Thursday, February 25, 2010

James Reynolds Memorial Service

A memorial service For James Reynolds will be held March 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the ZELMA BASHA SALMERI GALLERY OF WESTERN AMERICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN ART located at 22402 S. Basha Road, Chandler Arizona 85248

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sold Out At Publisher!

This Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition
has Sold Out at the Publisher.

Tribal Tripartite
by R. Tom Gilleon

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 15 s/n.
74”w x 37”h.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Low Inventory Alert:The Tie That Binds

The following Fine Art Edition has entered Low Inventory Status, 80% of the edition has been allocated.

The Tie That Binds by James Christensen

Image size:16"w x 20"h.
Edition Size:250
US: $750.00

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

In Memorium: James Reynolds 1926 - 2010

“Art cannot be casual. I have learned the value of discipline and hard work, and that doing it right takes time. I have discarded set patterns and formulas. My approach to painting changes, although I realize the need to be bold, rather than tentative. I also appreciate that there are both technical and emotional considerations in the creation of worthwhile art.”
- James Reynolds

It was an honor and a privilege for The Greenwich Workshop
to have published the work of this contemporary western artist.

James Reynolds was born in a Standard Oil lease house in 1926 and raised in Taft, California. As a boy, he spent summers at his grandmother’s Nevada City hotel, which was situated just beyond the infamous Donner Pass and literally above the south fork of the Yuba River, supported by stilts. In Nevada City he experienced firsthand the remnants of the Old West and heard the stories of that time.

Although he dabbled with drawing during grade school, Reynolds didn’t investigate it seriously until after World War II. The trip home from China was a long and boring one; luckily, the sailor on the bunk beside him had a painting kit. Reynolds took to it immediately and, upon returning to America, enrolled in the Kahn Institute of Art in Beverly Hills. Reynolds soon found work in Hollywood. For almost two decades, he sketched storyboards and sets for most of the major studios. Finally, after a particularly grueling assignment designing and helping to apply a body of tattoos for the film version of The Illustrated Man, he moved to Sedona, Arizona, and never looked back.

Reynolds is considered to be one of the finest artists of the Western experience. He was a member of the National Academy of Western Art (NAWA) and of the Cowboy Artists of America. In 1992, for his painting Arizona Cowboys, NAWA awarded Reynolds the Gold Award for Oil Painting, the Nona Jean Hulsey Buyer’s Choice Award, and the Prix de West. Reynolds’ other honors include Gold Awards from NAWA, and, from the Cowboy Artists of America, gold medals for best oil painting, Colt Awards, two George Phippen Memorial Awards and the Thomas Moran Memorial Award at the Autry National Center's "Masters of the American West Exhibition".

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Greenwich Artists Shine At Autry Show

The Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale was once again the center of the western art world this past weekend. In a gathering of the genre’s finest, a number of the highest prices paid and top awards went to Greenwich artists.

Award Winners:
The David P. Usher People’s Choice Award: Morgan Weislting’s Country School House, 1879

Thomas Moran Memorial Award For Painting: Howard Terpning’s The Sound of a DistantBugle

Gene Autry Memorial Award: Mian Situ (three works) The Intruder, Angel’s Camp, California, 1849; Bridge to the Spirit World; Over the Next Rise

Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award: Tucker Smith’s Gardner’s Hole

The Masters Silent Bid was made up entirely of Greenwich Artists and set the mark for original art sales in 2010:

Howard Terpning: The Sound of a Distant Bugle - $ 1,050,000
Mina Situ: The Intruder, Angel’s Camp, California, 1849 - $ 200,000
Morgan Weistling: Country School House, 1879 – $ 152,000
ZS Liang: First-Born Son, Montana Territory, 1859 - $ 100,000

Tucker Smith: Gardener’s Hole - $80,155

Other Greenwich Family of Artists participating in the show included: Christopher Blossom, John Buxton, Bob Coronato, Don Crowley, Luke Frazier, Bonnie Marris, Dean Mitchell, William S. Phillips, Daniel Smith, Curt Walters and Kim Wiggins.

Visit for available works and a detailed background on the Masters Exhibition and Sale.