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Wyoming Artists’ Association

2020 Convention


Greybull, Wyoming

May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd


“Favorite Wyoming Mountains”



PO BOX 966 Basin, WY 82410 307-202-3436


548 North Fork Road Lander, WY 307-332-6442


The 2020 convention is only three months away! I would like to encourage people to arrive early as I am planning a sip and paint fundraiser event on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6p. All proceeds, minus space rental fee, will go back to the WAA. Hotel rates in Greybull are pretty reasonable in May and I recommend that people book/ reserve your rooms now. The Wheels Motel(307-299-5505)has blocked off ten rooms. Let them know that you are reserving for the WAA Convention and you will get the rate for that as long as rooms are available. I recommend the Greybull Motel(307-765-2628)as a secondary option. They have small cottages and suites available as well as regular rooms.


These are the other options:

The Yellowstone Motel 307-765-4456

Greybull KOA 307-250-8098

Maid Marian Bed&Breakfast 307-250-6551

The Wheels Motel 307-299-5505

Greybull Motel 307-765-2628

Now that the convention has moved to Greybull, I can include a list of all the sights, shops and eateries located within walking distance of the Rec Center and Presbyterian Church. Also, all motels are in Greybull as well.



Los Gabanes Mexican Restaurant 

Lisa’s Western Cuisine and Spirits 

BT’s Diner  

C C’s Pizza 

Brandis Candies 

A&W All American Food 

Beijing Garden 

Näm Sweet and Savory

Copper Corner Cafe(Basin, great for breakfast)

Rennaissance Cafe and Bistro 

The Historic Hotel Greybull & The Speakeasy


Crazy Woman Trading Post

Big Horn Antiques and Gifts

Country Floral and Gifts

Bootlegger Emporium

Candy Shops:

Queen Bee Gardens

Brandis Candies


Museum of Flight&Aerial Flying

Jurassic Cowboy Dinosaur Museum

Coffee Shops:

Rennaissance Cafe and Bistro

Historic Hotel Greybull

C C’s Pizza

Coffee Barn-Tammy’s

Cabin Brew(Basin)



Basin Market(Basin)




There will be a $25 late fee for entries submitted after this date. WAA dues are required in order to stay on our mailing list, so send in your form with your membership dues even if you are not attending the convention.


The sculpture workshop has been replaced with a photography workshop. Details on the photography workshop will be listed in the workshop section of the newsletter.


Thursday Night Sip&Paint The convention will kick off a bit early this year. On April 30 at 6p I will teach a painting class. All proceeds will go back to the WAA minus the space rental. Class will be held at the Basin City Arts Center and we will be painting Van Gogh’s “A Starry Night Over Devil’s Tower”. This painting is a fun play on a famously classic piece of art! Cost will be $40 per person and an RSVP will be very important for supply accuracy.

Friday Night Quick Draw/Quick Finish If you are good at creating a piece of artwork quickly, please sign up! Artists are given an hour to paint and 15 minutes to frame. New this year, we are offering a quick finish option as well. So if you don’t want to create something in an hour then sign up for the quick finish option. Art is then auctioned to the highest bidder, with proceeds being split 50/50 between the artist and WAA.

6x6 Anonymous Fundraiser

WE NEED EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS!!! Use 6x6 canvas or other surface and create a hangable piece of art in the medium of your choice. Sign only the back of your artwork, as this is an anonymous sale. Bring your artwork to the registration table, covered, so that it stays anonymous. These will be sold in silent auction fashion, with bids starting at $50.00. This is a total donation to WAA. Artists receive no proceeds from this event. Used Book & Supply Sale If you have any unused art supplies or books, please bring and donate them to the fundraiser. They will be placed on a table and sold for minimal prices. PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THESE FUNDRAISERS AS THIS IS WHAT FUNDS OUR CASH AWARDS. NO CASH, NO AWARDS!!!


