Prix de west exhibition

DEFINITION

An annual invitational exhibition hosted in the summer by The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The intention is to showcase the work of the country's finest contemporary western artists. Approximately 300 works of art, by more than 90 artists, are featured in the exhibition, whose artists bring a diversity of styles and subjects that range from historical Western pieces to more contemporary and impressionist works of art. Landscapes, wildlife and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition. Among the awards presented at each show are: 1) The Prix de West Purchase Award, given to a work of art that is purchased by the Museum to enhance its Prix de West art collection. The award includes a medal and $5,000. 2) The Frederic Remington Painting Award, a cash award of $3,000 for exceptional artistic merit, sponsored by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 3)James Earle Fraser Sculpture Award, a cash award of $3,000 for exceptional artistic merit, sponsored by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 4) Express Ranches the Great American Cowboy Award, best portrayal of the American Cowboy, chosen by the museum's Prix de West Committee for exceptional artistic merit. The award includes a medal and $3,000, and is sponsored by Bob and Nedra Funk. 5) The Robert Lougheed Memorial Award, a cash award of $3,000 for the best display of three or more works. The award is chosen by the exhibiting artists and is sponsored by the Robert S. And Grayce B. Kerr Foundation, Inc. 6) Major General and Mrs. Don D. Pittman Wildlife Art Award , a cash award of $3,000 for Exceptional Artistic Merit for a Wildlife Painting of Sculpture. Sponsored by Major General and Mrs. Don D. Pittman 7) The Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyers' Choice Award, a cash award of $3,000 for the most popular work of art as chosen by the patrons attending the opening night of the Prix de West Invitational. Source: The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

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