Oreland Joe details his painting "Counting Coup on the Mail Carrier" (click read more to see video) Thursday, March 1, 2018
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New Release featuring ROBERT PUMMILL! Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A new painting is coming from our favorite Texas landscape painter, Robert Pummill!

"Wild Flowers and Rusty Tin"

40" x 54"


Come see it in the gallery when it arrives!

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Raymond T. Duncan (1930-2015) Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Cowboy Artist's of America Celebrate 50th Anniversary! Wednesday, September 16, 2015
It's hard to believe our dear friends of the CAA are celebrating their 50th Anniversary.  Some great characters have graced this organization over those 50 years-- leaving us all with a vivid vision of the west; the way it was and the way it stands today.  Though some friends have passed from this world, their allegories still grace the walls of our homes, offices and minds.  We have gathered together a great collection of work from these great artists that is currently on display at the gallery.  Enjoy this historic journey.
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Quang Ho - Speaking on a Model's Pose on Artist Daily Monday, November 18, 2013
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Steve Kestrel and Curt Walters Win Awards at the 2013 Prix De West Monday, June 10, 2013

Congratulations are in order for Claggett/Rey artists at this past weekend's 40th Annual Prix de West Show held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage museum in Oklahoma.

Steve Kestrel was honored with the Prix de West Purchase Award (chosen by the museum for its permanent Art Collection) for his black slate and Colorado sandstone sculpture, Desert Timeline.

Curt Walters was honored with the Frederic Remington Award (given for Exceptional Artistic Merit) and the Buyers Choice Award (designating the show's most popular work of Art) for his oil painting, First Touch of Winter.

Claggett/Rey is proud to represent these and all of our other artists who contributed to the show this year. Congratulations on a successful weekend to Cyrus Afsary, Roy Andersen, Christopher Blossom, Josh Elliott, Walt Gonske, Bruce Greene, Oreland Joe, Rich Loffler, Herb Mignery, Jim Morgan, John Moyers, Terri Kelly Moyers, Jim Norton, Dan Ostermiller, R.S. Riddick, Cynthia Rigden and Wayne Wolfe. Please take a moment to browse their work on our site and in the Prix de West Catalogue.

This prestigious invitational art exhibit features over 300 Western paintings and sculptures by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation. Works range from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionist works of art. Landscapes, wildlife and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition.


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Prix De West 2012 success for T. Moyers, Loffler, Hyde, Gonske and J. Moyers Monday, June 11, 2012

Congratulations goes out to a multitude of Claggett/Rey Gallery artists on a very successful weekend at the 2012 Prix de West, held annually at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 

Terri Kelly Moyers who was honored with the Prix de West Purchase Award (chosen by the National Cowboy Museum for its Permanent Art Collection) for her painting La Luz de Fe.

Walt Gonske who was honored with the Frederic Remington Painting Award (recognizing exceptional artisitic merit for a painting) for his painting Waiting on Spring.

Richard Loffler who was honored with the James Earle Frase Sculpture Award (recognizing exceptional artisitic merit for sculpture) for his sculpture Top Knots and Tails.

Doug Hyde who was honored with the Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyer's Choice Award (for most popular work of art. Chosen by Prix de West Patrons) for his sculpture People of the Red Tail Hawk

John Moyers who was honored with the Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award (for the best cowboy subject matter) for his painting A Fish Out of Water


This prestigious invitational art exhibit features over 300 Western paintings and sculptures by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation. Works range from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionist works of art. Landscapes, wild life and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition.

Robert Lougheed Exhibition at the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art of David City, Nebraska has partnered with the Lougheed Studio at Claggett Rey Gallery of Vail, Colorado to present a focused exhibition and catalog of the late Robert Lougheed (1910-1982). The bucolic exhibition “Before Cowboys, Fields of the Heart” runs May 23 through August 26, 2012, with an opening reception Saturday, May 26, 2012, 2-4pm.

As one of the principle figures in the Western Art genre, Lougheeed has been given the highest compliment among artists, to be called “a painter’s painter.” His affection for horses has also earned him the recognition as a “painter of horses”.  “Before Cowboys…” emphasizes his great propensity for horses.  Though he did portray wild mustangs vital to the life of cowboy, many of his works, particularly in this exhibit, focus on the use of workhorses before farm mechanization. He would often ask working men to pause and pose with their teams of horses. Lougheed’s skill and devotion is clear -to paint. To paint in the outdoors- scenes of animals, wildlife, people, and landscapes in the tradition of his great teachers and mentors to the enjoyment of all viewers. Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the National Cultural Endowment, and Claggett/Rey Gallery continue to uphold this legacy.

