Press Release: January 16, 2020

The Autry Presents Its 23rd Annual Masters Art Exhibition and Sale

Eric Bowman, Cumulus Major (detail), oil 30x30 in.

Fundraiser Celebrates Premier Western Art and Artists
Saturday, February 8, Through Sunday, March 22, 2020

Los Angeles, CA (January 16, 2020)— Featuring 64 premier Western artists, the Masters of the American West® Art Exhibition and Sale opens Saturday, February 8, 2020, 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 CarlsonG. Russell CaseTammy GarciaLogan Maxwell HagegeMark MaggioriBilly Schenck, and Mian Situ. Proceeds from Masters supports the Campaign for the Autry, which helps provide essential support for the Autry’s educational programs, innovative exhibitions, and over 100 public events annually.

This year welcomes returning Masters artists Bill AntonMichael Coleman, and Kyle Polzin, and newcomers Autumn Borts-Medlock, Steve Kestrel, and Grant Redden. They will join fellow established artists in this annual exhibition and sale. All of the artwork in the Masters show will remain on view and available for purchase through Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Masters 2020 offers a glimpse into the ever-vibrant and dynamic world of Western American art,” said Amy Scott, the Autry's Executive Vice President for Research and Interpretation and Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross Curator of Visual Arts. “A range of stylistic traditions, from realism to impressionism and abstraction, now sit comfortably side by side. From classic frontier stories to contemporary Native visions, Masters embraces a widening array of artists that together celebrate both the history and contemporary beauty of the West.”

Entrance to the Masters exhibition is included with museum admission; however, tickets are required for the opening-weekend events. Masters weekend begins with the Artists’ Dinner and exhibition preview on Friday, February 7 for event sponsors and VIP Weekend Ticket Buyers. The evening includes a cocktail reception, exhibition preview, dinner, and a new Buy It Now opportunity for Miniatures. All Miniatures are available on a first-come, first-served basis from 6:00–9:00 p.m. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please call Janet Reilly, Director of Special Events, at 323.495.4317. For additional details, visit TheAutry.org/Masters.

Saturday daytime events include presentations by renowned Masters artists Kim Wiggins and Billy Schenck, a luncheon, and the awards presentation. The lively event continues in the evening with an art sale, where approximately 250 fixed-price works are sold through a random drawing. The night concludes with food and live music at the after-sale soirée.

To purchase opening-weekend tickets, please visit TheAutry.org/Masters or call 323.495.4391. Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.