Former Dodge City Marshal Allen Bailey does not have a face for radio.
Visitors to the 27th annual Landmark National Bank Art Show can see the mustachioed-marshal for themselves, as he is the Dodge City Days featured artist.
The host of High Plains Public Radio’s "Western Swing and Other Things" and his wife "Cowgirl Janey" will be at the bank, 100 W. Spruce St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today until Friday.
Bailey was the Dodge City Marshal from 2000-2017.
Dozens of his original wildlife- and western-themed paintings are exhibited and for sale to the public. The cost of each painting includes the frame it is displayed in.
"I’ve been painting ever since I was in high school," Bailey said.
His process is an efficient one that begins with a sketch. Once the outline is to his liking, the rest of the painting only takes a handful of hours. Bailey was in the process of sketching his latest painting Tuesday morning.
He works with acrylic paints accented with oil paints. He also included a couple of scratch art pieces in the exhibit.
Familiar farmland, abandoned barns, owls and eagles, and horse-drawn carriages are just some of the subjects visitors to the bank will be treated to.
Bailey and his wife live in Windom and do not have an art gallery or store in which to regularly display his art, so interested parties ought to take advantage of this local art show.
They can also purchase prints of many of Bailey’s paintings, as well as greeting cards, postcards and a $10 musical album "Night Rider" by his band, Marshal Allen Bailey and the Silver Bullets.
The show is presented by the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more information about the show, call Landmark Bank at 620-227-8111.
For information on how to contact Bailey and buy his work, follow his Facebook page "The Fine Art of Marshal Allen Bailey" or his Etsy shop online at "MarshalBaileyArtShop."
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