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December 6, 2016

Ranchlands in Paint

She came to the Chico an architectural painter. Now she’s a renowned Western artist. Spotlight on the longtime Ranchlands art show participant Jill Soukup.

October 4, 2011

Art Show and Taos

The 11th annual Ranchlands Artist Gathering Exhibition went on display last Friday in the Columbine Showroom in the Denver Design District. The work will be on display for the month of October so be sure to stop by if you’re in the area.

The opening party for the exhibit was also on Friday and was a lot of fun with the artists present. The work was displayed among the furnishings in the showroom and with some tasty food and cocktails everyone

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June 8, 2011

Ranchlands Artist Gathering

We chat to Duke Beardsley and Jill Soukup

Jill Soukup  

What makes the Zapata Gathering different rom other gathering for you?
I specifically enjoy the study of horses, the aspect of being around other artists, and the connection with the Phillips family.
What are your main inspirations and influences?
My main inspirations and influences are hangin’ with horses. I read a lot of art books, and I attend a lot of different art shows to expose myself to other artist’s work.
What’s your favorite medium to

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September 6, 2010

Full Circle

The MZ artist gathering came full circle this weekend with the grand art show at the Chico Basin Ranch.

All of the work was displayed on giant hay walls that made a half circle through the cottonwood grove and with perfect weather, adult beverages and nice shady trees, the show couldn’t have been better.

This was the first show at the Bell Park and with all of the beautiful open space and room for giant meandering walls it definitely shined in its

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July 2, 2010

Artists Working Together

If you are an artist or have ever been a part of a live model session you may already know this, but I found it amazing that all of the different artists, and all truly skilled and seasoned at what they do, were able to agree on one position for the live session we had on the last afternoon.

There are countless positions the horse could have been in, the rider could have been in, where they stood and on and

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June 30, 2010

11th Annual Artist Gathering

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

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