AAC Issue 6

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Western Art Collector #6

February 2008

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Collecting Navajo Rugs

This brief history of Navajo weavings will help collectors sort out the most common terms and give a head start in how to collect these fascinating examples of Native American art. By Dr. Mark Sublette

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Gary Ernest Smith

Rural life-from the ground up

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Jim Knauf

Abstracting the west

122

Jei Wei Zhou

This boy’s life

128

William Scott Jennings

Sublime new visions

138

Krystii Melaine

Western history and wildlife

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Joe Beeler

A lifelong friendship

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Craig Tennant

Mountain solitude

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Texas Art Gallery’s Party and Auction



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Great American West Exhibition and Sale



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Howard Terpning Generates Lines in Tucson



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Gallery Grand Opening



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40th Annual C.M. Russell Art Auction



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Pacific Galleries Great Falls Western



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E. W. “Bill”



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Don Crowley

Family Rituals

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The Savvy Collector’s Preview Guide to Western Art Coming Available for



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Forrest Fenn

Teepee Smoke: A New Look into the Life and Works of Joseph Henry Sharp Part 5: The Indians of the Northern Plains compelled Joseph Henry Sharp to move to Crow Agency, Montana in 1905, but by 1908 Sharp was ready to settle in Taos and it was there Taos Society of Artists was founded.

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A Life Lived the Beauty Way

The opening of Ray Swanson’s Retrospective Exhibition at the Phippen Museum includes 50 of Swanson’s paintings from his entire career as well as a replica of his studio that will become a permanent part of the museum.

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Soaring to New Heights

Wildlife artists are drawn to the majestic spirit of the eagle. By John O’Hern

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Zhuo S. Liang’s Cultural Revolution

John Geraghty draws attention to artists who are producing contemporary masterpieces. By John Geraghty

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Collecting Carl Rungius

The Curator of the National Wildlife Museum of Wildlife Art examines the work of Rungius during the middle period of his career, between 1910-1930, when he branched out to tackle diverse subjects, and continued to hone his skills as a wildlife painter. By Adam Harris PhD

Galleries in this Issue



Kenneth M. Freeman & Bonnie A. Adams Studio

Kenneth M. Freeman & Bonnie A. Adams Studio

AZ

Larry Fanning Studios

Larry Fanning Studios

AZ





Scottsdale Art Auction

Scottsdale Art Auction

AZ

Settlers West Galleries

Settlers West Galleries

AZ



Journeys West Gallery

Journeys West Gallery

CA

Claggettt Rey Gallery

Claggettt Rey Gallery

CO




The Meyer East Gallery

The Meyer East Gallery

NM





the Briscoe Western Art Museum

the Briscoe Western Art Museum

TX

Mountain Trails Gallery

Mountain Trails Gallery

UT


Jackson Hole Art Auction

Jackson Hole Art Auction

WY

Mountain Trails Gallery

Mountain Trails Gallery

WY

West Lives On Gallery

West Lives On Gallery

WY