The third annual Western Art & Wine Auction brought oenophiles and art lovers together on a hot Thursday evening under a shady tent to sip, socialize and snack.
The evening began with director Clint Gilchrist’s recognition of authors whose literary works appear in the 2019 Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal as well as the editorial team and segued into live and silent auctions on the lawn of the Museum of the Mountain Man.
Sales of donated items for auctions benefit the Museum of the Mountain Man’s upcoming programs. Generous bidders dressed in blue jeans and buckskins competed with guest auctioneer to take home the quality baskets of wine, paintings, prints, handmade fur-trade era goods and jewelry. The top-selling artwork at $2,600 was the original oil painting “Silent War Cries” by Elizabeth Robbins that appeared on this year’s cover of the Western Art & Wine Auction catalogue.