Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Briscoe Western Art Museum presents: Night of Artists 2017 Art Sale and Exhibition

South of Town by Cliff Cavin at JR Mooney Gallery 10"x20" oil $1600 framed

The Briscoe’s Night of Artists 2017 Art Sale and Exhibition is currently underway. 73 Of the country’s most talented contemporary Western artists are exhibiting together through Sunday May 14. This exciting show contains two and three dimensional art by sought after artists like Kim Wiggins and Nancy Bush. This year’s works vary in theme from the San Antonio Missions, to pastoral landscapes, cowboys, Native Americans and raging cattle herds. During the opening weekend events, patrons and artists alike mingled among the art at the Jack Guenther Pavilion. Guests voted for their favorite work while participating in the “Luck of the Draw” art sale. This exciting raffle gave patrons the opportunity to purchase artworks before the general public. Awards were also given for favorite pieces. Gladys Roldan-de-Moras won the 2017 David Crockett Award for Artist Choice for her beautiful rendition of contemporary mission life in her painting Sunday at Mission San Jose. Winner of the Briscoe Museum Purchase Award was newcomer to the show, C. Michael Dudash. His painting The Dressmakers, a stunning 28”x40” oil on linen piece depicting Native American women sewing, will now become part of the museum’s permanent collection.


Mo & Cliff Cavin courtesy of The Briscoe
Western Art Museum & Hiebert Photography
J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art is pleased to carry works by two of the artists included in the Briscoe’s show. Painter Cliff Cavin has several original oil paintings currently in the gallery. The colorful impressionistic landscapes portray the countryside from South Texas to New Mexico. The gallery also offers several Ragan Gennusa giclee reproductions. J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art would like to congratulate them both on a successful show and opening weekend. Cavin sold three out of five works and Gennusa was the Patron’s Choice recipient for Hold on to Your Hats, a 24”x48” oil painting of commanding longhorn cattle. This is the second time Gennusa has won an award at this show. Last year he was the Briscoe Museum Purchase Award winner. Congratulations to Mr. Gennusa and Mr. Cavin.

Ragan Gennusa courtesy of The Briscoe
Western Art Museum & Hiebert Photography
The patrons at Saturday night’s gala were treated to dinner and live music all among the beautiful setting of the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s grounds and sculpture garden. Now, the exhibition may be viewed during usual museum hours. All works unsold during the opening weekend are available for purchase through the duration of the exhibition. The show remains open through May 14. Don’t miss this opportunity to see so many talented Western artists from all over the country. See the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Night of Artist page for more details.

Helotes Hilltop by Cliff Cavin at JR Mooney Gallery 16"x 16" oil $1750 framed


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