Visions of the West Weekend | September 23 &24

Art Untamed is the first night of the contemporary western artists showcase. The goal of Art Untamed is to highlight the works of five masters of contemporary western art and to raise money not only for the artists themselves but also for The Bryan Museum’s educational programs and exhibitions. Your ticket includes an artist talk, a fixed-price intent to purchase drawing, hosted cocktail reception, live music and gourmet hors d’ouevres.

Artist Talk: Featuring Nocona Burgess
Hosted by Ken Wise, Host of Wise About Texas Podcast
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Join artist and member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma for a special and intimate talk about his art, his famous ancestor and the history of the Comanche.

Burgess is the son of a former tribal chief and the great-great-grandson of one of the most revered Native American leaders – Chief Quanah Parker.


Auction & Cocktail Reception
8 to 9:00 p.m.

The fixed price auction drawing features works by Nocona Burgess, Nancy Bush, Ricardo Robles, Mary Baxter and Dina Gregory. Purchases of Art Untamed artwork support not only the artists but The Bryan’s educational programs and exhibitions.

Fixed Price Auction Drawings

*A portion of the final sales amount includes a buyers premium charge which is considered a donation to the Museum and is tax deductible.

Quanah Parker – Racial Profile, acrylic on canvas, 24” x 30”, $5,940
Llano Estacado Kwanada, acrylic on canvas, 24” x 36”, $6,072
Evening Plains, Oil on canvas, 18” x 24”, $3,720
Dirty Money, Oil on canvas, 16” x20”, $2,400
The Glow, Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”, $7,080
Eclipse, Oil on linen, 24” x 36” , $14,520
First Snow, Rociada, Oil on linen, 36” x 40”, $21,480
Lifting Fog, Oil on linen, 24”x 30”, $12,720
Treasures in the Llano, 11” x 14”, pastel, $1,320
Fields of Gold, 9”x12”, pastel, $780
Fiesta Cactus, 12” x 18”, pastel  $2,160
Two Towers, oil on canvas, 28”x28”  $5,400
Abandoned Loading Dock, Marfa, 2014, acrylic on polyfiber, 36”x32”, $6,960

Phone Bids

To place a phone bid for our Visions of The West Live Auction please contact Bill Poplin at 409-497-4614 or at All phone bids must be placed by 5:00pm on Thursday, September 22nd.  


All shipping costs will be at the purchaser’s expense and coordinated through: Pack-n-Send, 6214 Beverly hill St. Houston, TX 77057 (713) 266-1450 OR UPS Galveston 6341 Stewart Rd Galveston, TX 77551 (409) 741-1400. If you are interested in an item prior to the live auction and would like an estimated shipping cost please contact Pack-n-Send or UPS directly with your contact information and interested lots. Once payment has cleared, the purchaser must contact Pack-n-Send or UPS directly to coordinate all shipping details within one week of the sale.

Payment Terms

All payments, credit card required, will be processed at the end of the auction. By placing a phone bid you are fully accepting all financial responsibilities, including but not limited to the final bid price, the 20% buyer’s premium, associated taxes, shipping, etc. for your winning item. The Bryan Museum is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code; 76-0470234.

Visions of the West Live Auction
Hosted by Live Auctioneers
Saturday. September 24
Preview 1 p.m. | Auction 2 p.m.
The Bryan Museum, Conservatory

The Visions of the West auction includes items from the Visions of the West exhibition on view from September 3 through September 18 and additional items including saddles, western memorabilia, silver, western art and artifacts. Online bidding begins September 3 through Live Auctioneers. The online portal to the auction can be found here. Tickets to the Visions of the West Auction weekend include Friday night’s Art Untamed: Night of Contemporary Art and the Live Auction on Saturday.