Connect the Visual Arts to Our Community
We are dedicated to creating an environment for the
promotion, appreciation and education in the visual arts.
Formally established in 1964 the Cody Country Art League is located in the Visitor’s Center on Sheridan Avenue in downtown Cody, Wyoming. The structure is the original Buffalo Bill Museum and is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.
The founding members established the art league in order to promote the artistic endeavor among local artists by encouraging exhibits, displays and sales; fostering art education among artists, and the support of art classes to all artists in the community, which was the heart of the movement.
The Cody Country Art League is 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.
Today’s Cody Country Art League is about and dedicated to continuing and furthering their dream.
Photo Used by Permission of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, McCracken Research Library.
MS 228 Buffalo Bill Museum Photos. PN.228.059
M C Poulson, George D Smith, Mel Fillerup, Jeff & Polly Frost, Lucille Patrick, and Ty Barhaug.
Exhibitions and sales that some of these artists have participated in include one or more of the following:
Autry Museum, Booth Museum, Center of the West Art Show and Sale, Eiteljorg Quest for the West Art Show and Sale, The C.M.Russell Auction and Sale, The Museum of Wildlife Art,
These are the good and kind people that keep the
wheels turning for both the members and visitors:
Suzie Warner (left) and Stefanie Mitchell.
Sally Ogletree - President
Graham Jackson - Vice President
Lynn Lampe - Treasurer
Angie Payne - Secretary
Jody Horvath - Gallery Liaison
Cindy Katz - Public Relations
Lee Niziolek - Key Grip
Jim Mossman - Website Wonk
Here we see some of the "League of Extraordinary Members" taking a break from creating new space for our classroom. The League consists of Board members, spouses and very special friends and was under the capable leadership of our "instructor" Ryan from T.L. Quick Construction.
Are you a Wyoming or Montana resident? Do you create artwork? Would you like to display your work with us?
Then download the forms package below. This has the details about our membership requirements.
Are you interested in visual arts, but perhaps not yourself an artist? Do you believe the arts are important to our community? Would you like to help us grow? We would love to have you become our Friend.
For more information, please download the form below.
Special Thanks to Karle Lampe & Ron Olgetree