DUBOIS WY RESOURCES - BUSINESSES AND ARTISTS
|Wyoming Arts Council: To enhance the quality of life for the people of Wyoming by providing resources to sustain, promote and cultivate the arts.|
|Wyoming Arts Council Blog: the WAC's blog, is updated daily with arts news and events from around the state. It also provides links to web sites of Wyoming artists and arts organizations.|
|Wind River Valley Artist Guild: With the legacy of Joe and Mary Back to foster, the Wind River Valley Artists' Guild exists to encourage and stimulate interest in the arts and to broaden, deepen and involve individuals and the community in the creative art experience.|
|Headwaters Arts & Conference Center: We dedicate our resources as a community center to be an economic development hub for the Upper Wind River Valley. We will serve the global arts community as an art education center, and will be the best full service event host for local, state, and national organizations by providing a creative environment in a wilderness setting. We value at atmosphere of friendly service and strive for the highest level of professional integrity in all endeavors.|
|The National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center: The National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association is dedicated to educating the public about the biology and habitat needs of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and to encouraging the active stewardship of wildlife and wildlands.|
|The Dubois Museum and Wind River Historical Center: The Dubois Museum and Wind River Historical Center preserves and interprets the history and culture of the Upper Wind River Valley.|
|Images of Wyoming: A Northwestern Wyoming fine art gallery and commercial studio, celebrating the creative vision of Stephen Jay Lunsford, as well as vintage photographs of the Northwest. Offering original art, photographs, gift cards, stock photography, digital portfolios and art books, as well as reproduction and restoration of vintage photographs.|
|John Finley, Artist: John's work is as diverse as the land where he grew up. As an authentic cowboy artist, his ideas come from those western Wyoming landscapes and they often express the cowboy's place in his everyday life. His life as a cowboy and years as a big game hunting guide provide the inspiration for his work. He paints, sculpts and carves the fleeting spirit of the West.
John is a third generation native of Wyoming. He was raised and still lives on the family cattle ranch on the East Fork of the Wind River, which his grandfather, William L. Duncan, started over 100 years ago.
John shows his work at the Silver Sage Gallery and a sample of his work can be seen at Two Ocean Books in Dubois, Wyoming.
|Tom Lucas, Western Artist: A Wyoming artist, Tom Lucas has dedicated the past forty years engaging in his pursuit of painting distinctive western art. His biggest influences have been Charlie Russell, Carl Rungius, Bob Kuhn, Ken Carlson, Nicolas Fechin, and David Leffell, to name a few.
It is said that art is a statement of a current time and place, my art takes me to a past time and place, one filled with artifacts and history. Telling stories with my oils is an emotional journey that is a direct reflection of my life experiences. My desire to be a Western Artist stems from my lifestyle as a cowboy, mountain man and outdoorsman. I have amassed a collection of Native American and cowboy artifacts and have acquired an unmatched working knowledge of the actual methods of ancestral tool making. These items and their history are subjects in my still life paintings and the compositions are arranged so as if I am telling a story.
|Jane Coleman, Artist: An award-winning artist, Jane Coleman has been painting professionally for many years. She enjoys the western landscape and its flora, animals and wildlife. Horses are a favorite subject of hers, having owned and worked with them for many years. Jane's medium is primarily transparent watercolor that she enjoys for its light and airy quality and glazing capacity.|