The Life & Times of Charles Goodnight Exhibition

The stunning oil paintings in this collection are carefully researched, accurate interpretations of significant moments in Charles Goodnight’s life, rendered by Master artist Lee Cable.

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John James Audubon’s Flamingo

Although Audubon’s poses are sometimes not convincingly naturalistic, they do have a sense of the quick about them. These birds were alive, and became alive again in Audubon’s drawings.

“In the Audubon Tradition” Exhibition

This fall the newly renovated Cincinnati Museum Center is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its Museum of Natural History & Science. Founded in 1818 as the Western History Society, its doors opened in 1820. Its first employee was famed naturalist and artist,...

Water and Fur, Feathers and Forethought: Crystal Beshara on Painting Wildlife in Watercolor

Watercolor is just wild enough to make great animal portraits. Just ask Crystal Beshara, the Ottawa artist who will be a featured instructor at the 2019 SKB Dubois Rendezvous & Workshop.

There Is No One Like Everett Raymond Kinstler

by Bob Bahr Everett Raymond Kinstler painted astronauts and presidents, Cagney and Hepburn, Clinton and Nixon, Tom Wolfe and Tony Bennett. He's been the inspiration for thousands of artists across the country and beyond. And somehow, almost...

No Chance of Him Being Forgotten

SKBer John Phelps finds multiple ways of honoring and remembering his son, Chance, a fallen hero and Marine Lance Corporal. He gets help from everyone from the President’s Chief of Staff to Jim Parkman.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Wind River Valley Artists’ Guild National Show

SKBers have a chance to enter the 70th National Show of the WRVAG in Dubois, Wyoming. The opening will be a humdinger of a good time.

In the Audubon Tradition Exhibit & Sale

This fall the newly renovated Cincinnati Museum Center is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its Museum of Natural History & Science. Founded in 1818 as the Western History Society, its doors opened in 1820. Its first employee was famed naturalist and artist,...

Thoroughly Skilled & Ready to Boost SKB

Attention to detail and an emphasis on meeting students where they are. That’s the Rod Lawrence way. He’s a featured instructor at SKB’s 2019 Artists Rendezvous & Workshop in Dubois, Wyoming.

One Young Adult’s Path to SKB

By Bob Bahr How do you get to an SKB Artists Rendezvous? The same way you get to Carnegie Hall—practice. Age matters. It's a bit harder for a teen to get to the annual Dubois workshop put on by the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation. Fifteen-year-olds, for example,...

Susan Kathleen was a devoted artist and student who took every opportunity to learn from master artists and skilled experts to develop her own talent. Her favorite workshops were at the Beartooth School of Wildlife Art in Big Timber, Montana, where she studied with many nationally known wildlife artists.

In early 2003 the memorial fund was granted 501(c)(3) status and became the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation, Inc. Its mission is to continue to fund art education for a broad range of art programs throughout the nation, while giving artists of all ages the opportunity to develop their skills and achieve their goals as artists.