Sometimes you can really feel the dust kicked up by the animals, or hear the pistols pop, or imagine the feel of the lariat rope in the cowboy’s gloved hand as you appreciate a western art painting. Then, as you ponder the painting, you may wonder about the back story or the history of the moment captured on canvas. Western art can do this to you . . .
Perhaps you’ve never experienced western art? Well now is the time to open your eyes to something new.
Mark your calendars for The Cattlemen’s Western Art Sale, brought to you by the San Luis Obispo County Cattlemen’s Association, where 50 Western artists will be showcasing over 400 works April 8-10, 2016 at the Paso Robles Event Center.
This sale is designed to captivate you, to engage you with the artists and their paintings and to set you on a path of no return where you will want one of the paintings decorating your home or office.
Interact With The Artists
Don Weller is the featured artist this year. Don hails from Utah and paints with watercolors. Dee Pellandini, show Coordinator, describes his art, “Don’s work just jumps off the canvas. There is so much energy and life in it. He is a prolific painter and can produce something seemingly from thin air!”
Interacting with the artists is a key component to the draw of this show. “The artists are available all weekend,” Dee tells us, “they can tell you the story of the painting. They know the history behind the scene, or a part of the scene – like a saddle.”
Plan To Experience The Cattlemen’s Western Art Sale
Friday night 5:00 – 9:00 pm, April 8 is the artist reception where participants sample Cattlemen’s hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and a no host bar. Tickets are available at the door for $20.00. “It’s a fun date night to experience something new. You mingle with the artists, look at beautiful western art, enjoy local wines and sample hors d’oeuvres,” explained Dee, invitingly.
The show opens at 10:00 am and closes at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10. There is no fee for admission, but if you want to participate in the Cattlemen’s BBQ lunch then tickets are $10.00 a plate. The BBQ is offered both days and runs from 11:30 – 1:00.
“If you are worried that you won’t be able to afford a painting, know that there is a price-point for everyone,” assured Dee. “And if you can’t afford an original there is a separate print room where you can go home with art for about $40.00.”
So plan to put some beauty into your life and experience the Cattlemen’s Western Art Sale April 8-10, 2016 at the Paso Robles Event Center. Long-lasting relationships with the artists and collectors start here and for people new to the world of western art, the camaraderie and the energy of the show will open up new worlds of appreciation.
Featured image: “Leaning on the Horn” Don Weller