Wyoming Artists'

Association

Members Handbook

A BRIEF HISTORY OF WYOMING ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION (WAA)

 

The following is a condensed version of the history of WAA written b y E. Riley Ecton, Historian, 1976, and Grand Wyoming Artist 1988 and Joan Melius, President 1992.

 

By 1938, the 1932 New-Deal PWA Projects has established ten Wyoming town art galleries through a director assigned by the University of Wyoming. Individual art groups resulted, supplying available artists’ names for a committee of three to organize for 2 years(1953-54), the Laramie Connor Hotel Exhibitions.

 

One art group had already called themselves the Wyoming Artists’ Association holding a convention in May on Casper Mountain in 1940. The PWA Projects and WAA collapsed during World War II.

 

In 1954, at the Connor Hotel Show, several invited attending artists decided to elect an executive secretary. She chose and sent out a travel show to the original PWA Project towns and wrote several newsletters informing of the next year’s 1955 Convention to be held at Rock Springs, Wyoming, May 1955. This is the first official Convention of the Wyoming Artists’ Association. 

 

The Rock Springs Convention was enthusiastically attended by artists from all parts of Wyoming. A new Travel Show was chosen, a new slate of officers elected, a constitution assigned, and newsletter editor assigned. This was the beginning of the organization we know today, with the annual convention to be held the first weekend in May each year since. 

 

In 1956, The University of Wyoming Traveling Exhibit was established with James Hartley, a member of UW’s Adult Education Department, consenting to be responsible for the show each year. In the 1963 Casper Convention, the Congressional Show to hang in the Washington, D.C. offices of Wyoming’s Congress members was introduced. In the 1985 Convention, a yearly traveling honor award was created called the Grand Wyoming Artists Trophy. This award was instituted to honor a member whose quality of work and generosity of spirit has contributed to the success of WAA and provided inspiration and encouragement to fledgling artists throughout the community. The first recipient was J. K. Davis of Buffalo, Wyoming. 

 

The annual convention offers several events that are tailored to stimulate creativity, extend knowledge of the principles of art, and encourage camaraderie.

 

Workshops in various mediums are taught by talented artists who are widely recognized for their teaching skills and creative and technical ability. The annual art show offers members the opportunity to compete and admire others’ work.

 

Another popular event is the Friday evening Quick Draw and auction. Artists are given one hour to create a completed work of art. The pieces are then actioned to the public with proceeds divided between WAA and the artists. The annual business meeting is conducted during the luncheon on Saturday. Saturday night follows with a costume parade and banquet with members dressing the part of the annual theme chosen by the current president, awards and entertainment.

 

The Wyoming Artists’ Association membership consists of approximately 75-100 enthusiastic and dedicated persons throughout the state whose contributions have made it the vital and stimulating organization that it is. We thank you all for making it what it is. 

 

In 2017 WAA officially became a non-profit with the IRS by applying for and receiving the 501-(c) (3) status.

 

WYOMING ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION

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ARTICLE I:

The name of the organization shall be the Wyoming Artists’ Association, hereinafter called “the Association” or “WAA”.

 

ARTICLE II:

The aims of WAA shall be to broaden and deepen the creative art experience of the people of Wyoming and for educational purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

 

ARTICLE III:

Any person in Wyoming 16 years of age and older who is in accord with the aims of this organization shall be eligible for Active Membership. Non-residents of any age, and Wyoming residents 15 and under may become Associate Members.

 

ARTICLE IV:

The Officers of this Association shall be the President/Treasurer, Vice-President/Secretary, and (Past President) Adviser. Each year at the Annual Business Meeting held during the convention, a Vice-President/Secretary for the coming year will be elected from a nominee or nominees selected by the Executive Committee. Nominations may also be called for from the floor. The Vice-President/Secretary shall become the President/Treasurer Elect. Any other Past Presidents may comprise a Board of Trustees ay any time that would be deemed necessary.

 

 

ARTICLE V:

The Executive Committee shall consist of the Officers of the Association.

