19 episodes

The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to excellence in the collection, preservation, and promotion of Western Heritage and the education and cultural enrichment of our diverse audiences. The Museum serves as a bridge between the past and the present, ensuring that the legacy of the American West will be preserved for the future. Western Art is as engaging and important as ever. In this podcast series, Museum Executive Director Darrell Beauchamp visits with the artists who work in this western heritage to talk about their work, the legacy of Western Art and why talking about it is so important today. 

It's art, let's talk about it Darrell Beauchamp

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The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to excellence in the collection, preservation, and promotion of Western Heritage and the education and cultural enrichment of our diverse audiences. The Museum serves as a bridge between the past and the present, ensuring that the legacy of the American West will be preserved for the future. Western Art is as engaging and important as ever. In this podcast series, Museum Executive Director Darrell Beauchamp visits with the artists who work in this western heritage to talk about their work, the legacy of Western Art and why talking about it is so important today. 

    Todd Connor - Unveiling the Spirit of the American West

    Todd Connor - Unveiling the Spirit of the American West

    The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to excellence in the collection, preservation, and promotion of Western Heritage and the education and cultural enrichment of our diverse audiences. The Museum serves as a bridge between the past and the present, ensuring that the legacy of the American West will be preserved for the future. Western Art is as engaging and important as ever. In this podcast series, Museum Executive Direct Darrell Beauchamp visits with the artists who work in this western heritage to talk about their work, the legacy of Western Art and why talking about it is so important today. In this episode, Darrell visits Todd Connor, member of Cowboy Artists of America. 
    Todd Connor, a former Navy Seal, has now successfully carved a niche for himself in the realm of art as a member of the Cowboy Artists of America, with his work featured in significant exhibitions such as the 41st Annual Roundup Exhibition and the Museum of Western Art. His transition from the military to the art world signifies a journey of self-discovery and exploration. Following his departure from the service, Todd embarked on travels across the country, delving into history and art galleries, ultimately leading him to his newfound career as an artist. He identifies the creativity and adaptability he honed during his time as a warrior as crucial attributes that have served him in his artistic endeavors. This transition demonstrates an intriguing and unique origin story, highlighting the diverse experiences and talents individuals can possess.
    Highlights Include
    ·      Genre-inspired Artistic Growth and Development
    ·      Warrior's Journey: From Navy SEAL to Artist
    ·      Balancing Act: Completing Paintings with Precision
    ·      Inspirational Artists Across Time and Styles
    ·      Preserving the Legacy of Western Art
    ·      Authenticity in Art: Honoring Historical Accuracy
    ·      Continuous Creative Development Through Learning Journeys

    Resources
    Museum of Western Art
    Darrell Beauchamp on LinkedIn
    Todd Connor Studio

    • 43 min
    Brandon Bailey on Shaping Art Through Personal Experiences

    Brandon Bailey on Shaping Art Through Personal Experiences

    The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to excellence in collecting, preserving, and promoting Western Heritage and our diverse audiences’ education and cultural enrichment. The Museum serves as a bridge between the past and the present, ensuring that the legacy of the American West will be preserved for the future. Western Art is as engaging and important as ever. In this podcast series, Museum Executive Director Darrell Beauchamp visits with the artists who work in this Western heritage to talk about their work, the legacy of Western Art, and why talking about it is so important today. In this episode, Darrell visits a member of the Cowboy Artists of America, Brandon Bailey.
    Brandon Bailey, a Cowboy Artist of America member with over 16 years of professional artistry, is known for his focus on Russian impressionism. He has received recognition from numerous esteemed figures in the art world. Moreover, he has participated in significant exhibitions and programs and leverages his social media presence to share his artistic journey. Bailey’s perspective on his membership in the Cowboy Artist of America stems from a transformative journey that required hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. He values the opportunities provided by the organization, such as scholarships and mentorships, that have fostered his growth as an artist. Additionally, rather than concentrating solely on personal success, Bailey emphasizes adherence to the mission and vision of the Cowboy Artist of America, reflecting his profound respect for the traditions and values of the cowboy art community.
    Highlights Include:

