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MARCH 2018

The Wild West on the Arizona Stage (1901-1911) with Tom Collins & Karen Churchill
Saturday, March 10th at 1PM
In this entertaining presentation, Tom Collins and his acting partner, Karen Churchill, bring to life the good old stage westerns that preceded and inspired the silent movie westerns and even some of the talkies. From The Cowboy and the Lady to The Squaw Man, these colorful melodramas created iconic American character types: the courageous ranch woman, the villainous cattle rustler, the soiled dove, and the heroic cowboy. The narrative is lavishly illustrated with photos of vintage theatre posters, actors, and scenes from the plays.

Celebrities, Artists...and Good Places to Drink with Lisa Schnebly-Heidinger
Saturday, March 17th at 1PM
Arizona has always been a geographical muse for writers, artists and composers, as well as a getaway for the rich and famous. In this talk, learn about some of the people who have had adventures, weddings and unusual experiences here, while also learning about some of the places they lifted a glass, and why you might want to follow their example.

Cowpokes, Crooks & Cactus: Arizona in the Movies with Gregory McNamee
Saturday, March 31st at 1PM
Tyrone Power, Andy Devine, Katy Jurado, Steve McQueen and, of course, John Wayne. From the earliest days of film, Arizona has been the setting and subject of hundreds of films. Some, like Junior Bonner and Red River, are considered classics; others, such as Billy Jack and Evolution, surely less so. And in this entertaining presentation, Gregory McNamee, will take an in depth look at the Grand Canyon state on the silver screen.

APRIL 2018

Basic Painting for All Levels with Gretchen Lopez
Saturday & Sunday, April 7th-8th from 10AM to 4PM
Recommended ages: 15 and older * Limited class size – call for reservation
Materials required * Cost $150
This two-day workshop is perfect for the beginning student or experienced painter who wishes to expand their skills. We will introduce the students to the basics of starting a painting, along with getting to know your brushes and mixing color from a limited palette.
Students will work from a still life the first day, then from photo reference on the second day, but are welcome to bring their own reference material. Lots of Instructor demonstrations and one-on-one provided!

Introduction to Representational Sculpture – The Figure with Neal McEwen
Saturday & Sunday, April 14-15 from 10AM to 4PM
Recommended ages: 15 and older * Limited class size – call for reservation
Materials Required * Cost $75
This class is an introduction to clay sculpture. Topics include, assembly of bases, a proven system for constructing an armature that ensures correct anatomical dimensions, and practice in sculpting the skeletal and muscular structure. Emphasis is placed on the application of hands-on technique to realize an accurate sculpture.

Cochise & Bascom: How the Apache Wars Began with Doug Hocking
Saturday, April 21st at 1PM
In 1861, Lieutenant George Bascom congronted Chiricahua Apache leader Cochise, demanding the return of the abducted boy, Felix Ward (aka. Mickey Free). The epic 14-day affair saw 70 soldiers, who were surrounded by 500 Apaches, rescued by the timely intervention of the cavalry and how the whole thing ended in bloodshed, with hostages slain on both sides. This program explores all the circumstances that led to this violent confrontation and how blame came to rest on the Lieutenant.

MAY 2018

15th Annual Miniature Masterpiece Show & Sale
May 1st through May 28th
More than 60 successful and established western artists will present small works of art for sale by draw at fixed prices to benefit the Phippen Museum. Artwork will be on display at the museum throughout the month of May. Collectors will be able to place an intent-to-purchase either in person or online, so make plans to visit the museum and enjoy these works by some of the West's most renowned artists; then make an offer on these reasonably priced pieces of museum quality fine art.
Sale by Draw will be held on Monday, May 30th at 11AM.

PAWS (Phippen Award Winners); Small Works To Go Exhibition & Sale
May 5th through June 3rd
This exhibition and sales event is created with both new and experienced Western art collectors in mind. Featuring paintings and sculptures by award-winning artists from our past 3 Western Art Shows, this presentation allows buyers to leave with their art at any time during the  show. Unsold pieces will remain on display and available for purchase throughtout this event.

44th ANNUAL PHIPPEN MUSEUM WESTERN ART SHOW & SALE
May 26th, 27th & 28th
Arizona's premiere outdoor western art show and sale is held over Memorial Day weekend on the historic courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott. It features over 90 juried, Western artists from all across the nation. Weekend events include Quick Draw challenges, live art auctions, and much more.

JUNE 2018

Summer Wine at the Phippen
Saturday, June 9th from 2– 4PM
$10 per person; Reservations required at (928)778-1385
Join us as we kick off summer with a delightful new program featuring a special presentation by Master Docent, Marsha Painton. Partake in light wine libation and some delicious appetizers while Marsha recounts the remarkable story of Cynthia Ann Parker: Indian Captive and Frontier Legend.
On May 18, 1836, 9-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was snatched from her family's Texas compound by the Comanche. She is arguably the most famous Indian captive in American frontier history. But what do we really know? What is fact and what is myth?

