Wednesday, July 13, 2011

First Annual Coutts Museum Art Auction

Event date: July 16, 2011

The first annual Coutts Museum Art Auction will be held at the Coutts Museum of Art in El Dorado, KS, this Saturday, July 16, from 6pm to 9pm.  This live auction is also running concurrently online at  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 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 artists featured in the auction include Joseph Orr, Howard Friedland, Susan Blackwood, Jerry Metz, Jay Moore, Eva Van Rijn, Jim Clements, Jack Hetterich, Phil Starke, Neil Patterson, Ralph Oberg and many others. The complete catalog may be viewed online at

"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 work is really high quality. And, buyers who come to the live auction will also be able to tour our recently renovated museum, with several walls of fixed price offerings.”

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 1917 building. The collection includes traditional, contemporary, European, western and local Kansas art.

Contact Person:
Rod Seel, executive director

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