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, 575 ‘E’ Street, David City, NE, 68632 (I-80 exit #379, north 33 miles on hwy 15 to E Street, right 1.5 blocks)  10am-4pm, Wed-Sat; 1pm-4pm, Sun.  Appointments & tours available.  Phone: (402)367-4488. www.bonecreek.org.

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Dave McGary releases Battle at Bear Paw Tuesday, April 3, 2012
McGary Studio released images for Dave's latest sculpture, Battle at Bear Paw, depicting Chief Joseph circa 1877. "It is claimed that the stunning coat as depicted in this bronze, was given to second Lt. Jerome by Chief Joseph; this jacket was worn by Chief Joseph during the battle and siege at Bear Paw. Lt. Jerome donated this coat to his alma mater, the United States Military Academy at West Point where it now is on display in the museums permanent collection. His war coat made of red trade wool believed to have been obtained from the Sioux has polished brass trade buttons sewn in a distinct pattern all over the coat. Chief Joseph wore this coat in numerous battles and added the white ermines that was a favorite and distinctive adornment of the Nez Perce’s regalia." Read more details about this beautiful new piece on the brochure or call the gallery for further information.
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Wildlife Art Journal Features 16 Of Sculptor Ken Bunn's Greatest Hits Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Wildlife Art Journal discusses with Ken Bunn his influences, life and work. A wonderful article, please take a moment to read.
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Gerald Fritzler elected to the Plein Air Painters of America Wednesday, October 26, 2011

PAPA President Frank LaLumia recently announced that Gerald Fritzler has been voted into Signature Membership in the Plein-Air Painters of America. “Jerry has exhibited with PAPA on five occasions, including on Catalina Island, at Lake Tahoe, and most recently in our 23rd exhibition and sale at The Haggin Museum,” LaLumia says, adding, “Jerry brings a lot to our group. He is a plein-air painter who has found his own voice in the art world—something rare in this day and age. His work will add a wonderful diversity to our shows, and his spirit blends nicely with the personality of our group.”

Read more at the Plean Air Painters of America website and press release linked below.

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R.S. Riddick and David Halbach award winners at 2011 Cowboy Crossings Tuesday, October 18, 2011

At the 2011 Cowboy Crossings event, the Cowboy Artists of America return to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for their annual exhibition. This years event was a successful one, featuring the inclusion of three new members to the organization and strong sales.

Ron Riddick was honored with Silver Medal for Oil for his painting Windward Home, and David Halbach was awarded a gold medal in the Water Soluble category for his work Out for the Windies. Congrtulations to both of these wonderful and well deserving artists.

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Josh Elliott honored at 2011 Quest for the West show Monday, September 12, 2011
Congratulations to Josh Elliott, honored with the Artists Choice Award for his painting "Winter's Drift" at the 2011 Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianpolis, Indiana. The Eiteljorg Museum is dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of American Indian and western art and the many cultures of North America.
Congratulations Josh Elliott Sunday, September 4, 2011
Josh Elliott has been awarded The Ben Stahl Award at the Western Rendezvous of Art's 2011 event, held each year in Helena, Montana. This award is given to the best group of paintings at the show and is voted on by the artists. Congratulations Josh!
Western Art Collector features John and Terri Moyers Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The August issue of Western Art Collector featured a wonderful article and preview of John and Terri's upcoming show.


Terri Moyers awarded the Frederic Remington Painting Award Thursday, June 16, 2011

Congratulations Terri Kelly Moyers who was honored at the Prix de West with the Frederic Remington Painting Award (recognizing exceptional asrtistic merit for a pinting) for her painting El Tejido de la Familia.

The Prix de West is held annualy at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. This prestigious invitational art exhibit features over 300 Western paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation. Works range from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionist works of art. Landscapes, wildlife and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition.

