Calgary Stampede: Artist Ranch Project (2019)
The Artist Ranch Project (ARP) is an initiative designed to facilitate an interpretation of western heritage and values through contemporary art. Each year the Stampede funds a small group of selected contemporary artists to spend a weekend (Friday / Saturday) in Longview to experience the western way of life on an authentic working ranch. The artist creates a body of artwork inspired by their ranch experience, culminating in a unique exhibition and sale of work in the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase art show.
This year, Danielle Bartlette was asked to return for the 10 year alumni show, exhibiting her work and offering art mentorship to high school students who then auctioned off their collaborative art to raise funds for the Stampede Youth Art Scholarship.