Jim Wilcox, Spring Zing (detail), oil on linen canvas, 16 x 20 in.

Artist Application Information

How to Apply to Masters 2022

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

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

Artist Applications for the 2022 Masters are now being accepted.

Please email your application and/or questions to ArtistApps@TheAutry.org

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2021. There is no fee to apply.

  •  Applications to Masters of the American West should include: 
    • 5-6 images of current work (note these images are for jurying purposes only. Masters artists create new work each year for the exhibition. 
    • Current exhibition history, cv, and/or biography. 
  • Applications will be reviewed prior to June 1, and acceptance letters send shortly thereafter. 

The 2022 Masters exhibition opens on Saturday, February 12, 2022.