For the 41st year, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City will host two days of western art exhibitions, demonstrations, seminars and sales June 13 and 14th at the museum ~ 1700 NE 63rd.
“The drawing for bids of art on the Saturday night banquet evening is always exciting. Right before and after the horn sounds for volunteers to draw submitted names for the fixed price art, the air is ripe with tension and anticipation,” said one long time western art lover. Over 100 artists are on display.
The Prix de West (the best of the west) art weekend will host art seminars and speakers on Friday with: “Western Skies: Our Unique, Wild Weather” by McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture, Don Reeves; “Apaches Forever” by Dr. W. Jackson Rushing III; “Donald Teague, His Life in Color” by his daughter Linda Biro; and Contemporary “Interpretations of the National Parks” by Susan Hallsten McGarry.
On Saturday there will be a panel discussion on hunting with, Bill Anton, Tim Shinabarger, Matt Smith and Edna Mae Holden. Art demonstrations will be held by, Prix de West Artists: Scott Christensen, Paul Moore and Steve Kestrel.
Art receptions are offered both evenings with “Cocktails in the Galleries” on Saturday at 5:30 pm right before the 6:30 Prix de West Invitational Drawing for Sale of Art followed by the Awards Banquet and Live Auction at 7:30pm.
“This event is the premiere art social event of the year in Oklahoma,” said one long time attendee, “and its always well anticipated and attended.” The art will remain on display until August 3rd.
Deadline for registration is Friday, June 6th. For more information and reservations, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org or call (405) 478-2250.