The World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott, Arizona is an event not to be missed. Each year the rodeo foundation commissions an artist to create original artwork for their signature poster for that year. Our frame shop is lucky enough to get to frame these fantastic artworks every year!
We had the pleasure of framing Prescott Arizona, World’s Oldest Rodeo original poster art in a one of a kind frame! This painting is amazingly well done, down to the tiniest detail in the gilded lettering to the fringe on the horse’s collar. We thought that this original art really needed something rustic and patriotic at the same time. So, using reclaimed barnwood, paint, barbed wire, and our ingenuity, we got to work.
First comes cutting the barnwood to size and making sure it fits the artwork. Next, Russell thinned cobalt blue artist’s acrylics down and quickly applied it to the inner panel of the frame. Before it completely dried, he rubbed some of it back off so that the wood grain would show through and the blue wouldn’t look too flat. Next, he painted the edge cap in a brilliant scarlet. The edges of the cap were hand scraped to create the golden lines on the edges. The barbed wire is also toned to compliment the colors in the frame. We didn’t want it to be the focal point, just an enhancement to the design. The painting was then mounted into the frame using archival, reversible techniques so that it is well preserved. The Rodeo foundation will most likely auction it off to the highest bidder – ensuring that the Rodeo can continue on for years to come. We are happy to be a part of the process! Our framing for Rodeo Foundation pieces is entirely free to the foundation. We don’t profit off of this, but we hope the Rodeo makes some good money off of the posters and the original.
Are you going to the World’s Oldest rodeo in Prescott, Arizona this year? If so, watch for our frame! Oh, well the painting’s great too =)
Happy Independence day and have a fantastic rodeo, y’all!