Gail Watford - Fine Art
 "As a young girl I was intrigued by imaginary dreamlike images spawned from the stories my mother read to me.   Today, I find I am still trying to convey remnants of those "what if" worlds through my independent studies and artistic expressions.  I find I always lean toward capturing a mood, emotion or atmosphere through the use of splashes of color- soft and subtle or bright and bold. Having the opportunity to capture glimpses of the world in which we live is a thrilling adventure.  Whether it is painting a child asleep, a beautiful mountain lake, or a high plains vista, I easily find the inspiration to reach for my chosen media and begin a new creation."  
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Gail Watford graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a BSE in Art in 1975.  Through the years living in Arkansas, she worked and displayed her art in various venues. In 2006, a move to Wyoming gave her a renewed energy and fresh perspective of working in pastel.   Gail's artistic journey continues through independent study and workshops with artists including:  Mike Beeman, Terri Lombardi, Patti Andre', Linda Lillegraven, Jeannie Mackenzie and Jim Wilcox. Since showing her pastel work in Wyoming, Gail has received numerous awards and has been accepted as a signature member of the Pastel Society of Colorado. She has been received into the following juried shows since moving to Wyoming:
 
  • Journeys: Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2015 Signature Members’ Show
  • 2015 RAIL ART SHOW AT DEPOT
  • 2014 ILLINOIS RIVER SALON, Cave Springs, AR
  • 2011, 2012 and 2013 Western Spirit Show, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY 
  • 2012 Lines Into Shapes, Exhibition at the Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO 
  • 2012 and 2013 Rail Art Show at the Cheyenne Depot Museum, Cheyenne WY 
  • 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 Cheyenne Artists Guild National Show, Cheyenne, WY 
  • 2011 Sage Juried Art Competition, Sheridan, WY 
  • 2011 CoCOA Regional Juried Show, Fort Collins, CO 
  • 2011 Arkansas Pastel Society 4th Annual Exhibition, Little Rock, AR    
 
Gail's art can be viewed in local shows around Cheyenne as well.  Her work is currently being shown at the Cheyenne Artists Guild, WyoMade in Casper and at Works of Wyoming in Laramie.
 
 
EXHIBITS AND AWARD HISTORY: 

2016

Western Show
Cheyenne Artist Guild
1701 Morrie Ave.Cheyenne, WY
July 2016

Easter Show
Cheyenne Artist Guild
1701 Morrie Ave.Cheyenne, WY
March 1-31, 2016

February Red Show
Cheyenne Artist Guild
1701 Morrie Ave.Cheyenne, WY

Zonta Art Contest:  Perseverance and Hope
Reception January 11, 2014 Time 4:30 to 6:30 pm 
Hynds Building 16th and Capitol Ave, Cheyenne, WY 

2015

2015 Cheyenne Artist Guild Member Show
November- December 
1701 Morrie Ave.Cheyenne, WY

National Arts Program
Cheyenne Civic Center
510 W 20th St, Cheyenne, WY 82001
November 2- December 17,2015

Journeys: Pastel Society of Colorado’s 
2015 Signature Members’ Show
Oct 9- Nov 22, 2015 
Lakewood Cultural Center 
470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226 

Cheyenne Artists Guild 
Western Show July 1-31
1701 Morrie Ave.Cheyenne, WY

2015 RAIL ART SHOW AT DEPOT
Cheyenne Depot Museum
May 15- August 1

Cheyenne Artists Guild Easter Show 
April 2015
1701 Morrie Ave.Cheyenne, WY

Marilyn, Linda and Friends Annual Art Show 
March 4-27, 2015, 
Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 West 20th Street, Cheyenne, WY, 82001


CHEYENNE ARTISTS GUILD RED SHOW
February 2015
1701 Morrie Ave.Cheyenne, WY

2014

MIKE BEEMAN AND STUDENTS SHOW
November Art Design and Dine
Nagel Warren Mansion
Cheyenne, WY

2014 ILLINOIS RIVER SALON
Juried Show - Heart of America Artists' Association
October 3- November 15, 2014  
IRWP Watershed Learning Center
221 South Main Street, Cave Springs, Arkansas 72718

