Awards & Honors

AWARDS

2017:

Jackie L. Coles Buyers' Choice Award, Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City [Compilation of the Gods, 70" x 60"]

2014:

Desert Caballeros Western Museum Lifetime Achievement Award, Wickenburg, Arizona

2013:

Fredrick Remington Award, Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City [First Touch of Winter28" x 54"] Nona Jean Hulsey Buyer’s Choice Award, Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City [First Touch of Winter28" x 54"]

2012:

Henry Farny Award, Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, IN [Temple Bar 28" x 28"] Patron's Choice Award, Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, IN [Crystal Rain 40" x 60"]

2011:

Nona Jean Hulsey Buyer’s Choice Award, Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City [Enigmatic Longhouse 36" x 36"] Best Oil Painting, The West Select, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix [Sun: Shadow: Wind 40" x 50"] Kieckhefer Best of Show Award, The West Select, Phoenix [Sun: Shadow: Wind 40" x 50"]

2010:

Patron’s Choice Award, American Masters, Salmagundi Club, New York [Overture to Twilight 28" x 22"] Henry Farny Painting Award, Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, IN [The Arborist's Reward 28" x 28"]

2008:

James R. Parks Trustee’s Purchase Award, Masters of the American West, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles [Splendid Turmoil 54" x 84"] Artist of Distinction Award, Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis [Winter’s Dance of Light 36" x 36". Award included a one-man show in 2009 at Eiteljorg Musuem]

2007:

Prix de West Purchase Award, Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City [Spring’s Caprice 36" x 36"] Nona Jean Hulsey Buyer’s Choice Award, Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City [Ra’s Domain 60" x 96"] Victor Higgins Work of Distinction Award, Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis [September Afternoon at Lake O’Hara 36" x 36"] Buyer’s Choice Award, Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis [September Afternoon at Lake O’Hara 36" x 36"] Named one of “Eight True Masters.”  By Art of the West Magazine. Nov/Dec 2007 issue.

2006:

Best Overall Presentation Award, Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis [La Plata Thunder 40" x 60"] Best Overall Presentation Award, Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis [A Diviner Air 36" x 28"] Persimmon Hill Associates Purchase, Small Works Great Wonders, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City [Snow Flurries Over North Rim 16" x 12". Gifted to National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum]

2005:

Fredrick Remington Award, Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City [Rio Grande Reflections 48" x 48"]

2004:

Fredrick Remington Award, Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City [Apache Walls 48" x 72"]

2003:

Commissioned by Grand Canyon Trust to paint “John Wesley Powell Award” for Hon. Bruce Babbitt, Former Secretary of the Interior, Phoenix [painting gifted to Bruce Babbitt]

2002:

Buyer’s Choice Award, Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City [Grandeur Besieged 50" x 80"]

2001:

Named Honorary Board Member of Grand Canyon Foundation, Flagstaff, Arizona

1999:

Patron’s Choice Award, Masters of the American West, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles [Canyon Sinuosity 40" x 50"]

1998:

Buyer’s Choice Award, Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City [Winter Grandeur Revealed 40" x 60"] Patron’s Choice Award, Artists of America, Denver Rotary Club [Ethereal Magic of Lauterbrunnen 40" x 60"]

1995:

First Place, Best Arizona Program, Kachina Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. [“Painting the Grand Canyon,” 1994 S.A.C. lecture] First Place, Best Southwest Division Program, Kachina Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. [“Painting the Grand Canyon,” 1994 S.A.C lecture]

1994:

Commissioned by Grand Canyon Trust, in honor of Grand Canyon National Park 75th Anniversary [National Treasure 30" x 60". Painting gifted to GCNP]

1987:

“Curt Walters Avenue” named in the Nor Este Subdivision, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1977:

John F. & Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Award for Excellence in Painting and Drawing, Arizona

1976:

Oil Purchase Prize, New Mexico State Fair [Winter’s Light on Taos Mountain 20" x 30"] Second Place, Oil Competition, New Mexico State Fair [Canyon Symphony 36" x 48"]

1970:

Grand Champion Winner, San Juan County Fair, New Mexico [Road in My Dreams 48" x 24"]  

OTHER HONORS:

2017: Named "King of the Canyon" by Art of the West Magazine, March 2016: "Curt Walters: A Retrospective", Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona, June 2011: "40 Prominent People" Southwest Art, April 2010: Rendezvous Artists' Retrospective Exhibition & Art Sale, Gilcrease, Museum of the Americas, Tulsa OK 2009: "Moments & Monuments: The Plein Air and Studio Paintings of Curt Walters" Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis 2008 "Curt Walters Conquers the Grand Canyon" Southwest Art 2007: "Master of the Grand Canyon" Wildlife Art 2007: Chosen as one of “Eight TRUE Masters” Art of the West Magazine. Nov/Dec 2003: Chosen to paint Powell Award, given by Grand Canyon Trust for Hon. Bruce Babbitt, Former Secretary of the Interior, Phoenix 2001: Named Honorary Board of Grand Canyon Foundation, Flagstaff, Arizona 1997: Declared "Greatest Living Grand Canyon Artist" Art of the West Magazine 1994: Chosen to paint Grand Canyon for 75th rededication ceremonies by Grand Canyon Trust, Grand Canyon National Park 1987: Recognition for contribution to the Arts in New Mexico: “Curt Walters Court” named in the Nor Este Subdivision, Albuquerque 1977: John F. & Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Award, Private Scholarship, Arizona