Presented by Bennett Jones
Visitors are invited to take a break from the action and excitement of the Stampede
Midway and enter the cool and inviting Western Oasis. Guests can take their
time, reflect on the art and water features, enjoy cowboy poetry and music,
and appreciate good food and the wine paired with it. This truly is an oasis on
Situated in Halls D and E of the BMO Centre, visitors will experience a wave
of artistic excellence that includes photographs, bronzes, paintings, cooking
demonstrations, arts and crafts and western entertainment.
Integrated throughout the western art and lifestyles displays are relaxing oasis
areas highlighted with natural outdoor elements such as stone, greenery and water
features. In the centre is the 10,000 square-foot Western Oasis Wine Garden.
This area features relaxing entertainment and unique wine tasting opportunities to
take you away.
Western Oasis is presented by the Calgary Stampede’s own Western Showcase
committee, and also features the perennial favourite Kitchen Theatre, with live
cooking demonstrations and instruction, as well as top notch performances at the
Window on the West Stage.
WESTERN ART AND LIFESTYLES
Media partner – XL103
BMO Centre, Halls D and E
From cowboy poets to duelling chefs, auctioning to sugar art, Western Art and
Lifestyles is not to be missed at this year’s Stampede. Hundreds of artists and
musicians, poets and chefs, artisans and bands are gathered to celebrate the
western way of life. Watch artists at work, listen to poetry inspired by the campfire,
or enjoy a juried competition of Western Cowboy Hats.
Art has always played a big role in the Calgary Stampede. In 1912, at the first
Stampede, there were three artists selling their work including Charlie Russell.
His 20-piece exhibit was such a big draw that it was moved to the Royal Building
downtown for a week after Stampede was over. He sold most of his pieces and
was inspired to start his famous RCMP series. A watercolour from Russell’s
1912 Calgary Stampede Art Show has toured with the Glenbow Museum’s show
Capturing Legends - Russell, Remington and the Canadian Frontier (information
provided by the Glenbow Museum).
Decades later, in 1971, a group of 14 former Stampede Queens and Princesses
formed the Women’s World committee and launched a display. In 1978 they
changed the name to Creative Living because both men and women were
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To better reflect the western theme, it became Western Showcase in 1999 and in
2006, Western Showcase became the umbrella name for the Western Art Show
(with its Artists’ Studios, Art Gallery, Art Auction, Artist Ranch Project and Western
Photo Gallery) and Western Lifestyles (which includes Kitchen Theatre, Creative
Arts and Crafts and Window on the West). In 2009, the Oasis was integrated with
Western Showcase to encapsulate the whole western art and lifestyle experience
as Western Oasis.
NEW IN 2010
Western Art Auction
Auction items this year include a 37” replica of the bronze ‘Outlaw’ created by
artist, Richard Loffler. The life size version of the legendary bull was commissioned
by the Calgary Stampede Public Art program and the Calgary Chartered Financial
Analysts Society and is located in the heart of Calgary’s downtown business
district. In addition, the Auction will feature an original piece by Charlie Russell
titled “the Great Foot Race”.
Western Photo Gallery Photo Competition
Returning by popular demand, the Western Photo Competition will feature
outstanding photography highlighting western lifestyles and imagery. These
wonderful photos will be shown in a continuous video loop format throughout the
day in a seated screening area in the Western Photo Gallery area.
Creative Arts and Crafts
Vote on the Art of the Western Cowboy Hat. This year’s competition is ‘A whimsical
look at the cowboy hat’. A People’s Choice Award will be given for the best cowboy
hat. Entries will be judged by the visitors to the Western Oasis and the winning
entrant will be awarded a $200 cash prize.
Eco Art has been added as a new section in the Creative Arts and Crafts. This
competition is about taking items destined for the landfill and turning them into art.
All items are a minimum of 85% recycled materials
Window on the West
Learn how to yodel with Mary Resek (July 15) or the Bowes Bros (July 14).
Two step along with the Jeritol Jivers (July 13). Special guests include: Jake
Mathews, Trevor Panczak, Jason Greeley, Tracy Millar, Shane Chisholm, Matt
Masters and Gil Grand. Schedules at the end or go to: www.westernshowcase.
WESTERN ART SHOW AND LIFESTYLES
Trail Guides and Tours
Throughout Stampede week, our Trail Guides and Tours will take guests on fully
personalized tours that will provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of the
sights, sounds and smells of Western Showcase. For more information about our
concierge services, visit www.westernshowcase.com or drop by the Information
Desk in Western Showcase during Stampede.
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2011 Stampede Poster
The Western Art Auction committee is delighted to host the unveiling of the 2011
Calgary Stampede Poster on Wednesday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Join Stampede first
vice-chairman Michael Casey and the poster artist for the unveiling at the Window
on the West stage, Western Showcase, Hall D/E of the BMO Centre. Art auction
attendees will then have the opportunity to bid on the original poster piece and take
home a piece of Stampede history on Thursday, July 15.
64 years of photos and costumes worn by the Royal Trios through the years, are
displayed in the Queens Alumni exhibit of Stampede Royalty. Learn about the
events that the Queen’s Alumni organize and host for children with special needs.
THE WESTERN ART SHOW
The Western Art Show - one of the largest exhibits of its kind in Canada - includes
the Western Photo Gallery, Artists’ Studios, Western Art Gallery, Western Art
Auction and Artist Ranch Project.
