Western Art Week

Western Art Week is an annual visual arts festival held in the city of Great Falls, Montana, every March.wikipedia
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C. M. Russell Museum Complex

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Various events are held during Western Art Week, including the C.M. Russell Museum's "The Russell" art sale, the Western Heritage Artists Association Art Show, the Jay Contway and Friends Art Show, March in Montana (an art show and auction presented by the Coeur d'Alene Art Auction and Manitou Galleries), a Montana version of the Wild Bunch Art Show, and the Western Masters Art Show.
Over time, this evolved into a week-long series of Western art auctions, gallery showings, public exhibitions, and more known as Western Art Week.

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Western Art Week is an annual visual arts festival held in the city of Great Falls, Montana, every March.

Great Falls, Montana

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Western Art Week is an annual visual arts festival held in the city of Great Falls, Montana, every March.

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The focus of the festival is Western art, and the festival is always held the same week as the March 19th birthday of noted Western artist Charles Marion Russell.

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The focus of the festival is Western art, and the festival is always held the same week as the March 19th birthday of noted Western artist Charles Marion Russell.

Frommer's

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The event draws bidders and artists from around the world, and the travel guide Frommer's has called it one of the finest Western auctions in the United States.

Norma Ashby

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The event was built around the C.M. Russell Art Auction, which was founded by local television personality and civic booster Norma Ashby to benefit the C.M. Russell Museum.

Bigfork, Montana

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In 2011, Bigfork, Montana, natives Steve Cawdrey and Pat Hagan co-founded a new art auction, the Western Masters Art Show and Sale, to replace the former event.

Glasgow, Montana

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(Wild Bunch Art Shows are also held in Glasgow, Montana, and Williston, North Dakota.)

Williston, North Dakota

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(Wild Bunch Art Shows are also held in Glasgow, Montana, and Williston, North Dakota.)

Ree Drummond

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Ree Drummond, author of the blog "The Pioneer Woman," was a special speaker at the 2011 Western Art Week and signed copies of her newly released book, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. "The Russell" auction had sales of $1.35 million, and Russell's watercolor, Bronco Buster, sold for $200,000.

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Ree Drummond, author of the blog "The Pioneer Woman," was a special speaker at the 2011 Western Art Week and signed copies of her newly released book, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. "The Russell" auction had sales of $1.35 million, and Russell's watercolor, Bronco Buster, sold for $200,000.

Christie's

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This was below estimates (set at $240,000 to $280,000), but 80 percent higher than what the piece sold for in 2003 when auctioned by Christie's in New York City.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation

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Half the sales from the Western Masters Art Show's "quick finish" event benefited the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Four Seasons Arena

Beginning in 1999, the arena also hosted portions of Western Art Week.