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New for the 2023, the Greeley Stampede is partnering with the Greeley Art Association to continue the tradition of showcasing western art during the annual community celebration. The 23rd Annual Stampede Western Art Exhibition and Sale will feature nationally acclaimed artists, returning Legacy artists, local and youth artists. The 13-day exhibit during the Greeley Stampede, June 22-July 4, 2023, is included with park admission and will be open during park hours until 9pm daily in the Island Grove Events Center lobby.

“The new partnership with the Greeley Art Association is a win/win as it helps our local artists be able to showcase their talents and they will provide additional support to continue the legacy of the Stampede Western Art Show,” commented Stampede General Chair Julie Jensen. “The art show is great as it provides an opportunity to see top notch western art in person and proceeds of sold art will support education in Weld County through our Foundation.”

This year’s exhibit will feature twenty-one nationally acclaimed Legacy artists who have previously been a part of the Stampede western art show and more than forty new local and regional artists who submitted artwork to be juried for selection.

2023 List of Artists

***** Upcoming Art Show Events *****

Kick-off Opening Art Reception

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The reception is a great opportunity for western art enthusiasts to view and purchase the artwork before the general public. Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided to enjoy while walking around the artwork and talking with the artists.

Tickets: $26.50 per person. Price increases on June 21, 2023
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Artist’s Workshop with J.R. Monks

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

This will be a great workshop in a magnificent setting. Surrounded by the set-up activities of the Stampede, there will be lots going on. No parking fee required yet. You will be among the first to see the Stampede Art Show. JR Monks will demonstrate painting in oil and watercolor in the morning. Bring your art supplies of choice to have time to paint in the afternoon.

Join western artist JR Monks in his work-shop “Western Portraits – Character and Grit”.
The workshop will be among the beautiful art of the Stampede Western Art Exhibition. The show opens for the first day at 4:30 PM. Bring your lunch. Food booths will not be open yet on the grounds of the Stampede.

You will walk away from this workshop with a basic tool kit of knowledge to take your own art further, and better than that you will know how to continue to grow as an artist because the process of learning about por-traiture will strengthen your basic skills of drawing and painting.

JR is a 4th generation rancher and literally grew up with horses. He has studied with some of the best western artists in the country and believes whole heartedly in sharing the western heritage with others.
Tickets: $151.50 per person. Space is limited.
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Plein Air Roundup

Plein Air Roundup is a four-day opportunity for artists to paint on location during the Greeley Stampede with a chance to sell the created pieces during the art show. Up to ten artists daily will be granted permission to create live onsite artwork around the park on Saturday, June 24 through Tuesday, June 27, 2023. Selected artists will be allowed to paint or draw in general public areas (does not include access to the arena or any secured areas).

Eligible Media: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, pen and ink on the substrate of your choice: canvas, paper, board. Please limit size to 11”x14” or less. Art does not need to be framed. Works on paper should be in clear bags for protection.

Registration times: To participate, you must register either Friday June 16, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM or Saturday June 17, 10:00 AM to noon. Bring your substrate (canvas or paper) to be stamped on the back. This certifies that you created the work during June 24-27 and not before. Only ten artists will be able to paint each day. You will receive a parking pass, name badge and vest to wear to designate your official access.

Finished art delivery: Deliver finished plein air pieces Friday, June 28 5:00-9:00 PM. Unsold works need to be picked up Wednesday July 5 9:00-noon.

All art must adhere to the Western Art theme and should be family friendly. No human nudity, erotic, occult and or violent images will be considered for the display. Each artist can enter up to two artworks but can get more canvases/paper stamped if desired.

A “Hot-Off-the-Easel” Sale will be on display at the Stampede Western Art Show Exhibition and Sale. No entry fees. A 50% sales commission will be charged. Proceeds benefit youth art scholarships. Please label the back of your work with your name, title, and retail price (you will receive the wholesale or 50% of this price). Unsold work can be picked up Wednesday July 5, 10:00 AM to noon.

***** Art Show Contact Information ******

Please contact Stampede Western Art Exhibit via email at StampedeArtExhibition@gmail.com with any questions about the exhibit, sale and new art show special events.
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