Monday, September 12, 2016

Red Desert Mustangs

11 x 15" watercolor

My show “Reimagine Wyoming” is in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial and the 125th anniversary of Wyoming statehood.  Opening Reception during the Laramie Pop Up Art Walk
Friday, September 16th, 2016
5:00-8:00 P.M.
Artisans’ Gallery
215 South 2nd
Laramie, Wyoming

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sun Dance Kid

 My watercolor painting "Sun Dance Kid" received First Place award at the 2016 Wyoming Watercolor Society Show in Sheridan.  This painting was done from a photograph that I took at Cheyenne Frontier Days Indian Village a few years ago.  Many of the dancers were Arapaho, a tribe that practices the Sun Dance.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

William Henry Jackson exhibit

Visited a gallery in Mancos, Colorado to view early photochroms by William Henry Jackson, whose work was important in the decision to establish Yellowstone as the nation's first national park.  Amazing exhibit, and Jackson is one of my heros.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Wyoming Governor's Show Purchase Award

Wyoming Arts Council
Purchase Award winners for the 2016 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale have been selected and will receive their awards during the show’s reception Thursday, Feb. 11.
The reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. in the Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. The show will be on display until March 5.
This year’s four purchase award winning artists include: Martin Hagen, of Jackson, for his bronze “Good Mule;” Dan Hayward , of Laramie, for his photograph “True Spanish Mustang Mare as the Sun Rises;” Joy Keown, of Laramie, for her painting “Dark Eyes;” and Valerie Seaberg, of Jackson, for her mixed media composition “Boot Spur Horse Hair Vessel with Buffalo Nickel.”
“Abu –‘Father’ in Most Semitic Languages,” a painting by Cheyenne’s Rachel Ondrak received the Governor’s Choice Award.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valparaiso, Chile

On January 31st we arrived at port in Valparaiso and disembarked the ship for the last time.  We took a day tour with transport to the airport in Santiago.  We especially enjoyed the Fonck Archeology Museum and their collection of Easter Island artifacts.  In the Casablanca Valley we visited Puro Caballo with a demonstration of Chilean horsemanship.  Our overnight flight was uneventful and the most dangerous part of the trip was probably the ride home from DIA in a snowstorm.We were pleasantly surprised to have an Antarctica Expedition team aboard the ship.  On sea days, these folks gave PowerPoint presentations where we learned about the research, wildlife, history, and more.  Expedition member Cory led the birding each morning at sea, with a Royal Albatross sighting on our last sea day.  We made many new friends and enjoyed every moment of the journey.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile

Visited UNESCO World Heritage sites on the Island of Chiloe, three different churches, and also a museum where we learned about the life of the people here.  One of the most interesting parts of the tour were the palacitos, wooden houses built on stilts along the Gamboa River. The folks harvest shellfish and clams when the tide is low, and go fishing when the tide is high.  Yesterday we visited Puerto Chacobuco, Chile where we hiked a trail to a waterfall on a nature preserve, enjoying the beauty of the perennial rainforest.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Punts Arenas, Chile

Another early morning with an excursion to Magdalena Island Penguin Reserve where we saw thousands of Magellan Penguins with their downy young.  These penguins make burrows in the ground for their nesting, and we thought this quite appropriate because the wind was so strong it was difficult to walk!  There were also Kelp Gulls nesting here with their young, and hundreds of South American Terns.  The Penguins were entertaining to watch as the fed their young or waddled to shore to swim or fish.  One was especially so as he pulled on a man's trousers with his beak. Most of the time the Penguins completely ignored their human admirers, but who knows what that penguin was attempting to do?