Woolaroc Show Catalog 2024

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ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS 2024 Amy Evans, Co-President Mejo Okon, Co-President Brenda Morgan, Vice President Barrett Edwards, Corporate Secretary Vicki Pedersen, Treasurer ADVISORS TO THE BOARD 2024 Jan Delipsey Julie Gowing Hayes


Woolaroc Invitational Burneta Venosdel Jan DeLipsey Julie Gowing Hayes Nori Thorne

Vicki Pedersen, Mentoring Program Chair Nori Thorne, 54th National Show Chair Syri Hall, 54th National Show Chair Stephanie Burk, Show Venue Co-Chair Mary Ann Cherry, Show Venue Co-Chair Don Pedersen, Accountant Nori Thorne, Webmistress Deb Miller, Newsletter Editor Margaret Drake, Jury Process Administrator Cheryl Harley-Volz, Scholarship Chair Katy Smith, Social Media Specialist Elin Thomas, Groups.io Site Director

Donna Merchant Crooks, Membership Chair Mary Ann Cherry, Advertising/Publicity Director Brenda Morgan, Sponsorship Chair 2024 National Ad Committee: Mary Ann Cherry Education Program Committee Addren Doss


Table of Contents

Board Members...........................................................................................................................................4

Woolaroc Invitational Exhibition.............................................................................................................6

Invited Artists..............................................................................................................................................7

History of WAOW.......................................................................................................................................8

Woolaroc Museum......................................................................................................................................9

Sponsors for 2024....................................................................................................................................96

Naomi Shachar, Brotherhood



Blazing a trail in the Western genre, WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WEST (WAOW) is proud to present its first Invitational Exhibition and Sale at the Woolaroc Museum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. This first all-woman show at the Woolaroc brings together 37 nationally awarded artists to celebrate the characters, environments, and lifestyles of the West through works of fine art in two and three dimensions. From classic bronzes to contemporary works in oil and watercolor, the show celebrates Western art in a variety of styles and mediums.

Since its founding in 1971, WAOW has dedicated its efforts to uplifting women artists and has grown to include over 320 members from across the United States as well as Canada and Australia. WAOW’s mission has never been more fully realized than with this exhibition at Woolaroc, one of the nation’s premier Western museums. Home to a collection of artworks by historical masters such as Frederick Remington and Charles M. Russell, Woolaroc is a perfect venue to showcase the talents of these nationally recognized and distinguished artists of WAOW.

Heather Kaiser, The Proud One



Carol Amos, Master Signature Sara Bloodwolf, Associate Laara Cassells, Associate Mary Ann Cherry, Master Signature, Emeritus Sherry Cobb-Kelleher, Associate Amanda Cowan, Signature Jan DeLipsey, Master Signature, Emeritus Addren Doss, Master Signature Margaret Drake, Signature Kathy Ellem, Associate Susan Eyer-Anderson, Associate Judy Fairley, Signature Syri Hall, Associate Kathy Harder, Associate Cheryl Harley-Volz, Signature Julie Gowing Hayes, Signature Emeritus Jane Hunt, Signature Kim Middleton, Signature Carolyn Mock, Signature Brenda Morgan, Associate Susan Temple Neumann, Associate Mejo Okon, Master Signature Lori Kiplinger Pandy, Master Signature Mary Lou Pape, Signature Vicki Pedersen, Signature Diana Reuter-Twining, Associate Vanessa Rusczyk, Associate Naomi Shachar, Master Signature Cathryne Trachok, Associate Burneta Venosdel, Master Signature, Emeritus Terri Wagner, Associate Pamela Winters, Signature Heather Kaiser, Signature Leslie Kirchner, Signature Dana Lombardo, Signature Deanne McKeown, Signature L.J. McLoughlin, Associate

Mary Lou Pape , She Waits


WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WEST WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WEST (WAOW) is a non-profit organization of over 320 juried members across the United States, Australia, and Canada with the objectives of uniting women artists, elevating awareness of art created by women and encouraging technical excellence. WAOW supports members through education, workshops, and of exhibitions with this year’s invitational exhibit at the Woolaroc Museum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. We appreciate the generosity of the Woolaroc and our sponsors for our inaugural Invitational Art

Exhibition and Sale . The fine artwork of various genres and mediums in this exhibition has been through a stringent selection process and features nationally-recognized artists from the United States, Canada and Australia. We are very pleased and proud to showcase the work of these outstanding, talented members of WAOW. The entire exhibition catalog and images of the award-winning paintings in the Woolaroc Invitational Art Exhibition and Sale are posted on the Women Artists of the West website, waow.org.

mentoring with a focus on encouraging both emerging and established artists in business and professional practices. WAOW members are publicly promoted through national advertising, exhibitions, online and social media. WAOW is the oldest juried women’s art organization dedicated to women artists in the nation. We are honored to be celebrating 54 years

Vanessa Rusczyk , Trailside Treasure



Woolaroc Interior

A working ranch, museum, and wildlife preserve, the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve is an educational and entertainment hub situated in the breathtaking Osage Hills of northeast Oklahoma. This 3,700-acre property in Bartlesville was built in 1925 for Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum Company. Jane and Frank Phillips retained the essence of the West before the turn of the century with the art and artifacts in his museum. The 50,000-square-foot museum features the cultural heritage and lifestyles of early Western residents. The museum houses artifacts such as pottery,

basketry, clothing, and more from about 40 American Indian tribes, including pieces that trace back to prehistoric civilizations. It displays paintings from a broad range of artists spanning decades, including works by Thomas Moran, Frank Tenney Johnson, John Clymer, impressive murals from W.R. Leigh, and much more. In addition to the massive paintings collection, some of the best Western sculptures, including pieces by Frederick Remington and Charles Russell, are on display in the museum.