 

ARTICLE VI:

The President Elect shall announce the time and place of the next Annual Convention and Business Meeting at the current Business Meeting. The President and Executive Committee may call special meetings if deemed necessary.

 

ARTICLE VII:

Proposed amendments to the Constitution must be presented to the membership via the Newsletter or other means prior to a final vote at the Annual Business Meeting. They must be passed by a majority vote of the Active Members present.

 

ARTICLE VIII:

Upon the dissolution of this organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meeting of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.

 

Proposed: May 1963 Amended: May 2000 Adopted: May 6, 2000 Amended: 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY-LAWS

 

ARTICLE I - MEMBERSHIP

Section A:

Membership shall be in effect April 1st to the next April 1st, in order to coordinate the convention dates.

 

Section B:

Classes of membership shall be as follows:

 

Active members shall be members in good standing, residents of Wyoming 16 years of 

age and older. Active members may be officers (over age 21), serve on committees, vote

at business meetings, and exhibit in the Annual Members’ Art Exhibit.

 

Associate Members shall be non-residents of any age and Wyoming residents 15 years

and under. They may not hold office, serve on committees, and vote at business

meetings. They may exhibit in the annual members’ exhibit. They may join in all other 

activities and the workshops. Dues $25.00, they may win show awards.

 

ARTICLE II- DUES:

Section A:

All dues shall be $25.00 a year and shall be payable on January 1st each year.

 

Section B:

A $5.00 Membership Fee shall be charged to Associate Members under the age of 15.

 

ARTICLE III- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Section A:

The Executive Committee shall be the governing body of the Association and shall determine all routine procedural matters. Policy decisions shall be subject to the approval of the Active Membership at the Annual Business Meeting.

 

Section B:

An Executive Committee Meeting shall be called by the President as necessary, with a minimum of one meeting a year.

 

Section C:

The Executive Committee shall see that no more money is spent for the running of the Association during their term than is reasonable and available and to reserve money for the following year.

 

 

 

ARTICLE VI - OFFICERS:

Section A:

The Officers of the Association shall be  President/Treasurer and Vice President/Secretary. Officers shall be Active Members 21 years or over.

 

Section B:

The Vice President/Secretary of the preceding year shall become President/Treasurer. A new Vice President/Secretary shall be elected at the Annual Business Meeting by a majority of the Active Members present. The Past President/Treasurer shall become Adviser. This regime constitutes a three-year commitment as an officer in the Association. In case of an officer not being able to continue his or her term, the President shall proceed according to Section D.

 

Section C:

The Executive Committee or Nominating Committee appointed by the President/Treasurer  shall seek nominations for the new Vice President/Secretary prior to the Annual Business Meeting and present this slate of nominations at the Annual Business Meeting. Nominations for a new Vice President/Secretary may also be made from the floor at the Annual Business Meeting. The Vice President/Secretary may be elected by simple vote of Aye or Nay or by ballot if there is more than one nominee.

 

Section D:

Should a vacancy occur in any office for whatever reason, it may be filled by appointment by the President for the remainder of the term. In this situation either the Executive Committee or a Nominating Committee appointed by the President shall elect a slate of candidate(s) for the vacant office to be v ted on by the Active Membership at the next Annual Business Meeting. Nominations may also be made from the floor.

 

Section E:

Duties of Officers:

PRESIDENT/TREASURER:

PRESIDENT:

The President shall attend to all the executive affairs of the Association, plan the program 

and all details of the Annual Convention and Business Meeting held during his or her 

term of office either directly or by appointed committee(s), mail out a minimum of two

newsletters to the membership, call a minimum of one or any other necessary meetings

of the Executive Committee, and appoint such further committees as deemed necessary 

for the efficient operation of the Association.

 

The President shall appoint a new officer for any office that becomes vacant for any 

reason during his or her term. In the case of any discrepancies in the books of the 

Association, the President may acquire an auditor to audit the books of the Association.

