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Western Art & Wine Auction. Photo by Museum of the Mountain Man.
Western Art & Wine Auction
The First Annual Western Art & Wine Auction will be held Thursday, July 6th at the Museum of the Mountain Man starting at 6:30PM. The event is a fundraiser for the Museum's educational programs and publications. Absentee bids accepted for those who cannot attend in person.
Western Art & Wine Auction July 6
June 27, 2017

The Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale is launching a new event during 2017 Green River Rendezvous Days. The First Annual Western Art & Wine Auction will be held Thursday, July 6th at the Museum. It will begin right after the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal awards presentation and author signing, which starts at 6:00PM.

Contemporary artists featured include:
Tucker Smith
David Wright
Dave Bell
Genny Albitre
Sue Davis
Kathy Wipfler
Mandy Frank
Maggie Blackwell

In addition, there will be several museum-quality prints of historic artists including:
Charlie Russell
Frank McCarthy
John Clymer
George Catlin
Carl Rungius
Frederic Remington
Karl Bodmer
John Mix Stanley
Alfred Jacob Miller

There will be a live and silent auction. Twenty-one works of art will be auctioned live starting at 6:30PM. Feature artist, Tim Tanner will create an oil painting of a historic trapper similar to the works of Alfred Jacob Miller live during the auction. Tannerís original painting will be auctioned off at the end of the event.

Eleven lots of wine will be auctioned off during the live auction. These select wines include lots from Wyoming wineries including Jackson Hole Winery, Buffalo Jump Winery from Cody, 307 Weston Winery from Sheridan, and liqueur from Koltiska Distillery in Sheridan. California wines include Carolís Vineyard, Diamond Creek, Treana, J. Lohr, Caymus, and Eberle.

All of the art and wine have been donated to the Museum for the event. All proceeds go to support educational programs and publications at the Museum. Auctioneer services are being donated by Dave Stephens.

A catalog of art and wine for the auction can be found on the Museum website, or stop by the Museum in Pinedale to pick up a printed copy. The event is a fundraiser for the Museum, so if you know anyone who loves western art, please pass the news on about this event and send them the link to the art auction catalog:

Buyers who canít attend the live auction are welcome to submit absentee bids any time before noon on July 6, 2017.

For more information about the Art & Wine Auction, contact Sandy Smith, Art Auction Organizer, or Clint Gilchrist, Executive Director of the Museum of the Mountain Man, 307-367-4101, PO Box 909, 700 East Hennick St., Pinedale, WY 82941, or email

The Museum of the Mountain Man was opened in 1990 by the Sublette County Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation. The Museum puts on many educational programs during the year including Living History Day attended by 1,000 fourth grade students from Western Wyoming each May; more than 30 programs during Green River Rendezvous Days each July telling the real story of the mountain men and Plains Indians; and the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journa, an annual peer-reviewed research publication. The Sublette County Historical Society also owns and manages the Sommers Homestead Living History Museum, Lander Trail New Fork River Crossing Historical Park, Trapperís Point Monument, and the Green River Rendezvous Grounds in Daniel.

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