Entering into its 23rd year of excellence in fine Western art, the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale is ready to showcase a vast assortment of sculpture, painting, and more just after the New Year.
Since 1993 and in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale has earned a reputation as one of the premier exhibitions and sales of fine Western art in the United States. Located on the third level of the Expo Hall at the National Western Stock Show, the exhibition will open on January 9 and be on view through January 24.

John Taft, “The Road Ahead,” oil on linen, 16 x 20 in. (c) Image courtesy Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale 2015

Each year, show organizers highlight a Featured Artist, with painter Don Coen earning the distinction in 2016. Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, Coen “considers his work ‘photo-impressionistic’ and works primarily in oil stick, airbrush, and twig and ink,” per the event website. “Don’s painting ‘The Hush of Evening Snow’ will be the signature work for the 2016 exhibit and sale, and thereafter, will reside in the National Western’s permanent collection.”

Amy Laugesen, “Rustic Mare,” ceramic, 23 x 25 x 11 in. (c) Image courtesy Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale 2015

In addition to the Featured Artist distinction, the event offers a range of other honors, including Best of Show, Artists’ Choice, the Mary Belle Grant Award, People’s Choice, and the Southwest Art Award. The 2016 event will feature 63 outstanding artists, many of whom can be considered among the best Western artists. A full list of the 2016 artists can be found here.

Duke Beardsley, “Pony Tails,” oil on canvas, 56 x 72 in. (c) Image courtesy Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale 2015

Events will begin in earnest on January 5 with a lunch and lecture and a red carpet reception, where attendees will be treated to a scrumptious dinner. Attendees may also submit their intent-to-purchase forms.
To learn more, visit The Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale.
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