Woolaroc Grounds and Entryway



CAROL AMOS , who hails from Missouri and Arizona has always created art. She gathers ideas for her realistic oil paintings and travels throughout the country but is most inspired by cacti, landscape and animals near her home in Scottsdale. Her paintings are exhibited and sold in gallery and museum shows and in western art sales throughout the country including Small Works Great Wonders at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and the annual Mountain

Oyster Club Art sale in Tucson. CAROL AMOS, WAOW Master www.carolamos.com

The Red Cactus, Oil, 20” x 16” $3,000 The Red Cactus blooms near my home in Scottsdale. Sunlight shines through and on the petals and lights the ower like a beacon in the so ly colored tan and gray-green landscape.

Ready for the Show Ring, Oil, 16” x 20” $2,900

Ready For The Show Ring continues my painting narrative about cattle I saw in a livestock truck headed for the State Fair. is cow has been washed and brushed and waits to be named a winner in the show ring.


The View From Above shares my love of looking out an airplane window and wishing I could be on top of that mesa, camping at the base of that mountain or oating down that river.

The View From Above, Oil, 48” x 30” $7,000

Morning’s Glory shows two newly opened torch cactus blossoms in the glorious light of the morning sun that lls the vast western sky above distant mountain ridges.

Morning’s Glory, Oil, 24” x 36” $4,500



SR BLOODWOLF is descended from performers in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, sharpshooters and legends of the old frontier. Great-Grandfather Sequah and other relatives performed with Buffalo Bill Cody. Sara was awarded “Best of Show” in the Western Gallery annual exhibition and the “Robert Williams Most Unique” award. She has created artwork for a myriad of galleries and collectors from the Smithsonian to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. She has also created art for well-known brands from Gretsch and Fender Guitars to Guns N’ Roses and Colter Wall. Her work can be found in museums, and many noted private collections. SR BLOODWOLF www.srbloodwolf.com

Forever Within, Oil, 36” x 24” $3,500 Though the landscape may change, the spirit of the place remains Forever Within its people wherever they may be.

Early morning light illuminates the warrior, Chase in the Morning.

Morning Light, Oil, 20” x 24” $3,500


Rising Thunderhead, Oil, 20” x 24” $3,500 Rising Thunderhead is a portrait of Strange Horse as one with the thundering sky.



LAARA CASSELLS is an award-winning Canadian painter best known for her representational paintings that feature animals, wildlife and the western lifestyle. Living with her horses and dogs on a ranch in central Alberta, Canada, she is surrounded by cowboys, horses, cattle ranches and abundant wildlife. “Everywhere I look, I see wonderful subjects just waiting to be painted.” Laara has exhibited in Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, South Korea, Poland, Switzerland and across the USA and Canada. She has won numerous international awards and is currently represented by the Thomas Anthony Gallery in Park City, UT. LAARA CASSELLS www.laaracassellsart.com

The Sentry -- Timber Wolf, Acrylic, 30” x 24” $4,200

A Splash of Color, Acrylic, 24” x 36” $4,950


The Approaching Storm, Acrylic, 24” x 36” $4,950

On the prairies you can often see weather coming from miles away, but it’s a toss-up as to whether you can get home before you get soaked from The Approaching Storm .

Checking the Herd, Acrylic, 24” x 20”$3,750 Checking the Herd finds a young cowhand thinking, “it’s great to be able to whistle up the herd, but it can be a dusty business on a dry summer’s day!”

The Stalker -- Timber Wolf, Acrylic, 16” x 20” $2,600

The Morning Shift, Acrylic, 24” x 20” $3,750

My friend was just going out to check her new foals on the Morning Shift and I loved the wide variety of tones of brown on her rig. The Sentry Timber Wolf (previous page) seemed to be patrolling his territory at the edge of the forest but he instantly wheeled around when he heard me.

In The Stalker, totally focussed on his prey, this stalking timber wolf didn’t seem to notice me. I enjoyed that the colours in his coat matched the spruce tree bark so closely. In A Splash of Colour (previous page) this enthusiastic young Gypsy Vanner gelding was kicking up the dust in fine fashion and I just loved his flying feathers!



MARY ANN CHERRY was raised in rural Montana. The country lifestyle led to an appreciation for nature and wildlife and a strong respect for the culture of the state’s Native Americans. Painting the Western subject matter is now Cherry’s way of giving back to friends, family, and art enthusiasts. In her spare time, Cherry writes an art mystery series.

MARY ANN CHERRY www.maryanncherry.com

American Boy, Oil, 29” x 29” $9,250

Home Schooling, Oil, 24” x 36” $8,250

Wild animals are my favorite subjects, especially animals as beautiful as the fox and kits. Painting animals with long fur is challenging because I want the viewer to feel they can almost reach out and feel the silkiness as in Homeschooling.

In American Boy (top) the extreme dignity of this young man tugged at my heartstrings, and I knew I would have to paint his portrait. Because the flag and their United States military veterans are so proudly presented at the Native American powwows, I wanted to express that feeling of patriotism in my painting.


