Best In Show
Mark Paxton is a contemporary artist who is interested in the methods and techniques of oil painting. He is continuing to discover the possibilities involved in working with the medium. His paintings are the products of that ongoing investigation.
Omaha, Nebraska, 1952
M.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 1984
B.A. Philosophy, Bellevue University, Bellevue Nebraska.1980
B.F.A. Sculpture University of Nebraska, Omaha. 1979
Current Exhibit: Solo Show: Tronies: Dahl Art Center. Rapid City, S.D.
Yellowstone Art Museum, Art Auction, Billings Montana, 2020-2021
Nicolaysen Art Auction 2020, Best in Show.
Governor's Capitol Art Exhibit, 2020 Cheyenne WY.
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
24" x 36"
Raised in Gillette, Wyoming - Blanche Guernsey is a contemporary artist, wife, and mother of five. As an introvert, Guernsey considers her artwork to be a reflection of her experiences and surroundings. She depicts commonplace objects through the lens of a distant memory. Early pieces of work by Guernsey depict family and loved ones in pastel portraits. Now she uses oils to create bold colors, soft edges, and a dream-like presence to inspire a universal feeling of nostalgia.
Guernsey is represented by the AVA Community Art Center in Gillette, WY. She is also the center’s former Gallery, Class, and Party Coordinator. Guernsey is the recipient of awards such as People’s Choice (2014, 2017) for the Local Color Invitational Gala and Volunteer of the Year for AVA Community Art Center (2008). She has been seen on the cover of Livability Magazine (2014) and in a feature for W of Wyoming Magazine (2015).
Many public collections by Guernsey can be found in Gillette, where she lives and creates today. The self-taught artist’s work can also be found in varying galleries and displays across the country. She is represented by Scarlow’s Gallery in Casper, WY, and is a long-time member of SAGE in Sheridan, WY. You can also find her pieces in the gift shop at the DAHL in Rapid City, SD.
"I hope that my images might connect us; in the personal beginnings of selected objects, there is something universal in the stories and memories they evoke. Using bold brushstrokes, I bring nostalgic objects to new life by pulling and drawing out unexpected colors that grab the attention of the viewer."
Eileen Nistler was born in the beautiful Inyan Kara area of the Black Hills in Wyoming. The artist left for seventeen years to pursue an education and short career as an architect. Then the magic of Wyoming called her back. She now lives in the house that she drew her first paintings in as a child. She lives on and operates the family ranch that lies between Upton and Sundance, Wyoming. Much of her inspiration comes from living and loving on a working ranch in Wyoming.
Eileen's art has received awards from Artist’s Magazine, International Artist Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine, Colored Pencil Society of America, The Salmagundi Club, the Portrait Society of America, Jack Richeson & Co. and others.
She is a signature member of; the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), the Colored Pencil Society of America Great Explorations (CPX), American Plains Artists (APA), American Women Artists (AWA) and a signature member master status of Paint America (PAA-M).
Do what is meaningful, not expedient. – Jordan Peterson
My colored pencil art is realistic. I strive to portray beautiful moments using dramatic lighting as did Caravaggio and Rubens. My education is in architecture and I strive for exquisite detail and quality craftsmanship.
Crimson to Violet
11" x 24"