Lewis & Clark

 

ABOUT THE CORPS OF DISCOVERY

Celebrating the recent extensive renovation of the historic Woolaroc Museum, the Frank Phillips Foundation proudly presents an exhibit of 100 paintings by nationally recognized Western artist Charles Fritz and 14 paintings by Michael Haynes, illustrating one of the most extraordinary expeditions in this nation’s history, Lewis & Clark’s “Corps of Discovery.” These paintings are presented courtesy of the Timothy and Elaine Peterson Collection. In addition, 50 bronze sculptures by noted Western artist and Lewis & Clark historian, Richard Greeves, depicting “Lewis & Clark Among the Indians” will be presented. This two day opening exhibition and sale will be September 27-28, 2013 and open to the public through December 29, 2013.

 

 

 

Events Schedule

Artist and Sponsor Dinner:
Friday, September 27, 2013 – 6:00 p.m.
Cocktails in the Museum and preview of the Lewis and Clark exhibition followed by an elegant dinner on the grounds of Woolaroc, exclusively for artists, sponsors, special guests, Lewis and Clark Committee members and Frank Phillips Foundation Trustees.
 
"An Artist with the Corps of Discovery"
Saturday, September 28, 2013 -- 10:30 a.m.
Presentation by artist Charles Fritz held at the Events Center.
 
Lunch at the Lodge:
Saturday, September 28, 2013 – 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
A buffet lunch will be served at the historic Lodge of Frank Phillips on the Woolaroc Ranch which will include live entertainment.
 
"Lewis and Clark: Who cares? Why bother?" 
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.
Lecture presentation  at the Events Center by Pulitzer Prize nominee, James P. Ronda.
 
The “Corps of Discovery” Exhibition/& Sale Reception:
Saturday, September 28, 2013 – 6:00 p.m.
Art patrons are invited to attend a cocktail buffet in the museum to view the wonderful Lewis and Clark, “Corps of Discovery” depicted by the works of Charles Fritz, Michael Haynes and Richard Greeves. Several pieces by artists Charles Fritz and Richard Greeves will be offered for sale.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

 

PRESENTING Sponsor ($50,000)

  • Name recognition
  • 20 invitations to all Lewis & Clark weekend events
  • One time use of the Lodge and dining room for party of 50 (includes gate admission but does not include food or drink)
  • One time use of Clyde Lake picnic grounds (includes gate admission but does not include food or drink)
  • 50 guest passes to Woolaroc used at sponsor's discretion during the year

DIAMOND Sponsor ($25,000)

  • Name recognition
  • 12 invitations to all Lewis & Clark weekend events
  • One time use of the Lodge and dining room for party of 50 (includes gate admission but does not include food or drink)
  • 30 guest passes to Woolaroc used at sponsor's discretion during the year

PLATINUM Sponsor ($10,000)

  • Name recognition
  • 8 invitations to all Lewis & Clark weekend events
  • One time use of Clyde Lake (includes gate admission but does not include food or drink)
  • 15 guest passes to Woolaroc used at sponsor's discretion during the year

GOLD Sponsor ($7,500)

  • Name recognition
  • 6 invitations to all Lewis & Clark weekend events
  • One time use of the Events Center for a party of 75-100 (includes gate admission but does not include food or drink)
  • 10 guest passes to Woolaroc used at sponsor's discretion during the year

SILVER Sponsor ($5,000)

  • Name recognition
  • 4 invitations to all Lewis & Clark weekend events
  • 6 guest passes to Woolaroc used at sponsor's discretion during the year 

BRONZE Sponsor ($3,000)

  • Name recognition
  • 2 invitations to Patron Dinner, 4 to Saturday luncheon and evening Show and Sale
  • 4 guest passes to Woolaroc used at sponsor's discretion during the year 

PATRON Sponsor ($2,000)

  • Name recognition
  • 2 invitations to all Lewis & Clark weekend events
  • 4 guest passes to Woolaroc used at sponsor's discretion during the year 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the Herd Shades Up and the Cowboys Come In 26x64 oil A Man from Oklahoma Territory 12x8 oil Traversing the Land of the Sheepeaters 6.5x17 oil The Simplicity of Acoma 20x30 oil Mountain Crow Wolves at Timberline 26x20 oil Bison in the Valley of the Rochejhone 8x24 oil Timberline Lake 10x12 oil Along the Gallatin 10x15 oil

Paintings by Charles Fritz.