Lynx With A Hint of Petroglyphs, Oil, 24” x 36” $8,500

Game Trail, Oil, 20” x 40” $11,000

In Lynx with a Hint of Petroglyphs I added sketchy petroglyphs to this painting, liking the emotional play of a current living creature against the backdrop of the past.

I enjoy seeing the Game Trails left by wildlife in the winter, winding their way down to available water and browse. I enjoyed painting this because it tells a story – a tale of winter survival and the absolute toughness of the deer.



Some of SHERRY COBB-KELLEHER’S earliest memories were watching her mother and grandmothers paint. They patiently taught her how to look at the world with an artist eye by tapping into her abiding love for animals and life well-spent working the land. Born and raised on a ranch in Colorado gave Sherry the intimate knowledge of her subject. She seeks out the moments that “tell a story of the animals and people” that inspire her. SHERRY COBB-KELLEHER sherryspaintedhorsestudio.com

The Tack Room Light, Charcoal, 24” x 18” $4,700

The lighting in The Tack Room Light was my inspiration—the golden light coming through the aged window in a century old log building. There was just something about the saddles, bridles and slickers hanging on the wall and a small moment of time when someone stops to check their gear before heading out.

So many times in the spring when you’re working cows the days can turn cold and wet, as portrayed in Wet Day At The Working Corrals. But the job needs to be done, so you keep working until it is finished, rain or shine.

Wet Day at the Working Corrals, Oil, 30” x 24” $8,900


nine degrees above zero! The lighting on the horse, with the black cows behind him was so eye catching and the abstract lines of the shadows on the adobe hills were so beautiful. Heading West, Oil, 20” x 16” $3,600

Heading West is another painting from a very cold day back in January. Kent Davis, the Ranch Manager at the Escalante Ranch, was moving bred cows back to the main ranch. There wasn’t much snow on the ground, but the temperature was



AMANDA COWAN has been expressing herself through art her entire life. Self taught, she paints in watercolors and oils. Some of the shows she has participated in are Cowgirl Up!, Wickenburg, Arizona, the Best of the West show in Great Falls, Montana, and the America’s Horse in Art Show in Amarillo, Texas where she won the Steeldust Award in 2018. Her art is in private collections in Korea, Australia, Canada, France and the US. AMANDA COWAN www.amandacowanart.com

Timeless Friendship, Oil, 24” x 18” $3,500

In Timeless Friendship, the time a man spends with his dog is time spent with a member of the family, especially when they work so hard side by side every day.

I love the fall along the Bear River. The cool water and the warm suns rays made this day very memorable, something worth reliving on canvas.

Making A Splash, Oil, 30” x 40” $9,500


A Cold East Wind, Oil, 24” x 18” $3,500 A Cold East Wind is a constant companion in Wyoming. While its not anybody’s favorite part of living here, it makes for images full of motion and energy.



JAN MARIE DELIPSEY is a celebrated and award winning landscape oil painter of the West who loves the land. She has been a featured artist in Art of the West magazine, Western Art Collector magazine and participates in several national juried exhibitions across the country every year. Her work is represented by Worrell Gallery in Santa Fe, NM and The Karen Wray Gallery in Los Alamos, New Mexico. JAN DELIPSEY www.jdelipsey.com

Good Morning Moon, Oil, 20” x 20” $4200

I love when New Mexico mornings start with sun and moon sharing a warm sky, such a spectacular way to start the day— Good Morning Moon!

Kanab Canyon, Oil, 25” x 40” $9,800


Cañones, Oil, 25” x 40” $9,800

Homemade, Oil, 14” x 18” $3,025

Sheltered, Oil, 20” x 20” $4,200

I stumbled through this desert with 35 pounds of painting gear headed for the shining rock. Like so many things in life, it turned out that it was the journey and not so much the Destination that impressed me, so I just stopped and painted it all! Literally Homemade in the late 1800’s, this fence has stood the test of time and I wanted honor its resolve to remain upright in what is now a ghost town, Grafton, Utah. This charming Sheltered farm sits under a protective butte in northern Utah, I found the red rock contrasted with the green cottonwoods and fields enthralling.

Destination, Oil, 20” x 24” $5,000



Award-winning North Carolina artist, ADDREN DOSS , works in oil and pastel. She has always loved and been fascinated by animals of all kinds. These feelings are very evident in the series of bovine paintings she has been working on for many years. When deciding on who to paint she looks at their body language and what they are saying to her. Addren is always drawn in by warm light falling across their backs, ears, and horns highlighting the many colors they have been blessed with. Addren is a Master member of WAOW and Associate member of NOAPS. ADDREN DOSS, WAOW Master www.addrendoss.com

Coco Loco, Oil, 30” x 24” $6,300 Coco Loco looked me straight in the eye when we met. I love the juxtaposition of this huge powerful rodeo bull and the field of wildflowers.

When I met this 3-day old Texas Longhorn calf my first thought was how beautiful. My second thought was my what big ears he has! He is All Ears.

All Ears, Oil, 18” x 24” $3,800


Are You Talkin’ to Me? Oil, 24” x 30” $6,300

In Are You Talkin’ to Me? the attitude, raised eyebrows and swishing tail say it all. I also love the light falling on him and his beautiful markings.

Standing With Mom, Oil, 18” x 18” $2,800

It was definitely the light on this Brahma calf, Little King, and his beautiful velvety ears that spoke to me Little King, Oil, 16” x 20” $2,800

In Standing With Mom , Mama was watching me closely as her curious young calf checked me out.



