Pagosa artists in Western Spirit show

Pagosa artists Anthony and Kathleen Steventon will participate in the 2009 Western Spirit Art Show and Sale at the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyo. The invitational juried art show is an annual fundr-aiser for the museum, and the show features works of 100 artists nationwide.

The jurors for the invitational show are Sandra Starr, senior researcher at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Debbie Mathew, art lecturer at the University of Wyoming, and Rebecca Barrett, owner of the Link Gallery in Cheyenne. The Steventons submitted images of their artwork, as well as resumes and related materials for the jurying process. Their art was chosen to be a part of the Western Spirit Art Show from hundreds of entries.

Anthony Steventon’s oil paintings focus on expressionist interpretations of the natural world in southwestern Colorado.

Kathleen’s textured oil paintings depict abstracted interpretations of native wildlife. Both of the Steventon’s works are vivid and colorful, and are viewed as contemporary Western-style art, rather than traditional artwork.

The Western Spirit Art Show and Sale opens to the public on Saturday, March 7, at the Old West Museum, and runs through April 19. Tickets are available to museum members at $30 each, or $40 for non-members.

More information about the show can be obtained by contacting curator Kristen Ruck, (307) 778-7289, or kristenriuck_owm@hotmail.com.

Kathleen Steventon is represented locally by Wild Spirit Gallery in Pagosa Springs, www.wildspiritgallery.com. Anthony’s work can be found on a new Internet gallery Web site, www.artquiver.com, which launches mid-March 2009. Both the Steventon’s work is available through their Web site, www.steventonart.com.


Photo courtesy Kathleen Steventon
Pagosa artist Steventon Kathleen Steventon’s “Bear Dare” boldly uses colors of reds and blues to capture the power and beauty of a grizzly bear. Steventon’s layered oil techniques add abstraction to the image. Her work is included in the 2009 Western Spirit Art Show and Sale at the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyo.


Photo courtesy Kathleen Steventon
Anthony Steventon’s painting “Two Pines II” depicts a mature ponderosa pine forest view, using brilliant color and an impasto palette-knife technique. The Pagosa artist will have work on display at the 2009 Western Spirit Art Show and Sale at the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyo.