Archive for December, 2009

Aces and Eights – Settlers West

December 27, 2009

Settlers West Gallery in Tucson has been having an American Miniatures show for over 25 years. More than 200 artists will participate in this stellar event. I have been invited to send 2 paintings this year. The opening will be February 13, 2010

Aces and Eights is one of the pieces I will have at this show. It is 12 x 9, oil on board.

Aces and Eights is known as the Dead Man’s Hand in a two-pair poker hand. The hand gets its name from the legend of it being the five-card-draw hand held by Wild Bill Hickok at the time of his murder (August 2, 1876). It is accepted that the hand included the aces and eights of both the black suits. There is still debate about what the 5th card was.

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Hubbard Museum’s Biennale Grande

December 22, 2009

My painting Redwing has been accepted into the Hubbard Museum’s Biennale Grande exhibition. The Biennale Grande is a juried fine arts competition that seeks to recognize and honor excellence in the contemporary visual arts of the American West.

R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard founded the Hubbard Museum of the American West in 1992, then presented it to the City of Ruidoso Downs, NM in 2005. It has grown from its original incredible collection of Anne C. Stradling’s Museum of the Horse to being a truly first class historic Western museum.

The Biennale Grande exhibit will be on display Jan 30 – April 11, 2010

Cowboys and Indians magazine – Dec 2009

December 2, 2009

I’m a bit late in announcing this but better late than never. I hope you got the chance to see the Dec issue of Cowboys and Indians magazine. They had a nice article about me on page 74. It wasn’t exactly accurate. I have NOT gotten bored with painting American Indians and I continue painting them. Click on the image above to read the article