Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I finally received my WESTERN ART COLLECTOR magazine and the photograph of myself doing the quick-draw at the Jackson Hole Fall Art Festival in Jackson, Wyoming at the town square. This event is held every September and it is usually snowing or a cold rain falling. Makes for a really fun event though as the auction is lively and prices are outstanding. My piece in this picture went for $2,750.00. A new record for me in a quick-draw. We are given 1 hour to complete our paintings and 15 minutes to frame them up. [I think they should hold it every day]
This has been a pretty cool Birthday as I received both the Peaks and Plains magazine with my article and this magazine today. Along with the T V event last weekend. Makes being 68 almost tolerable even though I am sure I am now over the hill and sliding so fast I can't grab the trees going by.

18 comments:

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday! So nice when good things happen around our special days.

Christine said...

Even though it's the 17th here already now, I want to send you a hello and happy belated birthday wishes!

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Happy Birthday young man and Congrats on the magazine articles :))

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Look at you! That's terrific news about the magazine, the sales price and the birthday!

Gary Keimig said...

thank you all. Most appreciated.

L.Holm said...

Happy Birthday, Gary!!
Congrats on the magazine spread. Looks like you're still climbing to me...no tree-grabbing yet! lol. you're funny.

Ann Buckner said...

Happy Birthday Gary! Neat present your received with the quick-draw photo. :)

Gary Keimig said...

Had to work the gallery on my Birthday and through early afternoon today then I took off to do a little heavy climbing [not rope but steep] just to prove I could still climb. So maybe you are right Liz. Will post it on my outdoor adventures in next day or two.

sam said...

Wow Gary you have been busy! Very well done with the quick draw and all the best for your birthday!

Linda said...

Hi Gary, you obviously had a great Birthday!, I don't know how you managed all that work in an hour, so I wouldnt worry too much about your age, I'm giving you 14yrs, and I couldn't do It, have many more great birthdays. Lindax

Wil said...

Geezzz louise... Happy belated birthday, Gary! Sounds like you've had a busy and productive schedule.

Gary Keimig said...

Whew! that I have. And today we have our Gallery open house where we officially kick off our season. Loads of goodies and tons of people can be expected. And it is my wifes Birthday but she will never catch up to me.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Congrats on the excellent media coverage Gary! thank you for visiting my blog. Your artwork is lovely. keep up the good work and howdy from Texas!

Colette Theriault said...

Congratulations Gary! Sounds like a whole lot of fun. Wish we had events like that here...altho, I wouldn't be very good a quick drawing.yikes.

DEB said...

Happy Birthday, and congratulations on all your achievements!!

artbyakiko said...

Happy Birthday Gary! Your works are all FANTASTIC!!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind remark on my first egg tempera. I really appreciate it. :)

underthemagnifier said...

Happy birthday Gary and congrats on your articles!! I really enjoyed visiting your blog, and thanks again for visiting mine. Your work is beautiful and I enjoyed seeing the photos of the Dubois area, as my husband and I love visiting there! We've been there a few times and hope to come again someday!
Rachelle :-)

Teresa said...

A belated "Happy Birthday" and congrats on the magazine article... what a nice way to celebrate!