Trailside Galleries-Newsletter, March 2012

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Excellence in ART since 1963.


As we go to press with our March newsletter, the busy Arizona tourist season is in full swing. Besides the great weather, our thriving art community in Scottsdale, of which we have been a part of since 1974, is at its peak at this time of year with many local as well as visiting collectors coming through our doors. The main highlight of our Spring show season is our annual Western Classics show that brings together an impressive group of like minded individuals who all share a passion for celebrating the American west through their artwork. If you love the west as we do, you are sure to delight in this event that provides a plethora of paintings and sculpture that capture iconic imagery of western life. As part of the Western Classics show, we are also pleased to host a special showcase of bronze works by the late Ernest Berke. A painter and sculptor, his scholarly and passionate devotion to the West covered more than four decades and he completed more than 2500 paintings and nearly 80 sculptures. The particular pieces featured in our show are the last castings available. Please visit our website to see additional Ernest Berke bronzes that are available in the gallery. Also during this event, we are very pleased to welcome New Mexico artist Jeff Segler to our artist roster. Jeff has a new selection of western paintings on view during the month of March.

Z.S. LIANG, The Vision Quest, 48 x 30, Oil. $32,500

Our Wildlife Discovery show is currently under way in the Jackson gallery featuring new works from our roster of wildlife painters and sculptors. This annual show celebrates all things natural with new works from such notable artists as Bonnie Marris, Kyle Sims, Nancy Glazier, James Morgan, Dustin Van Wechel and many others. As always, I invite you to visit us at our gallery locations in Scottsdale and Jackson and to browse our website where you can view new artwork from all our gallery artists. Maryvonne Leshe Managing Partner MORGAN WEISTLING, The Chef’s Daughter - Chuckwagon,

1892, 30 x 22, Oil. $30,000 (Sold by Draw)

WESTERN CL ASSICS March 19 - 31, 2012 • Scottsdale Reception: Thursday, March 29th from 6 - 8pm

BILL ANTON, Arizona After Dark, 16 x 20, Oil. $8,500

GEORGE HALLMARK, The Bells of San Diego, 60 x 40, Oil. $42,500

JIM NORTON, Russell Country, 20 x 30, Oil. $21,000

PATRICIA DOBSON, Santa Clara Ladies, 30 x 24, Oil. $14,500

WAYNE BAIZE, Range Royalty, 20 x 30, Oil. $9,500.00


MARCH 2012


BONNIE MARRIS, Pawnee at Sunset, 30 x 40, Oil. $18,500

GORDON SNIDOW, Old Joe, 13 x 11, Gouache, $8,500

RICHARD THOMAS, Moving the Paint Horse, 20 x 28, Oil. $13,000

BRENDA MURPHY, Hereford Babe, 10 x 12, Oil. $2,500

JOHN DEMOTT, End of an Era, 30 x 40, Oil. $29,000




Z.S. LIANG, The Suspicious Sight, 24 x 18, Oil. $11,500

TIM SOLLIDAY, Crossing the Creek, 24 x 18, Oil. $7,900

PAUL MANN, Abandoned, 16 x 24, Oil. $3,100

HOWARD ROGERS, Cottonwood Creek, 24 x 18, Oil. $7,900

JAMES JIANG, Ranch Mother, 24 x 30, Oil. $4,000


MARCH 2012

Z.S. LIANG, The Sacred Headdress, 16 x 22, Oil. $6,400

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MIKE MALM, Ella’s Flowers, 35 x 40, Oil. $10,500

