On June 9th, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City gave out a select group of awards to some of the participating Prix de West artists. The coveted Prix de West Award, which includes a beautiful medallion, a $5,000 check, and most importantly, this artwork becomes part of the museum’s permanent collection. This year, Mian Situ was presented with the Prix de West Award for his painting “Blasting A Route Through The Sierra Nevada Mountains, 1865, Central Pacific Railroad”. Additional awards were handed out and we share each one with photos and listings below. During the closing ceremonies, sales figures for the sale were announced at over $3.1 million. The Prix de West Exhibition & Sale continues through August 5, 2018. Visit their website for more information.
Prix de West Awards:
Prix de West Purchase Award
Chosen for the museum’s permanent collection
Mian Situ “Blasting A Route Through The Sierra Nevada Mountains, 1865, Central Pacific Railroad” oil 48” x 32”
Donald Teague Memorial Award
Artistic Merit for work on paper
Bruce Greene “Cowboy Cadillacs” conte on paper 18” x 26”
Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award
Best Cowboy subject matter
Bill Anton “Who’s Got The Cards?” oil 36” x 54”
James Earl Fraser Sculpture Award
Artistic Merit for a sculpture:
Walter Matia “Two For the Road” bronze 78”H x 36”W x 18”D
Major General and Mrs. Don D. Pittman Wildlife Award
Artistic Merit for a wildlife painting or sculpture:
Greg Beecham “Feathers And Dust” oil 24” x 36”
Frederic Remington Painting Award
Artistic Merit for a painting:
George Carlson “Winter In Monochrome” oil 42” x 32”
Wilson Hurley Memorial Award
Artistic Merit for a landscape
Brent Cotton “Under The Tall Cottonwoods” oil 36” x 48”
Robert Lougheed Memorial Award
Best display of three or more works chosen by the exhibiting artists.
Len Chmiel “An Early Bloomer” oil 36” x 48”
“Time Exposure” oil 27” x 36”
“May Day Masquerade” oil 25.5 x 34.5
“Jalama Cr. Estuary, California Coast” oil 12” x 16”
Jackie L. Coles Buyers’ Choice Award
Most popular work of art chosen by show patrons
John Coleman “The Healer” bronze 64” x 24” x 17”
All of the artwork in the 2018 Prix de West Exhibition & Sale can be seen on their website.
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