LA Arts: The Autry Presents Its 24th Annual Masters of the American West® Art Sale

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The Autry Museum of the American West  present the first virtual Masters of the American West® Art Exhibition and Sale. Starting Saturday, February 27, see works by over sixty premier Western artists from the comfort of your own home.

 

The exhibition kicks off with the online sale of Miniatures paintings (smaller pieces priced around $800-$8,000) on February 27, and will follow up with the highly anticipated Major Works Art Sale (a fixed-price, random draw for larger works priced between $5,000-$100,000) on Saturday, March 13.


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This prestigious exhibition and sale showcases paintings and sculptures by nationally recognized artists such as George Carlson, G. Russell Case, Tammy Garcia, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Mark Maggiori, Billy Schenck, and Terri Kelly Moyers. This year also welcomes new Masters artists Brett Allen Johnson, Joshua LaRock, and Ed Mell. Proceeds from Masters supports the Autry's diverse exhibitions, public programs, and educational offerings to teachers and schoolchildren.

(L to R) Tammy Garcia, Harvest Time, bronze • Brett Allen Johnson, Last Light on the Red Desert, oil, 36 x 26.

For the first time ever, the exhibition and sale will be available online. All of the artwork in the Masters show will remain on view and available for purchase online through Sunday, April 11, 2021 at TheAutry.org/Masters.

"Masters 2021 is a little different than previous years. The show will be available online, giving everyone a chance to take a glimpse into the ever-vibrant and dynamic world of Western American art," said Amy Scott, the Autry's Executive Vice President for Research and Interpretation and Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross Curator of Visual Arts. "We are excited to share a wide range of Western art styles. From classic frontier stories to contemporary Native visions, Masters embraces a widening array of artists that together celebrate both the history and contemporary beauty of the West."


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Masters Schedule

Wednesday, February 17, 4:00 p.m. PST
Artist Salon With Billy Schenck

Join as Amy Scott, Executive Vice President of Research and Interpretation, engages painter Billy Schenck in a wide-ranging conversation. 

Saturday, February 27, Noon PST
Online Awards Presentation and Virtual Sale of Miniatures Begins

Masters officially opens with an online event and awards presentation on at noon, followed by the virtual sale of Miniatures at 1:00 p.m. PST. The sale of these small-scale paintings is a popular feature among seasoned collectors and newcomers alike. They are available online on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a 25% premium on the pricing which will go towards supporting the Autry. After March 13, Miniature paintings will be available at regular pricing.

(L to R) Kim Wiggins, Wild West Icon, oil, 60 x 40 • Dustin Van Wechel, Rocky Mountain Royalty, oil, 36 x 48. 

Balloting for the Major Works Art Sale (a fixed-price, random draw) also opens on February 27, and will remain available until 5:00 p.m. PST on Thursday, March 11.


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Wednesday, March 3, 4:00 p.m. PST
Masters Artists Conversations Breakout Session — First time Masters Artists
Join us for our Artists Conversations with first time Masters Artists Bret Allen Johnson, Joshua LaRock, and Ed Mell for a breakout session.

Saturday, March 6, Noon PST
Masters Artists Presentation With Special Guests
Watch a surprise guest artist's presentation and a special performance with American Contemporary Ballet, ballerina and choreographer Theresa Farrell, and singer-songwriter Wrabel.

Wednesday, March 10, 4:00 p.m. PST
Masters Artists Conversations Breakout Session — Landscape Impressionists Painters
Our second Artists Conversations breakout session will feature landscape impressionist painters Peter Adams, Len Chmiel, and Daniel W. Pinkham.

Thursday, March 11, 4:00 p.m. PST
Masters Artists Conversations Breakout Session — Sculpture Artists
Join us for a discussion with sculpture artists (to be announced). March 11 is also the last day to submit ballots for the Major Works Art Sale.

Saturday, March 13, 4:00 p.m. PST
Announcement of the Winners of the Major Works Art Sale (A Fixed-Price, Random Draw)


 

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Paintings, sculptures, and mixed media pieces by some of the nation's best Western artists will be sold at the online Major Works Art Sale, a fixed-price, random draw. Please see website for details on how to complete a ballot, which will be available from February 27 until 5:00 p.m. PST on Thursday, March 11.

Due to the fluid nature of the pandemic, the schedule is subject to change.

Visit TheAutry.org/Masters for up-to-date information.

 

About the Autry Museum of the American West

The Autry is dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West, connecting the past to the present to inspire our shared future. The museum presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs—including lectures, film, theatre, festivals, family events, and music—and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach. The Autry's collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts includes the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, one of the largest and most significant of Native American materials in the United States. Visit TheAutry.org to learn about programs, exhibitions, and other online content.

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