World’s premier art show hosts finest contemporary Western artists in the nation.

OKLAHOMA CITYThe National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is pleased to announce its 46th Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale, June 8 – 9, 2018. The annual exhibition offers more than 300 paintings and sculptures by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation.

Prix de West, the most anticipated event in the Western art world, features works ranging from historical subject matter that reflects the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic artistic expressions. Landscapes, wildlife art, and illustrative scenes are showcased in the world-class exhibition. Works remain on display and available for purchase through August 5, 2018.

New this year, Prix de West welcomes renowned artist Robert Griffing. Guest artists include Joel Johnson and Benjamin Wu.

“Our 46th annual Prix de West exhibition and sale is both a visual and social showcase of how the Museum celebrates the American West through incredible art,” said Museum President and CEO Natalie Shirley. “It is our honor to host famed principal artists along with their paintings and sculptures of the highest quality found in today’s studios, galleries, and museums.”

Prix de West Opening Weekend events include seminars, artist demonstrations, a live auction, master art classes, receptions, awards, an art sale, and a trunk show at The Museum Store. Reservations are required for most Prix de West Opening Weekend events; to make reservations, see a full schedule, or arrange a bid by proxy, visit

About the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum  

Nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located only six miles northeast of downtown Oklahoma City in the Adventure District at the junction of Interstates 44 and 35, the state’s exciting Adventure Road corridor. The Museum offers annual memberships beginning at just $40. For more information, visit For high-resolution images related to the National Cowboy Museum or this exhibition, visit