A New Traveling Exhibition

TOUGH BY NATURE

PORTRAITS OF COWGIRLS AND RANCH WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN WEST

by Lynda Lanker

Organized by the
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,
Univ. of Oregon, Eugene.


LINKS
-Complete Images of the Works-
-Exhibition List Pdf-
-Exhibition Information -

- Exhibition Schedule -

For the past nineteen years Lynda Lanker, a Eugene, Oregon, based artist, has been traveling throughout the western United States sketching, painting, interviewing and photographing iconic women. As the American West, once dominated by ranches and agriculture, is tamed and transformed through settlement and corporate development, Lanker has persisted in her commitment to preserve the spirit and stories of ranch women and cowgirls.

Much like the Farm Security Administration’s photographs of the great Depression will forever capture that era, Lanker’s images document a vanishing way of life that affirmed the role of women in the economy and ecology of the West. Influenced by Andrew Wyeth and Thomas Hart Benton, Lanker uses a variety of media – pencil and charcoal, oil pastel, egg tempera, plate and stone lithography, engraving and drypoint – to capture the spirit of her women.

Included are 65 paintings, works on paper and prints that present the portraits and stories of more than fifty women, from thirteen western states, who gain their sustenance and livelihood from the land.

A full color catalogue has been pulbished to accompany the exhibition which includes a foreword by Larry McMurtry, an introduction by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and an afterword by Maya Angelou.

The exhibition premiered at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene in July 2012 and will then be available for presentation through 2014.

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EXHIBITION INFORMATION


Contents:

65 works (can be modified) various sizes -16 x 20” to 40 x 60”

Publications:

A full color catalogue with a foreword by Larry McMurtry, an introduction by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and an afterword by Maya Angelou.

An exhibition gallery guide

Space req:

3,000 - 4,000 sq ft gallery (can be modified)

Exhibition Fee:

$20,000 for 2 months, $25,000 for 3 months, plus shipping and insurance

Dates Available:

October 2012 onward

Contact:

Landau Traveling Exhibitions
Jeffrey Landau
310 397 3098    info@a-r-t.com

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EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

as of 02/15/14

2012

July
Exhibition Premiere
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,
Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR

October - December
OPEN


2013

January
OPEN

February 1 - March 31
Oregon Historical Society
Portland, OR

May 3 - September 9
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Fort Worth, TX

October 18, 2013 - Janauary 19, 2014
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Redding, CA


2014

April - August 31
OPEN

September 15 - Janaury 23
Museum of the Rockies
Bozeman, MT


2015

April 5 - July 5
Tyler Museum of Art
Tyler, TX

August 1 - December 31
OPEN


2016

OPEN


2017

OPEN

 

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LINKS
-Complete Images of the Works-
-Exhibition List Pdf-

-Exhibition Information & Schedule-

 

Selected Images

Elladean Hays Bittner

 

Heidi Redd

 

Kay, Kay Cee and Sadie Shelton

 

Frances Smith

 

Ann Daugherty with Luke

 

Billie Redemeyer Roney

 

Jan Youren

 

LINKS
-Complete Images of the Works-
-Exhibition List Pdf-
-Exhibition Information & Schedule-