Milestones August 1997

10th Mountain Division by Chris Navarro, southwest art.
10th Mountain Division by Chris Navarro


Internationally known sculptor and educator David Deming has been named dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. Deming’s large-scale works have been exhibited at museums and galleries from New York, NY, to Los Angeles, CA. He has taught at the University of Texas since 1972.

A 14-foot bronze by Wyoming sculptor Chris Navarro is being dedicated Au-gust 2 in Aspen, CO. The monument honors members of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division—both those who lost their lives in Italy and the Aleutian Islands in 1945 and those who returned to Aspen after the war to help turn the town into a world-class ski resort.

The Washington, DC, Museum Bus is back for the second season. Five shuttles run among 23 museums in the area, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Renwick Gallery, National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Phillips Collection. New stops this year are the National Zoo and Union Station/Postal Museum. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and bus passes range from $5 for one day to $25 for a five-day family pass. For information, call 202.588.7470.

In the Mandan Lodge of Four Bears by Kenneth Riley painting, southwest art.
In the Mandan Lodge of Four Bears by Kenneth Riley

Nizhoni Gallery purchased Navajo Gallery Old Town in Albuquerque, NM, early this summer. Navajo Gallery represents artist R.C. Gorman.


Denver, CO, Mayor Wellington Webb proclaimed May 15 “Witold-K Day” in honor of the artist’s contributions to Denver’s artistic and cultural communities and in celebration of his 65th birthday. The award was made at a reception at Arte Gallery in Cherry Creek North, which represents Witold-K’s work.

The 15th annual Smithsonian Craft Show, held April 24-27 in Washington, DC, set attendance records with nearly 16,000 visitors. Seven artists won top awards: Joseph DiGangi, NM; Cliff Lee, PA; Fraser Smith, FL; Bill Hornaday, CA; Billie Ruth Sudduth, NC; Donald Friedlich, IA; and Ann Hall Richards, MN.

Taos, NM, artist Agnes Martin received the Golden Lion award for her contributions to contemporary art at the 47th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition in June.

Recycled, Re-Seen: Folk Art From the Global Scrap Heap, a major exhibition at the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM, was recognized by the American Association of Museums as the best U.S. exhibition in 1996.

Artist Pat Howard and John Kinkade, owner of Columbine Gallery, Loveland, CO, at the opening reception of a May show for Howard and sculptor Sharles. photo, southwest art.
Artist Pat Howard and John Kinkade, owner of Columbine Gallery, Loveland, CO, at the opening reception of a May show for Howard and sculptor Sharles.

Show Results

Altermann & Morris Galleries’ Collectors Sale
Dallas, TX, May 1997
Overall sales: $2 million
Top lots:
James Earle Fraser, The End of the Trail, bronze, h 33 1⁄2, $198,000
Howard Terpning, Surveying Their Domain, oil, 24 x 36, $121,000
Kenneth Riley, In the Mandan Lodge of  Four Bears, oil, 54 x 36, $94,600
Clark Hulings, Flower Kiosk, oil, 24 x 32, $78,100
Howard Terpning, Not Welcome Here, oil, 24 x 30, $71,500
R. Brownell McGrew, Kitty With Parasol, oil, 40 x 30, $49,500
Michael Coleman, Close to the Sun in Lonely Land, oil, 40 x 30, $41,800
Charles Schreyvogel, The Last Drop,  bronze, h 12, $41,800
Oscar E. Berninghaus, A Camp in the Aspen Forest, oil, 20 x 16, $35,200
Charles M. Russell, Medicine Man, bronze, h 7, $33,000
Guy C. Wiggins, Plaza and the Park, oil, 25 x 30, $33,000
Olaf Wieghorst, Apache Scout, oil, 20 x 24, $29,700
Paul Calle, And a Good Book for Company, oil, 22 x 29, $27,500
Howard Terpning, The Nameless Mountain Man, oil, 20 x 24, $27,500

Rough Rider International Art Show Williston, ND, May 1997 Awards:
Sheri Hamilton (Best Sculpture)
Kathy Morrow (Best Other Media)
A. Nadine Pickthorn (People’s Choice)
Jennifer Redlin (Best Watercolor)
Charlen Jeffrey Satrom (Best Oil)
Raymond Wattenhofer (Grand Prize Award)
A.B. Word (Purchase Award, Best Other Media)

National Western Art Show & Auction Ellensburg, WA, May 1997 Awards:
J.R. Eason (Best of Show, Sculpture)
Marla Edmiston (Best of Show, Oil)
Fred Fellows (Clymer Award)
Larry Gay (People’s Choice)
Steve Hanks (Best of Show, Watercolor)
Jerry D. McKellar (Purchase Award)
Patty Reid (Best of Show, Other Media)
Teresa Schleigh (Artist Round-Up Award)
Theodore J. Smith (Judges’ Award)

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