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Thomas Blackshear II, “Wild West Show,” oil on canvas, 31 x 41 in. James R. Parks Trustees’ Purchase Award

Earlier this month, Fine Art Today announced that the Autry was presenting its 22nd Annual “Masters of the American West” Art Exhibition and Sale, which takes place through March 24, 2019, at the Autry Museum of the American West (Los Angeles, CA).

The 2019 “Masters of the American West” award winners include:

James R. Parks Trustees’ Purchase Award
Given in recognition of the work designated for purchase by the Autry Museum Board of Trustees: Thomas Blackshear II, “Wild West Show” (shown at top)

George Carlson, “Marsh Hawk,” oil on linen, 42 x 38 in. Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting. Plus, George Carlson was awarded the Gene Autry Memorial Award for best body of three or more works.

Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting
Given in recognition of exceptional artistic merit: George Carlson, “Marsh Hawk”

The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Award for Sculpture
Given in recognition of exceptional artistic merit: Richard Greeves, “Escape from the Predators”

Watercolor Award, Sponsored by Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross
Given in recognition of exceptional artistic merit: Dean L. Mitchell, “Walls of Zion”

Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award, Sponsored by Jodie and James Rea
Given in recognition of exceptional artistic merit: Tim Shinabarger, “Lined Out and Leaving”

Don B. Huntley Spirit of the West Award
Given in recognition of the most outstanding work in cowboy subject matter: Mark Maggiori, “Purple Haze”

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JoAnn Peralta, “Spanish Shawl II,” oil, 26 x 36 in. Artists’ Choice Award. Shown in photo with her model Maria.

Artists’ Choice Award, Sponsored by Mona and Frank Mapel
Given in recognition of the work most popular with artists participating in the exhibition and sale: JoAnn Peralta, “Spanish Shawl II”

Gene Autry Memorial Award
Given in recognition of the most outstanding presentation of three or more works: George Carlson

John J. Geraghty Award, Sponsored by The Bohlin Co.
Established by the Autry Museum Board of Trustees to recognize an individual for his or her advancement of contemporary Western art: William Acheff

Patrons’ Choice Award
Given in recognition of the work most popular with patrons of the exhibition and sale: Terri Kelly Moyers, “Historic Patterns”

For more information about “Masters of the American West,” visit theautry.org.


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