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Wild Horse Gallery in Steamboat preparing for summer

Wild Horse open for appointments; resumes regular hours May 18

Wild Horse Gallery is planning several shows for the summer featuring a variety of painters and sculptors.
The inside of the Wildhorse Gallery in downtown Steamboat Springs

— Wild Horse Gallery is preparing for a busy summer season, with several shows planned for coming months.

A news brief published on page 10 of Monday’s Steamboat Today incorrectly stated that Wild Horse Gallery in downtown Steamboat Springs is closed. The gallery is open for appointments by calling 970-879-5515. The gallery at 802 Lincoln Ave. will resume its regular hours May 18. Those hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

On Monday, owners Shirley Stocks and Richard Galusha said sculptor Jim Gilmore and painter Tom Lockhart will be featured in the gallery in June, beginning with that month’s First Friday Artwalk. A July show will feature artist Jean Perry and sculptor Curtis Zabel. In August, the gallery will feature Galusha’s work, including plein air and studio pieces. The gallery will conclude the summer season with a September show featuring the work of Rod Hanna.

The gallery carries the work of numerous artists, with a selection that Stocks said changes year-round.

“I carry 60 artists from all over the country,” Stocks said. “They’re nationally known, not just locally known.”

The business is listed for sale on http://www.steamboathomefinder.com.

“We have the business listed for sale. In this market, it’s not like it’s going to happen soon,” Stocks said Monday. “We’re hoping that somebody buys the gallery and keeps it intact and keeps our artists.”

Stocks said the economic recession has affected the gallery, as it has most businesses. Galusha said they’ve expanded their online marketing efforts at http://www.wildhorsegallery.com. He noted that, in his view, online sales will never fully replace the enjoyment people get from viewing and purchasing art in a gallery, in person.

Stocks seconded that, citing the appeal of experiencing art firsthand.

“When people purchase art, it speaks to them,” Stocks said. “For that reason, there will always be galleries.”

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