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M A R C H 2 7, 2 0 2 1 N I G H T O F A R T I S T S 2 0 TH A N N I V E R S A R Y EXHIBITION & GRAND LIVE AUCTION M A R C H 2 8 – M AY 9, 2 0 2 1 PUBLIC EXHIBITION & SALE


JEREMY WINBORG Sunlit Re spite , Oil on b oa rd , 4 0 " x 30 "

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Dear Friends, As we were preparing to gather for our 2020 celebration, the world changed. But what ties us together—our love of Western art—did not. While we were forced to close the Briscoe’s doors and we couldn’t gather in person, Western art continued to shine. Thanks to the support of our community, most especially the artists who graciously share their talents with us and our loyal patrons and sponsors, we successfully shifted the sale online, and Night of Artists lived on. None of us would have guessed that a year later, our world would still be so different. And yet what unites us, the appreciation of the spirit and beauty of Western art, remains as strong and resilient as ever. A love of Western art and the heritage it so eloquently documents in each brush stroke, ink mark, and carving fueled the creation of Night of Artists twenty years ago. That is what makes this 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Night of Artists Exhibition, Online Art Auction, and Grand Live Auction more important now than ever. While we look forward to safely gathering in-person, we are excited to expand this special anniversary edition of Night of Artists to include a virtual, livestreamed audience, growing our celebration far beyond the Briscoe’s home on the banks of the River Walk. This year’s event is as boundless as the West itself, and we can think of no better way to honor Jack Guenther, Mark E. Watson, Jr., John T. Montford, and Governor Dolph Briscoe, Jr., the visionaries who created Night of Artists and ultimately fueled the founding of the Briscoe. Whether you are with us in-person or joining us online, we hope you’ll raise a glass not only to Western art, but also to the vision and endless dedication that created the Briscoe Western Art Museum. The talent of the artists participating in this 20th annual exhibition and art sale is undeniable. They continue to inspire us and capture our imaginations. We are delighted to showcase the fantastic results of their efforts, nearly 300 works that reflect years of experience, research, and study evoked through their own unique styles of expression. Each piece shares a story of Western heritage and the Briscoe provides the perfect stage to spotlight the magnificently crafted works featured this year. The efforts of these artists, paired with your continued outstanding support, have made Night of Artists a premier destination for Western art collectors. The mission of the Briscoe is to inspire and educate the public with engaging exhibitions, programs, and events reflective of the Western heritage that we all share. We can’t achieve that mission without Night of Artists, our signature fundraising event. We are most grateful for the commitment, dedication, and generosity of our sponsors, board of directors, and staff, and most importantly, the incredible talent of our artists and their belief in our shared Western heritage and our mission. Without all of them and all of you, nothing we do to share the stories of the West would be possible.

THE WEST STARTS HERE AND WE WELCOME YOU! Michael Duchemin, Ph.D.

Liz Jackson

President & CEO

Vice President

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PRESENTING SPONSORS* WESTERN ART TITLE SPONSORS Klesse Foundation Debbie and John T. Montford — The Plum Foundation WESTERN ART PATRON SPONSORS Mr. and Mrs. Marrs McLean Bowman • Briscoe Ranch, Inc. Jan McCaleb Elliott and Jessica Elliott Middleton • Bonnie and John Korbell Mays Family Foundation WESTERN ART COLLECTOR SPONSORS Gates Mineral Company, Ltd • Lindsay and Jack Guenther, Jr. • Valerie and Jack Guenther Laura and Barry Hendler • IBC Bank • Abigail and George Kampmann, Jr. Luther King Capital Management • Kim and Richard Nunley • Muriel F. Siebert Foundation San Vicente Ranch, Ltd. • Scott Petty Family Foundation Silver Eagle Beverages — Texas Capital Bank WESTERN ART ENTHUSIAST SPONSORS Avalon Advisors, LLC. • Linda Gail and Robert Dullnig — Dullnig Ranches Joe and Christine Haynes — Sanger & Altgelt • Jinny and David Mullins NuStar • The Watson Foundation WESTERN ART UNDERWRITERS Capital Farm Credit • First State Bank of Uvalde • D.B. and Margaret Briscoe Karen Hixon • KreagerMitchell Attorneys at Law • Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry The RK Group • Vantage Bank Texas Williams-Chadwick Family Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS McLean Bowman • Dolph “D.B.” Briscoe, IV • Jay Clingman • Robert A. Dullnig Brandon Grossman • Jack Guenther • Valerie Guenther • Jose “Che” Guerra • Barry Hendler Derrick Howard • William “Bill” Klesse • Nancy Loeffler • Jane Macon • Kenneth J. Maverick Rob McClane • Jessica Elliott Middleton • Debbie Montford • John T. Montford Richard Nunley • John Philip Santos • Mike Sohn • Mark E. Watson, Jr. • Reed Williams Sonya Medina Williams • Bradford Wyatt ADVISORY MEMBERS Jean Brady • J.P. Bryan • Fully Clingman • Laura Gill • Mark Johnson • Janell Kleberg Lionel Sosa • Ricardo Romo

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ON BEHALF OF THE BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM STAFF, WE EXTEND A HEARTFELT THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS, SUPPORTERS, PATRONS AND ARTISTS. DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES, YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF OUR MISSION HAS BEEN A TRUE TESTAMENT TO THE LEGACY OF AMERICAN RESILIENCE THAT IS EMBODIED IN THE STORIES OF THE WEST. THANK YOU.

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Honoring the Briscoe Legacy Governor Dolph and Janey Briscoe envisioned a museum that would tell the stories of our Western heritage and the people who help that story come to life. A member of one of the great ranching families in Texas and a lifelong cattleman and hunter, Governor Briscoe helped tell the stories of the American West through his own experiences. The governor passed his love of art and the land to his daughter, the late Janey Briscoe Marmion. Through her own means and her philanthropic work, the late Mrs. Marmion remains a fixture at the museum’s signature event, Night of Artists, and a supporter through the sponsorship of a gallery space named aaer her daughter, the late Kate Marmion. The Briscoe Western Art Museum is proud to feature the Janey Briscoe Marmion Collection, now on view in the Kate Marmion Gallery. This collection of art is truly reflective of the Texas landscape and the stories that the governor and Mrs. Briscoe envisioned preserving. To see more of the Briscoes’ extraordinary collection, housed in the most unique bank in Texas, visit the First State Bank of Uvalde website. Tours of the collection available during regular banking hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Serving South Texas for over 114 years.

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The West Starts Here. 2020 by the Numbers

EDUCATION

MEMBERSHIP

18,228 VIRTUAL PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS 30 VIRTUAL PROGRAMS 865 PARTICIPANTS IN 10 LIVE PROGRAMS 1,670 KIDS IN THE BRISCOE BUDDIES PROGRAM

552 MEMBER HOUSEHOLDS

COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS 32 NEW WORKS ADDED TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION 32 OUTDOOR SCULPTURES IN THE MCNUTT SCULPTURE GARDEN AND AROUND CAMPUS

FUNDRAISING $1.37 MILLION IN FUNDRAISING THROUGH MEMBERS, CONTRIBUTIONS, AND GRANTS

EYES ON THE BRISCOE

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537 STORY FEATURES 103.4 MILLION POTENTIAL AUDIENCE REACHED THROUGH EARNED MEDIA

$600,000 NET PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE MUSEUM

30+ NEW PARTNERSHIPS FORMED WITH BEXAR COUNTY AND SURROUNDING ORGANIZATIONS

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BUYERS CAME FROM 19 STATES 2 COUNTRIES


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS William Alther

Brian Grimm

Ralph Oberg

Suzanne Baker

Enrique Guerra

Don Oelze

Gerald Balciar

Abigail Gutting

Chad Poppleton

Greg Beecham

Logan Maxwell Hagege*

Howard Post*

Tom Browning*

George Hallmark

Paul Rhymer

Mary Ross Buchholz

Sherry Harrington

Gary Lynn Roberts

Nancy Bush

William Haskell

Julia Rogers

Shawn Cameron

Matthew Hillier

Gladys Roldán-de-Moras

Caroline Korbell Carrington

Chris Hunt

Stefan Savides

William Carrington

Oreland Joe, Sr.

Billy Schenck

Cliff Cavin

Greg Kelsey

Sandy Scott

Bruce Cheever

T. D. Kelsey

Jason Scull

Tim Cherry

Mark Kohler

Kelly Singleton

Michael Coleman

Joe Kronenberg

Mian Situ

Nicholas Coleman

Z. S. Liang

Adam Smith

Todd Connor

Mark Maggiori

Ezra Tucker

Brent Cotton

Jan Mapes

Echo Ukrainetz

John DeMott

Bonnie Marris

Ron Ukrainetz

Mick Doellinger

Walter Matia

Kent Ullberg

Mikel Donahue

Curt Mattson

Michael Ome Untiedt

C. Michael Dudash*

Kenny McKenna

Randy Van Beek

Barry Eisenach

Mark McKenna

Kim Wiggins

Teresa Elliott

Krystii Melaine

Jeremy Winborg

Deborah Copenhaver Fellows

Paul Moore

Greg Woodard

Luke Frazier

Brenda Murphy

Xiang Zhang

Ragan Gennusa

Chris Navarro

Martin Grelle

Bill Nebeker

*New for 2021 Night of Artists

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SC H E D U LE OF EV E NTS AND H O US E KEEPI NG

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2021 NIGHT OF ARTISTS 20TH ANNIVERSARY PREVIEW EVENTS VIEW THE ART ONLINE Visit briscoemuseum.org/NOA to preview the 2021 Night of Artists works, meet the participating artists, and learn how to register to bid.

MARCH 13-27 I ONLINE ART AUCTION Beginning March 13, ticketholders and sponsors will have the first opportunity to bid on select works in the Online Art Auction. Prices are set by artists, and the artworks are available for bidding until the Online Art Auction closes March 27 at 10:00pm.

MARCH 16, 18, 23 I ONLINE COLLECTORS SUMMMIT The 2021 Night of Artists Collectors Summit brings together artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts to discuss trends in contemporary Western art. Join the conversation via Zoom on topics such as “How to Bid Online,” “Connecting Collectors with Museums,” and “Why Collect Western Art?” Participation is limited. Visit briscoemuseum.org to learn more.

MARCH 27 I IN-PERSON TICKETHOLDER PREVIEW Exclusively for ticketholders and sponsors, be the first to see the Night of Artists 20th Anniversary Exhibition Saturday, March 27 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE EXHIBITION, ONLINE ART AUCTION & GRAND LIVE AUCTION SATURDAY, MARCH 27 IN-PERSON

“HOME ON THE RANGE”

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Check-In Opens and Cocktails in the Exhibition

Exclusive Virtual Gallery Tour Link Sent Via Email

Online Art Auction Continues

Online Art Auction Continues Celebration Charcuterie Box

7:00pm Dinner

ALL PARTICIPANTS 7:30pm Livestream Begins Online Welcome, Artist Awards & Grand Live Auction “HOME ON THE RANGE”

IN-PERSON

8:30pm

8:30pm Live Music from Billy Mata & the Texas Tradition Begins

Livestream Continues from the Exhibition

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HOW TO BID ONLINE ART AUCTION AND GRAND LIVE AUCTION We are delighted that you have joined us and it is our privilege to assist you every step of the way. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Collectors Concierge, Shannon Segovia at ssegovia@briscoemuseum.org or call 210.299.4499. During the event, staff will be available throughout the museum to help create a smooth and easy purchasing experience. IN-PERSON (PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE IN-PERSON EVENT): For those wishing to bid in person at the Grand Live Auction or the Online Art Auction on Saturday, March 27, you must either purchase an event ticket, come as a sponsor or sponsor’s guest. You are encouraged to register in advance by downloading the mobile app because although you are attending in-person, you will still bid in the Online Art Auction from your smartphone or tablet. You will receive a bid paddle the Grand Live Auction bidding or you may continue to bid via your smartphone or tablet. MOBILE APP (SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS): Download the free Night of Artists mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to bid from your smartphone or tablet. Visit briscoemuseum.org/noa or search “Night of Artists” in your app store to download the app, leave bids in advance, set limits for your bids, or bid in real time, from your phone or tablet. ONLINE (LAPTOPS AND COMPUTERS): If you prefer using a laptop or desktop computer, visit briscoemuseum.org/noa to register and learn more information. We recommend real-time bidders confirm the streaming speed and robustness of the internet connection before bidding. ABSENTEE (FOR THOSE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE EITHER ONLINE OR IN-PERSON ON MARCH 27): To place an absentee bid, fill out and sign an ABSENTEE AND PHONE BID FORM that states the maximum amount you are willing to pay for an artwork (lot). Museum staff will then bid on your behalf during the Grand Live Auction. We consider your maximum bid to be a limit not an offer; and will bid only as high as needed to win the bid. An ABSENTEE AND PHONE BID FORM is included in the back of the catalog or you may download the form from the Night of Artists website: briscoemuseum.org/noa. TELEPHONE New this year, the museum offers phone bidding during the Grand Live Auction as a courtesy to registered bidders. If you prefer phone bidding, museum staff will call you during the live auction, a few lots in advance of your selected lots. The museum staff will communicate the live bidding to you over the phone and then place your requested bid in real-time. We are expecting a high volume of telephone bidding requests for a limited number of available lines. The museum will accept phone bids on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to bid by phone, please submit your ABSENTEE AND PHONE BID FORM in advance of March 25, 2021, at noon. The form is located in the back of the Night of Artists catalog or available online at briscoemuseum.org/noa. PLEASE NOTE • All bidders must register to participate in the Grand Live Auction and the Online Art Auction. • In-person, internet, absentee, and telephone bidders will be charged a 15% Buyer’s Premium on each lot purchased. Not included are additional fees for packing, shipping, and applicable sales tax. • All artwork is to remain on display for the entirety of the Night of Artists exhibition, concluding May 9. • To avoid shipping expenses, the buyer may arrange to pick up artwork directly from the museum. • The Briscoe Western Art Museum is not liable for any failure to execute any bids regardless of method.

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HOUSEKEEPING

COLLECTORS CONSIERGE SERVICE Our priority is providing you with an exceptional viewing, bidding, and buying experience during Night of Artists. We have reimagined this event as a hybrid of in-person and online events. Our dedicated Collectors Concierge is ready to help you every step of the way. Collectors Concierge | Shannon Segovia | 210.507.4863 | ssegovia@briscoemuseum.org ONLINE ART AUCTION In lieu of the “Luck of the Draw” Art Sale, Night of Artists presents the Online Art Auction. Competitive bidding begins Saturday, March 13 and is open to all ticketholders and sponsors. Starting prices are set by the artist, and bidding increments can be found on our website. The Online Art Auction will close Saturday, March 27 at 10:00pm. Winners will be notified through email. GRAND LIVE AUCTION The Grand Live Auction features 30 lots and will take place Saturday, March 27, beginning at 7:30pm CDT. The hybrid auction gives art collectors the opportunity to participate in-person or online from the comfort of their homes. All sponsors and ticketholders may bid on works as part of their ticket package. FIXED PRICE SALE Opening March 28, the Fixed Price Sale will feature works unsold during the Online Art Auction and the Grand Live Auction. Viewing and purchasing will be available through the museum website, in-person at the museum, or through the Collectors Concierge. ABSENTEE AND PHONE BIDDING Absentee ballots for the Online Art Auction and the Grand Live Auction may be accessed via the website or by contacting the Collectors Concierge. To participate in phone bidding, please contact the Collectors Concierge. VALET PARKING Complimentary valet parking will be available for all in-person sponsors and ticketholders Saturday, March 27 from 4:30 to 11:00pm. Please enter via the driveway off Market Street. HEALTH AND WELLNESS All in-person guests will be required to have their temperatures checked at the door and are required to wear facial coverings at all times when not seated at their table. We ask each guest to be mindful of social distancing throughout the evening and to frequently use the hand sanitizer stations. If you are feeling unwell, please protect your fellow art enthusiasts and join us online through our “Home on the Range” ticket option. 2021 RULES GRAND LIVE AUCTION SALE AND ONLINE AUCTION SALE Full rules for the sales are available starting on page 180.

