May 28-30, 2016
The Phippen Museum is once again making preparations for what promises to be another outstanding presentation of fine art at their 42nd Annual Western Art Show & Sale (May 28th – 30th, 2016). A Memorial Day weekend tradition on Prescott, Arizona's historic courthouse plaza, this extremely popular art event not only attracts art enthusiasts, Western collectors and tourists from far and wide, it also draws some of the nation's most talented artists.
In fact, many of today's most well-known Western artists got their start as juried participants in the Phippen show, creating artwork in oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, pastel, sculpture and drawing. And although this annual juried show features well established artists, up-and-comers who create 'Art of the American West' will also be well represented. So not only will guests see some of the greatest examples of Western art in America today, they will also be able to meet participating artists in an informal, outdoor setting and purchase pieces directly from the masters.
And with the successful Miniature Masterpiece Show and Sale and a live art auction, there are many special events to keep attendees entertained and involved, including the extremely popular Quick Draw events, the fun-filled Denim to Diamonds Gala with a live art auction, a public artist award ceremony and free admission to the museum all weekend long.
Opening its doors in 1984, the museum was named after inspirational Western sculptor and painter, George Phippen. He was a co-founder and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America and, after his untimely passing at the age of 50, a group of his friends and family believed an institution devoted to American Western art should be established in his memory. And more than thirty years later, the Phippen Museum proudly continues its ongoing mission to present museum quality Western art for the enjoyment of visitors from all across the nation and abroad.
For additional information on this event, or to make reservations for the Gala, please contact the museum at (928)778.1385. And if you are an artist interested in applying to our 2016 show, just CLICK HERE to download a jury application.
And in addition to all the fun and activity downtown, free admission is offered to the museum during the Memorial weekend show and sale.
The Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers at the Phippen Museum would like to recognize all the artists, sponsors, visitors and outstanding community partners who make this special art event possible. Thank you for your generous support and dedication.
And special thanks to our outstanding 2016 sponsors for their generosity and community support.
Gift In-Kind Sponsors