Walters Wins Buyer’s Choice at Prix de West, 2011

Master Artist Curt Walters has received the Nona Jean Hulsey Buyers’ Choice Award for his painting “Enigmatic Long House.”

The painting was part of the Prix de West Art Exposition and Sale at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Ok on June 11th.

Walters accepted his award after receiving a full three-minute standing ovation. This is Walters’ fourth Buyers’ Choice Award from Prix de West; his first came in 1998, during his first year with the show. Walters won the Prix de West Purchase Award in 2007 with “Spring’s Caprice,” which now hangs among the museum’s permanent collection. In 2004 and 2005, the artist had an unprecedented back-to-back win of the Frederic Remington Painting Award.

Walters has also taken home Patrons’ Choice awards from Masters of the American West at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, American Masters at The Salmagundi Club in New York City, and from Artists of America in Denver.

Enigmatic Long House,” a 36″x36″ oil on canvas, was painted on location during an artists outing to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. This special visit was put together by sculptor Veryl Goodnight, allowing the gathered artists access to areas of Mesa Verde’s ancient ruins that are typically off-limits to the public.

Walters and Goodnight were recently paired up during the Rendezvous two-person show at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK. Rendezvous runs through July 10, 2011.

This December, Nedra Metteucci at Forbes Galleries will present Walters and John & Terri Moyers in a special three-person show in New York. Contact Nedra Matteucci Galleries at 505.982.4631.