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MARTIN GRELLE

SAM HOUSTON AWARD FOR PAINTING

MARTIN GRELLE Wolves in Blu e Oil on lin en 40 " x 36"

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PAUL MOORE

JAMES BOWIE AWARD FOR SCULPTURE

PAUL MOORE

T h e P ro ce ssion B ronze 52" x 3 5. 5 " x 13"

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BRENT COTTON

DAVID CROCKETT AWARD FOR ARTISTS’ CHOICE

BRENT COTTON

Search Par ty Oil on lin en 33” x 32 ”

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WILLIAM B. TRAVIS

AWARD FOR PATRONS’ CHOICE

BRENT COTTON

St r i ke While the Iron is Hot Oi l o n l i ne n 1 6" x 20"

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PAUL MOORE

BRISCOE MUSEUM PURCHASE AWARD

PAUL MOORE The Proces s ion Bron ze 52 " x 35 . 5 " x 13"

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LOT #1 BILLY SCHECK St u d y fo r Tony an d Shor ty Oil on canvas 14" x 18 " $5 ,0 0 0 – $7,0 0 0 1 0 0 % of s a l e w i l l g o to s u p p o r t t h e B ri s c o e We ster n Ar t Mu s eu m .

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LOT #2 NICHOLAS COLEMAN B uf fa l o Summe r Oi l o n l i ne n 1 6" x 20" $ 6,000–$8,000

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LOT #3 MARK MCKENNA Powder Keg Oil on p an el 24" x 36" $8,0 0 0 – $10,0 0 0

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LOT #4 GERALD BALCIAR Ra l l y i n the Re dbud B ronze 21 " x 3 4 " x 11" $ 4,500–$5 ,5 00

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LOT #5 TODD CONNOR S i e sta on the Brazos Oil on lin en 24" x 30 " $9,0 0 0 – $12 ,0 0 0

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LOT #6 RON UKRAINETZ Coura ge, Stre ng th, Wis d om Po l yc h romatic e ngravi n g on C l a y b ord 22" x 3 0" $ 5,000–$7,000

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LOT #7 CHAD POPPLETON B efo re the Bran din g Oil on p an el 2 2 " x 40 " $10,0 0 0 – $15 ,0 0 0

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LOT #8 LUKE FRAZIER G uad a l upe Romance Oi l o n board 3 0" x 4 8" $ 25,000–$35 ,000

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LOT #9 ABIGAIL GUTTING I D are You Oil on lin en 30 " x 24" $ 5,0 0 0 – $7,0 0 0

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LOT #10 JEREMY WINBORG Su nlit Re spite Oil on board 4 0" x 30" $ 2 0,000–$25 ,000

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LOT #11 KRISTII MELAINE Ts e m e h ot-o -T h e O n e I Love , C h eye n n e Oil on linen panel 44" x 2 2 " $ 1 3,0 0 0 – $ 1 8,0 0 0

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LOT #12 LOGAN MAXWELL HAGEGE Som ewhe re Fre e Oi l o n l i ne n 24" x 3 6" $ 3 0,000–$40,000

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LOT #13 C. MICHAEL DUDASH A Gra n d fa t her 's Gift O il on lin en 48 " x 36" $ 3 0,0 0 0 – $40,0 0 0

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LOT #14 KENNY MCKENNA Torni l l o Cre e k (Big Be n d ) Oi l o n l i ne n 24" x 24 " $ 8,000–$10,000

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LOT #15 KIM WIGGINS A l o n g the C his olm Trail Oil on canvas 30 " x 40 " $18,0 0 0 – $2 0,0 0 0

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LOT #16 Z.S. LIANG E nte ring Hosti l e C ountr y O il on line n 42" x 30" $25 ,000–$40,0 0 0

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LOT #17 WILLIAM HASKELL D es er t Majesty Acr ylic on p an el 16" x 2 0 " $7,0 0 0 – $9,0 0 0

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LOT #18 DON OELZE Stand i ng His Ground Oi l o n l i ne n 3 0" x 4 8" $ 20,000–$25 ,000

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LOT #19 MARY ROSS BUCHHOLZ Mother 's D ay C h a rc o a l a n d g rap hite on p ap er 22" x 27" $9,0 0 0 – $12 ,0 0 0

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LOT #20 GEORGE HALLMARK El Ranc ho Oi l o n l i ne n 24" x 3 6" $ 25,000–$35 ,000

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LOT #21 SUZANNE BAKER Su n an d Rain Acr ylic on canvas 24" x 30 " $4,5 0 0 – $6,0 0 0

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LOT #22 GREG BEECHAM Ra i l ro ad Enthu siast Oi l o n l i ne n 3 0" x 4 0" $ 25,000–$30,000

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LOT #23 GARY LYNN ROBERTS No r t hwe ster n Su cces s Oil on canvas 40 " x 32 " $ 1 9,00 0 – $2 2 ,0 0 0

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LOT #24 ECHO UKRAINETZ Wo l f Robe B at i k o n cotton 26" x 27.5" $ 4,000–$6,000

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LOT #25 BILLY SCHENCK A Ho rs e C alled Hu r r ican e Oil on canvas 22" x 28" $10,0 0 0 – $15 ,0 0 0

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LOT #26 JAN MAPES W hat a Time It Wa s Oi l on canvas 24 " x 18" $ 4,5 00–$6,000

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LOT #27 SHAWN CAMERON Welcom in g Rays O il on lin en board 18 " x 24" $4,5 0 0 – $6,0 0 0

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LOT #28 MICHAEL OME UNTIEDT Lone Star and the Swe et P rome n a d e Oi l o n c anvas 4 0" x 4 0" $ 20,000–$25 ,000

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LOT #29 RANDY VAN BEEK A p a c h e s Ret u r n to Big Ben d Oil on canvas 30 " x 40 " $9,0 0 0 – $12 ,0 0 0

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LOT #30 PAUL RHYMER Prickly Pair II Bronze 11" x 8" x 5 " $2,000–$4,000 Ge ne rou sly don a te d by the a r ti st 100% of sale w i l l go to s up p or t the Br i s c oe We ste rn A r t Mu s e u m .

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WILLIAM ALTHER T i m el ess Ways Oi l o n l i ne n ad he re d to g a tor b oa rd 25" x 4 6"

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SUZANNE BAKER Lon g D ay Ahead Acr ylic on canvas 24" x 30 "

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GERALD BALCIAR F i el d of Clove r B ronze 1 5 " x 1 7" x 7"

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TOM BROWNING Texas D r ive O i l o n l i n e n a dhered to board 16" x 34"

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MARY ROSS BUCHHOLZ N i bb l e Nibble Ch a rc o al and graphite 12" x 14"

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NANCY BUSH C h an gin g Pastu res O i l o n Belg ian lin en 36" x 40 "

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SHAWN CAMERON Horse back Le g e nd Oi l o n line n board 1 6" x 12"

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WILLIAM CARRINGTON

¡ P ro nto! B ro n ze o n Texa s c edar 2 2 " x 10 "

CAROLINE KORBELL CARRINGTON H i l l C o u ntr y Thistles Oil on canvas 48 " x 36"

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WILLIAM CARRRINGTON ¡Mas Rapido! B ronze on Texas Me sq ui te 1 6" x 1 4"

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CLIFF CAVIN B l u es in Sou th Texas Oil on canvas 30 " x 48 "

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BRUCE CHEEVER T h e Rai d Oi l o n l i ne n on pane l 24" x 3 0"

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TIM CHERRY Ra ve n's C aw Bron ze 2 2 " x 12 " x 6"

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MICHAEL COLEMAN Ring -ne cke d Phe a s a nt O il on line n 14" x 20"

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NICHOLAS COLEMAN V i s i to rs o n the Salt River Oil on lin en 30 " x 40 "

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TODD CONNOR Mama Be ar Oil on line n 36" x 24"

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BRENT COTTON Best Bu ds Oil on lin en 20" x 20"

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JOHN DEMOTT T h e P l a i ns Pe ople Oi l o n l i ne n pane l 1 6" x 20"

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MICK DOELLINGER H igher Grou n d Bron ze 24" x 24" x 13"

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MIKEL DONAHUE R i de t h e Hig h Lone som e Ac r y l i c on board 20" x 28"

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C. MICHAEL DUDASH Fres h Water Oil on lin en 40 " x 30 "

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BARRY EISENACH C o m anche Moon O i l o n B elgian line n on b oa rd 32" x 3 4 "

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TERESA ELLIOTT O w n Swe et T i m e Oil on linen 40 " x 3 0 "

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DEBORAH COPENHAVER FELLOWS Buckaroo Be l l Bronze 19" x 10. 25 "

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LUKE FRAZIER Gobblers Kn ob Oil on board 2 0 " x 32 "

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RAGAN GENNUSA V i c ente Oi l o n c anvas 1 2 " x 1 6"

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BRIAN GRIMM

B oys of the Sen dero Oil on board 17 " x 2 8 "

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ENRIQUE GUERRA T h e Ac equia Oi l o n l i ne n 1 2 " x 24 "

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ABIGAIL GUTTING S o m e Ju st C a n't Be Ridden Oil on lin en 40 " x 30 "

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GEORGE HALLMARK B ea ns a nd Cornbre ad Oi l o n l i ne n b oard 1 2 " x 1 6"

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SHERRY HARRINGTON Fo r M y Little On e Oil on p an el 2 0 " x 16"

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WILLIAM HASKELL L i fe P revails Ac r y l i c on pane l 1 0 " x 8"

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MATTHEW HILLIER Steppin g Ou t Oil on board 30 " x 30 "

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CHRIS HUNT Iron Whi te Ma n Charc oa l a n d p a ste l on p a pe r 20. 5 " x 1 5.5"

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ORELAND JOE, SR. V i s i to rs to t h e Re d Mo u nta i n Winter Lodges Acr ylic on canvas 16" x 30 "

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GREG KELSEY Tr yin ' to C ol l e c t a Buc k Bron ze 48" x 2 0 " x 1 1 "

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T. D. KELSEY Relaxed Inten s ity Bron ze 12 " x 11" x 8 "

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MARK KOHLER P ri d e of the Lie nzo Oi l o n Be lgian line n pa n e l 1 4 " x 1 1"

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JOE KRONENBERG S u n at H is Back Oil on board 40 " x 30 "

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Z.S. LIANG Crow Sc outs on the Ye l l owston e Oi l o n l i ne n 24" x 3 4 "

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MARK MAGGIORI R i d e rs of the Golden Sk y Oil on lin en 32 " x 32 "

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JAN MAPES Easi l y Spotte d Oi l o n c anvas 18" x 24 "

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BONNIE MARRIS On Alert O I l o n c a nva s 1 4" x 1 1 "

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WALTER MATIA Noon Q ua i l & C or n Bronze 42" x 2 6 " x 1 3"

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CURT MATTSON Ma n w i th a Plan Bron ze 2 8 " x 1 8. 5 " x 17 "

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KENNY MCKENNA Clou d Patte r n s ( Bi g Be n d ) Oil on line n 28" x 18"

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MARK MCKENNA The Su m m on er Oil on p an el 32 " x 48 "

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KRYSTII MELAINE B uc kski n Oi l o n l i ne n pane l 20" x 4 0"

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BRENDA MURPHY Aam e he 'e , A lways a Woma n Pencil and white pa ste l on p a pe r 20" x 15 "

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CHRIS NAVARRO B o rn a B u c ka roo B ro n ze 20" x 21" x 7"

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BILL NEBEKER Sunf ishin' Son of a G un Bronze 14" x 12" x 6"

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RALPH OBERG C o m i n g T h rou gh the Willows O i l o n m ou nted lin en 24" x 30 "

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DON OELZE Two Hou rs Gone Oi l o n l i ne n 3 6" x 4 0"

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CHAD POPPLETON B a n d of the Badlan ds Oil on p an el 2 0 " x 40 "

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HOWARD POST Af ter So r tin' Oi l o n c anvas 3 0" x 4 0"

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PAUL RHYMER War Eagle Bron ze 24" x 34" x 32 "

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JASON SCULL

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KELLY SINGLETON He re C om es Trou ble O i l o n l i n e n a d h e re d to g ator board 24" x 36"

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MIAN SITU T h e Meeting Place Oi l o n c anvas 1 4" x 20"

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ADAM SMITH The En cou nter Acr ylic on board 24" x 35 "

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EZRA TUCKER The Mail Must G et Through Acr ylic on b oa rd 30" x 20"

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ECHO UKRAINETZ Ute C owboy B a tik on cotton 2 1" x 16"

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RON UKRAINETZ T hre e Le g s Up Polychromatic en g ra vi n g on C l a y b ord 1 6" x 24"

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MICHAEL OME UNTIEDT Stu dy of Ne lson Stor y O il on line n 12" x 16 "

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RANDY VAN BEEK C o m a n c h e E m p i re , Q u a n ah Par ker Ban d Oil on canvas 24" x 24"

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KIM WIGGINS Trai l of Stardu st Oi l o n pane l 1 6" x 20"

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XIANG ZHANG Goin g Up Oil on lin en 40 " x 32 "

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WILLIAM ALTHER William (Bill) Alther’s work conveys his regard for the natural world. Alther grew up in West Texas, and his abiding respect and fondness for all forms of life have only increased with time. Armed with a degree in wildlife biology from Texas A&M University, he worked in the zoology department at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for thirteen years. Throughout his museum career, he was an active artist, drawing and painting from an early age. During his first ten years after he finished college, his artistic endeavors were focused on wood sculpture. In his early thirties, he jumped back into two-dimensional work, spending the next few years painting in his free time and further developing his abilities. In 2004, he began painting full-time. Alther participates in several prominent national shows each year and is represented by several established and respected galleries. His most recent notable honor came in 2018 he received the Red Smith Artist’s Choice Award at the Western Visions show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. He is a member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group, the Society of Animal Artists, and Oil Painters of America. His work is in the permanent collection of the Woodson Art Museum and many private collections. Alther lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Debbie.

SUZANNE BAKER The thirty years Suzanne Baker spent living and working with her husband and children on ranches in California and Nevada and as a horse packer and guide in the High Sierra of California laid the foundation of her knowledge of horses and ranch life. These experiences, along with her avid love of photography, drive her to document the many places, people, and situations of ranch life she has experienced. She grew up among ranchers, adventurers, and artists in the foothills outside Sequoia National Park in California. The community, her very talented mother, and numerous college art courses were big parts of her art education and love of art. Baker’s work has appeared in El Prado Galleries in Sedona, Arizona, Legacy Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming and Scottsdale, Arizona, and Sage Creek Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in publications such as Southwest Art, Art of the West, Rocky Mountain Rider, Range Magazine, Cowboys and Indians, Western Horseman, Western Traditions: Contemporary Artists of the American West by Michael Duty and Suzanne Deats, and Art of the American West by Caroline Linscott and Julie Christianen-Dull. She has participated in Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum and the first Cowgirl Up! at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona.

