July 22-31, 2022
The 41st Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Invitational Western Art Show & Sale will take place from Thursday, July 22 to August 15, 2021. The Western Art Show features the nation’s top Western artists who bring to life the celebration, the heritage, and the outlook of the American West. This year, we are thrilled to be back in person to bring you an art show experience that is as big and grand as the 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days™!
The Opening Reception begins at 3:30 p.m. on July 22 with the ticket holder preview. At 4:30 p.m., guests will hop onto a yellow school bus for hors d’oeuvres on the lawn of the Governor’s Residence. The exhibit and Jump-the-Gun will open at 6:00pm at the Museum. With Jump-the-Gun, patrons can immediately purchase artwork at a premium price. To round out the night, we will have our sales drawing at 7:00pm and a western dinner with live music.
After July 16, remaining tickets to the Opening Reception will no longer be offered online and will need to be purchased at the CFD Old West Museum Office at a price of $200. But don’t worry! If you miss the Opening Reception, you will still have a chance to view and/or purchase art when the Western Art show is released for public viewing on Friday, July 23 and will remain open until August 15.
Admission for the Invitational Western Art Show on July 22 (If purchased before July 16):
Admission for the Western Art Show from July 23–August 15:
Tickets available: https://visitcheyenne.ticketspice.com/2021-cfd-art-show
What: Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Western Art Show and Sale
When: Opening Reception – Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 3:30 – 9 p.m.; The show can be seen through Sunday, August 15, 2021 during regular Museum hours
Where: Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum – 4610 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Cost: Opening Reception – $160 per person or $140 per person for Museum Members and Museum Volunteers if before July 16; tickets purchased July 16 or later will be $200
Contact: Amanda Byzewski, Art Shows and Events Coordinator, (307) 778-7289
Kick off the 125th Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Celebration with the Opening Reception for the 41st Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale presented by Visit Cheyenne, Halladay Motors, and Flexx Productions on Thursday, July 22.
The CFD Western Art Show is one of the most prestigious and well recognized shows in the Rocky Mountain Region and in the western art community. This show features artists from across the nation who depicted images of the American West. This year’s show features prominent figures in western art such as Brandon Bailey, Teal Blake, Colt Idol, Jennifer Johnson, Joel Johnson, Gail Sundell Jones, Chris Navarro, Dustin Payne, Renee Piskorski, D. Michael Thomas, Carrie Wild, and more. The Western Art Show Committee also welcomes two new artists to the show, Jeremey Bradshaw, and Andy Mast.
Since 1981, the Western Art Show Committee has raised over $3 million in support of the Museum’s Art Education, Exhibits, Collections, and Operating funds whose mission is to cultivate a rich, educational space for the diverse, international community served by, and rooted in, the American western legacy of Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Tickets for this event are available online through cfdartshow.com or you can call the Museum Office at (307)778-7243. Tickets are $140 per Museum member, $160 per non-Museum member, or $200 per person at the door. Your ticket purchase includes dinner, open bar, a reception at the Governor’s residence, live music, and more.
Art will be on display and accessible with Museum admission from July 23-August 15, during Museum hours.
What: 41st Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Western Art Show and Sale Opening Reception
When: July 22 (Opening Reception) 3:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. MDT; July 23-August 15 (Public Viewing) see Museum website for times.
Where: Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum
Cost: $140 per Museum member; $160 for non-member; $200 at the door. Public Viewing available beginning July 23 with Museum admission.
How: cfdartshow.org or call the Museum Office at 307.778.7243
The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum is pleased to announce the 40th Annual Western Spirit Juried Art Show and Sale. The Member-Only Opening Reception will be on March 6 at 5 p.m.(MST), and the Virtual Western Spirit Award Show will be livestreamed on Facebook at 7 p.m.(MST). The show will be open to the public March 7 through April 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for the price of regular Museum admission.
The Member-Only Opening Reception is a limited in person event at the Museum. Tickets for this event are $100 per person. Members should call the Museum office at (307)778-7243 to purchase tickets. To inquire about becoming a member of the Museum and the benefits of being a member please visit us during regular business hours or call the Development Manger Lonnie Reese at (307)778-7291.
