The Briscoe Corrals BEST OF CONTEMPORARY WEST this Week with 20th Anniversary of NIGHT of ARTISTS
The Briscoe ’s 20th Anniversary of Night of Artists has bidding paddles poised and ready from Australia to Santa Fe as they present over 250 new works from 75 of today’s BEST OF THE BEST WESTERN Contemporary artists from around the world. Open now, Night of Artists unfolds through a first-ever hybrid format. This, the museum’s signature event, sparked the Briscoe’s creation and has grown into one of the largest Western Art Auction and Sales in the world. Artists and collectors from all walks of life and all corners of the globe gather to revel in hundreds of fantastic new works as varied as the rich colors of the West itself.
Artists and Their Stories
Each artist with their own unique story, trade and technique shares a love and fascination with the stories and spirit of the West. From former Parisian rockstar turned Western artist superstar Mark Maggiori, with his romanticized paintings of the West to Ezra Tucker and his iconic wildlife paintings to his narrative works depicting subjects such as William Robinson, the historic black Pony Express rider to Ron Ukrainetz and his authentic depictions of Native American culture through his perfected polychromatic engravings. Contemporary Western art allows artists to tell the true stories of how the West was settled through a modern-day lens. Night of Artists offers something for every art collector and enthusiast to enjoy. And the exhibition will soon be open to the public!
A New Hybrid Format
To mark the 20th anniversary of the event that sparked the museum’s creation, the Briscoe Western Art Museum is expanding its signature exhibition and sale to create a hybrid format. One of the premier Western Art events in the world is now in-person and online, allowing everyone to view and participate in the museum’s Night of Artists 2021 Exhibition and Sale. Night of Artists includes the viewing and sale of more than 250 new works of painting, sculpture and mixed media by 75 of today’s leading contemporary Western artists.
Featured artists include Logan Maxwell Hagege, Martin Grelle, Billy Schenck, Mark Maggiori, Kim Wiggins, George Hallmark, Michael Ome Untiedt, Teresa Elliott, Paul Rhymer, Stefan Savides, Mary Ross Ruchholz and C. Michael Dudash.
Open now, the Night of Artists Online Art Auction concludes during the event’s Grand Live Auction at 10 p.m. on March 27, which will be livestreamed to registered bidders. Night of Artists then continues as a public exhibition and sale March 28 – May 9 at the Briscoe and online. Bid registration in the Online Art Auction and the Grand Live Auction is free. The Grand Live Auction includes online and in-person bidding, phone, mobile app and absentee bidding.
“Expanding the event online provides a larger platform to showcase the beauty and impact of the rich stories illustrated through Western art. We look forward to sharing it with everyone,” said Michael Duchemin, President and CEO of the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
Night of Artists serves as the primary fundraiser for the museum, benefiting the Briscoe’s full array of exhibitions, engagement and educational programs throughout the year.
Opening March 28, the Fixed-Price Sale features works not previously sold through auction. Available at a price set by the artist, these limited remaining works may be purchased online or in person.