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SLOPOKE Art of the West Exhibition Saddles Up Again | Arts & Entertainment

Posted on September 3, 2021
| 1:28 p.m.

The SLOPOKE Artwork of the West Exhibition is acquiring prepared to existing its 11th annual clearly show Sept. 24-26 at Flag Is Up Farms, a 100-acre horse ranch in Solvang. The dwell art clearly show celebrates the American West, its surroundings, wildlife, ranch existence and history, and offers company the chance to fulfill the artists.

Renowned sculptor Christopher Slatoff will serve as the guest artist and jurist for the SLOPOKE 2021. Slatoff, best known for monumental sculpture (together with at USC, Pepperdine College, and Our Girl of the Angels cathedral in Los Angeles) will participate in a dwell Duelling Sculptors demonstration with his studio assistant Elisabeth Pollnow, in which just about every artist will sculpt the other.

Dueling Sculptors will be at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Additional showcased artists include Naomi Brown, Tom Burgher, Alexi Wonderful, Kristen Freeborn, Arsenio Frontela, Errol Gordon, Michael Hansen, Carol Hartman, Kelly Hine, Patty Hughes, Doreen Irwin, Teresa Lynn Johnson, Kasia Kaznocha, Sheryl Knight, Chuck Kovavcic, Dino Mehaffie, Linda Nelson, Amy Rattner, Sharlene Rayl, Pat Roberts, Janice Schultz, Dottie Stanley, Tara Rose Toner, Ami, Lynn Usrey, Phyllis Waltman, Sarah Webber, and Jody Wiggins.

For aspects about each individual artist are on the web-site listed here.

Awards are specified for different classes in artwork and sculpture. SLOPOKE strives to accommodate the changing preferences and interests of the Central Coastline up to date and Western artwork market place. Awards to be presented this 12 months incorporate Ideal Figurative Art (sponsored by Western Art Collector Journal) Very best Wildlife Artwork (sponsored by Artwork of the West Journal) and Artists Decision Award (sponsored by Western Artwork and Architecture Journal).

Also, the SLOPOKE Silver Belt Buckle Awards will be awarded for Finest in Display, Most effective Sculpture, and Finest Painting. New for 2021 is that visitors will be able to get memento SLOPOKE silver belt buckles to commemorate this year’s demonstrate particulars available at the party.

SLOPOKE, an open up-air function, will be in compliance with all present county wellbeing suggestions. Company will obtain complimentary SLOPOKE souvenir bandanas and a curated art e-book that includes this year’s artwork showcase.

Artist receptions and awards ceremonies will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26. Flag Is Up Farms is at 901 E. Freeway 246.

SLOPOKE tickets are on sale now, simply click here to acquire. For full aspects and the most recent information and party developments, pay a visit to

To understand how to participate in next year’s display, speak to Tom Burgher at [email protected] or 805-570-8088.