Artwork from Western Spirit and the Vandewark Miniature Show will be available for purchase online and in the Museum. Thirty-five percent of each purchase will go towards the Museum’s general operations budget, which supports the Museum’s day-to-day operational costs. To purchase online or to find out more information on the show visit westernspiritartshow.org.
What: CFD Old West Museum 40th Annual Western Spirit Juried Art Show & Sale
Where: CFD Old West Museum
Contact: Cameron Green, Art Show Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheyenne Frontier Days announced that the renovated Barn 15 will be re-named in honor of longtime volunteer Marietta Dinneen.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Foundation launched a campaign in July that includes the renovation of Barn 15 on Frontier Park to better house and protect the antique carriage collection. This renovation is part of the 365 to 125 campaign which supports the 125th anniversary celebration.
Marietta Dinneen moved to Cheyenne in 1951 with her husband, the late William J. Dinneen, Jr. after earning a degree in home economics from the University of Wyoming.
She was teaching home economics classes at Carey Junior High when she was invited to join the W-Heels organization in 1966. This group of women volunteers stages the historic vehicle portion of the downtown parades.
During her time in the W-Heels she noticed that many of the carriages in the collection were worn an in need of restoration. As part of the Carriage Coordinating Committee, Dinneen and her fellow volunteers knew where some of the carriages had come from and through interviews and research, they began documenting the history of the carriages.
This led to the creation of a group of volunteers called the Wagon Doctors who were dedicated to restoring and maintaining the collection. As their knowledge and expertise grew, the volunteers were able to restore selected vehicles to their former glory and they began to build the collection into what is displayed at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum today.
In the spring of 1978, Dinneen became one of the founding members of the board of directors for the Old West Museum, which then became the permanent home of the growing collection of carriages assembled by those who were working on their restoration.
Dinneen was also involved in the Carriage Association of America and the National Stagecoach and Freight Wagon Association.
The museum and CFD now have 160 vehicles in their jointly managed collection, 65 of which are regularly used in the annual parades.
“We are grateful to be able to honor Marietta and her years of service and dedication to our carriage collection today,” said Parades Chair Ruthanne Hubbard. “Marietta served as my mentor and taught me how to volunteer – she is the epitome of the perfect volunteer. If the world were full of people like Marietta, it would be a much better place.”
The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum and KFBC radio have teamed up to present A Christmas Carol, performed and produced by Cheyenne talent.
Originally, we hoped for an in-person fundraiser using the Museum’s new sound system to broadcast this radio drama, to bring much-needed income and support to the Museum after such a difficult year, as well as provide a light for our community during the holidays. However, in the interest of public safety, we have decided we cannot go forward with an in-person event. We are delighted to partner with KFBC to bring this event into people’s homes.
We have received word from friends, family, and service men and women around the world that they will be live streaming the show. So, you’ll be joining a community including Germany, Turkey, Thailand, Japan and even Greeley!
While we are offering this program to the public, we are selling 30-second ads and supporter mentions where we can celebrate your support of the CFD Old West Museum. If you are interested in supporting this program, please contact Jean Krause at email@example.com or (307) 778-7202 by Friday, December 18, 2020.
Join us on KFBC on December 23 at 6 p.m., and gather your family around the radio to enjoy this special production of A Christmas Carol.
The CFD Old West Museum and the Western Art Show Committee are pleased to announce that Jump the Gun for ticket holders only begins July 9 on https://cfdartshow.com/.
All artwork purchases are made on a first come, first serve basis. All available artwork on the website will be priced at Jump the Gun (JTG) (25%) + $160, the cost of a ticket. Ticket holders will receive a coupon code to remove the added ticket price to each piece of art. JTG buyers receive an additional tax-deduction on top of the standard 35% rate during regular and public buy. From July 9 until July 16 at 7 p.m. MDT, buyers may jump the gun either online or call during the Museum at (307) 778-7289.
