Saturday, May 29, 2010

Curt Walters Headed to Prix de West in June

Master Artist Curt Walters will make his 14th appearance at Prix de West, the annual art exposition and sale held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The show starts on Friday, June 11 and runs through September 6, 2010.
Walters will show four pieces while there. This year he is including New Garden Hollyhocks (28" x 22"), Winter's Eloquent Solitude (40" x 60"), A Memorable Cast (36" x 36") and the beautiful Guilding the Altar (18" x 14").
He will also deliver a special seminar, "Adventures in Plein Air Painting." It will feature a history of plein air and the artists who have influenced Walters, video and pictures of his artwork and travels, and a "mini" art lesson that covers the vital elements of both studio and on-location painting.
Walters was honored with the coveted Prix de West Award in 2007, and has won 3 Nona Jean Hulsey Buyers' Choice Awards and two Frederic Remington Paintings Awards in Oklahoma since 1997.

The artist was recently the recipient of the first Patron's Choice Award at the Salmagundi Club's American Masters Show in New York City. Quest for the West, at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, declared Walters the Artist of Distinction in 2008. That same year, the Autry National Center in Los Angeles paid tribute with the Trustees' Purchase Award.
In September, Walters will be part of a special show to benefit the new Visitor Center at Mesa Verde, Colorado. Sculptor Veryl Goodnight is also contributing to the show. Goodnight and Walters will be paired next year for The Rendevouz, a two-person show at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
His work is found in museums and public and private collections throughout the world, including the Forbes Magazine Gallery, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the estate of Robert Urich, astronaut Frank Borman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and the Leanin' Tree Museum. His paintings are available at the Trailside Galleries of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming, the Claggett/Rey Gallery in Vail, Colorado, and at his online gallery at

Winter's Eloquent Solitude

(40" x 60")

A Memorable Cast

(36" x 36")

New Garden Hollyhocks

(28" x 22")

Guilding the Altar

(18" x 14")