“Calendar Art Show featuring Josh Tobey”
Friday, January 2nd, 5:00-7:30 pm
Manitou Galleries, 123 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM.
The 2015 Calendar Show will represent all artists who are shown at Manitou Galleries and will also include work that is shown in the calendar. Complimentary 2015 calendars will also be available. Many Manitou Gallery artists will be in attendance. The 2015 Calendar Show will be on exhibit for two weeks. The "Calendar Art Show" coincides with the West Palace Arts District’s First Friday Art Walk.
With this show, we will also be welcoming Josh Tobey back to our roster of artists. Josh is the son of renowned ceramic and bronze sculptors Gene and Rebecca Tobey. At 37 years old, he is well established in the Western art world creating bronze sculptures of wildlife featuring contemporary patinas. Renowned for this patina work, Josh combines his love of art and his lifelong passion for the outdoors in his bronze sculpture. Sometimes called whimsical, Josh's work also has a serious side; it depicts the "interdependence of wildlife and humanity" by revealing aspects of human emotion, experience and culture through wildlife sculpture. His work ranges in size from miniature to monumental.
Josh's work has been featured in several national magazines, including the cover artist for Wildlife Art. In 2012, he was honored as the poster artist for the Loveland Sculpture Invitational and became an elected member of the National Sculpture Society. Josh has also participated in several museum exhibits and events across the country including: Wheel Wright Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Booth Western Art Museum, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the Gilcrease Museum.
Tobey's public installation sites include the Medical Center of the Rockies in Colorado, the Na'Aina Kai Botanical Garden in Hawaii, Western State College in Colorado, Raymond James Financial Center in Florida, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. Most recently, Tobey has been named the featured artist at the 2014 Fall Arts Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and is the first sculptor to receive this award.