From the studio of Sharon Crute... 
Good news from the Phippen Museum in Prescott, Arizona. I've been accepted into their  43rd Annual Western Art Show & Sale! Read below for the details... 
43rd Annual Western Art Show & Sale
In my last newsletter I explained about the Indian Relay and how it sparked a fire of inspiration into my studio work. As much as I love creating the paintings, I had to be honest with myself regarding it's marketability in my neck of the woods here in upstate New York. To test the waters and with fingers crossed, I applied to the Phippen Art Museum's 43rd Annual Western Art Show & Sale. To my delighted surprise, I was accepted! The show isn't until Memorial Day weekend, but I'm too excited not to share with you.
Road trip!

Triad, 16"x20", oil on panel.
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And here's my first cowboy/western painting because after all, I will be in a western art show.

Snake, 20"x24", oil on canvas
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More new paintings
Just so you don't think I've gone completely cowgirl on you, here are a couple of race track pieces:

Backtracking, 16"x20", oil on panel
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And one for the steeplechase fans - this great horse will be going into the Racing Hall of Fame...

Good Night Shirt
Good Night Shirt, 20"x16", oil on canvas
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The archives...
For the past several months, I've been posting older, collected work at the bottom of this newsletter. It's just for fun, to reminisce a bit. Be sure to scroll down to view it.
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Blast from the past... 
Horse Path
This was painted when we had our racing stable at Hollywood Park in California (which is no more, unfortunately). The horse path leads down to the track from the barn area at the half-mile pole. The hill was covered in short, purple-y flowers. So pretty.