Butler County Times Gazette
  • Area artists featured in national auction

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  • Works by nationally recognized area artists Jim Clements, Peter Johnson and Rod Seel will be featured in the Coutts Museum National Art Auction July 21. Two paintings by Clements, five paintings by Johnson and three photographs by Seel are included in the auction.
     The second annual Coutts Museum Art Auction will be held at the Coutts Museum of Art in El Dorado, KS, Saturday, July 21, from 6 pm to 9 pm.  This live auction is also running concurrently online at www.proxibid.com/coutts. Bids may be made online prior to the auction, as well as during the live auction. The auction is in conjunction with PaintAmerica Association, a national nonprofit organization to support artists and the visual arts. Proceeds will be a benefit for the ongoing operations of each of these arts organizations.
     “This is a major national art auction, with consigned pieces from many of the top classic and contemporary representative artists in the country,” stated Rod Seel, executive director of the museum. “This is an excellent opportunity to purchase highly collectible works of art at a great price. Every piece in the sale is a high quality work, from a well-known, award-winning artist.”
     The auction includes several dozen works of art. Some of the other artists featured in the auction include Christopher Groves, Tony Eubanks, Joseph M. Orr, Ralph Oberg, Brian Blood, Reid Christie, Phil Starke, John Pototschnik, Glen Edwards, Don Weller, and many others. The complete catalog may be viewed online at www.proxibid.com/coutts
     "I'm excited about bringing this level of quality work to auction in the Midwest,” said Seel. “Previously, buyers would need to go to Santa Fe, or Scottsdale, or Jackson Hole for this level of auction.”
     The Coutts Museum of Art, located in downtown El Dorado, Kansas is a regional art museum that houses over 1,500 works of art in a historic classic revival building. The collection includes traditional, contemporary, European, western and local Kansas art.
     

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