil and Encaustic, 24” x 36”

Lisa’s iconic work pushes the boundaries between traditional and contemporary abstract landscape. An inspired student of Turner, her visions are thick and atmospheric: full of color and movement. This energy bursts through Lisa’s intense landscapes, creating powerful, intriguing works that float between contemporary and historic painting styles. Her inspiration is drawn from the opulent colors and gold leaf

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of the Canadian contemporary landscape, as well as the rich natural resources of our own topography. She has studied at the Alberta College of Art & Design and the University of Calgary and also attends various workshops. Lisa uses a combination of oils, metals and encaustics to portray western images and she is constantly learning and exploring different techniques. She is as comfortable using a torch as she is a brush

and is fearless in employing new methods to get the dimension and depth she is seeking. Lisa’s art is collected internationally by individuals and corporations alike. She has received commissions from as far away as the United Arab Emirates. A native of Nova Scotia, Lisa currently resides in Calgary, AB with her husband Gregory, daughter Kyra and her beloved Chihuahuas Thor & Gracie.


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Gaile Gallup Midnight Migrants

Oil on Canvas, 24” x 36”

Gaile lives in the beautiful ranching country in Longview, AB with his wife Kerri, son Trevor and daughter Lisa-Marie. Having retired from ranching in 2005, he is now concentrating on his art full-time. He still rides throughout the

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year helping local ranchers in the area saying, “”If you can’t get inspired in this country, you never will. While most of my work depicts contemporary ranch scenes, this is one of my few period pieces. My inspiration came

from a black and white photograph in a book titled The Face Pullers, by Brock V. Silversides. The man is riding so he has a better vantage point, and he carries his quiver of bow and arrows for protection.

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Steve Coffey Moon Cows

Oil, 24” x 48”

Steve Coffey has been an integral part of the western Canadian art and music scene for many years. He has curated travelling exhibitions, created large-scale public sculptures, taught college, and conducted many workshops and art residencies. His far-flung travels have taken him to places such as London, England and Poznan City, Poland. He recalls the longing to return to

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$3,140 the ‘intricate nuances and swirling beauty’ of the Canadian landscape. He notes such influences as the Group of Seven, Emily Carr, and Alex Colville, to name a few. Formal training was received with a Master of Fine Arts, University of Regina, 1990. Steve first worked as a metal sculptor, but he began exploring the paint medium fulltime in 1995. Steve has exhibited extensively and

his paintings can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout North America and Europe. He is also a well-known western Canadian singer/ songwriter, who performs with his band ‘The Lokels’ regularly. Steve makes his home in Vulcan, AB with his partner Barbara and their two daughters, Lydia and Grace.


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The Barret Owl at rest is no less fearsome and graceful than an owl in flight. It is a perfect nighttime hunter.

Iryna Zayarny Waiting for Nightfall

Oil, 16” x 20”

Iryna is deeply rooted in the artistic tradition. Finishing the Masters program at the Kharkiv Institute of the Arts, Ukraine, she has a profound knowledge of art theory and an excellent education in the arts. Upon coming to Canada, she sought to isolate and perfect certain aspects of her painting ability, attending workshops and art courses.

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Iryna’s works are distinguished by a realistic style, drawing inspiration from the works of the Old Masters, with dynamic lighting, alluring contrasts, and exquisite attention to detail. Her dedication to art drove her to found the art group Silhouette, with the aim of bringing a different and unique cultural perspective to the Canadian art landscape.

Silhouette is well-known in Calgary, and holds shows twice a year, with many local artists choosing to take part. Iryna is regularly displayed at numerous public and private galleries and shows across Canada and US. Her work has been exhibited in the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Art Gallery since 2008.

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Asaw_piwin is a Cree word that means “watchful”, “a place to watch from” or “a hunting blind”. It can also mean “looking outward” which Red Hawk is doing in this painting as he waits for the buffalo.

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Dennis J. Weber Asawapiwin

Pastel, 24” x 36”

Dennis was born in Prince Albert, SK. His art has been greatly influenced by his mother’s Métis heritage. By helping to revive his culture, Dennis is now considered one of Canada’s foremost Métis artists. Dennis moved to Kelowna, BC in 1999, where as a full-time artist, he works out of his home studio. His preferred media is pencil, charcoal and oil and he often glazes layer after

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$3,825 layer to achieve a unique look. Dennis has accredited Signature Status in both the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists. When he is not painting, teaching, searching for artifacts, photographing reference material, illustrating books, or exhibiting his art, Dennis sits on the board of Kelowna’s Métis Children and Family Services. He is

represented by Turtle Island Gallery in Kelowna, Eagle Feather Gallery in Victoria, Moonstone Gallery in Calgary, and the Bay of Spirits Gallery in Toronto. Since 2002, Dennis has been part of the Calgary Stampede’s Western Art Show, the last 8 years in the Artists’ Studios. His works of art can be found in collections throughout the world, many of them donated to worthy causes.


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Roland Gissing (1895-1967) Autumn, Columbia Valley (1961)

Roland Gissing was born in the county of Worcester, England on May 14, 1895. Except for a few years instruction at George Watson’s in Edinburgh, Gissing is almost entirely self-taught. Introduced to the phenomenon of the “moving picture” while in Edinburgh, he made visual contact with the freedom of the western frontier and the world of the cowboy. In 1913, an 18-year old Gissing arrived in Calgary, and for the next

Oil, 14” x 18”

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decade he followed the life of a cowboy, finally settling his homestead on the east bank of the Ghost River west of Cochrane, AB. With a single-minded determination that was to become his trademark, he set out to develop his artistic talent. Painting would become his life’s work. Gissing opened his first major exhibition of oils at the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede in 1934 to critical acclaim. Today his work can be found in

corporate and private collections and galleries throughout the world. Roland Gissing became Western Canada’s most popular landscape painter, and much of the world came to appreciate the foothills and mountains because of him. Roland Gissing’s enduring cultural legacy has become an unfolding chapter of local history and heritage told through fifty years of art. Courtesy of The Gissing Collection.

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That for thousands of years our First Nations people were able to survive and thrive in this rugged landscape is a testament to their enduring strength and pride.

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Neil Patterson Sunset Lodge

Oil, 30” x 40”

Neil says his passion for painting speaks to his heart and soul. The passion he feels when he sees beauty is the same passion he looks for in his paintings. His bright impressionistic scenes have found enthusiastic audiences in Canada, the United States, and most recently in China where he earned many accolades and is found in the collections of the Shaoguan and Wengyuen Museums. Neil was juried into the Premier National Exhibition of Oil

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$5,600 Painters of America (OPA) in 1992. He was the first Canadian to gain signature membership and to subsequently achieve master signature member status. Since 2002 Neil has been a board member of the OPA and served as vice-president, co-chair for exhibitions and chair of the Signature Member Jury Committee. He is now the first Canadian to be elected president of OPA. Neil is a member of the prestigious group known as the Salmagundi Club of

New York. He holds memberships in the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, the Tucson Plein Air Painters, and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Neil has numerous awards to his credit. He placed third out of 22 master artists at the OPA 17th National Exhibition and is published in many books, newspapers and magazines including The Best of Flower Painting, International Artist Magazine, Art of the West and The Artist’s Magazine.


