Calling Coast to Coast
We ask leading galleries from coast to coast what their thoughts are on the market and where it might be headed.
It is difficult to characterize today’s art market in one single term. What collectors are looking for today is different from what they were looking for a few months ago and will be different a few months from now. I have found that the best way to deal with the fluidity of the art market is to offer a variety of styles and mediums, as well as a range of price points.
While we continue to have a great following for our traditional artists like Andrew Peters and Sonya Terpening, we have also established a strong interest in contemporary and abstract pieces such as the ones by Poteet Victory and Dick Evans. Victory’s oil paintings, while abstract, often have a nod to Native American symbolism. Evans leans towards the abstracted landscape, with bold colors and strong brushstrokes.
In addition to the well-established artists, finding emerging artists and introducing them to our collectors is something we take pride in since we opened the gallery almost 30 years ago. One of our newest artists who has been well received by our collectors is Oklahoma native, Stuart Sampson. A member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, his work reflects his love for the culture. Using wood panels, he primarily focuses on portraits of Native Americans but often done with a contemporary twist.
We enjoy working with the seasoned collector as well as helping new buyers begin their art journey. Please visit our website at www.howellgallery.com for more information on the gallery.
Howell Gallery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.