Rafting on the Colorado with Brad Newman
Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at 1PM
Join us for an afternoon of fun and laughter as local celebrity, musician and Executive Director of Yavapai Exceptional Industries, Brad Newman, regales museum members and visitors with tales of his excursions in Arizona. Specifically, Newman will recount in detail his adventures rafting on the Colorado and traveling through the Grand Canyon, one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. In addition to his other talents, Brad has also worked on the mighty Colorado as a boatman for Canyon River Discovery.

Introduction to Plein-Air Drawing with Steve Atkinson
Saturday & Sunday, June 23rd-24th from 10AM – 4PM
Recommended ages: 15 and older * Limited class size – call for reservation
Materials Required * Cost $150
Let's start drawing. Bring your sketchbook, and join award-winning artist Steve Atkinson in the best classroom on earth ... the great outdoors. Whether you are a beginning artist or have been drawing your whole life, Steve will guide you through the fun process of achieving rewarding results.

JULY 2018

Arizona's Wild Myths and Legends with Jim Turner
Saturday, July 21st at 1PM
Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and John Wayne: what do these famous characters have in common? They are not who we think they are because of the legends that have grown up around them. From the 1860's dime novels to the books, movies, and television shows, writers have altered, exaggerated and sometimes lied about these folk heroes. In "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," the editor says, "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." We will examine how the legends grew and how they impact how we view the past, act in the present, and build the future.

Basic Painting for All Levels with Gretchen Lopez
Saturday & Sunday, July 29th & 30th from10AM to 4PM
Recommended ages: 15 and older * Limited class size – call for reservation
Materials required * Cost $150
This two-day workshop is perfect for the beginning student or experienced painter who wishes to expand their skills. We will introduce the students to the basics of starting a painting, along with getting to know your brushes and mixing color from a limited palette.
Students will work from a still life the first day, then from photo reference on the second day, but are welcome to bring their own reference material. Lots of Instructor demonstrations and one-on-one provided!

AUGUST 2018

5TH ANNUAL HOLD YOUR HORSES! SHOW & SALE
in the Marley Gallery
August 4th to September 23rd, 2018
Members' Preview & Opening Reception on August 5th at 5:30 pm
Horse lovers, art enthusiasts and Western art collectors will all be enthralled with the Phippen Museum's exhibition and sale, Hold Your Horses! In tribute to the horse, that powerful, loyal and hardworking companion of all mankind, and in the same tradition as classic Western artists of the past, please join the museum as they present this very special invitational exhibition and sale offering artwork focused entirely on the horse.

Summer Wine at the Phippen
Saturday, August 11th, 2018 from 2– 4PM
$10 per person; Reservations required at (928)778-1385
Join us in the celebration of summer with a delightful program featuring a special presentation by award-winning photographer and Phippen Docent, Joe Webster. Partake in a light wine libations and some delicious appetizers while Joe shares his remarkable photographs while regaling guests with stories of America's "Mother Road" Route 66.

SEPTEMBER 2018

12th Annual Fall Gathering
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 5:30PM

Specters of the Past: Arizona's Ghost Towns with Jay Mark
Saturday, September 22nd at 1PM
The promise of unimagined riches is what brought many of the earliest colonizers to the Arizona Territory. Following the trail to the discovery of the mother lode, they built, then dismantled and finally abandoned communities when mines played out – leaving behind tantalizing clues of difficult hardships. Some towns survived like Bisbee, Jerome, Tombstone and Oatman. Most disappeared, gradually becoming absorbed back into the desert from which they arose. This presentation explores more than a decade of historian Jay Mark's journeys to these fascinating ghost places, along with their stories – long-forgotten places like Charleston, Contention City, Mowry, Fairbank, Gleeson and Congress. Join us for a repeat of this previously "sold-out" presentation.

OCTOBER 2018

THIRD THURSDAY DINNER & A PROGRAM
Where Biography Meets Historical Fiction: Sedona Schnebly with Lisa Schnebly-Heidinger
Saturday, September 22nd at 1PM
After doing her first interview with one of Sedona's daughters, 35 years passed before the final page of this biography was written. This is the journal her great-granddaughter wishes she had found in the family archives. Hear passages from the manuscript and how family stories were handled; as well as the cultural and family research process that plays a part in crafting a historically accurate biography.

Sharlot Hall with Jody Drake
Saturday, October 27th at 1PM

*PLEASE NOTE: There is a 15% fee for cancellations up to 1 week before paid programming; no refunds are given after that time. 

(All refunds will be dispersed by check.)