The President shall select a Member in Good Standing to receive the Grand Wyoming 

Artist Award at the Annual Convention. The President may choose the Grand Wyoming 

Artist, or ask for nominations. The President may appoint a Historian if this office is

deemed desirable.

 

The President shall update the President’s File at the end of his or her term in office

and present a complete set of records of his or her term to the President Elect. It shall

be his or her responsibility to include copies of correspondence, the newsletters, all

meeting minutes, the updated roster of members in good standing and financial reports

in the President’s File. Copies should also be provided to the Historian, when applicable.

 

The President shall become next years’s adviser.

 

TREASURER:

The Treasurer shall become Adviser. The Treasurer shall collect dues, receive and have

charge of all monies of the Association, issue membership cards, and pay such bills as are 

approved by the Executive Committee or by the Annual Business Meeting.

 

After annual dues are paid the Treasurer shall update the Member Roster to include

Members in Good Standing and provide a timely copy of the Roster to the new 

President. The Treasurer shall keep and provide to the Executive Committee a Financial

Statement of the Association Finances, and a record of the statistics of the Annual

Convention. The Treasurer shall present his or her own Financial Statement at the Annual

Business Meeting.

 

VICE-PRESIDENT/SECRETARY:

VICE PRESIDENT:

The Vice President shall become President Elect. The Vice President shall perform the 

duties of the President in case of his or her death, absence, resignation or incapacity. The

Vice President shall stand ready to aid the President in any of his or her duties.

 

SECRETARY:

The Secretary shall become President/Treasurer. The Secretary shall keep a record of the

meetings of the Association and of the Executive Committee Meetings, and provide 

copies thereof  to the other Officers in a timely manner. The Secretary whose record it

shall read the minutes of those meetings at the next Business Meeting. The Secretary

shall be available to prepare any correspondence the President or Executive Committee

may require.

 

ADVISER:

The Adviser shall act in a general advisory position. The Adviser shall preferably be the 

immediate past president, or an appointed member of long standing.

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Any Past Presidents may comprise Board of Trustees at any time the President or 

Executive committee deems necessary.

 

HISTORIAN:

A Historian may be appointed at the option of the President. The Historian shall preserve

the records of the Association in a complete and orderly manner.

 

ARTICLE V - MEETINGS:

Section A:

At least one Executive Committee Meeting shall be called annually. The time and the place of the next Annual Business Meeting and Convention will be announced to the membership by means of the newsletter.

 

Section B:

The President will preside at the Annual Business Meeting and will establish the Order of Business. Robert’s Revised Rules of Order will decide all questions of parliamentary procedure.

 

ARTICLE VI - EXHIBITS:

Section A:

The Association shall hold at least one Annual Exhibition of Artwork by its Active Members. All Active Members shall have an opportunity to exhibit. Additional shows and traveling shows may be planned by the membership at Annual Meetings or by the Executive Committee. 

 

Section B:

The time and place of the Annual Exhibit are to be determined by the President Elect with the expectation that it will generally be held at the time of the Annual Convention and Business Meeting.

 

ARTICLE VII - AWARDS:

The Association itself may make monetary (cash) gifts, prizes, or awards. Ribbon awards for the art show are permissible. The practice of awarding gifts, favors, prizes, or any other awards or gift certificates and promotional donations from Donors or Supporters is permissible when the President or Executive Committee deems the circumstances warrant them.

 

ARTICLE VIII:

A Quorum for Executive Committee Meetings shall be a majority of the members of the Committee.

 

ARTICLE IX:

Proposed amendments to the By-Laws shall be in writing and filed with the Executive Committee at or prior to the Annual Business Meeting, and notice of said proposed amendments shall be presented to the members either via newsletter or at the Annual Meeting. The proposed amendments may be adopted by a majority vote of the Active Membership present at the Annual Business Meeting. 

