Curt Walters takes three new works to Oklahoma for the 2014 Prix de West Show and Sale at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
The 41st annual Prix de West art show is fast approaching, and Sedona, Arizona, artist Curt Walters is ready. Prix de West, a staple of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, will run from June 13 - August 3, 2014.
Walters, now in his seventeenth year with the show, will display three pieces. Gathos Reawakening, a 48" x 72" Oil on Linen Canvas captures the light breaking after an early December storm as it bathes Zoroaster temple complex, as seen from Yaki Point. The name for this grouping of temples derives from ancient Persian mythology. Curt said "The song-like quality of the light and the rhythmic shadow patterns across the temples made me think of the ancient philosophy of Zoroaster, which focused on the spiritual battle between opposing forces, symbolized though the contrast of light and dark."
The Desert Caballeros Western Museum awarded their first Lifetime Achievement Award to Arizona artist Curt Walters. The event, held on January 18th, was a smashing success.
More than 200 guests attended the special evening. Nearly half were from out of town, with fans travelling from as far away as Montana, Michigan, and even Ohio. At points during the night, space was limited to standing room only.