    Preserving Western Art Tradition Through Prestigious Membership

    Elevating Artistic Excellence Through Community Support

    Balanced Artistic Collaborations for Business Success

    Artist-Led Workshops Inspiring Creativity and Growth

    Preserving Western Art Through Educational Initiatives

    Quality Over Quantity in Artistic Legacy

    Museum Exhibitions: Showcasing Talent and Perseverance

    Resources
    Museum of Western Art
    Darrell Beauchamp on LinkedIn
    Brandon Bailey Fine Art

    • 37 min
    Catherine McIntye and Lee Ann Whatley on the Art of Susanne Vincent

    Catherine McIntye and Lee Ann Whatley on the Art of Susanne Vincent

    The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to excellence in collecting, preserving, and promoting Western Heritage and our diverse audiences’ education and cultural enrichment. The Museum serves as a bridge between the past and the present, ensuring that the legacy of the American West will be preserved for the future. Western Art is as engaging and important as ever. In this podcast series, Museum Executive Director Darrell Beauchamp visits with the artists who work in this Western heritage to talk about their work, the legacy of Western Art, and why talking about it is so important today.
    In this episode, Darrell visits with Catherine McIntye and Lee Ann Whatley, the two women most responsible for the most recent Museum exhibit, Glory and Grime: The Art of Susanne Vincent.
    Catherine McIntye, renowned for rescuing her mother’s artwork from Hurricane Laura’s aftermath and daughter of Susanne Vincent, together with Lee Ann Whatley, a skilled artist, curator, and documenter, hold distinctive perspectives on the “Glory and Grime” exhibition. McIntye views the exhibition as deeply personal, a tribute to her mother’s legacy, and a testament to the resilience she witnessed amidst the hardships faced in the Gulf Coast region. Her involvement in salvaging and restoring her mother’s artwork after the hurricane led to the birth of this exhibition, reshaping the narrative of Western art. Whatley sees the exhibition as a unique showcase of Susanne Vincent’s non-traditional, emotive artwork. Drawing from her diversified background and appreciation for the harmony of nature and country life, Whatley acknowledges the exhibition as honoring the story of the Gulf Coast of Texas, cattle ranching, and the representation of a strong woman in that environment.
    Highlights Include: 

    Ranching Life Through Susanne Vincent’s Eyes

    Gulf Coast Emotive Artistry by Susanne Vincent

    Preserving Art for Future Generations

    Nature’s Harmony: Susanne Vincent’s Art Elegance

    Gulf Coast Ranching Realities in Art

    Resources
    Museum of Western Art
    Darrell Beauchamp on LinkedIn

    • 27 min
    Cowboys, Horses, and Heritage: The World of Harold T. Holden

    Cowboys, Horses, and Heritage: The World of Harold T. Holden

    The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to excellence in the collection, preservation, and promotion of Western heritage and the education and cultural enrichment of our diverse audiences. The museum serves as a bridge between the past and the present, ensuring that the legacy of the American West will be preserved for the future. Western art is as engaging and important as ever. In this podcast series, Museum Executive Direct Darrell Beauchamp visits with the artists who work in this western heritage to talk about their work, the legacy of Western Art and why talking about it is so important today. In this episode, Darrell visits Harold T. Holden, known to his friends as ‘H’ and his work in sculpture. Harold passed away before this episode could be posted so our podcast today begins with a tribute to Harold T. Holden by Darrell and Jason Scull.
    Holden, a renowned sculptor, discovered his passion for sculpting through his deep-rooted connection to horses and cowboy and Indian themes, which were a significant part of his upbringing. His perspective on his sculpting career is deeply influenced by his love for horses and the cowboy way of life, a love that was instilled in him by his father, who raised horses. Tragically, his father passed away when Harold was young, but this loss only served to deepen his connection to the equine subjects of his work. Transitioning from painting to sculpting in 1974, Holden has since created numerous sculptures, including monumental pieces that have earned him a reputation as a world-class sculptor. Despite his success, he remained humble, he was always constantly striving for improvement in his art and drew inspiration from the gear and artifacts of the cowboy world that fill his studio. 
    Highlights Include:

