In celebration of Ag Appreciation Week, I am offering a 20% discount on the remaining paintings in the art show “Generations- the Carpenter Ranch.” Click here to see the show catalog, with 20% off sale prices.
On Saturday, we hosted a panel discussion about art, agriculture, conservation, and water.
Ag Appreciation Week (National Ag Week) is a time to recognize and celebrate the importance of agriculture. Agriculture provides most everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis. National and local efforts educate millions of consumers and ask “Where would YOU be without agriculture? Naked and Hungry!”
This week-long fundraising event highlights the work of our local non-profit the Community Agriculture Alliance. Their mission:
To preserve the agricultural heritage of the Yampa Valley by initiating, supporting and encouraging actions, programs and policies that mutually benefit and connect agricultural producers and consumers.
My art is directly inspired by my time on the land. Rivers, trees, mountains, and meadows are all part of my visual language. When I spend time on working ranches, I can share a kindred connection with the ranchers who are also in tune with the land. Weather, climate, seasons… these are determining factors in what they do in a day.
Ag Appreciation Week is a chance for me to express my gratitude to the resilience and perseverance of our local ranchers and farmers. Without their authentic life on the land, we would not have the open spaces and poetic human spaces that inspire us to create art. Thank you!