Phippen Western Art Show & Sale

The Phippen Mu­seum’s Western Art Show & Sale brings Western art en­thu­si­asts to the Yava­pai County Court­house.

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Now well into its fourth decade, the Phippen Mu­seum will once again host its tra­di­tional Me­mo­rial Day week­end Western Art Show & Sale. The event brings to­gether thou­sands of Western art en­thu­si­asts and col­lec­tors to ad­mire and pur­chase the works of some of the most well-known Western artists in Amer­ica.

This year, par­tic­i­pat­ing artists in­clude Al Glann, Gary Byrd, Ja­son Lohmeier, Joe Toledo, Rob Richards, Russell L. Parker, Ta­mara Mag­dalina, Va­leriy Kagounkin and

J. Waid Grif­fin, among many oth­ers.

Ari­zona-based artist Mar­less Fel­lows will show her paint­ing Re­flec­tions dur­ing the week­end, de­pict­ing horses wad­ing through a pond. Fel­lows notes that she loves pro­mot­ing and sharing the West through her art­work, and says, “My happy child­hood was sur­rounded by horses, don­keys and the cow­boy life­style that I love and ap­pre­ci­ate to this day.”

Scot A. Weir will show his work

South­ern Ex­po­sure, fea­tur­ing a Har­ris hawk and kan­ga­roo rat on a rusted-out pickup. He de­scribes each of his paint­ings as “an in­tense Western/wildlife ex­pres­sion done in con­tem­po­rary real­ism.”

The ma­jor­ity of the show takes place on the lawn of the his­toric Yava­pai County Court­house Plaza in down­town Prescott, a land­mark of the Old West, and this year’s show and sale be­gins Satur­day, May 26, with an un­veil­ing cer­e­mony for a mon­u­men­tal ver­sion of Ge­orge Phippen’s bronze Cow­boy in a Storm on the east side of the court­house. Cow­boy in a Storm is the last sculp­ture Phippen ever pro­duced, and the replica will be on view through­out the week­end.

At 2 p.m. on Satur­day and Sun­day, around 20 artists will par­tic­i­pate in Quick Draw chal­lenges on the north steps of the court­house. They are chal­lenged to cre­ate a fin­ished piece of art­work in 60 min­utes while an en­thu­si­as­tic crowd looks on. The works are framed and im­me­di­ately auc­tioned while the paint is still wet.

A tick­eted Artists Meet ’n’ Greet Din­ner will take place at the mu­seum on Satur­day evening, where at­ten­dees can ex­plore the cur­rent ex­hibit Cool, Cool Wa­ter and en­joy a home­style bar­be­cue din­ner. The awards cer­e­mony will take place on the court­house’s north steps on Sun­day at 11 a.m.

in an event that the pub­lic is en­cour­aged to at­tend. Awards will be pre­sented in 10 cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing the Ge­orge Phippen Me­mo­rial Foun­da­tion Award and the Phippen Fam­ily Award.

The week­end also marks the end of the 15th an­nual Minia­ture Mas­ter­piece Show & Sale, which be­gins its run at the mu­seum on May 1. The exhibition ends with a unique sale-by-draw event that takes place on May 28.

The Phippen Mu­seum Western Art Show & Sale is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Satur­day and Sun­day and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mon­day, and ad­mis­sion to the event and the mu­seum is free through­out the Me­mo­rial Day week­end.

Vis­i­tors gather on the court­house lawn for the Phippen Mu­seum Western Art Show & Sale.

Va­leriy Kagounkin fin­ishes his art­work dur­ing the Quick Draw Chal­lenge.

Russell L. Parker, Bear Claw, cot­ton­wood bark carv­ing, 14 x 4 x 3½"

Scot A. Weir, South­ern Ex­po­sure, oil on can­vas, 40 x 30"

Ta­mara Mag­dalina, Shoshone Falls, oil on can­vas, 34 x 46"

Mar­less Fel­lows, Re­flec­tions, oil, 24 x 20"

Va­leriy Kagounkin, In His Name, oil on can­vas, 24 x 30"

Gary Byrd, Twi­light Days, oil on linen, 24 x 20”

Al Glann, The Great Spirit, bronze, 14 x 9 x 4”

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