Originally Published: June 5, 2007 7:49 a.m.
The Daily Courier has created a photo gallery of art from the Phippen Museum's 33rd Annual Western Art Show and Sale. Click here to see the winning art. PRESCOTT – The Phippen Museum concluded the 33rd annual Western Art Show and Sale this past Monday by announcing winners in a number of categories. Phippen Executive Director Kim Villalpondo said this year’s show was the most successful she has seen in her four years with the museum. Artist D. Lee won the quick-draw competition, where participating artists have 45 minutes to sketch a piece that is then auctioned to the public with part of the proceeds going to the museum. Local artist Douglas Miley won the People’s Choice Award, which the public voted for during the event. This was Miley’s second year in a row winning the coveted award. “I feel that’s one of the most significant awards because it’s the people’s choice, not the judges. It’s significant to the artist to have that kind of vote of confidence. It’s saying to the artist your work is noteworthy, publicly. It strikes us,” Miley said. Cowboy artist John Coleman donated a drawing to the Denim to Diamonds Gala Event Saturday night that sold for $8,000. All proceeds will go to the museum. Villalpondo said the live and silent auction and dinner drew 300 attendees. The Memorial Day weekend event usually draws about 10,000 people to the courthouse plaza, she added.