20 Aug Cotton, Brent
Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 14th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from some of the country’s biggest names in Western art. Meet Quest for the West® artist Brent Cotton.
Born 1972 in Blackfoot, Idaho; lives in Stevensville, Montana
BRENT COTTON is an award winning, nationally recognized artist who prefers to paint in the Tonalist/Luminist style made popular in the late 1800s. He seeks to create works that evoke a mood, and have a timeless quality. His work can be found in many private and corporate collections throughout the country.
An avid outdoorsman, Brent can often be found standing in one of the local rivers with a fly rod in his hand or on the oars of his drift boat. The close proximity to some amazing blue ribbon trout streams is one of the many reasons he and his family make their home in the Bitterroot valley of Montana. This passion has led Brent to focus on sporting art, particularly fly-fishing as a common theme in his work.
He is represented by several galleries across the nation and participates in some of the most prestigious museum exhibitions throughout the year including the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Prix de West.
Notable Awards and Achievements
2012 Northwest Rendezvous Group, Artists’ and People’s Choice Awards
2005 C. M. Russell Art Show & Auction, CEO Award
2003 National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Region 3 and People’s Choice Awards
Huey’s Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Samarah Fine Art, Whitefish, Montana
Trailside Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming