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The Coeur d'Alene Art Auction 2018

I don't make it a secret that this weekend is one of my favorites of the art year.  While I love going to Scottsdale to escape the cold north, and Jackson Hole is always gorgeous, the quality of art presented by the Coeur d'Alene Art Auction makes an art nerd like myself smile.  Then again, if you know me, it doesn't take much to make me smile.  Saturday, July 28th at Noon at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV, the 33rd annual Coeur d'Alene Art Auction kicks off, and all eyes in the Western art world will focus on Troy Black and the 322 lots being sold to the highest bidder.  There's a reason the Wall Street Journal says, "it's the nation's biggest and most successful auction of Western art."  Because I'm a sports nut, I like to call it the Super Bowl of Western art auctions.  The 2018 sale doesn't disappoint as Mike, Stu and Pete, the three partners of the Coeur d'Alene Art Auction, offer everything they've become known for over…

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