Coors Western Art Show

By Bonnie Gangelhoff

The Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale is a highlight of the winter show 
season. Celebrating its 20th year, the show continues to be “eclectic and broad 
and more contemporary in scope” than other shows, says curator Rose 
Fredrick. “By offering such a strong variety of work as well as a wide range of 
styles, we are able to show people that western art is so much more than 
what they expected. It’s a living, breathing, vital form of art.”

In the following pages, you’ll meet seven of the show’s approximately 70 
participating artists, see some of their new works, and learn more about these 
works. Then, see them for yourself in person: The show opens with the Red 
Carpet Reception on Wednesday, January 4. Also on the schedule that day is a 
luncheon and lecture featuring Hugh Hildesley, executive vice president of 
Sotheby’s, who will speak on the topic “What Price Art?” On Thursday, January 5, 
the Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western Art presents its annual 
daylong symposium, which this year is titled “Lest We Forget California: Artists 
of the Golden West.” It’s all part of the WinterWest program. 
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Lindsey Bittner Graham
Kim Lordier
Bart Walter
Edward Aldrich
Ulrich Gleiter
Gil Dellinger
Leon Loughridge

Featured in January 2012.