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A single of Prescott’s most well known occasions, the Arizona Cowboy Poets Accumulating, announces the sale of an unique oil on linen titled Tall Tales by Prescott, Arizona, artist Steve Atkinson, a portray utilized in the 2015 Gathering’s official poster.
This unique portray, donated by a patron, is for sale to any private collector and valued at $12,000 with all proceeds committed to foreseeable future productions of the Gathering. Inquiries about the painting can be emailed to: [email protected].
“This definitely is pretty a present. We really don’t see these originals occur up for sale typically and we are truly grateful to the donor for delivering us with these kinds of a stunning piece. It will assist our organization to go on to deliver the function to Prescott,” said Jim Buchanan, Chair of the Accumulating.
The painting depicts two cowboys on horseback gazing up at historic petroglyphs etched high previously mentioned them on a cliff facial area. Atkinson’s paintings, which he defines as “storytelling,” can be observed in collections throughout the United States and Europe and are usually will work that depict the American west. Cowboys, cattle, action scenes, and historical settings are vital to his do the job. The Tall Tales oil on linen authentic includes a museum-good quality body and measures 48” large by 38” wide—40” by 30” unframed.
The painting even inspired a several cowboy poets to write poems about it, which include the following by Prescott poet Sally Bates.
Hieroglyphics grace the confront
Of a granite shelf earlier mentioned
A indicator of men and women, extended earlier absent
Recording daily life there of
And on a different granite wall
In aged New Mexico
They added “Paso Por Aqui”
To the names and destinations located
On the encounter of the wonderful “El Morro”.
Traces of our record, traces of our lives
Of household trees and ‘ology
Of each individual race and creed
So, cowboy stories, poetry
We share and glean . . .and prose
Falls from a pen somewhere in time
Till the wording glows
And there . . .and there . . .
A tale flows, that may perhaps not all be genuine
But it is a cowboy tale
And some day it will not be new
“fools names in silly places”
Grandma when instructed me
But will the names and places
That today we travel and see
Ever really keep the tales
Regardless of whether tall or truly legitimate?
Thank God for pen and paper,
To keep our secret
The modern-day hieroglyphics
Of our cowboy heritage.
~ Sally Bates | 2015
For more than 33 years, The Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering has taken care of a normal that has been deserted by most other gatherings: that of inviting adult men and ladies who are now or have been in the earlier a aspect of the operating cowboys’ surroundings and workplace. The Arizona Cowboy Poets Collecting is highly regarded by the cowboy poets as just one of the best gatherings in the nation simply because it will help manage the correct “working cowboy” society and heritage. The Arizona Cowboy Poets Accumulating is a 501c3 non-gain organization managed by an all-volunteer Board and Committee.
For more facts, check out azcowboypoets.org.