The Gilly Fales Fine Art Award is being offered in partnership with the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale providing support and exposure to aspiring young Wyoming artists.
The scholarships are available to Wyoming artists ages 18-30 majoring in art-related programs in college or participating in other types of art-related ventures.
What Kind of Work Qualifies?
The program accepts a broad range of original western art, including landscape, wildlife/sporting, figurative, and Native American subject matter. The submitted piece must be appropriately framed or prepared for display.
How are the Awards Chosen?
An anonymous jury selects two $500 scholarship recipients, one in two-dimensional and one in three-dimensional work.
Opportunities for Selected Recipients
Recipients have the opportunity to display their work in the Buffalo Bill Art Show with over 100 of the best painters and sculptors in the West. Recipients are invited to the prestigious Buffalo Bill Center of the West to attend and participate in events held surrounding this year’s Celebration in September.
Recipients’ work is viewed by show attendees and collectors from across the United States and can choose to sell their artwork while it is on display.
The show is on exhibit August 20 through September 20 in the John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery and is open to the public during the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s normal hours.
To apply, please submit the following by June 10th of each year:
- Gilly Fales Scholarship Brochure 2020
- High-quality image of your piece (photo, slide or digital image)
About Gilly Fales
Gilly was an actress, singer, dancer, director and designer. Her big dream was to be an actress, and she embraced every opportunity to create. Gilly shared her love for theatre with her family, her friends, and the children of the Cody Community.
The Gilly Fales Memorial Foundation for the Arts seeks to empower young people who have a passion for the Arts to pursue their dreams. Using the Arts as a platform, the Foundation will support opportunities and programs that help young people develop their skills.
The Foundation was established to honor Gilly’s life and is funded by many family members and dear friends who loved Gilly and wish to keep her memory and dream alive. It is their hope that the Foundation will continue to grow and bring the Arts to many, many children.
History of Recipients
Zach Ross, First Light
Oil, 20 x 20
Tanner Loren – Sculpture
Mike Poulsen, Jr. – 2 dimensional Oil piece.
Jordyn Payne, Yellowstone Autumn
Oil, 20 x 16
Mark V. McKenna, The Challenger
Oil, 18 x 36
Mark V. McKenna, Big Horn Glory
Oil, 16 x 20
Kirsten Weiss, Cody WY, Man of Mae Salong
Brushed Charcoal, 12 x 16
Mark V. McKenna, Big Horn Glory
Allison French, Cody, WY, Spring Run
Acrylic, 30 x 40
Hauns Schnackenberg, Cody, WY, Spring Window,
Oil, 18 x 24 in Silent Auction 2009
Kevin French, Laramie, WY, Pliers, Shovel, Hammer,
Etching, 12 x 27 inches in Silent Auction 2009
Shane Steiss, Sunrise
Oil, 48 x 36 inches
Brandon Bailey, The Rigors of Rut
Acrylic, 12 x 24 inches
Jeffry Disko, Horse Vase
Clay, 13 x 10 x 10 inches
Travis Ivey, Stockyards Road
Oil, 35 x 48 inches
Michelle M. Harris, Self Portrait
Mixed Media, 14 x 28 inches
Ashley Johnston, Forever
Clay, 17 x 7 x 4 inches
Clint Mulbay, Jewels and Binoculars
Mixed Media, 30 x 36 inches
Blake Neubert, A Master Study
Study after Tex and Patches by Frank E. Schoonover
Oil Pastel, 18 x 15.25 inches
Travis Chamberlain, Native American Mask
Ceramic, 5.5 x 10 x 3 in.
Neal Hopkin, Memory of an Old Friend
Pencil, 6.75 x 8.375 inches
Clint Mulbay, Personal Totem
Watercolor, 48 x 18 inches
Tawni Shuler, Sour Apples
Oil, 32.5 x 42 inches
Hillary Jones, Medicine Woman
Stoneware Clay, 18 x 20 x 13 inches
Eileen Miller, Pony Home
Serigraph, Stencil with Acrylic, 95 x 30 inches