The Life & Times of Charles Goodnight Exhibition

The stunning oil paintings in this collection are carefully researched, accurate interpretations of significant moments in Charles Goodnight’s life, rendered by Master artist Lee Cable.

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New exhibit tells story of Texas trailblazer

By BARBARA CANETTI Correspondent Jul 1, 2018 GALVESTON A new exhibit at The Bryan Museum is an art installation as well as a history lesson telling the story of Charles Goodnight, one of the best known Texas cattle ranchers in the 1800s. A dozen large oil paintings,...

Goodnight Exhibit Opens at the Bryan Museum

The Life and Times of Charles Goodnight Innovator, entrepreneur, conservationist: Charles Goodnight left his mark on the West. With his partner, Oliver Loving, he pioneered the Goodnight-Loving cattle trail. He invented one of the earliest food-trucks, the chuckwagon,...

Chris Rowlands Adds a New Dimension to SKB

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Larry Wollam Shares His Award-winning Pastel and Watercolor Techniques

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Learn From SKB’s Frame Expert: Jeanne Mackenzie

  By Bob Bahr Artist Jeanne Mackenzie has seen it all in the domain of picture frames. She's a key player at High Plains Frames, a frame shop in La Porta, Colorado, and an SKB stalwart, present at nearly every Dubois workshop we can recall. She's watched artists win...

Darlene Cecil: Art Industry Professional Here to Help

By Bob Bahr The fantasy of most artists is to simply create art, leaving the business side of painting to professionals. This is particularly true about marketing and sales. Artists dream of having a gallery that takes care of everything, and simply cuts checks to...

Introducing the Person Who Will Feed You in Dubois

by Bob Bahr It's hard to imagine a Dubois SKB event without Janene Grende. Nonetheless, this year Grende retired from cooking for the Dubois Rendezvous/Workshop. Luckily, we won't have to go completely without her—in fact, we'll have more opportunities than ever to...

17th ANNUAL ARTISTS RENDEZVOUS & WORKSHOP

SUSAN KATHLEEN BLACK FOUNDATION 17th ANNUAL ARTISTS RENDEZVOUS & WORKSHOP September 16-21, 2018 HEADWATERS ARTS & CONFERENCE CENTER DUBOIS, WY We are pleased to announce that two very talented instructors have agreed to become the newest members of our...

The True Tall Tale of Colter’s Run

by Bob Bahr In my research for a book on visual art in the Wind River Mountains, I am coming across many compelling tales of Wyoming and its early explorers. The story known as Colter's Run has been told many times since 1809, when the actual events transpired. Some...

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.