Western Art Show Hall of Fame
The Western Art Show Hall of Fame began in 2007 to honour artists whose work
and participation have had a significant impact on the success of the Western Art
Show over nearly three decades. In 2007 two long-time contributors to the Western
Art Show, Gina McDougall Cohoe and Mac Mackenzie, became the first inductees.
In 2008 Jay Contway was honoured, and Dale Auger was the inductee in 2009. In
2010 the Western Art Show is honouring Vilem Zach.
The Western Photo Gallery
The Western Photo Gallery features more than 75 framed or unframed fine art,
limited edition prints for sale, documenting the rich history of the west. All images
submitted to our gallery have been juried by photographic professionals.
This year will mark the return of the Photo Competition where the nearly 100 juried
photos may be viewed in a continuous loop format daily. The Photographer’s
Corner will continue each day from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m. where the photographers will be on hand to discuss their work and answer
Photo Gallery Photographers
Clayton Berg, Banff, Alta. Ryan Hellard, Calgary, Alta.
Alexander Borovko, Calgary, Alta. Karen Kane, Black Diamond, Alta.
Tracy Burton, Priddis, Alta. Don Kesler, Calgary, Alta.
Jeremy Calow, Calgary, Alta. Alixes Leeb, Calgary, Alta.
Tamie Campbell, Ponoka, Alta. Stewart McLeish, Airdrie, Alta.
Ken Cornett, Irma, Alta. Ethan Moe, Calgary, Alta.
Jennifer Council, Calgary, Alta. Roberta Murray, Rocky Mountain House, Alta.
Angie Cramer, Redcliff, Alta. Dana Naldrett, Calgary, Alta.
Jody Ann Crane, Calgary, Alta. Mark Shannon, Calgary, Alta.
Jeff Cruz, Calgary, Alta. Heather Simonds, Calgary, Alta.
Adina Currie, Calgary, Alta. Cody Tritter, Calgary, Alta.
Joe Desjardins, Strathmore, Alta. Nicole Viste, Hanna, Alta.
Brian Ewing, Calgary, Alta.
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The Western Art Show Artists’ Studios offers a unique opportunity to meet and
purchase art directly from the artists. Artists work in diverse mediums such as
bronze, oil, acrylic, pencil, watercolour, wood, metal, leather, glass, ceramics and
mixed media, sometimes combining a number of these different elements to create
exciting and unique works of art.
» Robert Behr/Leah Rollins – pottery
» Craig Bergsgaard – bronze
» Bigoudi – encaustic (hot wax painting on panel or canvas) – four-day artist
» Fred Boyer – bronze – Best New Artist 2008; Artists Choice, 3-D, 2009
» Lisa Brawn – painted wood cuts
» Jim Dodson Jr. – metal – Best of Show Artisan, 2008
» Fran Francis – clay
» Roy Hinz – stone carving
» Loretta Kyle – stone
» Karl Lansing – bronze – Collectors’ Choice Auction 3-D Artist, 2007
» Ken Mayernik – bronze – Collectors’ Choice Auction 3-D, 2008; Best of Show
Booth, 2007; Best of Show 3-D Artist 2009; Collectors Choice, 3-D, 2009
» Trevor Moen – stone carving – four-day artist
» Clyde Ross Morgan – bronze
» Audrey Nanimahoo – stone – Best of Show 3-D Artist, 2006
» Reg Parsons – bronze
» Ron Pearce – wood carving
» Linda Stewart – bronze
» Sam Anton Terakedis – bronze – Jurors’ Choice Best of Show 3-D, 2008; Best of
Show 3-D Artist, 2005
» Vance Theoret – stone
» Pietra Wall – mixed media (leathers, fabrics)
» Wanda Whaley – ground stone – Best of Show Booth Artisans, 2007
» Shawna Lee Whiteside – silver
» Vilem Zach – bronze and oil – Artists’ Choice Auction Flatwork, 2008, 2010 Hall
» Charles Zeller – wood – Best of Show, New Artist 2009
» Roger Arndt – oil
» Maurade Baynton – oil and acrylic
» Rick Berg – oil – Designer of 2008 Western Art Show pin
» John Burrow – oil and acrylic
» Gerardo Carsolio – acrylic and wood
» Henri de Groot – pencil and oil
» Jonn Einerssen – oil
» Dean Francis – oil
» Michelle Grant – oil, graphite, acrylic
» Adeline Halvorson – acrylic – Designer of 2005 Western Art Show pin, Best of
Show Flat Artist 2009; Artists Choice, Flat Art, 2009
» Jonathon Havelock – photography
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» Brent Heighton – acrylic, watercolour
» Valerie Hinz – oil
» Ken Hoehn – photography
» Kay Homan – watercolour – Best of Show Booth Flatwork, 2008
» George Horvath – oil – four-day artist
» Sheila Kernan – oil, acrylic, mixed media
» Andrew Kiss – oil – Jurors’ Choice Best of Show Auction Flatwork Artist, 2007;
Best of Show Flatwork Artist, 2005
» Gina Lacoste – watercolour – four-day artist
» Shannon Lawlor – acrylic, graphite
» Doug Levitt – oil – Artist 2008 Calgary Stampede poster; Collectors’ Choice
Auction Flatwork Artist, 2007; Artists’ Choice Auction Flatwork Artist, 2007; Best
of Show Booth, 2007
» Julie Lucich – oil
» JoAnne Meeker – photography – Best of Show – Artisan 2009
» Edward Michell – oil and mixed media
» Bruce Miller – oil
» Hubert Nanzer – oil
» Don Oelze – oil – Artist 2010 Calgary Stampede poster; Best of Show Flatwork,
2008; Best of Show Booth, 2007
» Kim Penner – acrylic – Best of Show Flatwork, 2006
» Murray Phillips – oil and acrylic
» Judie Popplewell – oil
» Jody Skinner – oil – Artist 2009 Calgary Stampede poster; Juror’s Choice Best of
Show Flatwork Auction, 2008; Collectors Choice – Flat Art, 2009
» Alan Snell – acrylic on stone
» Scott Stuart – pencil and oil – Best of Show Booth, 2005, 2006
» Peter Thompson – watercolour – four-day artist
» Dennis J. Weber – oil and pencil – four-day artist
» Mathew Wong – oil
» John Zacharias – watercolour
WESTERN ART GALLERY
The Western Art Gallery exhibits and sells art of new and emerging artists, and
features some of the finest western art available. This year, 33 artists, each of
whom has been selected by a jury, will exhibit in the Gallery.
