MARCH IN MONTANA
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2019 marks 32nd year for the March in Montana dealer show and auction at Charlie Russell’s historic Elks Lodge #214 in Great Falls, Montana. Partners Coeur d’alene Galleries and Coeur d’alene Art Auction will host the three-day dealer show and two-day auction during Western Art Week. The show kicks off Thursday, March 21, and the auction begins at 11 a.m. on March 22 and 23. The highlight of this year’s sale is a historically significant oil by Olaf C. Seltzer, Trail of the Diamond R, Great Divide, Montana, depicting the first transportation company out of Montana—the Diamond R—which was incorporated in 1866 and was the engine of the growing Montana territory. The painting and provenance will make this an exciting piece to watch at auction. Indian artifacts as well as Western memorabilia and weavings are also featured. The 2019 weavings are the strongest in years and include pieces from a major New Mexico collection. During Saturday’s sale, collectors will have an opportunity to acquire wildlife mounts including a Boone and Crockett moose, Dall sheep, two great grizzly bear rugs and a full body wolverine. MIM is a favorite for collectors of the great Glacier Park artists, with 2019 offerings including a major Swiftcurrent Falls piece by John Fery. Works by past and present members of the Cowboy Artists of America will be represented, while the bread and butter of the sale continues to be Montana artists including Russell, Seltzer, Edgar Paxson, Charles Fritz, Hank Lawshe, Tucker Smith and Ace Powell, among others. First-year partner Coeur d’alene Galleries is excited to bring in about a dozen pieces by artists at the beginning of their careers. These works are expected to generate some buzz among the attendees, as the gallery sees nothing but upside from these talents.
March 21-23 Great Falls, MT
Crowds gather at the Great Falls, Montana, Elks Lodge #214, for the 2018 March in Montana.
Olaf C. Seltzer (1877-1957), Trail of the Diamond R, Great Divide, Montana, oil on canvas, 24 x 36”. Estimate: $70/90,000
Navajo rug with Crystal Area pictorial weaving with gold, black and red analine dye, featuring an Indian head in the center. Commissioned by Ken Lively of Chama, NM. Woven by the wife of a Navajo tribe chief. 168 x 108” Estimate: $10/15,000