FINAL SLOPOKE 2018 CATALOGUE

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Catalogue of Artists participating in the SLOPOKE 2018, and exhibition of fine art of the west. Check out www.the-slopoke.com for more information.

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SLOPOKE2018

ARTISTS

GayleGarnerRoski...Jurist/GuestArtist

ClifBarnes

KeithBatcheler

ThomasBlackshear,I

Tom Burgher

CheriCappelo

GloriaChadwick

BilChurchil

NancyDavidson

RobertDeLeon

AlexiFine

ErrolGordon

DianeKeltner

ValeriyKagounkin

ReginaLyubovnaya

TamaraMagdalina

LisaJohnson-McLoughlin

ChuckMiddlekauf

VelMiler

JohnPeterson

MargoPeterson

BarronPostmus

DeniseRich

VicRiesau

PatRoberts

ScotRogers

GraceSchlesier

GregSingley

EzraTucker

AnnWhite

KarenWinters

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GayleGarnerRoski

AmericanPharoah,22x30,Watercolor

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GayleGarnerRoski

OurJuristandFeaturedArtistisawel-knownpainterandlife-longresidentofLosAngeles,whocapturestheviewsandenergyofthecitysheloveswithherwatercolors.Itisa“medium

ofmagic,”she

says,because“withwatercoloryouneverknowhowitisgoingtocomeout.”Roskistudiedfineartat

USCand,withsketchbookinhand,sheputhervibrantwatercolorstoworkwithimagesfrom herglobaladventuresincludingavisittotheTitanicinaRusiansubmersibleandasshesummitedMt.Kilimanjaro.Herwatercolorshavebeenexhibitedingaleriesandmuseumsfrom

SouthernCaliforniatoScotland.SheisajuriedartistintheAnnualMastersofthe

AmericanWestattheAutryMuseum andserveson

theexecutiveboardsoftheCaliforniaArtClub,and

theUSCSchoolofFineArts,whichbearshername.

Apleinairwatercolorist,sheoftencreatesaseriesof

paintingsonasinglesubjectshehasencounteredon

herglobaltravels.Gayleiscurentlyworkingona

seriesofpaintingsdepictingherfavoritescenes

aroundLosAngeles,whichwilbepublishedasa

bookwhencomplete.Roskibeganthisnewseries

”LosAngelesMilenium2000–2020,”asshebecame

moreinvolvedwithprojectsinLosAngeles,opening

hereyestonewperspectivesonthecentralbusines

district,richwithhistoricarchitectureandvibrant

cultures.Sheiscurentlyexpandinguponthisseries

tocaptureasnapshotofthebestofLosAngelesat

thestartofthe21stcentury.Gaylehasilustrated

fivebooksandin2017,shedesignedandmadetheMercyArchwayfortheL.A.Cathedralaswelas

designingthenew6-footangelinGrandPark.(learnmore:www.gaylegarneroski.com.)

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ACalifornian,ClifisagraduateoftheArt

CenterColegeofDesign.Afterservingin

theUSArmy,hebeganhisartcareerasan

architecturalilustratorinLosAngeles.He

andwifeBetytravelextensivelyproviding

him acontinuoussourceofinspirationto

paint.HewasawardedtwoGoldMedals

from theAmericanIndianandCowboy

ArtistsShowattheAutryMuseum ofthe

AmericanWest.Clifhasbeenpaintingand

selinghisartforover40yearsinCalifornia,

Arizona,Colorado,WyomingandNevada.

Hehasbeenselectedtobepartoftraveling

artexhibitsforthe OilPaintersofAmerica

andfortheNationalArtsfortheParksCompetitioninJacksonhole,WY.Arenownedand

respectedartist,Clif’sartmaybefoundin

manypublicandprivatecolections.Hewas

awardedtheGoldMedalinWatercoloratthe

SanDimasArtFestivalforthe3rdconsecutive

yearin2018.ClifisaSignatureMemberofOil

PaintersofAmerica,AmericanPlainsArtists,

WatercolorWest,andArtistcategoryofthe

CaliforniaArtClub,exhibitingattheirGalery

inSanMarino,CA.

(learnmore:www.clifbarnesart.com)

ClifBarnes

DancingwithSpirit,20x28 Watercolor

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ThomasBlackshear I

BackgroundCactus,23x20,OilonCanvas

AgraduateoftheChicagoAmericanAcademy

ofArt,Thomasbecameanapprenticetofamous

ilustratorMarkEnglish.Blackshearisknownfor

dramaticlightingandsensitivitytomood.He

hasworkedforHalmarkCards,DisneyPictures,

GeorgeLucasStudios,andUniversalStudios

creatingilustrationsforadvertising,books,

greetingcards,magazines,postagestamps,collectorsplates,andnationalpostersaswelasa

popularseriesofChristianprints.Thomashad

aone-manshowattheVaticanin2006,where

herevealedhispaintingofPopeJohnPaulIfor

the25thAnniversaryofthePopeJohnPaulI

Foundation.Blackshear’sartdepictsanewway

toviewtheWestthroughacombinationofArt

NouveauwithaWesternTheme.Inthismanner,

hepreservesthenobilityanddignityofwestern

cultureswhilecreatingalookthatcelebrates

thebeautyandeleganceofthesubject.

