Before applying, please visit our website, www.coorswesternart.com for details about the exhibit and events. We highly recommend you have an understanding of the show and its direction and purpose before applying.
Please submit only original work in any medium with Western subject matter, broadly defined. Etchings, prints, and photographs in small editions may be considered, no giclees or mechanical reproductions.
Submit up to 10 examples of your work for review. The examples do not have to be the pieces intended for the exhibit, and you may submit multiple media in one application. We want to see your best work.
Artists are selected by professional curator, Rose Fredrick. Artists receive a generous commission for all art sales.
There is a $45.00 application fee for each artist submitting work. All applications received by Sunday, April 30, 2017, will be reviewed by the curator.
The National Western Stock Show is a not-for-profit organization. For more information visit www.nationalwestern.com.
Rose Fredrick has curated the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale since 1997. Over that time the show has grown from 30 artists to more than 60, and now includes the Gallery at the National Western Club. As an art advisor, publisher and writer, Rose has been actively involved in the Denver art scene for more than 25 years, working on exhibitions for non-profit causes and writing about art and artists for national publications. Fredrick won a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 2006, to curate a traveling exhibition title “Master Pieces of Colorado,” which explored the legacy of landscape painting in Colorado. Her interview with Wayne Thiebaud has been viewed at museums during his retrospective exhibitions, and is used by artists and professors in college curriculum. She has been asked to jury numerous exhibitions, and has both moderated and sat on panel discussions covering such topics as Art versus Smut: Where Does Photography Cross the Line and What’s Wrong with Western Art? Most recently, Fredrick has started a fine art publishing company with an affiliation to University of New Mexico Press. Her publication Elevated Perspectives: The Paintings of Joellyn Duesberry was selected as a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards.
- A Minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 images of paintings, prints (no off-sets or giclees), sculptures, photos, or other fine art. We will not select jewelry, furniture, saddles, pottery, or other crafts.
- Submit titles, prices, medium, description, and sizes of artwork.
- Optional: Artist statement
- Optional: Biography
Notifications: Results will be sent to applicants by e-mail by June 30, 2017. If you do not receive an email, please check your Juried Art Services account before making an enquiry.
Coors Western Art Coordinator
National Western Stock Show
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216