Collector’s Preview 2018

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

Dawn Sutherland, Journey Through Realms of Splendor, from the 2017 Grand Canyon Celebration.

Dawn Sutherland, Journey Through Realms of Splendor, from the 2017 Grand Canyon Celebration.

This story was featured in the January 2018 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art January 2018 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 3-21. National Western Complex. www.coorswesternart.com.

February

Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale, Los Angeles, CA
February 10-March 25. Autry Museum of the American West.
www.theautry.org.

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC
February 16-18. Charleston Place Hotel. www.sewe.com.

March

Artsmart Dinner & Auction, Santa Fe, NM
March 3. La Fonda Hotel. www.artsmartnm.org.

Out West Art Show & Sale, Great Falls, MT
March 14-17. Best Western Plus Heritage Inn. www.outwestartshow.com.

March in Montana, Great Falls, MT
March 15-17. Great Falls Elks Lodge. www.marchinmontana.com.

The Russell Exhibition and Sale, Great Falls, MT
March 15-17. C.M. Russell Museum. www.cmrussell.org.

Cowgirl Up!, Wickenburg, AZ
March 25-May 13. Desert Caballeros Western Museum. www.westernmuseum.org.

Night of Artists, San Antonio, TX
March 25-May 6. Briscoe Western Art Museum. www.briscoemuseum.org.

April

Scottsdale Art Auction, Scottsdale, AZ
April 7. Legacy Gallery. www.scottsdaleartauction.com.

California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
www.californiaartclub.org.

May

Governor’s Art Show, Loveland, CO
May 12-June 17. Loveland Museum/Gallery. www.governorsartshow.org.

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

Plein Air Southwest Painting Competition & Show, Rockport, TX
May 20-June 9. Rockport Center for the Arts. www.outdoorpainterssociety.com.

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

Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Steamboat Springs, CO
May 29-June 3. www.oilpaintersofamerica.com.

June

Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale, Oklahoma City, OK
June 8-9. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.

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

July

Plein Air for the Park, Moose, WY
July 18-22. Richard Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center.
www.pleinairforthepark.org.

Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, Reno, NV
July 28. Grand Sierra Resort. www.cdaartauction.com.

August

Heart of the West Art Show & Auction, Whitefish, MT
August 10-12. Nancy Cawdrey Gallery. www.heartofthewest.com.

Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO
August 10-12. Benson Sculpture Garden. www.sculptureinthepark.org.

Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM
August 18-19. Santa Fe Plaza. www.swaia.org.

September

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, Jackson, WY
September 5-16. www.jacksonholechamber.com.

Quest for the West Art Show & Sale, Indianapolis, IN
September 7-8. Eiteljorg Museum. www.eiteljorg.org.

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, Grand Canyon, AZ
September 8-January 14. www.grandcanyon.org.

Jackson Hole Art Auction, Jackson, WY
September 14-15. Trailside Galleries/Center for the Arts. www.jacksonholeartauction.com.

Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, Cody, WY
September 21. Buffalo Bill Center of the West. www.buffalobillartshow.com.

Sonoma Plein Air Festival, Sonoma, CA.
www.sonomapleinair.com. 

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

October

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, Laguna Beach, CA
October 6-14. www.lagunapleinair.org.

Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition & Sale, Oklahoma City, OK
October 6-November 25. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.

Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona, AZ
October 13-20. Sedona Arts Center. www.sedonapleinairfestival.org.

ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition and Benefit, Albuquerque, NM
October 19-December 2. Albuquerque Museum. www.albuquerquemuseum.org.

Historic Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out, Santa Fe, NM
October 20. Canyon Road.
www.visitcanyonroad.com. 

November

Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational, Zion National Park, UT
November 5-11. www.zionpark.org.

Small Works, Great Wonders, Oklahoma City, OK
November 9. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.

Great American West Show, Tucson, AZ
November 17. Settlers West Galleries. www.settlerswest.com.

Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show & Sale, Tucson, AZ
November 18. Mountain Oyster Club. www.mountainoysterclub.com.

Santa Fe Art Auction, Santa Fe, NM
Gerald Peters Gallery.
www.santafeartauction.com.

This story was featured in the January 2018 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art January 2018 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

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