Duke and Janet Phillips and Ranchlands Group will hold the 11th annual exhibition of work from the 2011 Medano Zapata Ranch Artist Gathering on Saturday, September 3 from 1-4 PM at Chico Basin Ranch near Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Ranchlands Artist Gathering was formed to support art and illuminate the important work occurring in land and wildlife conservation through ranching, creating a window into modern ranching through an artist’s point of view.

The show will include work from artists including William Alther, Jutta Golas, Fran Gottlieb, Mark Gould, Carol Jenkins, Carlin Kielcheski, Joanne Lavender, Marty Mans, Ben Murphy, Karen Myers, Joel Ostlind, Duke Phillips, Nathan Solano, Jill Soukup, Russ Tanner, Teresa Vito, Lani Vlaanderen and Steve Weaver.  Music will be provided by Michael and Dawn Moon.

The Medano Zapata Ranch is managed by The Nature Conservancy and Duke and Janet Phillips in a unique partnership that stresses conservation and the establishment of a wild bison herd. This body of work represents the ranch’s unique landscape, 2,500 head bison herd, the adjacent Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, Great Sand Dunes National Park and native wildlife and plant species.

Ranchlands’ mission is working together to live with the land. Proceeds benefit these talented artists and the continuation of the Artist Gathering program.