The Phippen Museum is thrilled to present a retrospective exhibition to honor an artist who has consecutively won awards at the Phippen Western Art Show from 2007 – 2022 in multiple categories. Wei studied Chinese art technique, the European masters, and western art which culminates in his singular method of combining paints and inks on paper. Join the Phippen as we celebrate Wei Tai with works on display from the artist’s collection.
Training by Wei Tai
The Phippen Museum will be hosting a student art exhibit featuring artists from the Don Rantz Pastel Workshop. The pastel workshop is held every Tuesday and Wednesday on the Lower Level Gallery and Classroom of the museum. Some of Rantz’s students have been painting under his guidance for numerous years. Many of the students began with absolutely no experience in pastels, and others with no experience in art, just a desire to learn. Students love the excitement of working with pastel’s vibrant color, learning a variety of skills and sharing their progress with fellow students. Don Rantz has a unique approach to instruction which creates an atmosphere of success for each student. Paintings in the exhibit include a wide variety of personal expression and subject matter, including landscape, figure, portrait, animal, floral or still life.
Pastel work by the Phippen Museum art instructor Don Rantz is titled Ruth Ann.
The Hitchcock Foundation Collection
In the Lower-Level Gallery
Beginning November 19th, 2023
The Hitchcock Foundation and the Phippen Museum proudly announce a collaboration aimed at enriching public access to art in our community. This unique partnership brings forth a curated collection of captivating artwork, uniting the Foundation’s commitment to provide a repository for the collection with the Museum’s dedication to preserving and showcasing artistic excellence in western art. This special exhibition is now on display in our Lower Level Gallery until March 3rd, 2024, when the Arizona Pastel Artist Association’s 8th Annual Exhibition opens . However, the collection will return on May 5th, 2024.
You won’t want to miss this special personal collection of Ed Hitchcock’s western art, a portion of which was previously located at the Lobo Ranch in Paulden, AZ.
To learn more about the Lobo Ranch and The Hitchcock Foundation, click here.
Lobo Ranch Roping, oil, Joe Beeler CA