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Local artist wins poster contest

Staff Reports

Watercolor artwork by local artist and cowboy Doug Robbins is the winning entry in the Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival poster contest.

Robbins’ “Range Rider” is the poster art for the first Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival on April 29 to May 2.

Robbins grew up and worked on a ranch in the Susanville, Calif., area until he moved to Gardnerville a few years ago. He paints cowboys in the style of dress particular to specific regions.

“Each cowboy that I paint is a friend or someone that I have known,” he said.

Robbins’ work is featured in a one-man art show during the 22nd annual Rhymer’s Rodeer Cowboy Poetry & Music on Friday and Saturday at the Carson Valley Inn.

The “Range Rider” poster may be viewed at http://www.genoacowboyfestival.com

The Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, combining Carson Valley’s cultural heritage and history with performance and visual arts, is sponsored by the Town of Genoa and Carson Valley Arts Council.

The festival will feature more than 50 performances, exhibits, vendors, workshops and opportunities to enjoy beverages and dining.

To volunteer at committee or event levels, contact the Town of Genoa office. Information at http://www.genoacowboyfestival.com