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Phantom Ranch Ball

Congratulations to our 2017 Phantom Ranch Ball Winner!

Long time CDLT supporter and volunteer, Harriett Bobo, won this year’s door prize! Congrats Harriett!


2017 Phantom Ranch Ball

The Phantom Ranch Ball is a charitable non-event to support the Land Trust’s conservation programs, which help protect our community’s open spaces and ranching heritage. Instead of a night out on the town please join us for the Phantom Ranch Ball in the comfort of your own home while supporting the Land Trust with a donation.

What is the Phantom Ranch?

Phantom Ranch is a popular geographic place-name throughout Colorado and the West. There is however, no “Phantom Ranch” in Summit County, making it a perfect make-believe location to represent the importance of preserving our community’s agricultural and ranching history and the scenic qualities, food production, wildlife habitat, and natural areas that ranches provide.

About the Artist

Emily Wahl 2017
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Quick Bio
     Born in New York
Raised on Long Island
Graduate of Cornell University – BA in French Literature
Retired Executive from BMC Software
Longtime resident of Houston, Texas
Current Resident of Breckenridge, Colorado
Avid Skier, Hiker, Swimmer, Scuba Diver, Artist

Emily has been a long time visitor to Summit County, Colorado for over 30 years and is now a resident.  Raised in New York, moved to Texas for her career and raising her family with her husband, Tom they often vacationed as a family to ski in the winters and hike and bike the summers.  Emily studied watercolor as a passionate pastime and works in water based mediums. She has taken classes at the Art League of Houston, Glassell School of Aart and the Watercolor Art Society- Houston. These have been supplemented through workshops with accomplished artists; Alvaro Castagnet, Stephen Quiller, Charles Reid, John Salminen, Iain Stewart and Eric Wiegardt. She traveled extensively in Europe, the Far East and the United States and found it was a great way to balance her technology career by sketching and doing quick studies while flying or during an early morning walk. Recently retired from her career in technology, she is now free to expend more energy on her portfolio.​

Her passions are art, travel and family.  She is a member of the Arts Alive Gallery and on the board of Women of Watercolor. She has had exhibitions in Houston, Texas and in Breckenridge, Colorado and been a board and active member of the Watercolor Art Society-Houston. She teaches workshops at the Breckenridge Arts District. She is honored to be the 10th annual Phantom Ranch Ball Artist.


Field of Dreams 11″ x 14″ framed size



Field of Dreams 11