Calgary Stampede 2015

July 3-12 2015

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2019 Poster

The Calgary Stampede poster has become an iconic piece of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.  Originally created as the central marketing tool for the event, the poster has evolved into a celebration of western art. 2019 marks the first time that the artwork was created by a youth artist.

“We wanted to provide an opportunity for youth to showcase their talent on a world stage,” says Calgary Stampede Vice-Chair Dana Peers. “We discovered how the next generation views the Calgary Stampede and the western way of life.”

 

The Calgary Stampede Poster Competition is one of the largest arts scholarships in Canada with $20,000 distributed among the top eight finalists. Youth across Alberta were invited to enter for their chance to create the 2019 Stampede Poster art and participate in a youth achievement opportunity of a lifetime. Successful applicants participated in unique hands-on learning and development experiences, which included one-on-one time spent with local western artists and mentors.

 

The chosen piece, drawn in pastel by Rebecca Shuttleworth and inspired by a photograph taken by another young Alberta artist, Samantha Callioux, salutes women in western culture, presenting fine art qualities with a fresh perspective and composition.

 

“The whole experience of being involved in the Poster Competition was surreal,” describes Shuttleworth. “As a fifth-generation farmer I know how hard women work on the farm and that’s something that motivates me every day to do my best - it’s what I wanted to show in my piece.” 

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