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Artist of The Month

Bill Coe

Believing that creativity is not enough, Bill Coe works every day to improve his photography. As a result, Coe's work captures the beauty of his everyday life as a rancher in Max, Nebraska. There are landscapes of Nebraska pastures and fields dotted with horses and cattle, and portraits of local families with their furry friends. Looking at Coe's work, viewers can easily trace the road the artist followed before settling in Nebraska and how it also influences the native of New Jersey's work. Coe's vibrant spring flowers seem reminiscent of his time in California, while his winter scenes harken to his being stationed in Alaska with the U.S. Army.
By sharing his journeys through his photography, Coe has fulfilled his lifelong ambition to be a creative and hard-working artist. Coe has exhibited his candid depictions of rural life in many states and through many media. He has published in a variety of local newspapers and trade publications, such as Farm & Ranch Magazine, while also having his work distributed by the Associated Press. Additionally, his photography has been incorporated into public and news telecasts and websites, ranging from the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership to the Antique Automotive Photography sites. Some of his most recent showings have been at the Wrightstone Gallery in McCook, NE, the Prairie Museum of Art & History in Colby, KS, and the Art Show at the AKC Dog Show in Wichita, KS. It also has decorated the walls of many local businesses, libraries, and the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Adrian Smith before arriving in Imperial for our current exhibit.