(learnmore:www.thomasblackshearart.com)

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KeithBatcheler

BorninthefoothilsoftheSanGabrielMountainsnearLosAngeles,California,KeithBatchelergrew

upadmiringtheimagesoftheSouthwest,theOldWestandthenativepeoplesofAmerica.Hisearly

loveofartledhim tostudyattheprestigiousArtCenterColegeofDesignwhereheearnedaB.F.A.

withhonors.LaterselectedbytheArtCentertoatendpostgraduatecoursesinConnecticut,Keith

studiedwithsomeofthecountry'smostacclaimedartistsincludingBobPeak,MarkEnglish,Bernie

FuchsandBobHeindel.KeithbeganhisprofesionalcareerinNewYorkCityasanilustrator,andfor

thefolowingthirtyyearsheworkedformajorclientsinNewYork,ChicagoandtheWestCoastcreatingpaintingsusedinthefieldsofadvertising,publishingandthemovieindustry.HehasdoneasignificantamountofveryrecognizableworkforWaltDisneyProductionsincludingmoviepostersforPocahontas,BeautyandtheBeast,andLiloandStitch,justtomentionafew.Henowdevotestimeand

energytohistruepasion:

paintingwesternscenesand

thevarietyofpeoplewho

livedinbygoneeras,aswel

asthosewholiveinthe

contemporarywest.Keith

enjoysworkingmostlyin

oilsoncanvasusingastyle

knownas“PainterlyRealism.”

Telingastoryandconveyingasenseofemotion

througheachpaintingis

Keith'sgoal—onewhich

providesenduringenjoymentforalwhoseehis

work.ToaddtoKeith’s

manyaccomplishmentsand

awards,Keithwasawarded

the“People’sChoiceAward”

attheCatleman’sArtShow

inPasoRoblesin2018.

NosetoNose14x18OilonCanvas. (learnmore:www.keithbatchelergalery.com)

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Tom B.Burgher

Alifelongphotographer,Tom isneverwithout

acamera.Originalyanavocation,photography

becameaseriousstudyinearlyadulthoodwhen

film andadarkroom weretoolsofthetrade.Inthat

era,heprovidedphotographyforBatikUnlimited,

abook:byartistJoaniferGibbs.Thenthedigital

revolutionprovedtobenotonlyadisruptivetechnology,butalsoastimulustohiscreativeproces.

HelearnedatworkshopsledbyrenownedphotographersGeorgeLeppandBobKrist,wonsome

awardsandwaspublishedinafewannualbooksof

photography.Friendsteasehim aboutbuyingafine

artgalerytoselhiswork,buthehadturnedprofesionaladecadeearlier.Muchofhisknowledge

aboutimagemakingisduetoexposuretotheart

andartiststhatheandhiswifeSherierepresentin

SeasideGalery.Drawntobigskyviewsoflandand

sea,Tom discoveredaloveforwesternartthrough

theMastersoftheAmericanWestExhibitionsofthe

AutryMuseum.Theskiledartistsandcolectorshe

metandbefriendedtherehavesetthebarforan

appreciationandefectivepresentationofworld-clas

art.Alwaysonthelookoutforanewapproachto

discriminatehisphotographicartfrom others,he

MomentofAwe18x24,InkonCanvasComposition experimentswithsubjectmater,lighting,perspective,

printingandprintmedia.Tom isajuriedmemberof

theSantaBarbaraArtAsociation,Chairmanofthe

CentralCoastChapteroftheCaliforniaArtClub,

amemberoftheMalibuArtAsociationandArts

Obispo.(more:www.tomburgherart.com)

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CheriCappelo

ShoshoneeWarShirt,Life-SizeReplicaCreatedwithOriginal

MaterialsandTechniques

Bornandraisedonalargecatleand

sheepranchinColorado,theconnection

andreverancethatCherifeelsforNative

Americanpeoplebeganearly.Hourswere

spentexploringancientencampmentsand

burialgroundsonthefamilyranch.She

colectedartifactsandarowheadswhile

learningtoruntraplinesaswelastanning

andpreparingskinsandfurs.Thistaughther

thevalueofnature,animallife,andthebond

thatrunsbetweenman,theland,andthe

balancebetweenthetwo.Itseemsonly

naturalthatCheriwouldcreateartwhichwas

demonstratativeofherloveforNative

Americans,theland,andalostwayoflife.Each

ofherpiecesisaone-of-a-kindmuseum quality

work,historicalytruetothe19thCentury

warshirts,weddingdreses,andchildren’s

ceremonialworksofart.Shecreatesthese

worksbyhandusingelkandbuckskinpain-

stakinglybroughttolifewithfinebead

workandauthenticadornmentsoriginaly

foundonperiodpieces.Theresultisa

powerfulstatementofourNativeAmerican

culture.

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GloriaChadwick

Peekaboo,11x14,OilonCanvas

AlthoughanativeofSanDiego,Gloria’s

loveofwildlifecausedhertomoveto

ruralSanDiegoCountywhereshe

canobserveandpaintthem inanatural

environment.Theoutdoorlifeandpainting

wereavidinterestssincechildhoodbut

hadtobesetasideforacareerasanRN.

Nowabletoindulgeherpasions,theskils

andknowledgelearnedfrom numerous

workshopshaskickedintoenableherto

captureconvincingimagesoftheanimals

sheloves.Herfocusisonvanishingbreeds

andvariousgeographicalsitesdisappearing

bebeforeoureyes.Asanartist,shehopesto

berememberedforherpasiontosavethe

esenceoftheseanimalsandsitesforfuture

generations.Sheisanemeritussignature

memberoftheWomenArtistsoftheWest,

asignaturememberofArtistsfor

Conservation,ajuriedmemberofthe

SalmagundiClubandamemberofthe

CaliforniaArtClub,theSanDiegoMuseum

ofArtArtistGuild,andaboardmember

oftheOlafWiehorstMuseum.

(MoreInfo:www.gloriachadwickart.com)

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BilChurchil

Amastersculptor,Bilcreatesmagicoutofasingleblockofwood,usualywithaNativeAmerican,

Western,orwildlifesubject.Hisgoalistoproducesculpturethatcombinesthenaturalbeautyof

wood,nature’sart,withsubjectsthatcomplementthewood.Thedurabilityofwoodsculptureis

provenby6000+yearoldcarvingsintheSmithsonian,preservedwithlinseedoilandbeeswax.

