The Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery opened in November of 2007 in the heart of Crested Butte’s historic downtown retail district. The gallery was capitalized by the sale of Shaun Horne’s large-scale plein air paintings. Shaun had been painting around Crested Butte for five years at that time and brought a significant annual sales figure and fair momentum to the project.
The Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery was created chiefly in response to the need for a marketing effort on Shaun’s behalf that would reflect his high production, sales, and technical success to the national market. While there are a few preexisting art galleries in Crested Butte (including the Rijks Family Gallery, Shaun’s representative for his first five years in Crested Butte), none were suited to the job of presenting Shaun’s mantelpiece plein air landscapes to both the local and national market.
Following five years of growing success in the Crested Butte and national markets, the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery opened a second gallery location in downtown Telluride, Colorado in 2012.
The Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery specializes in high caliber realist landscape paintings. Crested Butte and Telluride, arguably two of the most beautiful mountain playgrounds in the US, offer a natural landscape market. The gallery seeks to present the beauty of the earth’s landscape captured by the most diligent painting effort, and represents a small number of the finest landscape painters in early and mid career working today.
The Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery, while seeking to sell the finest landscape paintings strives to maintain approachability to everybody, as befits the character of Crested Butte and Telluride. All eyes are welcome here and we hope you will consider us as a source if you are ever in the position to buy quality original landscape paintings. You are welcome to come look at our offering of paintings at length until then.
The Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery was named after an exquisite valley near Crested Butte, a place of waterfalls and profound alpine topography.