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.

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