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Prix de West Exhibition & Sale

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Oklahoma City, OK

June 8 – 10, 2017

John Banovich
Quail Hunter - Coopers Hawk, 2017
oil on belgian linen
16 x 20 in
(40.64h x 50.8w cm)

"In the late afternoon sun, the quail covey feels less threatened from predators and feed together in the thick vegetation. Today a patient Coopers Hawk has been decidedly awaiting his opportunity to strike. The alarmed group breaks into flight, exploding into a beautiful arch as they attempt their escape. I wanted to capture the exact moment of alarm and explore indisputable paradox between the beauty and harshness of nature." John Banovich

Press Release

Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111
June 8-10, 2017

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts its prestigious invitational art exhibit of over 300 Western paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation with art seminars, receptions and awards banquet. The exhibiting artists bring a diversity of styles to this prestigious art exhibition. This year marks the Museum’s 45th Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale. Works range from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionist works of art. Landscapes, wildlife and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition. John Banovich will present "Quail Hunter-Cooper's Hawk", oil on belgian linen, 16 x 20 in.  We are honored that "Quail Hunter-Cooper's Hawk" has been chosen as the cover painting on Western Art Collector Magazine's June issue!!!

click to view the 2016 National Cowboy & Western Heritage promotional video