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Dear Friends, With the holiday season upon us, we are set to host our last shows of the year. Traditionally, we host an annual miniature show, but this year we decided to change it up with a little bit of a twist on the traditional show format. Aptly titled “The Twelve Artists of Christmas,� the event will focus on a collection of small works by twelve western masters in our Scottsdale, Arizona gallery and twelve wildlife masters at our Jackson, Wyoming gallery. On the following pages, you will see a selection of the artwork by the participating artists. Most artists have produced a minimum of three works for the show, so I would encourage you to visit our website to see all the available artwork. All the paintings will be sold by fixed price draw in each gallery on December 7th. Also on tap this holiday season is a one-man show for artist Robert Moore at our Scottsdale location. Tall and soft-spoken, Ken Carlson, Safe Haven, oil on board, 10 x 13 inches, $7,900 Robert possesses a sincerity and courtesy reflective of his Idaho farm upbringing. Whether painting a pure landscape, still-life, architectural subject or an occasional figurative, his distinctive combination of brush and palette knife, coupled with his use of heavy surface texture brings forth a passion and energy to every canvas. He frequently uses vivid colors and high-keyed values that reveal a spiritually inspired joy. Please join us on Saturday, December 9 for our Artist Reception and Open House to view the show and to meet Robert in person. Robert will also be conducting an artist demonstration during our afternoon Holiday festivities. We are also pleased to offer a selection of new works by Canadian aviation artist Ross Buckland. For Ross, a childhood infatuation with flying crossed over into a successful career in fine art where he has been able to explore the unique relationship of aviation, figures, wildlife and the landscape, all rendered with a vintage style approach.

William Acheff, The Green Band, oil on linen on board, 8 x 6 inches, $4,500

As we close out the year, I want to take this opportunity on behalf of all the Trailside staff to extend best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and our sincere thanks for your confidence, loyalty and goodwill throughout the year! Maryvonne Leshe, Managing Partner Z. S. Liang, Cheyenne Scout, oil, 12 x 9 inches, $4,900

THE TWELVE ARTISTS OF CHRISTMAS | SCOTTSDALE GALLERY Small Works by 12 Western Masters DECEMBER 1 - 16, 2017 | Open House: Thursday, December 7th

William Acheff, Wild Horses, oil on board, 7 x 9 inches, $5,000

"I was attracted to Maynard Dixon's contemporary way of handling his painting of horses and thought that I could add a few items to create a somewhat contemporary and early western feeling." – William Acheff

Bruce Cheever, Lucky Charms, oil on panel, 11 x 8 inches, $2,500

“A cowboy’s tools are simple but effective, and with a gentle nudge he guides his horse to accomplish his work.” – Bruce Cheever

Steve Atkinson, Run for the Canadian Border, oil, 9 x 12 inches, $1,400

“These two good old boys have decided to slip their pursuers by running for the northern border. With a little help from a couple of fast horses and the weather, they just might make it.” – Steve Atkinson John DeMott, Slicker Weather, oil, 12 x 9 inches, $3,800

"Sun, rain, or snow a cowboys work is never done." – John DeMott 2


THE TWELVE ARTISTS OF CHRISTMAS | SCOTTSDALE GALLERY Small Works by 12 Western Masters DECEMBER 1 - 16, 2017 | Open House: Thursday, December 7th

Z. S. Liang, On the Bozeman Trail, oil, 9 x 12 inches, $4,900

“These are Oglala chief Red Cloud’s warriors. They are trying to lure the cavalry blue coats into their trap on the Bozeman trail.” – Z.S. Liang

“I wanted to portray a strong Native American woman in this painting. The strong lighting symbolizes this woman's strength and fortitude while her face expresses determination and resilience.” – Jeremy Winborg

Mian Situ, Apache Princess, oil on board, 12 x 9 inches, $5,000

“This is a portrait of a young Apache Princess with fanciful embroidery of beads and threads around her neck.” – Mian Situ

Dan Mieduch, The Luckless Hunters, oil, 16 x 20 inches, $8,000

Jeremy Winborg, Fortitude (study), oil on board , 24 x 12 inches, $2,500

“The real subject of this painting is the cold air encircling the men and animals, and the sunlight refracting through it. As these native peoples viewed it, the beauty of the earth and the interplay of nature on it were the real gifts of life, and bodes of better fortune tomorrow.” – Dan Mieduch T R A I L S I DE G A L LER IES.COM


THE TWELVE ARTISTS OF CHRISTMAS | SCOTTSDALE GALLERY Small Works by 12 Western Masters DECEMBER 1 - 16, 2017 | Open House: Thursday, December 7th

