It’s time to get ready for the annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale. A Memorial Day weekend tradition in Prescott, the Phippen Museum promises another outstanding presentation of fine art.
This year marks the 42nd Annual Western Art Show and Sale. This extremely popular art event not only attracts art enthusiasts, Western collectors and tourists from all over, but also draws some of the nation’s most talented artists.
The event happens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 28, 29 and 30th at the Courthouse Square, 20 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ, 86303.
Many of today’s most well-known Western artists got their start as juried participants in the Phippen show, creating artwork in oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, pastel, sculpture and drawing. And although this annual juried show features well established artists, up-and-comers who create ‘Art of the American West’ will also be represented.
Guests will have the opportunity to see some of the greatest examples of Western art in America today. They will also be able to meet participating artists in an informal, outdoor setting and purchase pieces directly from the masters.
In addition to a Miniature Masterpiece Show and Sale and a live art auction, there are many special events to keep attendees entertained and involved. This includes the extremely popular Quick Draw events, the fun-filled Denim to Diamonds Gala with a live art auction, and the public artist award ceremony.
Admission to the museum will be free all weekend.
The museum www.phippenartmuseum.org was named after inspirational Western sculptor and painter, George Phippen. It opened in 1984. He was a co-founder and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America and after his untimely passing at the age of 50, a group of his friends and family believed an institution devoted to American Western art should be established in his memory. More than 30 years later, the Phippen Museum proudly continues its ongoing mission to present museum quality Western art for the enjoyment of visitors from all across the nation and abroad.
For additional information on this event, or to make reservations for the Gala, please contact the museum at (928) 778-1385. If you are an artist interested in applying to the 20017 show, click the following link to download a jury application.
The show is open to all artists submitting work featuring Art of the American West in the following seven media categories: Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Sculpture and Watercolor. Awards will be given in each medium category. However, participation in any of the museum’s previous shows does not guarantee acceptance.