Artists with Western Pa. ties a hit at Los Angeles art show
Artists with ties to Pennsylvania have experienced success at the country's premier Western art show.
The Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center of the American West in Los Angeles features 79 nationally recognized artists whose works were commissioned specifically for show and sale.
John Fawcett of Abbottstown, Adams County, won the Autry National Center Award for Watercolor for his piece “The Horse Chasers.” Fawcett sold “The Horse Chasers” for $9,500 and another piece, “Night Watch” for $3,000.
Robert Griffing of Gibsonia sold his “The Introduction” for $110,000. The 40-inch-by-60-inch piece is based on a letter written by Miss Anne Powell during her visit to Fort Niagara in May 1785, which details her experience meeting “a chief of distinction.”
Griffing set the introduction in a dinner scene with dramatic lighting, the chief standing and taking the hand of the seated woman as others look on.
Griffing also sold his “Defined by His Ancestors” for $6,000. John Buxton of Allison Park sold his piece “Libation Time” for $4,500. Dean Mitchell, who was born in Pittsburgh, sold “Rainbow” for $3,500.
The show is on view through March 16.
Rachel Weaver is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Art Review: ‘Jay Knapp: 10 Years’ at Box Heart Gallery
- ‘Pittsburgh Biennial’ expands to 2 galleries
- Painting becomes 3-D version, piece by piece for Westmoreland Museum