Mares aligned against the fence, foals safely tucked at their sides, metaphorically reminded me of trucks parked in parallel spaces.

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Lesley White Parallel Parking Only

Oil, 15” x 30”

Lesley, a self-taught artist, was born in Winnipeg, MB and now resides in Prince George, BC. Her experimentation with various mediums led her to choose to work exclusively in oils. Lesley specializes in painting the lifestyle of the working cowboy, a subject she holds dear and which continues to excite and motivate her work. She holds a deep respect and admiration for

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people who have chosen this tough but rewarding way of life and hopes that she can contribute to its preservation by eternalizing it through her work as a visual artist. Lesley’s colourful and highly detailed work communicates to the viewer that which caught her eye and is often “up close and personal” – eliminating elements that distract from the strength of the work.

Lesley’s artwork has been juried into many national and international exhibitions: the American Academy of Equine Art, the Grand National Art Show, Ducks Unlimited National Art Print Portfolio, the Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, and the Phippen Academy. Lesley is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and Oil Painters of America.

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Her name is Kallie Powder of the Stoney First Nation. This is Kallie’s first time participating in the Pow-Wow celebration and she is dazzled by the rest of the kids around her.

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Vicente A. Garces Stoney Girl (Young Pow-Wow Dancer)

Vicente was born in the Philippines. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture and is a graduate in Visual Communication from the Alberta College of Art & Design. Vicente is a member of various art clubs including the Canadian

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Pencil, 25” x 20”

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Institute of Portrait Artists and the Calgary Sketch Club. He received the 2007 Roland Gissing Achievement Award and the 2009 Bert Earl Award, both awarded by the Calgary Sketch Club. In 2009 Vicente also received an Honourable Mention at the

Calgary Sketch Club’s centennial celebration at the Leighton Art Centre. Vicente has been a participating artist in the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Art Show since 2005. His paintings can be found in many private collections.


Shuswap Dancers at Salmon Arm PowWow.

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Frances Stocks Pow-Wow Dancer

Watercolour, 20” x 14”

Frances Stocks attended the Alberta College of Art & Design for three years and obtained a degree in education at Simon Fraser University, BC. In the mid 1980’s, Frances and her husband moved to the ranching village of Alkali Lake, BC. For five years, Frances spent her days taking photos and painting in oils to depict life in the First Nations village and on the

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adjoining Alkali Lake Ranch, while her husband taught in the band school. Frances had a successful one person show of her paintings at the Williams Lake Stampede, and in 1986 she participated in the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction. For many years the scenes Frances painted reflected a life spent living in other countries and cultures. Many of her paintings capture a

sense of light and looseness, and often she paints en plein air. Frances is now retired and lives in the Okanagan valley, where she spent her childhood on an orchard. She has returned to Western Art, painting subjects that have always inspired her, and she has decided to try and capture in watercolour the scenes and feelings that so move her.

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The form of a bridle stallion and his gear highlighted by the intensity of shadows and light.

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Sarah Schryver Into the Light

Charcoal, 17” x 17”

A self-taught equine artist, Sarah was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. She grew up without her own horse, but a country lifestyle was always a large part of Sarah’s household. Being a bootmaker’s daughter, Sarah learned to

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make her first pair of western boots at the age of twelve. Having an artistic influence and a fascination for horses, she was continually drawing and trying to improve her work. When Sarah is not drawing she is riding for a horse trainer, showing reining

and working cow horses, or team roping. Having ridden two year old colts to seasoned show horses, Sarah has been greatly exposed to the behaviour and movement of horses and the lifestyle that surrounds them.


Bathed in the golden light of September, this landscape seemed to epitomize the Alberta foothills,as rolling grasslands give way to forest.

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Virginia Wilson West of Longview

Acrylic, 18” x 63” triptych

Virginia was born in northern England. She moved to Canada in her early twenties and promptly fell in love with the landscape, its vastness and sense of space. After living in various parts of the country, she now makes her home near Sundre, AB on an acreage overlooking the Red Deer River valley. She and her dog can be found

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there most days, wandering the woods, observing nature and its changes. Virginia’s academic training in environmental sciences is evident in her paintings of Alberta landscapes. The intricate relationships between geology, weather, and the diverse physical and biological processes forming the landscape, have a

visual form in her paintings. These natural textures are preserved in her art. Virginia strives at all times to be true to the dynamics of the environment, giving her landscapes a sound realism. Virginia’s paintings have been shown in seven previous Calgary Stampede Western Art Auctions.

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Over the years I have painted so many grain elevators from across the Prairies. Invariably I will be approached by many who are so moved by the image, taking them back to times when they sat beside their Granddad or Dad and delivered grain to that exact elevator.

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Peter Thompson We Delivered Grain with Granddad (Lomond)

Peter was born in London, England just before World War II and his earliest drawings were filled with the sights of war. At sixteen he tested a vocation to the Catholic priesthood hoping to serve in Africa. This was not to be his vocation in life, and at 18, he completed two years of compulsory service as a radar operator in the R.A.F. During this time Peter passed his

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advanced level GCE in art, and later joined Selfridges department store as a trainee display artist. In 1967 Peter and his family immigrated to Canada, where he joined The Bay as assistant display manager, continuing his career in merchandizing design and sales. In the late 1980s he enrolled at the Alberta College of Art & Design to study watercolour. Peter began to show his work in

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galleries and his prairie and western landscapes have become popular over the years. Since 1990 Peter’s artwork has supported him, and enabled him to serve in many countries as a Catholic lay evangelist fulfilling an early desire. His travels have taken him repeatedly to Africa and Peter records his journeys in a unique and growing number of sketch books.


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Harold Lyon Partners

Oil, 10” x 14”

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Harold captures the clear crispness of a northern forest in winter as easily as the dry dustiness of a prairie roundup. Although his subject matter ranges from landscape and wildlife to ranches, portraits and even floral still life, a certain simplicity pervades Harold’s work. Viewers feel they are glimpsing a single moment in the midst of the action. Harold was born in 1930 and

spent his youth working in the northern Ontario woods before attending the Meinzinger School of Art in Detroit, MI and the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Harold then taught art on his own CBC television series, worked in advertising and illustrated on a freelance basis. He turned to painting full-time in 1965 while living in Calgary and has never looked back.

Dynamic brushwork and vivid colour entice viewers to appreciate a western painting on a purely artistic and visual level. Through the combination of authenticity, originality and bravura, Harold’s paintings appeal to a wide and diverse audience, as they have for the last 45 years. He lives in Arizona. Courtesy Gainsborough Galleries - (Downtown) Calgary, AB.

