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It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words...we know many that are worthy of a poem or a song.  In Art Spur, we invite poets and songwriters to let selections of Western art inspire their poetry and songs.

Our thirty-seventh piece offered to "spur" the imagination is a painting, "End of Day," by noted Utah artist Jason Rich (jasonrichstudios.com; Facebook). The painting is selected as the official poster for the thirteenth annual Cowboy Poetry Week, 2014. 

Submissions are welcome from all through April 14, 2014. Find submission information below. Selections will be posted during the 13th annual Cowboy Poetry Week, April 20-26, 2014.

© 2012, Jason Rich; this painting should not be reposted or reproduced without permission; www.jasonrichstudios.com
Oil,  32x40
"End of Day"


© 2013, Jason Rich Studios; jasonrichstudios.com
Web reproduction permitted for Cowboy Poetry Week promotion with the credit line included:
"End of Day" © 2013, Jason Rich Studios, jasonrichstudios.com  Cowboy Poetry Week 2014, CowboyPoetry.com"
 Publications, email us for high resolution print reproduction information.


Jason Rich has been quoted, "Every painting starts with the horse for me—the way the light catches its gesture and movement."

About Jason Rich
from jasonrichstudios.com

Jason grew up on a small farm in southern Idaho riding, training and drawing horses. Western roots and artistic passion influenced his decision to complete undergraduate and master's degrees in art at Utah State University and pursue art professionally.

For eighteen years Jason has established himself in the western art market in many prestigious shows and galleries-winning awards, accolades and feature exposure in esteemed publications for his distinct depiction of western life. Rich rides alongside cowboys working the corrals or packing through the mountains then combines experience, imagination and research to depict authenticity of the cowboy way.

Jason and his wife Kari have three children and live in the Cache Valley area of northern Utah on a small horse ranch. They are active in the community and their faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and love to bike the open roads near their home.

Kari is a published author, a columnist for The Herald Journal, a blogger at kari-on.com, and a freelance writer and graphic designer.

Recent awards and recognition include Silver Medal in Oil Painting, Cowboy Artists of America Art Exhibition and Sale 2013; Jackson Hole Arts Festival, Poster Artist 2013; Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Poster Artist 2012; Silver Medal in Oil Painting, Cowboy Artists of America Art Exhibition and Sale 2012; TCAA Award "Best Portrayal of a Cowboy Subject," Cowboy Artists of America Art Exhibition and Sale 2012. Jason Rich became a Cowboy Artists of America Member in October, 2011.

Jason Rich's work has been featured in Art of the West, Cowboys and Indians, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, on the cover of Western Horseman, and in many other publications.

Find more at www.jasonrichstudios.com, on Facebook, and at Cowboy Artists of America.

Find additional samples of Jason Rich's art in our feature here.


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© 2012, Jason Rich; this painting should not be reposted or reproduced without permission; www.jasonrichstudios.com

Oil,  32x40
"End of Day"



Poetry submissions are welcome from all, through Monday, April 14, 2014.  

Even if you have a poem or song pending, you are welcome to send one submission inspired by "End of Day."

Art Spur subjects are meant to inspire; we look for poems and songs inspired by the piece, not necessarily for a literal description of the image or its subject. 

• Do follow our regular guidelines for submissions here.  

When you email your submission, please indicate that it is an Art Spur submission in the subject line.






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