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GERALD BALCIAR Focusing on animals as subject matter, Gerald Balciar works in both bronze and stone. He prefers to portray the gentle side of nature in his sculptures. His repertoire of work ranges from small-scale creations to monumental installations. For reference, he works from his extensive library of wildlife material, which includes photos, magazine clippings, books, and numerous study casts and measurements. He also uses live models as an invaluable aid in his sculptures. Balciar is involved in the creative process of bronze-making from beginning to end. He works his original sculpture in wax or clay and then makes his own molds and sends a finished wax to the foundry. Once the bronze is cast at the foundry, he does the welding and metal chasing and then applies the patina and finishing touches. His largest bronze sculpture to date is a 20-foot bronze moose, Centennial, which was installed in Mooseheart, Illinois, to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of the Loyal Order of Moose in 1988. His largest marble carving is an 18-foot, 16,000-pound cougar, Canyon Princess, which was carved from a single piece of marble and is installed at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The marble is Colorado Yule marble that is quarried at 10,500 feet of altitude near Aspen, Colorado.

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GREG BEECHAM After a forty-two year career of painting wildlife art, Greg Beecham is no less passionate about learning and growing as an artist than he was on that first full-time day in 1978. Forced to ponder life and work as he lay in a hospital bed for three days in 2013, he asked himself, “Who am I? What am I trying to say as an artist, and how do I go about saying it?” He concluded that he must take the tools of his trade—color, value, texture, edges, drawing, and composition—and strive toward unity in the context of simplicity and beauty. Beecham considers this a journey. A few paintings have come close to matching his vision, and he is thankful to be a blessing to people with his work. But he presses on, hoping to one day match vision and reality. Beecham’s work is included in permanent collections of the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma; the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming; the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, St. Petersburg, Florida; the Briscoe Western Art Museum; and the Montana Historical Society, Helena. He is a six-time winner of the Prix de West Invitational Major General and Mrs. Don D. Pittman Wildlife Award at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, and he has received the Artist’s Choice and Collector’s Choice Awards at Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.


TOM BROWNING

MARY ROSS BUCHHOLZ

“I didn’t choose art as a career, it chose me,” Tom Browning often explains when he is asked why he decided to become an artist. Browning began drawing horses, wildlife, and Indians at age seven, and after five decades of painting and studying the work of Charlie Russell, James Reynolds, and Haddon Sundblom, he never tires of finding exciting ways to express this subject matter with the colorful and fluid brushwork that distinguishes his place in the Western art market.

For twenty-two years, art has been Mary Ross Buchholz's devotion. Coming from a pioneering ranching family, and currently living and ranching in rural West Texas, she offers a glimpse of her daily ranch life with the most primitive of mediums, charcoal and graphite. Buchholz strives to capture the authenticity of their way of life by gathering reference material from the ranch, and as a result, each piece she creates is a testament to her family's ranching traditions.

In 2009, he won the coveted Prix de West Invitational award for his painting Dawn of a New Day. Later that same year, he was elected into the esteemed group of Western artists, the Cowboy Artists of America.

Buchholz relishes creating the portrait, whether the subject is an animal or a person. She enjoys subtly rendering the details, the different textures, and the individual characteristics of her subjects. It has been said that her drawings seem timeless and impart a simplicity without distractions. She strives to captivate the viewer both up close and from a distance.

Browning is best known for his oil paintings portraying horse and cattle drives filled with a convincing sense of light and dust.

“The eyes are my favorite part of an animal. I feel like that’s where you’re able to see the life; as people say, the eye captures the soul of the horse. I want my pieces to not only look real, but feel real. I’m always mindful of the subject’s personality and hope each piece is portrayed with honesty and simplicity. I am blessed that what I enjoy drawing is right here, out my backdoor.” Buchholz is an award-winning artist who participates in many museum shows across the country. She is represented by InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas, and Montana Trails in Bozeman, Montana.

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NANCY BUSH Nancy Bush works in layers of paint, letting each layer dry between applications. This build-up of layers and glazes increases the light and luminosity of the painting, thus suggesting mood and moments of fleeting atmospheric dialogue. “I strive for my paintings to have a universal appeal and not just a particular region. I feel it is about human emotions in time and space represented by light, darkness, warmth, cool, wet, dry, etc. These elements should evoke a very human response of how one feels upon viewing my work. If they connect that way, then I feel my work is validated. “My paintings are a visual language with a message brought to life on canvas using my own personal emotions and experiences Hopefully, they convey more than just technical expertise; it must contain a part of my soul, spirit and personal reflection of my intention.” Bush’s work has been featured in numerous art publications, including Art of the West, Southwest Art, Cowboys and Indians, American Art Collector, American Artist, and Western Art Collector. Bush has participated in the Night of Artists Exhibition and Sale and other invitational shows across the country, including the National Cowboy & Heritage Museum’s Small Works, Great Wonders show in Oklahoma City, American Art Invitational Small Gems show in Denver, and Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis.

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SHAWN CAMERON From a young age, Shawn Cameron absorbed the talk of cattle and weather, the smell of horse sweat and leather, the sound of hooves before dawn, the weariness of long days, and the sense of life’s purpose. She continues to record and preserve ranch life as it unfolds with paint and canvas. God gave her a gift of observation, to capture the beauty of fleeting moments that the viewer relives. They provide a window into a world she reveres and values. Her subjects are real, and their stories are true. Cameron has been a professional artist for three decades. Her paintings have won numerous awards, and she has participated in major exhibitions and museum shows, but her primary goal remains to improve the quality of her work and share a life few have experienced. Her works have been shown in the Prix de West Invitational and Small Works, Great Wonders exhibitions and sales at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City; Cowgirl Up! at the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona; American Miniatures at Settlers West Gallery and Contemporary Western Art Show at the Mountain Oyster Club, both in Tucson, Arizona; The Russell at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana; and Masterworks of the West at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. McLarry Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represents her work. She and her husband Dean reside in central Arizona, where she maintains a studio near their home.


CAROLINE KORBELL CARRINGTON Caroline Korbell Carrington grew up in a family that cherishes and values the land and wildlife of Texas. She spent many of her formative years in the Texas Hill Country, where she began to create works of art. Over time, art became a passion that has led to her successful career as a landscape painter. "I am so privileged to be able to not only enjoy the outdoors and beautiful scenery found in the Southwest, but I also get to immerse myself in the images by capturing them on canvas." Caroline Korbell Carrington graduated from Texas Christian University in 1992 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting. She then spent time in New Mexico working alongside prominent landscape painters, including the late David Barbero. Over the years, she has experimented with many types of media, the basis of which is oil on canvas. She continues to paint landscape scenes from the Western United States with a focus on Texas. Caroline Korbell Carrington works alongside her husband, sculptor William Carrington, in their home studio. They have two children: a daughter McLean, who is attending Savannah College of Art and Design, and a son, Claiborne, who is attending the Winston School in San Antonio, Texas.

WILLIAM CARRINGTON William Carrington received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1989. He worked for several years as a production artist at Giles Design Studio in San Antonio, where he later did freelance production work for various studios. William Carrington then decided to make a career change and returned to school. He attended Trinity University, where he earned a master of arts in teaching degree. He went on to teach elementary education, primarily fourth and fifth grades, for thirteen years. He then taught elementary art at a private school in San Antonio for another three years. After much contemplation, and long conversations with his artist-wife Caroline Korbell Carrington, he decided to pursue sculpture full time. He currently is entering the tenth year in this endeavor and has realized that sculpting is what he was meant to do. William Carrington is an avid lifelong outdoorsman. Coming from a ranching family, he spent a great deal of time hunting and fishing. Over the years, he has gained in-depth knowledge of wildlife and wildlife behavior. In his work, he captures the gestural qualities of animals. William Carrington also spent years in the outdoors, cleaning and butchering game. He states, “By butchering game, one gains a keen knowledge of the animal’s physical characteristics and muscular structure.” He puts this knowledge into his work, striving to depict the animal’s movement from within. He currently works out of his studio at home in San Antonio, Texas.

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CLIFF CAVIN Cliff Cavin, a native of San Antonio, Texas, is a landscape artist who has been painting professionally for over forty years. His focus is the landscape of the American West, especially Texas and New Mexico. He has well over fifty professional exhibits to his credit, most recently a one-man show at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas, that included forty-five pieces. He has also participated in shows such as the Briscoe Western Art Museum's Night of Artists Exhibition and Sale, The Russell at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, the American Plains Artists Art Show, and the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. He has had exhibitions at the Nave Museum in Victoria, Texas, the Harlingen Public Library in Harlingen, Texas, and the Southwest School of Art and San Antonio Art League, both in San Antonio, Texas. His paintings have won numerous awards and have been collected both nationally and internationally in private and corporate collections, including Valero Oil, M. D. Anderson Hospital, Jefferson State Bank, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Cibolo Creek Ranch.

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BRUCE CHEEVER Interested in art as a child, Bruce Cheever embarked on a career as a fine artist after spending many years as an illustrator. It was during those years that he discovered his affinity for tonalism, luminism, and realism. Cheever’s atmospheric and bucolic landscapes are suggestive of the Renaissance era. His passion for the landscape is driven by his never-ending search for beauty. Cheever’s studio paintings are shaped by the inspiration he gathers from his travels. Whether painting a rural scene in the American West or a pastoral European landscape, he paints in a style with a uniqueness of its own. Born in 1958, this Utah artist credits his education at Brigham Young University and a professional career as an illustrator as prime training ground in both observation and discipline. Cheever has had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world to capture the beauty of the landscape in his paintings. His love of the Western American landscape, figurative work, and still life has been hallmarks of his success.


TIM CHERRY Tim Cherry started over twenty years ago on a path to discover his expression in art as it is related to his first love, wildlife. His work depicts wildlife through the simplest lines, shapes, and designs that he can create without losing representation, gesture, or attitude. He pushes the limits of anatomical accuracies to emphasize a stronger design. He finds himself interpreting representational shapes and pushing them to boundaries of near abstraction. He casts primarily in bronze, but he feels his simplest and sometimes strongest designs are achieved when he is sculpting in high-polish stainless steel and carving stone. His lines and shapes are kept to a minimum to draw in the viewer, causing him or her to become more involved in interpreting his work. He finds this connection very inspiring. Cherry has exhibited his artwork in nationally known galleries and exhibitions across the United States and Canada, winning many prestigious awards. The University of Virginia’s Children’s Hospital Battle Building Park will soon be adding Cherry’s bronze monument Rabbit Reach. His Whole Hog and Bear Ball are installed at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. River Mates is in the permanent collection at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming, and Roundbottomus Hippopotamus is installed in the Little Rock Children’s Park.

MICHAEL COLEMAN Michael Coleman was born and raised in Provo, Utah, and spent his boyhood hunting, fishing, and trapping throughout the Rocky Mountains, often taking a sketchbook with him. His paintings are rich in detail and muted in tone, true to the remote landscapes he chooses to illustrate. He renders the Indian encampments, wildlife, and hunting subjects in these magnificent areas to give the viewer a sense of gazing on the past. Michael Coleman quickly became a prominent Southwestern artist when in 1978, at the age of 32, he was given his first retrospective at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. He exhibited at the National Academy of Western Art and Kennedy Galleries in New York. In 1999, he won the Prix de West Invitational Award at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame for his bronze moose, September, which has since been added to the museum’s permanent collection. His artwork can be found at the Legacy Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona; Owings Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and J. N. Bartfields Gallery in New York. A book about his work, Under Eagles’ Wings: The Art of Michael Coleman, was published in 2009.

Cherry was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and raised in Nelson and Prince George, British Columbia. He now lives in Branson, Missouri, with his wife, Linda, and daughter, Amber.

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NICHOLAS COLEMAN Nicholas Coleman was born in Provo, Utah, in 1978. Brought up in an artistic home, he has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember. He has found much of his inspiration in his travels across North America, Canada, Europe, and Africa. Hunting and fishing along the way, he has often explored hidden streams and valleys looking for signs of wildlife. He gained an appreciation for the subtle details hidden in plain sight. He wants to “preserve the heritage of the American West.” Nicholas Coleman uses a traditional academic approach in his painting. Never formally trained, he looks to the masters of old to inspire and guide his career. His work definitely has a feel of realism as he strives to make each painting better than the next. A certain amount of spontaneity and a slightly impressionistic feel to his paintings let the viewer participate in the work. Nicholas Coleman endeavors to create a connection between his paintings and the observer by invoking a mood that the viewer can walk into. He says, “The work I am striving to produce is a kind of preservation. The West has always fascinated me. So many stories to tell!”

TODD CONNOR A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Todd Connor has lived and painted in Montana for most of his professional career. His love of the outdoors grew from a childhood spent camping, hunting, and fishing. At the age of twelve, he started painting in pastels and oils. His subject matter ranged from landscapes to fish, wildlife, and Western themes. After high school, Connor joined the Navy, serving as a Navy SEAL in Coronado, California, and overseas. After his discharge, he traveled the country, visiting historical sites and national parks, where his love of history and the outdoors came together with his desire to pick up the paintbrush once again. Connor received a bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration from the acclaimed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, in 1997. After graduation, he worked as a colorboard painter for the Universal Studios Japan theme park project. In 1999, Connor moved to Montana, painting full time, where he has met with much success. A near sell-out show of his classic Western and pioneer era paintings in Bozeman, Montana in 2000 set his career in motion, and he has never looked back. Connor’s classic Western paintings are featured annually in The Russell at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, where he is a member of the prestigious Russell Skull Society of Artists. His work has a prominent place in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, and in many private collections.

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BRENT COTTON Brent Cotton is an award-winning, nationally recognized artist who lives in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana. He prefers to paint in the tonalist/luminist style made popular in the late 1800s, seeking to create works that are mood-evoking and have a timeless quality. His work can be found in many private and corporate collections throughout the country. An avid outdoorsman, Cotton can often be found standing in one of the local rivers with a fly rod in his hand or at the oars of his drift boat. The close proximity to some amazing blue-ribbon trout streams is one of the many reasons he and his family make their home in the Bitterroot Valley. This passion has led Cotton to focus on sporting art, particularly fly-fishing as a common theme in his work. He is the recipient of the 2020 Night of Artists Artists’ and Patron's Choice Awards, 2018 Prix de West Invitational Wilson Hurley Award for best landscape at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, and the 2019 Quest for the West Victor Higgins Award for the best body of work at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. He is represented by Trailside Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Huey’s Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, Oregon; and Samarah Fine Art, Whitefish, Montana.

JOHN DEMOTT To experience a John DeMott painting is to truly experience part of the great American frontier. An outdoorsman and storyteller of the American West, DeMott transcends the cliché of the Western artist. Raised on Southern California horse ranches, he has worked and lived the life of his artistic subjects and can speak the language of his experience. DeMott’s art involves countless hours of research. Through his study of tools, wardrobe, accoutrements, and history, he is able to capture detail and authenticity in his paintings. Whether it is the Plains Indians, a trapper, cowboys, a grizzly bear in the wilderness, or simply the beautiful Southwestern landscape, DeMott can make the viewer keenly aware of time and place. “As a storyteller of the American frontier, Western art has been an important part of my life, and I am proud to be involved in the preservation of our great heritage,” he says. His work has been published in Art of the West, Art-Talk, Southwest Art, Sporting Classics, and U.S. Civil War Art. He lives with his wife Cindy and their family on their horse ranch in Loveland, Colorado.