First Place - $100.00

Second Place - $50.00

Best of Show - $250.00

Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and c certificates for Honorable Mentions

Artists’, People, and President’s Choice(that’s me!).

One painting is selected to hang in the Wyoming Governor’s office, and three paintings are selected to go to D.C. to hang in the Wyoming Congressional offices for one year.



Greybull Recreation Center

527 1st Ave. South Greybull, WY 82426

(3 Workshops, Show, and Quick Draw held here)

Basin City Arts Center(BCAC)

117 S. 4th Street Basin, WY 82410

(Sip&Paint Fundraiser, Luncheon and Banquet held here)

Greybull Presbyterian Church

433 1st Ave South Greybull, WY 82416

(1 workshop held here, it is right next to the Rec Center)

Thursday, April 30: 6p Sip&Paint Fundraiser @the Basin City Arts Center Van Gogh’s “A Starry Night Over Devil’s Tower”

Friday, May 1: 1p-5p Registration and painting check in @the Greybull Rec Center

                                     1p-5p Workshop Instructors set up classrooms 6p-7p Artists set up for quick draw @the Greybull                                                       Rec Center

                                     7p-8p Quick Draw

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

                                     8:30p Auction of artwork

Saturday, May 2nd: 8a-11:30a Workshops @Greybull Rec Center & Presbyterian Church

                                                                          Mike Kopriva - Acrylics 8a-11:30a & 1:30-5p

                                                                          M.C. Poulsen - Oils 8a-11:30a & 1:30-5p

                                                                          Lisa Kunkel - Photography 8a-11:30a & 1:30-5p

                                                                          Julie Oriet - Pastels 9a-11:30a & 1:30-5p

                                                       9a-1p Art show open to the public @the Greybull Rec Center

                                                       12p-1p Lunch/WAA business meeting @the Basin City Arts Center

                                                       1:30p-5p Workshops resume

                                                       11:30p-1:30p Art show judged, show closed for judging

                                                       2p-5p Art show open to the public

                                                       6p-7p Social hour, costume parade, cash bar @ the BCAC

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

Sunday, May 3rd: 8a-12p Workshops resume@Greybull Rec Center & Presbyterian Church

                                                 12 NOON Pick up your Congressional show artwork, and pick up your art show entries                                                                                  @the  Greybull Rec Center



Welcome to my workshop! This is a suggested supply list- please keep in mind, bring what you have but it is important to have quality supplies. You will have better success and more fun. I will be showing you a variety of methods and styles which you can apply to your paintings. We will be working hard but having great fun too. Please bring any sketches, your own photos and ideas you want to work on Suggested papers: (I use sanded papers)

Art Spectrum


La Carte

Pastels: a variety of hard, medium, soft: 

Art Spectrum



La Carte


Windsor/ Newton Etc.

I usually buy what’s on sale

Barrier Hand

Gloves in a Bottle

Cactus Cream

Mineral spirits...odorless

Misc......old stiff paintbrush, paper towels or a towel, drawing paper, pencils, artist tape, your easel and a board or foam core to put your paper on

Most art supply catalogs wil carry these supplies: Dakota Pastel, Dick Blick, Jerry’s Artarama, etc. They cost a bit more but are worth it, share costs with a friend! You don’t have to have al of these, but bring at least several sheets or a tablet of good sanded paper, a variety of pastels and the misc. supplies…AND bring your reference material and be ready to have fun! I look forward to meeting you....let’s get our hands dirty!



Workshop Materials : Outdoors and Indoors

Turpentine Oils



Linseed oil

Garbage bag

Paper towels

Retouch stray

Fixative Board and tape

Photo of subject or landscape you wish to paint

Small portable stool (your choice)

Cotton paper (resume paper ivory or white - 24 lb or linen paper for report covers - 65 lb. ivory or white. I use both depending on what I am doing.)

