“The Water Bearer II” shown at the Prix de West was created by Shirley Thomson-Smith. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace).
Artists, cowboys, art dealers, Oklahoma residents, art lovers and just everyone came to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum last weekend to view the artwork, to attend seminars and panel discussions.
There was also the Prix de West Invitational Awards Banquet and live auction with the sale preceding it on Saturday and the Prix de West Invitational Preview Party on Friday.
All of the art in the show will be on view at the museum through Sept. 6.
Christopher Blossom took home the Purchase Award which means that his painting “Sunrise in the Golden Gate” will become part of the museum’s permanent collection.
At the Preview Party on Friday night, guests viewed the 356 pieces of art by Western painters and sculptors.
Seen at the reception preview were Jane and David Thompson, Bruce Lawrence, Gennie and Bob Johnson, Susan and Pat Sigmon, Penny and Dee Replogle, Sarah and Rick Vermillion, Maggie Barrett, Marnie and Clayton Taylor, Candy and Ron Norick, Janie and Jon Axton, Ginny Springall, Brenda and Tom McDaniel, Lela Sullivan, M.J. Van Deventer, Joan Gilmore and Betty and Herschal Crow.
Susan and Dr. Pat Sigmon and Brenda McDaniel discuss their options for the artwork.
Marnie and Clayton Taylor and Jane Thompson talk over the fabulous art at the Prix de West show.
Bruce Lawrence and David Thompson enjoy the artwork at the Prix de West Preview Party.
Bob and Gennie Johnson, Janie and Jon Axton and Sherry Beasley talk during the party at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum event.
Sarah Vermillion and Maggie Barrett talk at Friday night Prix de West Preview and Reception in the Prix de West Galleries. Guests got a look at the artwork they could bid on the next night at the Invitational Drawing.
Dee and Penny Replogle checked in for Prix de West activities.
Roy Andersen’s “Eagle Screams, Thunder Growls” was one of the oil paintings at the Prix de West.