In the Garden

Flower Bed by Luke AndersonIt’s that time of year again, when we just need something to perk us up, keep us going through the doldrums of winter. This show brings that color and light! Art is a lovely way to remember that things are always changing, and we can be inspired year round by things that aren’t there all the time.

Our annual Garden show welcomes some new artists, and includes some returning artists. The full list is below:

  • Svetlana Howe, watercolor, Laramie
  • Luke Anderson, paintings, Laramie
  • Steven Heil, prints, Buffalo
  • Win Ratz, origami and painting, Cheyenne
  • Adam Helzer, pottery, Buffalo
  • Nita Kehoe, mixed media, Riverton
  • Alisha Isaacson, painting, Cheyenne
  • Lynn Newman, painting, Cheyenne
  • Melanie Shovelski, fiber art, Cheyenne
  • Susan Davis, photography, Cheyenne
  • Shanel Cass-Caskey, pottery, Fort Collins
  • Christina Hellyer, pottery, Fort Collins
  • Christine Ginnity, pottery, Windsor
  • Madeline Algier, Two Hawks Designs, jewelry, Cheyenne
  • Gail Shive, painting, Laramie
  • Beth Howard, photography and fiber, Cheyenne
  • Michele Ragaglia, pottery, Cheyenne

In addition, we are delighted to welcome artist Annalee Irani of Marigold Global Boutique, to offer henna during the March 14 Artwalk. This art form has been used to decorate skin and dye hair in the Middle East and India for centuries. Artists create beautiful designs using a paste, which dries on the skin. It lasts for up to several weeks, but eventually fades away. If you’ve never tried it, it’s a great way to see if you like having a part of your body decorated.

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2019 Calls for Entry

Clay Paper Scissors Gallery & Studio is offering 3 calls for entries this year!

Two are more traditional in style: our annual Garden and Holiday shows.

The third is our 10th anniversary celebration! We are calling it the 10 Year Mint. Artists are asked to incorporate a mint tin, which we will provide, into a piece of artwork.

Please see below for more information on each show and how to participate. Each show has information on when it will take place, how long it will be open and when work needs to be in Cheyenne. If you are accepted, you will also receive this information by email along with shipping information and how to prep your work for showing.

The annual In the Garden exhibit showcases artwork made for and about gardens. Held annually in the early spring, the show brightens the last months of snow and cold. Think widely about gardens! They can be wild or tame, imaginary or the one outside your door. Garden of Eden, or a park, or natures’s garden: wilderness. Artwork can be made to be used indoors or out, or just to delight the eye and spark the imagination. Abstraction welcome! Surprise us!

To enter, send an email with contact information and images of representative work to This exhibit takes place in March and April of 2019 and opens on March 14. Work would need to be in Cheyenne by March 1.

10 Year Mint!
It’s Clay Paper Scissors’ 10 year anniversary this year! Help us celebrate by creating a new piece of work that includes a mint tin, as pictured above. These small tins have sliding tops. You may do whatever you want to the tin, as long as it is included in some manner in the finished artwork. Use the tin any way you want: cover it up, add to it, erase the writing on it, use it to create texture…

Artwork will be displayed in the months of May and June and must be in Cheyenne by May 1 or sooner. The show opens Thursday May 9 during Artwalk.

To participate, send an email to with your address and we will mail you 2 tins along with an information sheet. The sooner you request tins, the sooner you can get started creating a piece!

Holiday Show
Each year in November and December we showcase artwork with an eye towards gifting. It has included everything from ornaments and cards to jewelry and pottery of all sizes to quilts and paintings and much in between. Our patrons come looking for the interesting and unusual.

To enter, please send an email to with holiday in the subject line. Include your name and contact information, and representative images of your work. This exhibit runs November and December and will open on November 14. If you are accepted, you will receive more information on when your work would need to be in Cheyenne.


This trio has been collaborating together for several years. Susan Moldenhauer is a photographer; Wendy Bredehoft works in a variety of media and Margaret Wilson is a dancer. They select a site, and spend time there together. They then return home and create art, meeting occasionally to look at what each other has created. This show is in honor of the Carissa Mine’s 100th anniversary. The Carissa Mine is in South Pass Wyoming.
This exhibit opens on January 10 during the Cheyenne Artwalk with a special performance by Margaret Wilson, tentatively at 6 PM.
Funded in part by the Friends of South Pass City and the Wyoming Arts Council through the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Below: The Carissa Mine, South Pass City, WY. Photo by Susan Moldenhauer
Carissa MIne, South Pass City 2017

Annual Holiday Show Hours

We will be open Friday 11/23 from 11-3, Small Business Saturday 11/24 from 10-? and Thursday–Saturday 11-3 until Christmas.

The Holiday show features 18 artists from Cheyenne, Colorado and Oregon. They include: Kira Heater, Win Ratz, Peter Meyer, Emily Lebsack, Monking Bird Pottery, Jason Dayton, Christine Ginnity, Christina Hellyer, Camellia El-Antably, Lynn Newman, Jon Madsen, Ginny Madsen, Whistlepost Pottery, Shanel Cass-Caskey, Kevin Ramler, Melanie Shovelski, Cindy Paul, and Eric Lee.


Rendezvous 2018, part 2

Opening in Cheyenne on July 21 is the second part of Rendezvous 2018. This portion of the show was in Pinedale in June. We will be open daily during Frontier Days and this half of the Rendezvous show will be on display through August, including for the Cheyenne Artwalk on August 9. Rendezvous 2018 is a juried show of Wyoming artists seeking to showcase the best of contemporary art made in the state. Congratulations to the participating artists!


