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40th Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale!

More than $1,178,000.00 worth of art was sold when the gavel dropped on the last artwork during the 40thth annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale—bringing an end to another successful series of events. While our 2021 season looked different, The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale was extremely grateful to be back in the tent and back in person.

While in person attendance was limited, hundreds of patrons, artists, and community members were able to enjoy a variety of art related events throughout the week culminating with our annual Quick Draw on Saturday morning.

The Live Auction’s highest selling work went to Tucker Smith for his iconic mountain sheep entitled “Glacier Carved” which sold for $65,000. Pieces were sold online with the LiveAuctioneers platform, through phone bidding and in-person bidding at the 15,000 square foot tent.

FULL Press Release is here.

40th Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale Announces Award Winners!

The Spirit of the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale Award
This award recognizes the artwork that is most representative of the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale in terms of location, history, and the greatness and grandeur embodied by the “spirit” of the American West. The judges awarded this honor to “South Fork Wanderers,” a 32- by 45-inch oil painting by Mark Kelso.

Two-Dimensional Award
The judges selected “The Fence Inspector” by T. Allen Lawson as the two-dimensional artwork of exceptional execution and craftsmanship. Tylee Abbott called the 14- by 14-inch oil painting “a whisper of a Western winter landscape.”

Three-Dimensional Award
The judges selected Joshua Tobey’s sculpture “Stepping Stone” as the three-dimensional artwork of exceptional execution and craftsmanship. This patinated bronze stands 55 by 18 by 21 inches.

Judges’ Awards of Excellence
A mark of the show’s overall quality, the judges decided to recognize four additional artists for their excellence in design and execution.
Campbell Dosch, “Apsaalooke,” bronze, 37 by 18 by 12 inches.
Dolan Geiman, “Midnight Moonlight,” vintage paper collage, 46 by 36 inches.
Paul Rhymer, “Chicken Hawk in Repose,” bronze, 66 by 18 by 18 inches.
Kyle Sims, “Glider,” oil, 16 by 32 inches.

People’s Choice Award
Members of the public who visited the Live Auction gallery cast votes for their favorite piece of artwork. Heide Presse received the most votes for her 40- by 30-inch oil painting “Tall Tales.”

Gilly Fales Fine Art Scholarship Award
The Gilly Fales Fine Art Scholarship Award is a local scholarship opportunity provided by the Gilly Fales Memorial Foundation for the Arts. The Foundation seeks to empower young artists ages 18-30 who have a passion for the arts. Olivia Christensen received the honor for her 40- by 30- inch oil painting entitled “Heart of Wyoming.”

FULL Press Release is here.

Update on Cody Cupboard Annual Food Drive

This is usually the time of year when planning begins for the Cody Cupboard Food Drive in November. Due to the recurrence of the COVID virus and the toll it is taking on our healthcare facilities, the Board of Directors of the Cody Cupboard has decided to postpone the Annual Community Cody Cupboard Food Drive scheduled for Saturday, November 6, 2021 until 2022.

At this time, we are not able to safely conduct the annual food drive or process the large quantities of donated food safely. However our ability to support the needs of the Cody Community will be greatly impacted without your generosity.

To this end, we are proclaiming the first week of November to be support the Cody Cupboard Week. Now more than ever, monetary donations are necessary to ensure a continued supply of food that is used for distribution throughout the year. In addition, donations help fund the upcoming community Christmas Boxes.

We ask that you send contributions to:
The Cody Cupboard
PO Box 3006
Cody, WY 82414

Although we aren’t comfortable processing large quantities of food at the Cupboard, we continue to welcome food donations made on an individual basis with the physical drop-off located at the rear of the Cody Cupboard facility at 602 16th Street.

On behalf of the Board of Directors for the Cody Cupboard and on behalf of the clients we serve each year, please accept our deepest gratitude for your continued support. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy and “save the date” for the Community Food Drive in 2022!

Dan Schein
The Cody Cupboard 2021 Chairperson

Wyoming State Park Permits 2021

We are an authorized vendor for these permits

WY Resident Permit Fees for 2021:
$48 Day Use
$24 Additional Day Use Permits
$80 Overnight Camping
$40 Additional Overnight Camping Permits

Non-Resident Permit Fees for 2021:
$96 Day Use
$48 Additional Day Use Permits

Locals - please bring along your vehicle registration information and your Wyoming driver's license to confirm your in-state residency. Additional vehicle or replacement permits registered to same household are only offered in person with proof of original receipt!

More information (and the option to purchase online) on State Park Permits can be found on the State Parks website.

Housing Assistance Now Available (Contact Numbers Corrected)

In Wyoming 2-1-1's October Newsletter, they shared that Wyoming has received CARES ACT Funding to assist individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence situations. This temporary program can assist with homelessness prevention programs, rent, rent deposits, utility deposits and utility payments. The funds are being dispersed by 6 agencies statewide. Individuals can be referred to Wyoming 2-1-1 and we will get them directed to the appropriate agency representing the client's county. Contact information has been UPDATED -- Please see below:

Wyoming 2-1-1 - Statewide
Dial 2-1-1 or 888-425-7138
Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Johnson, Park, Sheridan, or Washakie
307-672-0475 or 307-751-5708

Express Arrow Bus Service

Express Arrow is operating a limited day schedule route that makes stops in Wyoming at Lovell, Cody, Greybull, Basin, Thermopolis, Shoshoni, and Casper.

Purchase tickets online with a credit card, or locally with cash in Cody at the Wyoming Buffalo Company, 1270 Sheridan Avenue, 10am - 6pm.

The pick up and drop off location in Cody is the Paul Stock Aquatic & Recreation Center, 1402 Heart Mountain Street. Dirt lot south west corner of property. Be sure to have someone there to pick you up.

Contact Express Arrow's main office at 877-779-2999.

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