Joyce Lee 1950 - 2011 Saturday, April 2, 2011

"...Joyce's legacy lives on in her masterful paintings, and in the artists that she inspired. As an artist she was in a league of her own, capturing the essence of the horse and its relationship to the landscape in a way that no other artist has. Growing up on remote ranches in Wyoming, she witnessed her cowboy father's seasonal battles with the elements, as well as his small pleasures taken in pride of rugged tasks well done. Joyce herself experienced a childhood of exhilarating moments of horse riding and ranch work interspersed with long periods of quiet solitude - moments that nurtured the artist in her..."

Excerpt from The Billings Gazette.

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Len Chmiel at the Autry Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Autry National Center's Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale is considered the country's most important Western art show. Each year, more than 75 nationally recognized, contemporary Western artists challenge themselves to create and exhibit their very best work.  Len Chmiel was awarded both the 2011 James R. Parks Trustees' Purchase Award and the 2011 Booth Western Art Museum Artists' Choice Award for his painting Gold Rush, Yuba River. Congratulations Len!



Gold Rush, Yuba River, oil, 44 x56 in.
2011 James R. Parks Trustees' Purchase Award Winner
2011 Booth Western Art Museum Artists' Choice Award Winner

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Articles on Wayne Wolfe Wednesday, March 16, 2011

http://www.claggettrey.com/pdf/AOTW_Wolfe 2011.pdf

http://www.claggettrey.com/pdf/WAC Feb 11_Wolfe.pdf

Gallery Guide - Vail Daily Monday, February 21, 2011

Featuring Wayne Wolfe


Follow the Sun receives 2011 Western Heritage Literary Award for Art Book Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Located in Oklahoma City, The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserving and fostering Western heritage and art. Believing the Museum should have a national influence beyond that of an exhibition gallery, the Board of Directors began the Western Heritage Awards program in 1960, five years before the Museum opened. The purpose was to encourage others to tell the great stories of the West, both past and present, with accuracy and artistic quality. The developing West is one of history's most exciting eras, when people of all nationalities, from all walks of life, sought their futures on America’s Western frontier.

Both Diamond Tail Press and Don Hedgpeth will receive the coveted Wrangler.  Standing more than a foot in height, the Wrangler, an impressive bronze sculpture, is awarded to principal creators of the winning entries in specified categories of Western literature, music, film and television.  The Award will be presented April 15 and 16th at the 50th Western Heritage Awards Weekend.  

This will be the second win of this Award for both Hedgpeth and Diamond Tail Press, who won in 2005 for Joe Beeler: Life of a Cowboy Artist.

Once again this is an amazing honor for all involved and a continuation of the devotion of the Lougheed Studio at Claggett/Rey in honoring the legacy of the remarkable artist Robert Lougheed.
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Award Of Excellence Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Paul Mullally received the "Award of Excellence" for his drawing Holy Man, Rajasthan at the 2010 Western Rendezvous of Art.

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November Newsletter 2010 Thursday, November 18, 2010

Our current Newsletter has been mailed out, but in case you missed it - here is a PDF of all the happenings.

http://www.claggettrey.com/pdf/Nov2010 Newsletter_email.pdf

Quang Ho - New Children's book Monday, November 15, 2010

"Ansel and The Great Tree" is the story of a small boy, a tiny village and a huge tree -  and how one person, no matter how small, can make a difference.  Illustrations for the book are treated as timeless classical paintings by renowned artist, Quang Ho.   A DVD included with the book contains the musical score composed and produced by conductor and cellist Matthew Switzer, with narration by the author Rose Switzer.  Images from the book were used as visuals on the DVD.


Cowboy Artists of America 45th Annual Show Awards Tuesday, October 19, 2010






Kieckhefer Award:

John Moyers, Hang and Rattle, Oil  40 x 20


Stetson CA Award:
Jim Norton

TCAA Award
Bruce Greene, When the Bloom is on the Beargrass

Gold: Jim Norton, The Lifeline
Silver: Tom Browning, Fading Light

Gold: T.D. Kelsey, Pick Pocket

Water Soluble:
Gold: David Halbach, Awaitin’ the Cow Boss

Drawing and other Media:
Gold: Bruce Greene, An Air of Ability

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Salon du Musee. Fine art sale and Soiree benefiting the Denver Art Museum Saturday, October 16, 2010

Don't Miss This Event! October 16th 2010

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Cowboy Artists of America 45th Annual Show Saturday, October 16, 2010
October is full of amazing art events!
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Winter Ads Monday, October 4, 2010

Check out these new ads for Claggett/Rey artists in the Winter issue of the Vail/Beaver Creek Catalogue!

http://www.claggettrey.com/pdf/Cat ads winter 2010.pdf

Western Art & Architecture Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Check out Walt Gonske's newest ad in Western Art &Architecture out in this Fall/Winter issue!

