Magazine article Southwest Art

Western Art Show

Magazine article Southwest Art

Western Art Show

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Mountain Oyster Club, November 19

DECADES AGO, a group of six men working in the livestock industry founded the Mountain Oyster Club as a way to foster a community of cowboys, ranchers, and horse racers in Tucson, AZ. Today, the club celebrates its heritage with its 48th annual Western Art Show, which opens on Sunday, November 19, and includes approximately 400 paintings and sculptures. The show kicks off with an invitation-only preview event for artists and patrons on Saturday evening. On Sunday, the club hosts a ticketed sale with purchasers' names drawn at 5:30 p.m.

True to its cowboy heritage, the show has always focused largely on traditional western imagery, says Karen Young, the club's art committee chairperson. Subject matter includes animals, cowboys, ranch scenes, and Native Americans. But the show has grown over the years. "We've expanded to include more contemporary work and have featured many more landscapes and portraits than before," Young says. Both established and emerging artists from the United States and Canada entered more than 1,600 pieces to be juried into the show. "We are proud to have showcased both artists of national renown and emerging artists," Young says. "It's the perfect show for the first-time buyer and the serious western art collector alike because there is so much variety and the pieces are the highest quality."

Young says the committee keeps an eye on the art scene for emerging artists they invite to participate alongside a core of 85 honorary artist members. …

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