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