These include the: Gallery, Workshops, Special Events, Annual Show, Volunteers, Membership, Facilities, Structure & Operation and History. Some contain a pointer to additional information.
Co-located with the Cody Country Visitor Center, a large portion of their 80,000-plus yearly visitors also come through our doors and many of these drop in on us again during their next visit. Additionally, local and regional people have come to know CCAL as the go-to place to purchase quality, unique and beautiful artwork.
They cover a wide gamete of the Visual Arts and feature nationally known instructors as well as some of our very talented local and regional ones.
Many are timed to coincide with area promotions and holidays to increase public exposure to our members' artwork. There are also a diverse range of other events from unique fund raisers to artist demonstrations at our gallery or out in the community.
This is a non-juried show with the number of entries limited only by our display capacity. Entries are categorized by media type & professional/amateur/youth classes and should be family friendly. All are judged and awards are provided through the generosity of our donors. The show is held during the very height of our visitor season, so has a large number of viewers.
Their efforts support almost every aspect of our activities and have allowed us to undertaken a number of special improvement projects. They are vital to our continuance & success and we are so very thankful to have them.
In addition to opportunities to display their artwork, members receive a discount on workshop fees, a higher percentage for sales of their artwork and can connect with existing and potential new clients at our events. We keep connected with our members through those events, the website and email newsletters as well as the Annual Membership Meeting and some really fun special events.
The main gallery floor easily supports exhibits of over 150 paintings of varying sizes. In addition, a multitude of other types of artwork are displayed using shelving and reconfigurable panels. The later allow optimal arrangement to meet individual show needs. The other smaller room has similar display options. Our expanded classroom is 46' x 21' and can easily accommodate classes of 20 or more.
We are dependent upon our membership for the volunteer help necessary to sustain the organization. Funding relies on donations, dues, fees and a percentage of Gallery sales. Operation is guided by the Vision, Mission and Objectives statements laid out by the Board in support of the visual arts.
We are a culmination of the “impossible dream realized through the benevolence of a progressive community” and particularly by our founding members, which include Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stock, Dr. Harold McCracken, the Nielsen family, Mrs. Doris May and the Coe Family, to name just a few.
These are keyed to Cody and region-wide advertised events & celebrations as well as optimum holiday shopping times. Upcoming special events appear on our Calendar/Workshops/Events Page. and typical offerings are listed below.
CLASSROOM EXPANSION AND MAKEOVER PROJECT - May 2018
CLASSROOM PREP AND CLEANUP (an ongoing task)
Lee Niziolek and Jody Horvath
CRITIQUE SHELF FOR THE CLASSROOM - Apr 2019
GALLERY RENOVATION - May 2019
Dave Haak, Merle Warner and Tanner Loren
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (an ongoing task)
ANNUAL SHOW TAKE-DOWN, HANGING AND RECEPTION
Elaine Haberland, Sally & Ron Ogletree, Bonnie Decker Capron, Karen Petrovich, Wilson & Kate Crawford, Lee Niziolek, Patti Stern, Sue Bishop, Angie Payne, Carl & Lynn Lampe, Graham Jackson, Bernice Zenow, Jody Horvath, Jim Mossman, Larry Nelson (with golfing buddies Jason & Joe), and Dave & Coletta Kewitt.
ARTWALK - Sept 2019
A DIFFERENT KIND OF WORKSHOP - WELL THERE IS AN "ART" TO TEARING DOWN WALLS.
THE AREAS ADJACENT TO THE CLASSROOM REMAIN CONFIGURED FOR THEIR ORIGINAL USE