ThesearetheonlyfinishesusedonChurchil’ssculptures.ATexan,BilgrewupwiththeAmerican

Western,inmoviesandonTVwithRoyRogersandGeneAutry.Hewasatractedtosaddlesand

sagebrush,cowboysandIndians;thegenreofthewesternlifestyle.Aself-taughtartist,whosehigh

schoolandcolegeartclasesaswelasstudiesattheScotsdaleArtist’sSchool,fieldtripsinKorea

andJapan,andacareerasaGeneralContractoralcombinedtohonetheskilsthatalowshim to

capturetheimagesheseesinwood.AmemberoftheCaliforniaWoodCarversGuild,theSanDiego

FineWoodworkingAsociation,Bil’sworkhasbeenrecognizedwith4People‘sChoiceAwards,

25BestofShowAwards,and3PurchaseAwards.OftenjuriedintotheAutryMuseum’sAnnual

MastersoftheAmericanWestExhibition,Bil’sworkishighlyprizedandsoughtafter.

(MoreInfo:www.churchilsculpture.com)

Apache,(Front&BackViews)andSlim Jim andStagHorns

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NancyDavidson

“Ihaveanafinityforalanimalsandespecialyforhorses.Theyoftenappearinmyworkasaspectsof

myownemotions.”VibrantcolorandstrongdesignarehalmarksofNancy’sartandlendacontemporaryflairtohertraditionalsubjects.FortunatetohavebeenbornandraisedinidylicSantaBarbara,California,NancystudiedatthefamedArtCenterColegeofDesigninPasadena.Herworkhasbeenjuried

intonumerousmuseum shows,includingtheReddingMuseum andArtCenter,theCarnegieMuseum,

theDesertCabalerosWesternMuseum inArizona,theLosAngelesCountyMuseum ofArtRentalGallelery,theWildlingMuseum,theInternationalMuseum

oftheHorseinKentuckyandtheTucsonMuseum

ofArt.HerworkhasbeenpublishedinEquineVision,WesternHorseman,andWesternArtColector

magazinesandappearedinthe

featurefilm Sidewaysaspartof

thesetdesign.Threeofher

paintingsareincludedinthe

Ritz-CarltonBacaraartcolection

andareonviewinthemainlobby.

Nancywasprivilegedtoparticipateformanyyearsatthe

renownedPeppertreeArtShow

bothasanartistandaspartof

theproductionteam.Curently

sheshowswithSeasideGalery

inPismoBeach,Waterhouse

GaleryinSantaBarbaraand

JudithHaleGaleryinSolvang.

(Moreinfo:www.ndavidson.com)

Totem,44x54,OilonCanvas

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RobertDeLeon

CathedralCanyon12x16,OilonCanvas

Aself-taughtartistlivinginSanteFe,NM,RobertisknownforpanoramicAmericanWesternscenes

paintedinthestyleof19thCenturyTaosartists.Ingaleriesnationalyaswelasseveralprivate

colections,hemakeshissetingsasauthenticasposible."Ihearpeoplesayyougetthesenseyoucan

walkrightintomypaintings,"henotes.In1994,RobertwasinductedintotheMountainOysterClubin

Tucson,AZ.AnativeofDalas,TX,RobertDeLeon'sinterestinartbeganingradeschool.Combining

thatwithaloveofhistorygiveshim thebasisforhispeacefulsetingsofdiferentNativeAmerican

tribesandpanoramicwesternlandscapes.Itwasn'tuntil1982,however,whenasanArtDirectorfora

commercialinteriordesigncompanythathedecidedtodevotehimselffulytofineart.Galerycommitmentssoonreplacedmonthlyartshows,but,hesays,hemisesmeetingpeoplewhobuyhisart.

(Learnmore:htp:/fineartamerica.com/profiles/robert-deleon.html)

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AlexiFine

CarmelByTheSea,36x36,OilonCanvas

Atrueloveafairwithcolorbestdescribes

thesubstanceofAlexi'swork.Alexiisanadvocateofimpresionism

withgentlebutcommandinglandscapesaswelasbright,colorful

stillifes.Modernabstractswithaflairfor

today'sdecorarealherpasions.Eachnew

workartistAlexiFinecreatesteststhelimits

ofherabilitieswithbothsubjectandcolor

andgivesfreshnestoherwork.Toseek

inspirationsheexploreslocationsinsearch

ofexcitingcombinationsoflightandcolor,

includingsuchextraordinaryplacesas:

Tuscany;Italy;Giverny;France;NewOrleans;

Louisiana;CarmelbytheSea,andSanta

Barbara,California.Alexihasbeenpainting

forover30years.Shestudiedandwas

mentoredforover20yearswithBelgium

artistMoniqueBaudaux.Alexialsostudied

drawingatTheArtStudioinSantaMonica,

Californiaandmorerecentlytooknumerous

clasesfrom ScotsdaleArtists'Schoolin

Arizona.ShehasstudiedwithartistsOvanes

Berbarian,andKarlDempwolf.Withnumerousexhibitionstohercredit,Alexi'swork

isinternationalycolectedandnationaly

recognizedinmajorartmarketsthroughout

theUnitedStates.

(MoreInfo:www.alexiart.com)

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ErrolGordon

Twopasionsdominatethisartist’slife:heis

apracticinglawyerandalsoaskiledsculptor

andpainter.Erolisblesedwithaweldevelopedleftandrightbraincapacityto

perceivelifebothlinearalyandasawholeat

thesametime.Erolhasstudiedsculpture

withrenownedsculptorsGeorgeCarlson,

JohnColeman,andMehlLawsonaswelas

ItaliansculptorsBrunoandPaulLucchesi.