The 2010 Gallery artists are:
» Maxine Abraham – acrylic
» Dale Bishop – pen and ink, watercolour
» Carol Bortenlanger – graphite
» Deanna Buschert – acrylic, mixed medium and pen and ink
» Jan Chalupnicek – oil and acrylic
» Charity Dakin – acrylic
» Stacey Engleson – mixed medium
» Christine Ford – oil
» Vicente Garces – graphite pencil
» James (Yahmis) Greisinger – wood and steel
» Dawn Heinemeyer – watercolour
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» Drew Sage Hunter – acrylic
» Betty Boyce Johnson – watercolour
» Wendy Latimer – acrylic
» Rosie Lee – oil
» Branko Marjanovic – watercolour
» Lorna Matsuda – acrylic
» Lee Mayne – charcoal/pencil
» Ann McGilvary – acrylic
» Debbie Mezler – mixed medium/ink, watercolour and pencil
» Karen Pedersen – acrylic/watercolour
» Alison Philpotts – acrylic
» Lorri Pullman-MacDonald – acrylic
» Sheryl Ries – tin wire
» Marie Paz Scott – oil
» Joel Sinclair – watercolour
» Kashifa Sohail – oil
» Anna Truderung – watercolour
» Ingrid Vincent – watercolour
» Wendy Walker – acrylic
» Linda Wilder – acrylic – Gallery’s Choice Winner 2009; Best New Artist, Flat Art,
» Maxine Wolodko – acrylic
» Iryna Zayarny – pastel/oil
The feature artists for 2010 are Karen Brownlee and Jay Contway.
Karen Brownlee’s ties to the prairies of Southern Alberta go back to the 1880’s.
Oral storytelling has taken a strong role in influencing her interest in the historic,
cultural landscape. Her paintings speak to the relevance and symbolism of man’s
historic relationship with the land and deal with the love of the land and the effort
of the generational toil of many farm pioneer families, including her own. Karen
resides in Lethbridge, Alberta. She has an extensive and varied arts background as
a painter, illustrator, art teacher, art juror and administrator.
Jay Contway is a man totally involved with his art. A native Montana artist, Jay
raises quarter horses and has spent time on the rodeo circuit. His knowledge
and respect for the working cowboy shows clearly in his art. His work illustrates
an appreciation for the history, people and animals of the west and his own
native ancestry. His commitment to the quality of his art includes his own foundry,
adjacent to his studio, where all Jay Contway sculptures are cast. This enables
him to oversee the many details of each bronze he creates. All sculptures are
limited in number and cast only in bronze or silver. Jay does not sell the original
People of the Plains – Artistic Expressions
This exhibition and sale displays noted aboriginal artists who have been invited to
participate. These artists come from many regions of the Canadian Plains. Their
art includes flat as well as 3-D pieces and represents the unique style of these
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Aborginal Artists participating are:
» Neepin Auger – acrylic/mixed media – daughter of the late Dale Auger
» Amy Keller-Rempp – acrylic
» April Mercredi – acrylic/mixed media/oil
» Ed Peekeekoot – wood carvings
» Florench Shone – acrylic
» Jackie Traverse – mixed media
The Artist Window promotes new and emerging artists allowing them to
demonstrate their skills and techniques, refine their ideas as their work progresses
and display their art work. Over 40 artists will take part in the Artist Window while
interacting with and allowing Stampede guests to catch a special glimpse into the
work of western art and the talented artists who create it. Please see schedule
below or at www.westernshowcase.com.
WESTERN ART AUCTION
Thursday, July 15
BMO Centre, Palomino Room
Light Buffet from 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Cash Bar from 4:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Quick Draw/Quick Finish from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Presentation of Award Winners 5:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Live Auction from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Quick Draw/Quick Finish, Poster, Catalogue
Auctioneer: Rob Bergevin of VJV Foothills Auction, Stavely, Alta.
