Fine Art will be everywhere during this coming Sturgis Rally. And it’s a very good thing to see such an expansion of the artistic community (painters, illustrators, photographers etc) exhibiting their works during our motorcycle rallies. Jay Allen is adding a fine art gallery to the Broken Spoke, Sturgis County Line, located on route 79 in Sturgis South Dakota. He just created a space in the upper portion of the main bar to display the work of some of the industries leading artists. The Legends Gallery opening will be on Sunday, August 2nd from 6 to 9 PM and then open every day from noon to midnight.
This year the works of David Uhl, John Guillemette, Jeff Cochran and Colleen Swartz will be on display along with bikes from Billy Lane, Ron Finch, Samantha Morgan and the BSS Worlds Fastest Indian and two more to be announced.
David Uhl, has been called “The Norman Rockwell of Harley-Davidson artists.” And his work is much sought after by many collectors. David will bring originals from his collection which focuses on imagery from the turn of the century.
John Guillemette is an oil on canvas artist from Revere, Massachusetts. His original oil paintings are vibrantly colored and meticulous in their detail and many of them feature classic as well as custom motorcycle themes.
Jeff Cochran is the founder of Sucker Punch Sallys, one of the most successful Old-School production bike manufacturers in the US. When Jeff started SPS he did all of his own photography and advertising. This led to many publications requesting art. Jeff has become a noted photographic artist in his own right and now shoots for several magazines throughout the United States and Europe. .
Colleen Swartz’s work can be found in many national and international publications. Starting back in 2003, Now, more than 6 years later, Colleen shooting is shooting bikes for publication and individual use, working with beautiful women and using her photojournalistic talents to document the history that unfolds every day.
You are welcome to join the curator, Jay Allen along with the legendary artists, bike builders and iconic industry guests for a hors d’œuvres reception. The Gallery will be open throughout the Sturgis Rally from noon until midnight (photo Colleen Swartz).