Hisphilosophyofart,asstatedbyCharles

Hawthorne,is:“Noartistisabletocompete

withnature-itisfutiletotry.Theartist’s

responsibilityistocreateworkswhichevoke

anemotionalandintelectualresponsefrom

theobserver,nottopleaseorimpresevery

observer.”Insculpting,hisintentistocreate

asenseofmovementandfeelinguniqueto

thesubject.Inpainting,heisabletoexplore

variationsincolor,techniqueandconcepts.

Paintingpleinairprovideshim freeaccesto

landscapeandarchitecture,whilehisstudio

paintingalowshim timeforexperimentation.

(learnmore:www.erolgordon-art.com)

PaseReleve,24x6x6BronzeonMarbleBase

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DianeKeltner

SculptorDianeKeltnerwasraisedin

SanDiegoandgraduatedfrom San

DiegoStateUniversitywithadegree

inArtsandSciences,graduatingwith

Distinction.Shehasalsostudiedwith

RichardMcDonald,BrunoLucchesi

andCowboyArtistsofAmerica,Mehl

Lawson.Dianespecializesinthehuman

form inadditiontotheportraitin

bronze.Someofhermorerecent

seriesincludethehorseandrider.

“Ibegineachprojectthoroughlyknowingmysubject.Ineverbeginaproject

thatIhaven’tfirstresearched,sketched

andcolectedresourcesandphotographs”.Toquotethedistinguished

wildlifeartist,SandyScot,“Apainter

paintswhatheseesbutasculptor

sculptswhatheknows.”Diane

Keltner’sawardwinningsculpturecan

bebefoundinpublicandprivatecolectionsthroughoutCalifornia.

(MoreInfo:www.dianekeltner.com)

Learnin’theRopes,16Hx14x6,Bronze

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ValeriyKagounkin

Siberianartist,ValeriyKagounkin,beganformalarttrainingatage9.Graduatingfrom Krasnoyarsk

JuniorArtAcademywithhonors,hecompetedinentranceexamstobecomeoneofonly15

acceptedintotheMoscowArtAcademyofV.Surikovin1982.Aftergraduation,hereturnedto

KrasnoyarskasaprofesorofartattheJuniorArtColege.ValeriyisamemberoftheRusian

UnionofArtists,theInternationalArtistAsociation,andapermanentmemberoftheRusianArt

Academy(est.1775).HehaswonmanyawardsincludingSilverMedal#193from theUnitedNations

forhisculturalcontributions

totheartworld,twogold

medalsfrom theRusianArt

Academy,boththePhippen

FamilyAwardandArtofthe

WestAwardfrom thePhippen

Museum 2015Show,the2016

Catlemen'sWesternShow’s

People’sChoiceAward,and

the2017SLOPOKEBestof

ShowAward.Valeriypaints

thesimpleeverydaylife,hardines,andcourageofthecom-

WhoGoesThere,20x24,OilonCanvas

monperson,especialythe

cowboyofthehistoric

AmericanWest.Growingin

popularity,hisworksarefound

inprivatecolectionsinthe

UnitedStatesandworldwide.

(learnmore:

magdalinaartstudio.com)

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ReginaLyubovnaya

BorninMoscow,Rusia,ReginaLyubovnayaimmigratedtotheUnitedStatesin1989.Sheispasionate

andknowledgeableaboutartandholdstwoBA’sinFineArtandArtHistoryfrom LoyolaMarymount

University,LosAngelesandaBAinIlustrationfrom ArtCenterofDesign,LosAngeles.Ayeareachof

studyattheFlorenceAcademyofArt,ItalyandtheStudentLeagueofNewYork,addedtohereducation.

PerhapsofgreatestinfluenceisbeingmentoredbyDavidLefelfrom 1999tothepresent.Becauseofhis

influence,shecaptureslightandcolormuchlikethe16thand17thCenturymasters.Shelovesstillife

paintingbutalsoexcelsinportraitureofhumansandanimals.Herstronguseoflightleadstheeye

throughoutthepaintingtorevealunnoticedaspectsofthesubjectsshepaints.Sheisexperimentingnow

withNativeAmericansubjectmaterandalooserstyleofexecutioninherbrushwork.Reginahasalso

taughtartfor15yearsprivatelyatBrentwoodArtCenter,ArcherSchoolforGirls,KlineAcademyof

FineArt,andtheLAAcademyofFineArt.(learnmore:www.reginalyubovnaya.com)

Motherhood 12x12,OilonCanvas

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MorningLight9x12,OilonCanvas


TamaraMagdalina

BorninRusiaandeducatedatArtAcademiesinKrasnoyarsk,SiberiaandMoscow,Tamaralater

becametheDeanoftheJuniorArtAcademyinKrasnoyarsk.SheisamemberoftheRusianArtists

Union,aGoldMedalwinnerandmemberoftheRusianAcademyofArts.Shenowlivesandteaches

artinSacramento,California.ShehaswonnumerousawardsincludingaSilverMedalfrom theUnited

NationsandherworkhangsintheSiberianHistoryMuseum andtheContemporaryArtMuseum in

Moscow.ShehasexhibitedinseveralwesternartshowsincludingtheCatleman'sand,ofcourse,the

SLOPOKE.Herartisaboutsharingherownsenseofaweaboutthebeautyandpowerofnature.She

isalsofascinatedbythepoweroftheoceanandtheinnocenceofchildren.Heruseofcolor,lightand

shadowbringouttheseinterestswherewecanshareinherawe.