BRUCE CHEEVER, Long Valley Ranch House, 16 x 25, Oil. $6,500

JOSEPH SULKOWSKI, Ready For a Walk, 16 x 20, Oil. $16,500

JOANN PERALTA, Watermelon Break, 26 x 30, Oil. $8,500



ERNEST BERKE SHOWCASE A sculptor and painter of western subjects, Ernest Berke was well known to collectors in both the Southwest and the East Coast. He was born in Harlem, New York City in 1921 to a Romanian clothing designer and a Russian sheet metal worker. His father, who recognized his talent early on, encouraged him to pursue art. After serving in the Air Force during WWII, he worked in advertising as an illustrator for Sears & Roebuck before pursuing art on a full-time basis. A self-taught artist and anthropologist, Berke was a voracious reader. He met on a regular basis at a local New York City bookstore with a group who shared his interest in the West, and occasionally, Berke would also show his works there. His remarkable ability as a researcher coupled with his compassion for Indian culture and his haunting scrutiny of the indignities that were part of frontier America, all contributed to his compelling narratives in both sculpture works and paintings. Berke’s scholarly devotion to the West covered more than four decades and he completed more than 2500 paintings and nearly 80 sculptures, five of which are life-size. His works are in the permanent collection of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Crazy Horse Memorial, Amon Carter Museum of the American Indian, Woolaroc Museum, Great Plains Art Museum, and Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art.

Buffalo Skull and Crow, 28 x 24 x 27, Bronze, ed. 1/10. $12,000

In addition, his work appears in 17 published books, two of which he published himself. Ernest Berke passed on November 10, 2010.

Blackfoot Tracker, 17 x 8 x 15, Bronze, AC. $7,500

Singing Sioux, 18 x 13 x 25, Bronze, ed. 1/6. $9,500


MARCH 2012

Crazy Horse with Bonnet, 17 x 17 x 19, Bronze, AC/15. $8,000

The Buffalo Hunt, 35 x 24 x 21, Bronze, ed. 2/10. $12,000

JEFF SEGLER Trailside Galleries is pleased to now represent Santa Fe based artist Jeff Segler. Born in 1956, Jeff grew up in Alabama, fascinated with western TV shows such as The Lone Ranger and The Rifleman. Jeff graduated with a Fine Art degree from the University of Alabama. His technique is a traditional approach employed by many of the old European Masters, beginning with a good drawing, then a monochromatic under painting to establish patterns and values. According to Jeff, each image needs to be developed around a tight drawing, good composition and design principles, a little atmospheric romance, a little action and drama, engaging color, good strong brushwork and a little bit of storytelling Jeff’s influences include N.C. Wyeth, Frank Tenney Johnson, Fredrick Remington and Charlie Russell. He is a member of the prestigious Western Artists of America whose home is currently at The Pearce Museum in Corsicana, Texas.

Last One Out of the Gate, 16 x 20. Oil. $3,800

Sunfishing Son of a Gun, 36 x 36, Oil. $14,000

The White Shirt Brigade, 32 x 32, Oil. $11,500

Prowling for Strays, 20 x 24, Oil. $5,000

The Deer Hunter, 36 x 28, Oil. $10,000



WILDLIFE DISCOVERY March 1 - 31, 2012 • Jackson Hole Reception: March 15th from 5 - 8pm

KYLE SIMS, The Approach, 26 x 26, Oil . $7500

KYLE SIMS, Yellowstone Face Off, 34 x 48, Oil. $18,000

NANCY GLAZIER, The Cinnamon Bear, 15 x 19, Oil. $8,500

DUSTIN VAN WECHEL, Gladiators, 40 x 30, Oil. $7,500

DUSTIN VAN WECHEL, Moose Pond, 30 x 40, Oil. $7,500


MARCH 2012


LINDSAY SCOTT, Nearly There, 9 x 30, pencil. $5,900

LINDSAY SCOTT, Pause, 15 x 12, color pencil. $5,600

JAMES MORGAN, Making The Rounds, 12 x 18, Oil. $4,200 JOHN SEEREY-LESTER, Wake Up Call, 16 x 20, Oil. $10,200

JOHN SEEREY-LESTER, TR’s in Search of Elk, 12 x 16, Oil. $8,700 BONNIE MARRIS, The Red Rogue, 30 x 40, Oil. $18,500