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The light on this rodeo bull was the primary attraction. After becoming intimate with the subject while painting him, I sensed this animal held great confidence. He is “”Unfazed”.

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Valerie Hinz Unfazed

Oil, 18” x 24”

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Valerie lives in Saskatoon, SK and has been a professional artist working in television since 1979. In 2000 she left her television career to pursue oil painting full-time. As a horsewoman, painting horses was a natural direction to go. The high realism once painted in the seventies has given way to more impressionistic strokes, most always inspired by light, no matter the subject. Valerie attributes the American Academy of

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Equine Art (AAEA) for giving her the start she needed in the equine art world. The publicity received from her wins through the AAEA juried exhibitions for numerous years has helped her to become visible to the galleries in North America that represent her today. Valerie was the official artist for the 1999 Queen’s Plate in Toronto, ON and 2003 Breeder’s Cup at Santa Anita, CA; and the invited artist for

the 2007 Master of Foxhounds of North America Centennial travelling art exhibition. Valerie’s work has been published numerous times and she has participated in several juried shows and auctions including The Egyptian Event, Lexington KY; and the Calgary Stampede Western Art Showcase where she was awarded the 2011 and 2009 Artist’s Choice Best of Show Award.


The character of this weathered old buffalo coat smacked of history and it spoke volumes to me.

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George Kush Buffalo Coat

Oil, 18” x 14”

George is a published author and historian, who has contributed his energy, experience and knowledge of Canadian history to a variety of national and international publications, as well as many documentary and feature films. An award winning artist before the age of twelve, George has continuously endeavoured to share his passion for the Canadian story with paint, palette and brush. Gifted with a strong eye for composition and possessing a commitment to historical integrity, each and every work purveys his unbridled love for our

$1,500 northern landscape, our people and our colourful past. George has participated in numerous shows and auctions: C.M. Russell Museum “”Master in Miniature”“ Invitational Art Show (2008, 2007); Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Art Auction (2012); Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Silent Auction (2010-2011); and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Auction (2011). George has been a member of the “Blood Tribe Head Dress (War Veterans) Society”“ for almost two decades, and was recently honoured with his own

Blackfoot name. He is a contributing participant at the famous “”Cowboy Artist Ride” held annually in South Dakota. In 1999, George was chosen by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to participate in the Force’s 125th re-enactment of their historic March West, serving as Ride Historian. His original works can currently be found in corporate and private collections across Canada, United States and Europe. George resides with his wife Josephine and some mighty pretty cow ponies in the magnificent foothills of southern Alberta.

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Mount Bourgeau dominates the view of those travelling west on the Trans-Canada Highway.

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Sheila Adams Mont Bourgeau

Acrylic, 24” x 36”

The rugged beauty of western Canada, with its Rocky Mountains, foothills and Alberta plains, provides ideal subject matter for Sheila’s work. Always open to new concepts, Sheila explores various aspects of painting, experimenting with colour and

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design. Her work is in private and corporate collections across Canada, Great Britain, South Africa and the US. Sheila is a member of the Calgary Sketch Club, a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and is represented by

Webster Gallery. In 2008, Sheila received the Collectors’ Choice Award at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction, and Gallery Choice Award (2004) for the Calgary Stampede Western Art Gallery.


I wanted to capture the feeling of serenity as a red-tailed hawk pauses to rest and enjoy the warmth of an autumn evening.

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Juvenal Furtado Autumn Sunset

Acrylic, 19� x 23�

Juvenal was born in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal. His family immigrated to Canada when he was seven years old and chose Winnipeg, MB as their new home. After 32 years in education as a teacher and high school administrator in Winnipeg, Juve

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retired to Vernon, BC in 2006. Retirement has allowed him the opportunity and leisure time to delve into his art. Juve is a self-taught artist and his preferred medium is watercolour as he loves the transparency and spontaneity of this medium. He

combines his love of the outdoors with photography and the images he captures become the inspiration for his paintings. His objective is to share a feeling or mood that inspired him to paint and that will hopefully resonate with the viewer in a meaningful way.

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The dogs, or hounds as they are often referred to, are not only great companions for working the range but great helpers too!

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Jody Skinner The Reconnect

Oil, 30” x 45”

Jody is a self-taught artist living and painting in Calgary. Jody graduated from the University of Alberta in 1987 with degrees in mathematics and business and originally pursued an accounting career. She began painting scenes of western horse life in 1991, a theme attributed to the time she spent on her family’s horse ranch in the foothills of

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the Rocky Mountains. As Jody’s work progressed, she began working with oils on oversized canvases. She now works exclusively with oils on linen, applying the oils with palette knives. This combination provides a lot of texture to the paintings, which Jody believes conveys more feeling. Jody’s awards include the Calgary Stampede Western Art

Auction Best of Show in 1998, 2002, 2008 and 2009 and Collectors’ Choice in 1999, 2000 and 2009. She has participated in the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction and Art Salon since 1993 and was the 2009 Calgary Stampede Poster artist. Her works are featured in many private and corporate collections.


My inspiration for this piece was my desire to create two paintings in one. The galloping horse becomes a buffalo when hung upside down.

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Fabienne Leydecker Western Illusion

Mixed Media on Deep Profile Board, 36� x 48�

Fabienne Leydecker was born in the little town of Bayonne, in the Pays Basque region of France. At an early age she became fascinated with nature and began drawing wildlife and horses. By age 14 she attended college in Chantilly for equine studies and

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became a jockey. Her love of horses and her passion for art enabled her to create beautiful sketches of horses in various disciplines, from racing and jumping to western art. Since 2007, she has become recognized as one of the premier custom

painted pony artists in the world. Recent works incorporate a technique where Fabienne paints on metal foil. Her works are held in private collections throughout North America, Australia, Europe and Asia. She presently lives in Nova Scotia.

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This painting was created to recognise the artistry of the show saddle itself while expressing an artistic mood of elegance and mystery.

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Bruce Lawes In The Ready

Oil, 30” x 48”

Bruce is an internationally collected painter who was born in Toronto, Canada. In 2011 he was awarded Best of Show and three first prizes at the American Art Awards and the International Artist Magazine awarded him the Grand Prize in the People and Figures category. In 2012 he won the Arabella Magazine prize for the

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$15,250 most impactful painting at the Buckhorn Art Show and the American Art Awards “Stoney Award” (most wins) and “The Masterpiece Award” (deemed as most exceptional work). He was the Grand Prize winner in International Artist Magazine’s Favourite Subjects” category and Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence

Competition. Bruce seeks out worthy programs that will generate public awareness and solid corporate participation. Bruce feels that without individual and corporate efforts today, we may not be able to preserve and enjoy all we cherish with our children tomorrow.


