The Heart of the West Art Show and Auction has collected over 120 lots and put them up in an online auction running on January 14th, 2016. This is a new format for them to deliver beautiful pieces by auction to their worldwide audience. Up for auction is a fabulous offering of contemporary and Western art. This is their first online only auction format and will begin at 4PM Mountain Time, from Montana, on Saturday the 14th. Bidders can always leave their maximum bids ahead of the auction and the platform will bid on their behalf.
Their goal is to help artists like build their online profiles and reach thousands of new collectors, while making purchasing art an easy and transparent process for buyers. Heart of the West views online-only timed auctions as a supplement to the physical exhibitions that will keep them running year-round, promoting our artists and building excitement for the shows. This is an exciting launch to their auction offerings and will build the success of artists and value for bidders to new levels.
Highlighted at Lot 17 is a beautiful piece by Brian Astle, named “Arrangement in Blue and Yellow”. The medium is oil and the size is 14”x11”. This depicts an arrangement with flowers and will be a cherished artwork for the winning bidder. In the words of the artist: “Growing up my Grandmother always had yellow roses, and the teacup is one from her very own collection. After she passed, I set out to do a painting in her memory. “ Bidding on this opens at only $500 and there is a photo for viewing in the online catalog.
Lot 63 is an important piece and needs to be seen in the online catalog. This is a painting called “Wild & Free’, from Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey. It depicts a group of beautiful horses and is the type of painting that catches interest of anyone who enters the room. This is a dye on silk that measures 38” by 50”. There is a live video discussing this important piece for viewing along with the photo. The artist shares these words: “These horses were photographed by photographer/friend Susan Papa – I rearranged them and bumped up the color.’. Opening for bidding at $4000, this carries a value of over $13000.
The auction presents a great sculpture near the end of the auction at Lot 115. This is a highly valued limited edition bronze on a black stone base by artist Brenna Tylor. Entitled “Dream Dancer”, this is a museum quality piece opening for bidding at $6000. The size is 33” by 24” by 10” and is described as a “heart of love”. The Dream Dancer is a spirit that reminds us to not only dream, but to set our dreams in motion. This sculpture embodies that belief and inspires people who view this piece and take a moment to reflect and take in the beauty and the meaning. This will be in high demand during the auction and is valued well over $11000.
This auction will feature an excellent team of auctioneers and a great afternoon of buying at auction. All lots are available with photos and descriptions in the online catalog and the auctioneer is happy to answer any questions through email or telephone. Bidders from around the world may register and bid online from any computer or mobile device.