Originally from Northwestern Colorado ranching country, MARGARET DRAKE strives for accuracy as well as aesthetics when creating realistic figures of animals and humans. Margaret does all of her own patina work on her bronzes, making them a little different from the traditional bronzes. She has been in multiple shows and won several awards, including Best of Show, and Director’s Choice. Her pieces have been permanently acquired by the Museum of Western Art, the Pearce Museum of Fine Art, and the City of Houston for permanent display at the George Bush

Intercontinental Airport. MARGARET DRAKE www.margaretdrakestudio.com

Comanche Dance, Bronze, 19” x 10” x 7” $4,500 All of the items in this sculpture are typical Comanche War Dance regalia and are symbolic. For example, the “drag” reaching the ground at the back represents the rope they would tie to themselves and stake to the ground behind them when making a last stand in battle.


Ohitika, Prairie Chicken Dance (front)

For thousands of years before Euro-American settlement, people and lesser prairie-chickens lived together in the Southern Great Plains prairie community. One of the ceremonial dances of the Blackfoot and Plains Cree tribes, the Chicken Dance , celebrates the interconnection between native people and this grassland grouse. Dancers mimic the male prairie chicken’s display rituals, fluffing feathers, strutting, using a pecking motion of the head, and Ohitika, Prairie Chicken Dance, Bronze, 18” x 9” x 9” $4,200

tapping the ground, all the while moving forward and spinning. The old style Chicken Dance is one of the oldest forms of dancing. The dancing outfit is very different than that of the modern traditional, Grass and Fancy Feather dances. The Men’s Chicken Dance Style originates amongst the Blackfoot people. I created this piece after having observed and photographed a young man performing this dance at a pow-wow in Austin, Texas.


Descent, Bronze, 23” x 36” x 15” $12,000

With Descent I wanted to accept three challenges: depicting horses coming down a very steep hill, sculpting antlers, and creating a mule for the first time.

Descent, Bronze (back)


First Saddle, Bronze, 15” x 18” x 9” $5,000 First Saddle was inspired by a Willie Nelson song “Redheaded Stranger.” I wanted to portray the attitude of a young colt with a first saddle; the back is bowed, the ears are back, and the colt is traveling at an uncertain gait, attracting the rider’s attention.



KATHY ELLEM was born in 1975 and grew up on an apple orchard in Victoria, Australia, later living on remote cattle properties with her family. She began to paint seriously in 2002, struggling particularly with drawing she learned that persistence, over talent, leads to success. Kathy had been bucked off a horse as a child she had a fear of them, however the fascination with draft horses overrode the fear and now she loves them and their incredibly unique owners. Working from her own reference images with a focus on relying on the eye to blend colours to create an accurate three dimensional painting. KATHY ELLEM www.kathyellem.com

In Blondes Have All the Fun e xploring the creation of texture using palette knife and brush, leaving gems of pure pigment that visually combine from a distance is always the quest and challenge. Finding strength in the shadows is what makes the light really sing. Blondes Have All the Fun (detail)

Blondes Have All the Fun, Oil, 41” x 54” $8,000


We Mean Business, Oil, 39” x 51” $9,950

After injuring my knee and painting hand I had to dig deep and rely on 20 years of painting and teaching experience to work through We Mean Business .

At a time when I was being challenged physically and emotionally, it would have been easier to give up, I focused on connecting to the implied power and strength of these animals to help me to push through and produce something I am truly proud to display.

We Mean Business (detail)



SUSAN EYER-ANDERSON is an award winning artist living in Big Bear, California. She is known for her paintings of horses, as well as portraits of cowboys, Native Americans, children with horses, and landscapes. She has been juried into many prestigious shows and galleries, including the CM Russell Auction and Museum, Out West Show and Sale, American Miniatures at Settlers West, Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, NOAPs Best of America, Slo-Poke, Cattlemen’s Art Show and Sale in Paso Robles, and is also a member of OPA, Academy of Equine Artists, and the Artist Council of Palm Springs. Susan has been a prac ticing veterinarian for over 33 years. She graduated from Washington State University in 1990. When she isn’t painting or treating animals, she can be found riding her mustangs in the local forest with her husband, or simply relaxing next to the 33,000 acres of national forest beside her home. There is plenty of wildlife and beautiful scenery to inspire any artist in this environment.

Looking for the Enemy, Oil, 36” x 24” $6,900

SUSAN EYER ANDERSON www.susaneyeranderson.com

Maestro, Oil, 20” x 16” $3,500


All Dolled Up, Oil, 24” x 24” $4,600

High Caliber, Oil, 24” x 18” $4,200

Inner Peace, Oil, 30” x 24” $4,700



JUDY FAIRLEY grew up in Clarkston, Washington where she and her twin sister helped on the family horse and cattle ranch. She teaches pastel and scratchboard workshops and exhibits across the country with the Women Artist of the West where she is a past Vice-President. She is also a signature member of the Society of Scratchboard Artists. Judy has won numerous awards including Best of Shows, People’s Choice, and Jurors Choice awards. Most recently she was awarded the Nancy McLaughlin Award of Excellence in versatility by a female artist at the Fred Oldfield Cel ebration of Western Art. She maintains a studio in Uniontown, Washington at the Artisan Barn as well as in Clarkston at her home. JUDY FAIRLEY www.judyfairley.com

Golden Boy (detail)

As the song says, “ I like big butts and I don’t know why.” We raised Quarter Horses and that was always an attribute of the breed we looked for, I guess it has just stuck with me…plus, you must admit Golden Boy is a pretty handsome fella.