    Sculpting Life: Harold T. Holden's Artistic Dedication

    Harold T. Holden's Induction into Cowboy Artist

    Cowboys and Horses: Harold T. Holden's Inspiration

    Preserving Western Heritage Through Harold T. Holden's Studio

    Resources:
    Museum of Western Art
    Darrell Beauchamp on LinkedIn
    Harold T. Holden Western Artist

    • 24 min
    Carol Arnold on Expressing Emotions Through Pastel Landscapes

    Carol Arnold on Expressing Emotions Through Pastel Landscapes

    The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to excellence in the collection, preservation, and promotion of Western Heritage and the education and cultural enrichment of our diverse audiences. The Museum serves as a bridge between the past and the present, ensuring that the legacy of the American West will be preserved for the future. Western Art is as engaging and important as ever. In this podcast series, Museum Executive Direct Darrell Beauchamp visits with the artists who work in this western heritage to talk about their work, the legacy of Western Art and why talking about it is so important today. In this episode, Darrell visits with Texas-based artist Carol Arnold, who specializes in pastel landscapes.
    Carol identifies as a pastelist with a deep emotional connection to her work, often drawing inspiration from the rugged environment and character of West Texas. Her favorite subjects include clouds, landscapes, wildlife, and flowers, and she enjoys working in various sizes, with her favorite being anywhere from eleven x 14 to 24 x 36. Carol's disciplined approach to her craft, coupled with her love for plein air painting, allows her to capture the emotional essence of landscapes using pastels. Join Darrell Beauchamp and Carol Arnold on this episode of "It's art, let's talk about it" to delve deeper into their artistic journeys and perspectives.
    Highlights Include:

    Expressing Emotions Through Pastel Landscapes

    The Importance of Discipline in Artistry

    The Artistic Process: Incorporating Techniques and Colors

    Capturing the Essence of West Texas

    Vibrant Pastel Art with N.U.P.A.S.T.E.L.

    Artistic Journey through Shows and Exhibitions

    Resources:
    Museum of Western Art
    Darrell Beauchamp on LinkedIn
    Carol Arnold Fine Art

    • 30 min
    C. S. (Steve) Talley on Capturing the Beauty of the Night

    C. S. (Steve) Talley on Capturing the Beauty of the Night

    The Museum of Western Art is dedicated to excellence in the collection, preservation, and promotion of Western Heritage and the education and cultural enrichment of our diverse audiences. The museum serves as a bridge between the past and the present, ensuring that the legacy of the American West will be preserved for the future. Western Art is as engaging and important as ever. In this podcast series, Museum Executive Direct Darrell Beauchamp visits with the artists who work in this western heritage to talk about their work, the legacy of Western art, and why talking about it is so important today. In this episode, Darrell visits with New Mexico artist CS (Steve) Talley.
    CS (Steve) Talley is a self-taught artist with over 34 years of experience, specializing in western nocturne paintings. His passion for astronomy and love for landscapes inspired him to start painting nocturnes, particularly after being captivated by a painting featuring illuminated adobe buildings in a nighttime scene by artist Will Sparks. Talley's journey into the art world began later in life, after pursuing a degree in astronomy and physics and developing an interest in the history of the American West through his involvement in mountain men reenactments. His nocturne paintings, which make up a significant portion of his yearly sales, beautifully capture the beauty of the night. Join Darrell Beauchamp and CS (Steve) Talley on this episode of "It's art, let's talk about it" to delve deeper into Talley's unique artistic journey and his stunning nocturne paintings.
    Highlights Include:

    Discovering Artistic Passion at 34

    The Catalyst of Artistic Growth

    Plains Indians-inspired self-taught artist

    From Programming to Painting: Steve Talley's Journey

    Nocturnal Landscapes with Illuminated Adobe Buildings

    Artistic Perspectives in Galleries

    A painter's paradise in Taos, New Mexico

    Resources:
    Museum of Western Art
    Darrell Beauchamp on LinkedIn
    C.S. Talley Fine Art

    • 37 min

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