Master of Ceremonies: Dan Skeels
Tickets: $75 each - includes Park entry, auction catalogue, collector’s pin and
light buffet dinner. Tickets may be purchased at:
» Avenida Art Gallery, 213 - 12445 Lake Fraser Drive S.E., 403.278.3074
» Avenida Art Gallery, 3625 Shaganappi Trail N.W., 403.286.9557
» Gainsborough Galleries, 445 - 5th Avenue S.W., 403.262.3715
» Gainsborough Galleries and Picture Framing, 114 - 61 Ave S.W., 403.252.0976
» Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, #251, 251 - 5th Avenue S.W., 403.261.1602
» Western Art Show Sales Desk, BMO Centre, Hall D/E, July 8 to 15
» Online at westernshowcase.com or by calling the Western Showcase at
2010 Western Art Auction Artists
Featuring 85 juried pieces of original art by Canadian and American artists, the art
for the auction is on display in Western Showcase, Hall D/E of the BMO Centre,
from Thursday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 14. The art can also be viewed at
Participating Auction Artists
Milton Achtimichuk, Camrose, Alta.
Maurade Baynton, Sherwood Park, Alta.
Rick Berg, Crossfield, Alta.
Cameron Bird, Calgary, Alta.
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Carol Bortenlanger, Calgary, Alta.
Harley Brown, Tucson, Ariz.
John Burrow, Sorrento, B.C.
Julie Chapman, Huson, Mont.
Charity Dakin, Athabasca, Alta
Henry de Groot, Entwhistle, Alta.
Gaile Gallup, Longview, Alta.
Vicente Garces, Calgary, Alta.
Mannie Gonsalves, Calgary, Alta.
Michelle Grant, Calgary, Alta.
Darren Haley, Calgary, Alta.
Adeline Halvorson, Mapleridge, B.C.
Dawn Heinemeyer, Calgary, Alta.
Valerie Hinz, Saskatoon, Sask.
Kay Homan, Providence, Utah
Dillion Huang, Calgary, Alta.
Lisa Hufnagel, Moose Jaw, Sask.
Andrew Kiss, Calgary, Alta. - two pieces
Genevieve Kubryn, Vernon, B.C.
Louise Larouche, Outaouais, Que.
Wendy Latimer, Big Fork, Mont.
Stephen Lee, Bingham, N.M.
Denise Lemaster, Columbia Valley, B.C.
Doug Levitt, Victoria, B.C. – artist 2008 Calgary Stampede Poster
Glen Loates, Calgary, Alta.
Richard Loffler, Regina, Sask.
Shannon Luyendyk, Cochrane, Alta. – 2 pieces
Harold Lyon, Ariz.
Jerry Markham, Vernon, B.C.
Ken Mayernik, Great Falls, Mont. – Juror’s choice Best of Show Auction 3-D, 2009
Bruce Miller, Mound, Mont.
Zelda Nelson, Canmore, Alta.
Don Oelze, Clancy, Mont. – artist 2010 Calgary Stampede poster
Margo Petterson, Coleville, Calif.
Judie Popplewell, Calgary, Alta. – two pieces
Ted Rafferty, Calgary, Alta.
Karin Richter, Calgary, Alta.
Allen Sapp, Calgary, Alta. – two pieces
John Schnurrenberger, Calgary, Alta.
Jody Skinner, Calgary, Alta. – artist 2009 Calgary Stampede poster, Juror’s
Choice Best of Show Auction – Flat Art – 2009
Laurie Sommerville, Calgary, Alta.
Jordan Straker, Chilliwack, B.C.
Sam Terakedis, Livingston, Mont.
Peter Thompson, Calgary, Alta.
Ashley Tse, Calgary, Alta. Scholarship – 1st place – 2009
Paul Van Ginkel, Calgary, Alta. – two pieces – artist 2007
Calgary Stampede Poster
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Ingrid Vincent, Calgary, Alta.
Nicole Viste, Hanna, Alta. – two pieces
Jan Walker-Roenisch, Longview, Alta.
Lorne Wall, Calgary, Alta.
Dennis J. Weber, Kelowna, B.C.
Doug Welykholowa, Emerald Park, Sask.
Lesley White, Prince George, B.C.
Gary Whitley, Lumby, B.C.
Linda Wilder, Calgary, Alta.
Marla Wilson, Winfield, B.C.
Mathew Wong, Calgary, Alta.
Robert Wood, Calgary, Alta.
James Ye, Calgary, Alta.
Vilem Zach, Rockyview, Alta.
John Zacharias, Sherwood Park, Alta.
Estate Pieces and Collectibles
The Western Art Auction is pleased to feature these fine historical pieces:
» Duncan Crockford (1920-1992) Old Time Harvest
» Nicolas deGrandmaison (1892-1978) Untitled
» Richard deGrandmaison (1932-1985) Prairie Skies, Alberta
» Richard Freeman (1932-1991) Aspen Shadows
» Jack King (1920-1998) Mountain and Meadow Scene
» Jack King (1920-1998) Elk in Meadow
» Ace Powell, Calgary, Alta (1912-1978) Native with HBC Coat
» C.M. Russell (1864-1926) The Great Foot Race
» KC Smith, Kelowna, B.C. (1924-2000) Mule Deer, Pickering Hill, B.C.
