Prix de West Award Winners Named During Opening Weekend Some Works Remain Available for Purchase

Top Quote Press release announcing the overall sales of the 41st Anniversary Prix de West Invitational Sale & Show. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 19, 2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY - The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosted more than 800 guests at the 41st Anniversary of the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition and Sale during opening weekend June 13-14, 2014. Sales for the weekend sat at $3.5 million with a portion going to fund the Museum's programs and operations. The exhibit and sale features 314 works in sculpture and painting by 100 contemporary Western artists. The fine art will be on display at the Museum through Aug. 3, 2014.

    Invited exhibiting artists bring a diversity of styles to this prestigious art exhibition with fine art works ranging from historical pieces reflecting the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic works of art. Landscapes, wildlife and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition.

    A must-see is the top honored Prix de West Purchase Award winning piece, selected by committee and purchased for the Museum's permanent collection. Jeremy Lipking of Calabasas, Calif., was honored for his oil painting titled Silence and Sagebrush.

    George Carlson of Harrison, Idaho, was the winner of the Robert Lougheed Memorial Award, chosen by the Prix de West artists for their favorite display of three or more works in the show for The Tempest, Ravens of the Palouse and Reflections. Carlson's painting Ravens of the Palouse was also the winner of the Frederic Remington Painting Award.

    Honeymoon at Crow Fair a bronze statue by John Coleman of Prescott, Ariz., was the winner of the Buyers' Choice Award. The category is voted on by Prix de West buyers for the work they admire best. Coleman's same sculpture was the winner of the James Earle Fraser Sculpture Award, selected for exceptional artistic merit.

    Three other distinguished awards were presented including the Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award given for the best cowboy subject matter to Loren Entz of Billings, Mont., for his oil on canvas titled When the Work's All Done This Fall. The Major General and Mrs. Don D. Pittman Wildlife Award was given for exceptional artistic merit for a wildlife painting or sculpture to Tim Shinabarger from Billings, Mont., for his bronze The Mountaineers. The Donald Teague Memorial Award for exceptional artistic merit for a work on paper was awarded to Trust, by Carrie L. Ballantyne of Sheridan, Wyo.

    Several works of art remain available for sale and can be viewed online.

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