By Alan Sorensen
The work of two Havre artists will be featured in auction at the 32nd C.M. Russell Auction and Art Show at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls March 15-18.
Carolyn Anderson will have an oil painting at auction both Friday and Saturday nights. One of the largest original graphite drawings Don Greytak has ever done will be on the auction block Friday night.
Anderson and Greytak have become regulars at the auctions, which is an honor bestowed through adjudication.
Anderson has been in every just about every auction for the last 20 years, she said. Last year, she won both the Jurors' Choice Award and the Artists' Choice Award, the first time in the Russell show history that one artist won both awards at the same time.
One of her paintings for auction this year is titled "Murphy," the portrait of a Helena man, and the other is titled "Sasha in Winter," a woman in a scarf and winter coat. Both are 20 by 16 oils.
Greytak's selection for auction is an original he titled "Settled down."
"I'd say it's just the typical Montana big sky, whatever that means," Greytak said. "I don't have any prints (of Settled down'), so there will be no prints available."
Other Greytak, whose work is featured at Kathy Shirilla's Old Library Gallery in Havre, will have other pieces on sale in room 189 at the Heritage Inn.
Anderson will have other work set up in exhibit room 111 at Heritage Inn. This will be a rare opportunity for area residents to view and purchase Anderson's work because the galleries that exhibit her work are in Aspen, Colo., Scottsdale, Ariz., and Taos, N.M.
Anderson was featured in the January/February 2000 issue of The Art of the West magazine.