The Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Annual Exhibition and Art Sale celebrates the beauty and spirit of the West online, March 27 – July 26.
The Briscoe Western Art Museum traditionally hosts the country’s premier Western artists and collectors in San Antonio to celebrate Western art during its annual Night of Artists Exhibition and Art Sale. But this year, it’s taking the largest Western art auction in Texas — and one of the largest in the world — online.
The museum is making nearly 300 new works of painting, sculpture, and mixed media by 80 of the country’s leading contemporary Western artists available online for everyone to enjoy. If you’re looking to expand, or start, a Western art collection, you can shop the sale online — viewing the full catalog and online gallery — and use the Briscoe’s absentee service to bid on pieces.
The absentee bidding service is open now through March 26. Successful buyers will be notified on March 27. Any remaining unsold artwork will be available for purchase through the close of the exhibition, July 26.
The museum will be unveiling virtual tours through its website and social media channels, @BriscoeMuseum, so you can tour the Night of Artists exhibition.
“Night of Artists is a premier showcase of emerging and well-renowned contemporary Western artists,” said Michael Duchemin, president and CEO of the Briscoe Western Art Museum. “Taking the exhibition and sale online shows that the opportunity to celebrate the beauty and impact of the rich stories shared through Western art isn’t limited to gathering in person. The caliber of these works shines in any environment. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Briscoe again as soon as conditions make it possible. Until then, art enthusiasts can join us online and participate in this remarkable exhibition and sale.”
The wide range of artworks and artist genres included in Night of Artists reflects the vastness of the great American West. From scenic landscapes, inspired Native Americans, and classic cowboys to stunning wildlife and detailed portraiture, Night of Artists includes something for every art enthusiast. Featured artists include Teresa Elliott, Martin Grelle, George Hallmark, Z.S. Liang, Mark Maggiori, Jan Mapes, Stefan Savides, Billy Schenck, Michael Ome Untiedt, and Kim Wiggins.
Notable new artists participating in this 19th year of Night of Artists include William Alther, Bruce Cheever, Todd Conner, William Haskell, Joe Orland Sr., Walter Matia, Mark McKenna, Paul Moore, Chad Poppleton, Jason Rich, Mian Situ and Ezra Tucker. The list of all participating artists is available online.
Night of Artists serves as a fundraiser, benefiting the Briscoe’s exhibitions and educational programs and mission of preserving and presenting the art, history, and culture of the American West. The museum’s 14 galleries feature art and artifacts related to a broad concept of the American West, including paintings, sculpture, Native American art, Spanish and Mexican colonial era art, Western folk art, artifacts, and photography.
During these challenging times, the Briscoe thanks its sponsors and welcomes and encourages the community to help keep the stories of the American West alive by making an online donation.
For more information, visit the museum online, and follow them on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @BriscoeMuseum.
Images courtesy Briscoe Western Art Museum.