Awards & Honors

AWARDS

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