Exhibit on display and for sale at SAM Sept. 26-Nov. 6, 2021
SAM’s Plein Air Event brings the community and visitors together with artists from near and far as they paint on location. Showcasing the beauty of the Yampa Valley, the paintings that are created during this extraordinary week spotlight historic landmarks, ranches, the community of Steamboat Springs and our growing arts and cultural offerings. – This event is uniquely Steamboat!
Plein Air Exhibition and Sale Hours:
October 2 – November 6, 2021
Monday through Thursday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
December 3, 2021 to April 2, 2022
“Portrayals of the American West”
Steamboat Springs, CO –The Steamboat Art Museum is pleased to present “Portrayals of the American West,” showcasing the work of renowned historic Western photographers Roland Reed, Edward Curtis, A.G. and Augusta Wallihan and L.A. Huffman who all worked at the turn of the 19th century. Possibly the first time the works of these five photographers have been displayed together, the exhibit opens Friday, Dec. 3, and continues through Saturday, April 2, 2022.
This exhibition represents a collaboration among several entities throughout Northwest Colorado, including digital prints from scans of the original Wallihan glass plates from Museum of Northwest Colorado; photogravures by Curtis from Steamboat’s Tread of Pioneers Museum; silver gelatin prints from Reed’s glass plates owned by the Jace Romick Gallery in Steamboat, as well as contact prints, unpublished prints, original signed prints and photogravures from private local collections.
Housed in the iconic First National Bank/Rehder Building (1905/1920) and on the National Registry of Historic Places, Steamboat Art Museum is located in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs. Established in 2006, the museum presents rotating exhibitions of artwork by living masters whose work is relevant to the culture and heritage of the West. The Steamboat Art Museum is accessible to all, open to everyone and admission is free.
The Steamboat Art Museum complies with the latest Routt County COVID-19 health guidelines.
SAM would like to thank our major sponsor, YVEA’s Operation Round Up, and Steamboat Sotheby’s for support in the creation of this website.