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Painted Sky: 106 Artists of the Rocky Mountain West

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Painted Sky: 106 Artists of the Rocky Mountain West

E. Ashley Rooney , Foreword by Rose Fredrick

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The works of 106 contemporary artists provide a fresh look at the artistic vibrancy of the Rocky Mountain West region of the United States. More than 600 photos of these artists’ works–in sculpture, mixed media, paint, photography, and other contemporary mediums–show us a stunning variety. Each artist also offers a personal description of his or her art. A perfect gift or reference, this resource changes the way we perceive the Rocky Mountain West region and the world. A foreword by Rose Fredrick, curator of the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, contributes insights on “Contemporary West: Myth, Truth, and What Lies Between.”

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 616 color photos | 232 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349614 | Binding: hard cover

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E. Ashley Rooney has authored and coauthored many books on art and design, with topics ranging from contemporary artists to architectural design trends. Rose Fredrick, longtime curator of the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, has tirelessly worked to promote artists of the western United States. She received a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and her essays and articles have appeared widely.

“With Painted Sky, Ashley Rooney gives you a breathtaking ride through the contemporary western art scene. As a native Coloradan and gallerist for nearly 25 years, I’m very familiar with current western art, and this beautifully designed book represents an impressively thorough survey of western art.” —Christine Serr, Abend Gallery and Gallery 1261

“Pictures prove to be worth their weight and this is a superbly designed and photographed book of enjoyable and varied artwork.” —15, Utah’s Art Magazine