October 22, 2021

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Significant Desert Museum programs yearly ‘Art in the West’ exhibition, silent auction

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BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Higher Desert Museum will unveil an excellent selection of conventional 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 characteristic above 90 works of artwork by 59 regionally and nationally acclaimed artists.

“Every Art in the West exhibition is special, earning it a new working experience that Museum people delight in calendar year right after year,” reported Museum Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D. “And it is a wonderful way to each provide house one of a kind artwork and assist artists and the Museum.”

Silent bidding will be readily available on the internet for the second 12 months, with the opportunity to invest in artwork outright. The bidding will start July 29 and carry on by the exhibit’s closing on Saturday, Oct 16. Opening bids for the art array from $100 to $5,000.

The artwork chosen for the exhibition is as varied as the artists on their own. The exhibit attributes sculptures, paintings and pictures expressing responses to the landscapes, historical past, cultures and wildlife of the Superior Desert in mediums ranging from oil to acrylic to mixed media.

This year’s Curator’s Preference Award is offered to Rudi Broschofsky for his piece Gus. Broschofsky is an Idaho-based mostly artist whose do the job offers a fashionable search at if not regular Western topic make a difference by means of the use of intricate stencils, spray paint and resin. His paintings are colourful, and the topic issue is daring and potent. Broschofsky is represented by a number of galleries, which includes Present day West High-quality Art in Salt Lake Town, Utah Broschofsky Galleries in Sunlight Valley, Idaho and Flat Blak Gallery in Portland.  

The Jury’s Selection Award goes to Tamara Ruiz for her vivid oil painting Desert Drama. Ruiz is a modern artist building from a tiny farm in Nebraska. Her a long time in the Midwest amongst the smaller cities and open prairies has impacted both equally the model and issue make any difference of her perform. In 2013, Ruiz had a monthlong solo exhibition at the Nebraska Governor’s Home in Lincoln. She has also exhibited her artwork at the C.M. Russell Museum in Wonderful Falls, Montana and Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Proceeds from the Art in the West auction assist help the Museum’s academic systems, bringing science, artwork and record schooling to lifelong learners throughout the region.

A link to the gallery guideline of the show artwork will be offered exclusively on the Museum’s site starting off Thursday, July 22 at highdesertmuseum.org/art-in-the-west. The bidding concludes and the show closes on Saturday, October 16, and purchasers will be contacted on Monday, Oct 18.

Art in the West is produced probable by First Interstate Lender with support from Cascade Sotheby’s Global Realty, St. Charles Wellbeing System and Western Artwork Collector journal.


THE Large DESERT MUSEUM opened in Bend, Oregon in 1982. It provides together wildlife, cultures, artwork, historical past and the pure entire world to convey the wonder of North America’s High Desert. The Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit group accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is a Smithsonian Affiliate, was the 2019 recipient of the Western Museums Association’s Charles Redd Award for Exhibition Excellence and is a 2021 recipient of the Nationwide Medal for Museum and Library Company. To understand more, visit highdesertmuseum.org and comply with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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