11th Annual Artist Gathering

June 30, 2010


A fourth generation rancher, Tess co-manages Ranchlands with her brother Duke IV. She is raising her two sons on Chico Basin Ranch with her husband David.

We’ve just finished up our 11th annual artist gathering at the Zapata and are beaming with anticipation for September’s show. This year we had 29 artists from Colorado and Wyoming, the largest group yet. The weather cooperated well and blue skies and 80-degrees gave way to thunder and lightening storms on two separate occasions which will surely make for some great work!

Perhaps our favorite part of the event are the nightly shows. After dinner, each person brings out three or four of his/her favorite pieces and displays them around the room. Often times a couple of different people will have captured the same scene or event, and it’s really neat to see their different perceptions.

Many of the artists have promised to send along some pictures from their gallery after the weekend– be it snap shots of their work . I’ll be sure to post these just as soon as I get them so stay tuned!