Expressing the Rural West—Into the Future!

Saddle by Dave RigbyThis exhibition celebrates the new renaissance of western artistry among young gearmakers and visual artists. Throughout the week of the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the Western Folklife Center's Wiegand Gallery was also be a gathering place to see gearmaking demonstrations, visit with artists and view contemporary work. An opening reception with the artists was held on Friday, January 31, 2014, at 3:30pm for Western Folklife Center Members, Stakeholders and sponsors only, and at 4:30pm the exhibition will formally open to the general public.

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Belt Buckle by Braidie Butters

This exhibition is made possible though the invaluable support of:

National Endowment for the Arts
Nevada Arts Council
Barrick Gold of North America
Newmont Mining Corporation
Red Lion Hotel & Casino
Arthur Glaser Memorial Fund
William R. Long
Byrns Painting, Llc.
Nevada Advertising
Wirtz Beverage Nevada
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Elko County Cattlewomen
Evergreen Flower Shop
Marianne Glaser
Smokey Koelsch

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Link to Barrick Gold of North America Link to Newmont Mining Corporation

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See photos from prior Gatherings in our Photo Gallery.

Watch Gathering Moments on Film, short and casual "guerrilla" videos from prior Gatherings.

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