Donna Howell-Sickles was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2007, honoring her body of work about the everlasting Cowgirl. Donna’s work is in the collections of several museums, and in 2011 she was voted one of the 40 most prominent people in the Western Art world by Southwest Art Magazine. She was President of American Women Artists from 2000 to 2003, and an honored guest artist at both the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the CM Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana.
Donna Howell-Sickles’ work has been in numerous exhibitions, both solo and group, and featured in multiple publications over the span of her forty-year career. Presently, Donna has been chosen as the singular artist to create the 2019 artwork that will be featured in the collectible poster for the Pendleton Roundup in Pendleton, Oregon. The Pendleton Roundup is the most iconic rodeo in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association. The Rodeo began in 1916 with a featured artist each year, chosen for their proven history of authentically embodying the spirit of the western heritage in their work. Donna is the first woman artist to be selected for the honor of creating the poster artwork, and this year’s poster will be the first that prominently showcases all the glory a Cowgirl brings with her.
Donna’s work is represented by Big Horn Galleries in Cody, Wyoming and Tubac, Arizona, McLarry Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, Colorado, and at
home in Davis & Blevins Gallery in Saint Jo, Texas.