Featuring some of the hottest young artistic talent in the nation, in addition to experienced veterans, collectors and Western art enthusiasts can’t miss what’s just around the corner in Denver.
Amidst a number of fascinating livestock and rodeo events at this year’s National Western Stock Show is something for fine art collectors and enthusiasts. Opening January 7 and running through January 22 on the 3rd level of the Expo Hall, the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale is sure to draw heavy crowds.
Since 1993, Coors Brewing Company and the National Western Stock Show have joined to develop what is now considered one of the finest Western art exhibitions in the United States. Since the event’s inception, it has grown from a mere 30 artists to more than 60 in 2017. In 2013, organizers introduced the “Young Guns” part of the event, which includes a group of young professionals interested in art education and philanthropy. Via the event webpage: “The goal for these young professionals is to gain a better understanding of Western art as well as insight into how to invest in art. Proceeds from this event help support the National Western Scholarship Trust, the mission of the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale.”
There are a number of outstanding artists included in this year’s edition, such as Jill Carver, Eric Bowman, Len Chmiel, Teresa Elliott, Scott Fraser, Douglas Fryer, Quang Ho, Dean Mitchell, Chris Maynard, Jill Soukup, and Scott Parker. 2017’s featured artist is Dinah K. Worman from Taos, New Mexico.
Several awards are also presented during the exhibition, including Best in Show, Artists’ Choice, the Mary Belle Grant, People’s Choice, and the Southwest Art Award. To learn more about the various artists and how to plan your outing, visit the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale.
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