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Distinguished Oklahoma Native to Show at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Prix de West®

Poteet Victory’s collectable and contemporary paintings to display for first time at national art show.

OKLAHOMA CITY — First-time Prix de West artist Poteet Victory will display his work at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s 45th annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale, June 9 – August 6, 2017.

Victory was born and raised in Idabel, Oklahoma, and attended the University of Oklahoma through his junior year when he decided to buy a one-way ticket to Hawaii. There, he mastered silk screening and moved to Dallas to establish his own company, “Divine Designs,” the first T-shirt printing business of its kind. He began printing T-shirts for major record companies and other large corporations such as Frito-Lay and Coca-Cola Co.

Once Victory acquired the resources to pursue his long-time desire to paint, he sold his business and moved to New York City. While pursuing his painting career, Victory had the opportunity to mingle and learn from eminent artists such as Andy Warhol. After more than 30 years of painting, Victory’s work is some of the most in-demand and collectable contemporary Native American art in the world.

“Poteet Victory’s work is among the highest quality found in today’s studios, galleries, and museums,” said Chief Financial Officer and Interim President and CEO Gary Moore. “It is an honor to showcase his work for the first time at the prestigious Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale.”

Prix de West features works ranging from historical subject matter that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic artistic expressions. Landscapes, wildlife art, and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition. Works remain on display and available for purchase through August 6, 2017.
Opening Weekend events include seminars, artist demonstrations, live auction, receptions, awards, art sale, and a trunk show at The Museum Store. Reservations are required for most Prix de West Opening Weekend events; to make reservations, see a full schedule, or arrange a bid by proxy – visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/prixdewest.

About the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located only six miles northeast of downtown Oklahoma City in the Adventure District at the junction of Interstates 44 and 35, the state’s exciting Adventure Road corridor. The Museum offers annual memberships beginning at just $40. For more information, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org. For high-resolution images related to the National Cowboy Museum, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/media-pics.