CHEYENNE ARTISTS GUILD NATIONAL SHOW
Aug 1-31
1701 Morrie Ave.Cheyenne, WY
The Whistle Blows - Honorable Mention
Westward Bound  - Honorable Mention

August Art Design and Dine
ALL PASTEL SHOW at
Nagel Warren Mansion
Cheyenne, WY

April Show
3rd Place in watercolor "Dragonfly'
Cheyenne Artist Guild
1701 Morrie Ave.,  Cheyenne, WY

February Show
2nd Place in pastel "Autumn Morning Remembered'
Honorable Mention in Watercolor "Mama Bear"
Cheyenne Artist Guild
1701 Morrie Ave.,  Cheyenne, WY

2013

Affordable Art for the Holidays
Works of Wyoming Gallery 
November 22, 2013 - January 8, 2014

RSVP ArtFest
Laramie County Library
2200 Pioneer Avenue, Cheyenne
November 19- December 19, 2013

Annual Member Show
Cheyenne Artist Guild
November-December, 2013 
 
FABULOUS WOMEN SHOW
Juried Show
October 15- November 15
Works of Wyoming
211 South First Street
Laramie, WY 82070

PASTEL SOCIETY OF COLORADO
SIGNATURE MEMBERS ART SHOW
August 2013
The Great Frame Up
Longmont,  CO
 
33RD ANNUAL CENTENNIAL VALLEY SUMMER ART SHOW
July 5-7th, 2013
Nici Self Museum
Centennial WT
 
RAILWAY ART SHOW AND SALE
Juried Show
May 18-July 28, 2013
Cheyenne Depot Museum
121 West 15th Street
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003
 
WESTERN ART SHOW- JULY 2013
"Tug of War" 18x24 Pastel BEST OF SHOW
Cheyenne Artist Guild
1701Morrie  Ave. Cheyenne, WY
 
ARTIST OF THE MONTH- JUNE 2013
Cheyenne Artist Guild
1701 Morrie  Ave. Cheyenne, WY
 
2 MEDIUM ART SHOW
June 1-30, 2013
Cheyenne Artist Guild
1701 Morrie  Ave. Cheyenne, WY
 
LCCC Student Art Show
Juried Show
April 10- May 1, 2013 
1400E College DR
Cheyenne,WY 82007
 
EASTER SHOW
March 30- April 26, 2013
Cheyenne Artist Guild
1701 Morrie Ave. Cheyenne, WY
 
Western Spirit Art Show 
Juried Show
March 2 through April 14, 2013
Old West Museum
Cheyenne,WY 
 
Encore-13 Artists Art Show 
January1- March 31 
222 East 17th Street 
Cheyenne,WY  
 
Hearts And Flowers Show
February 1-23, 2013
Cheyenne Artists Guild
1701 Morrie Ave.
Cheyenne,WY
 
2012
 
CAG MEMBERS ONLY SHOW
November and December 2012
Cheyenne Artists Guild
Cheyenne,WY 
 
November 2012 Art Design and Dine
MARVELOUS MINIATURES AND MASTERPIECES
Duo Show of  Pastel Artists Gail Watford and Vanda Edington
Warren Nagle Mansion
Cheyenne,WY 
 
October 26 - November 11 
2012 LINES INTO SHAPES
Juried Show 
Art Center of Estes Park
Estes Park, CO
 
42ND NATIONAL SHOW
Juried Show
August1-31, 2012
Cheyenne Artists Guild
1701 Morrie Avenue
Cheyenne,WY
"Night At the Symphony" 3rd Place Figure Paintings/Drawing
 
WESTERN SHOW
July-31, 2012
Cheyenne Artists Guild
1701 Morrie Ave. Cheyenne, WY

2012 CHEYENNE DEPOT MUSEUM RAILWAY ART SHOW
RAIL ART SHOW
Juried Show
May 17- July 29, 2012
Cheyenne Depot Museum
121W 15th Street
Cheyenne,WY 82001
 
WORKS OF WYOMING MEMBER SHOW
May19th - June 23rd
710 Garfield St. Ste. 271 Laramie, WY 82073
 
