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"The West of the old times, with its strong characters, its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness, can never be blotted from my mind."
~ William Cody aka Buffalo Bill
R. I. P. Fred Oldfield
the Amazing Life of “Cowboy Fred” as the world knew him, on June
11th – 11am - Agriplex Building ~ South West corner of the
Puyallup Fairgrounds at the Green Gate. Artists: If you ever took a
class with Fred, or at the Center or showed with Fred, please bring a
small piece of your art to be a part of the program.
A 99th Birthday "Party" Fundraiser for Fred was planned before he became ill and passed on. That event will still be held Saturday morning, March 17, 2017 in the Heritage Center at 8 a.m. For more information please go to Fred's Memorial Birthday.
Joella Remembers her Amazing “Daddy”
From Joella Oldfield
The Celebration of Life for
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Fred Oldfield "Grandfather" of the Eatonville Art Festival...
worked on a painting for the Eatonville Lions Art Festival Quick Draw
auction. Fred made his home near the gateway to Mount Rainier
National Park decades ago before moving to Puyallup. His daughter,
Joella, long time director of the art festival graduated from
Eatonville High School.
Fred Always Made Friends, Here he Chats with Carole Smith at His Heritage Center...
visited with Fred at his Western Heritage & Art Center at the Puyallup
Fairgrounds. Carole's late father-in-law was the great artist
Ralph Crosby Smith who painted for many magazines including military,
hunting and fishing magazines. Carole has "lots of his originals
hanging on her walls," according to her companion Eatonville long time
resident Arlen Paranto.
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"A man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot.”
~ John Steinbeck
"To be an artist is
to believe in life."
“The urge to draw
must be quite deep within us, because children love to do it”
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