“Saint Marks Church at Night” 30x20 Oil


Claggett/Rey on Twitter Tuesday, August 31, 2010
We are now on Twitter! We would also like to apologize to those of you who received a bunch of emails about this! Minor technical issue. To follow us click this link. THANKS!
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William Matthews New Works in Vail Tuesday, July 13, 2010
VAIL, Colorado - A showing of new works by William Matthews will be on display at the Claggett/Rey Gallery in Vail this month. Paintings featuring the artist's most well-known subject of working cowboys, alongside landscapes from the Great Basin to the rolling hills of Ireland and Scotland, are included. Matthews took the time to talk to the Vail Daily about his life as a painter, what inspires his work and his advice for burgeoning artists.
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Ken Riley Visits the Vail Valley Monday, July 5, 2010
VAIL, Colorado - Sure, he's 91 years old, but that doesn't seem to have slowed Ken Riley down much. Riley, a renowned western artist, and a handful of other artists represented by Claggett/Rey Gallery, are in town this weekend to help the gallery celebrate its 21st anniversary.
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Spring Newsletter Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Our spring newsletter is available in PDF format.  Click the link below to download a version.
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Lougheed Show Wednesday, March 17, 2010
VAIL - Several years ago, Vail's Claggett/Rey Gallery set out to revive the legacy of painter Robert E. Lougheed, who fell into relative obscurity after his death in 1982.
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Portraying the West: exploring western art with Don Hedgpeth Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Western artists, like western authors are many and varied. Claggett/Rey Gallery of Vail has been representing the finest in traditional American art for twenty years. Co-owner of the gallery, Bill Rey in collaboration with writer Don Hedgepeth, has produced a book about the life and works of Robert Lougheed, esteemed and celebrated artist of the American West.
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WIllie Matthews Thursday, February 11, 2010
VAIL, Colorado - Watercolor painter William Matthews will be in Vail, Colorado this weekend for an exhibit at Claggett/Rey Gallery in Vail where he'll be exhibiting more than 30 new pieces. He'll be at the gallery, located at Meadow Drive, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday.
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James Reynolds Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Our dear friend and great artist James Elwood Reynolds (1926-2010) passed away yesterday February 8, 2010. Jim as you all know was a true force in the art world. His son Chris and his companion Sheila Cottrell were with him at home where he quietly and calmly left this world. Jim had worked very hard these past few years painting for shows and writing his book on landscape painting and thoughts on art. He accomplished both - having a one man show here at the gallery on December 19th and the completion and release of his book two months prior. His fiery thoughts on art and friends in the art world carried him through life on a path he chose.

We will miss him dearly and carry on beating his drum everyday.

2009 Cowboy Artists of America Award Winners Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Stetson CA Award: John Moyers

Kieckhefer Award: John Coleman "The Game Of Arrows"

TCAA Award: Bruce Greene "In The Dust Of Days Past"

Ray Swanson Memorial Award: Bill Nebeker "Donny & Bill: A Family Tradition"

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Kent Lemon In Vail Thursday, September 10, 2009
VAIL, Colorado - Claggett/Rey Gallery, located at 100 E. Meadow Drive in Vail Village is featuring new works by Kent Lemon and other artists during the Connoisseur's Trail Friday from 5 to 7:30 pm.. Tickets are available at the Claggett/Rey Gallery for $30.
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Celebrating 20 Years! Wednesday, July 8, 2009
VAIL, Colorado - The clouds parted on Friday, the eve of the Fourth of July festivities, for a splendid affair at the Claggett/Rey Gallery in Vail, Colorado.

The gallery has been representing the finest in traditional American art, paintings and sculpture for the past 20 years. The artists represented are each unique and at the top of their field, developed through many years of producing the highest quality and their creative truth.

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Two artists with ‘passion for creative truth’ visit Vail Friday, March 13, 2009
VAIL, Colorado - Claggett/Rey Gallery, located at 100 E. Meadow Drive in Vail Village, Colorado is hosting painters John and Terri Moyer today from 6 to 8 p.m. More than 30 new works by the artists will be on display.
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