This weekend, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City will host the renowned invitational art exhibit, Prix de West, featuring a diverse collection of over 300 Western paintings and sculptures by contemporary Western artists.
Tucker Smith, Above Roaring Fork, oil on linen, 20 x 28″
Works include landscapes and wildlife scenes, and range from contemporary and impressionist works to historical pieces depicting the early days of the West. The two-day fete will include art seminars, receptions and an awards banquet.
The June issue of Western Art Collector, which will be widely distributed at the Prix de West, features an 8-page article that explores changing tastes in western art, and how Lowy frames have played an important part in the history of the genre. Read it at http://lowyonline.com/westernart.php.
For more information on the Prix de West, visit http://www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/events/pdw/.