Visitors to Oklahoma City have the opportunity to enjoy the nation’s finest contemporary and Western art during the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s 46th annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale.
During the opening weekend, June 8-9, the Prix de West Purchase Award, the highest art award the Museum bestows, is given to an artist whose work has been selected for purchase by the Museum to enhance its Prix de West art collection.
Through August 5, the Prix de West exhibition is showcasing more than 300 works of art by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation and attracting art collectors and art lovers from around the world. The participating artists bring a unique set of artistic and cultural influences and background to their paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Prix de West features works ranging from historical subject matter that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic artistic expressions. Landscapes, wildlife art, and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition.
New this year, Prix de West welcomes renowned artist Robert Griffing. Guest artists include Joel Johnson and Benjamin Wu.
Prix de West Opening Weekend events include seminars, artist demonstrations, live auction, master art classes, receptions, awards, art sale, and a trunk show at The Museum Store. Reservations required for most Prix de West Opening Weekend events, however the museum is open for visitors. To make reservations, see full schedule, or arrange a bid by proxy – visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/prixdewest.
The 2018 Prix de West catalog is available online at pdw.nationalcowboymuseum.org, at The Museum Store, or by calling (405) 478-2250. Summer visitors to Oklahoma City are encouraged to experience this superior exhibition at a world class museum.
Nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located only six miles northeast of downtown Oklahoma City in the Adventure District at the junction of Interstates 44 and 35, the state’s exciting Adventure Road corridor. The Museum is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call: (405) 478-2250, or visit www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.
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