Kickoff for the 40th anniversary of the Western Art Show will be on Thursday, July 16 with the Virtual Opening Reception on Facebook Live with appearances from our artists, and some special guests. While the opening is free to view on Facebook, audience members who wish to purchase art during the event must purchase a ticket to the event.
Please support the Museum and purchase a ticket by visiting: https://visitcheyenne.regfox.com/2020-cfd-art-show
For additional information about the show please visit: https://cfdartshow.com/
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Museum relies heavily on donations, admission to the Museum, events admission, and art sales. Ticket sales alone for the Western Art Show & Sale normally raise enough funds for the Museum to pay for nearly a month of operating expenses.
Since 1981, the Committee has raised over $3 million in support of the CFD Old West Museum’s day-to-day operations through the Western Art Show. Today, this high-caliber art show has become the Museum’s largest fundraiser, supporting nearly a quarter of our operating expenses.
For additional information please contact Art Show Coordinator Cameron Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (307) 778-7289.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Western Art Show is an invitational show which features the nation’s top Western artists presenting original art that celebrates the heritage and the future of the American West. Over the last 40 years, this high-caliber Art Show has contributed over $3 million and has become the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum’s largest fundraiser supporting Arts Education, Exhibits, Collections, and Operations.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of social outings and the world at large, we are determined to bring the experience of the Western Art Show into your living room, while keeping the safety and well-being of the viewers and participants as our number one priority.
This year’s Western Art Show Opening Reception will be on Facebook Live, and promises to bring the same intensity as past opening spectacles with events such as Jump the Gun, Ticket Holder Only Purchase Hour, Artist Interactions, and more.
While it is free to view the Virtual Opening Reception on Facebook Live, audience members who wish to purchase artwork during the Virtual Opening Reception will need to purchase a ticket to the event. Tickets for the Virtual Opening Reception are $160 for Non-Members or $130 for Members. Ticket holder benefits are listed at www.cfdartshow.com.
Ticket holders may Jump the Gun starting on July 9 online only at www.cfdartshow.com. Ticket holders may begin purchasing art at the regular price starting at 7 p.m. on July 16. During the Virtual Opening Reception, the Museum will have a phone bank for those who need assistance.
On July 17 at 9 a.m. MDT, non-ticket holders may purchase art at the Museum, online, or over the phone. All artwork is sold on a first-come, first serve basis. Buyers interested in a commissioned piece from one of our artists can contact the Art Show Coordinator, Cameron Green, at (307)778-7289 or email@example.com.
For more information, to purchase a ticket, or to make a donation please visit: cfdartshow.com
All Museum visitors are required to wear a mask and maintain a six-foot social distance from others outside their household.
What: Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show & Sale Opening Reception
When: Opening Reception – Thursday, July 16, 2020; The show can be seen through Sunday, August 16, 2020 at the CFD Old West Museum – 4610 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Time: Opening Reception – 6-8 p.m.; Museum hours (Monday and Tuesday: 1-4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Cost: Opening Reception: $160 per person or $130 per person for CFD and Museum Volunteers and Museum Members
The 39th Annual Western Spirit Art Show & Sale opens on March 7, 2020. This show features over 400 original pieces of Western art from artists all over the country.
The Art Show kicks off with an opening reception the evening of March 7. Museum members will be admitted at 5:00 pm for a member-only preview and Buy-it-Now, where all pieces, including the popular miniatures, can be purchased at a 25% premium before the sale opens to the ticketed public at 6:00 pm. 35% of each piece of artwork sold and opening night reception ticket directly benefit the Museum.
Opening night festivities feature a Silent Auction Quick Draw, where four artists create an original piece of art from scratch that and can be bid on during the duration of the Quick Draw. Other components include live entertainment, and complimentary full bar, and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
New to Western Spirit is the Western Art for Non-Profit Partners Program. This initiative provides buyers a new way to purchase art, support the Museum, and give to other local non-profits. Buyers may select art from wish-lists provided at registration to buy and donate to our partner organizations. These wish-lists have been carefully curated by our partner organizations to fit their missions.
For more information about the show, please call 307-778-7289 or visit us online at www.westernspiritartshow.org.