(learnmore:www.magdalinaartstudio.com)

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LisaJohnson-McLoughlin

ThedrivingforcebehindLisaJohnson-McLoughlin’sartistictalentwastheencouragementofhermother

andanintuitiveartteacherattheageof13.ShelivesthecowhandlifeonherranchinArizona,andsays

shefeelsthespiritofthelandanditsmanyfaces.Shestrivestoaccuratelypaintactualplaces,scenes,

landscapesandpeoplesthathavegracedourhistoryinformingthe'west'asitwasknown.Andshe

paintsforthepresentthosescenesthatsheactivelyisapartof,andthusisrecordingtoday’swestfor

thefuture.Shehasstudiedwithwesternartists:RobertC.Rishel,VirgilEliot,RobertGerbracht;and

atendedseveraljuriedworkshopswiththeCowboyArtistsofAmericaartistssuchas:RobertPummil,

GaryCarter,RoyAndersonandHowardTerpning.Shewonhersignature'SocietyofWesternArtists'

awardin1987,theGrumbracherArtAward,andawardsin2016from thePhippenWesternArtMuseum

andattheSLOPOKE2016.(learnmore:www.ljmcloughlinart.com)

NightGuard-1880sGreatTexasCatleDrives,18x24,OilonPanel

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ChuckMiddlekauf

Runnin’onEmpty,40x30 AcryliconCanvas

AnAirForcebrat,Chuckdelightedinhisfamily’s

cros-countrytripstohisDad’snewdutystations.

RoyRogersandtheLoneRangerwerechildhood

heroes,sowithhisnosegluedtothewindowlookingforcowboys,heabsorbedtheneonsigns,cafes,

gasstations,motelsandsouvenirshopsoftheWest.

InspiredbyTVandmovieWesterns,heplayedcowboyandIndiangameswithhisfriendsbutartability

didnotbecomeanatributeuntilmuchlaterinlife.

Afterhighschool,itwastheNavy,thendrafting

schoolinAustin,TX,soonafteraBAfrom MetropolitanStateUniversityandanAAfrom

theArt

InstituteofColoradoinGraphicDesignandAdvertising.AfewyearsincommercialdesigninLA

andDenverconvincedhim he“shouldabin”anartist.

Today,heisafultimeartist.Itisnotajobbut

awayoflife.Apasionforrockandrol,thecowboy

wayoflife,andhischildhoodabsorptionofa

disappearingAmericanaculturetakesshapeinhis

tightlycroppedpaintingsofcowboys,boots,and

spurs,rustywindmils,gaspumps,pickups,Coke

machinesandsigns,wornouttoys,andweatherbeatenmurals,andevencartooncharactersand

AndyWarholimages,theBeatles,theBeachBoys,

thingsthatmakehim smile.Hewantshispaintings

tobefun,toevokearichnostalgiaforthingsthat

maysoonbegone.Whilepaintingwhatheloves

andsayingwhathehastosayasanartist,Chuck

shareshisfeelingswithotherswholovethesame

thingsinordertomakethem smile.

(MoreInfo:www.chuckmiddlekauf.com)

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VelMiler

VelMilerisanartistwhobothpaintsandsculptsimagesoftheAmericanWest.Afterherhusband’s

NavaldutyinHawai,shecookedfor6ranchhandswhilehemanageda12,000acrecatleranchin

Oregon.AfterreturningtoCalifornia,andwhileraising4children,Velbeganherartcareerteachingand

takingclaseswhileatendingtheArtLeagueofLosAngeles.Shelatertaughtthereaswel.Shestudied

underHalReedandMaxTurner.AnimportantmentorwasJoeDeYoung,aprotégéofCharlesRusel,

whoencouragedherandinspiredherwithhisstoriesofandlovefortheOldWest.Sheisanavid

historybuf,authorandartteacher.Intheirhome,paintingscoverthewalsandsculpturessitatop

antiquetablesdrapedwithcowhide.Everywhereyoulookyoureyeencounterssomerichlypatinaed

artifactoftheOldWest.Shehasdonemanycommisionsovertheyearsaswelasnumerousexhibitions

earningover40“Firsts,”“BestofShow,”and “PurchaseAwards.”VelwasawardedtheSLOPOKE2016

sculptureawardforthequalityanduniquenesofherwork.Shefrequentlyhand-paintssomeofher

bronzesaswelasemployingatraditionalpatina,whichsetsherworkapartfrom theexpected.Sheand

herhusband WarenownandoperateaCentralCoastranchwheretheyraiseTexasLongHornCatle

andtrainAmericanQuarterHorses,perfectmodelsforhercontinuedpaintingandsculpture.

(learnmore:www.velmiler.com

Courage;Bronze;8.5”H

on7”dia.AlderBase

Calm andColected,20x30,OilonCanvas

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JohnPeterson

From anearlyage,Johnshowedanaturaltalentfor

art.GrowingalongthebanksoftheMisisippiRiver

inWisconsin,Johndevelopedaninterestinnature

andoutdoorpursuits,especialywaterfowlhunting.

TheMisisippimarshlandsprovidedabundantreferencematerialsohisartdepictedwaterfowland

sporting.JohnbecameinvolvedwithDucksUnlimited.

In1980,Johnplaced2ndintheWisconsinDuck

Stampcompetition,alsocompetingintheFederal

DuckStampcompetition.Overtime,Johndeveloped

aninterestinhistoricalwesternart,focusingon

NativeAmericans,thefurtradeera,thecowboy,and

cavalrypaintings.Hisworkportraysaction-filed

scenesof19thcenturywesternthemes,emphasizing

theruggedindependenceandadventurousspiritof

thosewholived,traveled,andsetledtheAmerican

west.Johnproduceshisworkfrom hishomestudio

inthemountainsofnorth-easternWashingtonState.

