04 Aug Inspired by the Mountains: New art show and sale comes to the Brinton Museum
This summer the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists moves to The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming, 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 August 5 and 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, August 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.
Bighorn Rendezvous Event Schedule
Friday, August 5
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Artists’ Welcome Reception and Show Preview in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery and the S.K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery
Saturday, August 6
8 a.m. to noon: Quick Draw on The Brinton Museum’s 620-acre Quarter Circle A Ranch with al fresco brunch served on the lawn, in front of Historic Ranch House from 9 – 11 a.m.
12:30 to 2 p.m.: Quick Draw Auction on the lawn, in front of Historic Ranch House
5 to 10 p.m. Banquet & Sale. Banquet in Brinton Pavilion with stunning view of the Bighorn Mountains. 5 p.m. Cocktails. 6 p.m. Artist Awards. 6:30 p.m. Dinner. 8 p.m. Sale in Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery and S.K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery.