Press Release: December 13, 2018

The Autry Presents Its 22nd Annual Masters of the American West® Art Exhibition and Sale

Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser Celebrates Premier Western Art and Artists
Saturday, February 9 Through Sunday, March 24, 2019

Los Angeles, CA (December 13, 2018)—Featuring 64 premier Western artists, the Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale opens Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles. This prestigious exhibition and sale showcases paintings and sculptures by nationally recognized artists such as George Carlson, Dennis Doheny, Tammy Garcia, Z. S. Liang, Jeremy Lipking, Tim Solliday, Kevin Red Star, Mian Situ, Curt Walters, and Morgan Weistling. Proceeds from Masters support the Autry’s dynamic educational programs, ongoing collections conservation, and much more.

Artists new to Masters 2019 include Eric Bowman, G. Russell Case, and Howard Post. They will join fellow established artists in this annual exhibition and sale. All of the artwork in the Masters show will remain on view through Sunday, March 24, 2019, during regular museum hours.

“Masters in 2019 continues to expand its footprint in the world of contemporary art of the American West, a place as diverse as the artistic traditions represented throughout its long history,” said Amy Scott, the Autry's Executive Vice President for Research and Interpretation and Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross Curator of Visual Arts. “Masters celebrates these histories through images and narratives that speak to the exceptional environment, cultural past, and dynamic present of the American West.” 

A ticketed opening-day program includes presentations by artists and a luncheon with an awards presentation. The lively event continues into the evening with a cocktail reception and art sale, where patrons and artists alike join in the festivities and approximately 250 fixed-price works are sold through a drawing.

Entrance to the Masters exhibition is included with museum admission; however, tickets are required for the opening-day events. To purchase opening-day tickets, please call 323.495.4391. Pre-registration closes on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. PST. Tickets may be purchased onsite at Registration Guest Services on Saturday, February 9, 2019, while supply lasts.

A special artists’ dinner will be held on Friday, February 8, for event sponsors. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please call Janet Reilly, Director of Special Events, at 323.495.4317. For additional details, visit TheAutry.org/Masters.


About the Autry Museum of the American West
The Autry is a museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West, connecting the past to the present to inspire our shared future. The museum presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs—including lectures, film, theatre, festivals, family events, and music—and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach. The Autry’s collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts includes the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, one of the largest and most significant in the United States.

Museum admission is $14 for adults, $10 for students and seniors 60+, $6 for children ages 3–12, and free for Autry members, veterans, and children age 2 and under. Admission is free on the second Tuesday of every month.

Hours
Museum and Autry Store:
Tuesday–Friday
, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Crossroads West Cafe:
Tuesday–Friday,
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The museum, store, and cafe are closed on Mondays. Visit TheAutry.org for more information.