Artist Ranch Project
Please click here to View a Short Video about Artist Ranch Project
The Artist Ranch Project is an initiative designed to facilitate an interpretation of western heritage and values through contemporary art.
Each year the Stampede funds a small group of selected contemporary artists to spend a weekend in Longview to experience the western way of life on an authentic working ranch. The artists will then create a body of artwork inspired by their ranch experience, culminating in a unique exhibition and sale of work in the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase art show.
Please note that the Stampede will not cover travel/ airline costs to get to Calgary nor accommodation costs outside of the weekend in Longview but will cover all costs for transportation, accommodation and meals from the Friday morning to Sunday afternoon when we get you back to Calgary.
We are looking for submissions of contemporary artists right now for our 2016 retreat which will take place in late August or September of 2016. Our preference for participating artists are those without prior experience with "western art" or cowboy culture. Artists may be already established and/or commercially successful or at the beginning of their professional careers. We are looking for artists working in any or all media. The Stampede will take a 30% commission of each sale.
We will be accepting submissions through May 31st 2017 and the jury will be selecting up to five artists for the 2017 Ranch retreat by June 15, 2017.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS – Please Click on Names to View Biographies
2015 - The OH Ranch and Bar U Ranch
Billie Rae Busby
Click Here For Past Results
For more information, please contact: Email