» Gerald Tailfeathers, Calgary, Alta. (1925-1975) Native on Horseback
» Karl Wood (1944-1990) Highwood Valley Springs
» Lian Ning Hushan-Jin, The Bull
Quick Draw/Quick Finish – 27th Anniversary
Quick Draw/Quick Finish is a fast-paced feast for the eyes. Watch artists complete
an original work of art within an hour and then bid on the pieces before the paint
has dried. Proceeds from the Quick Draw/Quick Finish auction go towards funding
the Grade 12 Art Scholarships for promising young artists. This year’s Quick Draw/
Quick Finish artists include:
» Darcy Presiloski – oil
» Richard St. Pierre – wood carver
» Ryan Axani – oil – past scholarship recipient and judge
» Jay Contway – bronze artist* – his very last Quick Draw/Quick Finish
after 27 years
» Ursula Pagenkopf – acrylic
» Doug Levitt – oil – 2008 Stampede poster artist
» Charles (Chuck) Fulcher – oil – coming from Great Falls just for the Quick Draw/
» Gaile Gallop – oil
*Jay Contway’s special model this year will be the Stampede Queen
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Grade 12 Western Art Scholarships
Every year, the Calgary Stampede awards six Western Art Scholarships to three
high school students in Calgary and three high school students elsewhere in
southern Alberta. The money for the scholarships comes from the sale of the Quick
Draw/Quick Finish art work done at the Western Art Auction.
They receive their scholarship upon enrolment at a recognized post-secondary
institution of their choice. Winners will be acknowledged at a private reception on
July 8 at 4 p.m. on the Window on the West Stage, Hall D/E. Media are invited to
This year many past scholarship students are participating in the Artist Window, (all
day on Wednesday, July 14), Quick Draw/Quick Finish, Western Art Gallery and
have been juried into the Western Art Auction.
Artist Ranch Project
Three contemporary artists have been selected and have been given the freedom
to roam the historic a7 Ranch in southern Alberta. They have recreated what they
saw in a variety of mediums: Tim Belliveau - glass, Michael Markowsky – flatwork
(recently named Canada’s War Artist), and Herb Sellin – flatwork.
These stunning works of art are for sale in the Western Art Show.
Includes Kitchen Theatre, Creative Arts and Crafts and Window on the West
Kitchen Theatre brings non-stop cooking shows from 12:30 p.m., (11:30 a.m. on
July 13, 10:30 a.m. on July 14) until 7:30 p.m. every day of Stampede featuring the
best in local and western cooking.
Kitchen Theatre appliances supplied by Jerome’s Appliance Gallery
» 2010 Presenters
Alberta Barley Commission – featuring Brian Hinton and Mandi Tilleman
Alberta Egg Producers – featuring John Gilchrist
Alberta Lamb – featuring Kajsa Taylor
Alberta Milk – featuring John Gilchrist
A Spicy Touch – featuring Noorbanu Nimji
ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen
Bison Producers of Alberta – featuring Josef Weiwer and Linda Saunier
Buzzards Cowboy Cuisine – featuring Stuart Allen and Aaron Scherr
Calgary Police and Firefighters
CanolaInfo – featuring Karen Schlyter and Julie Van Rosendaal
Centini Restaurant - featuring Fabio Centini
Decadent Desserts – featuring Pam Fortier
Divine Restaurant – featuring Darren Nixon
Duelling Chef Competition – featuring Rouge, Catch Restaurant, Vintage
Group and Alloy Dining
Food By Design – featuring Sue Spicer
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Foo King International – featuring Cindy West
Golden Rod 4-H Multi Club
Highwood Valley Ranch – featuring Wade Nelson
Inner Chef – featuring Patrick Dunn
Julie Van Rosendaal
K & C Gourmet Stuff – featuring Craig Westhaver
Kids Chili Cook-off Finale
Lakeview Bakery – featuring Brian Hinton
Métis Women’s Group
Mr Pink’s Passion for Spice – featuring Brent and Pam Bexson
Nanatari – featuring Kimi Jean Baker
Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus
Rockyview Wapiti Farms (Elk)
Route 40 Soup Company – featuring Mark Klaudt
Sol Preserves – featuring Jo-Ann Buhler-Low
Taylor Made Events Catering – featuring Kajsa Taylor
The Curious Cook – featuring Dee Hobsbawn-Smith
The Samosa Factory – featuring Paven Nijjar
Winter’s Turkeys – Darrel Winter and Corinne Dahm
» Duelling Chefs
This year, four of Calgary’s Premiere Chefs – Kyle Groves of Catch Restaurant,
Luis Alberto Elias Obrego of Rouge and Paul McGreen, Vintage Group and
Rogelio Herrera of Alloy Dining will compete in a cook off on two different nights.
Kyle will challenge Luis on Monday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. and Paul will take on
Rogelio, Thursday, July 15 at 5:30 p.m. The winners of these two semi-final
competitions will compete against each other on Saturday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m.
» Kids Chili Cook-Off
The winner of the Kids Chili Cook-off will be chosen before Stampede and will be
making his/her chili on the Kitchen Theatre stage from their winning recipe.
Creative Arts and Craft
See incredible crafts, needlework, knitting, calligraphy and quilting along with dolls
and toys, woodworking and many more, as Creative Arts and Crafts display the
best of the judged arts and crafts and the prize winning sugar art decorations and
» Celebrate The Guilds offers a demonstration by a different Arts and Crafts guild
each day. Learn about rug hooking, porcelain painting, quilting and more.
Friday, July 9 - The Alberta Porcelain Artists, Calgary
Saturday, July 10 - The Calgary Sugar Craft Guild
Sunday, July 11 and Monday July 12 - The Gilli-Hook Heritage Knitters Guild
Tuesday, July 13, Thursday July 15, Friday July 16 - Alberta Handicrafts Guild,
celebrating their 81st year.