Artist Biographies

Charles Fritz’ paintings are an honest approach to the world around him, depicting the landscapes and history of the Rocky Mountain region. Known for his dedication to historical accuracy, his paintings have been included in exhibits across the country. His collection, “An Artist with the Corps of Discovery ~ 100 Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis and Clark” has toured to ten museums from Oregon to Georgia, and the accompanying book, authored by Fritz, won the Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal Award for history in 2010.  In 2013 he was given the Distinguished Service Award, the highest award given by the National Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.  Fritz’ paintings are held in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the C.M. Russell Museum, the MacNider Museum and the Rahr-West Museum.  In New York he won the Salmagundi Club's award for landscape and he is listed in Who's Who in the American West and Who's Who in American Art.  Fritz has received the C.M. Russell Museum's Best of Show five times and has exhibited annually since 1995 at the prestigious Prix de West Exhibit at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  His work has been featured in many books and periodicals and was included in Donald Hagerty’s book, Leading the West-100 Contemporary Artists.

With his focus on the history of the early Western frontier, Michael’s “Uniform and Dress of the Corps of Discovery” paintings were selected as guides for the uniforms created for the National Geographic’s Lewis and Clark IMAX film production. Throughout the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Michael was commissioned for numerous paintings depicting scenes from this epic trek across America. As an example, a series of five paintings was commissioned depicting the Corps for the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. Michael has been speaking on this topic around the country at the unveiling of these paintings. The N. Dakota Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center has an ongoing series of paintings that are permanently installed in their museum at Washburn, ND. The National Park Service selected a number of Michael’s images to be prominently displayed in their Corps II national touring project and the U.S. Postal Service has acquired the rights to print two images in a special commemorative booklet on York. The U.S. Army War College commissioned a painting, “Decision At the Marias” in the spring of 2004 and the resulting print was gifted to President Bush after his speech at the War College and now resides at the White House. It has been Michael’s great honor to work with a number of Indian Nations including the Hidatsa, the Mandan, the Chinook and the Arikara to depict moments in their tribal history. Michael has been a guest speaker at the Prix de West Art Auction held at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. In 2006 he set a record price for his work as a first time, “Quick Draw” artist and was the featured speaker at the C.M. Russell Western Art Auction in Great Falls, Montana.

Richard Greeves, noted Western artist and Lewis and Clark historian, has been met with countless successes. His detailed sculptures, including those centered around Lewis and Clark’s “Corps of Discovery,” have earned Greeves hundreds of exhibitions and awards over the past several decades. In 2006, Autry National Center, Los Angeles named Greeves the receiver of the Lifetime Achievement Award, granting him a solo exhibition, “Lewis and Clark Among the Indians.” A few of his many public collections are located in Bartlesville Civic Center, Genessee Country Museum, and Bufallo Bill Historical Center. His installation, “Bird Woman” sits in several locations including Autrey National Center in Los Angeles, CA  and several other established museums in the states ranging from Colorado to Wyoming. In addition to the numerous magazine and newspaper publications promoting Richard Greeves, he has been the featured artist in Leading the West-One Hundred Contemporary Painters and Sculptors as well as in the article, "The Important and Enduring Work of America’s Twelve Most Compelling Artists," Art of the West Magazine. Richard Greeves is also a member of the National Academy of Western Art, National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

 

Presenter Biography

James P. Ronda is the H. G. Barnard Professor of Western American History, emeritus at the University of Tulsa. Professor Ronda has published extensively in the history of the exploration of the American West in general and the Lewis and Clark Expedition in particular.  His book Lewis and Clark Among the Indians was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in American History.  He was the principal speaker at the opening of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial at Monticello in 2004 and served as Scholar-Curator for the Library of Congress Lewis and Clark exhibition.

 

Related Resources

View and download the Lewis and Clark Oklahoma Education Curriculum Guide