Masters of the American West®

Saturday, February 11–March 26, 2017

The Autry’s Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale is considered the country’s premier Western art show. Each year, 75 nationally recognized, contemporary Western artists challenge themselves to create and exhibit their very best work. Stylistically and thematically diverse, their works represent the extraordinary range of subject matter that contemporary, historic, and mythic Western experiences inspire.

Exhibition Hours

The exhibition is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Autry is closed Mondays.

Artist Application Information

How to Apply to Masters

Thank you for your interest in the Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale.

A few new artists are added to Masters every year by the selection committee. The deadline for applying to Masters 2017 has passed.

To apply for the 2018 Masters, please submit the following items by April 1, 2017. The review process will be completed by June 1, 2017, and all applicants will be notified.

To apply to the 2018 Masters, please send the following:

  • Five or six color JPG image files on a CD (1000px on a long side, 72 dpi, RGB)
  • Exhibition and awards history
  • A brief biography

E-mailed applications will NOT be accepted.

Please send submissions to:

Brenda Litzinger
Exhibitions Coordinator
Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

For further inquiries, please contact Brenda Litzinger.