20 Aug Corbett, Rox
Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 14th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from some of the country’s biggest names in Western art. Meet Quest for the West® artist Rox Corbett.
Born 1956 in Ontario, Canada; lives in Powell, Wyoming
ROX CORBETT is an award-winning artist who makes drawings exclusively in charcoal. Rather than loose sketches, her drawings are detailed, textural, and, she hopes, a little moody. Charcoal is a basic medium, but it is also capable of great depth and expression. Corbett uses handmade tools and her fingers (rubbed into charcoal sticks) and then dry-paints the material onto the paper. Charcoal pencils are used for sharp edges; big compressed charcoal sticks and homemade willow charcoal for depth; and erasers to reverse the dark, much as one would in scratchboard.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming; the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona; and at First Interstate Banks in Billings, Montana, and Sheridan and Casper, Wyoming. Corbett holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University, Montreal.
Notable Awards and Achievements
2018 Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, First Place Award Two Dimensional Art–Paper (also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008)
2015 National Museum of Wildlife Art, Western Visions Wild 100 Exhibition and Sale, Trustee Purchase Award
2015 Heart of the West Contemporary Art Show and Auction, Best Charcoal
2014 Dana Gallery, Icons of the West Exhibition and Sale, Best Critter Jack Richeson Award of Excellence
2014 Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, People’s Choice Award
2013 Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, 22nd Annual Juried Art Show, Honorable Mention
2013 Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, Western Art Collector Award of Excellence
2012 Pearce Museum of Western Art, Western Artists of America Show and Sale, Silver Award for Dry Media
2011 Pearce Museum of Western Art, Western Artists of America Show and Sale, Gold Award for Dry Media
2010 Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, People’s Choice Award
Society of Animal Artists
Big Horn Galleries, Cody, Wyoming, and Tubac, Arizona
Settlers WestGallery, Tucson, Arizona