Wednesday, July 14 – Calgary Guild of Needle and Fibre Arts
Saturday, July 17 – Alberta Handicrafts Guild
Sunday, July 18 – Sheep Creek Weavers
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» Needle Art Award
This award is open to anyone entering the Open Division in Knitting, Crocheting,
Sewing or Stitchery. The winner will receive a commemorative piece, plus a cash
» Outstanding Junior Award
All junior entrants are eligible for the $100 prize chosen by members of our
Window on the West
Get a unique look at western lifestyle and celebrate our western culture. Each
day from 11:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. (10:30 a.m. on July 11 and 13), there is non-stop
entertainment with an eclectic mix of western/folk music, cowboy poetry, comedy,
and Artists’ Hour events.
» Artists’ Hour Fun Events
Paint with an Artist – junior visitors will be invited to paint with an artist and learn
about the artists’ techniques on Wednesday, July 14 beginning at 1:30 p.m. This
event is combined with Murray Phillips Art Appreciation presentation.
WOW Flowers - which of our talented artists also has an outstanding talent for
flower arranging? Find out Tuesday, July 13, at 3:30 p.m.
WOW Music (a musical jam session) with our talented artists and committee
volunteers hosted by Judy Grant on Thursday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m.
Calgary Magic Circle - Junior Magicians Club, ages eight to 16 years
Stampede Youth Speech and Debate - Topic: Be it Resolved that the Provincial
Government require 50% of Alberta’s commercially generated electricity be from
wind energy within 20 years.
Sunday Gospel Shows including a non-denominational service at 10:30 a.m. on
Family Day, July 11, featuring Larry Krause, Country Gospel Music Association
Male Entertainer of the Year, and Martin Antonini and Seventh Heaven and on
Sunday, July 18 with Chris and Sharky Schauer and Martin Antonini and Seventh
» Musical Groups
Alberta Gold Chorus, Sweet Adeline’s – A cappella choral singing
Bowes Bros – Old Country (Family) Harmony
Calgary Police Service Chorus – See a more personal side of the Police Service
Carolyn Harley Band – Country Rock and Western Music
Christie Simmons and Brian Volke – Eclectic mix of folk/celtic/bluegrass
Coyote Creek – Country Music Dance Band
Marty Antonini and Seventh Heaven – Country and Southern Gospel
Domino – Country Rock Band
Hectic Eclectic Quartet – A wide assortment of songs and music
Horizon Ridge – Taking ‘jamming for fun’ to the next level
HWY 529 – Country Music
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Jeritol Jivers – Members of this Rhythm Band range in age from 65 to 92 years
Jim Peace and Dutch Creek – Western Music, dedicated to ‘Keeping it Country’
Longhaul – Classic Country Band
Marty Antonini and Seventh Heaven – Country and Southern Gospel
Muddy Road – Bluegrass and string roots music
Prairie Mountain Fiddlers – Old-time fiddlers
Rhythm Kats – Rhythm band music from the 20s, 30s and 40s
Stampede Talent Search – Move over Canadian Idol
The Bunchgrass Band – Cowboy Music
The Lost Followers – Musical Soundscapes
The Travelling Mabels – Folk/country/rock
Tim Buckley and Tim-Buck-Two – Traditional Country and Folk
Turnpike Bandits – Canadian Outlaw Country Music
Western Hospitality Singers – Calgary’s a cappella entertainment chorus of
» Cowboy/girl Poets and Musicians
Al Kelsal – Songwriter – Country Orginals
Abe Zacharias – Country Western/Gospel
Barry Luft and Tim Rogers – Canadian Prairie Heritage Music
Cort Delano – Western Folk
Darcy Alan – Country Singer
Deborah Dee – Country Singer
Doug Waite (Bownesians) – Country Singer
Drew Gregory – Country/Rock
Gil Grand – Country Singer/Songwriter
Jake Mathews – Country Recording Artist
Jase Nelson – Junior Vocal Entertainer
Jason Greeley – Country Recording Artist
Jay Coda Walker – Solo Country
Jesse Fowler – An amazing young entertainer with a huge voice
Jessica Dayle – Country Singer/Songwriter
Larry Krause – Traditional country singer/songwriter
Leo Dumont – Classic Country
Lindsay Miles – Country Singer
Marty Antonini – Country and Western
Mary Resek – Traditional Country Soloist
Matt Masters – Country and Western Singer
Maureen-Joy Gale – Western singer
Michael Bridge – 16 year old Canadian Champion Accordion
Mike Blair – Country Singer/Songwriter
Patti Johnston-Martin – 1969 Stampede princess, singer and poet
Perry Jacobson – Cowboy Poet, Singer/songwriter
Randy Smith – Country Singer/ songwriter
Robbie Robertson – A retired RCMP officer and cowboy poet
Sharky and Chris Schauer – Cowboy poets/singers
Shane Chisholm – Country Singer/Songwriter
Tracy Millar – Traditional Country Musician
Trevor Panczak – Country Recording Artist
WESTERN OASIS 97
Western Oasis Entertainment
Don’t miss the other entertainment as you wander through the Western Oasis, with
shows happening all the time – you never know what you’ll see!
» Waltzing Waters is an amazing water, light and music production created
through a mix of artistry and technology. Dazzling patterns of moving water
synchronized with music will overwhelm visitors to this wonderful display and
provide an entertainment spectacular for all ages to enjoy!
See what millions have experienced...and never forgotten!
» Mark Cromwell – Speed Art
Mark is a local Calgary artist that has been expanding his portfolio over the past
20 years to include painting, murals, chalk and now you can see him perform his
“speed art”. Watch as Mark creates one of four Stampede themed paintings in
approximately 5 minutes. Paintings are available for sale after each performance.
