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.

Western Art Collector - - CONTENTS - DIREC­TOR Laura Tir­rell How­ell Gallery Ok­la­homa City, OK How­ell Gallery Ok­la­homa City, OK | (405) 840-4437 | www.how­ell­gallery.com

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.

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