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2017 Heart of the West Live Auction From Bozeman, Montana on August 12th

The Second Annual Heart of the West Live Auction is presented for live bidding on Saturday August 12th, 2017. Up for auction is a fabulous offering of over 100 lots of contemporary and Western art. Live bidding on the catalog items kicks off at 4PM Mountain time with full live bidding online and at the event. This is all part of a weekend event that gives Western art lovers a unique opportunity to meet and talk to their favorite artists while enjoying food, drinks, demonstrations and educational presentations. Attendees inevitably connect and bond over a shared love of fine art while supporting local, regional and national artists.

Featured at Lot 11 is the painting entitled “Sharing” by Colin Alexander. It show a beautiful bear sharing with a small bird. Opening for bidding at only $500 this is described as follows:

Artwork size: 20″ x 24″ | Frame: 26″ X 30″ | Medium: Oil | Artist’s description: “It was fun watching this guy laying in the snow feeding on a small morsel of an Elk carcass. He was ok with sharing some of the small bits and pieces with the Magpies, but not everybody got this privilege. The Ravens, although they kept trying, didn’t have a chance.” | Exhibiting in Bozeman August 10-12 in booth #47

Lot 38 is a stunning painting of a Native American child entitled “With A Heavy Heart”. This work by Kim Randleas is a great buy opening for auction at only $400. The full catalog description is:

Artwork size: 20″ x 16″ | Frame: 25.5″ x 21.5″ | Medium: Oil | Artist’s description: “Several rows of cowrie shells and multi-colored beads embellish a young Native American girl’s buckskin dress. With the full sun just hitting her cheek, she looks strong and confident despite her age, yet a steady focus could suggest something is weighing heavily on her mind. Certain children seem susceptible to taking on the weight of the world. For the highly sensitive child, feeling deeply is sometimes too much to bare. We may become heartbroken ourselves as we feel compassion for this child. But as Thich Naht Hanh said “Look at flowers, butterflies, trees, and children with the eyes of compassion. Compassion will change your life and make it wonderful.”” | Exhibiting in Bozeman August 10-12 in booth #20

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.

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