Coming together to create the Western Art and Culture Center, The Goodey Gallery, The Clymer Museum of Art, and The Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame hold records of Ellensburg's rich western history and heritage. These galleries offer a unique view of the culture and daily life of the cowboy through the eyes of artists, past and present.
Step into the old west with original fine art and western artifacts at The Goodey Gallery, operated by The Western Art Association. Gain insight into the life of world renowned western artist, John Clymer, at The Clymer Museum of Art. Experience the Ellensburg Rodeo in its glory days with mementoes and artifacts donated by national competitors and local participants at The Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame. Experience these and other western art treasures in Ellensburg.
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The Goodey Gallery, Operated by The Western Art Association
The Western Art Association (WAA) was formed in 1972 to promote interest in western art and artifacts, and to preserve the unique western heritage of the city of Ellensburg. This non-profit organization is dedicated to being a resource for emerging and established artists alike, and strives to be beneficial to the community and the unique heritage of Western America through the eyes of an artist. Operating the Goodey Gallery in Ellensburg is one of the many ways the WAA achieves these goals. Featuring original fine art by nationally recognized artists, this gallery is an Ellensburg gem.
The Clymer Museum of Art
Displaying the permanent collection of John Ford Clymer, The Clymer Museum of Art strives to provide a venue that can be appreciated by emerging and established artists as well as the community at large. The Clymer Museum works to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the life of John Clymer, the art and life of his contemporaries, and the art of preceding and ensuing generations that depict and focus on the culture, life and country of Clymer's America. John Clymer has been recognized internationally for his art and has received high honors and awards, including the Prix de West, Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the prestigious Rungius Medal. The Clymer is a First Friday Art Walk Venue.
The Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame
Preserving the history and traditions of the Ellensburg Rodeo, founded in 1923, The Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame (ERHOF) holds an excellent record of western heritage and tradition. Since its founding in 1997, the ERHOF has written a permanent biographical file for each Inductee and preserved their mementoes and artifacts. The collection includes saddles and tack, memoirs, photographs, posters, jewelry, buckles, programs, costumes, books and magazines, ephemera, and other historical artifacts from the Ellensburg Rodeo.
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