Liu, Night Walk, oil on linen 16x 20

Works remain on sale until Sept. 5

BIG HORN, Wyo. (August 18, 2016) This past weekend The Brinton Museum hosted its first Bighorn Rendezvous Art Show & Sale on the Quarter Circle A Ranch, featuring 46 artists, 168 works for sale, plus a quick draw and auction.

The Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists, along with nine guest artists, came from ten states, and hundreds of collectors attended, including the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artist’s Buckle Club members. Works not yet purchased remain on exhibit at The Brinton Museum until sold, or September 5, whichever comes first. Interested collectors may contact The Brinton Museum to learn more.

“The show was a great success,” said Ken Schuster, director and chief curator of The Brinton Museum. “We were delighted by the artists and the high caliber of their works.” Eight artists received awards from the Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists, and The Brinton Museum in partnership with Fine Arts Connoisseur awarded a Best of Show:

Fine Arts Connoisseur Best of Show

  • Huihan Liu, (Kensington, CA), oil on linen, 16×20, Night Walk

Northwest Rendezvous Presidents Awards

  • Painting: Carolyn Anderson, (Havre, MT), oil, 16×20, Summer Sun
  • Sculpture: Rosetta, (Loveland, CO), bronze, 11x19x7.5, Breaking Trail

Northwest Rendezvous Best of Show Award

  • Josh Elliot, (Helena, MT), oil, 32×35, Ten Sleep Clapping
  • Josh Elliot, oil, 20×24, Crazy Mountain Spring
  • Josh Elliot, oil, 12×12, High Above the Colorado
  • Josh Elliot, oil, 9×12, Missouri River Matinee

Founder’s Awards of Merit

  • George Bumann, (Yellowstone Park, WY), bronze, 22×8.5×19.5, Vigilance
  • Matt Smith, (Scottsdale, AZ), oil, 20×24, String Lake
  • Robert Lemler, (Phoenix, AZ ), oil on canvas, 30×40, Sunset on the Kenai Mountains
  • Jim Morgan, (Mendon, UT ), oil on linen, 18×24, Rabbit Brush
  • Ralph Oberg, (Montrose, CO), oil on mounted linen, 30×24, Tangle Creek Falls

Joe Halko Heritage Award