Don’t miss the chance to own rare pieces of art by renowned Texas artists—they’ll all be auctioned during Preserve Granbury’s Party on the Peak on Saturday, Oct. 6.







The auction will feature a bronze sculpture entitled “Welcome Aboard,” by legendary local cowboy Dan Coates and a Post-Modern Western painting entitled “Working Girl,” by Granbury’s own Mike Tabor.

Dan was a beloved local community leader and rancher who brought his life’s passions, like trail riding, to life in his artwork. Mike is a third-generation Texas rancher and cowboy who works in Hood County. He was recognized by Southwest Art as their 2005  “artist to watch.”

This year’s auction also features a glass sculpture by Granbury’s Cynthia James. She creates one-of-a-kind museum-quality art glass jewelry and sculptures at Artèfactz, her studio, gallery, and shop. Working in dichroic glass, moldable precious metal clay, and found objects, Cynthia creates works of art for your home and art you can wear.

This year’s auction includes an original 48-inch by 24-inch oil painting on canvas entitled “Ready to Rope” by national award-winning artist Sharon Markwardt. Sharon’s work has been inin Southwest Art and Art of the West magazines.

The auction will also feature “As Beauty Does,” a watercolor by Granbury artist Barbara Sutton. She grew up in West Texas and studied art at McMurry University in Abilene with a scholarship from the American Watercolor Society.

Auction proceeds will benefit local historic preservation efforts and projects. Make your reservations today! Click on the invitation on Preserve Granbury’s home page for more information at