Russell, Remington, Paxson, Grelle.
The public has the opportunity to collect works by any or all of these great Western Masters on Saturday, September 15, 2012, when Trailside Galleries, in conjunction with the Gerald Peters Gallery of Santa Fe, NM, presents the sixth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction at the Center for the Arts in downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Five plus months out from auction day, a number of superb consignments are already arriving at auction headquarters. If you’re an auction groupie (guilty as charged) you’re aware that last year’s auction broke all previous records, realizing $9.5 million in sales. Over 90% of 250 lots offered sold “well into and above their estimates.” The auction is currently accepting consignments for this year’s auction; deadline for submitting consignments is June 1, 2012.
The auction’s success is due to the high standard of works offered by both contemporary western artists and deceased masters; not to mention the expertise and organization of the event’s producers. As in years past, the 2012 auction includes works by such notable living artists as William Acheff, Clyde Aspevig, Ken Carlson, Martin Grelle, G. Harvey, Z.S. Liang, Bill Owen, Kenneth Riley, Mian Situ, Howard Terpning, Morgan Weistling, and more.
The Taos Society of Artists, the Santa Fe Art Colony, and historically recognized artists of the American West, such as Albert Bierstadt, Oscar Berninghaus, Ernest Blumenschein, E. I. Couse, Nicolai Fechin, Frank Tenney Johnson, W. R. Leigh, Frederic Remington, Carl Rungius, and Charles M. Russell are all represented.
A list of works already consigned—2012 auction highlights—may be viewed here.
For further information regarding consignments, phone the Jackson Hole Art Auction offices at 866-549-9278, or visit Trailside Galleries at 130 East Broadway in Jackson. Contact Auction Coordinator Lucy Grogan by emailing [email protected] Visit the auction’s website at www.jacksonholeartauction.com.
The auction takes place during the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, and the 2012 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival happens September 6-16, 2012.
Check out the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Tumblr Blog! The format is clean, crisp, and a very nice way to follow the exhibitions and projects up at the Museum.
This month I wrote a post about wildlife artist Jim Morgan’s sunny painting, Rabbit Brush With Rabbit. I’ve always loved Morgan’s way of illuminating his subjects and integrating them with their habitat. Morgan’s style is unmistakable. Take a look at the Museum’s blog here!
Happy Easter, everyone!