 

Original WAA By-Laws Text as read and adopted by Membership on May 18, 1963

 

The 1963 Constitution and By-Laws and Amendments  were declared outdated and defunct at the Annual Membership Business Meeting on May 6, 2000

 

These WAA Constitution and By-Laws Adopted as Revised and Amended on May 6, 2000

 

These WAA Constitution and By-Laws Adopted as Revised and Amended on April 18, 2009

 

These WAA Constitution and By-Laws Adopted as Revised and Amended on May 5, 2013 

 

These WAA Constitution and By-Laws Adopted as Revised and Amended on May 7, 2016

END OF BY-LAWS

 

 

 

STANDING RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

It is the responsibility of the President to organize and arrange the annual convention. This includes contacting and contracting the facilities to hold the convention, arranging luncheon and banquet, contacting and contracting the workshop instructors (at least two workshops), to arrange for the art show to be exhibited in convention town at time of convention, arranging the entertainment for the banquet, arranging for Congressional Show to be sent to the Congress offices and return to Wyoming in time for annual convention, arranging for Governor’s award piece to be shipped or taken to the Governor’s Cheyenne office and for return in time for annual convention.

 

After annual convention, it is the responsibilities of the officers to post show results, provide financial statement, minutes, and updates to members in newsletter in a timely manner.

 

PURPOSE OF ASSOCIATION:

Wyoming Artists’ Association’s aims are to broaden and deepen the creative art experience of the people of Wyoming.

 

WHO MAY JOIN?

Any person in Wyoming 16 years of age and older who is in accord with the aims of this organization  is eligible for Active Membership. Non-residents of any age and Wyoming residents 15 years and under are eligible for Associate Membership.

 

HOW MUCH ARE THE DUES?

Yearly dues are $25.00 (Twenty-five) dollars for all members and Associate Members, EXCEPT Associate Members under the age of 15: their yearly dues are $5.00 (five) dollars.

 

WHAT EVENTS ARE SCHEDULED EACH YEAR?

Two newsletter are sent to all members a year: one in fall summarizing the last convention and on win spring covering the current convention news.

 

An Annual Quick Draw, business meeting, exhibit and two or more workshops are held at the time of the Annual Convention. The Annual Convention is held on the first weekend of Amy and has a specific theme chosen by the current President. The Annual Convention is held in the hometown of the current President or a Wyoming community of the current President’s choosing.

 

The Quick Draw is open to all members and guest artists by invitation by current Presidnet, and is held Friday evening. The artists are given one hour to complete a painting. Quick draw and auction are free to the public.

 

The Annual Art Show includes categories as follows: Governor’s Award(one piece is selected to exhibit in the Wyoming Governor’s office for one year), Congressional Awards(3 pieces are selected to hang for a year in the Washington D.C. Congressional offices of Wyoming’s Senators and Representatives), Medium Categories: oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, graphic, pottery, sculpture, other media(combination of two or more of the above mediums, batik or encaustic), Theme(any of the above mediums), and Miniature(5x7 any of the above mediums). Exhibit is free and open to the public.

 

Workshops are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday and are instructed. By well known artists. Members may choose which workshop they want to attend.

 

BUSINESS MEETING, LUNCHEON, AND BANQUET:

The Annual Business Meeting is held during the luncheon on Saturday. The banquet is held Saturday evening with costumes depicting the theme of the year, show awards, Grand Wyoming Artist’s Award and special entertainment are included during this time.

 

GRAND WYOMING ARTIST:

The President selects the Grand Wyoming Artist of the year. The recipient of this award should be a member whose quality of work and generosity of spirit has contributed to the success of WAA and/or has provided inspiration and encouragement to fledgling artists throughout the community.

