May
Ellensburg National Western Art Show
Ellensburg, Washington
Ellensburg Kittitas County Fairgrounds
Open to the public, plenty of free parking and a great show.

May
HISTORIC RITZVILLE DAYS WESTERN ART SHOW
Ritzville, Washington
A show located in the heart of old town Ritzville, right there along I 90 (yes, there is an Old Town, not just a Perkins, gas stations, and the new motels.) So many of your favorite northwest Western artists, and the Cowboy Cartoonists are well represented, live western music and poetry, and a quick draw right down the middle of the street. Okay, last year there was an artist quick draw and a shootout, too. This is a relatively new show, and trust me, one you won't want to miss having on your calender. We have a ball, you will, too.

June
The gallery will be open nearly all the time, but I would advise calling just to make sure I am out of the barn and garden. 208.265.9613

July
GARDEN OF ARTISTRY SHOW
Ponderay Garden Center
just north of Sandpoint on Hwy 95 North.
Third weekend in July

September
NORTH IDAHO INTERNATIONAL DRAFT HORSE AND MULE SHOW
Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint, Idaho
The barns and vendor displays are open to the public, the show classes have a grandstand ticket. But just standing around watching the teams go by is a full show in itself. Each year more fine western artists set up in the Exhibition Hall, Bonnie Shields has a free collector's print as long as they last.

October
FRED OLDFIELD ART SHOW
Puyallup, Washington
At the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Free to the public, and lots of close free parking. Art auction in the evenings and quickdraws, too. Special guest this year, go on-line and check it all out. You know this is a good show. I hope to see you there!