Golden Boy, Pastel, 17” x 20” $2,500


Paints, and let’s face it: there’s always the one odd ball who has to be a little slow or stubborn. I can relate. All Butt One, Pastel, 19” x 27” $3,800

All Butt One. Who doesn’t like a horses back side? When taking these photos of the Steen’s Mountain Herd in Oregon, I couldn’t imagine how much fun it would be to paint the

All Butt One (detail)



SYRI HALL graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Art in painting and drawing. She and her husband moved to Sedona, AZ (Mother Nature’s crowning achievement) shortly after their graduation whereupon Syri landed a job in a local bronze foundry thus giving her a new, different focus— bronze sculpture. Learning to sculpt added a whole new dimension to her art,truly one of the most encompassing of all her artistic skills. Syri has been in galleries in Jackson WY, Wickenburg, Sedona, and Jerome, AZ. She is an associate member of Amercan Women Artists, NSS, and Oil Painters of America. SYRI HALL www.syrihall.com

The Cub Scout, Bronze, 22” x 17” x 16” $12,500

In Cub Scout , a life-size, three-month-old black bear cub is surprised when a Double Swallowtail butterfly lands on her foot with two mice watching from under several beautiful, red Fly Agaric mushrooms. A chipmunk is perched and watching from her other leg.

The Cub Scout (detail)


Filly the Kid, Bronze, 18” x 23” x 32” $11,600 A life-size, three-week-old Appaloosa filly is resting comfortably after frolicking and racing other foals in their pasture.

Filly the Kid (detail)


Her New Bunny Bed, Bronze, 11” x 8” x 13” $3,900

In Her New Bunny Bed , a very young life-size jackrabbit has nestled herself into an old, beaded moccasin

Her New Bunny Bed (detail)


Blue Eyes, Bronze, 17” x 14” x 14” $6,500 A life-size cougar cub just a few months old has found an old, beaded moccasin and is using it as a chew toy. She will retain her beautiful Blue Eyes and spotted coat for several more months.

Blue Eyes (detail)



For 20 years, California artist KATHY HARDER has been fulfilling her dream as a land steward on her mountain ranch in the old oak forests of California. With the stabilization of her homestead, she has found “a return to source” in her artwork, a reconnection with her materials and a “spirit journey” with the animals she documents. Her subject matter has come from her strong link to both the wonder and power of nature. KATHY HARDER www.kathyharderstudios.com

Flying Through the Air, Watercolor, 38” x 30” $4,000

Flying Through The Air is a painting of the ultimate ride! An expression of freedom.

Contemplation depicts a rodeo rider running through his thoughts of what is to come next? What will his ride bring him?

Contemplation, Watercolor, 24” x 27” $2,700


Close Company, Watercolor, 19” x 23” $2,700

Close Company is an obvious close up of the excitement of a pick-up rider performing his task with utmost precision Fort Worth Brand is of one of the cowboy riders that herd the Longhorns daily through Old Town Fort Worth. I chose him because he was dressed differently from the other cowboys. Most importantly his horse wears the Fort Worth Brand on its hip.

Fort Worth Brand, Watercolor, 23.5” x 28” $2,500



CHERYL HARLEY-VOLZ has western jeans in her genes. Raised a “city kid” in Missouri, she had the delight of visiting her uncles’ Colorado ranches every summer. The days were spent riding horses all over Cripple Creek and Victor, working cows, brook trout fishing, trapping chipmunks, and exploring old gold mines. Cheryl is an Associate Member with Distinction, American Women Artists, and an associate member of American Plains Artists. Fine Art Connoisseur, Rodeo News, Horses in Art, and the Grand Junction Sentinel have run feature articles on Cheryl. Her rodeo event illustrations have graced the pages of the Grand National Livestock Show and Rodeo Event Guide.

CHERYL HARLEY-VOLZ www.charleyart.net.

San Antonio Rosie, Mixed Media, 14” x 11” $2,800

In San Antonio Rosie a high-headed Longhorn cow looks to be ready to fight, even as she’s bordered by sweet pink roses and barbed wire.

Longhorns are known for tenderly grooming each other while they lounge, which was the inspiration for Sweet Nothin’s

Sweet Nothin’s, Graphite, 16” x 25” $4,500


Country Girl, Graphite, 18” x 24” $4,500

Gotta love a “real-deal” Country Girl doing cattle work on a good looking, bridle-wise cow horse.

Matthew is sitting tall in the saddle atop a good looking black cowhorse. This buckaroo seems to be in deep thought, possible about the day’s work or maybe about the lovely lady that waits for his return to the ranch.

Mathhew, Graphite, 22” x 11” $4,000



Growing up on a farm in southwest Iowa helped develop a deep-rooted love of the outdoors for JULIE GOWING HAYES. Her oil paintings are inspired by the light and color she sees in nature. Hayes has a passion for birds, drawing from her hundreds of reference photos taken through countless hours of birdwatching, but she also paints landscapes, water and florals. Her studio is in the beautiful Ozarks of northwest Arkansas. Hayes is a member of Artists of Northwest Arkansas, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Plein Air Painters of the Ozarks, member and board secretary for Heart of America Artists Association and currently a board advisor for Women Artists of the West. JULIE GOWING HAYES www.juliehayesart.com

The Sky’s the Limit, Scissortail Flycatchers, Oil, 30” x 20” $4,200 I love watching Scissortail Flycatchers perform acrobatics when taking flight, twisting, turning and swooping as they catch insects midair. This day, the adults were training their young—this is an adult and a juvenile taking a break.


