Denman’s Solo Show at Astoria Fine Art, Jackson Hole: New and Different

By Bob Bahr Andrew Denman knows he's pushing it. In fact, he's made the conscious decision to do so. Denman has long put together shows that group his paintings by themes. In the past, he hasn't worked in series, but looking back over his work he could pick out...
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Jocelyn Russell’s Monumental Accomplishment

By Bob Bahr Sculptor Jocelyn Russell had two years to finish a commission. That should be plenty of time, right? OK…even if the commission involves five full-size elephants and five lions? Now that is a stretch. It meant that Russell worked at the foundry during the...
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Caleb Goggans: Teaching Art the Right Way to the Famously Rambunctious SKBers

By Bob Bahr Thomas Caleb Goggans attended the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, in Connecticut, and he currently teaches at the Townsend Atelier, in Chattanooga, Tennessee … which is to say he has classically trained drawing and painting chops. After attending the...
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How Do Birders Bird, and How Do Artists Go Birding?

By Bob Bahr One morning at the TexArt workshop SKB organized in Kerrville, Texas last May, James Coe led a birding tour through the Kerr Wildlife Management Area. Not surprisingly, the group of artists that joined him spread out far and wide. Most were wildlife...
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Anthony Cannata Is Not a Tech Geek

By Bob Bahr SKB staffer Anthony Cannata will admit that he is especially adept at fixing things. And his knowledge of computers is plain to see. But he is not a tech guy, actually. And SKBers who have benefited the most from his help know it. They know that Cannata is...
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How Steve Boster’s Art Helps Those in Need

by Bob Bahr Painter Steve Boster is lucky. He's had a successful career in medicine and is comfortably retired, so he doesn't need art sales to pay the bills. In fact, he's ready to give back to the world. So Boster donates all the proceeds from his artwork to his...
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James Coe: Painting—and Birding—in Israel

By Bob Bahr In March 2017, SKBer James Coe joined a group of artists from several nations to paint and go birding in Israel and Jordan. Coe was participating in the Artists For Nature project "Bringing the Dead Sea to Life Through Art and Music," a collaboration...
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Kim Diment in the Fishbowl

By Bob Bahr Several of the participants in this week's TexArt event huddled with Michigan artist and longtime SKBer Kim Diment to experiment with a method of drawing she has taught for decades with great success. They met in Schreiner University's Fishbowl, a...
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Where Was Suzie When She Won the Rose Award?

By Bob Bahr This is an important question, because it indicates why she received the Rose Award in the first place. The Rose Award is an award not given every year at the SKB Dubois Workshop—only when there is a clearly deserving recipient. This past year, Suzie...
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Susan Kathleen was a devoted artist and student who took every opportunity to learn from master artists and skilled experts to develop her own talent. Her favorite workshops were at the Beartooth School of Wildlife Art in Big Timber, Montana, where she studied with many nationally knownwildlife artists.

In early 2003 the memorial fund was granted 501 (c )(3) status and became the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation, Inc. Its mission is to continue to fund art education for a broad range of art programs throughout the nation, while giving artists of all ages the opportunity to develop their skills and achieve their goals as artists.