The Western Art Gallery artist lineup is now online and we are gearing up for an amazing 2011 show!

This is the  first year patrons of the Western Art Gallery will be able to see some of the Gallery’s new and emerging artists demonstrate their craft at the Artist Window during the 10 days of Stampede.

Western Art Gallery features some of the best new and emerging western artists that the Stampede has to offer. If you think that western art is all horses and canola fields,  think again. We’re pushing the boundaries of classic western art; from  landscapes to contemporary art there are a variety of styles to suit anybody’s tastes.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Oscar Solis Cortez, who’s come all the way from Mexico to sell his works at the Calgary Stampede.
  • Oxana Barinova from Russia. She graduated from Moscow Pedagogical University with majors in Painting and Drawing.
  • Jan Chalupnicek was born in Praque. He left his homeland in 1968 and arrived in Canada in 1969. Once here Jan continued his fine art study at the University of Windsor. He now works mostly in oils and acrylic as a full time Calgary artist. Jan loves to paint in deep contrast of light and dark. His passion is to paint landscapes and the Rocky Mountains.
  • Born in France, Violette Clemente lived most of her youth in tropical countries around the world before settling in Calgary in 1977. She paints in water colours and acrylics.
  • Fanny Fynebuik was born in Holland and is a graduate of the Dutch Collage of Arts and Craft in Groningen Holland. She moved to Calgary, the city in which she still resides. You’ll find Fanny’s work in many private collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
  • Jane Romanishko was born in 1964 in Russia and is a graduate of the College of Art Education in Siberia.
  • Iryna Zayarny is deeply rooted in the artistic tradition. Finishing the Masters program at the Kharkiv Institute of the Arts, Ukraine, she has profound knowledge of art theory and excellent education in the arts.

Come and check us out at the BMO centre, halls D & E this Stampede.