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MICK DOELLINGER Mick Doellinger strives to capture “the essence” of the animals he sculpts and hopes viewers will connect with the sculpture, noticing the subtle nuances of the shape, motion, or character in each piece. Doellinger believes his time in the field studying the subjects and the environments they occupy is critical to his creative process. He has spent his entire life working with and around animals. This lifelong accumulation of hands-on knowledge has given him unique insights into the anatomy, movements, and behavior of his subjects. “For me, it’s less about creating a perfect replica of the animal, and more about sculpting a narrative or moment in time.” From his first terracotta sculpture in 1967 of an Aboriginal man, to bronzes of kangaroos, longhorn steers, European red stags, Alaskan moose, and African rhinos, Doellinger continues to be inspired by new possibilities and feels his best years are still ahead. “My earlier work was much more literal, but over time I’ve preferred to not ‘overwork’ the clay,” he explains. “With this looser style, collectors will continue to notice something they hadn’t seen before, even if it’s just a partial fingerprint or smudge. These slight ‘imperfections’ are a reminder of the hands-on sculpting process, kept frozen in the finished bronze.”

MIKEL DONAHUE A multiple award-winning member of the Cowboy Artists of America, Mikel Donahue is best known for his impeccable depictions of cowboy life. His drawings and paintings portray ranchers and their livestock during the day-to-day ritual of sunup to sundown work. Donahue learned about ranch life from his paternal grandfather, who raised cattle in north-central Oklahoma. Donahue's maternal grandfather exposed him to Western art at an early age with memorable trips to Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. Donahue has exhibited at Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum; Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis; Prix de West Invitational at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City; the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming; and the Miniature Masterpiece Art Show and Sale at the Phippen Museum in Prescott, Arizona. His work has been featured in Art of the West, Southwest Art, American Cowboy, American Art Collector, Western Horseman, and The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal. He has won numerous gold and silver medals from the Cowboy Artists of America and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center’s Premier Platinum Award and William E. Weiss Purchase Award in 2010 and the Artists’ Choice Award in 2009. His work is represented by Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming, and Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.

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C. MICHAEL DUDASH Michael Dudash was born in 1952 in Mankato, Minnesota. He eventually settled in the Green Mountains of Vermont, where he began his full-time career as an artist in 1977. Trained in the fine arts, Dudash began a career in classic illustration that won him a prestigious and national reputation. In 2002, after illustrating for twenty-five years, he left illustration work behind and became a full-time painter in the fine art world. Eventually moving West, Dudash has earned a place in several museum shows, national auctions, and well-known galleries. Dudash’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, American Artist Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, and Step By Step Graphics. Hundreds of collectors and corporations have his paintings in their permanent collections, as do the Booth Western Art Museum and the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was selected by the C. M. Russell Museum to become a member of the Russell Skull Society of Artists in 2014. A true highlight in Dudash’s career was the invitation to become a member of Cowboy Artists of America in 2016.

BARRY EISENACH Barry Eisenach began drawing at an early age, and after twenty-three years as an illustrator and graphic designer, he followed his lifelong desire to paint and sculpt. Having grown up in the West, he was naturally drawn to portraying the lives and history of the indigenous peoples and explorers of this region. Eisenach feels it is a privilege to stand on the shoulders of the Western artists who have come before him. He strives to make each new piece a little better than the previous one. He was elected to membership in the Northwest Rendezvous Group in 2003, is a fellow of the National Sculpture Society, and has been honored with several awards from each group. Eisenach’s work is included in numerous public, private, and museum collections.

Dudash lives with his wife Valerie and currently works out of his home and studio in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area.

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TERESA ELLIOTT Teresa Elliott is an award-winning artist living and working in Texas. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Kansas and has received numerous awards from organizations such as the Briscoe Western Art Museum; the Portrait Society of America, Tallahassee, Florida; the Art Renewal Center, Port Reading, New Jersey; and the Coors Western Art Show at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. She has exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; MEAM European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain; the Salmagundi Club in New York City; and the Beijing World Art Museum in China. Collectors include Nolan Ryan, the Bass family, and the National Western Stock Show. Her West Texas studio in the hills sits on a bed of ancient lava rock overlooking a vast old ranch. The wandering javelina herds, deer, and turkey are frequent visitors, reminding her of John Muir’s observation: “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it connected to the rest of the world.”

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DEBORAH COPENHAVER FELLOWS Deborah Fellows received her bachelor of fine arts degree from Fort Wright College of the Holy Names after having studied in Italy. In the postVietnam era, she won competitions to create the Inland Northwest Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Montana State Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Washington State Korean War Memorial. At the same time, she created monuments for Boy Scouts of America, Bing Crosby, Adolf Coors, James Irvine, and Henry Kaiser. In 2015, the state of Arizona commissioned her to create a monument of Barry Goldwater for Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. In 2017, she completed a monument of Jim Bowie for San Antonio, Texas. In 2008, the National Sculpture Society elected Fellows a lifetime member. Her art has won numerous Best of Show awards at major art shows. In 2009, she was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth Texas, an honor reflecting her past of being raised on a ranch and sculpting the Western world she knows and loves. Galleries representing Fellows’ work include Trailside Americana Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming; Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson, Arizona; Big Horn Gallery in Cody, Wyoming, and Tubac, Arizona; Wind River Gallery in Aspen, Colorado; and Broadmoor Gallery in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


LUKE FRAZIER Luke Frazier grew up in a large family of brothers who loved hunting and fishing in the mountains of northern Utah. His early forays into nature instilled a kinship with the wildlife and a passion for the outdoors. As a child, he spent hours scribbling, sketching, and sculpting wildlife. Later, his formal art training took place at Utah State University, where he earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and a master of fine arts degree in illustration. Every year, Frazier travels from Alaska to Africa, painting and photographing wildlife in their natural environments. “I’m always excited for a new adventure, seeking new country and searching for animals in their prime—hoping to capture the nuances of the outdoor and sporting life and the overall emotional power of a scene.” His passion for the outdoors, fly-fishing, and hunting is apparent in his work. His work has been exhibited in Africa, New Zealand, and throughout the United States in one-man shows and major art exhibitions hosted by museums such as the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming; the Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles; the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City; the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma; and the C. M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana.

RAGAN GENNUSA Ragan Gennusa lives in the Texas Hill Country near Dripping Springs. A wildlife and Western painter, he has worked by commission for several years, and his paintings hang in private and corporate collections nationwide. Gennusa is well-known for his Texas longhorn paintings, some of which have been special projects for the University of Texas. Others adorn private and corporate collections, including the King Ranch, the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, and the permanent collection of the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Because of the longhorn’s historical contribution, especially to the state of Texas, Ragan has chosen to honor this incredible animal in much of his work. The Texas State Legislature selected Gennusa as the Texas State Artist in 1985–1986. In 2005, he was the recipient of the Star of Texas Award from the Gillespie County Historical Society. The next year, he received the Ben Sheppard, Jr., Award from the Texas Historical Foundation for his outstanding achievement in historic preservation. He won the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Purchase Award in 2016.

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MARTIN GRELLE Born and raised in Clifton, Texas, Martin Grelle lives with his wife Joyce on a ranch a few miles from town. His studio sits in the Meridian Creek Valley, surrounded by the hills of Bosque County, just a short distance from his home. Grelle began painting when he was young. Mentored by James Boren, Grelle had his first one-man show at a local gallery within a year of graduating from high school. In the years since, he has had over thirty one-man exhibitions. Grelle was invited into membership with the Cowboy Artists of America in 1995. He participated in the first Prix de West Invitational at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and since has won both the Prix de West Invitational Purchase Award and the Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyers’ Choice Award twice. He has won the Cowboy Artists’ Buyers’ Choice Award multiple times, as well as the Silver Award for Water Solubles, Silver Award for Oil, and Gold Award for Drawing. He was awarded the Legacy Award by the Briscoe Western Art Museum, the Spirit of the West Award by the San Dimas Festival of Arts, and the 2020 Booth Museum’s Artist of Excellence Award. Grelle has been featured in Art of the West, Western Art Collector Magazines, Southwest Art, Western Art & Architecture, and True West’s 2011 Best of the West Source Book.

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BRIAN GRIMM Brian Grimm paints from the heart of a true outdoorsman. He translates his experiences in nature using oil on board to provide a firm surface. The natural impression of a wildlife scene is his goal. His sensitive uses of light, color, texture, and painterly brushwork are hallmarks that resonate with his collectors. Grimm makes frequent trips to study, photograph, and sketch the animals he paints. Plein air landscape studies are crucial to the honesty and air of his work. Born and raised in central Texas, Grimm had a pencil and brush in his hand at an early age. A fortuitous introduction at age sixteen to artist Ken Carlson led to a mentorship that had a profound influence on his choice of subjects. He earned a commercial art degree from Austin Community College in 1992 and worked for seven years as a graphic designer in Austin before turning to his true calling as a fine art painter of wildlife. Grimm is represented by InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas, and Legacy Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona. He has been featured in Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Art & Architecture, and Western Art Collector magazines. Grimm participates in shows at galleries and museums across the country. In 2011, he was honored to exhibit in Wild West: Beauty and the Beast at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York, alongside the works of Ken Carlson and Carl Rungius.


ENRIQUE GUERRA After graduating from Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, Enrique Guerra studied with Robert Lougheed and Tom Lovell in New Mexico. Lougheed is the artist Guerra admires most because of his ability to transform an insignificant subject into a truly brilliant work of art. Guerra works in both oil and bronze. Most of his paintings depict the vast desert and brushlands of northern Mexico and south Texas. He enjoys painting street scenes in semiabandoned towns or capturing images of farmers with their livestock as they till their land. Because he has spent the greater part of his life in these very surroundings, this is the subject matter that continues to captivate and shape his work. Guerra lives on his family’s cattle ranch near McAllen, Texas. His work is featured annually at the Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. In 2016, Guerra installed a life-size sculpture titled The Vaquero in the Briscoe’s sculpture garden. The commissioned work depicts an early Spanish settler driving two longhorn cows that are yoked together with a rope. Guerra’s research revealed the specific way in which ropes with wooden bobbins were used to secure wild cattle as they were driven to a new destination. The cattle were further deterred from escape by braiding their tails together, as depicted in this early Texas ranch scene. Guerra is currently working on another commission of a Texas hero.

ABIGAIL GUTTING Abigail Gutting portrays the culture and wildlife of the American West in her paintings. Her early training began as a young child when her artist mother, Susan Gutting, trained at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and allowed Abi to work alongside her in the studio. She has also studied via workshop instruction throughout the Western United States, including several at the Scottsdale Artist School in Arizona. Her work has been featured in Southwest Art, Western Art and Architecture, Art of the West, Western Art Collector, and Fine Art Connoisseur. Her love of animals and the American West was fostered by her time spent working with her veterinarian father through her teens and into her early twenties. The memories from those experiences are rich and contribute to her vision for her art. She looks forward to a lifetime of growth and opportunity as an artist. Gutting currently lives in the beautiful mountains of Northern Idaho. Her work is represented by Coeur d'Alene Galleries, McLarry Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Bozeman Trail Gallery in Sheridan, Wyoming.

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LOGAN MAXWELL HAGEGE Logan Maxwell Hagege is a Los Angeles-based contemporary artist with modern visions of the West. He was trained at an academy in Southern California where students refined their skills by drawing and painting live models every day for years. Hagege’s mature style, which he terms “stylized realism,” has made him a master of geometric design, where angles and edges are softened by the curve of billowing clouds. His visions of the American Southwest are fed by a heady mix of nature and imagination. Hagege travels extensively to cultivate inspiration and deepen his relationship with his subjects and with the culture of the land. He produces field studies on location near a home in remote northern Arizona where the landscape—in the form of red cliffs, towering clouds and cerulean sky—are among his guides. Those works inform the pieces he later creates in his studio in Southern California. Hagege’s works are part of the permanent collections of the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles; the Briscoe Western Art Museum; Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia; the Cal Poly Pomona University Collection in Pomona, California; the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, Florida; the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City; and the Scottsdale Museum of the West in Arizona.

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GEORGE HALLMARK George Hallmark’s creative career has spanned nearly five decades as he progressed from draftsman, to commercial artist, to renowned oil painter. His subject matter is primarily architectural, focusing on structures most often found in Mexico or along the California coast. Known for his precise architectural realism, he gives each of his compositions of missions, churches, cantinas, and other structures an infusion of layers of light and elements of the natural world. His brushstrokes deftly capture the quiet moments of everyday life, offering a glimpse into exquisitely calm settings and beautiful surroundings. His notable awards include the 2019 Haley Memorial Library Retrospective and Sale; the 2019 Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award and 2010 Artist of Distinction Award at Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis; the 2017 Frederic Remington Painting Award at the Prix de West Invitational at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City; the 2011 Silver Medal for Oil Painting at The West at the Phoenix Art Museum; and the 2010 Western Art and Architecture Publishers’ Award at the Masters of the American West at the Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles. In 2011, the Eiteljorg Museum organized the exhibition Sol y Sombra: The Paintings of George Hallmark. In 2010, Hallmark’s work was featured in the book Texas Traditions.


SHERRY HARRINGTON Sherry Harrington, a native Texan living in Central Texas, specializes in oil paintings of Native American women and children. Harrington travels each year to pose her models in their traditional clothing. She has been visiting families on the Navajo Nation reservation and the Plains Native Americans in other Western states for the past twenty years. Collecting traditional clothing and accessories and spending time with these families have brought her very special friendships. Painting children who have grown up, attending some of their weddings, and meeting their own children has been humbling. Rendering the striking features of the different Native peoples and learning more about their history and culture have long been her passions. Harrington also very much enjoys the calls for commissioned portraits of government and corporate officials. Her paintings have been chosen for cover art and featured in several children’s books, including Native American Foods of the North American Indian, Native American Tribes, and Life in a Plains Camp. Harrington has been featured in other articles in national art magazines, including Art of the West, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, and Cowboys and Indians. Harrington is represented by Big Horn Galleries in Cody, Wyoming, and Tubac, Arizona.

WILLIAM HASKELL William Haskell aims to create something that is uniquely his own. His work is based on the natural abstraction he sees around him as well as places he has experienced and the emotions he has felt. He also wants his paintings to reflect the vibrant colors and the energy of the West. They are both fiction and reality. He blends the angles of cubism and modernism with the sensuous flowing forms of regionalism and surrealism to form a cohesive painting that gives viewers their own experiences and stories. His work consists of many symbolic elements such as the monsoon rains that he views as optimism or tornados that represent the changes that occur every day in our lives. His small houses not only represent our human footprints, but also are contrasted with the power and grandeur of nature. Haskell wants the viewer to enjoy the energetic movement of each painting.

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MATTHEW HILLIER Matthew Hillier was born and brought up on the southern coast of England. After attending art college in Wales, where he studied wildlife illustration, he spent many years as an illustrator of books and magazines before becoming an artist. He moved to the United States in 2000 and settled on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where he lives with his wife, artist Julia Noffsinger Rogers, and their family. He is a multi-award–winning artist in both America and Great Britain, and is best known for his marine and wildlife paintings. He also loves to teach and regularly leads workshops around the country. He has just been named the featured artist at this year’s Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland. He is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists and the Society of Animal Artists. Hillier travels widely in search of subjects to paint. He has spent time in Southeast Asia as well as Africa. He paints in oils.