Heobtainsreferencematerialfrom mountainmen,

NativeAmerican,andcavalryre-enactmentsthrough-

outthewesternU.S.Beautifullandscapesobserved

onthesetravelsoftenbecomebackgroundsforhis

compositions.Eventhoughthesetingscanbea

specificplace,thepaintingsmostlyaregenericin

nature,notspecificalydepictinganyparticular CrosingtheHighCountry24x18 OilonCanvas

historicaleventorperson.

(MoreInfo:www.johnpetersonart.com)

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MargoPetterson

MargoPeterson’strademark“TheFeminineWest”series,depictingthewomenoftheearlywest,

hasevolvedinrecentyearstoequineart,focusingmainlyonDraftHorses,thewildmustangsand

IndianPaintsofthewesternprairie.ShereceivedadegreeinfineartandstudiedwithEdward

RunciandDickHeichberger.HerrecentpaintingscanbeseenattheDraftHorseClasicin

GrasValey,CA.;theCatlemen’sWesternArtShowinPasoRobles,CA.;andtheMountain

OysterClubinTucson,AZ,tonameafew.HerworkhasbeenpublishedinArtoftheAmerican

West,DirectionalPublishingCompanyandInspirationsUnlimited,amongstothers.Sheisanartist

memberoftheCaliforniaArtClubandasignaturememberoftheAmericanAcademyofEquine

Art.PetersonhaswonnumerousawardsincludingBestofShowattheDraftHorseClasic,Artat

thePas,andWesternStatesHorseExpo.(MoreInfo:www.margopeterson.com)

HomewardBound16x20OilonCanvas

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BarronPostmus

AnativeCalifornian,BaronstudiedartattheLosAngelesArtCenter.TheArmytookhim toEurope

whereheservedasanilustrator.Aftertheservice,hewashiredasatechnicalilustratorbyalarge

aerospacefirm.In1968,Baronopenedhisowngraphicdesign,ilustrationandadvertisingagencybut

wasworkingforthedaywhenfineartoilpaintingwouldbehissingleprofesion.In1985thisbecamea

reality.Baron’soiloncanvasworkreflectsthebeautyoflandscapeexecutedwithatightlydetailed

clasicaltechniqueemphasizingtheplayoflightandshadow.Heespecialyenjoysdepictingsoftlybilow-

ingcloudstocontrastwiththedurabilityoftheland.Todayhisartisshowninartgaleriesthroughout

thecountryaswelasinprivateandcorporatecolectionsincludingInfonetofElSegundo,theSears

TowerinChicago,andintheVIPloungeoftheAladdinHotelinLasVegas.Baronhaswonnumerous

regionalandinternationalawardsandhehashadhisworkselectedseveraltimesbytheArtsForThe

ParksandInternationalArtsMagazine.(learnmore:www.baronpostmusart.com)

TheHunters24x28,OilonCanvas

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DeniseRich

AnativeofSanDiego,Denisebeganpaintinginoilovertwentyyearsago.Herfocussince2004has

beencowsandcatle.Sheisfrequentlyaskedtwothings:ifshealwayswantedtobeanartist,andwhy

cows?Heranswers:anartistiscreatedfrom desire,butanartistnaturalyhasthedesiretocreate.

From thereit'swhatwedowiththatdesiretocreatethatmakesapersonalstatementintheartworld.

Shebecameunexpectedlydrawntocowswhenshefirstviewedthem asasubjectforapainting.Itonly

tookonevisitwiththelocalHolsteinherdtorealizetherewassomethingspecialaboutthem.Theywere

notjusta'herd'ofcatle,theywereindividualswithuniqueandcompletelycharmingpersonalities.

In2006,Denisereceivedacommisionfrom theCaliforniaMilkAdvisoryBoardtopainttheirfamous

HappyCowsoftheRealCaliforniaMilkcampaign.ThisledtobecomingTheOficialHappyCowArtist,

asseenontheirwebsitefrom 2007-2010,alongwiththesixpaintingsthatresultedfrom photographs

DenisetookatthefilmingoftwooftheirtelevisioncommercialsinNorthernCalifornia.Shehasalso

hadcommisionsfrom theAmericanJerseyCatleAsociation.AmericanGuernseyCatleAsociation,

andHolsteinWorld.Shefrequentlyshowsinregionalartshowsaswelasworkingfultimeinherown

studio/artgaleryinElCajon,CA.(MoreInfo:www.deniserichart.com)

BrockleFaceandMotlryMoo,16x20,OilonCanvas

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CanyondelMuerto,24x30Oil

WinterSnow,22x28OilonCanvas

OneOneryCus,20x14x12 Bronze

VicRiesau

Aprolificandaccomplishedpainterandsculptor,Riesau's

artdrawsonmanysubjectsandthemesandhasbeenwidely

exhibitedandcolected.Dramaticinterpretationsofsubject

andelegantuseofspacedescribehiswork.Anabiding

interestandanartisticpasionforthebeautyofthenatural

worldfuelhiscreativeinstincts.Afterasuccesfulthirtyyear

cacareerasasculptorofbothlimitededitionandmonumental

bronzes,Vichasreturnedtotheeasel.Anavidpleinair

painterandanaccomplishedstudiopainter,hefindsendles

inspirationinthedramaticlandscapesoftheSouthwest,the

PacificcoastandHighSieraMountains.FolowingthefootstepsofearlyCaliforniapainterssuchasEdgarPayne,his

paintingsportraytheskilfuluseoflightandshadowthatare

thetrademarkofworkdoneintheplein-airetradition.Asa

sculptor,heenjoysanationalreputationandhasparticipated

inmanyinvitationalsculptureexhibitions.Hismonumental

bronzesarepermanentlyinstaledinmanypublic,corporate,

andprivatecolectionsincludingtheCaliforniaStateCapitol,

severalcounties,cities,PointLomaUniversityinSanDiego,

andattheAcademyofTelevisionArtsandSciencesHalof

Fame.HewasrecentlycommisionedtosculptsixteenportraitbronzesofOlympicHalofFamemembersandother

sportsdignitariesforPasadenaCityColege.Hisbronzesare

includedinthecolectionsoftheAutryMuseum ofWestern

Heritage,theCaliforniaEmigrantMuseum,andtheCamigie

ArtMuseum.VicwasafoundingartistmemberandaparticipantinthehighlysuccesfulMastersoftheAmericanWest

exhibitionattheAutryNationalCenter.Heisasignature

memberasbothapainterandsculptorwiththeprestigious

CaliforniaArtClubandservesonitsBoardofDirectors.