SC Mummert, Love this Stetson, oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches, $950 Bill Anton, Pride and Joy, oil on linen, 12 x 16 inches, $6,500

"It's always fun to watch the interplay between a cow and her calf. A good range mother is watchful and vigilant, always nearby and ready to defend her baby." – Bill Anton

“Here I’ve tried to capture a striking young cowgirl wearing a 1930’s Stetson she’s borrowed—all painted in that clean Art Deco inspired style I love so much.” – Chris Mummert

Robert Ducan, Out Into The Cold We Go, oil, 11 x 14 inches, $2,400

Morgan Weistling, The Pianist, oil, 14 x 11 inches $7,500

"This painting is of some of my grandchildren out playing with the sled and our Norwegian Fjordhorse "Queenie". It was one of January's coldest days but didn't phase the kids when there is fun in the snow to be had!" – Robert Duncan

"My mother was a piano teacher in our home and I grew up listening to her lessons everyday while I practiced my drawing in my room. I was inspired by those old memories to portray this familiar scene of a budding pianist practicing her favorite melodies." – Morgan Weistling 4


THE TWELVE ARTISTS OF CHRISTMAS | JACKSON GALLERY Small Works by 12 Wildlife Masters DECEMBER 1 - 16, 2017 | Open House: Thursday, December 7th

Dustin Van Wechel, Crossing Paths, oil, 14 x 11 inches, $2,300

“I’ve always enjoyed the drama that emerges from the interaction of bison, the landscape and the weather. Here I’ve used all of these elements, in a small format, to create what I hope is a painterly, dramatic depiction of these icons of the American West.” – Dustin Van Wechel

Tucker Smith, Upper East Fork, oil, 10 x 12 inches, $9,800

“The Upper East Fork in the Wind River Mountains originates in a spectacular canyon with vertical 2000 ft walls. The area has great summer elk habitat. The elk’s growing antlers are covered with a protective velvet.” – Tucker Smith

Ezra Tucker, Northern Migration, acrylic on board, 11 x 14 inches, $3,500

Shawn Gould, Incoming, acrylic, 12 x 9 inches, $950

"Because of the migratory nature of many North American wildlife species, they encounter each other in their seasonal migrations across the various landscapes and regions of the United States and Canada. The North American Moose and Canadian Geese both prefer and share shallow lakes and wetland environments." – Ezra Tucker

“Spring loaded and ready to pounce, this little bobcat is about to burst from cover in pursuit of its quarry.” – Shawn Gould T R A I L S I DE G A L LER IES.COM


THE TWELVE ARTISTS OF CHRISTMAS | JACKSON GALLERY Small Works by 12 Wildlife Masters DECEMBER 1 - 16, 2017 | Open House: Thursday, December 7th

Ken Carlson, New Snow, oil on board, 9 x 15 inches, $7,900

“Quietly walking in new snow, sighting remnants of autumn, feeling the stillness in the fields, watching rabbits soaking up warm rays - these moments are all pieces of this peaceful picture.” – Ken Carlson

Adam Smith, King of the Sage, acrylic, 8 x 10 inches, $1,400

“I never get tired of spending time with these magnificent animals. I visit Yellowstone every year to observe them during the rut. This bull was the big man on campus. He had that tough guy look I couldn't resist to paint.” – Adam Smith

Bruce Lawes, Crossing Paths, oil on linen, 9 x 16 inches, $3,800

“In this painting my dozing lynx is displaying a common behavior in the daytime as these stealthy cats avoid humans and hunt at night, so they are rarely seen. From my painting it appears as though he just had to take a nap as he crossed the trail of one of his favorite prey, the rabbit. Although he appears much like your house cat the lynx are covered with beautiful thick fur that keeps them warm during frigid winters. Their large paws are also furry and hit the ground with a spreading toe motion that makes them function as natural snowshoes. 'Crossing Paths' is a painting illustrating the beauty of an agile predator.” – Bruce Lawes



Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Stories to Tell, oil on mounted linen blend, 9 x 12 inches, $2,700

"Since I have a great interest in birds and natural history, I began to imagine a rather imaginary library that included birds flitting about or resting amongst my shelves as though it was an avian library." – Jhenna Quinn Lewis

THE TWELVE ARTISTS OF CHRISTMAS | JACKSON GALLERY Small Works by 12 Wildlife Masters DECEMBER 1 - 16, 2017 | Open House: Thursday, December 7th

Lindsay Scott, Taking a Break, pencil, 8 x 16 inches, 3,700

“Lion romance, for four days the pair are together, mating frequently and resting in between. Seemingly oblivious to the world going on around them" – Lindsay Scott Bonnie Marris, Deer in Snow, oil on canvas, 16 x 8 inches, $3,500

