National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Exhibition

Expressing the Rural West—Into the Future!

Wade saddle by David Rigby

This exhibition celebrates the new renaissance of western artistry among young gearmakers and visual artists. Throughout the week of the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the Western Folklife Center's Wiegand Gallery was also be a gathering place to see gearmaking demonstrations, visit with artists and view contemporary work.

Exhibiting January 19 - September 8, 2014.

An opening reception with the artists was held on Friday, January 31, 2014, at 3:30pm for Western Folklife Center Members, Stakeholders and sponsors only, and at 4:30pm the exhibition l formally opened to the general public.

Gold and silver bracelet by Matthew McClure

Follow the excitement of Expressing the Rural West—Into the Future on Facebook: meet the gearmakers and see their artistry! Most of the items in the exhibition are for sale - click here to see more.

This exhibition is made possible though the invaluable support of:
National Endowment for the Arts
Nevada Arts Council
Barrick Gold of North America
Newmont Mining Corporation
Link to National Endowment for the Arts Link to Nevada Arts Council
Red Lion Hotel & Casino
Arthur Glaser Memorial Fund
William R. Long
Byrns Painting, Llc.
Nevada Advertising
Wirtz Beverage Nevada
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Elko County Cattlewomen
Evergreen Flower Shop
Marianne Glaser
Smokey Koelsch
Link to Barrick Gold of North America Link to Newmont Mining Corporation

Coming for the 31st Gathering, January 26-31, 2015:
The Life and Legacy of Ranching in Baja California Sur

Experience the rich heritage of ranching in Baja California Sur,Mexico, through this exhibition of historic and contemporary photographs and paintings, handcrafted gear and household items, and films. Throughout the Gathering week, the Western Folklife Center's Wiegand Gallery will also be a gathering place to view demonstrations of traditional craft work and visit with special guests from Baja California Sur.

Opening Reception for members, stakeholders and sponsors only will be Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 3:30pm, and the exhibition formally opens to the general public at 4:30pm.

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See photos from prior Gatherings in our Photo Gallery.

Watch Gathering Moments on Film, short and casual "guerrilla" videos from prior Gatherings.

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