image © 2015, Tyler Crow, “Makin’ a Break for It”
It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words…we know many that are worthy of a poem or a song. In Art Spur, we invite poets and songwriters to let selections of Western art inspire their poetry and songs.
Our 45th piece offered to “spur” the imagination is a special Cowboy Poetry Week Art Spur, an oil by Tyler Crow, “Makin’ a Break For It.” He tells that the oil painting depicts his “good amigo Mike Eslick.” The painting was selected as the poster image for the 16th annual Cowboy Poetry Week, 2017.
Submissions are welcome from all through Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
• Even if you have a poem or song pending, you are welcome to send one submission inspired by “Makin’ a Break For It.”
• Art Spur subjects are meant to inspire; we look for poems and songs inspired by the piece, not necessarily for a literal description of the image or its subject.
• Do follow our regular guidelines for submissions here.
• When you email your submission, please indicate that it is an Art Spur submission in the subject line.
Selected poems will be posted during Cowboy Poetry Week (April 16-22, 2017).
About Tyler Crow:
Tyler Crow is the newest and youngest member of the Cowboy Artists of America.
From his official bio:
Tyler Crow spent his young life in the small town of Apache, Oklahoma. A 2007 graduate of Apache High School, Tyler always had paper and pencil with him drawing horses. This childhood interest continued throughout his high school years. During his Senior year he entered a pencil drawing in the Oklahoma Youth Expo at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Winning Reserve Best of Show and a scholarship gave him a chance to attend a week-long summer painting workshop co-taught by Bruce Greene and Martin Grelle. This was the first time he had ever held a paintbrush in his hand.
Since their first meeting, Tyler has attended three more painting workshops co-taught by Greene and Grelle. In April 2011, Tyler attended his second Cowboy Artist workshop taught by Mr. Greene at the Scottsdale Artists School in Scottsdale, Arizona. In Tyler’s two most recent shows, Bosque Arts Classic and Small Works Great Wonders, he received the People’s Choice Award. His future plans are to continue studying art and work toward a career as a Western artist.