(MoreInfo:www.vicriesau.com)

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PatRoberts

Lifeasanaccomplishedhorsewomantraining,breeding,andshowinghorseshasgivenPattheopportunitytostudythesubjectshelovesbest.Anaturalygiftedsculptor,Pathashadnoformaltrainingbuthas

atendedworkshopsgivenbycontemporaryartistssheadmires.Shecreditsthisforkeepinghertrueto

herownstyle,whichhasbeendescribedasrealisticwithjustatouchofimpresionism.Sheisableto

capturemotionatthedecisivemoment.“JoinUp”belowshowsthemomentthehorsedecidestotrust

thehuman.Hersculpturesinbronzearefoundincolectionsacrosfourteencountriesandinthehomes

ofroyalty,museumsandcorporatepresidents,includingthepersonalcolectionofHerMajestyQueen

ElizabethI.Amonghermanyawards,are‘BestofShow’atthe2007‘SpiritoftheHorse’juriedartcompetitionatRanchoPalosVerdes,CaliforniawithhersculptureEquusinFlight.In2008,hersculpture

MexicanVaquerowasacceptedintheExArteEquinusJuriedShowglobalartcompetitionanditplaced

fourth.Shewasthe2017GoldMedaland2016SilverMedalSculptureWinnerattheSanDimasFestival

ArtShow.(learnmore:www.patrobertsculpture.com)

JoinUp,25.5x15x7,BronzeonWoodBase

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ScottRogers

Alone&Outnumbered,24x22x8.5Bronze

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Asayouth,Scotwasnotdrawntocreatingart,

however,thecourseofhislifeuniquelyprepared

him tobecomethesculptorheistoday.From

EagleScoutwildernesadventures,toboxing

championships,topineapplefieldworker,to

beinganAlaskangoldminer,toanoilandgas

investmentcounselor,theseandmanymore

experiencesinfusedhisworkwiththemicroportraitsoftheman.Atage30,thepurchaseof

aGrantSpeedsculpturesomesmerizedhim

that6monthslaterheboughtclayandbegan

sculpting.Fouryearslater,hedevotedhislifeto

sculptingfultime.Asacommitedstudent,he

studiedwithFritzWhite(hismentor),Stanley

Bleifeld,HerbMignery,MehlLawsonandGrant

Speed.Hefindsthedisciplineofsculptingto

afordaninstantconduitintoarichbodyof

knowledge(anatomy,emotions,history,customs

&lore).Infact,intotheentirespectrum ofthe

humanexperience.Hehonorsmenandwomen,

who,inexploringandsetlingtheWest,had

courageandpersistencetoworkforsomething

biggerthanthemselves,peoplewhobelievedin

apromisingfuture,andwerewilingtotakerisks.

Regardinghisworkandinhisownwords:

“Ienjoyhowthe‘lineofsilhouete’createsfeeling.Ilovemakingapiecefeellargerthanthe

physicalconfinesofthepieceitself.It’shumbling

tohavefolksviewmyworkandawakenafeeling

deepwithin.”

Moreinfo:www.ScotRogersSculpture.com


GraceSchlesier

ATimeForgoten,20x16,OilonCanvas

KnownforherevocativeWesternlandscapes

andseascapes,CaliforniaartistGraceSchlesier

relates,“Whensomeonelooksatmypaintings,

Iwantthem tofindtheesenceofthebeauty

intheWildernesandtheSea.” Schlesier

paintsonlocationasmuchasposible.In

theseopenspacessheisinspiredtoevoke

thepeaceandtranquilityshefeelsinnature

andtobringthatesenceoftheoutdoors

intoherpaintings.A memberoftheCalifornia

ArtClub,OilPaintersofAmericaandSignatureMemberofAmericanImpresionist

Society,WomenArtistsoftheWestandothers.

Herworkisoftenfeaturedinartpublications

suchasArtofTheWestandSouthwestArt

magazines.SomerecentlyselectedInvitational

ShowsandAwardsincludewinningaGold

MedalawardintheAmericanWomenArtists

exhibitionandanInternationalThirdPlace

OveralAwardatthePleinAirSalonwhere

shealsowonatriptopaintinMaineduring

thepeakofFalcolor.Schlesierisrepresented

bySeasideGaleryinPismoBeach,Conceta

DGaleryinAlbuquerque,NM.,JudithHale

GaleryinSolvang,HilsideGaleryinClaremont,CA

andVilageArtandFramein

Montecito.Info:www.graceschlesier.com

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GregSingley

BorninGreensboro,Alabama,GregreceivedhiscolegeeducationatWalkerColegeandtheUniversity

ofSouthAlabama.HetrainedasanilustratoratRinglingSchoolofArtinSarasota,Florida.In1978,he

pursuedhispasionforwesternartandilustrationinScotsdale,Arizona.Singleyworkedforseveral

yearsasanilustratorandatthesametimeexperiencedsalesofNativeAmericanandwesternlandscape

paintingsinseveralArizonagaleries.Heisoneofourcountriesleadingimpresionistpainters.Gregis

thetwo-time(BestofShowandFirstRunner-Up)winnerattheSLOPOKEWesternArtshow.Hiscareer

inspirationisMonetbutasoflate,heisinspiredbyPaulPletkaandMaynardDixon.Hepaintsiconic

imageryasastrongopticalhookwithdepthofatmosphereanddetailinginmodeling.Hehasexhibited

from HawaitoNewYork.Hisworksappearinmanycolectionsbothprivateandcorporate:JPMorgan,

