Milestones June 1998

Two for the Show by Robert Broshears, sculpture, southwest art.
Two for the Show by Robert Broshears


On May 22 the Southwest Association for Indian Arts awarded 1998 Lifetime Achievement Awards to four artists: potters Marie Z. Chino and Helen Cordero, painter and sculptor Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Crumbo, and painter Carl N. Gorman.

At the Spokane Western Art Show, WA, in March, Robert Broshears won the Three-Dimensional Best of Show Award for Two for the Show and Morgan Peets won Best of Show in the Two-Dimensional category with Early Arrival.

The C.M. Russell Museum has raised $2.7 million of its $5 million fundraising campaign goal to expand the museum by 26,000 feet. The expansion, which will include more exhibit and library space and a sculpture garden, is expected to be completed by 2001.

Show Results

American & California Paintings & Sculpture,Butterfield & Butterfield

Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; December, 1997

Top Lots:

Eanger Irving Couse, The Pottery Maker, oil, 24 x 29, $101,500

George Inness, Fishing on the Hudson, oil, 143⁄4 x 26, $68,500

Joseph Bartholemew Kidd, Peregrine Falcon, oil, 36 x 50, $57,500

Selden Connor Gile, Destination Marin, oil, 34 x 40, $51,750

Olaf Carl Seltzer, Indians at a Watering Hole, 20 x 30, 46,000

Thomas Moran, Salute From the Lagoon, 10 x 121⁄4, $46,000

James Bond Francisco, After the Storm, 34 x 451⁄2, $40,250

American & European Paintings & Prints,Skinner Inc.

Boston, MA; March 1998

Top Lots:

Andrew Wyeth, Nell, watercolor, 21 x 291⁄2, $90,500

Thomas Cole, Distant View of Boston, 1828, oil, 81⁄2 x 12, $44,850

Henry Roderick Newman, View at Karnak, watercolor,263⁄4 x 393⁄4, $36,800

Johannes Borman, Still Life with Bowl of Fruit, Drapery, and Insects, oil, 25 x 211⁄2, $33,350

Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent House/Monhegan Island, Maine, watercolor, 181⁄2 x 291⁄2, $33,350

Spirits in the Wind Gallery in Golden, CO, celebrated its reopening in February with a show for David Caricato and Roger Lee Lewis. Pictured are Caricato (left) and Lewis with gallery owner Pam Eggemeyer, southwest art.
Spirits in the Wind Gallery in Golden, CO, celebrated its reopening in February with a show for David Caricato and Roger Lee Lewis. Pictured are Caricato (left) and Lewis with gallery owner Pam Eggemeyer

Museum News

George King, former director of the Katonah Museum of Art in New York City, has taken over as director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM. King was program director for the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York before his 10-year tenure at the Katonah Museum.

The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery at the University of Texas in Austin recently changed its name to the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art. The change recognizes former university board of regents chairman Jack Blanton, who was a major advocate of the museum’s growth. Following his lead, the museum has raised $35.5 million of its $42 million goal—funds that will support construction of a new facility to house its extensive collections of American art, Latin American art, and European prints and drawings. The building is scheduled to open in 2002.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will have a new director as of July 1. David Ross, current director of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, replaces John Lane, who left last September. During his tenure at the Whitney Museum, Ross oversaw an extensive expansion and renovation project that resulted in more exhibit space and a larger research library. Before that, he was director of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA, for nine years.

Lucinda Barnes has been appointed executive director of the Boise Art Museum, ID. Barnes was formerly curator of collections at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Two recent gifts to the Stanford University Museum of Art, CA, will complement its reopening in January 1999. Closed since the 1989 earthquake, the museum received $3 million from philanthropist Phyllis Wattis to establish a curatorship in the art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and to fund acquisitions, exhibitions, and conservation and educational programs in these areas. Art collectors Ruth and Marc Franklin gave the museum objects from west and central Africa, ancient Eskimo ivory carvings, Indonesian figures, and a Nootka figure from British Columbia. The renovated museum, renamed the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, will include a new wing, improvements on the Rodin Sculpture Garden, and several new sculpture-garden areas.

Field Companion Black Lab by Stephen Hamrick, painting, southwest art.
Field Companion—Black Lab by Stephen Hamrick


In our April Conversation Piece we incorrectly listed Steve Hamrick’s print publisher. His work is available through Hadley Companies.

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