Artist to showcase bronze sculpture this Friday at Nat’l Museum of Wildlife’s Art Show

SAN DIEGO, CA — September 14, 2010 — Nationally acclaimed artist Rebecca Tobey will bring her bold and contemporary sculptures to Jackson Hole, Wyoming this week as part of the town’s annual eruption of everything art.

In her latest of stop in a whirlwind gallery tour, Rebecca will appear at the National Museum of Wildlife Art on Friday, September 17 as part of the museum’s Western Visions Miniatures and More Show and Sale. Visitors to the museum at 2820 Rungius Road can meet Rebecca between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and view her bronze bear sculpture entitled “Creek,” which, the artist says, was inspired by a recent encounter with a mother bear while fly fishing in Colorado.

“Jackson Hole has always been a special place to me, and I am eager to be a part of this truly extraordinary event that celebrates such a wide spectrum of creativity,” she said.

Following years of collaboration with her late husband, sculptor Gene Tobey, Rebecca continues to blaze a trail in her own right, creating timeless art that reflects her love of wildlife and the great outdoors.

This week’s show represents a comeback of sorts for the artist, who only a year ago was diagnosed with colon cancer. After spending nearly six months in treatment, Rebecca is cancer-free and back at work.

Adam Harris, the museum’s curator of art, said he is pleased to have Rebecca join other artists as part of this popular show.

“Western Visions brings together the best artists working today and incorporates painting and sculpture in a wide range of styles, including the modern work of Rebecca Tobey,” Harris said.

For 23 years, the Western Visions Miniatures and More Show & Sale has been one of the signature events of annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. The show, which runs through September 26, attracts artists, collectors and art lovers from around the world. No longer featuring only miniatures, more than 1,000 works of sculpture, painting, photography, prints and jewelry by more than 150 artists are on display and for sale.

Rebecca currently shows in Tubac and Sedona Arizona; Palm Desert, California; Golden and Vail Colorado; Jackson Hole and Cody, Wyoming and her native city of Santa Fe where she works out of her home studio. For more information regarding upcoming exhibitions and to view Rebecca’s work, visit The National Museum of Wildlife Art can be reached at (307) 734-2684.

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