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Jack King (1920-1998) On The Go

Oil on Canvas, 14” x 18”

Jack King was born in 1920 in Phoenix, AZ. During the Depression he worked at a stable and it wasn’t long before his horse sketches found their way into friends’ homes. In 1939 he entered the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles, CA, and after graduation studied privately with Orrin A. White and W. Smithson Broadhead. Predominately a weekend artist until 1974,

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Mr. King left a lucrative career in engineering to pursue art full time. He travelled extensively throughout the western United States, Alberta and British Columbia, absorbing the great scenic beauty, wildlife and ranching environments. Among his many awards are Best of Show at both the Fred Oldfield Western Art and Auction and the Calgary Stampede Western

Art Auction, as well as being a two-time winner in the National Parks Academy of Arts “Art for Parks” contest. Once in a generation, perhaps only once in a century, is an artist born who can express in a single brush stroke the glistening muscles of a charging animal. His body of work reminds us of his enduring talent that may not pass this way again.

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Robert Byrne Early Start

Oil, 24” x 14”

Having graduated with honors in Advertising Art from the Alberta College of Art & Design, Robert Byrne worked as a commercial artist in studios from Vancouver, BC, to Bombay, India. He finally left

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$1,050 commercial art behind in 1989 to pursue fine art on a full-time basis. Robert participated twice in the famous C.M. Russell Museum Auction in Great Falls, MT and several times in the world-famous

Calgary Stampede’s Western Art Show. Robert’s art has graced the walls of private collectors from the United States, England, France, Australia, Japan, and Thailand - and in galleries in Western Canada and the US.


It is my belief that form is the most significant thing about a sculpture. “Tryin’ to Collect a Buck” is no exception. It is a powerful combination when form and subject are both meaningful.

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Greg Kelsey Tryin’ to Collect a Buck

An honest look at Greg Kelsey’s sculpture reveals his intensity for both form and subject. No matter the subject it is his belief that form is the most significant thing about a sculpture. He finds it a powerful combination when form and subject are both meaningful. As a self-taught artist Greg is a consummate student of the behavior of light on surface and line - it is an area of continual discovery. He feels the mastery of

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different textures gives each piece life and aids the viewer in noticing what is supposed to be noticed. For Greg, the form has to own its own space, and command attention, whereas the detail should draw the focus of the eyes and stress power, gesture or movement. He feels his subjects have already told a story through mood, texture and line that he as the artist is supposed to recognize, acknowledge and retell. His job is to notice

the natural lines and capture what has already been created through perspective, composition, mood and feeling. When all these elements are pulled into play viewers are captivated. Combining sculptural form with the powerful visions of western history and modern day cowboy living inspires Greg to create. He feels strongly that the story of the western life is worth being told in an authentic way.

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Horses are one of my favourite subjects. Twenty years ago, I attended my first Chuckwagon race at the Calgary Stampede. Hooves shook the earth, dust balls curled in the wind, and horses flew past me before I could see them. The people and the atmosphere brought blood boiling to my head. I wanted to bring this all to life on a canvas.

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David Liu Racing

Mixed Media, 18” x 28”

David graduated from the Fine Arts Academy, Harbin Teaching University in China, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hon) degree in 1982 along with the “The Best of Show” award in a student sketch exhibition. David’s paintings reflect his personal experiences and interactions

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$1,800 with the natural world around us. His work portrays a sense of realism that is an important element for the recognition of, and connection to, a sense of place in the real world. His paintings capture the moments and emotions of his subjects in a unique pattern. David now works out of his

home studio in Calgary and he is well recognized for both his artwork and art tutoring skills. David has also been invited by many art organizations to lead portrait demonstrations and workshops in Calgary. David’s artwork was also displayed in the Calgary Journal Art section in 2011.


Though I am compelled by creative purpose, I am driven by the subject matter. Broken colour and exaggerated intensities in ‘Draw Focus’ express action and immediacy. One can sense the urgency as the composition draws the viewer into the pursuit.

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David Mensing Draw Focus

Oil, 24” x 18”

David Mensing grew up in Iowa, surrounded by wide prairies and carefully groomed cornfields. Early in his childhood he began to develop a deep appreciation for open landscapes and wild places. When he moved to the west as a young man, David was captivated by the raw beauty of his surroundings. His

$1,600 ambition is to know and share that beauty through his work. David has found that striving to contain any moment brings wonderful assurance that the experience is too profound to ever really be contained. He is careful to select a title to reflect the purpose and spiritual basis for each painting. His

architectural background contributes to his compelling designs. David graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, attended Scottsdale Artists School on a full scholarship and has studied extensively with Robert Moore. He currently lives in South Central Idaho with his wife and their three children.

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This horse’s attitude of easy elegance and his noble profile made him an irresistible subject for a painting. The title was inspired by the warm summer breeze that gently lifted wisps of his mane and played with strands of his swishing tail.

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Anne Sutton Zephyr

Acrylic, 30” x 24”

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Anne Sutton was born and raised in Toronto and currently lives in Milton, Ontario. Drawing and painting since early childhood, Anne is primarily self-taught but has also refined her skills with painting workshops and classes. Her formal education includes a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a diploma in Graphic Design

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from Humber College. Natural elements of the landscape, unspoiled places and the innate grace of the equine form are recurring themes in Anne’s work. She paints in both watercolour and acrylic. Her work has appeared in juried art shows across Canada and her paintings are held in private and corporate collections in Canada, the

United States and Great Britain. She has received numerous awards for her paintings, including the Collectors Choice Award and Aquila Customers Choice Award at the CE&S Western Art Auction in 2002 and the Wittnauer International Award at the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour Annual Juried Show Open Water 2004.


While photographing a litter of Golden Retriever puppies, this little guy sat down for the briefest moment, probably to figure out which way to run next. Then he was off to join his playmates in the next romp.

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Adeline Halvorson Befuddled

Acrylic, 14” x 11”

Adeline has been a professional artist for 37 years and lives in Calgary. She is best known for her accurate depiction of equine subjects, and the use of light that typifies her work, in both acrylic and oils. Adeline has participated in several juried shows, including the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase where she was awarded the Best of Show in 1995, and Best Display of Flatwork in 2009 and 2012. Recognition for Adeline’s talent is wide and

$2,100 varied, including numerous awards such as: Artists Magazine International Art Competition (over 11,000 entrants); 2010 and 2011 Ducks Unlimited National Print Program; 2009 People’s Choice - Art of the West Show, Kamloops, BC; 2003 First Place - Draft Horse Classic Show, Grass Valley, CA; 2001 North American Horseman’s Association Equine Artist of Distinction; designed the 1998 Commemorative Silver

Dollar for the Royal Canadian Mint; designed the official 1984 Canadian Olympic Equestrian poster. In 2009, 13 of Adeline’s paintings were featured in “La Primera Children’s Art Book” written by Ian Tyson. Adeline’s paintings have been shown in numerous galleries across North America and are part of private and corporate collections in Canada, US, Great Britain, Germany, Africa and Australia.