Outdoors Materials:

ground cloth ( for indoors)

Insect repellant

Umbrella or tarp

I do all my study's on linen paper which I tape to a board. I sketch my image onto paper and try to finish in one sitting. Details added later. If you choose a canvas an 18 x 24 or 16 x 20 should be ok, depending on what your subject format is. Choose what you want to paint on. We will do a study on paper anyway for educational purposes. I paint on canvas and prepared gesso boards and paper.   Bring something you are working on if you are struggling with it or want to have help with it.   I look forward to meeting everyone and working to make this a fun event for everyone.



Gesso primed panel or canvas:

at least 12"x 16" in size,

16"x 20" or 14"x18" are fine for the class.

Acrylic or oil colors:

Titanium white

Cadmium yellow


red medium or light Alizarin crimson

Dioxazine purple

Ultramarine blue   

Cobalt blue

Pthalo blue

Hookers green or sap green

Yellow oxide

Burnt sienna

Burnt umber

Mars black


Medium sized flat

Small round

French Fan brushes are useful


polymer gloss medium for acrylics

oil medium like liquin for oils   

Other Items:

Painting rag


water or turpentine container



Photography workshop with Lisa Kunkel. Three sessions over two days, a total of 11 hours of instruction, at the Wyoming Artist Association’s Spring Convention in Greybull. This workshop is for both amateurs and professionals. If you have an interest in photography and want to learn how to use your camera better, this class is for you. Have you shied away from nurturing your eye? Brush up your skills with this class. If you are a working professional, you can still join this class and be challenged with the workshop photo assignments. What to expect: Morning session

-- Day 1 Review of photography basics ** composition, golden rule, depth of field, etc. Learning the art of creative storytelling through photography Interpreting light Visual self-expression Incorporating art theory into images Ethics in photography One-on-one session with Lisa (time depends on class size) * *Advanced students who do not need the review of photography basics will be given photo assignments and will have the choice of going on a downtown photo walk.

Afernoon session

-- Day 1 Photo field-trip to a 20-acre property in the Shell Valley (10-minute drive from the Rec Center) Let’s go on a photo walk! Hands-on instruction outdoors The focus will be photographing the Big Horn Mountain Range with clear shots of the iconic “W” and Shell Canyon. Other classic western photo opportunities will include; chickens & roosters, sweeping dirt roads with wooden fences, pastures, outbuildings, access to BLM land with sagebrush and cactus. You will also get to visit the Kunkel Frame & Photo home-office and see the Canon Pro-Graf 4000 large-format printer. Hands-on learning WITH DEMONSTRATION on printing your own photos. Discussions will include paper types, mediums, etc. If a student is able to transmit an image to Lisa on Saturday evening, the student will receive one largeformat print of their favorite image from the Saturday field trip, delivered at the morning session Sunday. Additional field-trip details: Transportation will be on your own (carpooling encouraged.) Bring a good pair of shoes/boots for hiking/walking as there is a hilly terrain. Dress for Spring weather and bring a water bottle.

Morning session

-- Day 2 The class will wrap-up with learning what to do with your images: Culling Editing Archiving Printing In-app editing Creating notecards and other products The class will conclude with a slideshow of the student’s best images from the weekend along with Lisa’s professional critique with applicable tips to take your photography to the next level. One-on-one wrap-up session with Lisa (time depends on class size) Expect photo assignments during the weekend workshop, BRING YOUR CAMERA. All types and models are welcome including: smartphones, tablets, point and shoot, dSLR.) Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone and/or laptop to be ready and able to transmit images to the instructor. Wifi is available at no charge in the Rec Center.

Supply checklist (feel free to email or call Lisa with any questions).

● Camera

● Wide-angle lens

● Macro lens

● Telephoto lens (This one is IMPORTANT as it will be ideal for photographing the mountains. Students are encouraged to borrow or rent a telephoto lens if they do not own one.)

● Extra battery and charger

● Extra memory card (or be sure to have space available on your device)

● Laptop & accessories

● Tripod