Coast to Coast
Osterman, Julie, Southwest Art
BEST OF THE WEST
HELENA, MT.... More than 50 top artists from across the West and beyond congregate in Helena, MT, for the Western Rendezvous of Art August 18-21. Highlights of the 27th annual event include artists' receptions, a seminar by painter Scott Burdick, and the popular Quick Draw & Auction at Sieben Ranch. The gala awards dinner and set-price sale takes place Saturday evening, August 20, at the Helena Civic Center. Participating artists include Gerald Balciar, Scott Burdick, Tony Eubanks, Ralph Oberg, Matt Smith, and Jessica Zemsky.
Western Rendezvous of Art, August 18-21, Helena Civic Center, 406.442.4263, www.westrendart.com
Fall Classics Show
HAMILTON, MT.... Guests at the 22nd annual Fall Classics Show at Ponderosa Art Gallery can expect to see more than 100 paintings and sculptures ranging in subject matter from wildlife to landscapes to still lifes to western scenes. Among the artists represented are William Acheff, Blair Buswell, Jean Chambers, Josh Elliott, Bob Kuhn, Cynthia Rigden, and Larry Riley [see page 10]. The fixed-price sale takes place Saturday, August 20, at 1 p.m., and an opening reception continues through 5 p.m. Another reception is held Sunday, August 21, from 12 to 5 p.m., and the works remain on view through September 30.
Fall Classics Show, August 20-September 30, Ponderosa An Gallery, 406.375.1212, www.ponderosaartgallery. com
MOUNT CARMEL, UT.... In honor of the life and work of master painter Maynard Dixon [1875-1945], the seventh annual Maynard Dixon Country show and sale takes place at the artist's summer home and studio near Zion National Park August 24-28. Sponsored by the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, the event culminates with an artists' reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, August 27. Kenn Backhaus, G. Russell case, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Charles Muench, Bonnie Posselli, Tim Solliday, Kathryn Stats, George Strickland, Skip Whitcomb [see page 150], and Michael Workman are among the featured artists.
Maynard Dixon Country, August 2428, Dixon summer home and studio, 877.348. …