Popular art show returns to county fair

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SUBLETTE COUNTY – Big Piney artist and art show director Sharon Schell is pleased to announce the return of the Sublette County Fair Lynn Thomas Memorial Art Show. Because of continued COVID concerns, there will be no reception, quick draw or auction this year. However, fair goers can anticipate and enjoy a vibrant exhibit of new work by 22 local artists.

There will be a special section in the show where artists will have the opportunity to display work pertinent to Sublette County’s 100th anniversary celebration.

The show will begin on July 28 at the Sublette County Fairgrounds’ Community Hall. The hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday July 28, Thursday July 29 and Friday July 30. It will be open on July 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at which time artists may pick up their work.

The art show is dedicated to the memory of well-known local artist Lynn Thomas who was a long-standing member of Women Artists of the West, a stalwart supporter of 4-H, a signature member of Mixed Media artists, a member of the Sublette County Artists’ Guild and member, president and Grand Wyoming Artist of the Wyoming Artists’ Association. She and her husband Joe owned and operated Big Sandy Lodge for 20 years. She passed away from cancer in 2009.

Also memorialized this year is Susan Rose of Victor, Idaho, and Michigan, who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year. Susan was very supportive of the Lynn Thomas show in past years, as well as a distinguished award-winning artist, teacher and revered mentor.

For more information, please contact Sharon Schell at 307-749-7661.

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