Some of Wyoming’s finest artists will be recognized as Gov. Matt Mead makes the Purchase Award presentations during the 2015 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition reception at the Wyoming State Museum Thursday, February 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The works of 36 Wyoming artists are included in this year’s Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale. Now in its 16th year, the juried exhibition will be on display January 5 through March 7, at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne.

Works receiving Purchase Awards join this growing collection of prestigious art. The state’s five elected officials and representatives from other state agencies participating in the program select the Purchase Award winners.

Works receiving People’s Choice Award, Governor’s Choice Award and Bobby Hathaway Juror’s Choice Award will also be announced during the reception. The Bobby Hathaway Juror’s Choice Award was created in honor of former First Lady Bobby Hathaway who helped establish the WY Arts Council.

Sponsors of the Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and reception are Anadarko Petroleum, Nagle Warren Mansion, and Walmart Foundation.

The Wyoming State Museum is located in the Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue in Cheyenne. The State Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, please contact Mark Brammer at (307)777-8021.

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