George D. Smith Painting Raffle

This was a chance to own a painting created by one of the premier artists now showing throughout the west.  The WINNER of the raffle is RICK DEBATES of Cody, WY.  See pictures of the event by clicking below. 

Featured Artists Show

Our first formal Featured Artist Show of 2018 presents works from some of the member award winners of our 2018 Annual Show:

  • Olivia Christensen  - winner of  Best of Show
  • Randy Burke - winner of Peoples' Choice
  • Lee Niziolek - awarded an honorable mention

Art Walk Open House

Thursday Sept 20th from 5 pm to 8 pm.  We participated in the downtown Cody Art Walk with an open house and a lot more.  Take a look at some of the photos from this fun event.

Celebrate the Arts

Saturday Sept 22nd (after the BBAS Quick Draw).  Volunteers  demonstrated how they make their art and the gallery was open to a good crowd.

Annual Art Show

This is our major art show of the year and always attracts a large number of talented artists.  Their work is viewed by large audiences during the height of the summer season.  

Plein Air Paint Out

The logistics for this are complicated at a time when we are still very busy.  Nothing formal is planned for Rendezous Royale (other than the Celebrate the Arts event).  

We are looking at next Spring as a possibility for a Paint Out.  We'll be surveying interest early next year.

Studio Painting Sessions

Have some fun and get some painting done (most Thursday mornings).

Featured Artists Show

September 3rd to September 30th - in our Gallery

Below are some of the works included in this show.  Click on the arrows 

(right and left) to look at all the images.  Then come to our gallery to see the entire show.

For a chance to talk with these artists, come to the Celebrate the Arts open house 

on September 22nd from 1 pm to 3 pm (after the BBAS Quick Draw). 


Masters of the Buffalo Bill Art Show with John Potter

The first of this series of workshops has been scheduled for October 20th.  Details as to time, list of materials, etc. will be added in the John Potter Workshop Details section as soon as available.  


We are pleased to be working with the Buffalo Bill Art Show committee to be able to offer workshops with their artists.  Denny Neville is on tap for the next one. 

Drawing Workshop For Artists

On September 29th, Ron Rogers will be giving a class covering from fundamental through advanced drawing concepts and techniques.  The purpose of the course is to have fun while increasing your visual awareness, comprehension and understanding.  As Ron says "Drawing is the foundation of visual communication and the continued honing of drawing skills is essential for all artists that desire to progress their art".

Gallery Workshop Series

We are already lining up local and regional artists for our ongoing Gallery Workshop series.  As the schedule gets firmed up, details will be posted here.

Masters of the Buffalo Bill Art Show - John Potter

Saturday, October 20th

John is not only a well known and very popular artist, but he is also an excellent instructor.  His workshops are always well attended.  The class size will be limited, so those interested should sign up early.  You can call CCAL staff at (307) 587-3597 to enroll as soon as cost, etc are posted. 

John is a member of the Salmagundi Club, the Society of Animal Artists (SAA), the Putney Painters, and a Signature Member of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.  The photo to the left shows him participating in the latter's event during last year's Bighorn Show at the Brinton Museum.

Studio Painting Sessions

Available to all our Art League Members

  • Paint alongside your fellow members
  • Held on most Thursday mornings
  • From 9 am to Noon
  • In our expanded and refurbished classroom
  • Bring your own easel and painting equipment/materials
  • Chairs and work tables are provided

Space is no longer limited, so we are encouraging more of our members to attend.  

This is an excellent opportunity to learn and to meet more of your fellow artists. 

A firm schedule has not yet been set, so check with Gallery Staff at (307) 587-3597 

the day before or the day of a session to see if it is being held.

Drawing Workshop for Artists

The Particulars

Instructor: Ron Rogers.  Date: Saturday, September 29th.  Time: 9 am to 4 pm in our classroom.  It is recommended  that attendees bring a lunch.  This workshop is open to the public.

The materials list  for the workshop is available for downloading below.  To sign up, please contact the Art League at 307-587-3597.  The workshop fee is $125.

Course Purpose

This is a day for development and refinement of fundamental to advanced drawing concepts and techniques through observation-based drawing.  It is through practice of exercises in sight that  one comes to see and comprehend better today then they did five years ago and, with on-going effort, will continue to improve into the future. 

Workshop Description

The course is geared to the artist who wishes to develop, increase, and/or refine their visual comprehension and drawing skills.  Participants will have fun exercises designed to increase sight development from simple line drawings to the creation of more complex drawings with light and shadow.  With the development of increased comprehension and uses of graphite technique exercises and practices, the students can come away with finished drawings.

The class is designed in such a way that a student can spend time practicing the art of drawing in class, and continue in their home/studio.  Ron indicates that; "with practice and patience, you will learn to see objects in such a way so as to transfer them onto a two-dimensional surface easily."  

About Ron Rogers

Ron is an internationally recognized studio artist with a Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing.  Over the past twenty years, he taught art on the university and college level in the Rocky Mountains and on the West Coast.  He has taught drawing, life drawing, watercolor, oil and acrylic, and art appreciation.  A more complete biography, along with images from his sketch book, are included with the Materials List download.  Portions of those images appear below.

Drawing Workshop Materials List


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