 

TYPICAL CONVENTION SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY 

1p-5p Registration and painting check in

6p-7p Artists set up for quick draw                             

7p-8p Quick Draw

8p-8:15p Sign, matte and frame artwork

8:30p Auction of artwork

 

SATURDAY 

8a-9a Late registration

9a-12p Workshops                                      

9a-12p Art show judged 

12p-1:30p Lunch/WAA business meeting                                      

1:30p-5p Workshops resume

11:30p-1:30p Judged critique of art show

2p-5p Art show open to the public

7p-7:30p Social hour, costume parade, cash bar

7p-? Banquet, Grand Wyoming Artist announcement and entertainment

 

SUNDAY

8a-12p Workshops resume

12 NOON Pick up your Congressional show artwork, and pick up your art show entries

 

QUICK DRAW RULES

Artists sign up for the Quick Draw when the pre-register. Bring with them and hand in a short prepared bio at registration to be read when their piece is auctioned. Draw for a number to be attached to your artwork for order of auctioning. Pick uo name label and display name during Quick Draw.

 

No advanced sketch hints or markings on your painting surface. You may work from the subject of your choice; model, still life, sketches or photos. Any size and medium are acceptable, except wax or clay (since this cannot be a gallery finish piece in the time allowed). You will have one hour to complete your work, 15 minutes to sign, frame and wire. Take your artwork to the auction area with your name label, where it will be displayed for 15 minutes prior to the auction for viewing by potential buyers. Wyoming Artists’ Association retains 50% of all sales and artists get 50%. Each participant of the Quick Draw may display a small finished artwork for sale or not for sale at your table.

 

SHOW: CATEGORIES AND FEES

Only active members may participate in the annual art show and exhibit.

 

All artwork must be original and created by the artist. NO PRINTS! Artwork may be for sale. Artwork not for sale must be labeled “NFS” on the identification label.

 

ALL HANGING ART MUST BE PRESENTED IN A STURDY FRAME AND HAVE WIRE AND EYE SCREWS FOR HANGING!! (No saw tooth hangers). Any artwork without proper frames and hanging mechanisms will not be hung. This will be absolutely enforced. Gallery wrap canvas does not require a frame, but must have wire and eye screws. Please use common sense when choosing paintings to show, these are hung on panels with velcro hooks, so keep size and weight in mind. Heavy frames are at risk of falling and large paintings to not hang well.

 

Identification labels for artwork will be pre-typed and given out at the check-in table. Labels should be attached to the back of the frame in the lower RIGHT hand corner as viewed from the front and readable from the front. This year’s paintings must be pre-registered before April 1st deadline, with all information mailed with registration.

 

GENERAL SHOW

Entry fee - $5.00/category     Artists can enter one piece in each of the following categories

                                                 (No photography, quilts, or computer generated art is accepted.)

OIL

WATERCOLOR

ACRYLIC

PASTEL

GRAPHICS (pencil, ink, charcoal, colored pencil, etchings, engravings, mono prints)

POTTERY

SCULPTURE (3 dimensional worlds larger than miniature size, gallery read-fired or bronzed-no wax.)

OTHER (batik, encaustic, or a combination of any two or more of the above mediums. This is not a category for another oil or watercolor etc.!!)

THEME OF CURRENT YEAR (any of the above mediums.)

MINIATURE (2D- maximum 5x7 image; 3D- 6x6 excluding base) any of the above mediums.

 

GOVERNOR’S SHOW

Entry fee - $6.00   Use any of the above mediums. One piece will be selected by the judges to be hung in the Governor’s office in Cheyenne for one year. Sculpture may be submitted. If accepted, the artist must be responsible for packing suitable for shipment to the Governor’s office. 

 

CONGRESSIONAL SHOW

Entry fee - $6.00    Use any of the above mediums. Three (3) paintings will be selected to hang for one year in the Congressional offices of Wyoming’s Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C. 

 

***SIZE REQUIREMENTS FOR GOVERNOR’S AND CONGRESSIONAL SHOWS***

Perimeter (frame included) just not exceed 100 inches (i.e. 20+30+30+20=100”), and not exceed 30 inches on the longest side. All paintings that would be framed with glass MUST USE PLEXIGLASS prior to the entry. Entries not conforming to this requirement will not be accepted in this category. These two categories are for Wyoming residents only and must be active members off the WAA. 

