Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale

Awards 2020

Masters Best of Show Award, Sponsored by the Renken Family
For exceptional artistic merit
Kyle Polzin, Buckin’ at the County Fair

James R. Parks Trustees’ Purchase Award
For the work designated for the Autry Museum’s permanent collection
Tony Abeyta, New Formations        

Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting, Sponsored by Lois R. Rice
For exceptional artistic merit
Daniel W. Pinkham, Winter’s Snow Melt

The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Award for Sculpture
For exceptional artistic merit
Mick Doellinger, American Icon—Bison Mask     

Bob Kuhn Wildlife Award, Sponsored by Jodie and James Rea
For exceptional artistic merit
Steve Kestrel, Ghost of the Rockies / Fragment

Stories of the West Award, Sponsored by Susan and Frank Countner
For the best work of narrative art
Kim Wiggins, Fleeing Hell’s Fury—Range Fire

Artists’ Choice Award, Sponsored by Tally and Bill Mingst
For the work most popular with Masters artists
Len Chmiel, As the Details Emerge

Patrons’ Choice Award, Sponsored by Mary Beth and W. Richard West, Jr.
For the work most popular with patrons of Masters
Mark Maggiori, Heaven’s Gate

Gene Autry Memorial Award, Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross
For the most outstanding presentation of three or more works
Terri Kelly Moyers

John J. Geraghty Award, Sponsored by The Bohlin Co.
Established by the Autry Museum Board of Trustees to recognize an individual for his or her advancement of contemporary Western art
Lois R. Rice