Over one hundred and twenty works of art on exhibit selected by the jury from over 500 submissions. With this being the most anticipated show of the season, we are holding our opening reception May 16th, from 6:00-8:00 PM. We will have an official welcome with Mayor John Engen at 6:30 PM, followed by the awards ceremony at 7:00 PM.
Awards include: Best of Show, Most Original Interpretation, Best Contemporary Western, Best Traditional Western, Best Figurative, Best Landscape, and Best Critter.
Sponsors include: Big Sky Journal, Southwest Art, Art of the West, Western Art Collector, Western Art and Architecture, Gamblin Artist Colors, And Jack Richeson & Co.
View the entire exhibition.
WINNERS OF ICONS OF THE WEST 2014:
Dana Gallery Best of Show: Kim Zarney “Winter Meadow”
Dana Gallery Most Original Interpretation of the Theme: Jack Dempsey Boyd “Manifest Destiny”
Southwest Art Award of Excellence: David Mensing “And Yet”
Best Figurative – Art of the West Award of Excellence: JaNeil Anderson “Eye to Eye”
Best Contemporary Western – Big Sky Journal Award of Excellence Thom Ross “A Short Walk into History”
Best Traditional Western – Western Art and Architecture: Bruce Pierce “Crossing Them Over”
Best Critter Jack Richeson Award of Excellence - Rox Corbett “The Sweet Spot”
Gamblin Artist Colors Award of Excellence: Tabby Ivy “The Golden Hour, Flathead River”
Jack Richeson Award of Excellence: Stephanie Frostad “Drift Study II”
Western Art Collector Award of Excellence: Michael Blessing "Camping at Gumbo Flats"
Dana Gallery Award —Best New Young Gun: Anthony Yazzie “For Their/They're Skins”
Merila Award of Excellence: David Wilson "Longing"
Schauff Award of Excellence: Tim Joyner “Buffalo Story”