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.
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 http://theautry.org/masters/2010/ for available works and a detailed background on the Masters Exhibition and Sale.