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CHRIS HUNT Chris Hunt was born in Texas and raised next to the Brazos River in a small farming and ranching community by a single father who encouraged him to chase his dreams and experience the world around him. Like many young artists, when he had a pencil in hand, he was constantly drawing anything that caught his eye, but he also raced dirt and BMX bikes, played baseball, fished, hunted, and chased any other Tom Sawyer-like adventures he could dream up. After the Iraq invasion in 2003, Hunt felt the call to serve his country as his father had, so he joined the United States Air Force. While on leave, he found himself on the streets of Paris and eventually in the halls of the Louvre. The paintings and sculptures there were so aweinspiring that the artistic bug bit Hunt again. Upon returning home, Hunt quickly transposed the inspiration he found in Europe into Western art, finding his true voice in sculpture. His realistic portrayals of the West’s past and present figures are sought after by collectors, corporations, TV personalities, and even heads of state. He has also won several Best of Show, People’s Choice, and Best Sculpture awards at shows and museums. He has been featured in Cowboys & Indians, Western Art Collector, and NSide Texas Magazine.


ORELAND JOE, SR. Oreland Joe, Sr., was born into a creative and talented family. The son of a silversmith and painter and a musical mother, he learned to appreciate the rich diversity of his culture. As a young person, he found his passion for the arts and credits his high school art instructor with teaching him the fundamentals of creativity. Early in life, he was fortunate enough to travel abroad to France with a Native American dance group. The art culture there intrigued him, and he wanted to study more of the medium of stone sculpture, so he traveled to Italy. Studying the works of master sculpture Antonio Canova, he learned carving techniques and styles that left a lasting impression on him and continue to influence his work in stone. Joe is an accomplished sculptor and oil painter. His awards and honors are numerous: gold and silver medals at the annual Cowboy Artists of America show, a retrospective at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence, and awards from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, and the Masters of the American West exhibition and sale at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles. Born of the Navajo and Southern Ute, Joe continues to embrace and reflect the beauty and traditions of his native heritage in his work. He is represented by InSight Gallery in Fredricksburg, Texas; Claggett/Rey Gallery in Vail, Colorado; and Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

GREG KELSEY A self-taught artist, Greg Kelsey was raised in both Texas and Oklahoma. He currently resides in Ignacio, Colorado. Kelsey is a member of the National Sculpture Society and C.M. Russell Museum’s Skull Society of Artists. An honest look at Kelsey’s sculpture reveals his intensity for both form and subject. No matter what is being portrayed, he believes that form is the most significant thing about a sculpture. Melding sculptural form with the powerful visions of Western history and modern-day cowboy living inspires Kelsey. He feels strongly that the story of Western life is worth telling in an authentic way. Kelsey has been honored with numerous awards, including the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Night of Artists 2015 Purchase Award, 2015 Committee’s Choice Award, and the 2012 Committee’s Choice Award; the Eiteljorg Museum's Quest for the West 2016 and 2015 Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture and 2011 Purchase Award; and the C. M. Russell Museum Art Auction's 2007 People’s Choice Award. Museums that have Kelsey’s work in their permanent collections include the Briscoe Western Art Museum; the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis; and the C. M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana. Kelsey is currently represented by the Legacy Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming, Bozeman, Montana, and Scottsdale, Arizona; Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona; and Sorrel Sky Gallery in Durango, Colorado, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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T. D. KELSEY T. D. Kelsey grew up on a ranch near Bozeman, Montana. He rodeoed for many years in rough stock events and team roping and then trained and showed cutting horses for several years. He worked as a commercial pilot for United Airlines until 1979, when he resigned to devote himself to his art full time. Kelsey is an emeritus member of the Cowboy Artists of America and a fellow member of the National Sculpture Society. He was honored with a rendezvous show at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he has work on permanent display, and a one-man show at the 21 Club in New York. In 2019, Kelsey was invited to show at Master Works of the West at the Calgary Stampede, which celebrated the one-hundredth anniversary of Charlie Russell’s exhibition there. Kelsey’s work is included in collections worldwide. His sculptures, including several monumental pieces, are on permanent display at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Champions Museum, the C. M. Russell Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Owensboro Museum, the Saint Louis Zoo, the Gilcrease Museum, the Old Town Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma, the Briscoe Western Art Museum, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, two museums in Spain, and private companies and public facilities.

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MARK KOHLER Mark Kohler has spent twenty-five years chronicling the American West. His work is in private and corporate collections across the nation and around the world. He has won awards from the Cowboy Artists of America and the Phippen Museum of Western Art, and has been featured in Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Art of the West, Western Horseman, and Art & Architecture. He has self-published two coffee-table books, Mark Kohler: Working Cowboys and Mark Kohler: Going West. His work has also been used to illustrate a cowboy cookbook titled Cow Country Cooking by Kathy McCraine, which won the Will Rogers 2011 Medallion Award for best cookbook. Most recently, Kohler's work was featured in Horses in the American West, a book published by Texas A&M University Press and authored by Dr. Heidi Brady and Dr. Scott White. Kohler has a growing clientele seeking his commissioned work. He is gaining a reputation for creating timeless family memories through his classic portraits. He continues to grow in his passion for creating art that touches the human soul and spirit.


JOE KRONENBERG Growing up in the Pacific Northwest with its beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife, Joe Kronenberg was exposed to a historic past that included accounts of Native Americans, pioneers, mountain men, and trappers, all of which shaped his love of the subjects he paints. Traveling to historic sites, national parks, and the mountains of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming each year, he studies and gathers photos and information about the animals and scenery portrayed in his work. Kronenberg was the 2009 recipient of the C. M. Russell Museum Art Auction Ralph “Tuffy” Berg Award, which is given to the most promising up-and-coming artist. In 2017, he was inducted into the museum’s Russell Skull Society of Artists. In 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2016, seven of his paintings were finalists in the prestigious Art Renewal Center’s International Salon. He is also a four-time recipient of the People’s Choice Award at the Coeur d’Alene Galleries Miniatures by the Lake show, and his work was chosen Best of Show at the 2015 Western Masters auction in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was a featured artist in the book Best of American Oil Painters 2011 and has been featured in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Western Art Collector, Art of the West, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Northwest Sportsman, and California Sportsman. His work can be found in numerous private, corporate, and public collections throughout North America and is represented in galleries in Jackson, Wyoming, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Red Lodge, Montana, and Whitefish, Montana.

Z. S. LIANG Z. S. Liang was born in China in 1953. He studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and later furthered his art studies in the United States. He earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in painting at Massachusetts College of Arts in 1986 and his master of fine arts degree in painting at Boston University in 1989. Liang experienced his first great inspiration in this country when he studied and painted the Wampanoag Indian culture at the Outdoor Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He began to focus primarily on painting Native Americans and their traditional ways of life. Liang’s passion for the Indians, coupled with his emphasis on historical accuracy, adds strength and truth to his portrayals. Among the many awards Liang has received are the 2011 Masters of the American West Purchase Award and the 2009 David P. Usher Patrons’ Choice Award at the Autry Museum’s Masters of the American West; the 2005 President’s Award for Excellence from the Oil Painters of America; and the Best of Show Award and People’s Choice Award from the American Society of Portrait Artists in 1998. Liang’s works are in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery-Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles; the Briscoe Western Art Museum; Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the West Point Museum of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. His work is represented by Trailside Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona.

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MARK MAGGIORI Mark Maggiori’s first views of America were framed by the front windshield of a car on the way from New York to San Francisco. Maggiori made that month-long trip when he was only fifteen years old and on vacation far from his home in France, but its impact rippled throughout his life and set into motion his great fascination with the West. Years later, he enrolled at the famous Académie Julian in Paris. After his formal training, Maggiori formed a successful band that brought him many opportunities in Europe, including ventures into other artistic disciplines such as animation, photography, and filmmaking. Maggiori was lured back to the United States by his muse, creative equal, and wife, Petecia Lefawnhawk. They journeyed through the West, and at the age of thirty-six, he decided to paint Western art. In the space of just a few years, Maggiori has become one of the premier Western artists. His work brought many new opportunities, including important solo and group shows and a significant showing at Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, where he won the Sam Houston Award for Best Painting in 2017 and the William B. Travis Award for Patron’s Choice in 2016. Other awards include the Don B. Huntley Spirit of the West Award at the Masters of the American West at the Autry Museum of the American West in 2019 and 2018.

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JAN MAPES The roots of Jan Mapes’ professional art career extend deep into her childhood, when her family’s love for the outdoors nurtured curiosity and creativity. Her mother taught her to savor the world and love its creatures. Together, they got dirt under their nails, climbed trees, caught fireflies in a jar, and fully enjoyed all the wonder of the changing seasons. Her grandfather introduced her to the life of a southern cowman, filling her mind and heart until a craving for horses, cattle, and cowboys became as strong as one for sweets. When Mapes moved to Colorado, she discovered that horses were everywhere, just as she had imagined. The West took up residence inside her. Its shapes, colors, and movements lured her and fed her growing curiosity. Although art and science often occupy two opposite ends of a spectrum, this powerful combination continues to fuel Mapes’ passion for nature and the wonder of the fabric of creation. As she sought to render the wonder around her through art, Mapes realized that an object does not stand alone, but is defined by its context. Each element in creation or any work of art is dependent on the rest. Her goal is to weave these components together in each painting and sculpture, resulting in a pleasant visual experience much like a great meal or a beautiful symphony.


BONNIE MARRIS While a student at Michigan State University, Bonnie Marris illustrated several books, including a mammalogy text by a leading expert in the field. The book attracted the attention of noted zoologist George Schaller, who invited Marris to prepare the art for posters to support his worldwide rare-animal relief programs. Beyond academic training and emotional involvement lies that element for which there is no substitute: experience. Marris makes several field trips each year to study the animals that are her subjects. This close proximity with the animals gives her the confidence to paint them with total realism in their natural surroundings. Marris’ work is highly sought after and can be found in many major collections throughout the country. At the Coeur d’Alene Art Auction in Reno, Nevada, she won the Patrons’ Choice Award in 2010 and the People’s Choice Award in 2011. At the Masters of the American West at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, she won the 2012 Patrons’ Choice Award for Social Viewpoints; the Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award, Sponsored by Carl and Rosella Thorne; the Ross and Billie McKnight Artists’ Choice Award, in Honor of John J. Geraghty; the Marjorie and Frank Sands Patrons’ Choice Award in 2014 for Ice Princess; and the Patrons’ Choice Award for her painting Trouble in 2016. She and her husband, Woody, live on a farm in Ada, Michigan, with two dogs and three horses. Bonnie Marris is represented by Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Trailside Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona.

WALTER MATIA Walter Matia was educated at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he earned degrees in biology and art design. He obtained much of his training during a long apprenticeship in the exhibits department of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Matia worked for eleven years for the Nature Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered species and unique habitats. He began casting bronze sculptures in 1980. He is a National Sculpture Society Fellow; Society of Animal Artists Master Signature Member; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Master Wildlife Artist; and Gilcrease Museum Hall of Fame Honoree. He has received the National Sculpture Society’s gold, silver, and bronze medals; Society of Animal Artists Leo J. Meiselman Award and Award of Excellence; Prix de West Invitational’s James Earle Fraser Award and Major General and Don D. Pittman Wildlife Award; Masters of the American West’s Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation Award and James R. Parks Trustee Purchase Award; and the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Red Smith Award. Matia’s sculptures are in the collections of the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin; Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming; Briscoe Western Art Museum; Benson Sculpture Gardens, Loveland, Colorado; National Museum of Wildlife Art; Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Cleveland Museum of Natural History in Ohio; and American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, New York City. BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM

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CURT MATTSON Joy, excitement, and intensity mark Curt Mattson’s passion for life and sculpture. It is his love of the horse and horsemanship that drives him. Movement, texture, mass, and negative space bring each piece to life. His work is unique in approach and execution. His pieces are complimented by so many collectors when they say, “Your work is so alive!” Mattson’s dynamic works of art have garnered many awards, including the Night of Artists’ James Bowie Award from the Briscoe Western Art Museum; the National Sculpture Society’s Elliott Gantz Award; Quest for the West’s Cyrus Dalin Award from the Eiteljorg Museum; Best of Show from the Phippen Museum Fine Art Show; and Allied Artists of America’s Silver Medal for Sculpture. Mattson researches thoroughly before starting a new work. He begins creating only when he is completely familiar with the subject. Whether contemporary or historical, he intimately understands the nuances of his subjects. Beyond that, his artistic training assures that his work is more than mere depictions. The compositional elements come together to create artistic excellence rarely found in sculpture. Mattson has established low edition sizes for each of his sculptures. On average, no more than twenty pieces are available of each of his works. This low edition size makes it a rare privilege to own a Curt Mattson sculpture. In his work, viewers can be sure they are looking at the true West.

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KENNY MCKENNA Kenny McKenna’s subjects are widely diverse, with an emphasis on landscapes. Painting exclusively in oils, he uses an impressionistic style that elicits warmth and calmness, an open invitation to explore, and an inherent infusion of sunlight. Because his relatives resided on both the West and East Coasts, the family road trips covered expansive territory. He continued to crisscross the United States as an accomplished musician. His contribution to music has been recognized by his induction into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame and the South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame. In 2017, Kenny McKenna was commissioned by the Friends of the Capitol, the Oklahoma Arts Council, and the Office of the Governor of the State of Oklahoma to create an art installation honoring the centennial of the Oklahoma State Capitol building. Kenny McKenna has exhibited in Masters of the American West at the Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles; Small Works, Great Wonders at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City; and Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Kenny McKenna’s work has been featured in Art of the West, Southwest Art, and Western Art Collector. His work is represented by Astoria Fine Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona; McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Settlers West, Tucson, Arizona; and The Howell Gallery of Fine Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


MARK MCKENNA Now in his thirties, Mark McKenna is one of the top emerging artists in the West. His work ranges from simple animal portraits to extreme wildlife action. He works tirelessly to capture the effect of light and the personality of his subjects. Mark McKenna’s work depicts natural animal forms with interesting textures and bold shapes of color. He maintains a strong sense of realism without fussing over mundane details, allowing the paint to speak for itself. Mark McKenna has been featured in Southwest Art and Big Sky Journal. He has participated in shows across the United States and Canada.

KRYSTII MELAINE Australian-born Krystii Melaine announced at age four that she would be an artist, won her first art competition at seven, and was selling paintings by age fourteen. Following university studies in painting and drawing, she enjoyed a successful career as a fashion designer specializing in bridal and evening gowns. Returning to her lifelong passion for painting, Melaine undertook five years of atelier study in traditional tonal realism, focusing on portraiture. Inspired by the Native Americans, cowboys, and wildlife of the American West, Melaine began painting these subjects while in Australia and later moved to Spokane, Washington to be closer to her Western inspirations. Painting with oils in a realistic, contemporary style she calls the New West, she portrays the people and animals who shaped the West and continue its traditions today. Melaine’s paintings have been featured in major museum exhibitions, including Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis and The Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, Wyoming. She has twenty-six paintings in museum collections, continues to win numerous awards, and has been featured in many magazine articles. Melaine won the Purchase Award and Patron’s Choice Award at the Eiteljorg Museum in 2018. Melaine is represented by Sanders Galleries in Tucson, Arizona; Mountain Trails Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming, and Park City, Utah; The Broadmoor Galleries in Colorado Springs; and Going to the Sun Gallery in Whitefish, Montana. She is a Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists.