 

NOTE: Artists whose work is accepted for Governor and Congressional Shows must sign a release of liability form prior to shipping. Utmost care will be taken ion packing and shipping to insure safe delivery. Artists are responsible for their own insurance to cover any possible damage or loss while paintings are in transit or on display, and be willing to hang paintings at their own risk. No early releases allowed.

 

ALL HANGING ART MUST BE PRESENTED IN A STURDY FRAME AND HAVE WIRE AND EYE SCREWS FOR HANGING!! (No saw tooth hangers). Any artwork without proper frames and hanging mechanisms will not be hung. This will be absolutely enforced. Gallery wrap canvas does not require a frame, but must have wire and eye screws. Please use common sense when choosing paintings to show, these are hung on panels with velcro hooks, so keep size and weight in mind. Heavy frames are at risk of falling and large paintings to not hang well.

 

BE AWARE OF RULES SET BY YOUR CURRENT PRESIDENT.

 

ORIGINALITY: All artwork must be the original painting and created by the artist. Artwork may be for sale. Artwork not for sale must be marked “NFS”, on the identification label. Original paintings should be completed within the past three(3) to five(5) years. Artwork previously shown in WAA is not eligible, but may have been in other shows. NO PRINTS.

 

6x6 Anonymous Silent Art Auction

Unsigned…Unframed…Hangable…Fun…Fundraiser!!!

 

Artist’s directions:

  1. Use a 6x6 canvas (gallery wrap) with a wire hanger on the back of the stretcher, no frame on the artwork

  2. Complete the canvas in your medium of choice. It can be extended around the perimeter.

  3. Sign only the back of the painting. This is an anonymous sale.

  4. Bring your painting to WAA covered so that it stays anonymous…don’t show it to your friends…deliver it to the WAA President only…or the registration table covered.

At the Sale:

  1. Each painting will be hung with a “Bid Sheet”

  2. All paintings start the silent auction at $50 with increments of $10. WAA gets all $$$

  3. Purchasers may pick up their paintings after paying at the cashiers table.

  4. Any unsold paintings will be placed in the WAA raffle unless the artist desires to retain it.

 

All rules and regulations may be changed by Executive Committee when needed.

 

GRAND WYOMING ARTISTS OF THE YEAR

 

1985: J. K. Davis

1986: Jean Goedicke

1987: Jean Kinder

1988: Elva Riley Ecton

1989: William E. Wright

1990: Ethel Somers

1991: Irma H. Stolt

1992: Dick Scott

1993: Patsy Edwards Rich

1994: Jane Skaar Coleman

1995: Betty Cordnier

1996: Polly Frost

1997: Lynn Thomas

1998: B. J. Durr

1999: Greg McHuron

2000: Ruth Rawhouser

2001: Kay Meeks

2003: Jerry Antolik

2004: Misty Plott Barbula

2005: Frank Cordiner

2006: Kay Abeyta

2007: Dennis Robins

2008: Ron Gregory

2009: Cynthia Wagner

2010: Charmian McLellan

2011: Gisele Robinson

2012: Kay Meeks

2013: Jaime Penuel

2014: Doris Snyder

2015: Steve Rodrigues

2016: Sharon Schell

2017: Debbie Despain

2019: Laurie LaMere

 

WYOMING ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTS AND CONVENTION LOCATIONS

 

YEAR.             PRESIDENT                  LOCATION                        THEME

 

