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2016 Top Tier Competition

 

Congratulations to Z.S. Liang, who was selected as the winner of the 2015 Top Tier juried competition!
 
Participating artists for 2016 will include William Acheff, Ken Carlson, Michael Coleman, Jenness Cortez, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Z.S. Liang, Bonnie Marris, Mian Situ, and Tucker Smith. A $10,000 cash prize will be awarded to the artist whose work is of significant merit, as determined by a jury.

 

This year's jury will be comprised of the following esteemed museum and private collection curators:

Laura Fry, Curator of Art, Gilcrease Museum 

James H. Nottage, Vice President and Chief Curatorial Officer, Gund Curator of Western Art, History and Culture, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Laura Finlay Smith, The Tia Collection

 

2016 Top Tier Works

Lot 198
(2016)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
The Doll with the Red Dress (2016)
oil on canvas
30 x 22 in
$35,100
Lot 227
(2016)
Ken Carlson (1937–Present)
Contemplating the Odds (2016)
oil on board
28 x 42 in
$40,250
Lot 158
(2016)
Michael Coleman (1946–Present)
Upper Geyser Basin - Steam and Clouds (2016)
oil on linen
21 1/8 x 36 in
$17,550
Lot 199
(2016)
Jenness Cortez (1944–Present)
Home on the Range (2016)
acrylic on mahogany panel
34 x 41 in
$92,000
Lot 194
(2016)
Logan Maxwell Hagege (1980–Present)
Steady They Walk (2016)
oil on linen
20 x 30 in
$32,175
Lot 302
(2016)
Z.S. Liang (1953–Present)
Protectors of the Tribe (2016)
oil on canvas
40 x 56 in
$45,000–$65,000
Lot 156
(2016)
Bonnie Marris (1951–Present)
Family Ties (2016)
oil on canvas
36 x 48 in
$140,400
Lot 301
(2016)
Mian Situ (1953–Present)
Ready for Rendezvous-Wyoming 1835 (2016)
oil on canvas
30 x 40 in
$25,000
Lot 238
(2016)
Tucker Smith (1940–Present)
Vigilance (2016)
oil on canvas
18 x 24 in
$45,000–$55,000