Gilcrease Museum, April 2012

Master Artist Curt Walters will return to the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the Rendezvous Reunion Exhibition and Art Sale. The show starts on April 13, 2012, and runs through July 15. The art sale opens at 6:00pm on Friday.

This year’s event reunites 35 artists from past Rendezvous shows, including Walters and sculptor Veryl Goodnight, who were paired for the 2011 retrospective. A typical show features just two artists.

Walters’ contribution will include two studio paintings as well as a plein air study of the great bridge in Ronda, Spain, “Puente Nuevo – Morning.”

La Macarena,” a 28″ x 22″ studio painting, drew its inspiration from Spain as well, featuring the Madonna in the ornate gold and silver Altar of Basilica de la Macarena Seville.

Fans of Walters’ Grand Canyon work will be thrilled to see his 20″ x 30″ “New Snow and Evening Light” included in the show, as well. In it, the artist captures the drama of a winter storm over the canyon last November.

Walters, who makes his home in Sedona, Arizona, was crowned the “greatest living Grand Canyon artist” by Art of the West magazine in 1997.

At 10:30am on Friday, April 13th, Walters will give a special talk in the Tom Gilcrease, Jr. Auditorium. Stepping in for friend and fellow artist John Moyers, who will be unable to attend, Walters’ impromptu speech is entitled “My Last Year and Other Adventures.”

Moyers will still have a strong presence in the talk, as Walters will discuss their trip to Spain, which also included Moyers’ wife, artist Terri Kelly Moyers. Walters will reveal paintings and video from their trip, plus glimpses into his travels through Jordan, Bali and, of course, his work at the Grand Canyon.

Walters is also a fan favorite from coast to coast, garnering Patrons’ Choice awards from prestigious Western Art shows such as Prix de West at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma, the Autry Museum’s Masters of the American West in Los Angeles, Quest for the West at Eiteljorg in Indianapolis, and New York City’s American Masters show, held at the fabled Salmagundi Club.

His work is found in museums and public and private collections throughout the world, including The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, The Autry National Center of the American West, The Eiteljorg Museum, the Forbes Magazine Galleries, the Leanin’ Tree Museum, the Pierce Art Museum in San Antonio and at the Grand Canyon National Park. His collectors include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Frank and Kathy Lee Gifford, astronaut Frank Borman, Mikhail Baryshnikov and the estate of Robert Urich.

Walters’ paintings are available at the Trailside Galleries of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming, the Claggett/Rey Gallery in Vail, Colorado, and at Nedra Matteucci Galleries of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

For more information about the Gilcrease Museum and the Rendezvous Reunion, please visit their website at: http://gilcrease.utulsa.edu/


La Macarena
28″ x 22

New Snow and Evening Light
20″ x 30″

Puente Nuevo – Morning
10″ x 12