There were top-notch artworks and lots of sales at the 38th annual Prix de West Invitational, held last weekend at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK. Opening-night purchases totaled $3.4 million, nearly matching last year’s $3.5 million tally. The prestigious Prix de West Purchase Award went to “Umatilla Rock,” one of George Carlson’s three gorgeous landscape paintings; his body of work won the Robert Lougheed Memorial Award, chosen by the Prix de West exhibiting artists. Bill Anton’s “Winding Down” won the Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award. Blair Buswell’s “How Many More…” won the James Earle Fraser Sculpture Award. Terri Kelly Moyers’ “El Tejido de la Familia” won the Frederic Remington Painting Award. Walter Matia’s “For Spacious Skies” won the Major General and Mrs. Don D. Pittman Wildlife Award. And finally, Curt Walters’ “Enigmatic Long House” won the Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyers’ Choice Award.