Tree Hugging Cowgirl Art Exhibit

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Local Artist Cedar Keshet Brings Exhibit to Conservation Center

November 30th / 5:00PM – 8:00PM / Artist Talk at 6:00PM

ONE NIGHT ONLY – 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the Conservation Center.

The North Fork Valley & Western Slope of Colorado are home to some of the most stunning views in the West. Naturally, artists and creatives are attracted to this area to translate the natural beauty of the area into photographs, paintings, or drawings.

Fine artist Cedar Keshet is an oil painter who lives and works in Paonia. She paints scenes of the West – from dramatic landscapes to detailed observations of flora and fauna. See more of her work & read about her story here.

Her most recent series, “Tree Hugging Cowgirl,” is coming to the Conservation Center for a special one-night event! “Tree Hugging Cowgirl” explores the impact that fracking & other events have on our local environment.  On Friday, November 30th Cedar will be bringing selected works to the Conservation Center from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. At 6:00 PM there will be an artist talk.

50% of any art sales from this event will be donated to the Conservation Center by the artist. Thanks, Cedar!

Stop by Friday, November 30th to view this incredible artwork that was painted right in your backyard! Hopefully you will find a piece that inspires you – any art purchases here supports both a local artist and the Conservation Center! Wine & snacks will be provided.


Cedar Keshet’s “Tree Hugging Cowgirl” series explores the impact of fracking and other events on the environment. Her plein air and studio oil paintings follow her journey this past year (2018) going to sites that are up for oil and gas exploration in the North Fork of the Gunnison area in Western Colorado. This series also includes her journey from Colorado to British Columbia and Alberta and back and the fires she experienced while on this journey. Cedar collaborated with the Western Slope Conservation Center in this series.

Join Cedar on Friday November 30, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at the Western Slope Conservation Center’s offices, 204 Poplar in Paonia. Artist’s Talk will start at 6 with WSCC sharing information and Q&A to follow. Light refreshments will be served. 50% of the profits from this one night’s exhibit will be donated by Keshet to the Western Slope Conservation Center.

“Tree Hugging Cowgirl” will travel on Friday December 7, 2018 to the Crested Butte Center for the Arts’s Piper Gallery, 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO. Artist’s Talk will start at 6. The exhibition closes on December 30th. And again, 50% of the profits from this exhibit will be donated by Keshet to the Western Slope Conservation Center.

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