Oklahoma City, OK
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts a prestigious invitational art exhibit of more than 300 Western paintings and sculptures by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation with art seminars, receptions, and awards. The exhibiting artists bring a diversity of styles to this significant art exhibition and sale. Works range from historical pieces that reflect 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.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum raised more than $3.1 million in art sales and hosted more than 700 guests during the 45th Annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale Opening Weekend, June 9 – 10, 2017. A portion of proceeds are allocated toward funding the National Cowboy Museum’s exhibitions and family programming.
The top-honored Prix de West Purchase Award winner, given to the artist whose work of art is selected by the Prix de West Committee and purchased for the Museum’s permanent collection, was T. Allen Lawson of Sheridan, Wyoming, for his 35-by-32-inch oil on panel painting titled The Nursery Tree. Lawson received the $48,000 purchase price, a $5,000 award, and the Prix de West medallion sponsored by Roberta M. Eldridge Miller. Visit the museum website to learn about other winners.