"It had snowed during the night in Montana, and the morning was very cold. The trail was deep and ice had formed all along the creek. I looked up to see a mule deer doe standing perfectly still, sheltered in a thicket. I held my breath and shared in the quiet." – Bonnie Marris

Kyle Sims, Walking the Winds, oil, 10 x 15 inches, $2,800

“This piece is as much about color and time of day as it is about the subject matter at hand. The grizzly during late summer is quickly trying to put on weight and has often been found in higher elevations during this period as they search out the White Bark Pine nut as well as moths under boulders within a scree.” – Kyle Sims

"These fawns are waking to their first snowfall. Mother has prepared them all summer and will continue through the winter to teach them what they need to know before they go out on their own." – Ralph Oberg Ralph Oberg, Their First Winter, oil, 16 x 16 inches, $3,500 T R A I L S I DE G A L L ER IES.COM


ROBERT MOORE | STROKE OF NATURE DECEMBER 4 - DECEMBER 16, 2017 | SCOTTSDALE, AZ Open House & Artist Demonstration: Saturday, December 9th, 1-4 pm

Winter Aspen, oil, 22 x 28 inches, $3,900

Acclamation, oil, 60 x 48 inches, $21,500

Contrasts of the Season, oil, 30 x 40 inches, $9,000

Back Road, oil, 24 x 30 inches, $4,100



“There is a simple and complex order in all of nature, a divinely sourced balance of harmony with diversity. My challenge as an artist is to search out how we visually perceive form and space. I then attempt to transpose this understanding and put it down on my canvas in a way that is clearly and effortlessly understood by the viewer. If I am successful, even if the viewer may not be enamored by my style or technique he or she will recognize and appreciate the order reflective of nature.” – Robert Moore


Summer Sketch, oil, 12 x 24 inches, $2,200

Sunny Day, oil, 30 x 15 inches, $3,300

January Water, oil, 30 x 15 inches, $3,300 Wild Roses, oil, 15 x 30 inches, $3,300

In the Woods, oil, 15 x 30 inches, $3,300

October, oil, 48 x 48 inches, $15,100

Backyard Glory, oil, 24 x 48 inches, $7,800 T R A I L S I DE G A L LER IES.COM



Too Silent to be Real, oil on board, 9 x 12 inches, $1,200

When Nobody's Looking, oil on board, 12 x 16 inches, $2,100

Golden Days, oil on board, 6 x 12 inches, $800

The Old Guard, oil on board, 12 x 24 inches, $3,200

End of the Season, oil on board, 9 x 12 inches, $1,200



One More Cast, oil on board, 16 x 20 inches, $3,500

A N A U C T I O N O F PA S T & P R E S E N T M A S T E R W O R K S O F T H E A M E R I C A N W E S T


Martin Grelle (b. 1954), The Victor, acrylic on linen, 12 x 9 inches, Sold for World Record (square inch): $35,100

Roy Andersen (b. 1930), Day of the Dog Soldier, oil on canvas, 50 x 72 inches, Sold for World Record: $145,600

John Clymer (1907-1989), Buffalo Chase, oil on board, 10 x 20 inches, Sold for World Record (square inch): $152,100

Clark Hulings (1922-2011), Grand Canyon, 1968, oil on canvas, 31 x 47 inches, Sold for World Record: $345,000

Olaf Wieghorst (1899-1988), Sioux Warrior, oil on panel, 10 x 7 7/8 inches, Sold for World Record (square inch): $25,740

Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865-1926), Bison (Wisenbulle), oil on canvas, 7 7/8 x 13 1/2 inches, Sold for World Record (square inch): $63,250

Arnold Friberg (1913-2010), Return to the Lodges, oil on canvas, 25 x 40 inches, Sold for World Record: $97,750

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Blue Bear, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, $1,400

Roaming Rooster, oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 9 x 12 inches, $1,100

Into The Sunset, oil and ink on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, $1,400

This holiday season at our Jackson, Wyoming gallery we have curated a holiday collection of twelve small works by New Mexico artist Linda St. Clair. These newest paintings are now available for immediate purchase. Whether the subjects are lions or lambs, horses or hares, or the flamboyant and feisty barnyard rooster, St. Clair’s colorful animal paintings are characterized by the contrast of warm and cool tones, loose brushstrokes and bold color, light and shade, and thin and thick textures. Themes of parenthood, strength, and the soft, silent language of affection can all be seen in her work. Three Amigos, oil on canvas, 10 x 20 inches, $1,600


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