October 22, 2021

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Pamplin Media Group – Superior Desert Museum opens ‘Art in the West’

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Yearly exhibition and on the internet silent auction highlights perform of acclaimed artists from throughout the West

The High Desert Museum will unveil a assortment of common and contemporary artwork on Thursday, July 29 in its annual “Art in the West” exhibition and silent auction. This year’s invitation-only, juried exhibition will function around 90 is effective of art by 59 regionally and nationally acclaimed artists.

“Every single ‘Art in the West’ exhibition is exceptional, creating it a new expertise that museum site visitors delight in 12 months just after yr,” claimed Museum Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D. “And it truly is a great way to each provide household distinctive artwork and assistance artists and the museum.”

Silent bidding will be readily available on-line for the second year, with the opportunity to buy artwork outright. The bidding will launch July 29 and continue on via the exhibit’s closing on Saturday, Oct. 16. Opening bids for the art variety from $100 to $5,000.

The artwork chosen for the exhibition is as varied as the artists by themselves. The show features sculptures, paintings and images expressing responses to the landscapes, record, cultures and wildlife of the Significant Desert in mediums ranging from oil to acrylic to blended media.

This year’s Curator’s Alternative Award is offered to Rudi Broschofsky for his piece “Gus.” Broschofsky is an Idaho-centered artist whose operate provides a present day look at or else classic Western subject matter via the use of intricate stencils, spray paint and resin. His paintings are colorful, and the issue make a difference is daring and powerful. Broschofsky is represented by a number of galleries, such as Modern West Great Art in Salt Lake City, Utah Broschofsky Galleries in Sunshine Valley, Idaho and Flat Blak Gallery in Portland.

 - Tamara Ruiz won the Jury's Choice Award for her vibrant oil painting "Desert Drama."The Jury’s Decision Award goes to Tamara Ruiz for her vibrant oil portray “Desert Drama.” Ruiz is a modern day artist developing from a little farm in Nebraska. Her yrs in the Midwest among the compact cities and open prairies has impacted both of those the style and subject matter matter of her perform. In 2013, Ruiz had a monthlong solo exhibition at the Nebraska Governor’s Residence in Lincoln. She has also exhibited her artwork at the C.M. Russell Museum in Fantastic Falls, Montana, and Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Proceeds from the Artwork in the West auction aid aid the museum’s educational packages, bringing science, art and history schooling to lifelong learners during the area.

A connection to the gallery manual of the exhibit artwork will be readily available completely on the museum’s site starting Thursday, July 22 at highdesertmuseum.org/artwork-in-the-west. The bidding concludes and the exhibit closes on Saturday, Oct. 16, and purchasers will be contacted on Monday, Oct. 18.

“Art in the West” is built probable by Initially Interstate Bank with assist from Cascade Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty, St. Charles Well being Technique and Western Art Collector journal.

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