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The reflection of the sun on the blue mountains, the land swathed in autumn colours, the grazing horses and the quaint farm bedded down for the winter inspired me to create this painting.

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Enkhbold Dambadarjaa Sunny November

Oil, 24” x 48”

Enkhbold was born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city. The diverse experiences he gained living in several countries, including Mongolia, Russia and England, have left their mark on his work and are most strongly evidenced in his use of different genres and artistic resources. The result is a range of works representing many subjects, from Mongolian horse racing along the country’s characteristic steppes to hunting scenes in English woodlands. In

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recent years, he has particularly enjoyed painting landscapes of Alberta, horses and chuckwagon racing. Enkhbold enjoys the changes in nature produced by the progression of the seasons. In his paintings he evokes the vulnerability of human beings through the light and the changing colours of the landscape. In the past, Enkhbold had a successful career as a scenery designer, working for Mongolian National Television on backdrops for the news, drama and

documentary films. Enkhbold lived and painted in Ireland for three years (2002-2005), and his work is on display at the Green Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. He moved with his family to Calgary in 2005, where his work has been displayed at the Leighton Centre, juried into the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction in 2007 2009 and 2011-2012, and accepted into the American Academy of Equine Art Fall Open Juried Exhibition in 2010 - 2012.


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Allen Sapp Cooking Supper

Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 30”

Allen is a Cree artist who captures Cree culture through his art. Born in the winter of 1928 on the Red Pheasant Reserve, SK, he was a weak child and his mother eventually died of tuberculosis. The memory of being raised and cared for by his grandmother has spawned in Allen some of his finest and most sensitive works, bringing to his canvas a sense of affection and love. By 1974 Allen had

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attained commercial success and widespread attention. He was the subject of a book, “Portrait of the Plains” by Grant MacEwan, and of a documentary by CBC and the National Film Board. In 1985 Allen was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 1987 Allen was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of his outstanding achievements. Allen’s canvases

center on family and community. Even when a canvas does not contain a single person, its title or content alludes to the presence of individuals who make up an intimate part of its memory. In 1989 the Allen Sapp Gallery’s “Gonor Collection” opened in North Battleford SK, and through his paintings offer visitors sensitive and powerful images of the Northern Plains Cree.

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Hunt was widely regarded as one of the original proponents of ‘natural horsemanship’. He died in 2009.

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John Schnurrenberger Ray Hunt: Douglas Lake Clinic

Born in Switzerland in 1941, John grew up with the European fascination for the North American cowboy. As a teen John developed his skills in leather craft, making belts, chaps and model western saddles. His love of horses and attraction to the west led him and his wife to Canada in 1965 to pursue his dream of painting the cowboy life. John

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liked to do any ranch work that could be done from the back of a good horse. Later, he worked in the art department of the Vancouver Sun, before finally being able to paint full-time. John has always been eager to improve his cowboy know-how, by continuing to participate in ranch work, often on the well-known spreads of the

Douglas Lake Ranch, the Gang Ranch and the Nicola Ranch. He now lives in the small community of Westwold, BC. He works mostly in oils and is collected by ranchers, rodeo cowboys, corporations, and other art lovers, demonstrating that John has achieved his goal of authentically portraying the working cowboy.


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Jan Walker-Roenisch Hangin’ With the Big Boys

Jan’s first commissions were as a teenager for a music magazine, doing portraits of popular musicians. She studied scientific illustration and photography, under Jay Dusard, in college and worked for the Forest

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Reserve Service in the United States for several years, first in Arizona then in Wyoming. Jan worked and played polo for over 20 years and married sculptor/polo player Rich Roenisch in 1980. Jan’s specialty

is animal portraits – mostly horses and mostly in oil. She also assists her husband with much of the production process on his bronze sculptures. They live along the Highwood River near Longview.

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Always an eyeful, the multifaceted, ever-changing reflections and rapids display an interesting array of color, and create an awe-inspiring emotional response, demanding attention.

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Linda Wilder Elbow Falls

Acrylic, 30” x 40”

Linda strives to capture the mood and emotion of her environment with intuitive energy and the use of bold strokes, light and texture. Her paintings appear vividly representational, but upon closer inspection one can see the intimate nuances and abstract tendencies that elevate and enrich her work. Linda received her formal training at the Red Deer College, Art & Design and the University of Calgary, BFA

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$3,400 program as well as numerous workshops with acclaimed artists. Linda is a prolific artist and enjoys a variety of subject matter and tools, her favourite being the palette knife. Living in Calgary and painting full-time, she has enjoyed many successes and accolades and recently held numerous solo exhibitions. Linda has won the 2010 Collectors Choice award Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction, 2009 Best New Artist

Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction, 2009 Best of Show Calgary Stampede Western Art Gallery and 2012 First Place at Federation of Canadian Artist. She is an active participant in the art community and she has shown in various galleries and juried shows. Linda’s paintings are enjoyed in both corporate and private collections in Canada and worldwide and in numerous galleries across Western Canada.


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Richard Freeman Ranching Country

Oil, 12” x 24”

Born in Leicester, England, Richard Freeman won scholarships to attend Lutterworth and Leicester College of Art. He immigrated to Canada in 1955, attracted by the open spaces, and fulfilling a childhood dream. Initially, he worked as a titling artist for a film company in Ottawa. However, he soon moved to the west. Richard’s firsthand experiences of

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raising horses on his own land lent reality to his pieces. Attention to detail is what attracts viewers to his paintings along with his rich understanding of line and perspective, shadow and light. He paid close attention to the roughness of the rural west and his pieces convey a sense of discipline and strength needed in the work. There is also a sense of freedom in the

wide spaces and overwhelming landscape. His knowledge of anatomy, both human and horse, allowed for detail and accuracy in his figures. Richard is the only Canadian founding member of the National Western Artist Association in Lubbock, TX, where he won an award for his work in 1982. Courtesy of Gainsborough Galleries Ltd Calgary (Downtown).

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Red Crow (Makeisto), is regarded as one of the most important First Nation Canadian Leaders. He saw the destruction that whiskey caused his people, and co-operated with the Northwest Mounted Police when they came and built Fort Macleod in 1874.

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Marija Petricevic-Bosnjak Chief Red Crow

Oil, 24” x 18”

“I enjoy painting people and animals, because each personality is a little different, and each painting is a new challenge.” Marija began drawing and painting in her early years in Croatia, and immigrated to

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Calgary in 1968. Her art training includes advertising and illustrating courses from the Art Instruction School of Minneapolis, art history, drawing and painting courses at the Alberta College of Art & Design, the Faculty of Art at the University of Calgary

and workshops with renowned artists. A professional artist in all painting media and subject matter, Marija specializes in portraiture. She is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA).


Two Guns White Calf was a Blackfoot chief whose image was incorporated into the model of the Native American on one side of the 1913 U.S. “buffalo/Indian head nickel.” His was probably the most recognized native American face of the 20th century.