EAST MEETS WEST April 16 - 28, 2012 • Scottsdale Reception: April 26th from 6 - 8pm Now in its seventh year, our annual East Meets West show provides a platform to highlight the tremendous talents of several Chinese artists represented here at Trailside. The inaugural show began with just a handful of artists, and has continued to evolve through the years. Among the artists featured in this event are such distinguished names as Mian Situ, Z. S. Liang, Jie Wei Zhou, Huihan Liu, James Jiang and Calvin Liang. While these artists each have a different stylistic approach, the one constant among them is the formal and intensely academic training they each received in their native homeland. As these artists continue to find both critical and financial success in the western hemisphere, they also continue to redefine Chinese art, blending Western influences with their unique and ancient heritage. Please visit out website where you can view additional works featured in our show.

MIAN SITU, The Firewood Gang, 32 x 45, Oil. $48,000

JIE WEI ZHOU, Conversation, 30 x 24, Oil. $13,000


MARCH 2012

MIAN SITU, Village Caretakers, 32 x 40, Oil. $36,000 (Sold by Draw)

JIE WEI ZHOU, Grandpa’s Gift, 30 x 24, Oil. $13,000

JAMES JIANG, Traditional Embroidery, 36 x 24,

Oil. $10,000


An Auction of Past and Present Masters of the American West


Clyde Aspevig (1951- ), Storm at Freezeout Lake, oil on canvas mounted on gator board, 48 x 64 inches. Estimate: $50,000 - $75,000

E. S. Paxson (1852-1919), Crow Village, oil on canvas, 22 x 27 inches. Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000

Lanford Monroe (1950-2000), Reverie, oil on canvas, 48 x 32 inches. Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Frederic Remington (1861-1909), John Ermine, 1903, pastel over halftone, 22 1/2 x 15 inches. Estimate: $600,000 - $800,000

Oscar Berninghaus (1874-1952), Untitled, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches. Estimate: $50,000 - $75,000

WE ACCEPT ARTWORK BY: Albert Bierstadt, Ernest Blumenschein, Edward Borein, Carl Oscar Borg, John Clymer, E.I. Couse, Gerard C. Delano, Maynard Dixon, W. Herbert Dunton, Charlie Dye, Henry Farny, Nicolai Fechin, Leon Gaspard, Martin Grelle, Victor Higgins, Clark Hulings, Frank Tenney Johnson, Bob Kuhn, W.R. Leigh, Tom Lovell, Frank McCarthy, Thomas Moran, Bill Owen, Edgar Payne, Bert Phillips, Frederic Remington, Kenneth Riley, Carl Rungius, Charles M. Russell, J.H. Sharp, Mian Situ, Ray Swanson, Howard Terpning, Olaf Wieghorst and many others...

For more information please contact Lucy Grogan, Auction Coordinator. Call 1-866-549-9278 or email View Auction Highlights at

J AC K S O N H O L E A RT AU C T I O N , L . L . C . P.O. Box 1568 - 130 East Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001 Tel 866-549-9278 | W W W. J AC K S O N H O L E A RTAU C T I O N . C O M

J O S E P H S U L KOW S K I As the exclusive North American dealer for original works by world renowned sporting artist Joseph Sulkowski, we are pleased to announce that Joseph will have a special feature showcase this August in our Jackson gallery as we debut a new event called “It’s A Dog’s Life.” Considered one of the world’s premier equestrian and canine artists, Joseph refers to his style of painting as “poetic realism” an interpretive form inspired by the natural world. Animals, figures and landscapes of sporting life are the subjects that dominate his canvas, whether inspired by the quail hunting plantations of Georgia or the grouse moors of the Scottish highlands. Please check our website for continued updates on this upcoming show.


130 East Broadway, P.O. Box 1149 Jackson, WY 83001 (307) 733.3186


7330 Scottsdale Mall Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 945.7751

JOSEPH SULKOWSKI, Swans of Woburn Park, 30 x 50, Oil. $38,000