WESTERN WILDLIFE ART SHOW is LIVE on July 2nd through July 4th, at Fort Robinson State Park, Nebraska. The Western Wildlife Art Show is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation under the name, Fort Robinson Centennial, Inc. The Art Show has been an annual show since 1973 and in 2023 celebrating the 50th annual show. The Board of Directors award special artists throughout the weekend. “Chairman’s Choice” artist, who will then become the “Featured Artist” for next year. “Best of Show” will be chosen by a judge from outside the show and “People’s Choice” will be a selection of art voted on by patrons of the show. Awards will be displayed on the 4th for viewing by public. All artists will receive a specially designed name plate personally made by the Board of Director’s. The Children’s Wall of Art Contest will be held on July 3rd for age groups up to 18 years old. Registration with small fee and materials provided for creating a piece of art on site with no supervision only support from the parents. Awards will be presented after judges pick 3 winners in each age group. This Art Show proudly presents juried art from twenty or more artists from Arizona to Illinois. Where else can you attend a Show of this quality held in an Historic Veterinary Hospital in which the artists display their talents in horse stalls? The gallery will be opened at no charge for guests to walk through the building.
Fort Robinson State Park permit will be required.
Virginia Coudron, an award-winning artist from Brookings, South Dakota and shows her artwork at many shows in the Midwest. Virginia works in oils, acrylic and pencil using a representational style depicting western, historical, wildlife, landscapes and a contemporary series called The Human LandTM, original art works depicting the human form as a part of the land and nature. She has won best of show and people’s choice awards. Her works can be found in galleries and private collections across the Midwest and Europe.
Virginia also works for South Dakota State University, University Relations as a publication’s designer. She is also a founding member of ARTIST RIDETM, an invitation-only event for contemporary western artists who meet once a year on the Shearer ranch near Wall, South Dakota. The event features historical re-enactments as reference materials for use by artists. ARTIST RIDETM has been featured on television in the US and Europe and has been written up in the Smithsonian, Art of the West, Southwest Art and many other magazines.
PO Box 531, Crawford, Nebraska 69339, United States