34th Annual Western Art Auction garners $156,660


Calgary – More than 65 traditional western arts pieces, alongside contemporary and modern interpretations of western art, were up for bids at the 34th annual Western Art Auction last night. Hundreds of art enthusiasts gathered to bid on pieces of western themed art from all over the world.


This year, many of the night’s artists participated in the Artist in Action program to raise funds for the Grade 12 Western Art Scholarship. This year’s Artist in Action piece by Michael Blessing was a hit, as he perfectly captured the Old Corral neon sign.


Pieces of art up for auction included flat work, interesting 3D works, a glass and stone sculpture, bronzes and metal works, and a historic piece by Percy Two Gun Plainswoman (1895-1961) titled Chief Crowfoot-Blood.


Thursday’s bids totaled $156,660.


For more information please visit www.westernshowcase.com.


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