Experience the Spirit of the American West Through Art


Art by: "Bringing 'em home" in pencil by featured artist,Glynnis Miller

The Central Coast's most important Western art show, the Cattlemen's Western Art Show & Sale, returns to the Paso Robles Event Center on April 5-7. Celebrating its 23rd year, the nationally renowned invitational show features more than 50 talented professional Western artists exhibiting their finest original works. 

"The unique feature of this show is the ability to talk to each artist and step into their world, to find out why each piece has been created. Their talents and abilities speak for themselves," says Dee Pellandini, Coordinator of the show. "This show has the ability to create long lasting partnerships between the collector and the artist, it is a wonderful place to enrich your life for years to come."

Offering an extraordinary range of styles, mediums, subjects, and price points, the show truly has something for everyone. Serious buyers can look forward to more than 400 new works by truly collectible western artists such as Bob Coronato, Al Glann, and Bill Mittag. Shoppers on a budget need not worry: a special reproduction-only room is the place to find art pieces at affordable prices!

Visitors to the show can also expect to see the exemplary work of Glynnis Miller, this year's Featured Artist. Her pencil, graphite and charcoal drawings portray her lifelong love of horses and the western lifestyle. As she explains, "My goal is to create texture, contrast and form with painstaking layering and shading resulting in a drawing that leaps off the paper. I am trying to capture beauty and soul, regardless of the subject matter. Beauty has the power to evoke powerful emotions and fill us with awe and wonder. It is my desire to inspire these feelings and provide food for the soul through my art."

The public is invited to participate in all of the weekend activities, which provide an opportunity to meet the artists and purchase their works. The exhibition opens on Friday, April 5 with the PG&E Artist's Reception, from 5 pm to 9 pm. Tickets for the evening, which include hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting and a no host bar, are available at the door for $20. The Cattlemen's Western Art Show & Sale continues on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sunday 10 am to 3:30 pm. There is no admission charge and both days feature the signature Cattlemen's BBQ lunch for $10.

"Spending a few moments with these artists will put a new dimension on your life, making you want to have one of the pieces hanging or sitting in your home. For someone just entering the realm of the art world this show and its energy will send them down a path of no return and open doors to areas they never expected to go," says Jo Ann Switzer, Co-Coordinator.