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PAUL MOORE Paul Moore is an internationally known artist with work in the National Portrait Gallery— Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Capitol, both in Washington, D.C.; the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, Massachusetts; Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; and numerous museum, corporate, municipal, and private collections worldwide. He is in constant demand for portrait and monumental commissions, sculpting more than 155 in the past forty years. For twenty years, he and his two sons have sculpted forty-five lifeand-a-half-size elements for the Centennial Land Run Monument in Oklahoma City, which was completed in 2019. Last year, he won the prestigious Prix de West Invitational Purchase Award and the Robert Lougheed Memorial Award at the Prix de West Invitational 47th Annual Exhibition and Sale at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Two years ago, he won an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a documentary about his career for OETA/PBS, and in 2013, he won the Governor’s Arts Award from the Oklahoma Arts Council. In 2021, he will receive the National Sculpture Society’s highest honor, the Special Medal of Honor for his contribution to American sculpture. Last year, he won the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Purchase Award and the James Bowie Award Best-in-Show Sculpture at the Night of the Artists. He is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society in New York, New York, and an emeritus member of the Cowboy Artists of America.

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BRENDA MURPHY Brenda Murphy’s love for the West is evident in her sensitively rendered drawings of horses, Native Americans, cowboys, and ranch life. She is a multi-award–winning artist who earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and then worked in Dallas as a graphic designer and illustrator. She then established a career in fine art. Murphy has received numerous awards for her artwork, including the 2003 Patron’s Purchase Award at the Bosque Art Classic in Clifton, Texas; the 2005 Patron’s Choice Award at Western Visions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming; the 2006 Museum Purchase Award at the Desert Caballeros Museum’s Cowgirl Up! show in Wickenburg, Arizona; and the 2008 Patron’s Choice Award at the National Cowgirl Museum’s Heart of the West Art Show and Auction in Fort Worth, Texas. She has been featured in major publications such as Art of the West, Southwest Art and Western Horseman. She is represented by Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming, and Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona. Born and raised in Texas, Murphy fosters a close relationship with her models who provide inspiration, resources, and a valued critical eye to ensure authenticity in her work. She and her husband Tom reside in Arlington, Texas, where she maintains a studio in her home.


CHRIS NAVARRO National award-winning artist Chris Navarro, who hails from Casper, Wyoming, is the owner of Navarro Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Sedona, Arizona. Navarro has been sculpting professionally since 1986 and is known for his public sculptures, with over thirty-four monumental bronzes throughout the country. These works include a sixteen-foot-tall bronze of the famous bucking horse, Steamboat for the University of Wyoming and The Messenger for the historical Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Texas. His work is included in twelve museum collections. He is the author of four books: Chasing the Wind, Embrace the Struggle, Dare to Dream Big, and The Art of the Rodeo. Navarro was selected as the Honorary Artist for the 2015 Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, Wyoming and received the 2015 Wyoming Governor’s Art Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Casper College in 2018. Navarro is presently working on a large project to save old wind turbine blades from landfills and turn them into monumental sculptures. A former bull and bronc rider, he still competes in team roping. Chris says, “Family, horses, rodeo, and art have been the driving passions of his life. I love what I do for a living and hope others can see that through the work I have created.”

BILL NEBEKER Bill Nebeker is honored to participate in the 2021 Night of Artists Exhibition and Sale at the Briscoe Museum. In 2020, Nebeker installed his 5,000-pound, 14-foot bronze statue, If Horses Could Talk, in Prescott, Arizona. He has completed an 8 foot tall clay sculpture titled Lest We Forget as the Yavapai County Fallen Officers Memorial to honor those law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. It was cast in late 2020 and will be installed on the historic Prescott Courthouse Plaza in early 2021. Nebeker is humbled and grateful that he will have three larger-than-life-sized bronze statues in his hometown. Since being inducted into the Cowboy Artists of America forty-three years ago, Nebeker has dedicated himself to portraying the American working cowboy and Native peoples with respect and honor. He also enjoys putting humor into some of his works, as Charlie Russell and George Phippen did. Broadmoor Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Mountain Spirit Gallery, Prescott, Arizona; Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery, Boerne, Texas; and Trailside Gallery represent Nebeker’s sculptures. The Briscoe Western Art Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Desert Caballeros Museum, Eiteljorg Museum, Museum of Western Art, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum, Pearce Museum, Phippen Western Art Museum, and Phoenix Art Museum all have his sculptures in their permanent collections.

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RALPH OBERG Ralph Oberg grew up hiking, camping, hunting, and climbing in the high mountain wilderness of Colorado. He has traveled extensively, sketching and photographing on site, aiming to share his experiences through his art. Oberg’s works are in numerous private and corporate collections. Awards include the 2019 Museum Purchase Award, Briscoe Western Art Museum Night of Artists; 2015 Wells Fargo Award and 1988 William E. Weiss Purchase Award, Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming; 2014 Patron’s Choice and 2006 Collector’s Choice, Maynard Dixon Country, Mount Carmel, Utah; 2014 Gold Medal for Painting, California Art Club Members Show, Los Angeles; and 2012 Trustee’s Purchase Award, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming. Oberg’s work has been exhibited at the Prix de West Invitational at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City; Masters of the American West at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles; the National Museum of Wildlife Art; Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California; and the International Center for Wildlife Art in Britain. Oberg is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, Plein Air Painters of America, the Northwest Rendezvous Group, and California Art Club. His work has appeared in Art of the West, Southwest Art, Sporting Classics, Western Art Collector, Western Art and Architecture, and Wildlife Art.

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DON OELZE Don Oelze’s parents were from the United States, but their interests took them to different parts of the world. Oelze was born in New Zealand, and at an early age, he had a fascination with America and especially with cowboys and Indians. He started drawing Indians at a very early age, and by the time he was in school, he was getting into trouble for drawing Indians and cowboys in class instead of paying attention to his New Zealand history teacher. When he was eight years old, his parents moved back to the United States, where he continued to draw and paint throughout high school and university. Oelze completed his education at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. In 1992, while living in Seattle, he met a Native American named Everett who produced native art and totems. While working with Everett, Oelze did his first big native painting. After trying many different subjects, he knew that painting Native Americans was what he loved to do most. Oelze’s next move was taking a job in Japan, and for ten years, he refined his skills and produced many paintings and drawings in his small Tokyo studio. In 2004, he and his wife, Utako, moved back to the U.S. and are presently living in Montana, studying the country and people that he loves to paint. Oelze has participated in shows both in the United States and abroad.


CHAD POPPLETON Chad Poppleton has been passionate about art and the outdoors for as long as he can remember. He studied at Utah State University under the direction of Glen Edwards and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine art and illustration. Poppleton continues to study the classical tradition of the impressionists and Renaissance masters. In 2018, Poppleton achieved a lifelong dream when he was inducted into the Cowboy Artists of America. He has been profiled in Sporting Classics, Art of the West, Western Art Collector, and Southwest Art Magazine. He is a member of the C. M. Russell Museum’s Skull Society of Artists. Poppleton exhibits at the C.M. Russell Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Scottsdale Art Auction, and Jackson Hole Art Auction. He also supports many local art clubs and conservation efforts in his region. One of Poppleton’s proudest accomplishments was earning the Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award from the National Museum of Wildlife Art. “As an artist, my objective is to represent the subjects of wildlife correctly and accurately to the best of my ability. It’s critically important for me to pick up each little difference in nature and portray that in the canvas to engage the viewer emotionally within the piece.” An avid sportsman and conservationist, Poppleton spends as much time in the field as he does at the easel. His paintings are a reflection of his love for animals, wilderness areas, and the great outdoors.

HOWARD POST A third-generation Arizonan, Howard Post was born in 1948 in Tucson, Arizona, where he still lives. He completed bachelor of fine arts and master of fine arts degrees at the University of Arizona. In the early 1970s, Post worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for clients throughout the U.S. After serving on the faculty at both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, he began painting full-time. Among Post’s many awards are the Artist of Distinction Award at the Eiteljorg Museum’s 2017 Quest for the West; the Victor Higgins Award of Distinction at the 2012 and 2010 Quest for the West; the Gold Medal for Painting at the Phoenix Art Museum’s 2012 West Select; and the Best of Show Award at the 2010 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale in Denver, Colorado. In 2018, his one-man show The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post was held at the Tucson Museum of Art; after closing there, the show traveled to the Booth Western Art Museum and the Desert Caballeros Museum. Post’s work can be found in many collections, including the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Denver Art Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution. His work has been featured in Art News, Art of the West, Southwestern Art, Western Art Collector, and Western Art and Architecture, and the books Leading the West: 100 Contemporary Artists and Howard Post: Western Perspectives.

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PAUL RHYMER After receiving an associate of arts degree in 1984 in painting and drawing, Paul Rhymer worked at the Smithsonian Institution doing taxidermy and model-making for twentyfive years. He retired in 2010. Having done so much three-dimensional work in his job, in the late 1990s, he gradually began to move from painting and drawing into sculpture. Rhymer’s work has been exhibited in Birds in Art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin (2008–2017); the National Sculpture Society’s Annual Awards Exhibition (2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2017); and the Brookgreen Gardens Masters Exhibition (2013) in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. He had a solo exhibition at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, Maryland, in 2010. His public art installations can be seen at the Briscoe Western Art Museum; Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C.; Denver Zoo; NatureWorks, Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Hagerstown City Park, Hagerstown, Maryland; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum; Shepard Park, Summerville, South Carolina; and B.I.R.D.S. Project, Summerville, South Carolina.

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GARY LYNN ROBERTS Gary Lynn Roberts, being a storyteller, welcomes viewers into his canvases. His love of horses, rodeo, and the beautiful landscape in which he resides has helped him as a Western artist to develop a style of realism and impressionism. Carrying on the traditions of painting in oils, Roberts is a third-generation artist, his major influence being his father, noted Western artist Joe Rader Roberts. Roberts started winning awards at the tender age of fourteen with a piece at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Over the years, his talent has won him Best of Show and People’s Choice Award on several occasions. He received the Honorary Chairman Award and Best of Show Award for the same painting at the C. M. Russell Museum, a rare accomplishment. Roberts is also a member of the C. M. Russell Skull Society of Artists. His paintings have graced the covers of several magazines and hang in some of the most prestigious collections. Roberts currently resides in Hamilton, Montana, with his wife Nancy and their two children, Mary and Anna.


JULIA ROGERS Growing up on the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore of Maryland strongly influenced Julia Rogers. She majored in fine art in college and has never stopped studying since. Over the years, she has worked in several mediums, gradually developing a distinctive style in her oil paintings. She also paints a wide variety of subjects. Painting en plein air, figurative work and portraiture are parts of her discipline. Her extensive travel is documented in her work. She has traveled all over Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Wildlife has been very inspirational to her work and has become a personal favorite. Rogers’ work has been exhibited in Kalahari to Kilimanjaro, a three-person show at the Hiram Blauvelt Museum, Oradell, New Jersey; the Society of Animal Artists juried exhibition for more than twenty years; Birds in Art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson, Wausau, Wisconsin; Wildlife and Western Art Show, St. Petersburg, Florida; Safari Club International, Tucson, Arizona; Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum; the Waterfowl Festival, Easton, Maryland; and the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Rogers has been a speaker at the Raymond James Women in the Arts Symposium and is a board member of the Society of Animal Artists. Her work has been featured in Sporting Classic, Wildlife Art News, and Africa Geographic and is included in many public and private collections, including the Raymond James Financial collection; Martin Revson, Revlon Collection; Kessler Collection; RosenbergMartin-Greenberg; Baltimore Life Insurance Headquarters; and the Valerie and Jack Guenther Collection.

GLADYS ROLDÁNDE-MORAS International award-winning artist Gladys Roldan-de-Moras is known for her paintings that, in a unique style, portray vivid Spanish traditions, including courageous, gallant Mexican escaramuzas daringly riding horses sidesaddle in a vivid rodeo-style festival, romantic flamenco señoritas clad in vibrant, exuberant Andalusian dresses that playfully flap in the wind, and oldfashioned, delicate damsels in intimate, exquisite poses. Having lived in San Antonio for over thirty years, she finds great inspiration in representing her love of the Spanish culture, which was passed down by her maternal grandfather, a proud lifelong charro who decades ago helped promote Charreria as the official national sport in Mexico. Roldán-de-Moras has received numerous awards, including the Thirteenth Annual American Impressionist Society Best-in-Show, the 2015 Eiteljorg Museum's Artist Choice Award, the 2016 Desert Caballeros Western Art Museum's Purchase Award and Directors Award, the 2017 Briscoe Museum's David Crockett Artists' Choice Award, and the 2018 American Women Artists Best-in-Show Award. Her lustrous work—always lively and dramatic— has been acquired by many important private and public permanent collections. At the national and international levels, her romantic art has been published in Fine Art Connoisseur, Art of the West, Southwest Art Magazine, American Western Art Collector, Western Art and Architecture, and Architectural Digest European Edition. She is currently represented by InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas, and Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona. BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM

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STEFAN SAVIDES Stefan Savides’ talents can be measured by his accomplishments in the art world, which are many and have spanned a lifetime. However, what is more important is the essence of his life. Since his adulthood, he has built a thriving career in art “outside the box.” The blessed few are born into this world with a passion that is not interrupted by the complexity of the modern day we live in. He has embraced a total connection to the beauty and teachings of nature, which have guided his choices at each crossroad he has encountered. The common thread that binds his life is birds, and his work embodies the fruit of that journey.

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BILLY SCHENCK Billy Schenck has been known internationally for more than fifty years as one of the originators of the contemporary Western pop art movement. He incorporates techniques from photorealism with a pop art sensibility to both exalt and poke fun at images of the West. Schenck has had more than one hundred solo shows. Career highlights for the artist include the 2013 Utah Museum of Fine Art’s exhibit Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West, the Denver Art Museum’s Western Horizons, and a retrospective of serigraphs created by Schenck from 1971 to 1996 at the Tucson Museum of Art. Schenck’s work is in the collections of the Briscoe Western Art Museum, the James Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Booth Museum, Albuquerque Fine Arts Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the estates of Malcolm Forbes and Fritz Scholder, and the collections of Steve Forbes, Chris Evert, Elaine Horwitch, Louis Meisel, Martina Navratilova, Laurance Rockefeller, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, American Airlines, IBM, Raymond James Financial, Wells Fargo Bank, Hilton Hotels, Sturm, Ruger & Co., and the Swiss National Bank.


SANDY SCOTT Surrounded by mountains, lakes, and streams in her Wyoming and Canadian Lake Country studios, Sandy Scott is an avid outdoorswoman and licensed pilot who lives the life she depicts. She is the daughter of an Oklahoma rancher and was trained at the Kansas City Art Institute. She has worked as an animation background artist for the motion picture industry and as a commercial artist. When Scott is not in the studio, she travels the world in search of art and adventure. Scott is a fellow of the National Sculpture Society and a member of the National Arts Club. Her work is found in the collections of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma; the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming; the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin; R. W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana; Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; and the Briscoe Western Art Museum. The Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point are among the sites of her many public and private commissions and installations.