Three Graces - Trumpeter Swans, Oil, 40” x 30” $8,600

Driving through a popular migration stopover one December I saw many Trumpeter Swans , but the way these three posed while resting and preening in the afternoon was a subject I couldn’t resist.

Gadwalls are a member of the group of ducks called Dabblers. This female was feeding in a wetland area of Rocky Mountain National Park. I loved the colors and movements of the water and reeds as she made her rounds.

Wetland Dabbler, Gadwall, Oil, 16” x 20” $2,700



JANE HUNT is a PAPNM and WAOW Master Signature Member, a Signature Member of AIS, OPA, LPAPA, AWA, PAAC, and an artist member of the Salmagundi Club and the California Art Club. Hunt was recently ranked by ArtdataIntel as the twelfth most awarded artist in the U.S. She’s represented by galleries across the US, as well as her native England. Now based in Colorado, she frequently paints plein air, and continues to be awed by the beauty surrounding her.

JANE HUNT www.janehuntart.com

Western Grove, Oil 36” x 24” $7,800

Above Shark Harbor, Oil, 10” x 16” $2,500

To me, Aspen trees in Western Grove epitomize the American West. I’m fascinated by the fact that a stand of aspen trees is considered a singular organism with one massive under ground root system. In this piece, I really wanted to explore all the subtleties of spring greens while also capturing the personality of these incredible trees.

Above Shark Harbor was a chance to explore the effects of atmospheric perspective on the majestic landscape of Catalina Island. It’s one of the most beautiful places I have plein air painted, and this painting is an amalgam of the many studies I’ve created there.


Into the West, Oil, 48” x 36” $14,750

Into the West is an upsized version of one of my favorite sunset paintings. The much smaller version of this piece was so well received at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum that I thought it would be a wonderful challenge to re-create it on a much larger scale.

I found the juxtaposition of the man-made lights set against a glorious Avalon Sunrise to be a perfect challenge for this piece. Low light paintings are my favorite subject, and I love the promise and hope that this time of day brings.

Avalon Sunrise, Oil, 12” x 16” $2,500



HEATHER KAISER is an award-winning professional fine art sculptor specializing in western art themes. Her work appears in many private, public, national and international collections. She has received numerous awards and honors from fine art shows and exhibitions throughout the United States. Kaiser has also been featured in several publications and is represented by Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery, DeNeire’s Gallery of Fine Art, St. Thomas, Ontario and Gallerie d’Art at Riverside, Wakefield, Quebec, and currently has pieces on exhibit at Fama Fine Art in Houston, Texas. HEATHER KAISER www.hrkaiserstudios.com

The Proud One, Bronze, 25” x 15” x 9.5” $9,100

Native American women were highly regarded by their tribe. As good builders, warriors, hunters and master craftswomen they were essential to the survival of the tribe. The Proud One is a tribute to those women.

The Proud One (side view)


Dancing Dolls, Bronze, 19” x 13” x 9” $5,830

Dancing Dolls was inspired by my niece when she would dress up in her traditional Native attire and dance at tribal gatherings when she was a child.

Dancing Dolls (side)


Quanah Parker, Bronze, 41” x 14” x 16” $16,500 Quanah Parker, Comanche War Leader of the Quahadi and his band were the last of the Comanches to come into the reservation. His band of Comanches was known as the most remote and fierce of all the Comanche people.

Quanah Parker, Bronze, 41” x 14” x 16” $16,500


Honor and Courage, Bronze, 29” x 35” x 16” $15,500

Honor and Courage was inspired by halo-type warbonnets that were not usually worn into battle but were worn as ceremonial regalia by chiefs and warriors as a sacred display of a man’s honor and courage.

Honor and Courage (side view)



LORI KIPLINGER PANDY is best known for her sculptures of people and animals in stylized realism, from miniature to monumental. With subtle textures and balanced anatomy, her sculptures tell a story which is conveyed through the hint of a smile, the curve of the spine, the whisper of nature, and the palette of the patina. Figures and animals emerge from her imagination in the form of bronze, fired ceramic clay and other media. Born in Laredo, Texas, Lori grew up traveling throughout the United States and parts of Europe, and currently resides and works in Northern Colorado. LORI KIPLINGER PANDY www.kiplingerpandy.com

Do You Know Me Still?, Bronze, 8” x 13” x 7” $3,200 In Do You Know Me Still? I wanted to capture the conflicting emotions Sacagawea with her baby may have felt when seeing her Shoshoni lands and tribe. Some reports were that many of her family were killed during her capture and she may have been uncertain that any of her family survived. Would she know anyone still ...and would they know her? As this is a bronze edition there are 6 more available for casting in bronze.

Do You Know Me Still? (back)


Bareback Bookworm, Bronze, 17” x 21” x 11” $6,200

As I couldn’t own a horse, myself, I used to trade grooming and shoveling stalls for horse-riding time. This was my pre-teen fantasy: having a trusty old horse, cowboy boots and books on a summer’s day.

Bareback Bookworm (back)


A Pika’s Picnic, Bronze, 16” x 16” x 12” $5,775

The little pika is a fascinating alpine creature and I was intrigued by its methods of collecting and drying little haystacks of grasses and flowers to store for the winter—a tiny farmer whose roundness and penchant for munching flowers helps me to slow down and smile.