1955-56            Gertrude Olson                   Worland                    

1956-57            Ethel Sommers                   Sheridan            

1957-58            Mable Underwood              Dubois

1958-59            Mable Underwood              Casper

1959-60            Letha Platt                          Casper

1960-61            Gretchen Harris                  Casper

1961-62            Jeanette Dilts                     Douglas        

1962-63            Mary Helen Hendry           Casper

1963-64            Bunny Connell                   Sheridan

1964-65            Louise Hall                        Laramie

1965-66            Jean Goedicke                   Casper

1966-67            Joyce Collins                     Torrington

1967-68            Polly Frost                         Cody

1968-69            George Trimble                 Casper

1969-70            Mary Burgess                    Sheridan

1970-71            Dean States                       Worland

1971-72            Dick Hutt                          Cheyenne

1972-72            James Boyle                      Laramie

1973-74            Shirley Brock                    Buffalo

1974-75            Jim Gaither                       Casper

1975-76            Jean Kinder                       Riverton

1976-77            Dorothy Keenan               Torrington

1977-78            Mary Paterson                  Rock Springs

1978-79            E.D. (Jack) Brown           Casper

1979-80            Mel Josephson                 Casper

1980-81            Vicki Legerski                 Sheridan                                “What You Always Wanted To Be

                                                                                                                  When You Grew Up”

1981-82            Vonnie Harden                 Worland                                   “The Good Ol’ Days”

1982-83            Joan Zerga                        Lander                                     “You Ought To Be In Pictures”

1983-84            Patsy Edwards                 Pinedale                                   “Under The Big Top”

1984-85            Betty Lockhart                Casper                                      “Ft. Casper Rendezvous”

1985-86            Jane Skaar                       Riverton                                   “Up, Up, And Away”

1986-87            Jody Gilmore                  Evanston                                   “Out Of This World”

1987-88            Dick Scott                       Worland                                    “The Master’s Touch”

1988-89            Misty Plott                      Sheridan                                   “Once Upon A Time”

1989-90            Charlotte Long               Cheyenne                                  “On The Wild Side”

1990-91            Ann Anspach                  Pinedale                                    “To Top It Off”

1991-92            Joan Melius                    Casper                                       “That Song In My Heart”

1992-93            B.J. Durr                        Wheatland                         “Those Who Came Before”-WY  1993-94            Deon Quitberg               Rock Springs                   “Children Throughout the Ages”           

1994-95           Alice Marlatt                  Riverton                                 “A Night At The Casino”

1995-96           Irma Stolt                       Casper                              “I’ll See You In The Funny Papers”

1996-97          Charmian McLellan        Pinedale                                 “Old Corrals and Sagebrush”

1997-98          Melody Newell               Douglas                                           “In The Mood”

1998-99          Eleanor Schwenk            Cheyenne                          “Memories Of The 20th Century”

1999-00          Lynn Thomas                  Dubois                                           “Classic Movies”

2000-01          Frank Cordiner                Casper                                         “A Space Odyssey”

2001-02          Joanne Shane                  Dubois                                “Around The World In 80 Days”

2002-03          Kay Abeyta                     Riverton                              “Along The Wind Rendezvous”

2003-04          Beth Thurow                   Sheridan                                           “Cowboy Chi”

2004-05          Kay Meeks                      Pinedale                                 “A Diamond In The Rough”

2005-06          Cynthia Sorg-Wagner     Riverton                              “The Cowboy Myth And Reality”

2006-07          Ronald Gregory              Riverton

2007-08          Marie Bramson               Casper

2008-09          Jaime Penuel                   Cody                                 “A Picture Paints A Thousand Words”

2009-10          Barbara Osley                 Cody                                         “Old West Meets New West”

2010-11          Debbie Despain              Dubois                                      “Wyoming, Why We Love It”

2011-12         Anita Laycock-Hunt        Cheyenne                                           “Let Legends Live”

2012-13         Steve Rodriguez              Cheyenne                                        “Back To The Country”

2013-14         Kay Meeks                      Dubois                                               “Come Fly With Me”

2014-15         Mack Brislawn                Gillette                                                          “Green”

2015-16         Tom Lucas                       Dubois                             “Enhance Your Life, Paint A Still Life”

2016-17         Sharon Schell                  Dubois                                                      “Mardi Gras”

2017-18         Laurie LaMere                Jackson                                           “Wyoming En Plein Air”

2018-19         Laurell Fogg                   Cheyenne                                            “Botanical: Flowers”

2019-20         Deanna Skillman            Greybull                                     “Favorite Wyoming Mountains”

2020-21