JASON SCULL Jason Scull grew up in a family that farmed and ranched on the fringes of the South Texas brush country. His people were early settlers in Texas who arrived in the mid-1820s and ranched, raised families, fought wars, and carved a place in the American West. Scull’s life with cattle and horses coupled with his respect for the culture of the American West continue to inspire the direction of his art. He studied animal science at Texas A&M and returned to the family ranch, where he remained involved in the operation until 2010. His study of sculpture began in 1987 through the Cowboy Artists of America Museum workshop program. In addition, his early education came in the form of personal study with established artists, most notably Jack Swanson, Mehl Lawson, and Cynthia Rigden. An award-winning artist, he most recently received the Ray Swanson Memorial Award at the 2017 Cowboy Artists of America Show. A member of the CAA since 2011, Jason and his wife Dianne make their home near Kerrville, Texas.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum recently awarded Sandy the Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement. She has received major awards from the National Sculpture Society, including the Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award for Realistic Sculpture in the Classical Tradition, the Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for Classical Sculpture, and the Cyrus Dallin Award for Sculpture from the Eiteljorg Museum. She is the recipient of the Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence. BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM

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KELLY SINGLETON Kelly Singleton was born and raised in rural Maryland. Her passion for animals was instilled early on and expressed through art. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, graduating with a bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration. Following art school, Singleton worked as a graphic artist for over twenty years while painting and exhibiting her wildlife paintings in her free time. In 2018, she became a full-time artist and relocated to northern Colorado, where she has been, inspired by its wildlife and rugged beauty. Frequent outings into nature fuel inspiration for new work. Back home in the studio, Singleton brings her paintings to life in oils. She hopes that her work brings attention to the beauty of nature and that it also conveys the importance of preserving it. She is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists and has won the group’s coveted Award of Excellence. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, and many private collections. Singleton has exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions, including Birds in Art, Art and the Animal, Small Works Great Wonders, Night of Artists, Mountain Oyster Club Art Show, The Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, The Bosque Classic, and Art of the Animal Kingdom. Singleton and her husband Jimmy reside in Longmont, Colorado.

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MIAN SITU Born in southern China, Mian Situ earned bachelor of arts and master of fine arts degrees from the Guangzhou Institute of Fine Arts, Panyu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. He worked as an art instructor there before moving to Canada in 1987, and then to the United States in 1998. Situ won the Purchase Award at the 2018 Prix de West Invitational at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City. His many Masters of the American West awards include the Patrons’ Choice Award and the Ross and Billie McKnight Artists’ Choice Award in 2017; the James R. Parks Trustees’ Purchase Award in 2015; the Gene Autry Memorial Award in 2013 and previous years; the Patrons’ Choice Award and the Artists’ Choice Award in 2006; the Artists’ Choice Award in 2005; and the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting and the Patrons’ Choice Award in 2004. In 2003, he received three awards at the Masters of the American West exhibition: the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting, the Artists’ Choice Award, and the Patrons’ Choice Award. At the 2002 sale, his painting Powder Monkeys won the Masters of the American West Purchase Award, and he also received the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting and the Patrons’ Choice Award that year. Situ has also received numerous awards from the Gold Medal Exhibition of the California Art Club and the Oil Painters of America’s National Juried Exhibition.


ADAM SMITH Born in Minnesota and raised in Bozeman, Montana, Adam Smith has spent thirty-five years surrounded by the incredible wonders of Western wildlife and has mastered the art of rendering it accurately. Smith studies nature with the acute eye of a scientist, yet he recreates it with the gingerly hands of a painter. He is no stranger to fine art because he is the son of famous wildlife artist Daniel Smith. Yet, make no mistake, this young artist sets himself apart from the competition and has already garnered much success in the art world. An avid traveler and cross-country explorer, Smith finds inspiration from trips he and his father have taken to Africa, Alaska, Utah, and dozens of national parks in between. Smith has received the 2015 People’s Choice Award at Western Visions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming; the 2016 Henry Farny Award for Best Painting at Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis; and the 2017 Cynthia Post Buyer’s Choice Award at Small Works, Great Wonders at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

EZRA TUCKER Ezra Tucker’s wildlife art is reminiscent of the descriptive art of naturalists like John James Audubon and John Gould and the work of wildlife artists like Bob Khun, Carl Rungius, Edwin Landseer, Arthur Wardle, and Antoine-Louis Barye. His compositions reflect the natural behaviors and postures of wildlife—they seem poised to step out of two dimensions into a three-dimensional world. He achieves a romantic appeal with his color palette and lighting of his subjects that is familiar but new to contemporary wildlife art. Tucker has a bachelor of fine arts degree in advertising design from the Memphis Academy of Arts in Memphis, Tennessee. He has exhibited at Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum; Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, Wyoming; The Russell at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana; the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina; American Miniatures at the Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona; the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, Florida; and Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Tucker’s work has been featured in Western Art Collector, Western Art & Architecture, Sporting Classics, The Post & Courier, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, International Artist Magazine, and African Hunting Gazette. His work is in many museum and private collections. Tucker is a member of the Society of Animal Artists.

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ECHO UKRAINETZ Echo Ukrainetz is a native Montanan and has been interested in art for as long as she can remember. She is self-taught in the art of batik; that method of instruction has yielded many happy accidents as well as a few disasters. Over the years, she has learned how to manipulate the wax and dye to create desired effects, but the process is very unpredictable. When she removes the wax, she is often surprised. Echo Ukrainetz has an intense interest in history that she incorporates in the description of her historical works. Her batiks are in collections across the United States and Canada, and include a variety of subject matter. Her work has been accepted into numerous fine art auctions and shows, including Night of Artists, Briscoe Western Art Museum; The Russell, C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana; Timeless Legacy: Women Artists of Glacier and Double Visions (Ron and Echo Ukrainetz) at the Hockaday Museum, Kalispell, Montana; Phippen Museum Art Show, Prescott, Arizona; Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana; and Paris Gibson Art Museum, Great Falls, Montana. She is represented by numerous galleries throughout the West. Echo Ukrainetz’s work has been featured in Cowboys and Indians, Western Art and Architecture, Big Sky Journal, Western Art Collector, and Southwest Art. She has a feature story, Today’s Wild West, on PBS that is nominated for a Heartland Award. Her work was used for the cover image of Portfolio Magazine (2020), Montana Miniatures (2020), and Peaks and Plains Magazine.

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RON UKRAINETZ Born and raised in Great Falls, Montana, Ron Ukrainetz is a lifelong artist. He has garnered awards from numerous shows across the country and has been featured in magazines such as Western Art Collector, Cowboys & Indians, Fine Art Connoisseur, and most recently, Western Art & Architecture with his wife, Echo. He is a living master in acrylics on engraved Claybord (polychromatic engraving). Ron Ukrainetz has been listed in the Top 72 “Best of America” by the National Oil and Acrylics Painters’ Society for two consecutive years and the PaintAmerica Top 100 or Top 50 winner for eight consecutive years. He is the first Montanan to be inducted into the Masters Society of PaintAmerica and to be awarded master status in the International Society of Scratchboard Artists. Ron Ukrainetz has participated in the C. M. Russell Art Auction and Quick Finish event six times. He is a member of Oil Painters of America and the PaintAmerica Masters Circle Society. He is a founding member and pastpresident of Montana Painter’s Alliance, cofounder of the Young Masters Art Program for Montana, and a founding member and chairman emeritus of the board of trustees for the Out West Art Foundation, Inc. “Perfection is a goal that gets harder to reach every day.”


KENT ULLBERG Kent Ullberg is a native of Sweden. He studied at the Swedish Konstfack School of Art in Stockholm and in Germany, the Netherlands, and France. He lived for seven years in Botswana, Africa, for four of which he served as curator at the Botswana National Museum and Art Gallery before moving to America. He lives in Corpus Christi, Texas, and maintains a studio in Loveland, Colorado. Ullberg is a member of numerous art organizations and has been honored with many prestigious awards. He is a National Academician and received the Hering Award for Art and Architecture twice from the National Sculpture Society for monumental installations. His work is mainly dedicated to the preservation of nature and wildlife. Among the impressive works Ullberg created is Sailfish in Three Stages of Ascending, the marine conservation monument in front of the Broward Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1998, he was chosen to sculpt Sworddance, the stainless steel signature monument at the headquarters of the International Game Fish Association in Dania Beach, Florida. In 2002, he installed Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness in Omaha’s Pioneer Courage Park. Ullberg is a member of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute Advisory Board and a major contributor to many wildlife conservation efforts.

MICHAEL OME UNTIEDT Born and raised in rural southeastern Colorado, Michael Ome Untiedt maintains a studio in Denver. Through the color, brush strokes, and symbolic subject matter of his paintings, he examines the human predicament and its connections to the landscape. Traveling widely, he is known as a painter who sees with a Westerner’s eyes. “Many of my paintings have the look and feel of the American West...that is because the West is the place where I was born and raised. I know the rattle of cottonwoods on a cold fall morning, the hue of dusk's long light on a buffalo grass prairie; I have drunk the cold drip of a blue shale spring. These things have nurtured me from my birth, and coyotes, God's Dogs, have howled their essence into my soul.” He was made an honorary Ranger Captain with the Former Texas Ranger Foundation, Fredericksburg, Texas, for his historical paintings of the Texas Rangers. He was awarded the 2014 Art Committee Choice Award at the Briscoe Museum’s Night of Artists Exhibition and Sale, the 2014 Wells Fargo Gold Award at the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody, Wyoming, and the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western Masters Show in Bozeman. He was invited to be a 2020 artist-in-residence at the Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming. His work is represented by Settlers West Gallery and Sanders Galleries in Tucson, Arizona; InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas; Mountain Trails Gallery, Park City, Utah, and Jackson, Wyoming; and the Nancy Cawdrey Gallery, Whitefish, Montana.

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RANDY VAN BEEK Randy Van Beek has been a full-time artist since 1980. He is self-taught, having learned his craft by studying the nineteenth-century American, Dutch, and Austrian masters. As a student of history, he has chosen as his primary subject the American West, including landscapes and historical Native American encampment scenes. Van Beek enjoys researching tribal history, visiting campsites, and creating paintings on location to capture the soul and spirit of a place. Van Beek is honored to be a charter member of the C. M. Russell Skull Society of Artists, which was established in 2013 with the mission to continue the legacy of Charlie Russell’s art. He has also exhibited at Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Van Beek has received awards from the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Institution, both in Washington, D.C.; the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Missoula, Montana; the Clymer Museum and Gallery in Ellensburg, Washington; and the Blackfoot Valley Art Auction in Lincoln, Montana. His work has been featured in five national art magazines, most recently in Western Art and Architecture.

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KIM WIGGINS Kim Wiggins’ distinct style and modern vision of the West have made him one of the most recognizable artists in America. He is acknowledged as one of the creative forerunners behind the current New West or Modern West Movement. Primarily self-taught, he first marketed his work in Scottsdale in 1972. During the 1980s, he experimented with impressionism, expressionism, magical realism, symbolism, and modernism, which eventually led to his distinct approach. His work is found in the permanent collections of the American Museum of Western Art—the Anschutz Collection, Denver, Colorado; the Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles; the Briscoe Western Art Museum; Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Georgia; Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe; and Tulane University, New Orleans. Highlights of his career include exhibitions at Masters of the American West at the Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles; Art Institute of Chicago; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City; and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Wiggins has been honored with numerous awards, including the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s William B. Travis Award in 2018, the New Mexico Historical Society’s Heritage Award in 2014, and the People’s Choice at the Painters and the American West exhibition in 2000. The Staples Center in Los Angeles houses a major collection of Wiggins’ historical work of California. The book Kim Wiggins, Artist of the Modern West was recently released at Manitou Galleries of Santa Fe, New Mexico.


JEREMY WINBORG Jeremy Winborg is best known for his figurative work of Native American subjects that blend realism with abstract backgrounds. Winborg was inspired to start painting Native Americans when his Navajo niece, Layla, was born. He focuses on creating art that preserves a bit of history on each canvas. His paintings feature Native Americans in traditional, authentic clothing with a focus on historical accuracy. Winborg is well-known for his bold brushwork and palette knife work on his colorful backgrounds. He enjoys the juxtaposition of realism and abstraction. “I love to paint empowered women, not just another pretty face. I want the viewer to be drawn in and feel the emotion of the figure. Whether it’s happiness, sorrow or whatever that emotion may be. I want the figure to initially draw the viewer in and the brushstrokes and design to be the reason you’d want to stop and look for a while, or to enjoy that painting for a lifetime. I love the viewer to be able to take a small section of my painting, whether it be a face or part of the background, and find that the brushstrokes and pallet knife work are interesting and worth your attention. A painting is a success to me if it conveys emotion and is interesting in small pieces as well as a whole.” Winborg, his wife Danielle, and five kids call Utah home. When he is not at his easel, Winborg enjoys fly-fishing and rock climbing.

GREG WOODARD Greg Woodard channels his profound connection with powerful animals into sculptures that are at once rugged and refined. Working closely with the foundry, he applies every patina by hand, a meticulousness that makes each addition unique in color and texture. Ever open to experimentation and innovation, he lets the material journey of his process translate into brave finished forms. “I try to achieve a unique gesture in every piece,” he says. Woodard believes each sculpture tells a story of close communion between humans and animals. He also explores the cultural impact of opening the West, as symbolized by the railroad track. Born in 1958 in Prescott, Arizona, Woodard studied art in high-school. Largely self-taught, he began by carving decoys and went on to become the only artist to win both decorative and interpretive categories in international carving competitions. He is the five-time Best of Show winner at the Ward World Competition and the 1992 World Class winner. In 2000, he captured the world category in interpretive sculpture with his rendition of a prairie falcon chasing several swallows. Other accolades include his inclusion in the collections of the Museum of the West and the Booth Western Art Museum and a feature article in the January/February 2018 issue of Art of the West. Most recently, he won the Fine Art Connoisseur award for best sculpture at the 2018 Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale.

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XIANG ZHANG Born in the year of the Horse, Xiang Zhang (pronounced ”Shong Zang”) grew up in China. After graduating from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, he received his master’s degree in fine art from Tulane University in New Orleans. Upon moving to Texas, Zhang combined his love for painting horses and portraiture to develop his art. Zhang is an American Associate Living Master of the Art Renewal Center in Port Reading, New Jersey. At the Briscoe Western Art Museum's 2016 Night of Artists art exhibition, he was awarded the Committee’s Choice Award for Two-Dimensional Art. Based on Zhang’s observations on working ranches, his work reflects the symbiotic relationship between the cowboy and his horse. Using scintillating colors and bravura brushwork to capture the drama of ranch life, he has created a definitive style that has catapulted him to new heights in the art world. Zhang’s work has been exhibited in prestigious national shows such as the Prix de West invitational at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City; Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum; and Autry Museum of the American West’s Masters of the American West, Los Angeles. He has had numerous successful one-man shows, and his work has been featured in Western Traditions, Contemporary Artists of the American West, Art of the West, Southwest Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, and numerous other publications. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife Lily. Zhang is represented by Southwest Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas, and McLarry Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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ARTIST INDEX William Alther 52

