Heart of the West - "2017 Bozeman Fine Art Auction" - August 12th
After establishing success as art show event coordinators during the annual Western Art Week in Great Falls, MT from 2010-2014, Western Masters moved on to organizing a new show at a different venue and time of year: the Heart of the West Show at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Idaho. It took place over three days during the third weekend of August 20-22, 2015, with Quick Draws and a live art auction on Saturday the 22nd.
Over 60 juried artists and galleries, including many previous Western Masters participants, exhibited their work in hotel rooms that had been emptied of furniture, creating a studio setting. This format gives collectors and artists a unique opportunity to form connections and friendships while surrounded by other art aficionados. A live auction in the afternoon on Saturday, Aug. 22 offered 125 lots of contemporary and consigned artwork, kicked off by a Quick Draw artists’ demonstration to benefit a local cause.