The Meeteetse Museums is excited to present “Art of the Basin: An Artistic Rendering of Northwest Wyoming”. The show celebrates the rich artistic heritage of Northwestern Wyoming.
The show celebrates the rich artistic heritage of the Bighorn Basin with art in various mediums including acrylic, oil, photography, beadwork, and fiber art. Artists include Paul Kethley, Graham Snow, Ronda McLean, Larry Edgar, Karen McBride, Joe Thomas, Diana Scranton, and Rhonda Schmeltzer.
First, second, and third place cash prizes were donated by Cody Ace Hardware, the Wea Market of Meeteetse, and Treasured Memories. The prizes were awarded by our judges, Karen McWhorter and Vic Payne. Karen Brooks McWhorter is the Scarlett Curator of Western American Art for the Whitney Western Art Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. She has served as project director for seven major traveling exhibitions and has coordinated four all-day symposia for the Center of the West. Vic Payne is a noted western sculptor and artist who has been sculpting for over 35 years. He recently opened a studio in half of the Meeteetse Mercantile.
Cody Ace Hardware generously donated the cash prize of $500 for our first place winner “Encampment at Ramshorn” by Paul Kethley. The second place prize of $250 donated by the Wea Market of Meeteetse was awarded to “Crossing the Divide” by Larry Edgar. The third place prize of $100 was awarded to “Wyoming’s Flower” by Rhonda Schmeltzer. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to our sponsors for their generous donations allowing us to support community artists.
This is a wonderful opportunity to support local artists as some artists are selling their work. Keep in mind, if you purchase a piece, the artwork must remain in the show for the duration (until December 5th). Be sure to stop by on November 19th – 21st and December 4th for our special evening hours from 5 pm – 7 pm.
Though this event is hosted in-person at the Meeteetse Museums, we’ve also created a virtual version that can be viewed here: https://izi.travel/en/browse/2ed2a368-9b58-475a-9c28-bfff68aa5eff/en