Brian Grimm 77

Ralph Oberg 103

Suzanne Baker 41, 53

Enrique Guerra 78

Don Oelze 38, 104

Gerald Balciar 24, 54

Abigail Gutting 29, 79

Chad Poppleton 27, 105

Greg Beecham 42

Logan Maxwell Hagege 32

Howard Post 106

Tom Browning 55

George Hallmark 40, 80

Paul Rhymer 32, 107

Mary Ross Buchholz 39, 56

Sherry Harrington 81

Gary Lynn Roberts 43, 108

Nancy Bush 57

William Haskell 37, 82

Julia Rogers 109

Shawn Cameron 47, 58

Matthew Hillier 83

Gladys Roldán-de-Moras 110

Caroline Korbell Carrington 59

Chris Hunt 84

Stefan Savides 111

William Carrington 60

Oreland Joe, Sr. 85

Billy Schenck 21, 45, 112

Cliff Cavin 61

Greg Kelsey 86

Sandy Scott 113

Bruce Cheever 62

T. D. Kelsey 87

Jason Scull 114

Tim Cherry 61

Mark Kohler 88

Kelly Singleton 115

Michael Coleman 64

Joe Kronenberg 89

Mian Situ 116

Nicholas Coleman 22, 65

Z. S. Liang 36, 90

Adam Smith 117

Todd Connor 25, 66

Mark Maggiori 91

Ezra Tucker 118

Brent Cotton 17, 18, 67

Jan Mapes 46, 92

Echo Ukrainetz 44, 119

John DeMott 68

Bonnie Marris 93

Ron Ukrainetz 26, 120

Mick Doellinger 69

Walter Matia 94

Kent Ullberg 121

Mikel Donahue 70

Curt Mattson 95

Michael Ome Untiedt 48, 122

C. Michael Dudash 33, 71

Kenny McKenna 34, 96

Randy Van Beek 49, 123

Barry Eisenach 72

Mark McKenna 23, 97

Kim Wiggins 35, 124

Teresa Elliott 73

Krystii Melaine 31, 98

Jeremy Winborg 2, 30, 125

Deborah Copenhaver Fellows 74

Paul Moore 16, 19, 99

Greg Woodard 126

Luke Frazier 28, 75

Brenda Murphy 100

Xiang Zhang 127

Ragan Gennusa 76

Chris Navarro 101

Martin Grelle 15

Bill Nebeker 102

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2021 RULES OF SALE NIGHT OF ARTISTS GENERAL INFORMATION The Night of Artists 20th Anniversary Exhibition and Art Sale features nearly 300 works of art by 79 premier Western artists. The Grand Opening event takes place on Saturday, March 27, 2021. As a featured part of the Grand Opening, the Grand Live Auction includes 32 juried lots. The live auction will commence at 7:45 p.m. A separate Night of Artists Online Timed Auction opens for bidding on Saturday, March 13, and continues until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. Any unsold artwork will be available at a fixed price until the end of the exhibition on May 9, 2021. All artwork, sold and unsold, will remain on display until after the end of the exhibition on May 9, 2021. Artworks are available for viewing and bidding in person and online through desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile devices. Absentee and phone bids are also accepted. By registering for either or both of the Night of Artists auctions, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions. The Night of Artists gallery, as may be amended by posted or oral announcements, represents the entire agreement with all purchasers of listed artwork. The following procedures, terms, and conditions apply to all such artwork offered for sale by the Briscoe Western Art Museum as agents for the owners of the artwork. As a participant in this event, you understand that this event may be video and audio-recorded and/or live broadcasted through web streaming, and, as a part of your participation in the event, you hereby consent to be video and audio-recorded and/or live broadcasted by the Briscoe Western Art Museum or its affiliates. You consent to the Briscoe’s publicized use and rebroadcast of your name, likeness, voice, and biographical material in connection with the program. You understand that if you do not wish to be recorded or live broadcasted, the museum may disable your audio and video features in the program’s recording/streaming forum, if available; otherwise, your participation in the event constitutes your consent to be recorded and broadcasted. Please read all terms and conditions before bidding. GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Bidding on any item indicates the bidder’s acceptance of these terms and all other terms announced at the time of sale, whether bidding in-person, online, absentee, or by telephone. 2. The Briscoe Western Art Museum reserves the right to withdraw any artwork before or at the sale. All artwork is sold “as-is, where-is,” and neither the museum nor the participating artists make any express or implied warranties or representations with respect to the properties or the correctness of the advertisement, catalog, or any other medium used to announce this sale or any other description of the physical condition, quality, importance, or size of the artwork offered. 3. The museum reserves the right to postpone the auction sales or any session thereof for a reasonable period for any reason whatsoever. 4. The Briscoe Museum is an agent for the participating artists. The museum assumes no risk, liability, or responsibility for the authenticity or authorship of any art piece identified in the catalog. 5. Neither the Briscoe Western Art Museum, nor the auctioneer, nor the artist make any representations whatsoever that the purchaser of a work of art will acquire any reproduction rights thereto. 6. If the museum is prevented by fire, theft, or any other reason whatsoever from delivering any artwork to the purchaser, its liability will be limited to the sum actually paid by the purchaser. 7. The museum and/or representatives of the museum are not responsible for typographical errors. 8. These conditions of sale and any other applicable conditions, as well as the purchaser’s and the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s rights and obligations herein, will be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the state of Texas. If these conditions are not complied with by the purchaser, the museum may, in addition to other remedies available by law, including without limitation the right to hold the property, (a) cancel the sale and retain as liquidated damages any and all payments made by the purchaser; or (b) resell the property privately or at public auction on three days’ notice to the purchaser for payment of any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs, including handling charges, warehousing, the expense of both sales, commissions, reasonable attorney's fees, any and all other charges due, and incidental damages. BIDDING METHODS 9. All bidders agree to provide a valid Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card number at registration and further agree that said credit card may be charged for the purchase, including the buyer's premium, for any amount up to or including the total amount due unless arrangements have been made for another form of payment within 10 days of sale. 10. 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11. Internet bidding, including the use of the Night of Artists mobile app, is available for registered bidders. It is the responsibility of the internet bidder to ensure that all contact information and shipping address information are current and up to date on the bidding platform and mobile app. 12. Absentee bidding is available during the Grand Live Auction upon execution of a confidential Absentee and Phone Bid Form. Absentee bid orders for auction items may be executed by the Briscoe Western Art Museum on behalf of the purchaser during the auction. Absentee bidders must be willing to bid a minimum of 60% of the low estimate. Otherwise, we recommend bidding in person or online. All absentee bids must state the highest bid price the bidder is willing to pay. In the event identical absentee bids are submitted, the first bid received will have the first right of purchase. Absentee bids will be executed in competition with all other bids and any applicable reserves. Unsuccessful absentee bids will not be acknowledged. All Absentee and Phone Bid Forms must be received before noon on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Forms are available on the museum’s website or by contacting the Night of Artists Collectors Concierge. The museum will not be responsible for any errors or omissions or failure to execute such intent to purchase orders or auction bids. This service is offered free to registered ticketholders. All others must pay a service fee of $50. 13. Phone bidding is available during the Grand Live Auction upon execution of a confidential Absentee and Phone Bid Form. A museum representative will contact the bidder via phone just prior to the sale of lots the bidder wishes to bid on and will then bid live on the absentee bidder’s behalf during the event. Phone bidders must be willing to bid a minimum of 75% of the low estimate. Otherwise, we recommend bidding in person, online, or by absentee. Due to an anticipated high call volume, phone bids are entered on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event identical phone bids are submitted, the first bid received will have the first right of purchase. Phone bids will be executed in competition with all other bids and any applicable reserves. All Absentee and Phone Bid Forms must be received before noon on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Forms are available on the museum’s website or by contacting the Night of Artists Collectors Concierge. The museum will not be responsible for any errors or omissions or failure to execute such bids. This service is offered free to registered ticketholders. All others must pay a service fee of $50. AUCTION INFORMATION 14. In the live auction, the auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bids. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer will be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the museum or auctioneer will have the absolute and final discretion to either determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the artwork in dispute. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject small opening bids or nominal bidding increments. Bidding increments are at the sole discretion of the auctioneer. Standard bidding increments are as follows.        

Bidding Increments Under $2,000 $2,000–$5,000 $5,000–$10,000 $10,000–$20,000 $20,000–$50,000 $50,000–$100,000 Over $100,000

$100 $250 $500 $1,000 $2,500 $5,000 $10,000

15. Some artworks may be offered subject to a “reserve” or confidential minimum price below which the artwork will not be sold. The reserve price is set by the participating artists. In no instance will the reserve amount exceed the low estimate listed online or in the catalog. 16. As a convenience to our clients, we furnish presale range estimates for all artwork included in the live auction. These estimates are approximate valuations only and should be taken as educated guesses based upon comparable auction values and recent sales, not as “prices.” Opening bids in the Night of Artists Online Timed Auction are set by the artists. 17. Upon acknowledgment of the winning bidder by the auctioneer, title to the offered artwork will pass to the purchaser recognized by the auctioneer, and the purchaser will (a) assume the full risk and responsibility for the artwork; and (b) pay the full purchase price. 18. All sales are final, and there will be no exchanges or refunds on artworks. After both auctions are complete, purchasers are required to sign a sales agreement. In the case of successful online bids, the sale transaction will serve as the sales agreement. PAYMENT INFORMATION 19. Live, internet, absentee, and telephone bidders will be charged a 15% Buyer’s Premium on each lot purchased. Not included are additional fees for packing and shipping and applicable sales tax. 20. All purchasers (live, internet, absentee, and telephone) agree to provide a valid Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card number at registration and further agree that said credit card may be charged for the purchase, including the buyer's premium, for any amount up to or including the total amount due unless arrangements have been made for another form of payment within 10 days of sale. 21. The museum accepts cash, checks, major credit cards, and wire transfers. Checks will be accepted with proper identification and should be made payable to the Briscoe Western Art Museum. 22. Unless exempted by law, the purchaser will be required to pay any and all state, county, and other special district taxes, or, in the event of deliveries outside the state, any applicable compensation use tax on the total purchase price. Anyone wishing to purchase using a bona fide and appropriate resale license will be required to show proof upon purchase. 23. If full payment has not been made within 90 days, the museum reserves the right to resell the merchandise or have an affiliated or related company do so. The purchaser agrees to pay all reasonable attorney’s fees, court costs, storage fees, and collection costs incurred by the museum. BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM

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PACKING AND SHIPPING 24. All artworks will remain on display until after the end of the exhibition on May 9, 2021. The Packing and Shipping Agreement is provided upon receipt of a successful sale. The Briscoe Western Art Museum strives, but ultimately cannot guarantee, to contact each purchaser within two weeks of the purchase date to outline packing, shipping, and pickup options. Therefore, it is the buyer’s responsibility to contact the museum regarding packing, shipping, and pickup. All packing and shipping costs and arrangements are the responsibility of the buyer. •

Please notify the Briscoe Museum Collections Manager so that a shipping time and date may be accommodated to the best of our ability. Shipping will begin on May 24 for purchasers who submit the Packing and Shipping Agreement Form with complete payment information. Shipments will be added to the shipping schedule once completed packing and shipping instructions are received. Failure to submit packing and shipping instructions may result in a delay of getting the artwork to the purchaser. The museum may assist in making shipping arrangements and may only provide an estimate for shipping costs because they are subject to fluctuations depending on season, destination, weight, size, transit method, insurance, fuel surcharges, special handling, pickup charges, and other varying factors.

Depending on the packing and shipping method selected, fees may be charged directly by the shipping company and the museum. Payment information provided on the Packing and Shipping Agreement Form will be billed after the shipment has arrived, since final billing costs cannot be determined until the shipping transaction is complete.

Be sure to check with the chosen shipping company regarding insurance coverage of the artwork while in transit. The Briscoe Western Art Museum will not insure the shipment of any art purchased through Night of Artists. The museum is not responsible for damages incurred during the transit of artwork.

Purchasers may also make appointments to pick up their artwork between May 24 and June 18, 2021, provided the Packing and Shipping Agreement Form with complete payment information has been received. A valid ID is required for all in-person pickups.

A packaging fee, based on size, will be charged per artwork for costs incurred by the museum to adequately package the artwork for both shipment and pickup.

Email is the preferred form of correspondence for shipping arrangements. Please send email correspondence to both the Collectors Concierge, ssegovia@briscoemuseum.org, and the Collections Manager/Registrar, rmauldin@briscoemuseum.org.

DEPARTMENTS General Information info@briscoemuseum.org 210.299.4499 Director Michael Duchemin, Ph.D. President and CEO mduchemin@briscoemuseum.org 210.299.4499 Collectors Concierge Shannon Segovia ssegovia@briscoemuseum.org 210.507.4863 Sponsorship and Ticketing Amber Phifer Head of Development aphifer@briscoemuseum.org 210.507.4864 Packing and Shipping Rachel Mauldin Collections Manager/Registrar rmauldin@briscoemuseum.org 210.507.4867 HEALTH AND WELLNESS This event has been planned with the safety of the patrons, artists, and staff in mind. Therefore, we will be adhering to all state and local safety guidelines and mandates. In the event of further mandates, all in-person events are subject to change to the online “Home on the Range” experience. The Briscoe Western Art Museum is not liable for any losses that may result if the in-person events are cancelled, postponed, or otherwise interrupted or amended. All in-person guests will be required to have their temperatures checked at the door and are required to wear facial coverings at all times when not seated at their tables. We ask each guest to be mindful of social distancing throughout the evening and to frequently use the hand sanitizer stations. If you are feeling unwell, please protect your fellow art enthusiasts and join us online through the “Home on the Range” ticket option. 182

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2021 RULES OF SALE NIGHT OF ARTISTS ABSENTEE AND PHONE BID FORM Thank you for participating in the Night of Artists 20th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale. Your support will directly impact the artists, their families, and the museum’s mission to inspire and educate the public with engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage. Please read all terms and conditions before signing. BIDDING AUTHORITY 1. Briscoe Western Art Museum agrees to act as an agent of the absentee bidder, and as such, it owes duties of trust, loyalty, confidentiality, accounting, and disclosure to the absentee bidder. 2. The Briscoe Western Art Museum is representing the absentee bidder on a limited basis as the absentee bidder’s agent for absentee bids to best promote the absentee bidder’s interests in the sale. 3. The Briscoe reserves the right at its sole discretion to not bid for any of the following reasons: (a) if the order is not clear; (b) if the order does not arrive in sufficient time; (c) if the credit of the purchaser is not established; or (d) any other reason. 4. All remaining unsold artwork will remain for sale at a fixed price and can be purchased in person at the museum, by calling 210.507.4863, or through the museum’s online sales platform. The artwork in the exhibition and sale will remain on display and available for purchase through May 9, 2021, on a first-come, first-served basis through the Night of Artists website. 5. Absentee and phone bids are executed in competition with all other bids, including in-person and internet, and as a result, it is very possible, due to variations in bidding patterns, that a lot may be won by another bidder for the same amount for which an absentee bid is authorized. 6. Due to an anticipated high call volume, phone bids are entered on a first-come, first-served basis. 7. Absentee bidders must be willing to bid a minimum of 60% of the low estimate. Otherwise, we recommend bidding in person or online. 8. Phone bidders must bid a minimum of 75% of the low estimate. Otherwise, we recommend bidding in person, online, or absentee. 9. The museum will confirm receipt of your bid form prior to the auction. If you submit a form but do not receive confirmation of receipt from us within 48-72 hours, please contact the Night of Artists Collectors Concierge. After the auction, only successful bidders will be notified. FEES 10. This absentee bidding service is provided for a fee of $50 that will be charged upon confirmation of the bidder’s information by phone or email from a Briscoe team member. This service is offered free to registered ticketholders and sponsors. WINNING BIDS 11. Upon a winning bid by an absentee bidder, the Briscoe Western Art Museum will notify the absentee bidder via phone or email following the close of sale. 12. The absentee bidder acknowledges that any winning bid will become irrevocable upon acceptance by the Briscoe Western Art Museum on behalf of the seller, and the absentee bidder will thereupon comply with all other terms and conditions of this document and all the Rules of Sale. For additional questions, please contact the Collectors Concierge at 210.507.4863 or ssegovia@briscoemuseum.org.

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2021 NIGHT OF ARTISTS ABSENTEE AND PHONE BID FORM Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W. Market Street San Antonio, TX 78205 Ph: 210.299.4499 Fax: 210.299.4118

Submit an absentee bid form by filling it out and sending it via email: ssegovia@briscoemuseum.org or fax: 210.299.4118 Attn: Shannon Segovia/Night of Artists. The window to submit an absentee bid form is open now and will remain open until noon on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

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