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Exhibits & Events

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The following performances and events are made possible by the generosity of the City of Rock Springs, Sweetwater BOCES, and the Wyoming Arts Council.

Artist in Residency Call

Artist in Residency Call

Apply now - June 15

The Community Fine Arts Center Advisory Board in Rock Springs is seeking proposals for its inaugural artist residency, to take place for one week between July and September 2022. Situated in southwest Wyoming, Rock Springs has a long and rich history. Most well known for playing a significant role in powering the country, Rock Springs is also conveniently located near many natural wonders, including the famed Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.

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Sublette County Mixed Media Group

Sublette County Mixed Media Group

June 1 - July 14

A group of 13 artists who have worked together for many years, supporting each others artistic endeavors in a wide variety of medium and styles.

Opening reception will be Saturday, June 4th at 2 to 4 pm. 

Health Equity Today & Tomorrow Exhibit

Health Equity Today & Tomorrow Exhibit

July 18 - August 20

A group exhibit coordinated by Casper's ART 321. this traveling art exhibit is about the health experiences of queer artists and artists of color in Wyoming.  This traveling exhibit is displayed at ART 321 in Casper, the Wyoming Equality building in Cheyenne, the University of Wyoming’s Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, The Middle Fork in Lander, the Community Fine Art Center in Rock Springs and the Teton County Library.

Botanical Fish Sculptures by Rita Basom

Botanical Fish Sculptures by Rita Basom

May - August 2022

Thirteen individual designs are included in “Botanical Fish Sculptures” and are created with natural organic materials. The exhibit is available to see in the case at the entrance from the library through the summer.

“As a retired ‘recovering Arts Administrator’ I began doing things I didn’t have time for when working full time and raising a family,” said Basom. “I planted an outdoor garden for the first time, then I did a much needed pruning of the plants in my sunroom where I ended up with long strands of vines. It seemed such a shame to just throw them away, so I started experimenting to see what I could make from them.

“As flowers began to bloom outdoors I incorporated them into my creations. By trial and error I learned which flowers, stems, and other items would hold up as they dried. It was fun to find and include additional things from nature in my artwork.” 

Sweetwater County Plein Air Competition

Sweetwater County Plein Air Competition

August 27, 2022

The Community Fine Arts Center and the Green River Arts Council are pleased to announce a new collaboration to bring our communities together!  August 27th will be the inaugural Sweetwater County WY Plein Air Competition highlighting the views of Green River. Artists will be able to paint the vistas that captivated Thomas Moran as he recorded the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. 

“En plein air” is French for out of doors and refers to the practice of painting entire finished pictures out of doors. Many artists enjoy this this method of painting

This one-day event will bring artists and art lovers together to Sweetwater County. The public will be invited to observe the artists at work and later that afternoon, purchase the same work they were able to watch being created. A reception that afternoon will be held to announce the award winners and hold a silent auction.

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak

September 1 - October 8, 2022

The traveling “Memorial Exhibition…50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons” includes work from Sendak’s estate, museums, and private collectors, providing a rare opportunity for Wyoming residents and those living beyond to view 50 drawings, watercolors, prints and other original pieces that represent Sendak’s career. Supplemental informative displays on Sendak’s life and work accompany each work.

RESCHEDULED from Summer 2020 due to Covid19 pandemic. 

Also visit other ART EXHIBITS in the
Sweetwater County Library System

at White Mountain Library in Rock Springs and Sweetwater County Library in Green River.

Check Out Our Past Exhibits and Events

Class Schedule

The CFAC strives to provide a variety of art-related activities including classes and workshops for the community.

We are having one session of ArtCamp in July, register at Sweetwater BOCES.  A is for Art classes for 2nd to 4th grade students will be held also in July. 

Please feel free to contact us for more information. We are also interested in finding new individuals who can teach in a number of different art techniques and styles.

Thank you for your interest in the Arts!





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