Small Works, Great Won­ders

The Na­tional Cow­boy & Western Her­itage Mu­seum hosts its an­nual Small Works, Great Won­ders fundraiser on Novem­ber 9.

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Ok­la­homa City, OK

The 13th an­nual Small Works, Great Won­ders fundraiser at the Na­tional Cow­boy & Western Her­itage Mu­seum, will con­tinue the tra­di­tion of of­fer­ing some of the best in tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary art avail­able to­day. On view will be up to two small-scale works each by more than 100 artists. Paint­ings will reach up to 16 by 20 inches, while sculp­ture will mea­sure no more than 20 by 20 by 20 inches. Be­cause of size of the works, the show is a unique op­por­tu­nity for new col­lec­tors and es­tab­lished buy­ers to add af­ford­able works of art to their col­lec­tions.

“With the small works, you can buy art­work by na­tion­ally renowned artists at a smaller price sim­ply be­cause of the na­ture of the work,” elab­o­rates Su­san Pat­ter­son, cu­ra­tor of spe­cial ex­hibits at the mu­seum. “It’s a great way for new col­lec­tors to get their feet wet col­lect­ing art. For those who have al­ready been col­lect­ing for years, it’s a way for them to pick up work by Prix de West artists that they would not al­ways find at our oth­ers events.”

This year’s show will take place Novem­ber 9, with both re­turn­ing and new­com­ers alike dis­play­ing a di­verse ar­ray of art­work that in­cludes wildlife, land­scapes, cow­boy scenes, noc­turnes and more. “Be­cause we only have a cer­tain amount of space, we ro­tate some artists out and

bring new artists in,” Pat­ter­son ex­plains. “This year we have 20 new artists.”

Among those who are ex­hibit­ing for the first time are Maeve Eichel­berger, Jerry Rick­et­son, Martha Jane Spur­lock, John Demott, Dy­lan Cavin, Mor­gane An­toine and John David Rule. Re­turn­ing par­tic­i­pants in­clude Ed Aldrich, Wil­liam Ach­eff, Glenn Dean, Brent Cot­ton, Lind­sey Bit­tner Gra­ham, Lo­gan Maxwell Hagege, John Moy­ers, Terri Kelly Moy­ers, Tim Shin­abarger and more.

On Novem­ber 9, the show will open at 5 p.m. start­ing with the Mu­seum Store’s Hol­i­day Open House. At 6 p.m. will be the art pre­view and cock­tail re­cep­tion where col­lec­tors can en­joy door prizes, cock­tails, hors d’oeu­vres and live mu­sic while they min­gle with at­tend­ing artists and view the works for the first time. They also can cast their bids for the fixed-price draw, which will hap­pen at 7 p.m. Be­ing a “cas­hand-carry” event, the win­ning bid­ders are able to take their works home with them that night. Any un­sold pieces will re­main on view and avail­able through Novem­ber 25. Col­lec­tors who are un­able to at­tend the show and would like to buy works can set up proxy bid­ding.

Reser­va­tions to Small Works, Great Won­ders are sug­gested. Tick­ets cost $65 for mem­bers and $75 for the pub­lic.

Small Works, Great Won­ders fea­tures small-scale paint­ings and sculp­tures by more than 100 artists.

Ed­ward Aldrich, Keep­ing Close, oil, 14 x 18"

Col­lec­tors view works dur­ing the an­nual Small Works, Great Won­ders.

Jerry Rick­et­son, The Bay Win­dow, oil, 16 x 20"

Nick Berry, The Car­di­nal, oil on can­vas, 8 x 10"

Kelly Sin­gle­ton, Part­ing Glance, oil, 20 x 16"

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