A Pika’s Picnic is also available in the following sizes in colorful or French brown patina: Mini: 5”H x 4.5”W x 4.5”D $995 Large: 16”H x 16”L x 12”W $5775 Monument: 36”L x 44”H x 34”W $50,000

As this is a bronze edition there are 8 more available for casting in bronze.

A Pika’s Picnic (back)


Love Me Tender, Cast Stone, 8.5” x 24” x 26” $4,300 Love Me Tender , my sculpture of a mother and calf moose cradled inside the antler. As this is a bronze edition there are nine more available for casting in cast stone. Love Me Tender is also available as bronze with ten available for casting for $8,750.

Moose are amazing – so immense yet silent. We have been hiking and camping and found moose prints over our own footprints and in our campsite – yet we never heard them. Twenty-five years ago we were up very early sitting in misty willows looking for moose and while that day we didn’t see them but we found an amazing moose antler – inspiring

Love Me Ternder (back)



LESLIE KIRCHNER paints both western and wildlife subjects. She thoroughly researches each subject as well as their habitats. Leslie has worked with many of the subjects she paints including cougars, bobcats, and birds of prey in order to lend authenticity to her work. Her work is exhibited in museums, galleries and art shows across the country. Leslie is a member of American Women Artists, Oil Painters of America, and Artists for Conservation. LESLIE KIRCHNER www.lesliekirchner.com

The Oracle—Horned Owl, Oil, 20” x 16” $3,600

Many cultures have endowed the horned owl with wisdom, perhaps due to their serious and compelling stare. With their silent flight they are formidable hunters.

Native Son, Oil, 18” x 18” $3,800

I am endlessly fascinated by the varied markings of the American paint horse, as the horse in Native Son. Their beauty and spirit is inspirational, as well as how they have adapted to being true natives in their environment.

Riverbank Antics—River Otters, Oil, 16” x 20” $3,600 It is great fun to watch the Riverbank Antics of river otters as they run and play in all kinds of weather.


Coming Storm, Oil, 18” x 24” $4,800

Bison inspire in people visions of the west back when it was still wild and untamed. This bison is on the move from a Coming Storm , glancing back at two magpies he has flushed from the sagebrush.

Watching red foxes hunt is mesmerizing. A pair of bobwhites quietly stays in place while one has broken cover catching the attention of the fox, who has a Missed Opportunity (below).

Missed Opportunity—Red Fox, Oil, 12” x 24” $3,200



DANA LOMBARDO i s a self-taught artist who lives and works at Grand Lake in Oklahoma. Her subject matter includes western figurative, urban scenes, boat scenes, landscapes and still life. Her artwork is currently featured in a six-page article in the 2024 May/June issue of Art of the West magazine. Dana is an Associate member of National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Oil Painters of America, and signature member of American Women Artists. She has participated in many national juried exhibitions and has received numerous awards including a museum purchase award and best in show. DANA LOMBARDO www.danalombardo.com

She Who Walks in the Sun, Oil, 36” x 24” $6,500

The Cheyenne woman, She Who Walks in the Sun in this painting seems to glow with pride from within. I incorporated Native basket symbolism into the painting that represent the sun, earth, and life of her people.

The Story of an Oilman is an homage to my great grandfather who worked as a pumper on a Phillips oil lease on Little Rock Creek starting in the 1920s. The photo on the bottom right of the painting is of him draining a barrel on the lease.

The Story of an Oilman, Oil, 24” x 20” $3,600


Morning Call, Oil, 30” x 40” $8,400

I saw an elk bellowing early in the morning on my last trip to the mountains in New Mexico and knew I had to capture his Morning Call on canvas.

Strength and Protection represents a Cheyenne warrior’s strength, heritage and the protection of his shield both physically and spiritually.

Strength and Protection, Oil, 16” x 20” $2,500



DEANNE MCKEOWN has lived most of her life in Arizona where she finds inspiration for her sculpture in high desert wildlife and the native cultures of the Southwest that surround her. Many of her pieces are based on ancient folklore and magic. She frequently makes humorous or social comment through animal characters who become metaphors for human thought and behavior. Her work is frequently juried into national and international exhibitions and is included in many private and museum collections. DEANNE McKEOWN www.mckeowngalleries.com

Spirit Raven, Bronze, 22” x 15” x 13” $4,500

In one version of a Native American creation story, White Raven left the spirit world with a pebble in his beak, which he accidently dropped - this pebble became the created world.

I am fascinated by petroglyphs that are etched in stone throughout the Southwest and the wider world. Although much of their meaning is unclear, they remain messages traveling through time, or Postcards From the Past.

Postcards from the Past, Bronze, 27” x 17” x 6” $2,900


Songs have long been a part of human vocal repertoire. Many of these chants and verses are records of magical thinking, oral history and healing. In Songs of Ancient Wisdom, two women are singing an ancient healing chant.

Songs of Ancient Wisdom, Bronze, 30” x 18” x 10” $4,600

Ravens are thought to have magical abilities in many cultures throughout the world. In shamanic lore, Raven as a totem bird, enables second sight, shape-shifting and healing. A Raven Shaman holds great power.

Raven Shaman, Bronze, 21” x 9” x 8” $3,350



LISA J. McLOUGHLIN , a working cowgirl, has painted subjects of the American West in a realistic style with acrylic and oil paints for over 50 years. She received her signature award from Society of Western Artists at the age of 33. Since then she has acquired acclaimed Best of Shows along with Artists’ Choice and Peoples’ Choice awards in many different venues. McLoughlin grew up raising and training horses. In 1993 she married a renowned horseman from Arizona, took her horses and moved to a ranch there. She now has with endless western landscape views in every direction and that glorious sunlight which pervades the scenery.

