Milestones September 1998


Ed Archie NoiseCat won Best of Show at Indian Arts Northwest in June in Portland, OR. The winning piece, In the Beginning, is a 6-foot carved wood panel.

Craig Tennant has been voted a signature member of the Oil Painters of America after only five months as an associate member.

Wyoming painter Daryl Poulin won First Place and Best of Show at the 11th annual Santa Fe Trail Western Art Show, which was held in June at the A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art in Trinidad, CO.

Prix de West Invitational

Despite a tornado alert that sent artists and patrons to the basement of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK, the Prix de West Invitational Exhibition and Sale in June was a success, with sales reaching $1.9 million. The Prix de West Award went to Kent Ullberg for his bronze of two sea otters. The piece, Ocean’s Cradle, will be added to the museum’s permanent collection. Howard Terpning won the Frederic Remington Award for his oil painting The River’s Gift. Fellow exhibiting artists chose Dan Gerhartz as the winner of the Robert Lougheed Memorial Award for his display of four paintings. Curt Walters won the Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyer’s Choice Award.

Show Results American and European Paintings Skinner, Inc. Boston, MA, May 1998

Top Lots:

George Luks, St. Botolph Street, oil, 301⁄4 x 251⁄8, $112,500

Thomas Moran, Colburn Butte,S. Utah, watercolor and gouache on paper/board, 131⁄2 x 9, $101,500

Francis Luis Mora, The Toy Boat,oil, 25 x 30, $46,000

Charles Henry Gifford, England Coastal Scene, oil, 18 x 24, $37,950

Animated View With Ruins and Figures, attributed to Leonardo Coccorante, oil, 73 x 641⁄2, $37,375

William Trost Richards, Shoreline With Passing Front, oil, 20 x 40, $36,800

Adrianus Eversen, The Merchant Under the Castle Walls, oil,171⁄2 x 141⁄4, $26,450

Walter Launt Palmer, Snow and Sunlight, oil, 18 x 27, $21,800

Sanford Robinson Gifford, At Play in the Surf, oil, 131⁄4 x 271⁄4, $20,700

Emil Bisttram, Taos Mountains, watercolor and graphite,19 x 25, $18,400

John Joseph Enneking, Spring Fields, oil, 18 x 24, $14,950

Phippen Western Art Show & Sale Phippen Museum Prescott, AZ, May 1998


Jim Tschetter, Best of Show

Bradford Williams, Phippen Family Award

D. Michael Thomas, George Phippen Memorial Foundation Award

Steven Lang, People’s Choice Award

Red Earth Festival

Oklahoma City, OK, June 1998


Tillier Wesley, Grand Award

Anthony Lovato, President’s Award

Best of Division winners:

Argus Dowdy, cultural items and attire

Dewayne Mathews, drawing and printmaking

Diana Beach, painting

Myron Panteah, jewelry

Rose Pecos Sun Rhodes, pottery

Gordon Tonips, sculpture

Clarence Lee, diversified art forms

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