What: 39th Annual Western Spirit Art Show & Sale Opening Reception
Where: CFD Old West Museum – 4610 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
When: Opening Reception: March 7, 2020; Exhibit Runs to April 19, 2020
Time: 5:00pm for members, 6:00pm for ticketed public.
Cost: $45 for Museum Members, $55 for Non-Members, $65 at the door
How: Tickets to the Opening Reception can be purchased by calling 307-778-7290 or visiting https://westernspiritartshow.org/
Contact: Cameron Green, firstname.lastname@example.org, 307-778-7289
The nomination forms for the 2020 Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Hall of Fame Class are now available. Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate the person or entity that you believe has helped shape Cheyenne Frontier Days into the “Daddy of ‘em All.” All nominations must be postmarked by January 15, 2020. Nominations are open to the public (you don’t have to be a member of the CFD Old West Museum to nominate) and are limited to past and present Cheyenne Frontier Days contestants, contract personnel, entertainers, livestock, families, organizations, and volunteers.
Cheyenne Frontier Days plays an important role in the community and it’s time to honor those that have helped make it what it is today.
The Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame showcases individuals, livestock, families, and organizations whose distinctive contributions to CFD have helped grow a dream into “The Daddy of ‘em All.” Whether contestants, contract personnel, entertainers, livestock, families, or volunteers, those voted into the Hall of Fame represent the wonderful competitive and cooperative spirit that has remained the hallmark of Cheyenne Frontier Days since 1897.
Nomination forms are available at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, online at www.oldwestmuseum.org, or send a letter explaining why your candidate is the best choice for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame.
Call the CFD Old West Museum at (307) 778-7290 or visit us online for more information.
Who: The CFD Hall of Fame Nomination is open to the public.
What: The CFD Hall of Fame honors those who have made a distinctive contribution to Cheyenne Frontier Days.
When: Nomination forms are available now. Nominations are due by January 15, 2020.
Where: Find your nomination form at the CFD Old West Museum or online at www.oldwestmuseum.org.
How: Fill out your nomination form and either mail it or bring it to the CFD Old West Museum. You can also send a letter explaining why your candidate is the best choice for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame.
Contact: Daniek Long, Registrar, at email@example.com
The Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Western Art Show is an invitational show which features the nation’s top Western artists presenting original art that celebrates the heritage and the future of the American West. Over the last 39 years, this high-caliber Art Show has become the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum’s largest fundraiser supporting Arts Education, Exhibits, Collections, and Operations.
The Opening Reception kicks off with a sneak peek of the Carriage Hall filled with exclusive, never-before-shown art. Shortly after, you are transported to the Governor’s residence where the Governor and the First Lady host a cocktail party on the lawn, giving you a chance to mingle with the artists and enjoy the beautiful Wyoming outdoors. After the cocktail hour, you return to the Museum where the real fun begins, with a sales drawing, and opportunity to “Jump the Gun” on the sales, and a live art auction.
This year, the Art Show is featuring six new artists: Barbara Summer Edwards, Howard Halbert, Peggy Judy, David Riley, Georgia Roswell, and David Santillanes. The Museum’s Young Professional group, The Mavericks, selected a piece from the Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, “Wicked” by Robin Cook, to be featured and available for sale in the CFD Western Art Show as the third ever Mavericks’ Choice piece.
Tickets to the CFD Western Art Show & Sale can be purchased online at www.cfdartshow.org or by calling 307-778-7289. Tickets are $160 per person for open seating or $130 per person for CFD and Museum Volunteers and Museum Members. This year, we are offering reserved tables for ten people for $3,500. Advanced reservations required for the Opening Reception.
What: Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show & Sale Opening Reception
Where: CFD Old West Museum – 4610 Carey Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
When: Opening Reception – Thursday, July 18, 2019; The show can be seen through Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time: Museum hours (8 a.m. – 6 p.m. during CFD; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily).
Cost: Opening Reception: $160 per person or $130 per person for CFD and Museum Volunteers and Museum Members. Exhibit run: included in Museum admission.