» Living Statues
Returning to the Western Oasis are the popular and always exciting to watch,
Living Statues. Period costumes and props have been “bronzed” to create an
appearance of a bronzed statue. Come and watch as guests interact with the
statues in their giant Western Oasis playground.
» Rock Balancing
This synergy between rocks and gravity is a performance that you don’t want to
miss. Watch as a rock balancing artist creates eye catching formations that will
defy gravity. It’s located at the entrance to the Wine Garden.
Western Oasis Wine Garden
BMO Centre, Halls D and E
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Wine tasting and education from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Savour a glass of wine originating from Canadian or international vineyards
while relaxing in a garden oasis resplendent with art, waterfalls and natural
greenery. Sample selections available or enjoy a full glass of one of the splendid
varietals. Education by industry specialists who will address topics such as food
pairings, tasting Dos and Don’ts, Old World versus New World wines, the Niagara
region and wines with/or for dessert.
Mini food plates are available with the wines.
f u n fac t :
In 1977, Prince Charles
and Prince Andrew
opened the Stampede.
WESTERN OASIS 98
Please check our website www.westernshowcase.com for further information
Thursday, July 8 Wednesday, July 14
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Scholarship Entrants
Ursula Pagnekopf – acrylic 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 9 Jasmine Jones – 2nd place – acrylic
Jessica Dugdale –
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1st place Rural – conte/charcoal
Richard St.Pierre – wood carver
Ken Vickets – wood carver 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Michelle Morean H.M. – oil/acrylic
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Andrea Duncan –
Tami Hort – oil/pastel
3rd place Rural – charcoal/pencil/acrylic
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cheryl Todd Shergold – oil/acrylic
Devon Kennedy H.M. – mixed media
Laura Winger H.M. – pencil/ink/wc
Saturday, July 10
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 15
Donna Mason – oil
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Brenda Susie Mason – watercolour Norma Cullerton – pastel portraits
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Reina Pagie – oil/acrylic Laurie Sommerville – oil
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Brian Palframan – acrylic
Gary Giesbrecht – watercolour 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Rosemary Bennett – oil/acrylic/wc
Sunday, July 11
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 16
Louise Olinger – watercolour 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild
Michelle Pilon – pastel 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Virginia (Ginny) Edwards – oil/acrylic
Daniel Gerling – acrylic 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Gayle Kohut – gouache
Monday, July 12
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 17
Dianne Middleton – oil/pastel 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gwen Lemay – watercolour
Sheila Schaetzle – acrylic 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Jan Walker – wood veneer/mixed media
Darren McRae – acrylic 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Jan Walker – wood veneer/mixed media
Tuesday, July 13
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 18
Yvette Simm – wc/pastel 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Joan Sommerstad – oil
Joan Moore – wc/silks/acrylic Jannette Lennox – oil
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Corrie Buwalda – acrylic Bethany Harris – oil on canvas
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Ryan Axani - oil
WESTERN OASIS 99
Friday, Saturday, Family Day Monday, Western Heritage Day
July 9 July 10 Sunday, July 11 July 12 Tuesday, July 13
10:30 a.m. – – – – –
11:30 a.m. – – – featuring
Alberta Milk Divine Restaurant Blu Seafood Market
Métis Women Of
12:30 p.m. – featuring featuring featuring
John Gilchrist Darren Nixon Brian Plunkett
Lakeview Bakery Alberta Egg Producers Lakeview Bakery
1:30 p.m. – featuring featuring Alberta Pork featuring
Brian Hinton John Gilchrist Brian Hinton
Calgary Police and Alberta Egg Producers Divine Restaurant
Village Pita Pfanntastic Pannenkoek
2:30 p.m. Firefighters Cook-Off featuring featuring
(Starting at 2 p.m.) John Gilchrist Darren Nixon
Taylor Made Events
Rockyview A Spicy Touch Nanatari
Foo King Catering
3:30 p.m. Wapiti Farms featuring featuring
(Elk) Noorbanu Nimji Kimi Jean Baker
Taylor Made Events Buzzards Cowboy Cuisine Buzzards Cowboy Cuisine
Divine Restaurant The Samosa Factory
Catering featuring featuring
4:30 p.m. featuring featuring
featuring Aaron Scherr and Aaron Scherr and
Darren Nixon Paven Nijjar
Kajsa Taylor Stuart Allen Stuart Allen
Bison Producers of Alberta
Rockyview Alberta Lamb Alberta Lamb