King of the Mountain, Acrylic, 16” x 20” $3,500 King of the Mountain, Ranch Rodeo Lineup and the other artworks in these pages reflect the Arizona western life that she knows, and has grown to love. She continues to strive to give the world a glimpse of the West as it is, and thoroughly enjoys composing fine art pieces of value and distinction.

LJ M C LOUGHLIN www.ljmcloughlin.com

Ranch Rodeo Lineup, Acrylic, 18” x 22” $5,500


Where the Longhorns Grow, Acrylic, 16” x 20” $4,000

A Working Man’s Tools, Acrylic, 14” x 18” $3,000



KIM MIDDLETON was raised in Sitka, Alaska. She graduated college with degrees in biology and chemistry and worked as a chemist until volunteering with the Peace Corps in Africa. Afterwards, she worked as a biologist focusing on birds. Kim is a self-taught artist whose passion for birds is captured in her paintings. She layers thin glazes of transparent oil paint to generate luxurious hues and textures to create her luminous works. KIM MIDDLETON www.kimmiddleton.com

Peeking Coot, Oil, 18” x 24” $3,000

The coy look of the American coot and the reflection of the grass in the water reminded me of Chinese characters, inspired the name of the painting, Peeking Coot before I ever put paint on the canvas.

Sandhill cranes are one of the few birds to purposely change their plumage color. The crane will rub iron oxide-rich soil into its feathers to make them a rusty color. As new feathers grow in the crane’s ratty, stained feathers are replaced by its grayish-blue plumage, thus Old and New, Orange and Blue.

Old and New, Orange and Blue, Oil, 20” x 24” $3,200


Birds are some of the most brilliantly colored animals, especially when the feathers are iridescent. The iridescent feathers change colors as the bird moves in and out of sunlight, making a rainbow effect. Birds with iridescent plumage are some of my favorite subjects to paint as in Fanfare. Fanfare, Oil, 24” x 24” $3,600



Oklahoman CAROLYN MOCK grew up in rural settings where art was not offered. After high school commercial art was the only contact she had with art. She also worked as a technical illustrator and at advertising agencies. Then she began studying at workshops in Montana with the greats of the wildlife art world such as Terry Isaac, Carl Brenders and Robert Bateman and others, finally realizing her dream. Carolyn’s oil paintings were licensed for many years and gained her many honors. She paints wildlife, landscapes, portraits. Her art continues to evolve. CAROLYN MOCK www.carolynmock.com

Wary Wanderers, Oil, 24” x 18” $3,000 Wary Wanderers depicts a group of wild turkeys and captures their alertness to any sound or movement.

Sunshine and Equine was inspired by wild horses on a local ranch as they went to water. This was a sunny spring day, and the horses were also shiny and beautiful.

Sunshine and Equine, Oil, 18” x 36” $4,200


Fire on the Prairie, Oil, 30” x 40” $7,500 Fire on the Prairie references the fires now used to mimic Nature to renew grasses on the prairie.



BRENDA MORGAN, an award-winning oil painter. She is also a signature member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Southwest Artists, Miniature Artists of America, American Plains Artists, American Women Artists and the International Guild of Realism. Born in California, she was raised in Oklahoma City and now works from her studio in Dardanelle, Arkansas. BRENDA MORGAN www.brendamorganart.com

Solemn Spirit, Oil, 36” x 24” $4,000

I met this young man, Cole Brings Plenty, at a photo shoot in Kansas. Shortly afterwards I was impressed to see his role in the TV drama series, 1923.

The model for Open the Gate is my friend’s horse that lives a few miles from me. He was a young stud at the time of my visit, and he desperately wanted her to open the gate to the pasture where all the fillies were.

Open the Gate, Oil, 24” x 20” $3,000


Ghost of the Prairie, Oil, 30” x 30” $4,000

I added this skull to my collection, purchasing it from the widow of a dear artist friend a few years ago. I see what appears to be an entry wound from a spear and only wish my friend had been able to tell me the story and age of this Ghost of the Prairie. Nature’s Force depicts a bison in one of a small herd only minutes from my home (even though I placed him in Colorado for this painting). He was the leader of the group and naturally, the most handsome.

Nature’s Force, Oil, 48” x 36” $6,000



New Mexico artist, MEJO OKON paints the dramatic colors of the West. Nationally recognized, her painting Bliss graced the cover of Art of the West magazine in 2022 along with a six page article. Since 2018 she has been invited to CowgirlUp!, a premier annual show exhibiting work of over 60 women artists. In 2022 she won Best of Show, 2023 she was awarded Artists Choice Award. She also works as a courtroom sketch artist covering murder trials for ABC 20/20 and NBC. She is the Co-President of Women Artists of the West. MEJO OKON www.mejookon.com

Far Afield, Oil, 24” x 12” $3,500

Flower Girls, Oil, 24” x 36” $8,500

We have seemingly interrupted this alert calf during her first nibbles on tender grass. Actually, I initially laid eyes on her during a spring roundup where the calves are brought in from Far Afield for counting and branding. I creatively added the colorful background.

This little group of Flower Girls, though shy, were so eager to make my acquaintance. What great fortune that they had been nibbling on a batch of sweet thistles. A lucky moment caught from a roadside stop.


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