Howell-Sickles, Donna

Donna Howell-Sickles
Born 1949 in Gainesville, Texas; lives in St. Joe, Texas

HAVING GROWN UP ON A RANCH IN NORTH TEXAS close to the Red River, Donna Howell-Sickles developed her affinity for nature, animals, and the West at an early age. After graduating from Texas Tech University with a BFA in Painting and Drawing, she found her muse in a vintage postcard depicting a cowgirl that read, “Greetings from a Real Cowgirl from the Ole Southwest.” Over the last 40 years, her work explores the images, spirit, and myth of the American West. Her nationally recognized and distinctive artwork, filled with bright colors and spirited cowgirls, is a part of many museum collections, including the Booth Museum of Western Art and the Tucson Museum of Art.

Along with winning numerous awards in invitational Museum shows, Howell-Sickles’ artwork has been included in countless articles and publications about Western art. Her artwork has been the focus for solo exhibitions at the Steamboat Art Museum, The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, and the Booth Museum of Western Art. In 1997, Greenwich Workshop published a book about her work titled “Cowgirl Rising: The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles.” In November 2007, Donna Howell-Sickles was inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas in honor of her empowering and visionary body of work. In 2011, Southwest Art Magazine listed her as one of the forty most Prominent People in the Western Art World.

Notable Awards and Achievements
       National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Inductee

Gallery Representation
Ann Korologos Gallery, Aspen, CO
Davis & Blevins Gallery, Saint Jo, Texas
McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204