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John Coleman’s bronze Leader of Men is displayed in the center of the gallery. PHOTO BY TYLER ALLEN

Continued from p. 33 as in Jackson, wildlife art collectors dominate the scene. The Bozeman market is likely to look a lot like Jackson, Jones said. “It’s also a comfort – in the Bozeman market – to us having the gallery in Jackson,” Richardson said. “It seems logical that what sells on one side of Yellowstone National Park should sell on the other side.”

is optimistic about the impact Legacy’s opening will have on the local art community. “I think it’ll be real good for the town [and] make us more of an art destination,” Scheibel said. “I know they’re very highly thought of in the Western art community. It’s a good thing for art in general, and downtown business.”

Legacy’s Bozeman gallery features the work of more than 25 artists, including members of the Cowboy Artists of America, the Russell Skull Society of Artists, Prix de West artists and Masters of the American West (Autry) artists. Montana painters and sculptors featured include Gary Carter, Tim Shinabarger, Gary Lynn Roberts and Rod Zullo. Well known by the seasoned art collector, Legacy also prides itself on helping new collectors break into the Western art scene, Jones said. He expects to host about 10 Montana artists at the grand opening reception and sale, as well as a number of collectors traveling from as far as Whitefish. Contact the gallery at (406) 577-2810 for a copy of the grand opening sale catalogue or visit for more information.

Legacy Gallery grand opening and reception Legacy Gallery at 7 West Main Street in Bozeman will celebrate its opening on Dec. 28 from 3-7 p.m. Owners Brad and Jinger Richardson will be in attendance and the event will feature new artwork from more than 25 artists. Legacy Gallery is at 7 West Main in Bozeman, next to the Ellen Theatre. PHOTO BY TYLER ALLEN

Greg Scheibel’s 24x30-inch oil landscape, Autumn Along the Shields River, dominates one of the spaces on the new gallery’s east wall. Scheibel is a landscape painter who’s lived in Bozeman since 1973 and

Richardson, too, welcomes more spaces showcasing art in the area. Even with all the competing galleries in Jackson, Legacy sells plenty of artwork from that location, he said.

Legacy represents seven artists from the Russell Skull Society of Artists, a new, elite group of contemporary Western artists: Michael Coleman, Charles Fritz, John Gawne, Greg Kelseychad Poppleton, Gary Lynn Roberts and Brett James Smith.

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