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2 Jackson artists receive Governor’s Capitol Art Purchase Awards

2 Jackson artists receive Governor’s Capitol Art Purchase Awards

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Purchase Award winners for the 2016 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale have been selected and are set to receive their awards during a reception at the Wyoming State Museum tomorrow, February 11. This year’s four purchase award winning artists include: - Martin Hagen, of Jackson, for his bronze “Good Mule” - Dan Hayward , of Laramie, for his photograph “True Spanish Mustang Mare as the Sun Rises” - Joy Keown, of Laramie, for her painting “Dark Eyes” - Valerie Seaberg, of Jackson, for her mixed media composition “Boot Spur Horse Hair Vessel with Buffalo Nickel.” “Abu –‘Father’ in Most Semitic Languages,” a painting by Cheyenne’s Rachel Ondrak received this year's Governor’s Choice Award. The Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale is on display through March 5 at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne. The show is an annual competition for Wyoming Artists and this year, 42 works by 36 regional artists appear in the show. Local artists Alissa Davies (Jackson), Jenny Dowd (Alpine), Martin Hagen (Jackson), Todd Kosharek (Jackson), Valerie Seaberg (Jackson) and Richard Tambor (Jackson) will be featured in this year's event. All the remaining artworks in the show are for sale and will be on display until March 5. Established in 2000, the Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale celebrates the work of Wyoming artists. Works receiving purchase awards join a growing collection of prestigious art that is displayed in the offices of Wyoming’s statewide elected officials. *Feature photo: (Left) Valerie Seaberg, of Jackson, for her mixed media composition's Nickel.” (Right) Martin Hagen's “Good Mule” h/t Wyoming State Museum / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news