CT;RitenhouseofPitsburg,PA;Barkley’sBank,Manhatan;andMayoClinic,JacksonvileFL.Hisworks

appearinfilm (WaitingtoExhale)andpublishedasfineartprintsbySerigraphLtd.,byWinnDevon,of

Seatleandasabook:FrenchInfluences.“ThecowboyandtheIndianarewhyIcametothisdanceand

thedesertfloralisadancewiththeonewhobrungme.Idon’tpainttohangquietly.Ipaintpaintingsyou

wilwatch.”CurentlySingleylivesandpaintsinCarpinteriaCA.(Learnmore:gregsingley@gmail.com)

MyLastSilverDolar,36x48,OilonCanvas

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EzraTucker

Ezrawasbornwithakeeneye,aloveofalcreatures,andthedrawinggene.From earlyTV,thelibrary,

thefamily’sEncyclopedia,zoovisits,andthesmalfarmsofhisextendedfamily,Ezralearnedhowanimals

looked,moved,andhaddistinctpersonalities.Hefiledsketchbookswithdrawingsoftheanimalshe

studiedandbyage12,heknewthathewantedtobeawildlifeartist.Notachoicehisparentsthought

promisingbutEzrahassupportedhimselfwithhisgiftfordrawinganimalssincehisearly20’s.Hewas

succesfulindepictingcreatures,realorimagined,fortheadvertisingcampaignsofmanycorporateclients.

Histechniqueistocapturearevealing,oftoverlooked,detailasameanstoengagetheviewerintolookingatanimalsdiferently,capturingtheiruniquecharacters,inteligenceandpersonalitiesthatcanprovide

areflectionof,andinsightinto,humannature.Paintingwildlifeinarealistic,stylizedmanneralowsEzra

topreserveandrespectalcreaturesinhabitingourplanet,becausewearemoreconnectedthanmost

humansacknowledge.HereceivedaBFA

degreefrom theMemphisAcademyofArts

butlearnedbystudyingtheworksofCarl

Rungius,W.R.Leigh,N.C.Wyeth,Antoine

BaryeandArthurWardle.amongothers.

Ezracapturesthetexture,motion,and

personalityofhissubjectswithanimpressionisticbrushstroketoevokeanideaof

theanimal,notarealisticdepiction.An

awardwinningartist,hispaintingsareinthe

permanentcolectionoftheBoothWestern

ArtMuseum,TheTexasRangersHistorical

Museum,andexhibitedinnumerousother

museumsandprestigiousvenues.

(MoreInfo:www.ezratucker.com)

DesertQueen,30x40,AcryliconBoard

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AnnW hite

GrowingupandridingherhorseontheCentralCoastofCalifornia,Anngainedanappreciationfor

theopenspacesofthelandscape.ShefoundherownuniquestyleafteratendingtheSanFrancisco

InstituteofArtblendingrealism,impresionism,andabstraction.Shewasinfluencedbyabookonprimitiveartandaddedtheuniqueindividualism

ofprimitiveartiststoherapproachtolandscapepainting.

ShetookupprintmakingwhileatSanFranciscoColegestudyingwithMasterPrintmakerFredL.

Berensmeir.Alternatingbetweenthesetwomediumskeepsherinterestinboth.Althoughlivingin

NorthernCalifornia,sheoftenvisitsandpaintsSanLuisObispoandMontereyCounties.Shestarts

apaintingfrom areal-timesketchorfrom memoryofaplaceshelikedoranimalsheknew.Once

started,thepaintingbecomesajourneyofpaintmanipulationandstylizationtakingonalifeofits

ownuntilthecanvasfeelsful.Thismaytakemonthsoryearsasthepaintingevolveswithherimaginationandwhimsy.

PonyFieldinAutumn,37x47,OilonCanvas

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KarenW inters

AnativeCalifornian,KarenreceivedherBAfrom UCLA,withaminorinArtHistory.Asubsequent

mastersinjournalism from UCLAledtoanaward-winningcareerinadvertising,folowedbynew

venturesinbroadcastnewsanddocumentaryfilm making.Throughaltheyearsandalthetravels,a

sketchbookwashersteadycompanion,recordingalthatinspiredherwherevershewas.Nowa

ful-timeartist,shetravelsandpaintsonlocationthroughoutCaliforniaandthewesternUnitedStates.

Herworkisinspiredbythenaturalworld,butsheismostinterestedincapturingthequalityoflightas

itdefinesalandscape,astillifeorfloralportrait.Karen’sstyleborowsfrom thebestofimpresionism

andrealism.AmongherhistoricalinfluenceshavebeentonalistGeorgeInnes,EdgarPayne,JBondFrancisco,andotherearlyCaliforniaimpresionists.Herworkhasbeenexhibitedinnumerousmuseum

exhibitions,includingtheAutryNationalMuseum,thePasadenaMuseum ofCaliforniaArt,theBowers

Museum ofCulturalArt,andinthecolectionoftheHuntingtonLibrary.AmemberoftheCaliforniaArt

Club,theAmericanImpresionistSociety,PasadenaSocietyofArtistsandSoCalPAPA,herpaintingshave

beenintheNationalWatercolorSocietyshows,andwonawardsatBowersMuseum invitationalevents.

DesertWildflowers,AnzaBoregoStatePark,Mohave,14x18,Oil(MoreInfo:www.karenwinters.com)

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