Dan Young, the 2018 featured artist at the Western Art Show.
From its humble beginnings 25 years ago, Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale has grown to become one of the nation’s largest curated Western art shows and one of largest fundraisers for the National Western Scholarship Trust, part of Denver, Colorado’s National Western Stock Show.
Dr. Steven Kick, who has chaired the Coors Western Art & Sale Advisory Committee for three years, states, “The mission of the Coors Western Art Show remains true to its roots: providing scholarships to students in agribusiness, veterinary and human medicine that helps create a future for our Western culture through the next generation. The art in the show reflects the western spirit of our nation’s heritage.”
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Dan Young has been named the 2018 featured artist of the 25th Annual Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale. Young’s painting The Super Moon on the Colorado will be the signature work for the 2018 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, and thereafter will reside in the National Western’s permanent collection. The Super Moon on the Colorado will also be available for sale as a poster, and can be purchased at the 2018 Coors Show or online at CoorsWesternArt.com.
The 25th Anniversary Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale opens Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, with the Red Carpet Gala Reception. This year the show has moved to a new day due to the New Year’s Holiday. The exhibit features 60 contemporary realists from North America and Europe who capture the western way of life.
Young is a painter located in Silt, who has been in the Coors Western Art Show for 16 years. A Denver native, he says his outdoor upbringing in the Rocky Mountains was a strong influence on his artwork.
New artists to the 2018 Coors Western Art Show are Doug Andelin, Rudy DeRam, Anne-Marie Kornachuk, Joseph McGurl, Brad Overton, Joe Paquet, and Kate Starling. Also look for 13 exciting emerging artists at the Young Guns Reception on Thursday, Dec. 14 – an art opening and social event for patrons 40 and under. Artwork in both shows can be previewed online at coorswesternart.com.
The Coors Western Art Show raises money for the National Western Scholarship Trust, which provides financial support to 80-plus college students studying medicine, agriculture, veterinary medicine and now art and art education. Last spring, the National Western Scholarship Trust added a scholarship to include art and art education students.
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