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. See More….

Siblings That Rival Each Other in Kindness

by Bob Bahr You hear it so often at SKB events that it is on the verge of becoming a cliché: SKB is one big family. There are plenty of other workshops out there, and beautiful places to paint, and opportunities to get away and further develop your artistic skills....

This Year’s Rose Award Winner Has Personal Ties to Susan Kathleen Black

By Bob Bahr Christine Knapp has been a mainstay at SKB's Dubois workshops, and she's also one of the most valued and consistent instructors at SKB-affiliated projects. Her work with the Western Art Academy at Schreiner University is the best example of this. So it's...

Caleb Goggans’ Quick Draw at SKB Dubois 2017

By Bob Bahr Thomas Caleb Goggans painted a mountain scene for the Quick Draw event at SKB's Artist Rendezvous in September in Dubois. We photographed several stages of the painting's development and peppered him with questions while he worked. Here's what he said....

Small Works Winners: The Full Report

By Bob Bahr John Seerey-Lester, one of the judges of the 2017 SKB Small Works Exhibition, exclaimed before the awards were given out that the Watercolor division was particularly stocked with excellent paintings this year. "There were so many and all so good, it was...

SKB “Small Works” Exhibition / Competition 2017

SKB WORKSHOP fine art “Small Works” exhibition - Every year... as an integral part of the SKB Workshop in Dubois, Wyoming, the Foundation mounts an actual fine art exhibition of "Small Works" on the 2nd floor of the Headwaters Art & Conference Center....

SKB Instructors’ Quick Finish & Auction Gallery

SKB Instructors' Quick Finish / Paint Off & Auction - One of the highlights of the SKB Workshop is the annual Instructors' Quick Finish that they conduct where all of the instructors create a work of art in about an hour. This is always a wonderful and often chaotic...

At the SKB Workshop 2017

First day at the SKB Workshop in the tiny town of Dubois, set in the extraordinary landscape of Wyoming's high country... 7,500 feet. Artists began arriving on Saturday. And last night was the big kick off party in the Headwaters Center. Bright and early...

What Role Should Electronics Play in Art Education?

By Bob Bahr It's not unusual for a 2nd Grader to own a smartphone in today's world. It's not uncommon to see a table full of teenagers sit in silence as their thumbs fly over their phone screen. Studies abound that warn about the dire consequences of modern children...

SKBers Gather to Help Shanika Raise Parks Funds

by Bob Bahr Ken Shanika, the Rose Award winner, artist, and key SKBer known for tutoring teen artists toward award-winning careers, put out a call for entries for two fundraisers this summer in Colorado. The response was rapid. "The minute I asked Wanda [Mumm] and...

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.