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November 8th-12th, 2017


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Saturday, May 13th, 2:00pm

Boulder Creek RV Resort

Lone Pine, CA

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Death Valley '49ers Invitational Western Art Show

Thursday through Sunday during the Encampment 

 Artists interested in participating in the Art Show please contact Kimberly Wilson at artshow@deathvalley49ers.org


Set up
Wednesday, November 11th after 4:30 P.M. at Furnace Creek Ranch on the lawn South of the pool.

Thursday, November 12th, 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Friday, November 13th, 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Saturday, November 14th, 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Sunday, November 15th, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. (noon)

Competition Voting
Vote for your favorite artwork in each category.

Thursday, November 12th, 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Friday, November 13th, 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Awards Ceremony
Awards presented at the Artist Breakfast Saturday, November 14th, Furnace Creek Wrangler Buffet.

Oil, Watercolor, Sculpture, Mixed Media, and Acrylic

1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons are awarded to each of the five categories as well as the Studio Art competition based on voting done by fellow Death Valley ‘49ers. The coveted Sid Burns Award for Artists’ Artist and the best First-Time Artist will be presented. The William Rushing Best of Show Award is presented to the artist with the best piece of artwork in the show.

Art Activites and Auctions

Artist Quick Draw and Auction
Each of the Quick Draw Artists are challenged to complete a masterpiece in only 45 minutes. Nevada's own auctioneer, Ski Censke auctions the artwork. Proceeds benefit Death Valley ’49ers Educational Programs.  Volunteer helpers welcome!
People's Composite and Auction
Come on down and become a Western Artist for thirty minutes or so. Add your brushstrokes to a piece of art begun by one of our artists who will also add finishing touches before it is auctioned off Saturday. The completed piece of artwork will be auctioned Saturday morning at the Artists Breakfast.  Everyone is welcome!
Artists Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast and conversation with the artists who create your favorite works of art.
Death Valley '49ers Art Show Auction and Award Ceremony
Find out if the art you voted for won the competition as the winners are announced in each of the five categories, and see Studio Art competition artwork and judging. The completed Artists’ Composite, two Peoples Composite paintings and the Studio Art competition will be auctioned. Proceeds benefit Death Valley ‘49ers Educational Programs. The coveted Sid Burns Award for Artists’ Artist and the award for the best First-Time Artist will be presented. Auctioneer Ski Censke will MC. Encampment musicians will entertain. Everyone is welcome!