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Carol Bortenlanger Two Guns White Calf

Charcoal, 18” x 14”

Originally from rural Saskatchewan, Carol now resides in Calgary. She is interested in chronicling our western heritage through her portrayals of western and mountain historical figures and rodeo subjects. Having begun with portrait sculpture,

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Carol now uses charcoal, graphite and pastel to capture the character of her subjects with fine detail and realism. Carol is a member of the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists and her work was juried into the 2010 National Exhibition. Her

work has been exhibited in both the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Art Gallery and the Western Art Auction since 2008. In 2012 she was honoured to receive the Stampede Art Auction Collectors Choice Award.

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John C. Gawne Evening on the Blackfoot River

John has been painting full time since the mid-90s. His shows include the C.M. Russell Auction, where he was the 2007

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Oil, 30” x 40”

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CEO award winner, and the Buffalo Bill Cody Art Auction. Galleries showing his work include Legacy Gallery in Jackson, WY,

Big Horn Gallery in Cody, WY, Wrangler Gallery in Great Falls, MT, and Settlers West in Tucson, AZ.


The Native American people chose their campsites so that they could easily obtain wood, water, game, and grass for their horses. It is also probably true that they wanted a place that held some natural beauty. All people are drawn to places where the scenery inspires awe and wonder!

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Don Oelze Valley Encampment

Oil, 40” x 42”

Born in New Zealand, Don was fascinated with America, especially with cowboys and First Nations people. He started drawing at a young age and by the time he was in school Don was getting in trouble for drawing in class instead of paying attention to the teacher. Don’s family moved to the United States when he was eight, where Don continued to draw and paint

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throughout high school and university. While living in Seattle in 1992, Don met a Native American named Everett who produced native art and totems. While working with Everett, Don realized that painting First Nations people was what he loved to do most. For ten years Don refined his skills in Japan. In 2004, Don and his wife Utako moved back to the US and now

live in Montana, where he studies the country and the people that he loves to paint. Don is a member of the WAA and the OPA. He participates in shows in the US and abroad. Don received the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show award for Best Flat Artist in 2007 and 2008, and produced the 2010 Calgary Stampede poster.

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Peter Ewart (1918-2001) On the Fred Day Ranch

Peter Ewart was born on a prairie homestead in Saskatchewan. As a boy, he lived in Montreal, Quebec, but spent most summers in rural Saskatchewan, Ontario or Nova Scotia. After high school he enrolled in an art correspondence course, and subsequently completed his art training in 1939 at the Commercial Illustration Studio of New York City. As a young commercial artist he worked for various companies, among them the Canadian Pacific Railway,

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Oil, 20” x 24”

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where he designed many of the posters used to promote tourism to the West. Ewart joined the war as a war artist, and was stationed in Quebec, New Brunswick, Alberta, and British Columbia. After the war he moved west to stay, and spent the rest of his life painting rocky coastlines, woodlands, mountains, and the rolling hills and plateaus of the interior of BC. He is known for his interpretations of the Cariboo, Chilcotin and the Rockies. Peter

Ewart’s paintings have been exhibited by the Royal Academy (London, England), the Royal Canadian Academy, the Canadian National Exhibition, and the Mid-Century Exposition of Canadian Painting. He had over 40 one man exhibitions. His paintings are represented in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada, including the Glenbow Foundation, C.M. Russell Museum, the Peter Whyte Collection and abroad.


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Rick Berg Mountain Squall

Oil, 36” x 36”

Rick is a self-taught artist originally from Red Deer, and now based in Crossfield, AB. Rick works mainly in oils. His work is clearly influenced by the special light, landscapes and wildlife found between the

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prairies and mountains. Rick’s work has been included in government travelling exhibits, as well as one-man and group shows in Canada and the USA. He is a frequent contributor to auctions, stamp

and poster projects in support of organizations such as Trout Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Federation of Fly Fisherman and the Bull Trout Task Force.

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Walking Buffalo once said: “Any fool can be quarrelsome and belligerent. Being half good and half bad takes neither effort nor skill. But being a man of peace requires bravery.

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Doug Levitt Walking Buffalo, Stoney, 1871-1967

Although Doug always wanted to be an artist, he was too intimidated to try painting through most of his life, even though he drew avidly as a kid. Almost dying in an accident in 2001 changed Doug’s mind and focus. Armed with a fresh load of art supplies, he decided to conquer the demon. He has been painting full time ever since. Doug paints anything that interests him,

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Oil on Canvas, 30” x 20”

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including portraits and plein air landscapes, but his main focus is western art – particularly First Nations culture inspired by dream images he experienced early in his career. “The images were so clear,” he says, “I just closed my eyes and ‘saw’ the image and then painted it.” The Calgary Stampede selected Doug to paint the image for the 2008 Calgary Stampede Poster. In 2011,

Doug was inducted into the West Guild of Artists in Canada as a master signature artist. He is a three-time winner of the Artists’ Choice Award and has also won the Collectors’ Choice and Jurors’ Choice Awards at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show. Doug is the recipient of the 2013 Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award.


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Western Art shoW ColleCtor’s Pins Judie Popplewell has a passion for painting animals, especially horses. Her keen sense of anatomy evolved from a lifetime spent with horses. She favors a realistic approach in her creations preferring to work with oil. Judie studied at the Alberta College of Art through Continuing Education and mentored with known artists to develop her own style. Her work is internationally collected and is represented at Rustica Gallery in Cochrane. Judie is an avid horsewoman and has competed in 3 Day Eventing and hunter/jumper shows. Judie has been selected to design the 2013 Western Art Show Collector’s Pin.

Series Three: HORSE-BRUSH JUDIE POPPLEWELL, ARTIST

Series One: PALETTE-BRUSH (1988 through 1997) ________________________ 1988-Vilem Zack 1989-Georgia Jarvis 1990-Elaine Fleming 1991-Jay Contway 1992-Gina Cohoe 1993-Linda S. Stewart 1994-Bernie Brown 1995-Mac Mackenzie 1996-Paul Van Ginkel 1997-Jeanette McClelland

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Series Three: HORSE-BRUSH (2008 through 2017) ________________________ This pin represents my very first horse, a palomino named Fara, who started me on the path into the world of horses and art. Artists face many obstacles in their career, the first being that blank, white canvas. The horse is bursting through the canvas and jumping over the tools of the trade, the brushes. I see this image as overcoming and busting down any obstacles that stand in the way of my creations. I am thrilled to have been selected to design this year’s pin.

