Actor and artist Buck Taylor among new artists to participate in this year’s Small Works, Great Wonders® Art Sale

Unique art sale features contemporary and traditional works by many acclaimed artists at affordable prices

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is excited to announce actor and artist Buck Taylor will participate in 14th annual Small Works, Great Wonders Art Sale November 8, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Featuring smaller-scale works of art by renowned artists, Small Works, Great Wonders gives both established and beginning art collectors the opportunity to acquire fine works at an affordable price.                          

Taylor is both an accomplished actor and painter, best known for his roles as deputy Newly O’Brien on Gunsmoke and Turkey Creek Jack Johnson in Tombstone. He grew up on movie sets, watching his father, actor Dub Taylor, star alongside Western heroes like John Wayne and Tex Ritter. For more than 50 years, Taylor has built a career as a Western character icon, most recently on the Paramount Network’s Yellowstone, and has also helped promote the Western way of life through his paintings between movie roles. He was inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum‘s Hall of Great Western Performers in 2006, is a multi-Western Heritage Award Winner and is also honored in the Texas Walk of Fame and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and has a star in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Taylor has created two pieces for the Small Works, Great Wonders art sale.

Boasting a roster of more than 100 artists from 23 states, as well as Canada and France, Small Works, Great Wonders offers paintings and sculpture in an array of styles, representing the full spectrum from traditional Western to contemporary pieces. Works by several established Prix de West artists will be featured, as will works by 21 first-time Small Works, Great Wonders participants. And, given the smaller dimensions required of the artwork, attendees can expect smaller price points.

“Small Works, Great Wonders is such a fantastic art event for so many reasons, especially for those who are new to collecting or are purchasing their first work of fine art,” said Museum President & CEO Natalie Shirley. “With such a wide array of styles, all available at a more affordable price, Small Works, Great Wonders truly has something for everyone.”

Another unique aspect of Small Works, Great Wonders is the opportunity for individuals to take purchased artwork home the night of the sale. With the holidays approaching, purchasers can leave with artwork in hand should they wish to display their new acquisition for holiday guests or give artwork as a gift.

To view art available in this year’s sale, visit the catalog at

The Small Works, Great Wonders event will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Artwork will go on display November 2; all unsold art will remain on display at the Museum and available for purchase through December 1, 2019. The evening of the sale, the Museum Store will host a Holiday Open House from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., which will include several trunk shows and the Museum’s own Michael Grauer, Curator of Cowboy Collections/ McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture, signing copies of his new book, Making a Hand – The Art of H.D. Bugbee.

Tickets are $65 for Museum members and $75 for the general admission. Reservations are suggested and can be made at or by calling the Museum at (405) 478-2250 ext. 218. Proxy bidding for the fixed-price sale is available by contacting Trent Riley at (405) 478-2250 ext. 251.