Steamboat Art Museum


“Try Me Days" at Steamboat Art Museum 

Intro to Drawing & Sketching with Guest Artist Joanne Orce

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

“Try Me Days" brings back Guest Artist Joanne Orce with a new class on drawing and sketching. Great for all levels from beginners to advanced!

$40/person with all supplies including sketchbook, HB pencil, 2B pencil, eraser, and Tombow colored pencil set of 12.

$25/person if you bring your own supplies.

“Try Me Days" are always a fun way to try your hand at something new and a great way to support your local museum! Class size is limited, so sign up today!

Please register in advance for our Intro to Drawing & Sketching class with Guest Artist Joanne Orce at the link below.

Or, give us a call at 970-870-1755.


“The New West: The Rise of Contemporary Indigenous and Western Art"

Exhibit on display and select works for sale at SAM December 2, 2022 – April 15, 2023.

The Steamboat Art Museum is pleased to introduce its current winter exhibition, breaking new ground and bringing a different type of Western art to the region.

“The New West: The Rise of Contemporary Indigenous and Western Art" chronicles the beginnings of this sub-genre in the 1960s and highlights the artists of today who are moving it forward.

Guest curated by Seth Hopkins, Executive Director of the Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Georgia, the exhibition features fresh takes on Indigenous and Western subjects, created by a diverse cross-section of artists.


Billy Schenck

Billy Schenck is a contemporary artist with work in over 40 museum collections and corporate collections that include Sony, IBM, Saatchi and Saatchi, American Airlines and others. His subject matter spans genres from western landscape to cowboy pop. He has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe. He is a World Champion Ranch Sorting winner and the proprietor of the Double Standard Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, his home for the past two decades.

To learn more about Billy or to get in touch, click the button below.

Donna Howell-Sickles

Donna Howell-Sickles has taken the image and idea of the cowgirl beyond charcoal lines and into reality. In the Western art genre, she has been exploring the layers beneath the Cowgirl’s engaging exterior for more than 40 years. Howell-Sickles herself identifies with the self-reliant and hard-working spirit of the cowgirl. In 2007 she was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame by the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. Howell-Sickles’ work is a part of the art collections of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Booth Western Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of Fine Art, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, the C.M. Russell Museum and the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

To learn more about Donna or to get in touch, click the button below.

Kim Wiggins

Kim Douglas Wiggins’ distinct style and modern vision of the West has made him one of the most recognizable artists in America today. He is acknowledged as one of the creative forerunners behind the current New West Movement and is one of the prominent speakers in the art industry encouraging innovation in Western art. Growing up on a ranch in southern New Mexico, at the age of twelve he was discovered by an art dealer from Scottsdale who started handling his formative work. By the mid 1970’s he was painting in oil and working as a graphic artist for a national equine magazine. In 1983 he was admitted as the youngest member of the Society of American Impressionists and exhibited alongside American masters such as Robert Daughters, Walt Gonske and Sandy Scott.

To learn more about Kim or to get in touch, click the button below.

Maeve Eichelberger

Maeve Eichelberger is a Colorado native. Inspired by formal design elements; Line, Shape, Color, Texture and Space, Maeve uses her photography, drawing and collage as mediums to support her sculptural exploration. Hand etching, and forming her sculptures with heat, she uses Plexiglass as a material for its modern, durable and transparent qualities, allowing her to explore layers more deeply. “I create multiple layers of experience that demonstrates the significance of observing life both sequentially and simultaneously”.

To learn more about Maeve or to get in touch, click the button below.

Sandy Graves

Sandy has been casting realistic and abstract sculptures in bronze since 1999. She sees bronze as a friendly medium, enjoying seeing people interact with her art. Whether a public monument or small bronze, she appreciates that her audience can walk around it, touch it, and become part of her artistic expression in a very personal way.
“I see bronze sculpture as being a friendly and beautiful medium. I enjoy watching the public interact with art. In sculpture, viewers can walk around it, touch it, and become part of the artistic expression in a very personal way."

To learn more about Sandy or to get in touch, click the button below.


Available Artwork for Purchase from “The New West" 

Browse our directory of artwork that is currently available for purchase and seize the opportunity today of owning your own piece from our current exhibit, “The New West: The Rise of Contemporary Indigenous and Western Art."


Shopping at the SAM Store

The Steamboat Art Museum Store has something for everyone and for all your gift giving purposes. Hand crafted gifts, the area's top source for professional art supplies, original greeting cards, toys, prints, and so much more to explore!

The SAM Store is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm.

We can't wait to see you here!

Expand Your Artistic Skills!

What better way to grow as an artist or try a new medium than with a SAM workshop? We currently have three workshops scheduled in the coming months featuring guest artists/teachers that will be sure to push your creative boundaries.

Space is limited, so be sure to register for these workshops today! Stay tuned as we continue to add more workshops to our 2023 schedule!

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.

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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.