With a Little Help from Our Friends

Vedauwoo AspenJuly 12-15 will feature a pop-up show by Cheyenne artist Lynn Newman. This show will feature a wide variety of Lynn’s colorful views of Wyoming and animals. Additionally, Lynn and Clay Paper Scissors are donating all proceeds from sales of Lynn’s artwork to one of four charities: COMEA House, Climb Wyoming, Human Rights Initiative or National Immigration Forum. Come find a new piece of art and write a check to your choice of these charities!

This special show will be open the following times:

  • July 12, 11-8 PM, including Cheyenne Artwalk
  • July 13, 11-7 PM
  • July 14-15, 11-6 PM

On July 12, representatives of COMEA Shelter and CLIMB Wyoming will be on hand around 6 PM to talk a little about their respective organizations. The show will be our featured artist for the Cheyenne Artwalk that day, held from 5-8 PM.

Please see the flyer below for more information, and bring all your friends and family!

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Rendezvous 2018

Rendezvous: A Juried Exhibit of Wyoming Artists

Call For Entries

Mystery Print Gallery in Pinedale and Clay Paper Scissors Gallery & Studio in Cheyenne are again partnering in a 2018 edition of juried artworks by Wyoming artists. As artists ourselves, we are aware that Wyoming harbors a wide range of artists working across media and topics and we are excited to offer another venue for artists and the public to see the diversity of work being created in Wyoming today. Both galleries show a wide range of artwork and welcome all artists to apply. The show will be juried by gallery owners David Klarén, Camellia El-Antably and Mark Vinich.

The exhibit will run from June 7 through September 1, 2018 and will be split into two parts at the time of jurying. Half of the artwork will be on display in Pinedale and the other half in Cheyenne, with the two parts switching in mid-July. This gives people on both sides of the state a chance to see the artwork.


  • All visual media will be considered except video and animation (due to display requirements). Original digital artwork will be considered.
  • All artwork must be the original work of the artist.
  • Works are limited in size to 48” in any direction, and 75 lbs in weight. Note: due to spatial limitations within each gallery, large works may be excluded based on size alone, in order to get as large representation of Wyoming artists as possible.
  • No printed canvases.
  • All pieces must arrive ready to hang or display. 2D work must use a wire for hanging—please, no saw-tooth or other hanging systems.
  • Artwork must be for sale.
  • Applications will be accepted through Submittable. There is a $25 application fee.
  • Artists may submit up to three works for consideration.
  • Prepaid return shipping labels are REQUIRED. Checks, money orders, cashiers checks, or cash will not be accepted. Works which do not include prepaid return shipping labels (unless being picked up from the gallery in person by the artist) will not be exhibited.

Other Information:

  • Each gallery will host two receptions. The dates and times for those will be announced later. Artists are invited and encouraged to attend when possible.
  • Artists are asked to publicize the show through their usual networks. An email flyer will be made available to accepted artists for sharing.
  • If artwork sells during the show, the gallery from which it sells will retain a 40% commission. Artwork will display in both locations and be delivered to the buyer at the close of the exhibit.


  • March 15:         Call for Entries publicized, Submittable available for application
  • April 25:           Deadline to enter show via Submittable
  • May 1:              Artists will be notified by email of acceptance. At this time, you will also be notified which gallery your artwork will be displayed in first for shipping.
  • May 25:            Artwork must arrive at galleries. It may arrive via mail or be delivered.
  • June 7:              Exhibit opens
  • Mid-July:          during this week, the two shows will be taken down, switched and reinstalled.
  • July 19:             Exhibit reopens
  • September 1:     Close. Artwork will be shipped back or may be picked up by artist

Venues and Questions:

Mystery Print Gallery, 221 S Sublette Ave, Pinedale WY 82914. (307) 749-3743. Facebook  @mysteryprintgallery


Clay Paper Scissors Gallery & Studio, 1513 Carey Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001. (307) 631-6039. Facebook  @claypapersciss

In the Garden: Call for Entries

Clay Paper Scissors Gallery & Studio will have a garden themed show for April and May. This could be artwork made for use in or for decorating the garden, or work featuring gardens of all kinds. It can be realistic or abstract. We would like to emphasize items made for use in the garden or with plants, but are open to ideas. Surprise us!

If you would like to be considered for inclusion in this show, please send a few images or a website link that gives a sense of your work on the theme along with your name and phone number to by March 23 or sooner. Selected work would need to be delivered by April 5.

Clay Paper Scissors retains a 30% commission on all work sold during exhibits. Payment is made at the end of the show.

Openings for the show will be April 14 and May 12 from 5-8 PM. Artists are encouraged to attend if possible. The show comes down at the end of May, and any unsold work, along with payment for sold work, will be returned at that time.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your work.

Worth a Thousand Words: Laramie Photographers

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Boats on the Beara Peninsula, Ireland by Ken Driese

Laramie has a wonderful group of photographers! Eight are participating in Worth a Thousand Words: Laramie Photographers in February and March 2018. There’s a delightful variety of subject matter from landscapes near and far–Ken Driese contributed images from his travels, while Susan Davis, Allison Pluda and Doc Thissen concentrated on local landscapes. Susan Davis included two images from the eclipse last August. Allison makes images of the Snowy Range and the Milky Way. Doc Thissen has been doing a long-exposure project with the Lincoln Highway, including an image of the Plains here in Cheyenne.


Proprietor’s House at Como Bluffs by Doc Thissen

Susan Moldenhauer concentrates on the sky, with titles that refer to the events of the day the photo was taken. Dan Hayward creates composite panoramic images of the landscape.

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Cement Kiln by Edward Sherline

Edward Sherline creates compositions of industrial areas which he calls Thingscapes. RoseMarie London enjoys the action and drama of the rodeo

Complimenting the photographers is Carol McDonald’s mid-century modern ceramic houses. Streamlined and precise, these houses charm in their strict perfection.