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The Oldfield Art Show Special Guests

This Year’s Special Guests

Fred’s Emerging Artist

To honor Fred and his dedication to promote new exciting artists, we will be featuring an artist each year who is new to our show. They will all have the honor of displaying their work in Fred’s show space. We will give them the encouragement and exposure that they would have received by being mentored by Fred!

2018 Emerging Artist – Daniel Rick

Meet our Emerging Artist for 2018, Daniel Rick. Dan’s artwork reflects his Grandfather’s rich stories, scenes from the west, from his own experiences in the military, and from his own touch of whimsy. Throughout his time as a head cook on a dude ranch in Jackson, WY, a wildland firefighter across the west, 2 deployments for the Army Reserve art is the constant theme in his life. “It isn’t what you do day in day out that has to define you, but can you see the beauty, and ideas that present themselves each day? Can you appreciate the history of a place you may be passing through or even someone else’s story?”

Despite earning a bachelor’s in Art from Utah State University Dan credits all the talent and passion for art on his mother Mary Ann Cherry, who is also an artist. His preferred medium is pencil, which he feels is just as natural as breathing, but he also works in oil. He loves the vibrancy of oil and believes that the richness of the medium helps bring out the richness in the story of the artwork. He feels that he has barely scratched the surface of either medium, and he looks forward to many years exploring the stories both can tell. Dan resides in Idaho.

Guest Author

To honor Fred and his dedication to promote new exciting artists, we will be featuring an artist each year who is new to our show. They will all have the honor of displaying their work in Fred’s show space. We will give them the encouragement and exposure that they would have received by being mentored by Fred!

2018 Guest Author – Mary Ann Cherry

We are honored to Welcome Mary Ann Cherry as our Guest Author! Come and meet her and get your autographed copies of her books!!

Award-winning mystery author, Mary Ann Cherry, is a professional artist, much like her book heroine, Jessie O’Bourne, and was raised in rural Montana in an area similar to the fictitious town of Sage Bluff within her novel. Cherry now lives in rural Idaho with her husband and several pudgy cats.

When Cherry isn’t writing, she travels to art shows, where she exhibits her paintings professionally and takes part in ‘quickdraws’, producing a painting in about an hour’s time from start to finish. Her work is in the permanent collection of several art museums, and she is a Master Signature member of the Women Artists of the West.

Usually, you can find her painting in her home studio, or writing at a desk situated on an upper floor landing—one that affords a lovely view of a grassy yard and lush golden willow tree during the summer and the flower beds that are not getting weeded while she is putting down words. Luckily, the view is only frost covered branches and snow during those cold Idaho winters. Wherever she is working, the coffee pot is always on and the brew is of the good strong Norwegian variety that holds up the spoon.

Currently, Cherry is working on her third Jessie O’Bourne art mystery.

2017 Emerging Artist – Tobias Sauer

As a child, Toby would run out of his house first thing each morning and spend as much time as possible in the outdoors of Lewiston, Montana. He and his father would hike, hunt, kayak, and afterward, he would come inside and his mother would teach him about creativity and artistic expression. When learning to draw, he would get frustrated that he couldn’t make things look “just right” like her. She told him, “These are 40-year-old artist’s hands. You have 5-year-old hands. When you have 40-year-old hands, you’ll be able to make it look just right, too.” Toby’s hands are not yet 40, but he has never stopped working to make his artwork look just right. He seeks out expert artists with whom he has studied to help him hone his craft, and delights in passing that knowledge on.

I was so honored to be selected as the first-ever Fred’s Emerging Artist in 2017, and to occupy the booth his art graced for so many years.  I never had the pleasure of meeting Fred in person, but his spirit lived on at the show bearing his name in Puyallup, Washington.  I so enjoyed meeting members of Fred’s family, art and otherwise, and the warm, congenial atmosphere of the show.  I felt so welcomed by everyone there, so special to be standing where he stood, and tickled that they even had a life-sized picture of me!  As a newer artist, you don’t usually get that much recognition, and I was very humbled by it.

I did a little research on Fred’s legacy before I came, and in the videos, articles, and remarks from people who knew him, the same two words kept popping up: 1. time 2. teacher.  He gave so freely of his time and his knowledge, and after his passing I am still enjoying the fruits of that legacy.

Thanks to all the wonderful people at the Oldfield Art Show, and thanks to Fred for the time and lessons you passed on to young artists like me.

Tobias Sauer

2017 Emerging Artist

2017 Guest Author – J. M. Moynahan

To honor Fred and his dedication to promote new exciting artists, we will be featuring an artist each year who is new to our show. They will all have the honor of displaying their work in Fred’s show space. We will give them the encouragement and exposure that they would have received by being mentored by Fred!

J.M. Moynahan is a retired criminologist and professor from Eastern Washington University. He has written books and articles about art, artists, western history and criminology for over 45 years. He and his wife Cinde Johnson own Chickadee Publishing in Spokane, Washington.