William E. Weiss Purchase Award Winners-Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale
A quick search for "Weiss" in our online collection returns some 800 instances in which the name is used. For us here at the Center of the West, we have just two words for the Weiss family: Thank you. Through their generosity, the collections here at the Center have benefited from exciting acquisitions. In 1960, William E. Weiss donated some 100 Charlie Russell illustrated letters, sketches, and drawings. William D. Weiss (one of the Center's current trustees) presented a gift of 16 works by Edward Borein--pen and ink, watercolor, and etchings. The William E. Weiss Memorial Fund provided monies for purchases in 1995 of colorful Yellowstone prints by John Beauchamp Jr. and William Wilke. "A significant group of bronzes" by Charlie Russell were gifted to the Center in 2005 by the William E. Weiss Foundation. Thanks to the Weiss family for their kind regard for the Center and their passion for western art, the Center has enjoyed the acquisition of some real treasures: Untitled Teton Valley Scene-John Mix Stanley, A Surround of Buffalo by Indians-Alfred Jacob Miller, The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone-W.R. Leigh, and The Buffalo Hunt-Frederic Remington. The list quite literally goes on and on! In this gallery, I've gathered the William E. Weiss Purchase Award Winners from the annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale sponsored by the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Center of the West. This awarded artist's work becomes part of the Center's permanent collection. Not pictured are Gerald Balciar's Beaver Pond (1999), Charles Ringer's Indian Paintbrush (2013) and Taliesin West by Dean Mitchell (2014). Now for the good part: These works are on display at the Center in a new exhibit titled-appropriately-"Showstoppers." Take a look at these images, and you'll see why! Which one is your favorite?
A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Marg2309