A reception for artist Joel Ostlind takes place on Sunday, June 16, from 3 to 5 PM. This event is free and open to the public.
Linework to Linen: The Prints and Paintings of Joel Ostlind, an exhibit of intaglios and oil paintings by Wyoming artist Joel Ostlind, opens in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery on June 15th. Born in Casper (WY) Ostlind is true to his craft of printmaking and painting which have long represented his mediums of choice. The Brinton Museum’s show includes nearly sixty prints and oil paintings by Ostlind from as early as 2004 along with new work and focuses on Joel’s favorite subjects: Wyoming landscapes, ranches, horses, cowboys and fishing. These works evolve from the life he has lived in the West and attest to his honesty as both an artist and an individual. Linework to Linen: The Prints and Paintings of Joel Ostlind is available to museum visitors through August 4th.
In concert with this exhibition, The Brinton Museum has collaborated with the artist to create a high quality, limited edition book that celebrates the art of etching and letterpress printing. Master Printmaker Jim Jereb, working under the direction of Joel Ostlind, is an integral part of this project. The Brinton is fortunate to have both of these talented artists collaborating together to produce an artistic publication which is a testament to the beauty of the fine art of intaglio.
The artist will present a printmaking demonstration on printing an intaglio from a copper plate at The Brinton Museum on Thursday, July 25, at 7 PM. This program is offered as free admission for museum members, $5 for non-members.
Joel Ostlind is represented in The American Sporting Print – 20th Century Etchers and Drypointists, a limited-edition book on important American printmakers of the 20th century, by John T. Ordeman, published in 2007. He was the featured artist in the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale at the Denver Stock Show in 2002; in a solo exhibition at The Brinton Museum in 2004; and in a one-person show at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie in 2006. He was a guest participant in The Brinton’s Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show in 2016 and has been featured in the institution’s Small Works Show since 2013. Ostlind is represented in numerous private collections, as well as public collections including the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson (WY) and the prestigious Art in Embassies Program, a public-private partnership that promotes cultural diversity through exhibitions, permanent collections, site-specific commissions and two-way artists exchanges in more than 200 U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world. The Brinton Museum’s permanent collection includes an almost a complete set of his intaglios.