Collector’s Preview 2017

A calendar of top annual shows, auctions, and other collecting opportunities in the West and beyond

This story was featured in the January 2017 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art  January 2017 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

January

Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Denver, CO
January 3-22. National Western Complex. www.coorswesternart.com.

February

Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale, Los Angeles, CA
February 11-March 26. Autry Museum of the American West. www.theautry.org.

Dustin Van Wechel, It Takes a Village, from the 2016 Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale.

Dustin Van Wechel, It Takes a Village, from the 2016 Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale.

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC
February 16-19. Charleston Place Hotel. www.sewe.com.

Artsmart Dinner & Auction, Santa Fe, NM
February 25. Eldorado Hotel. www.artfeast.org.

March

Out West Art Show, Great Falls, MT
March 15-18. Heritage Inn. www.outwestartshow.com.

March in Montana Auction, Great Falls, MT
March 16-18. Great Falls Elks Lodge. www.marchinmontana.com.

The Russell Exhibition and Sale, Great Falls, MT
March 16-18. www.cmrussell.org.

Cowgirl Up!, Wickenburg, AZ
March 24-26. Desert Caballeros Western Museum. www.westernmuseum.org.

Jennifer Cavan, Dancing Into Autumn (detail), from the 2016 Cowgirl Up! show.

Jennifer Cavan, Dancing Into Autumn (detail), from the 2016 Cowgirl Up! show.

Night of Artists, San Antonio, TX
March 31-May 14. Briscoe Western Art Museum. www.briscoemuseum.org.

April

Scottsdale Art Auction, Scottsdale, AZ
April 8. Legacy Gallery. www.scottsdaleartauction.com.

California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
April 8-30. Autry Museum of the American West. www.californiaartclub.org.

Plein Air Southwest Salon, Dallas, TX
April 8-May 15. Southwest Gallery. www.outdoorpainterssociety.com.

Governor’s Art Show, Loveland, CO
April 21-May 29. Loveland Museum/Gallery. www.governorsartshow.org.

Fredericksburg Art Auction, Fredericksburg, TX
April 28-29. www.fredericksburgartauction.com.

May

Canyon Road Spring Art Festival, Santa Fe, NM
May 12-13. Canyon Road. www.visitcanyonroad.com.

Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH
May 12-June 10. Eisele Gallery. www.oilpaintersofamerica.com.

Phippen Western Art Show & Sale, Prescott, AZ
May 26-28. Phippen Museum. www.phippenartmuseum.org.

June

Prix de West Invitational Exhibit & Sale, Oklahoma City, OK
June 9-11. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.

Glenn Dean, Looking Ahead, from the 2016 Prix de West Invitational Exhibit & Sale.

Glenn Dean, Looking Ahead, from the 2016 Prix de West Invitational Exhibit & Sale.

Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, CO
June 28-July 4. www.telluridepleinair.com.

July

Plein Air for the Park, Grand Teton National Park, WY
July 12-16. www.rmpap.org.

Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, Reno, NV
July 29. Peppermill Resort. www.cdaartauction.com.

August

Auction in Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
August 6-8. Hilton Santa Fe. www.auctioninsantafe.com.

Heart of the West Art Show & Auction, Bozeman, MT
August 10-12. Best Western GranTree Inn. www.heartofthewestart.com.

Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO
August 11-13. Benson Sculpture Garden. www.sculptureinthepark.org.

Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM
August 19-20. Santa Fe Plaza. www.swaia.org.

Heart of the West Art Show & Auction, Coeur d’Alene, ID
August 31-September 3. Coeur d’Alene Resort. www.heartofthewestart.com.

September

Edward Aldrich, On the Prowl, from the 2016 Western Visions show.

Edward Aldrich, On the Prowl, from the 2016 Western Visions show.

Sonoma Plein Air Festival, Sonoma, CA
September 4-9. www.sonomapleinair.com.

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, Jackson, WY
September 6-17. www.jacksonholechamber.com.

Quest for the West Art Show & Sale, Indianapolis, IN
September 8-9. Eiteljorg Museum. www.eiteljorg.org.

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, Grand Canyon, AZ
September 9-17. www.grandcanyon.org.

Western Visions Show & Sale, Jackson, WY
September 14-15. National Museum of Wildlife Art. www.westernvisions.org.

Jackson Hole Art Auction, Jackson, WY
September 15-16. Trailside Galleries/Center for the Arts. www.jacksonholeartauction.com.

Martin Grelle, Of One Heart, from the 2016 Jackson Hole Art Auction.

Martin Grelle, Of One Heart, from the 2016 Jackson Hole Art Auction.

Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Cody, WY
September 22-23. Buffalo Bill Center of the West. www.buffalobillartshow.com.

October

Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition & Sale, Oklahoma City, OK
October 5-7. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, Laguna Beach, CA
October 7-15. www.lagunapleinair.org.

Brenda Boylan, Intersection on 1st, from the 2016 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational.

Brenda Boylan, Intersection on 1st, from the 2016 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational.

Historic Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out, Santa Fe, NM
October 13-14. Canyon Road. www.visitcanyonroad.com.

Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona, AZ
October 14-21. www.sedonapleinairfestival.org.

Miniatures & More, Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Museum. www.albuquerquemuseum.com.

November

Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational, Zion National Park, UT
November 6-12. www.zionpark.org.

Small Works, Great Wonders, Oklahoma City, OK
November 10. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.

Great American West Show, Tucson, AZ
November 18. Settlers West Galleries. www.settlerswest.com.

Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show & Sale, Tucson, AZ
November 19. www.mountainoysterclub.com.

William Haskell, Arizona Journey, from the 2016 Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show & Sale.

William Haskell, Arizona Journey, from the 2016 Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show & Sale.

December

Santa Fe Art Auction, Santa Fe, NM
December 2-3. Gerald Peters Gallery. www.santafeartauction.com.

This story was featured in the January 2017 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art  January 2017 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

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