WYOMING ARTISTS ASSOCIATION
May 4-6, 2012 
4610 Carey Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82003
"Prairie Skies"Congressional Show Award
"Night at the Symphony 3"  1st Place Graphics
 
EASTER SHOW
April 3-27, 2012
Cheyenne Artists Guild
1701 Morrie Ave. Cheyenne, WY
 
2012 WESTERN SPIRIT ART SHOW AND SALE
Juried Show
March 3-April 15, 2012
4610 Carey Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82003

"PURE PIGMENT" 
Duo Show of  Pastel Artists Gail Watford and Vanda Edington
March 24-April 14th, 2012 
710 Garfield St. Ste. 271
Laramie,WY 82073   
 
MARILYN,LINDA AND FRIENDS SHOW 
 March 1-31, 2012 
 Cheyenne Civic Center
 Cheyenne, WY
 
"GO CLOTHED, GO NAKED, GO FIGURE" 
Juried Show
February 25- March 20, 2012
710 Garfield St. Ste. 271
Laramie,WY 82073
 
2011
 
RSVP Art Fest - November and December
Laramie County Public Library
Cheyenne,WY
2nd Place Mixed Media
3rd Place Pastels
 
Member Show- November and December
Cheyenne Artists Guild
Cheyenne,WY
 
November Art Design and Dine
Duo Show of  Pastel Artists Gail Watford and Vanda Edington
I.Qlinary
Cheyenne,WY
 
Arkansas Pastel Society 4th National Exhibition
Juried Show
October 14, 2011- January 14, 2012
Butler Studies Institute
Little Rock, AR
 
"Ghoulies,Ghosties and Things that go Bump in the Night" October  Show
Cheyenne Artists Guild
Cheyenne,WY
Honorable Mention 
 
September Art Design and Dine
Duo Show of  Pastel Artists Gail Watford and Vanda Edington
Nagle Warren Mansion Bed and Breakfast
Cheyenne,WY
 
Prairies to Peaks- A Plein Air in Wyoming
August13- September 30
Deselms Fine Art
Cheyenne,WY
 
41st Annual Juried National Art Competition
August1-31, 2011
Cheyenne Artists Guild
Cheyenne,WY
 
Art on the Walls at the Y- July and August
DuoShow of  Pastel Artists Gail Watford and Vanda Edington
YMCA
Cheyenne,WY
 
CoCOA Regional Juried Show
June 3-27
Fort Collins, CO
 
Sage Juried Art Competition
June 1-30
Sagebrush Community Art Center
Sheridan,WY
 
All Laramie County Show
March 1- April 25
Deselm's Gallery
3rd Place Pastels and Drawing
 
Western Spirit Juried Show
Juried Show
March 5 - April 17
Old West Museum 
Cheyenne,WY
 
2010
 
RSVP ArtFest
November 16-December 17
Laramie County Public  Library
Cheyenne,WY
1stPlace in Pastels
Honorable Mention Pastels
 
Affordable Art for Christmas
Works of Wyoming
Laramie,WY
 
Member Show- November and December
Cheyenne Artists Guild
Cheyenne,WY
 
"Ghoulies,Ghosties and Things that go Bump in the Night" October  Show
Cheyenne Artists Guild
Cheyenne,WY
3rd Place
 
41st Annual Juried National Art Competition
Cheyenne Artists Guild
Cheyenne,WY
Honorable Mention
 
Western Art Show
Cheyenne Artists Guild
Cheyenne,WY
 
Lincoln Gallery Juried Show- July
Loveland,CO
 
Weekly Art Challenge Exhibit
Cheyenne Artists Guild
Cheyenne,WY
 
TheGood the Bad and the Ugly Show- May
CheyenneArtists Guild
Cheyenne,WY
 
EasterShow
CheyenneArtists Guild
Cheyenne,WY
 
Marilyn,Linda and Friends Show- March
Cheyenne Civic Center
Cheyenne,WY
 
AllLaramie County Show- March
Deselm'sGallery
Cheyenne,WY
 
 
 
 
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