Heart of the West Art Show and Auction
The Heart of the West Art Show & Auction returns to the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn August 10-12, 2017 with over 50 premier artists from all over the country exhibiting new paintings and sculptures in booths throughout the venue’s convention space. Zoot Art Gallery, located at the Zoot Enterprises campus in Four Corners, will renew its major sponsorship of the show. Live artist demonstration “Quick Finishes” on the Friday and Saturday of the show will benefit the Museum of the Rockies, followed by an exciting live auction of more than 100 lots of fine art of the American West.
In 2016 the auction had a 87% sale rate with total sales of about $147,000, most of which went to living, working artists.
“As artists ourselves, my mom and I have always found these in-person shows are essential to getting our work exposed to new areas and communities, and I felt that Bozeman was overdue for a major fine art show of this kind. The community response to the August 2016 show was super encouraging,” says show director Morgan Cawdrey. Cawdrey runs this family business with guidance from his father Steve Cawdrey and artist mother Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey.
Part of Zoot’s sponsorship will include displaying a preview of the juried auction artwork from June 29 – Aug. 8, open to public viewing from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday with an opening reception from 5 – 7 p.m. June 29 and major closing reception Aug. 8, 5 – 7 p.m. with live music, hors d’oeuvres and artist demonstrations. "The Zoot Art Gallery is honored to be a sponsor of the Heart of the West for the second year,” says Darcy Barry, Marketing Operations Manager at Zoot.
“The show and auction bring together an incredible pool of talented Western artists and give attendees the chance to see all of the works of art in one place. For art collectors and enthusiasts, this event is not to be missed."