5:30 p.m. Wapiti Farms featuring featuring Dueling Chef Competition Josef Wiever and
(Elk) Kajsa Taylor Kajsa Taylor Catch Restaurant: Linda Sautner
Centini Restaurant The Curious Cook Sol Preserves Rouge: The Curious Cook
6:30 p.m. featuring featuring featuring Luis Alberto Elias Obregon featuring
Fabio Centini Dee Hobsbawn-Smith Jo-Ann Buhler-Low Dee Hobsbawn-Smith
Kid’s Day Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Wednesday, July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18
10:30 a.m. – – – – –
Kids Chili Cook-off
11:30 a.m. – – – –
Winter’s Turkeys Alberta Barley Commission Alberta Barley Commission
Foo King International
Golden Rod 4-H featuring featuring featuring
12:30 p.m. featuring
Multi Club Darrel Winter and Brian Hinton and Brian Hinton and
Corinne Dahm Mandi Tilleman Mandi Tilleman
Bison Producers of Alberta CanolaInfo
Decadent Desserts K & C Gourmet
1:30 p.m. featuring Alberta Pork featuring
Josef Wiever and Karen Schlyter
Pam Fortier Craig Westhaver
Linda Sautner and Julie Van Rosendaal
Alberta Egg Producers Métis Women
Golden Rod 4-H ATCO Blue Flame Route 40 Soup Company
2:30 p.m. featuring Of
Multi Club Kitchen featuring Mark Klaudt
John Gilchrist Calgary
Route 40 Soup Company Inner Chef Sol Preserves
3:30 p.m. featuring featuring featuring
Karen Schlyter Karen Schlyter
Mark Klaudt Patrick Dunn Jo-Ann Buhler-Low
and Julie Van Rosendaal and Julie Van Rosendaal
Mr. Pink’s Passion
Inner Chef Alberta Milk Nanatari
ATCO Blue Flame for Spice
4:30 p.m. featuring featuring featuring
Patrick Dunn John Gilchrist Kimi Jean Baker
Brent and Pam Bexson
Food By Design Nanatari
Dueling Chef Competition Rob
5:30 p.m. featuring featuring
Vintage Group: Woodrow
Sue Spicer Kimi Jean Baker Dueling Chef
Highwood Valley Ranch Alloy Dining: The Curious Cook
6:30 p.m. featuring Rogelio Herrera featuring –
Wade Nelson Dee Hobsbawn-Smith
Window on the West Stage
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Family Day Monday,
July 8 July 9 July 10 Sunday, July 11 July 12
Tuesday, July 13
Larry Krause Michael Bridge
10:30 a.m. – – – –
Gospel Music Accordian
Marty Antonini and
Lindsay Miles Seventh Heaven Stampede Talent Prairie Mountain
11:30 a.m. – –
Country Singer Country and Southern Search Fiddlers
Carolyn Harley Band The Travelling Mabels
Calgary Police Service Rhythm Kats Alberta Gold Chorus
12:30 p.m. – Country Rock/ Folk/Country/Rock
Chorus Rhythm Band Sweet Adelines
Western Music Music
Stampede Talent Darcy Alan Country Prairie Mountain Larry Krause Jeritol Jivers
1:30 p.m. –
Search Singer Fiddlers Western Music Rhythm Band
Barry Luft and Barry Luft and
Robbie Robertson Jessica Dayle
Drew Gregory Tim Rodgers Tim Rodgers
2:30 p.m. – The Mountie-Cowboy Country Singer/
Country/Rock Music Canadian Prairie Canadian Prairie
Heritage Music Heritage Music
Turnpike Bandits Western Hospitality
Jesse Fowler Horizon Ridge WOW
3:30 p.m. – Canadian Outlaw Singers
Western Music Musical Band Flowers
Country Music A cappella
Mike Blair Muddy Road
Domino Calgary Police Service Patti Johnston-Martin
4:30 p.m. – Cowboy Singer/ Bluegrass and
Country Rock Band Chorus Singer/poet
songwriter Mountain Music
Jim Peace and
Jase Nelson Marty Antonini Jay Coda Walker
5:30 p.m. Dutch Creek
Jr. Vocal Entertainer Country and Western Solo Country
Stampede Youth Western Music
Stampede Speech and Debate
Youth Speech Jake Mathews FINALS Trevor Panczek
Jesse Fowler and Debate Deborah Dee
6:30 p.m. Country Recording Country Recording
Western Music Country Music
7:30 p.m. – – – – –
Window on the West Stage
Kids’ Day Thursday, Friday, Family Day Sunday,
Wednesday, July 14 July 15 July 16 Saturday, July 17 July 18
10:30 a.m. – – – – –
Gentleman Doug Waite Sharky and Chris Schauer
11:30 a.m. Stampede Talent Search Prairie Mountain Fiddlers Musician/Singer
(of the Bownesians) Western/Gospel Music
Marty Antonini and
Perry Jacobsen Al Kelsall
Abe Zacharias Seventh Heaven
12:30 p.m. Stampede Talent Search Cowboy PoetSinger/ Songwriter with Country
Country Western/Gospel Country and Southern
Jim Peace and
Mary Resek Coyote Creek
1:30 p.m. Leo Dumont Dutch Creek
Yodeling Country Music Dance Band
Murray Phillips Western Music
Art Appreciation and Artists’
Hour Christie Simmons
Paint with an Artist WOW Music with and Brian Volke
2:30 p.m. Cowboy PoetSinger/ Harmonica Tableau
Judy Grant Eclectic Mix Folk/Celtic/
Calgary Magic Circle The Lost Followers Longhaul The Brunchgrass Band
3:30 p.m. Randy Smith
Jr. Magic Club Musical Soundscapes Classic Country Band Cowboy Music
Calgary Police Service Hectic Eclectic Quartet Calgary Police Service Deborah Dee
4:30 p.m. Bluegrass and
Chorus Western, Folk, Pop Music Chorus Country Music
Bowes Bros Tim Buckley and
HWY 529 Marty Antonini Cort Delano
5:30 p.m. Old Country Family Tim Buck Two
Country Music Country and Western Western Folk
Harmony Country/Folk Roots Music
Tracy Millar Matt Masters
Jason Greeley Shane Chisholm Gil Grand
6:30 p.m. Traditional Country Country and Western
Country Recording Artist Country Singer/Songwriter Country Singer/Songwriter
7:30 p.m. – – – – –