Oil still life painting
David A. Leffel, "Mexican Ceramic with Red Lanterns," Oil on canvas, 17” x 20”

Featuring nearly 300 paintings and sculpture by some of the finest contemporary Western artists working today, the 49th annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is open, with the Art Sale Weekend scheduled for June 25 – 26, 2021.

bronze sculpture of a bird
Ross Matteson, “Black Merlin,” Cast bronze, 15” H x 10” W x 9” D
Oil painting of a Native American - Western art
Thomas Blackshear II, “Thunderbird,” Oil on canvas, 28” x 45 1/4“

Prix de West showcases original works ranging from historical depictions of the American West to more contemporary and impressionistic pieces. Artwork will be on exhibit at The Cowboy through August 8, 2021.

This year’s Prix de West will host nearly 100 invited artists and welcome renowned artist Ed Mell as well as guest artists Thomas Blackshear II, Huihan Liu, and Roseta Santiago.

Oil painting of lily pads in a pond
Len Chmiel, “Eye See Spots,” Oil, 35” x 40”
Watercolor painting of a woman
Terri Kelly Moyers, “The Golden Hour,” Watercolor, 20” x 24”

Sale weekend events include seminars, a live auction, receptions, awards, the art sale and trunk shows at The Museum Store.

Landscape oil painting
Cyrus Afsary, “Homestead & Goats,” Oil, 16” x 20”
Landscape oil painting
George Carlson, “Song of the Open Road,” Oil on linen, 27” x 53”

The Prix de West will be a combination in-person and virtual experience, with several smaller-scale, preview events. To make reservations, see a full schedule, or arrange to bid by proxy, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/prixdewest.

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