Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale
January 8–23, 2022
Featuring 60 artists from across America, Canada, and Europe, the 29th annual Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale will again tempt collectors with an eclectic mix of contemporary realist artworks capturing the Western way of life.
This year’s featured artist is David Griffin, a Coors participant for the last 13 years. Illustrated above is his Signature Work, “Only a Matter of Time,” acquired for the collection of the National Western Stock Show, of which the Coors exhibit is a key part. (Posters of it can be purchased online and on site.)
Griffin grew up in Lubbock and, after studying fine art at Texas Tech University, found success in the world of professional illustration during the 1970s and ’80s.
In 1990, he turned to painting full-time and now splits the year between Dallas and Cordillera, Colorado.
Though works such as “Only a Matter of Time” clearly draw upon Griffin’s close observation of nature, there is also something vaguely mysterious — even symbolist — about this scene, which captures an incoming storm seen from miles away.
The exhibition’s net proceeds will again support the National Western Scholarship Trust, which helps more than 100 college students annually pursue training in rural medicine, agriculture, and veterinary sciences.
This season, Coors curator Rose Fredrick is hosting a series of free Zoom conversations that bring viewers into the fascinating studio environments of the show’s participating artists. Please visit the website for registration details.
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