LYNN THOMAS ART FESTIVAL

Introduction

  • Presented by The Sublette County Fair Board and the Wyoming Arts Council

  • July 20-25, 2020 | 10:00AM to 7:00PM

  • Sublette County Fairgrounds Community Hall

  • Big Piney, WY

  • Includes: Gallery Exhibition and Sales, Workshop, Paint Outs, Quick Draw, Silent and Live Auctions, and Awards

  • Approximately 200 pieces of Fine Art will be available for sale to the public.

About the Show

  • The Lynn Thomas Art Festival is an annual event held during the Sublette County Fair in Big Piney, Wyoming.  This years guest artist, workshop instructor, and judge is Kathy Wipfler of Jackson Hole.  Artists throughout Wyoming are invited to submit, but they must be 18 years of age.  There are no entry fees and all sales go entirely to the artists.  There will be a quick draw Saturday at 5:00PM, followed by a live auction with minimum bids.  All artists are encouraged to attend and participate in the quick draw.  Artists may then pick up their work after this fun filled event (at approximately 7:00PM on Saturday evening).  Cash prizes will be awarded.

Registration 

  • Click here to download the registration form.

Schedule

  • Monday, July 20

    • 9:00AM to 5:00PM - Kathy Wipfler Workshop

    • 10:00AM to 7:00PM - Art Exhibition and Sale Open (Silent Auction Bids Open) ​

  • Tuesday, July 21

    • 9:00AM to 5:00PM - Kathy Wipfler Workshop

    • 10:00AM to 7:00PM - Art Exhibition and Sale Open (Silent Auction Bids Open) ​

  • Wednesday, July 22

    • 10:00AM to 7:00PM - Art Exhibition and Sale Open (Silent Auction Bids Open) ​

    • TBD - Artist's Plein Air at the Fair... Paint Out!

  • Thursday, July 23

    • 10:00AM to 7:00PM - Art Exhibition and Sale Open (Silent Auction Bids Open) ​

    • TBD - Artist's Plein Air at the Fair... Paint Out!

  • Friday, July 24

    • 10:00AM to 7:00PM - Art Exhibition and Sale Open (Silent Auction Bids Open) ​

    • TBD - Artist's Plein Air at the Fair... Paint Out!

  • Saturday, July 25

    • 10:00AM to 7:00PM - Art Exhibition and Sale Open (Silent Auction Bids Open) ​

    • 5:00PM to 6:00PM - Quick Draw (Silent Auction Bids Close)

    • 6:30PM - Live Auction

    • 7:00PM - Awards

  • Last year we had great success with the silent auction.  Each artist may submit one small paining, image size of 8"x8" or smaller (framed and wired).  These will sell at the silent auction (with minimum bids).  Bids open July 20 and final bids will take place at the quick draw on July 25.  All proceeds will go to the artists.

"Miniature" Silent Auction

"Plein Air at the Fair"

  • Wednesday through Friday: Come set up your easels and paint locally, either at the fair or other locations of your choice in this area.  Check in at the community hall to have your canvases stamped.  These completed paintings will also be sold in the live auction at Saturday's quick draw.  All proceeds will go to the artists.

Quick Draw

  • All artists are encouraged to participate in the quick draw.  Artists will start with a blank canvas, using any size and medium and will complete a painting in just one hour. They will then be framed and sold in the live auction (with minimum bids) that night.  All proceeds will go to the artists.

Important Dates for Artists

  • Tuesday, June 30: Completed entry form and show tag information is due to art show director, Sharon Schell.

  • Tuesday, July 14 to Thursday, July 16: Artwork must be taken to the Sublette County Fair Office, located at 10937 US Highway 189, Big Piney, WY.  The fair manager, Kailey Barlow, will be accepting art from 9:00AM to 4:00PM on those dates.  For any questions about art drop-off, please call 307-276-5373.  Artwork may be shipped, but it must be picked up in person Saturday after the Quick Draw or Sunday morning.  No return shipping will be provided.  If using USPS to send packages, mail them to Sublette County Fair, ATTN: Kailey Barlow, PO Box 1072, Big Piney, WY  83113.  If using UPS or FedEx to send packages, ship them to Sublette County Fair, ATTN: Kailey Barlow, 10937 US Highway 189, Big Piney, WY  83113.  If someone else is picking up your art, Sharon will need a signed release before your work will be released from the festival.