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2008-Rick Berg 2009-Michelle Grant 2010-Andrew Kiss 2011-Kim Penner 2012-Doug Levitt

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GrAde 12 Western Art sCholArshiP City of Calgary section Winners: 1ST — MICHELLE KU ($2,000) Sir Winston Churchill High, Calgary 2ND — JENNA BUTT ($1,750) William Aberhart High, Calgary 3RD — BROOKLYNE ALEXANDER ($1,500) Lord Beaverbrook High, Calgary 3RD — JOYCE CHAN ($1,500) William Aberhart High, Calgary HM — Madison Golling Central Memorial High, Calgary Bianca Jocelyn Leclair Bowness High, Calgary Jayco Teng Crescent Heights High, Calgary

The Grade 12 Western Art Scholarship was created to encourage students who are in their final year of high school and planning to pursue post-secondary education. Scholarships are awarded to students attending senior high in both the City of Calgary and Southern Alberta. Winning students receive scholarships to attend post secondary education in the field of their choosing – it is not limited to art. Student art submissions are displayed in Hall D for the duration of the Stampede. Past recipients of the Grade 12 Western Art Scholarship have had art works juried into both the Live and Silent Auction, Gallery, Artist’s Window and participated in Artist In Action. Scholarship funds are raised from the sale of art created by Artist In Action. Thank you to Swinton’s Art Supply & Studios for welcoming students and Western Showcase volunteers to their studio. The support given to our future artists is greatly appreciated. Students awarded honourable mention receive a gift certificate for art supplies from Swinton’s Art Supplies & Studio. Artists and others proficient in art, donate their time to jury all submissions. Thank you to the 2013 panel: Artists: Michelle Grant, Marvin Axani and Doug Swinton. Art Instructor: Noel Dyer 2010 Scholarship recipient: Anna Dabrowski

rural Alberta section Winners: 1ST — NICOLE HUDYE ($2,000) Springbank Community School, Springbank 2ND — ROBYN FELUCH ($1,750) St. Paul’s Academy, Okotoks 3RD — CLAUDIA-JANE MORGAN ($1,500) W.R. Myers School, Taber Michelle Ku, Sir Winston Churchill High

HM — Kaden Kopas Coronation School, Coronation Hannah Medwid Springbank Community School, Springbank Savanna Havinga Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks Vanessa Palmer Springbank Community School, Springbank

Robyn Feluch, St. Paul’s Academy

Jenna Butt, William Aberhart High Nicole Hudye, Springbank Community School

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Bernadette McCormack

Tharrie Zietsman

Pascale Ouellet

Jill Nuckles

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Karen Kane - Chow Time

Nadine Levin - Blizzard Ride

Michelle King - One 1st of a series

Patricia Grondin - Conquistador

Scott Dimond - Glory

Scot Dimond Days Gone By

Western Photo GAllery The Western Photo Gallery is proud to announce the return of the photographic competition! The competition element of this wonderful exposition of photographic arts promises to be very intense with beautiful pieces depicting our western heritage, and lifestyle. There are four themes the photographers worked within to depict the greatness of Western Canada, our province of Alberta, our city of Calgary, and even more precisely the heritage surrounding the Calgary Stampede, — “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”. The four subject areas that the photographers worked within were: Western Lifestyles, Architecture, Landscapes and Wildlife, and First Nations. As you have come to expect from the Western Photo Gallery there will also be an opportunity for you to browse through a large collection of fine photographic images for sale. The Western Photo Gallery provides an opportunity and a forum for many talented photographers to capture images that help document and preserve the history of Western Canada, our province, culture and the people who make it so great. Back by popular demand is “Photographers Corner”, where you can talk directly to the artists who created these images. The artists are always pleased to talk about their work and answer any questions that you may have. Refer to schedules posted at the Western Photo Gallery booth for the dates and times. All images have been juried and judged by photographic professionals, all of whom are independent from the Western Photo Gallery Committee. All images sold are offered fully framed and ready to hang, or they can be purchased unmounted. We hope that you will make a point of stopping by and viewing this impressive display of fine photographic art. Thank you, Western Photo Gallery Committee

Victor Liu - A Sunrise Sensation John Hoskin - Fall Pasture Round Up

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Western Art GAllery — PreservinG the PAst The Western Art Gallery is an exhibit

the Past—Embracing the Future,’ the

and sale not to be missed. The Gallery

Western Art Gallery features both

sells original art by new and emerging

traditional and contemporary art that

artists whose work reflects the life and

reflects the fusion of rural and urban

times of western Canadians of the past and

influences. We provide an opportunity for

present. The Gallery boasts an impressive

visitors to the Calgary Stampede to own

line-up selected by a jury of three

original art and take home a unique piece

individuals from the local professional art

of western culture.

community. Our 2013 show features 39 artists, over 20 of whom are new to the Western Art Gallery. Visitors to the Western Art Gallery can also talk with artists as part of Artist InSite and learn from them as they demonstrate their art In keeping with our motto ‘Preserving

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Branco Marjanovic On The Trail To Lake Agnes

Patrick Markle - Crowsnest Pass Jane Romanishko - Like A Bird

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Lara Strilisky - Lynx study

2013 PArtiCiPAtinG Artists Joan Bartlett Joyce Benson Marla Blackwell Carol Bortenlanger Hermann Brandt Lisa Brawn Jan Chalupnicek Violette Clemente Christina Ekman Alice Helwig Lyla Jacobsen Maryanne Jespersen Elizabeth Laishley Rosie Lee Denise Lemaster Fabienne Leydecker Simon (Xinmin) Liu Ellen Lorne Mary Lowe Jeff Mackenzie

Gordon Manson Branko Marjanovic Patrick Markle Lee Mayne Anne McGilvary Corrine Nelson Annette Resler William Rogers Jane Romanishko Sheila Schaetzle Marg Smith Laurie Sommerville Lara Strilisky Karin Taylor Freyja Ulveland Nathan Veldhoen Sharon Lynn Williams Simon Wroot Iryna Zayarny

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Artists’ studios — CelebrAte Western Art With the Visit the Artists’ Studios, meet the artists and enjoy their vision and talent. In Halls D and E of the BMO Centre, you will find 60 American artists juried into the 2013 Calgary Stampede Western Art Show. Meet and get acquainted with the artists who will be on hand selling their works in a wide variety of mediums, portraying the West — as

Shannon Lawlor - Casey

well-known and emerging Canadian and

it was and as it is. All artwork is original and

John H. Burrowy - Secret Lake

for sale. You can also find the work of some of on display at the Bank of Montreal — Main Branch and Bankers Hall — retail concourse.

