Dan Young, “The Super Moon on the Colorado,” oil on board, 34 x 34 inches

Now in its 25th 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 6 and be on view through January 21.

Each year, show organizers highlight a Featured Artist, with painter Dan Young earning the distinction in 2018. Hailing from Silt, Colorado, Young is an award-winning painter who’s exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States. “I love the challenge of the unknown every time I step up to the easel,” Young said. “It doesn’t matter if I’m in the studio or out in the field. I have a vision of what I want the painting to say when it is finished. The challenge begins as the first stroke of paint is applied. No matter how much preliminary work I’ve done, the painting still evolves in the painting process. This can be a great thing, or disaster in the making. I have a great job!”

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 2018 event will feature 60 outstanding artists, many of whom can be considered among the best Western artists. A full list of the 2018 artists can be found here.

Events will begin in earnest on January 3, 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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