  • Thursday, July 16: Deadline for all artwork to be received at the fair office.

  • Monday, July 20 to Saturday, July 25: The show is open to the public from 10:00AM to 7:00PM in the Community Hall at the Sublette County Fairgrounds.

  • Monday, July 20 to Tuesday, July 21: The art workshop, presented by Kathy Wipfler, will take place from 9:00AM to 5:00PM in the Community Hall.

  • Wednesday, July 22 to Friday, July 24: The Plein Air at the Fair Paint Out! will be happening at the fair or other locations within the community.

  • Saturday, July 25: The quick draw will begin at 5:00PM, followed by a live auction, awards, and silent auction.  Artists may pick up their artwork after this event is over.

  • Sunday, July 26: Final chance to pick up all artwork will be from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.

Important Rules

  • All artwork must be original, not shown previously in this show.  No digital prints of artwork.  Digital or computer-generated artwork will not be considered.  Mediums will include: oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor, drawings, sculpture, pottery, and mixed mediums.

  • Title must be on the back of the paintings.  Size limit is 3'x4' framed.

  • All artwork will be juried at the time of hanging; any piece that is not accepted will not be hung in the show, and may be picked up after the show.

  • FRAMES - This is very important.  All 2D artwork must be strudily and attractivley framed with two screw eyes or two d-ring hangers with wire in place, suitable to be hung on a panel.  All other hangers will not be accepted.

  • Gallery wrap canvases are acceptable if they have the correct wire hanger.  If work is not in proper condition, it will not be hung.

Kathy Wipfler's "Color Mixing and Values" Workshop

  • July 20 and 21, 2020 | 9:00AM to 5:00PM

  • $80 Workshop Fee

  • Learn how to take the paintings to another level!  Participants will learn a 'formula' for mixing colors and learn how to plan for the light and dark values.  This workshop will be appropriate for more advanced students.  

  • For more information and to learn about Kathy Wipfler, visit www.kathywipfler.com.

  • Classes will start at the Sublette County Fairgrounds, 10937 US Highway 189, in the community hall.  Please be prepared to paint outdoors.

  • Participants will need to bring a sack lunch for the workshop or purchase lunch from one of the fair vendors.

  • Accommodations can be made at the Marbleton Inn (Big Piney), Hampton Inn (Pinedale), or The Lodge at Pinedale (Pinedale).

  • Contact Art Show Director, Sharon Schell at 307-749-7661 to register as soon as possible.  The class size is limited.  

  • Mail a check to hold your spot to Sharon Schell, PO Box 931, Big Piney, WY  83113.

2019 Art Festival Winners

  • 1st Place: Kay Stratman "Orange Spring Mound"

  • 2nd Place: Mae Orm "Full Moo"

  • 3rd Place: Heather McCullough "Heading Home"

  • Directors Choice: Richard Burke "Aspiration"

2020 Art Festival Awards

  • 1st Place: $400

  • 2nd Place: $200

  • 3rd Place: $100

  • Directors Choice: $50

  • Honorable Mention: $25 Gift Certificate by Mystery Print Gallery and Frame - 3 Honorable Mention Awards 

  • Artist & People's Choice: $25 Gift Certificate by Pinedale Art & Craft 

Purchase Awards Sponsors & Donors

Purchase Awards

  • Betty Fear

  • Richard & Joey Burke

  • Danny Wilson

  • Farm Bureau Financial Services, Joni Pennock

Donors

  • John & Jody Fear

  • Mixed Media Art Group

Contact Information

  • Art Festival Director: Sharon Schell - 307-749-7661 - PO Box 931, Big Piney, WY  83113 - moosevalley@wyoming.com

  • Fair Contact / Artwork Dropoff: Sublette County Fair ATTN: Kailey Barlow - 307-276-5373 - PO Box 1072 (USPS) or 10927 US Highway 189 (UPS, FedEx) Big Piney, WY  83113 - kailey@sublettecountyfair.com

© 2020 by Sublette County Fair / Kailey Barlow

1-307-276-5373 | 10937 US Highway 189 | PO Box 1072 | Big Piney, WY  83113