Each summer, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West welcomes artists-in-residence to its museum galleries to demonstrate their artistic techniques and share their vision with visitors. As you explore our galleries, chat with them while they work. Here’s what’s coming up in July and August, 2021.
Artist Jeff Rudolph
July 19 – 23, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Whitney Western Art Museum
Cody artist Jeff Rudolph demonstrates in our Whitney Western Art Museum July 19–23, 2021. A frequent entrant in art competitions, Rudolph has won several regional and national awards, and his work is always a crowd favorite at the annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale held each September as part of Rendezvous Royale.
A noted sculptor with work in galleries throughout the western United States, Rudolph also has a prominent place in the public art scene in Cody.
Taxidermist Jason Housel
July 26 – 30, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Draper Natural History Museum
Cody-born-and-raised taxidermist Jason Housel serves as artist-in-residence in our Draper Natural History Museum on July 26–30, 2021.
Housel will be at work in our Draper Lab between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. any of those days. Stop by to see how a professional taxidermist brings wildlife displays to life.
Artist Robert Martinez
August 2 – 6, 9 – 3 p.m.
Plains Indian Museum
Northern Arapaho artist Robert Martinez, raised on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, demonstrates in our Plains Indian Museum August 2–6.
Robert Martinez is a strong supporter of Education and of the Arts. He devotes time to helping and mentoring emerging artists on his reservation in Wyoming and the western region. He gives back to the community by speaking about art topics, giving workshops, demonstrating his style to schools, agencies, and art groups.
Artist Molina Parker
Postponed until summer 2022
Plains Indian Museum
Molina Parker is an Oglala Lakota/ Northern Cheyenne artist raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Due to unforseen circumstances, her residency at the Center is postponed. We hope to welcome her in summer 2022.
In her own words: “I have been shaped by my community/environment and influenced by the women who molded and raised me—my mother, aunt, and grandmother. These women taught me to challenge myself through hard work, patience, and the value of making things with my hands and heart…. My artwork uses elements from the environment like insects and animals and infuses them with historic Lakota geometric designs. I create adornment that inspires pride and happiness in those who wear and collect them. I create to inspire others, break boundaries, challenge and honor those strong women who brought me to this point.”
The Center of the West’s artists-in-residence program is supported in part by an award from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.