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these talented artists in downtown Calgary

Michael Perks - Far Wide

Mark Farand - Spring Thaw

Henri de Groot

Judie Popplewell - Expo

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Artists Who CAPture the exPerienCe And reCreAte it 2013 PArtiCiPAtinG Artists Trevor Moen Audrey Nanimahoo Jason Napier Chris Navarro Don Oelze Kim Penner Michael Perks Bryce Pettit Sunti Pichetchaiyakul Judie Popplewell Sandy Scott Jody Skinner Linda Stewart Jordan Straker Sam Terakedis Vance Theoret Peter Thompson Dennis J.Weber Shawna Whiteside Alan Wylie Vilem Zach Chuck Zeller

Dennis J. Weber The Trapper Sunti Pichetchaiyakul - Crazy Horse Jason Napier - Stir’d Up Craig Bergsgaard - Upon This Land

Roger Arndt Brandon Bailey Duke Beardsley Rick Berg Craig Bergsgaard Shelagh Blatz Fred Boyer Jody Bruce John H. Burrow Gerardo Carsolio Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey Sandra Chapman Henri de Groot Jim Dodson, Jr. Jonn Einerssen Mark Farand Shannon Ford Vicente A. Garces Kindrie Grove Darren Haley Adeline Halvorson Brent Heighton Valerie Hinz Ken Hoehn Stephanie Hoogveld Andrew Kiss Lisa Kozokowsky Loretta Kyle Karl Lansing Shannon Lawlor Doug Levitt Julia Lucich Shannon Luyendyk Ken Mayernik Richard McDiarmid JoAnne Meeker Edward Michell Bruce Miller

Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey - This House of Sky

Shawna Whiteside - Spur Kindri Grove Fierce One Northern Pygmy Owl

Shannon Ford - Nodding Off

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Presented Awards Each year the Western Art Auction recognizes works of distinction and awards three categories of awards: Artists’ Choice Awards, Collectors’ Choice Awards and Jurors’ Choice Awards. The winners of the Jurors’ Choice for Best of Show (flatwork and 3-dimensional) will receive a custom silver belt buckle designed by Shawna Whiteside of Sweet Iron Silver and Becker Buckles as well as a $1000 cash award. The Artists’ Choice, Collectors’ Choice

and Jurors’ Choice for Best New Artist will receive a custom nickel and bronze belt buckle. The Western Art Auction is grateful for the continued sponsorship of Pyramid Corporation, a long-standing friend of the Western Art Auction. Since 2003, Pyramid Corporation has sponsored the buckles for all of the winners.

Artist Achievement Award — 2013 The Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction Committee is pleased to announce that Doug Levitt is the third recipient of the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award. This award was created by the committee to recognize an individual whose exceptional artistic

accomplishments and their contributions to western art are highly regarded in the international art community. This award will be presented at the 32nd Annual Art Auction to be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Estate Art Consignments We are seeking Estate Art consignments. If you have artwork in your collection you wish to sell in the future, please consider selling it through the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Western Art Auction.

We also welcome galleries and museums who are re-assessing their collections to contact us about our auction. Please contact us at estateandcollectibles@westernshowcase.com.

Condition of Sales — Privacy Act 1. All goods are sold on an “as is”, “where is” basis and any description of goods is set out or offered as a guide only; the Calgary Stampede, the Auction firm or any of their employees accept no responsibility for errors in description, it being the responsibility of prospective buyers to inspect the lots before the sale and satisfy themselves as to condition, age and authenticity. 2. All goods must be settled for in cash, certifiable cheque, major credit card or Interac on sale day and before being removed from the auction site, but nevertheless become the responsibility of purchasers immediately upon the fall of the hammer or sale of an item by customary manner. 3. The Auctioneer reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and shall control the bidding at all times and in all cases of dispute the Auctioneer’s decision shall be final. 4. By registering for a bid paddle, prospective buyers certify that they understand the terms and conditions of sale and that they will be responsible for paying for the goods charged to their bid number.

5. If buyers choose to pay by cheque, registering for the bid paddle further certifies that there is now on deposit to their credit at the Bank on which the cheque is drawn, sufficient cleared funds to meet payment and that said funds will remain available for payment of said cheque upon presentation. 6. If a purchaser’s cheque is not honoured for any reason, purchasers understand that they will face civil and/or criminal charges that will not be withdrawn. 7. The 5% GST (Goods and Services Tax) will be added to the successful bid price when applicable. 8. No buyer’s premium will be added to the successful bid price. 9. Refer to the absentee bid form at the back of this catalog if you wish to bid on a lot but are unable to attend the sale. Personal and demographic information provided to the Western Showcase committee will not be used for purposes other than those related to Calgary Stampede operated programs or business purposes. Your information will be handled with respect and will not be sold, given away or provided to parties outside the Calgary Stampede without your consent, or unless the law requires that it be shared.

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index Artist

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Adams, Sheila ...................82 Berg, Rick.......................105 Bortenlanger, Carol...........101 Brown, Harley...................65 Byrne, Robert ...................88 Chapman, Julie.............25, 61 Coe, Karen..................21, 32 Coffey, Steve.....................68 Dambadarjaa, Enkhbold ......94 Day, Gwen........................38 Evans, Randi .....................31 Ewart, Peter ....................104 Farand, Mark ....................47 Farr, Sandy.......................24 Freeman, Richard ..............99 Furtado, Juvenal............15, 83 Gallup, Gaile ...............28, 67 Gissing, Roland..................71 Garces, Vicente A...............74 Gawne, John C ................102 Grant, Michelle .................22 Grismer, Dennis...........27, 49 Halvorson, Adeline.............93 Heinemeyer, Dawn .............23 Hagell, Edward (Ted) ..........53 120

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Hinz, Valerie ....................80 Jell, Michael .....................36 Jespersen, Maryanne......33, 60 Kamp, Greta .....................14 Kelsey, Greg................30, 89 King, Jack ........................87 Kiss, Andrew.....................59 Kozokowsky, Kisa...............66 Kroll, Sue........................34 Kush, George...............54, 81 Lawes, Bruce.....................86 Levitt, Doug...............63, 106 Leydecker, Fabienne.......57, 85 Liu, David .......................90 Lucich, Julia .....................46 Luyendyk, Shannon............64 Lyon, Harold ....................79 MacTavish, Paul .................62 Mensing, David..................91 Muir, Jack ........................55 Murray, Roberta ................29 Oelze, Don .....................103 Olson, Glenn....................52 Paisley, Scot ................20, 58 Patterson, Neil ..................72

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Perks, Michael ..............18, 50 Petricevic-Bosnjak, Marija ..100 Pipo,Piroska......................16 Popplewell, Judie................41 Rogers, William .................35 Sapp, Allen.......................95 Schnurrenberger, John........96 Schryver, Sarah..................76 Skinner, Jody....................84 Straker, Jordan ..................51 Shinkaruk, Carl.................42 Stocks, Frances..............17, 75 Sutton, Anne ....................92 Swinton, Doug ..................37 Thompson, Peter ..........56, 78 Van Ginkel, Paul................48 Walker-Roenisch, Jan.....40, 97 Ward, Cynthia ...................39 Weber, Dennis J ................70 White, Lesley.....................73 Wilder, Linda ..............26, 98 Wilson, Virginia ............19, 77 Wood, Robert E.................45 Ye, Jian Zhong (James)........44 Zayarny, Iryna..............43, 69


Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life — Pablo Picasso


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