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POLLY BURGE

Visual Artist

POLLY BURGE was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, with a passion for animals, art, and the outdoors. She attended North Carolina State University, completing her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language & Literature (2014). After working a summer job wrangling horses and guiding dudes at Eatons’ Ranch outside of Sheridan, Polly fell in love with the landscape, horse culture, and the people she met in Wyoming. She moved to call Sheridan home in February of 2015.

 

Since, Polly has worked various jobs that have enabled her to maximize time outdoors. She taught riding and horsemanship, schooled green horses, and helped guide riding, fly fishing, and camping excursions throughout Northern Wyoming, Southern Montana, and Arizona. In the fall of 2016, Polly began integrating her art practice into her career, drawing and painting what she saw in her travels. After becoming a member at SAGE Community Arts, Polly joined the board in January 2019 with a personal mission to expand membership, arts appreciation programming, and establish an endowment. Polly’s work can be found in a number of Sheridan, Dayton, and Buffalo galleries, reflecting her experiences in the Bighorn Mountains and the Cloud Peak Wilderness.


 

POLLY, PAINT & PENCIL STUDIO

23 North Scott Street, Suite 25

Sheridan, WY 

REPRESENTATIVE GALLERIES (year round exhibitors)

Expressions Art Gallery   645 Broadway, Sheridan, WY

Gallery on Main 110 W 3rd Ave. Dayton, WY 

The Hitching Post Gallery   51 S Main St. Buffalo, WY

MainFrame Art Gallery   17 E Grinnell Plaza, Sheridan, WY

Red Bison Studio 227 N Main St. Sheridan, WY

SAGE Community Arts, Member's Gallery   21 W Brundage, Sheridan, WY

CURRENT & SCHEDULED EXHIBITIONS (featured exhibitions)

 

10th Annual Mammoth Quick Draw Nov 12, 2021

The Washakie Museum & Cultural Center

2200 Bighorn Ave, Worland, WY 

Paintbrush Poppy: Limited Edition Artisan Candle by WYO Candle Co.

Label artwork by Polly Burge

Original artwork & limited edition numbered prints available

Launch party TBA late April

Website Link

41 South Main Street, Sheridan, WY 82801

AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

The Brinton Museum member, Gala committee volunteer, & exhibiting artist

Made in Wyoming   directory listing

SAGE Community Arts member, committee volunteer, board director, exhibiting artist

Wyoming Arts Council   directory listing

Wyoming Watercolor Society member

PUBLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

The Bighorn Experience for a Virginia Transplant

The Sheridan Press, February 2018

 

Blazing Trails Podcast: Ep. 33, Polly Burge

Interview with host, Devan Reilly, May 2018

20 Under Forty: The Sheridan Press

Burge Draws on Love of Animals, Landscapesp. 14 & 16. June 2018

 

 

Real Wyoming: Sheridan

Wyoming Business Council, January 2019

Making it as an artist takes dedication to craft

 The Sheridan Press, January 2020

Local Artist Spotlight: Polly Burge

Sheridan Media, August 2020

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Color Not Absent Expressions Art Gallery, June 2016

2020 Exhibiting Artist Washakie Museum & Cultural Center, January 2021 (*Rescheduled from April 2020 due to COVID-19)

INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS & QUICK DRAWS

The Brinton Museum, Brinton 101 Small Works Show (2020, cont.)

Washakie Museum & Cultural Center, Annual Mammoth Quick Draw (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, cont.)

Rooted in Wyoming, Annual Hoedown & Auction (2019, 2020, cont.)

SAGE Community Arts, 10th Annual National Juried Show (2020)

Terakedis Fine Art & Jewelry, 12 Squared Holiday Show (2018, 2019)

SAGE Community Arts, 3rd Annual National Juried Photography Show (2017)

JURIED WORKS SELECTED FOR GROUP EXHIBITIONS

"Patience" (c) 2020.

Watercolor, gouache, & ink

SAGE Community Arts 10th Annual National Juried Show (2020)

Juror John Taft

"Light Rings the Bells of Sedona" (c) 2016.

Photograph

SAGE Community Arts 3rd Annual National Juried Photography Show (2017)

Juror Shawn Parker

"Gentry Field" (c) 2016.

Photograph

SAGE Community Arts 3rd Annual National Juried Photography Show (2017)

Juror Shawn Parker