Visitors to Oklahoma City have the opportunity to enjoy the nation’s finest contemporary Western art during the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition and Sale.
Through September 9, the Prix de West exhibition is showcasing more than 300 works of art by 108 artists 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.
Works range from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionist works of art. Landscapes, wildlife and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition.
During the opening weekend, 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. The 2007 Prix de West Purchase Award
winner is Spring's Caprice (featured on left page) by Sedona, Arizona artist Curt Walters.
Other winners include: Lady of the House by Howard Terpning; Ledge with a View by Gerald Balciar; Fiery Farewell by Jim Wilcox; Good Horses and Wide Open Spaces by Tim Cox; Resting Cat by Bob Kuhn and the Buyers' Choice Award winner Ra's Domain by Curt Walters. Christopher Blossom won the Robert Lougheed Memorial Award chosen by participating artists for exceptional display of three or more works in the show.
The 2007 Prix de West catalog is available at The Museum Store or by calling (405) 478-2250, Ext. 228. Summer visitors to Oklahoma City are encouraged to experience this superior exhibition at a world class museum
Nationally accredited, the Museum is located in Oklahoma City's Adventure District at the junction of I-35 & I-44. The Museum is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call: (405) 478-2250, or visit www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.