Steamboat Art Museum

Scott Christensen Exhibit 2011

Scott L. Christensen is a gifted painter with the curiosity of a scholar and an uncommon past. Largely self-taught, he came to art via a circuitous route.

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Scott Christensen Exhibit

06/03/2011 – 10/11/2011

The Steamboat Art Museum was formed in December 2005 and presented its Opening Exhibition in the historic First National Bank building on December 23, 2006. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was gifted to the City of Steamboat Springs by its owner, Helen Rehder, who was a long time area rancher and artist. Mrs. Rehder stipulated in her will that the building be preserved and used as a museum to promote the culture and heritage of northwestern Colorado. In 2010, the Steamboat Art Museum negotiated a 99-year lease on the building with the City.

Since the Opening Exhibit, which featured the works of past and present local artists, we have presented an Intaglio exhibit, a western art exhibit that included traditional cowboy and native American arts as well as paintings and sculpture, an international exchange with Mexico of the work of Martha Chapa, an exhibit on loan from the University of Wyoming Art Museum of the work of E.W. (Bill) Gollings, surreal blacklight sculpture by Don Woodsmith, the cartoon art of Jerry Palen, Ace Reid and J.R. Williams, Landscape paintings of Clyde Aspevig, wildlife paintings of Ken Carlson, quilts by David Taylor, western paintings by Jim Norton, and exhibits of local northwestern Colorado artists.

Future exhibits include the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Quang Ho, American Watercolor Society, a 50-Year Retrospective of photography by Rod Hanna, Paintings by Jean Perry and Sculpture by Curtis Zabel, and the Birds in Art.

We believe that the paintings of Scott L. Christensen reflect the mission of our Museum and present a man who was raised in a small town in western Wyoming and has grown to become one of the country’s premier landscape painters. His paintings express his beautiful vision of the landscape and the light and atmosphere that inspire him. He readily shares his technical skill and knowledge with those who have the thirst to learn. He invites the viewer to enter his world and participate with their own vision and experience.  Scott’s paintings are truly works of art.

It is with tremendous pride that Steamboat Art Museum presents this wonderful collection of Scott L. Christensen’s paintings. We thank the donors who so generously loaned us work from their private collections.

Shirley Stocks