Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists to Reunite for Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale August 5 – 6
Tickets on sale now for art-lovers weekend featuring 46 nationally renowned artists
Big Horn, Wyo. (June 15, 2016) — This summer the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists moves to The Brinton Museum for the very first Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale – the museum’s most anticipated event of 2016. Thirty-seven painters and sculptors plus nine special guest artists will come together for an exhibition and sale including more than 130 works of art, and to create art inspired by the Bighorn Mountains and the historic Quarter Circle A Ranch. Pieces will vary in technique and subject matter, each branching from a broad interpretation of the Western genre as well as the artist’s environs and recent travels.
Founded in 1972, the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists will reunite for the Bighorn Rendezvous event from Aug. 5-6, featuring an artists’ reception, al fresco brunch, auction, sale and dinner. One highlight of the weekend will be a quick draw on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 5, where artists will paint, illustrate, sketch or sculpt a piece en plein air, from start to finish, in front of a crowd of spectators. The Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists are credited with inventing the quick draw in the 1970s — now a popular event at art venues across the country. The quick draw art will be auctioned that afternoon to benefit the artists and the group. The Brinton will exhibit Bighorn Rendezvous art for sale in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery and the S.K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery until September 5.
“The Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building expands our ability to share art that resonates on a national level,” said Brinton executive director Ken Schuster. “The Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists creates a body of work that expands upon the traditional Western genre, and we’re thrilled to reunite them at The Brinton for the inaugural Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale.”
Rendezvous artist Veryl Goodnight — internationally known for her bronze horse sculptures — visited The Brinton Museum. “After seeing the new building, the Brinton’s incredible collection of Western Art and the extraordinary landscape of the Bighorns, we knew this would be a winning partnership,” said Goodnight.
All-event tickets are $160 per person until June 30 and $180 after July 1, and include a catalog, gift bag, three-day museum admission and museum store discount. Additional ticket options are available. Learn more and reserve your tickets at thebrintonmuseum.org or call 307.672.3173.
2016 Bighorn Rendezvous Artists: Carolyn Anderson, Greg Beecham, Bye Bitney, Joseph Bohler, Tom Browning, Blair Buswell, Lorenzo Chavez, Jim Daly, Barry Eisenach, Josh Elliott, Tony Eubanks, Gerald Fritzler, Veryl Goodnight, Quang Ho, Tony Hochstetler, Gary Kapp, Jim Lamb, Joan Larue, Robert Lemler, Huihan Liu, Tom Lockhart, Joseph Mendez, Jim Morgan, Ned Mueller, Paul Mullally, Ralph Oberg, John Potter, Don Prechtel, Grant Redden, Laura Robb, Rosetta, Tom Saubert, Sandy Scott, W Steve Seltzer, Matt Smith, George Strickland, Jim Wilcox. Guest Artists: William Alther, George Bumann, Jill Carver, Brent Cotton, Z S Liang, Joel Ostlind, Gregory Packard, Greg Scheibel, Rod Zullo.
About The Brinton Museum
Founded in 1960, The Brinton Museum is a fine arts institution devoted to preserving the art and history of the West. Located on the historic Quarter Circle A Ranch in the foothills of the majestic Bighorn Mountains, it features 19th, 20th and 21st century American and Indian Art in a setting that is art unto itself. The new Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building opened in June 2015, propelling The Brinton to its highest-ever annual visitation when the museum welcomed more than 20,000 guests from all 50 states and 30 different countries. Regular admission to The Brinton Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and free for American Indians with tribal ID; active military, veterans and their families with military ID; and children 12 and under. The Brinton Museum offers individual, family and corporate memberships, featuring a number of benefits, including free reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums throughout the U.S. Museum hours are 9:30-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Rd., in Big Horn, WY.
About the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists
The Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists was founded in 1972 in Helena, Mont. The Rendezvous of Western Art, a popular western art show at the time, was most recently hosted by the Montana Historical Society and attracted some of the biggest names in the Western art world. From this, participants formed the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists, which comes together for an annual Rendezvous each year. The group has been on hiatus for the last four years and is reuniting for The Brinton Museum’s Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale.