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Featuring RETT ASHBY, WILLO BALFREY & MELANIE THOMPSON

RETT ASHBY, was born in 1961 in the small town of Rigby, Idaho, and currently lives with his wife in Utah.  Ashby learned the basics of fine art from his mother, Sandra Ashby, a professional watercolorist, whose paintings he used to copy.  He continued his art education at Weber and Utah State Universities. Rett painted under the artists:  Harrison Groutage, Glen Edwards and Le Conte Stewart.  He is influenced by textures, surroundings, and the hard and soft lines found in [...]

Stefan Savides Wins Award at Briscoe Museum, TX

Bronze Sculptor, Stefan Savides, won the James Bowie Award For Sculpture at the Briscoe Western Art Museum's 'Night of the Artits' opening show.  "Snake Eyes", a new bronze by Stefan, was chosen among the professional bronze works for this [...]

Savides & Weeks Monument Sculpture at Favell Museum

These two outstanding artists have worked together to create a bronze that will commemorate the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin tribes of the Klamath area.  This will be the first of its kind and has already encouraged a link of communication of the tribes with the museum.  The sculpture depics a tribal elder assisting in a youth's rite of passage ceremony which involves retrieving an eagle tail feather from a live mature eagle.  He and a young boy hide in a hole in the ground [...]

Willo Balfrey Wins Honorable Mention in Dakota Art Pastels Contest

Willow Balfrey of Weed, California, won Honorable Mention in the 'Established Category' Pastel Competition in Dakota Art Pastels Contest.  Her painting titled, "Language Of Fall" will now move into the yearend Grand Prize portion of the contest.  Since this is an on-line contest, the painting is available here at the Rimrock [...]

Melanie Thompson Paints For Award In Plein Air Glacier Show

Melanie at Plein Air Glacier Show, Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, Montana 2021 I was so nervous coming into Plein Air Glacier, after all, in the 9 months since Sean was born Iíve painted on location all of two times! I was so proud of the body of work I was able to make, and am SO grateful to have been awarded Artist Choice! Itís a huge honor!Our congratulations to you Melanie! [...]

Lindsay Scott In Western Visions Show

Lindsay's oil painting titled, "Seeking Clear Water" was juried into the 2021 34th Annual Western Visions Show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  The annual show ran Sept 10 thru Oct 3rd.  Congratulations to you, [...]

JM BRODRICK JURIED INTO 2 NATIONAL SHOWS!

Brodrick's painting titled, "Pollack" was the American Impressionist Society's choice for inclusion in the 22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition.  The show was held at Gallery 1516 in Omaha, Nebraska, from September 9th to December 12th, 2021.JM also received notice in 2021 that her painting titled, "Golden Pond", was accepted into the Associate Member Online Exhibition of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters [...]