CLYMER MUSEUM & GALLERY HOURS
MONDAY – FRIDAY 11:00AM-5:00PM
SATURDAY – 11:00AM-3:00PM
SUNDAY – CLOSED
"I think it is the accumulation of all these experiences, the research and the old stories, the trips on the old trails to actual places, the visits to history museums, large and small, that make it possible to do pictures that are real and believable and have the feeling of the place and the time. I have always tried in both wildlife paintings and historical paintings to take the viewer to an actual place and make him feel he was really there."
John Clymer, An Artist's Rendezvous With The Frontier West, W. Reed. P 32
Westward Bound - PUNCH Gallery meets Clymer
Opening First Friday - July 3rd, 2015
Our food, wine and music sponsors are Trista Daugherty, the Dakota Cafe, & CWU Department of Art.
“Whiskywhiskywhisky” 2015, oil on canvas, 36" x 48" by Ray Mack
"The Thing Behind the Thing Behind the Thing, No. 3", 2002, ink, watercolor, acrylic on panel, 28” x 24” by Cynthia Camlin
This July, artists from PUNCH gallery explore the west at the Clymer Museum. Founded by a group from Ellensburg, WA, this collective of artists comes from a wide range of aesthetic disciplines. While their mediums vary, they are all makers of contemporary art. Often, their work is conceptually driven and envelop-pushing. At times it can be ironic, silly and flip. The opportunity to show in a western art museum has provided an exciting launching-off point for this group exhibition. PUNCH members have taken on the task of reinterpreting the historical works of John Ford Clymer and his legacy as both an illustrator of idyllic lifestyles of yesteryear and as an iconic painter of the frontier west. PUNCH members reference Clymer’s works in both direct and oblique ways, and in doing so bring a new awareness and consideration to the talent and skill that was John Ford Clymer.
PUNCH was founded in March 2006 by a group of artists eager to participate in the dynamic cultural exchange resulting from the emergence of other artist-run galleries in Seattle. PUNCH seeks to exhibit work that is honest, thoughtful, vocal, fearless, and fresh. Applauding individual expression, the gallery’s primary mission is to provide support and encouragement for artists to create and exhibit their work in an atmosphere free from the constraints of commercialism. Committed to excellence on every level, PUNCH promotes the visual arts as a necessary, valid, and worthwhile contribution to Seattle’s cultural growth.
The Clymer Museum & Gallery Presents Rendezvous 2015 featuring Wylie & the Wild West.
Save the Date - Saturday October 3, 2015
The Rendezvous will be held at the Kittitas County Event Center 901 East 7th Ave Ellensburg WA, 98926.(in Teanaway Hall)
Happy Hour 5:30pm
Dance & Concert 8:00pm
DINNER AUCTION DANCE PRE TICKET SALES - $50.00
DINNER AUCTION DANCE AT THE DOOR - $65.00
CONCERT DANCE PRE TICKET SALES - $35.00
CONCERT DANCE AT THE DOOR - $40.00
10 TOP VIP TABLES $500.00
Sponsorship opportunities are also available in the following tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, & Bronze.
The Clymer Museum & Gallery was established in 1989 and opened in its present location in 1991, to honor our native son, John Ford Clymer. Although Clymer was born and raised in Ellensburg, Washington, after high school he embarked on a long and storied career. The Clymer Museum and Gallery hosts the largest collection of Clymer works that are not privately held. Located in Historic Downtown Ellensburg, the Clymer Museum and Gallery draws visitors and art patrons from all corners of the world.