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        C.E. Allen Art

Artist Bio

C.E. Allen

Cate finds herself drawing from a diverse pool of experiences when she starts a new painting. She lived in New Mexico and Arizona for 13 years and her various job experiences took her to several of the regions tribal areas. Her family was often invited to ceremonies, pow-wows, and artist events. During this time she collected pieces of art, jewelry, pottery, rugs, but most importantly, memories and relationships.

 As a child she was surrounded by a family with several artists and attended club meetings, plein air outings, and art shows.

  Cate and her daughters were active in rodeo and she loves seeing the world from a saddle.

 After years in the ski industry as a ski school manager, trainer and program designer, she took a new career adventure, graduating from a grueling para-military style police academy to join the ranks of law enforcement. As a Colorado State Parks Law Enforcement Ranger she spent time in the forests and on the lakes of western Colorado. More recently she served as a reserve deputy marshal in a small western Colorado town.

The constants you will find in her art are bright, bold colors. She interprets the wildlife around her along with unique perspectives of western Americana, and Native American subjects. These can bring the viewer to feel a connection tied to a memory of their own. Cate prices her art in the hope that anyone can purchase an original piece of art for their home. What good is art if you can’t own it?

Selected Affiliations:

The Brush and Palette Club                        

 Grand Junction, CO (Annual Show committee)

Western Colorado Center for the Arts

Grand Junction, CO

Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery

Red Lodge, Montana


Gallery representation:

Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery

Red Lodge, Montana

Dancing Buffalo Gallery

Virginia City Montana

Wind River Gallery

Riverton, Wyoming

Western Art Rodeo Association premium member gallery


Selected Past Shows, Events, & Awards



Brush & Palette Club Annual Member show (October 3-November 15, 2014)

People’s Choice Award Ribbon “Brings The Thunder”

“Paint’s His Face Black”( sold) 

Provided Aspen scene painted on Pumpkin for reception table 2015


Western Colorado Center for the Arts Member’s Open Exhibition February3-Feb 27, 2015

First Place “Black Mesa Fancy Dancer”


Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Exhibit

 Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery

Red Lodge, Montana –John Potter – Judge

 April 1-April 30 2015


US Bank Fine Art Auction (juried)

Grand Junction Colorado  May 1 2015

 “First Breath Of Winter” 48”x60” (sold)


Art in the Beartooths- Silent Auction (juried)

Carbon County Arts Guild& Depot Gallery   Red Lodge, MT

“War Dog 1”- sold

“Red Hawk”-sold

“When Raven Stole Crow’s Food”- sold


Ouray County Artists Association

Artists’ Alpine Holiday Show (juried) 

July 31-August 8 2015

Judge- Carl Purcell

“Gray Badger” 36”x36” mixed media

Montrose Visual Arts Guild

Oct 9-11,2015

Judge-Cynthia Underwood

The Charge II 15”x30” acrylic

Grey Badger 36”x36” mixed media

Teton Traveler 30”x40” acrylic


The Artist’s Haven

Grand Junction, Co

Falling in Color Show

October 5-30, 2015

“Buckskin Moon”  Won second -place

“The Turquoise Trader”

“Beaded Bison” 5”x7” mixed media


Grand Junction Brush and Palette Club 68th Annual Member Show Sept 30 – Nov 16, 2015

George Callison -Judge

‘Spotted Horse” 48”x48x2” Winner People’s choice award

“Plateau Creek sunset” 5”x7” small wall section

“O Fair New Mexico” 24”x24” (framed)


Western Colorado Center For The Arts

Annual Holiday Arts and Craft Show (Juried)

November 20-22, 2015

Miniature and regular size art pieces.

Cards from original art and hand painted ornaments.


Carbon County Art guild & Depot Gallery

December 2015 Holiday Mini show and sale


Dancing Buffalo Gallery

Virginia City, Montana

Winter holiday show and sale December 2015

City of Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture City Hall Art on Loan Jan 12- March 28, 2016


Western Colorado Center For The Arts

Feb 5-27 2016

“Some Bunny Loves Me”- First Place


Western Spirit Art Show and Sale Cheyenne WY Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum March 5- April 17, 2016 “Some Other Mother’s Son,” &“Some Mother’s Son”


Brush & Palette Club 69thth annual show October 2016

U S Bank Art Auction May 2017

Sold “Taming The West”


Art in The Beartooths Silent Auction- July 8, 2017


70th Annual Brush and Palette Club show –October 2017 Awarded Kevin Red Star Studios Legacy Ribbon for “Mama’s Got You”

50th Annual Yellowstone Art Museum show & sale 3/2018

“Skywalker III” (sold)


Finalist 3rd Annual Conroe Art League National invitational Show 3/2018



Western Colorado Center for the Arts Member Show- February 2018

“Red Border Collie”, “Red River Valley”


Tubac Center of the Arts-March 2018,

“Shock of the New West” Show

“Turquoise Trader”


Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition-April  2018

“Better Back it up Jack!”


45th Annual -Art in The Beartooths Auction- Red Lodge MT

 July 2018 “Cheete”


69th Annual National Art Show-Dubois, WY July 2018

“Red River Valley”-“ Morning Star Lodge”-“Badger War Shield”“”-!st place acrylic


 National Miniature Show-DuBois, Wy August 2018

“Shooting Star Lodge”,”You’re Really Never Alone”, “Golden Moment”. First place acrylic - Youre really Never Alone      2nd place acrylic-Golden Moment


Brush and Palette Show-Nov 2018

“I’m Going West To See The Elephant”, “Colorado Corvus” and “Shooting Star Lodge”


Yellowstone art Museum Auction 2019

Apsáaloke Parade Horse

Workshops and Classes:

 Kevin Red Star-2015,2016,2017,2018

Kay Crane-2015

Bob Martin-2015

Jack Kepart-2016

Rachael Kolb-Bailey- 2016,2017

Giving Back:

Donation- “American Bison” to St Labre Indian School August 2015 Ashland WY (Fundraiser)

Donation- “ Up Close and Personal” to Keystone Science Camp (sold at the silent auction which raised $30,000)

Donation- Virginia City MT Chamber of commerce annual fundraiser June 2016 “Lickety Split”

School district 51 Ice Gala 2/2017 “Taos Vespers”

School Dist 51 “Elevate Conference” July 2017 small paintings ,magnets , and cards

Donation Keystone Science Camp Aug 2017 “Rookie Brookie” value  $212

Donation Angel Horse Therapy, Billings, MT “Whole lot of Chrome” and “Jim’s Horse Chipeta” Value $212 Each.

“Shake it Off” Angel Horse Therapy- value S750 Billings MT 2018

Chamber of Commerce Virginia City MT Two cards and Miniature painting 2018

Keystone Science School Fiesta auction 2018- “The Hunter” -Value $100- “Quit Badgering Me”- value $40 - Pet Picnic kit- Value $20-

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