The Briscoe Western Art Museum is proud to present the 14th annual Night of Artists Art Sale & Exhibition. Hosted in the beautiful Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, the exhibition will showcase over 60 of the country’s top Western artists! The Art Sale will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 and will include a cocktail reception, dinner and live entertainment. The Art Sale will be followed by a month-long exhibition from March 29th to April 26th. Please join us for this wonderful Art Sale & Exhibition celebrating Western art and artists!
The Artists' Preview & Dinner includes the presentation of the Briscoe Legacy Award given to an artist whose body of work has left a lasting impact upon the Western art world. This year's recipient is CAA David Halbach. Previous winners include Sandy Scott, Bill Owen, Martin Grelle, Howard Terpning, Clark Hulings, G. Harvey, Kent Ullberg and Ken Carlson. Other show awards include Artist's Choice, Committee's Choice and Patron's Choice.
About David Halbach
A graduate of Fine Arts from the Chouindard Art Institute of Los Angeles in 1954, David first found employment with Walt Disney Studios working on the animated film Lady and the Tramp. While there, his assignment, along with eight other artists, was the Tramp. His goal was to become a successful fine artist, not an animator. So during time off, David pursued this dream.
David turned to teaching art in five school districts of the Los Angeles Unified School System, and with his class demonstrations, looked to art shows and galleries for exposure, which all came about. David participated in shows such as the Annual Phippen Memorials in Prescott, AZ (later to become the prestigious Phippen Museum Show) and Prix de West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then known as the Cowboy Hall of Fame. In 1985, David was invited to become a member of the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America and since then, he has won numerous CAA Gold and Silver medals. He and his wife, Jean, make their home in the mountains of northern California.
Night of Artists marks the largest fundraiser for the Briscoe Museum with a protion of the proceeds supporting the institution. The exhibition coincides with San Antonio's largest annual cultural event, Fiesta, bringing more than 250,000 visitors to the Alamo City each year.
More details to follow. For additional information please contact:
Sarah Stollak, exhibits coordinator, (210) 299-4499 x552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.